Evidence and Impact of Human Papillomavirus Latency

  title={Evidence and Impact of Human Papillomavirus Latency},
  author={Patti Gravitt},
  booktitle={The open virology journal},
At present, there is no consensus in the scientific community regarding the ability for human papillomavirus (HPV) infections to establish latency. Based on animal studies, a model of papillomavirus latency has been proposed in which papillomaviruses can be retained in the basal epithelial stem cell pool as latent infections and periodically induced to reactivate when the stem cell divides and one daughter cell is committed to terminal differentiation and induction of the viral life cycle… CONTINUE READING

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