Merkel Cell Polyomavirus : A Causal Factor in Merkel Cell Carcinoma

@inproceedings{Ghelue2012MerkelCP,
  title={Merkel Cell Polyomavirus : A Causal Factor in Merkel Cell Carcinoma},
  author={Marijke Van Ghelue and Ugo Moens},
  year={2012}
}
The RNA viruses hepatitis C virus and human T-cell lymphotropic virus type I (or human T-cell leukaemia virus type 1), and the DNA viruses hepatitis B virus, high-risk human papillomaviruses, human herpes virus-8 (Kaposi’s sarcoma-associated herpes virus) and Epstein Barr virus are acknowledged as carcinogenic to humans. Human polyomaviruses have oncogenic potentials in cell cultures and animal models, but their role in human cancer remains controversial. In 2008, a new polyomavirus member… CONTINUE READING