Human Virome

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Semra Öz Mustafa Altındiş


A healthy human body always contains a large number of foreign cells and viruses. The viral component of the human microbiome is called virome. It is the collection of all viruses in humans, viruses that cause acute, permanent or latent infection and including viruses such as endogenous retroviruses integrated into the human genome. It is assumed that viruses are often clinically silent and that they have found an ideal balance to prevent viral persistence and transfer, which would prevent them from responding to them. Some of the new viruses found to be advantageous to the main hosts. Most viruses are not constantly pathogenic and are always harmless, but they can cause different results depending on the health and immunological status of the host. Our knowledge about human virome expands as the studies in this subject increases. Using a new generation of diagnostic methods, analyzing virome within a few hours or even a few minutes from patient samples will provide faster diagnosis, treatment and control of diseases. Viruses and human virome have a very complex structure and need a wide range of studies. In this review; human virome types, where they can be found in the body, and the effects on human health will be discussed.

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ÖZ, Semra; ALTINDIŞ, Mustafa. Human Virome. Journal of Biotechnology and Strategic Health Research, [S.l.], v. 1, p. 44-49, dec. 2017. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 19 aug. 2019.