Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, October 3rd, 2006
"JC virus (JCV) is a polyomavirus that commonly infects humans and is the causative agent of progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy in immune-compromised patients.
"An association between JCV and human cancers long has been suspected, because this virus induces brain tumors in several animal models," investigators in the United States report.
According to scientists, "The oncogenic potential of JCV is mediated by a transforming protein, the T-antigen (T-Ag), which is a multifunctional protein that transforms cells through interactions with various...
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