How common viruses can turn cells cancerous

日期:2019-03-02 06:10:01 作者:尹驴 阅读:

By Alison Motluk COMMON viruses may play a bigger role in cancer than anyone thought. It is well known that certain viruses can trigger specific cancers. Human papillomavirus, for example, causes around 93 per cent of cancers of the cervix. Now Dominik Duelli and Yuri Lazebnik at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in New York and colleagues have found evidence for how they might do it. During tumour development, the chromosomes of affected cells often become wildly rearranged,