from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- abbreviation actual cash value
- abbreviation air-cushion vehicle
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- initialism military
armoured combat vehicle.
apple cider vinegar.
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P.S. Did you know some folks, like one well known doc, took a bit of light olive oil before meals – like some do with ACV – to help him lose unwanted lbs.
Then I'm up, glass of water with lemon or dash of ACV, feed the cat, shower.
Unions and Management Steven Barnes 2008
After reading your most enjoyable post a couple weeks ago, I decided to try my hand at making some ACV myself on a smaller scale.
My Cider Vinegar Experiment: The Remarkable Final Report Herrick Kimball 2006
On the other hand, transfection of cells with a portion of the herpes virus genome containing the HSV thymidine kinase gene transforms normally resistant cells to ACV-sensitive cells (130).
Since the cellular thymidine kinase cannot use acyclovir as a substrate, very little ACV-TP is formed in uninfected cells (108), (119).
The pathways for the formation of ACV-TP are shown in (Fig. 7).
However, the DNA polymerase of Epstein-Barr virus is exquisitely sensitive to the small amount of ACV-TP formed in EBV-infected cells (131).
Resistance to ACV may also result form mutations in the viral DNA polymerase (127,128,129).
The quantitative aspects of these differences in the amounts of ACV-TP formation and DNA polymerase inhibition (Ki value) by ACV-TP in virus-infected cells and uninfected cells are illustrated in Fig. 8 (123).
In addition, ACV-TP serves not only to inhibit, but also to inactivate, the viral DNA polymerase following the formation of the enzyme-template-acyclovir monophosphate complex (125).