The primary target cells of the high-risk cottontail rabbit papillomavirus colocalize with hair follicle stem cells.

@article{Schmitt1996ThePT,
  title={The primary target cells of the high-risk cottontail rabbit papillomavirus colocalize with hair follicle stem cells.},
  author={Angelika Schmitt and Ariane Rochat and Raoul Zeltner and Lee A Borenstein and Yann Barrandon and F O Wettstein and Thomas Iftner},
  journal={Journal of virology},
  year={1996},
  volume={70 3},
  pages={1912-22}
}
Papillomaviruses are small DNA tumor viruses with a life cycle inseparably linked to the differentiation of the pluristratified epithelium. The infection of epithelial layers of the skin may remain latent or may result in the development of benign tumors. A certain number of distinct papillomavirus types, however, cause lesions which have a high risk of progression into carcinomas, and extensive efforts have been made to understand this process. comparatively little is known about the initial… CONTINUE READING

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