Human mammary tumor virus in inflammatory breast cancer.

  title={Human mammary tumor virus in inflammatory breast cancer.},
  author={Beatr{\'i}z G. T. Pogo and James F. Holland and Paul H. Levine},
  volume={116 11 Suppl},
The authors have found that retroviral sequences with 85% to 95% homology to the mouse mammary tumor virus were present in 40% of the sporadic breast cancers of American women. These sequences were not found in normal breasts or other tumors. A whole proviral structure was detected in 2 tumors. Breast cancer cells in culture were shown to contain and shed betaretroviral particles. This virus was designated human mammary tumor virus (HMTV). The authors have investigated the presence of HMTV… CONTINUE READING
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