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Viral Oncogenicity

Virology

General Characteristics of Viruses

  1. James C. Neil BSc PhD FRSE Professor of Virology and Molecular Oncology1,
  2. John A. Wyke MA, VetMB, PhD, MRCVS, FRSE Senior Research Fellow2

Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470688618.taw0223

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

How to Cite

Neil, J. C. and Wyke, J. A. 2010. Viral Oncogenicity. Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections. .

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Glasgow Veterinary School, Institute of Comparative Medicine, Glasgow, UK

  2. 2

    University of Glasgow Veterinary School, Institute of Comparative Medicine, Glasgow, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

Abstract

  • 1
    Introduction
  • 2
    The Pathogenesis of Tumor Viruses
  • 3
    Implication of Viruses in the Etiology of Cancer
  • 4
    Principles of the Management of Virus-Associated Cancer
  • 5
    Conclusions

Keywords:

  • viral oncogenicity;
  • direct oncogenic mechanisms;
  • retroviral oncogenes;
  • oncogenes of DNA tumor viruses;
  • insertional mutagenesis;
  • hit and run mechanisms;
  • virus infection/transmission;
  • genetic susceptibility to viruses