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JC Virus MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
JC Virus
Tree Number(s)
B04.280.210.700.615.400
B04.613.204.670.615.400
Unique ID
D007577
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D007577
Annotation
do not confuse with JAMESTOWN CANYON VIRUS see ENCEPHALITIS VIRUS, CALIFORNIA; infection: coordinate IM with POLYOMAVIRUS INFECTIONS (IM) + TUMOR VIRUS INFECTIONS (IM) but consider also LEUKOENCEPHALOPATHY, PROGRESSIVE MULTIFOCAL
Scope Note
A species of POLYOMAVIRUS, originally isolated from the brain of a patient with progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy. The patient's initials J.C. gave the virus its name. Infection is not accompanied by any apparent illness but serious demyelinating disease can appear later, probably following reactivation of latent virus.
Entry Term(s)
Human Polyomavirus JC
JC polyomavirus
John Cunningham Virus
Polyomavirus hominis 2
Polyomavirus, JC
Registry Number
txid10632
Previous Indexing
Papovaviridae (1971-1982)
Polyomaviruses (1971-1982)
Public MeSH Note
2002; see POLYOMAVIRUS HOMINIS 2 1994-2001, see JC VIRUS 1983-93
History Note
2002, 1983-1993
Date Established
1991/01/01
Date of Entry
1982/04/26
Revision Date
2020/08/13
JC Virus Preferred
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