Does a new polyomavirus contribute to Merkel cell carcinoma?

June 17, 2008

Publisher

Genome Biology

Publication Date

June 17, 2008

Authors

Garneski KM, DeCaprio JA, Nghiem P

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Abstract

A new technique designed to hunt for non-human transcripts has identified a novel SV40-like virus present in the majority of Merkel cell carcinomas. Here we examine what it will take to determine whether or not this virus contributes to carcinogenesis.

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