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Virus Latency

"Virus Latency" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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The ability of a pathogenic virus to lie dormant within a cell (latent infection). In eukaryotes, subsequent activation and viral replication is thought to be caused by extracellular stimulation of cellular transcription factors. Latency in bacteriophage is maintained by the expression of virally encoded repressors.


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This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Virus Latency" by people in this website by year, and whether "Virus Latency" was a major or minor topic of these publications.
Bar chart showing 22 publications over 16 distinct years, with a maximum of 3 publications in 1999
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