oncogenic viruses


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oncogenic viruses

an epidemiological class of viruses that are acquired by close contact or injection and cause usually persistent infection. They may induce cell transformation and malignancy.
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He worked at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory for 21 years, where he invented the zonal ultracentrifuge for subcellular fractionation and organized a joint National Institutes of Health and Atomic Energy Commission program to develop methods for the isolation of oncogenic viruses.
Analyses of cervicovaginal specimens from sexually active women have found that over 40% are positive for HPV-DNA, and up to 10% are positive for the oncogenic viruses (Bauer et al.
They address the principles of oncology, including the cancer genome and molecular methods; the etiology and epidemiology of cancer, including the role of tobacco, inflammation, oncogenic viruses, and chemical, physical, dietary, and other factors; various cancer therapeutics; prevention and screening; and specific cancers of the kidney, bladder, ureter, renal pelvis, prostate, urethra, penis, and testis, including molecular biology and genetic testing.
HUMAN PAPILLOMA VIRUSES (HPV): Are oncogenic viruses however, their role in OSSN is unclear, several studies have failed to demonstrate HPV in malignant conjunctival epithelial tumours and suggested that HPV was not associated with malignant conjunctival lesions particularly in Indian population and posed other mechanism, such as UVB being more important to the aetiology of These lesions (4,5) Thus, the association between HPV and OSSN is variable in different geographic areas, and Perhaps depends on the method of detection used.
The oncogenic viruses HPV16 and 18 are also implicated in the etiology of this condition.
Her main interests are oncogenic viruses and the role of immunity in pathogenesis.
2,6,10,13,14) AIDS-defining malignancies are associated with oncogenic viruses (EBV, HHV-8, and HPV).