Tag Archives: hpv

A global network of researchers? Not really – small worlds.

The high clustering coefficient coupled with a short average distance between nodes suggests a “small-world phenomenon” among HIV and HPV researchers. Continue reading

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Diseases associated with human papillomavirus infection

A nice review on human papillomavirus infections. Continue reading

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Nature Outlook – human papillomavirus

Nature has just published an excellent supplement (free full access) on human papillomavirus. The new material is medical rather than biological in slant, covering vaccination and diagnostic tests rather than the basic biology of HPV, but still well worth a … Continue reading

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Cellular transformation by human papillomaviruses

Human papillomaviruses can give rise to a range of cancers – but not all HPVs are equal! Continue reading

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HPV Cell Entry

HPV 16 is the main cause of cervical cancer. A new paper describe how the virus enters host cells. Continue reading

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Genital human papillomaviruses – current and prospective therapies

Infection with human papillomaviruses is very common and associated with benign and malignant epithelial proliferations of skin and internal squamous mucosae. A subset of the mucosal HPVs are oncogenic and associated with 5% of all cancers in men and women. … Continue reading

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Human papillomavirus vaccine and men

Recent evidence shows that the quadrivalent HPV vaccine prevents several HPV-related diseases in men. However, despite the licensure of the vaccine in the USA for men 9 through 26 years of age, rates of male vaccination are very low. Research … Continue reading

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The Cytoskeleton in Papillomavirus infection

Papillomaviruses replicate exclusively in the terminally differentiating epidermal cells of skin and mucosa in a strictly species-specific manner. Their strict dependence on terminally differentiating keratinocytes for completion of their replication cycle initially made the study of entry processes difficult. This mini-review summarizes recent advances in our understanding of papillomavirus interactions with the host cell cytoskeletal elements. Continue reading

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Convince me, eh?

So we have this vaccine that prevents people dying of cancer. Should we use it? Even when financial and healthcare barriers are removed, some parents remain hesitant to have their daughters receive the HPV vaccine. As a result, policymakers must … Continue reading

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