Detection of polyomavirus major capsid antigen (VP-1) in human pilomatricomas.

@article{Sanjuan2010DetectionOP,
  title={Detection of polyomavirus major capsid antigen (VP-1) in human pilomatricomas.},
  author={Norberto An{\'i}bal Sanjuan and Silvina S{\'i}mula and Jos{\'e} Eddit Tarrillo Casas and Alberto Woscoff},
  journal={Medicina},
  year={2010},
  volume={70 2},
  pages={
          159-62
        }
}
The family Polyomaviridae is composed of small, non-enveloped, double-stranded DNA viruses widely used to study cell transformation in vitro and tumor induction in vivo. The development of pilomatricomas in mice experimentally infected with polyomavirus led us to detect the viral major capsid protein VP-1 in human pilomatricomas. This tumor, even uncommon, is one of the most frequent benign hair follicle tumors in humans and is composed of proliferating matrix cells that undergo keratinization… CONTINUE READING

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