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(Science: virology) A genus of viruses (family papovaviridae) containing dNA (mW 5 × 106), having virions about 55 nm in diameter, and including the papilloma and warts viruses of man and other animals, some of which are associated with inductions of carcinoma.

Over 70 types are known to infect man and are differentiated by dNA homology. The virus can cause proliferation of the epithelium, which may lead to malignancy.

A wide range of animals are infected including humans, chimpanzees, cattle, rabbits, dogs, and horses.

Includes the cause of genital warts or condylomata.

See: papilloma, Shope papilloma virus, human papilloma virus.

Synonym: papilloma virus.

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Re: Pathology HPV

human papillomavirus (HPV), any of a subgroup of viruses belonging to the family Papovaviridae that infect humans, causing warts (papillomas) and other benign tumours, as well as cancers of the genital tract and of the uterine ...

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by Marquez
Thu Dec 02, 2010 10:47 am
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Topic: Pathology HPV
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Re: When do mutations occur?

... from the environment (e.g. short-wave UV irradiation, exposure to intercalating mutagens, etc.) and some biological insults, such as infection by papillomavirus, may either independently cause mutations or increase the probability that mutations will occur during meiosis, mitosis, or replication. ...

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by jonmoulton
Tue Nov 04, 2008 5:31 pm
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Topic: When do mutations occur?
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viruses and cancer..

HPV or human papillomavirus has been linked to cervical cancers. u could try these for elaborations : http://hpv.com/cervical-cancer/causes-of-cervical-cancer.html http://www.cancer.org/docroot/CRI/content/CRI_2_4_2X_Do_we_know_what_causes_cervical_cancer_8.asp?rnav=cri

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Wed Feb 28, 2007 10:48 am
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Topic: viruses and cancer..
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The Fiber Disease

... and kill pathogens and abnormal cells. Interferons are FDA approved for the treatment of Chronic Hepatitis B and C, Genital Warts (caused by Papillomavirus), Hairy-cell Leukemia, Karposi's Sarcoma, Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis and Chronic Granulomatous Disease. Interferons are currently ...

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Topic: The Fiber Disease
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Re: the really interesting thing is....

... before virus were known. It is the chicken Sarcoma or Rous Sarcoma. 6 Viruses are known for human [Epstein-Barr Virus, Hepatits B and C viruses, papillomavirus,HHV8 (Kaposi sarcoma),HTLV]. But the question was why viruses were studied in biology, although not living strictly speaking. The answer ...

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