Human papillomavirus infection: biology, epidemiology, and prevention.

  title={Human papillomavirus infection: biology, epidemiology, and prevention.},
  author={Michael Scheurer and Guillemo Tortolero-Luna and Karen Adler-Storthz},
  journal={International journal of gynecological cancer : official journal of the International Gynecological Cancer Society},
  volume={15 5},
Over the past several decades, knowledge of the biology and epidemiology of human papillomavirus (HPV) infection has increased tremendously. However, there are still many unanswered questions concerning the interaction of the virus with its host. The virus has been identified as a necessary causal agent for cervical squamous neoplasia and has been linked to the development of neoplasia in several other mucosal sites. The viral oncogenes E6 and E7 are the major players in the virus' scheme to… CONTINUE READING
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