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Virus Latency MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Virus Latency
Tree Number(s)
G06.920.900
Unique ID
D017735
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D017735
Annotation
coord with specific virus /‌physiol (IM or NIM)
Scope Note
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.
Entry Term(s)
Viral Latency
Previous Indexing
Virus Activation (1980-1993)
Virus Replication (1968-1993)
See Also
Latent Infection
Virus Activation
Public MeSH Note
94
History Note
94
Date Established
1994/01/01
Date of Entry
1992/12/28
Revision Date
2020/05/27
Virus Latency Preferred
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