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Diseases associated with human papillomavirus infection

A nice review on human papillomavirus infections. Continue reading

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Because you can never hear enough about papillomaviruses

I’ve spent quite a bit of time in the last week marking exam essays about papillomaviruses, so it’s good to relax by reading about …. papillomaviruses ;-) Continue reading

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Plucking hell – your eyebrows are full of viruses

Eyebrow hairs from actinic keratosis patients harbor the highest number of cutaneous human papillomaviruses. 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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Happy Birthday PLoS Pathogens

PLoS Pathogens is two years old, and to celebrate, they’ve just published a list of the top ten papers downloaded from September 2005 to July 2007, so if you need to catch up on your reading: Carrageenan Is a Potent … Continue reading

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