Retroviruses and human disease.

  title={Retroviruses and human disease.},
  author={R A Weiss},
  journal={Journal of clinical pathology},
  volume={40 9},
  • R A Weiss
  • Published 1987 in Journal of clinical pathology
Over the past 25 years animal retroviruses have been favoured subjects of research by virologists, oncologists, and molecular biologists. Retroviruses have given us reverse transcriptase, oncogenes, and cloning vectors that may one day be exploited for human gene therapy. They have also given us leukaemia and the acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). Kawasaki disease and tropical spastic paraparesis are thought to be associated with retrovirus infection, and other diseases such as de… CONTINUE READING