medical Definition of Sindbis virus
- The Sindbis virus, named for the town in Egypt where it was identified 50 years ago, has been found to target and kill tumor cells in mice.
- —Frank D. Roylance, The Chicago Tribune, 15 Feb. 2004
- Recombinant Sindbis viruses and replicons have been useful as vectors for high level foreign gene expression, but the cytopathic effects of viral replication have limited their use to transient studies.
- —Eugene V. Agapov et al., Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 27 Oct. 1998