Interference of papilloma viruses with p53-dependent and -independent apoptotic pathways.

Papillomavirus infection interferes with four distinct and dominant levels of intra- and intercellular control of oncogenesis, three of which are based on the induction of apoptosis. Papillomaviruses cause abrogation of the cellular senescence program and interfere with p53-dependent DNA repair or apoptosis triggered by DNA damage. As a result, spontaneous… (More)