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Other viruses (e.g. pox, papilloma, parvo, reoviridae)

Section Editor: Erna Geessien Kroon, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil
Deputy Section Editor: Marco Antônio Campos, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Brazil ​​​​​​​

The Other viruses (e.g. pox, papilloma, parvo, reoviridae) section of Virology Journal invites the submission of manuscripts on a wide range of topics in basic and applied virology that contributes to the scientific knowledge. The section welcomes virology research manuscripts which include the discovery, biology of the viruses, genomic characterization, bioinformatic analysis, diagnosis, pathogenesis, immunological response, prevention, treatment and epidemiology of the viruses, use of the viruses as vectors, as well as pre-clinical and clinical studies. The section will feature research on viruses of all species. 

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  1. Sheeppox (SPP) and goatpox (GTP) caused by sheeppox virus (SPPV) and goatpox virus (GTPV), respectively of the genus Capripoxvirus in the family Poxviridae, are severely afflicting small ruminants’ production sys...

    Authors: Tesfaye Rufael Chibssa, Reingard Grabherr, Angelika Loitsch, Tirumala Bharani K. Settypalli, Eeva Tuppurainen, Nick Nwankpa, Karim Tounkara, Hafsa Madani, Amel Omani, Mariane Diop, Giovanni Cattoli, Adama Diallo and Charles Euloge Lamien

    Citation: Virology Journal 2018 15:59

    Content type: Research

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  2. Women living with HIV are at increased risk to be co-infected with HPV, persistent high-risk (HR) human papillomavirus (HPV) infection and increased HR HPV viral load, which make them more at risk for cervical...

    Authors: Sonia Menon, Stanley Luchters, Rodolfo Rossi, Steven Callens, Mandaliya Kishor, Johannes Bogers and Davy vanden Broeck

    Citation: Virology Journal 2018 15:54

    Content type: Research

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  3. According to international guidelines, HPV DNA tests represent a valid alternative to Pap Test for primary cervical cancer screening, provided that they guarantee balanced clinical sensitivity and specificity ...

    Authors: Michela Iacobellis, Cecilia Violante, Gabriella Notarachille, Angela Simone, Rosa Scarfì and Giuseppe Giuffrè

    Citation: Virology Journal 2018 15:48

    Content type: Methodology

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  4. The infection in dogs due to canine parvovirus (CPV), is a highly contagious one with high mortality rate. The present study was undertaken for a detailed genetic analysis of partial VP2 gene i.e., 630 bp isol...

    Authors: Nisar Ahmed, Adeel Riaz, Zahra Zubair, Muhammad Saqib, Sehrish Ijaz, Muhammad Shah Nawaz-Ul-Rehman, Ahmed Al-Qahtani and Muhammad Mubin

    Citation: Virology Journal 2018 15:45

    Content type: Short report

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  5. John Cunningham virus (JCV) is a human neurotropic polyomavirus whose replication in the Central Nervous System (SNC) induces the fatal demyelinating disease, progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML). ...

    Authors: C. Prezioso, D. Scribano, D. M. Rodio, C. Ambrosi, M. Trancassini, A. T. Palamara and V. Pietropaolo

    Citation: Virology Journal 2018 15:29

    Content type: Short Report

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  6. Free-range cattle are common in the Northeast China area, which have close contact with farmers and may carry virus threatening to cattle and farmers.

    Authors: Hao Wang, Shouxin Li, Asif Mahmood, Shixing Yang, Xiaochun Wang, Quan Shen, Tongling Shan, Xutao Deng, Jingjiao Li, Xiuguo Hua, Li Cui, Eric Delwart and Wen Zhang

    Citation: Virology Journal 2018 15:11

    Content type: Research

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  7. Cervical cancer is the fourth most common malignancy in women worldwide. However, screening with human papillomavirus (HPV) molecular tests holds promise for reducing cervical cancer incidence and mortality in...

    Authors: Pamela Moussavou-Boundzanga, Ismaël Hervé Koumakpayi, Ingrid Labouba, Eric M. Leroy, Ernest Belembaogo and Nicolas Berthet

    Citation: Virology Journal 2017 14:241

    Content type: Research

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  8. Genetically modified adenoviruses (Ad) with preferential replications in tumor cells have been examined for a possible clinical applicability as an anti-cancer agent. A simple method to detect viral and cellul...

    Authors: Takao Morinaga, Thảo Thi Thanh Nguyễn, Boya Zhong, Michiko Hanazono, Masato Shingyoji, Ikuo Sekine, Yuji Tada, Koichiro Tatsumi, Hideaki Shimada, Kenzo Hiroshima and Masatoshi Tagawa

    Citation: Virology Journal 2017 14:219

    Content type: Research

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  9. Human papillomavirus (HPV) bivalent and quadrivalent vaccines have been widely implemented in worldwide organized immunization programs. A nonavalent HPV vaccine is now available in several countries. The obje...

    Authors: S. Perez, A. Iñarrea, R. Pérez-Tanoira, M. Gil, E. López-Díez, O. Valenzuela, M. Porto, L. Alberte-Lista, M. A. Peteiro-Cancelo, A. Treinta, R. Carballo, M. C. Reboredo, M. E. Alvarez-Argüelles and M. J. Purriños

    Citation: Virology Journal 2017 14:214

    Content type: Research

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Virology Journal 2018 15:41

  10. Condyloma acuminatum, infected by low-risk human papillomaviruses (e.g., HPV6 and HPV11), is one of the most widespread sexually transmitted diseases. Apolipoprotein B mRNA-editing enzyme catalytic polypeptide...

    Authors: Yongfang Wang, Xinyu Li, Shasha Song, Yang Sun, Jiafen Zhang, Changming Yu and Wei Chen

    Citation: Virology Journal 2017 14:211

    Content type: Research

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  11. In 1980, smallpox disease was eradicated from nature and Variola virus, the etiological agent of smallpox, was confined to two laboratories, one located in Russia (Moscow) later moved to VECTOR (Novosibirsk, Sibe...

    Authors: Eric M. Mucker, Christopher Hartmann, Donna Hering, Wendy Giles, David Miller, Robert Fisher and John Huggins

    Citation: Virology Journal 2017 14:210

    Content type: Methodology

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  12. Marburg virus (MARV) causes severe haemorrhagic fever in humans and nonhuman primates and has a high mortality rate. However, effective drugs or licensed vaccines are not currently available to control the out...

    Authors: Weiwei Gai, Xuexing Zheng, Chong Wang, Hualei Wang, Yongkun Zhao, Qi Wang, Gary Wong, Weijiao Zhang, Na Feng, Boning Qiu, Hang Chi, Nan Li, Tiecheng Wang, Yuwei Gao, Junjie Shan, Songtao Yang…

    Citation: Virology Journal 2017 14:204

    Content type: Research

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  13. The aim of this study were to investigate the possible pro-apoptotic mechanisms of the recombinant Newcastle disease virus (NDV) strain rL-RVG, which expresses the rabies virus glycoprotein, in A549 lung adeno...

    Authors: Yulan Yan, Chunxiang Su, Min Hang, Hua Huang, Yinghai Zhao, Xiaomei Shao and Xuefeng Bu

    Citation: Virology Journal 2017 14:190

    Content type: Research

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  14. Dengue virus (DV) infection causes a spectrum of clinical diseases ranging from dengue fever to a life-threatening dengue hemorrhagic fever. Four distinct serotypes (DV1–4), which have similar genome sequences...

    Authors: Wen-Hung Chen, Feng-Pai Chou, Yu-Kuo Wang, Sheng-Cih Huang, Chuan-Hung Cheng and Tung-Kung Wu

    Citation: Virology Journal 2017 14:189

    Content type: Research

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  15. Zoonotic transmission events play a major role in the emergence of novel diseases. While such events are virtually impossible to predict, wildlife screening for potential emerging pathogens can be a first step...

    Authors: Sabrina Weiss, Piotr Wojtek Dabrowski, Andreas Kurth, Siv Aina J. Leendertz and Fabian H. Leendertz

    Citation: Virology Journal 2017 14:181

    Content type: Research

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  16. Adenoviruses are common pathogens infecting animals and humans. They are classified based on serology, or genome sequence information. These methods have limitations due to lengthy procedures or lack of infect...

    Authors: Martin Pacesa, Rodinde Hendrickx, Manuela Bieri, Justin W. Flatt, Urs F. Greber and Silvio Hemmi

    Citation: Virology Journal 2017 14:158

    Content type: Research

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  17. Conditionally replicative oncolytic adenoviruses (CRAds) display significant anti-tumor effects. However, the traditional adenovirus of serotype 5 (Ad5) entering cancer cells via coxsackie virus and adenovirus...

    Authors: Wenjuan Cao, Junqiang Tian, Chong Li, Yanjun Gao, Xingchen Liu, Jianzhong Lu, Yuhan Wang, Zhiping Wang, Robert S. Svatek and Ronald Rodriguez

    Citation: Virology Journal 2017 14:149

    Content type: Research

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  18. Human papillomaviruses (HPVs) are the primary causative agents for cervical cancer, and HPV oncoproteins E6 and E7 are known to be the main reason for the onset and maintenance of the malignancies. Therefore, ...

    Authors: Fang Han, Yanping Li, Qiaoni Lu, Linlin Ma, Huiqiang Wang, Jiandong Jiang, Zhuorong Li and Yuhuan Li

    Citation: Virology Journal 2017 14:145

    Content type: Research

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  19. Goatpox virus (GTPV) and sheeppox virus (SPPV), which belong to the Capripoxvirus (CaPV), are economically important pathogens of small ruminants. Therefore, a sensitive, specific and rapid diagnostic assay for d...

    Authors: Yang Yang, Xiaodong Qin, Xiangle Zhang, Zhixun Zhao, Wei Zhang, Xueliang Zhu, Guozheng Cong, Yanmin Li and Zhidong Zhang

    Citation: Virology Journal 2017 14:131

    Content type: Methodology

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  20. Our next generation sequencing (NGS)-based human papillomavirus (HPV) genotyping assay showed a high degree of concordance with the Roche Linear Array (LA) with as little as 1.25 ng formalin-fixed paraffin-emb...

    Authors: Rebecca G. Nowak, Nicholas P. Ambulos, Lisa M. Schumaker, Trevor J. Mathias, Ruth A. White, Jennifer Troyer, David Wells, Manhattan E. Charurat, Søren M. Bentzen and Kevin J. Cullen

    Citation: Virology Journal 2017 14:112

    Content type: Short report

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  21. Group C Rotavirus (RVC) is an enteric pathogen responsible for acute gastroenteritis in children and adults globally. At present there are no surveillance studies on group C Rotaviruses in India and therefore ...

    Authors: Vasundhara Razdan Tiku, Baoming Jiang, Praveen Kumar, Satender Aneja, Arvind Bagga, Maharaj Kishen Bhan and Pratima Ray

    Citation: Virology Journal 2017 14:100

    Content type: Research

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  22. TTV has been detected in almost every human tissue type or body fluid reaching near 100% prevalence. Several studies report mother-to-child postnatal transmission of TTV in infancy but the risk of transplacent...

    Authors: Elena A. Tyschik, Sophia M. Shcherbakova, Ruslan R. Ibragimov and Denis V. Rebrikov

    Citation: Virology Journal 2017 14:92

    Content type: Research

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  23. The BK Polyomavirus (BKPyV) and JC polyomavirus (JCPyV) infections are widespread in human population and have been associated with severe kidney and brain disorders, respectively. The viruses remain latent pr...

    Authors: Iqra Hussain, Fareeda Tasneem, Muhammed Umer, Ayesha Pervaiz, Muslim Raza, Muhammad Imran Arshad and Naveed Shahzad

    Citation: Virology Journal 2017 14:86

    Content type: Research

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  24. In addition to being useful for classification, sequence variations of human Papillomavirus (HPV) genotypes have been implicated in differential oncogenic potential and a differential association with the diff...

    Authors: Adolf K. Awua, Richard M. K. Adanu, Edwin K. Wiredu, Edwin A. Afari, Vanessa A. Zubuch, Richard H. Asmah and Alberto Severini

    Citation: Virology Journal 2017 14:85

    Content type: Research

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  25. Urine sampling may offer a less invasive solution than cervical sampling to test for human papillomavirus (HPV) for HPV vaccine impact monitoring.

    Authors: Ugyen Tshomo, Silvia Franceschi, Tshokey Tshokey, Tashi Tobgay, Iacopo Baussano, Vanessa Tenet, Peter J. F. Snijders, Tarik Gheit, Massimo Tommasino, Alex Vorsters and Gary M. Clifford

    Citation: Virology Journal 2017 14:74

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  26. Cervical cancer is the fourth cause of death worldwide by cancer in women and is a disease associated to persistent infection with human papillomavirus (HPV), particularly from two high-risk types HPV16 and 18...

    Authors: Victoria Domínguez-Catzín, Alicia-María Reveles-Espinoza, Janet Sánchez-Ramos, Raúl Cruz-Cadena, Diana Lemus-Hernández and Efraín Garrido

    Citation: Virology Journal 2017 14:65

    Content type: Research

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  27. Rotavirus (RV) is the most common cause of severe childhood diarrhea worldwide. Despite Venezuela was among the first developing countries to introduce RV vaccines into their national immunization schedules, R...

    Authors: Esmeralda Vizzi, Oscar A. Piñeros, M. Daniela Oropeza, Laura Naranjo, José A. Suárez, Rixio Fernández, José L. Zambrano, Argelia Celis and Ferdinando Liprandi

    Citation: Virology Journal 2017 14:58

    Content type: Research

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  28. Human papillomavirus (HPV) DNA testing plays a main role in the management of cervical cancer, however to improve the specificity in cervical screening, there is a need to develop and validate different approa...

    Authors: Nerea Fontecha, Maria Carmen Nieto, Daniel Andía, Ramón Cisterna and Miren Basaras

    Citation: Virology Journal 2017 14:50

    Content type: Research

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  29. Infection of glial cells by human neurotropic polyomavirus JC (JCV), the causative agent of the CNS demyelinating disease progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML), rapidly inflicts damage to cellular D...

    Authors: Martyn K. White, Anna Bellizzi, Gabriele Ibba, Valeria Pietropaolo, Anna T. Palamara and Hassen S. Wollebo

    Citation: Virology Journal 2017 14:31

    Content type: Research

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  30. Densoviruses (DVs) are highly pathogenic to their hosts. However, we previously reported a mutualistic DV (HaDV2). Very little was known about the characteristics of this virus, so herein we undertook a series...

    Authors: Pengjun Xu, Robert I. Graham, Kenneth Wilson and Kongming Wu

    Citation: Virology Journal 2017 14:23

    Content type: Research

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  31. Cervical cancer (CC) is the second most common cancer in females in developing countries. The two viral oncoproteins E6 and E7 mediate the oncogenic activities of high-risk human papillomavirus (HR-HPV), and H...

    Authors: Yu-Fang Xia, Gui-Hua Pei, Ning Wang, Yan-Ci Che, Feng-Sheng Yu, Fu-Fen Yin, Hai-Xia Liu, Bing Luo and Yan-Kui Wang

    Citation: Virology Journal 2017 14:20

    Content type: Research

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  32. The disequilibrium of local immune microenvironment is an essential element during tumorigenesis.

    Authors: Minyi Zhao, Yang Li, Xing Wei, Qian Zhang, Hongran Jia, Shimin Quan, Di Cao, Li Wang, Ting Yang, Juan Zhao, Meili Pei, Sijuan Tian, Yang Yu, Yanping Guo and Xiaofeng Yang

    Citation: Virology Journal 2017 14:5

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  33. The rapid and reliable detection of infectious agents is one of the most challenging tasks in scenarios lacking well-equipped laboratory infrastructure, like diagnostics in rural areas of developing countries....

    Authors: Daniel Stern, Victoria A. Olson, Scott K. Smith, Marko Pietraszczyk, Lilija Miller, Peter Miethe, Brigitte G. Dorner and Andreas Nitsche

    Citation: Virology Journal 2016 13:207

    Content type: Methodology

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  34. Cervical cancer is associated with infection by certain subtypes of human papillomavirus (HPV). The L1 protein comprising HPV vaccine formulations elicits high-titre neutralizing antibodies and confers protection...

    Authors: Zuyi Chen, Yaling Jing, Qiang Wen, Xianping Ding, Shun Zhang, Tao Wang, Yiwen Zhang and Jianhui Zhang

    Citation: Virology Journal 2016 13:167

    Content type: Research

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  35. Human parvovirus B19 (B19V) is a frequent contaminant of blood and plasma-derived medicinal products. Three distinct genotypes of B19V have been identified. The distribution of the three B19V genotypes has bee...

    Authors: Junting Jia, Yuyuan Ma, Xiong Zhao, Chaoji Huangfu, Yadi Zhong, Chi Fang, Rui Fan, Maomin Lv and Jingang Zhang

    Citation: Virology Journal 2016 13:155

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  36. Here, a novel feline anellovirus strain (named FelineAV621 and GenBank no. KX262893) was detected in two cats with diarrhea. The complete genome of FelineAV621 is 2409 nt long with a G+C content of 56.67 %, in...

    Authors: Wen Zhang, Hua Wang, Yan Wang, Zhijian Liu, Jingjiao Li, Lianghua Guo, Shixing Yang, Quan Shen, Xiaoying Zhao, Li Cui and Xiuguo Hua

    Citation: Virology Journal 2016 13:146

    Content type: Short report

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  37. Chapparvovirus, a recently determined new genus in the family Parvoviridae, can infect many species of animals including bats, chickens, and pigs. Here, using viral metagenomics method, w...

    Authors: Shixing Yang, Zhijian Liu, Yan Wang, Wang Li, Xingli Fu, Yuan Lin, Quan Shen, Xiaochun Wang, Hua Wang and Wen Zhang

    Citation: Virology Journal 2016 13:133

    Content type: Short report

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  38. The number of members in the genus Gammapapillomavirus of Family Papillomaviridae has recently been expanding most rapidly. The aim of this study was to characterize a novel human gammapapillomavirus type iden...

    Authors: Zhijian Liu, Shixing Yang, Yan Wang, Quan Shen, Yan Yang, Xutao Deng, Wen Zhang and Eric Delwart

    Citation: Virology Journal 2016 13:122

    Content type: Research

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  39. Bovine vaccinia (BV) is a zoonosis caused by Vaccinia virus, a virus from Orthopoxvirus genus (OPV) that affects mainly cattle herds and humans in rural areas in Brazil. Because most studies have focused on outbr...

    Authors: Galileu Barbosa Costa, Lídia Teodoro Santos Augusto, Juliana Almeida Leite, Paulo César Peregrino Ferreira, Cláudio Antônio Bonjardim, Jônatas Santos Abrahão, Erna Geessien Kroon, Elizabeth Castro Moreno and Giliane de Souza Trindade

    Citation: Virology Journal 2016 13:121

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  40. Aedes aegypti is a competent arthropod vector of chikungunya virus (CHIKV). The rate at which the virus disseminate in the vector is limited by temperature of their environment which c...

    Authors: Sophiah Mbaika, Joel Lutomiah, Edith Chepkorir, Francis Mulwa, Christopher Khayeka-Wandabwa, Caroline Tigoi, Elijah Oyoo-Okoth, James Mutisya, Zipporah Ng’ang’a and Rosemary Sang

    Citation: Virology Journal 2016 13:114

    Content type: Research

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  41. The critical role of human papillomavirus (HPV) in cancer has been recognized, but the involvement of HPV in oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) and oral potentially malignant disorders (OPMD) is still controv...

    Authors: Xiao-Jie Chen, Kai Sun and Wei-Wen Jiang

    Citation: Virology Journal 2016 13:81

    Content type: Research

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  42. Orf or contagious ecthyma is a zoonotic viral infection with a potential serious health threat for the small ruminants industry as well as humans. It is currently emerging in new territories.

    Authors: Gael D. Maganga, Anthony Relmy, Labib Bakkali-Kassimi, Barthélémy Ngoubangoye, Thierry Tsoumbou, Christiane Bouchier, Nadine N’Dilimabaka, Eric M. Leroy, Stéphan Zientara and Nicolas Berthet

    Citation: Virology Journal 2016 13:79

    Content type: Short report

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  43. Rotaviruses with the P[8] genotype have been associated with majority of infections. Recent improvements in molecular diagnostics have delineated the P[8] genotype into P[8]a and P[8]b subtypes. P[8]a is the p...

    Authors: Susan Damanka, Francis E. Dennis, Chantal Agbemabiese, Belinda Lartey, Theophilus Adiku, Kofi Nyarko, Christabel C. Enweronu-Laryea, Kwamena W. Sagoe, Michael Ofori, Onike Rodrigues and George E. Armah

    Citation: Virology Journal 2016 13:69

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  44. Cervical cancer (CC) is a leading cause of mortality in females, especially in developing countries. The two viral oncoproteins E6 and E7 mediate the oncogenic activities of high-risk human papillomavirus (hrH...

    Authors: Fu-Fen Yin, Ning Wang, Xiao-Ning Bi, Xiao Yu, Xiao-Hui Xu, You-Lin Wang, Cheng-Quan Zhao, Bing Luo and Yan-Kui Wang

    Citation: Virology Journal 2016 13:60

    Content type: Research

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  45. The prevalence of local dominant viral etiologies is important for clinical management and prevention of common viral respiratory tract infections. Unfortunately, there is limited large-scale data about common...

    Authors: Heping Wang, Yuejie Zheng, Jikui Deng, Wenjian Wang, Ping Liu, Fanghua Yang and Hanfang Jiang

    Citation: Virology Journal 2016 13:39

    Content type: Research

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