adeno-associated virus

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adeno-associated viruses associating with the two larger adenoviruses in the lower left quadrant of the image


adeno-associated virus (plural adeno-associated viruses)

  1. Any of the viruses of the genus Dependoparvovirus that infects primates, but, having no known adverse effects, is a possible vector for therapies.
    • 2003, Curtis A. Machida, Viral Vectors for Gene Therapy: Methods and Protocols, page 201:
      One of the most promising viral vector systems is based on the adeno-associated virus (AAV).


  • AAV (abbreviation)

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