Transmission of human papillomavirus type 11 infection by desquamated cornified cells.

@article{Bryan2001TransmissionOH,
  title={Transmission of human papillomavirus type 11 infection by desquamated cornified cells.},
  author={Janine T. Bryan and Darron R. Brown},
  journal={Virology},
  year={2001},
  volume={281 1},
  pages={35-42}
}
While much is known about the human papillomavirus (HPV) productive cycle, the mechanisms of virion transmission from person to person are poorly understood. The keratinocyte is the target cell of HPV infection. As keratinocytes differentiate, nuclei are lost and the cornified cell envelope develops. Layers of these desquamated cornified cells (DCCs) are continuously shed from the stratum corneum. Release of HPV requires the cornified cell envelope, a normally very durable structure, to break… CONTINUE READING

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