Comparative analysis of genomes of oncogenic B-lymphotropic herpesviruses reproducing in cell lines obtained from different species of monkeys

@article{Kakubava2004ComparativeAO,
  title={Comparative analysis of genomes of oncogenic B-lymphotropic herpesviruses reproducing in cell lines obtained from different species of monkeys},
  author={V V Kakubava and Boris A Lapin and V. V. Timanovskaya and Viola Agrba and S. V. Novozhilov and S. V. Semenova},
  journal={Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine},
  year={2004},
  volume={110},
  pages={1708-1711}
}
Convincing proof has now been obtained of the role of herpesviruses in the induction of some forms of malignant tumors in animals and man. The B-lymphotropic herpesviruses, belonging to the y-herpesvirus subfamily, have been isolated from many species of old world monkeys and man [3]. Viruses of this group possess transforming activity in vitro, and some members also have oncogenic activity (Epstein-Barr virus -EBV), and baboon herpesvirus (BHV), inducing malignant lymphoma in South-American…