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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. Content type: Research

    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

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    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

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  3. Content type: Research

    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

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

  4. Content type: Research

    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

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  5. Content type: Methodology

    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

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  6. Content type: Research

    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

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  7. Content type: Research

    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

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  8. Content type: Research

    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

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  9. Content type: Research

    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

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  10. Content type: Research

    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

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  11. Content type: Research

    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

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  12. Content type: Research

    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

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  13. Content type: Methodology

    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

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  14. Content type: Short report

    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

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  15. Content type: Research

    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

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  16. Content type: Research

    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

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  17. Content type: Research

    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

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  18. Content type: Research

    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

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  19. Content type: Research

    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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  20. Content type: Research

    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

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  21. Content type: Research

    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

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  22. Content type: Research

    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

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  23. Content type: Research

    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

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  24. Content type: Research

    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

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  25. Content type: Research

    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

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  26. Content type: Research

    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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  27. Content type: Methodology

    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

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  28. Content type: Research

    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

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  29. Content type: Research

    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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  30. Content type: Short report

    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

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  31. Content type: Short report

    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

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  32. Content type: Research

    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

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  33. Content type: Research

    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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  34. Content type: Research

    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

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  35. Content type: Research

    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

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  36. Content type: Short report

    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

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  37. Content type: Short report

    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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  38. Content type: Research

    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

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  39. Content type: Research

    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

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  40. Content type: Research

    Screening wild birds for avian paramyxoviruses is of increasing importance. 6913 samples of tracheal and cloacal swabs were collected during 2002–2013 and tested to study the prevalence of APMVs in wild avifau...

    Authors: Kobey Karamendin, Aidyn Kydyrmanov, Aigerim Seidalina, Saule Asanova, Klara Daulbayeva, Yermukhammet Kasymbekov, Elizaveta Khan, Sasan Fereidouni, Elke Starick, Kainar Zhumatov and Marat Sayatov

    Citation: Virology Journal 2016 13:23

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  41. Content type: Short report

    Retinoblastoma like protein 2 (RBL2) or p130 is a member of the pocket protein family, which is infrequently mutated in human tumours. Its expression is posttranscriptionally regulated and largely G0 restricte...

    Authors: Nurshamimi Nor Rashid, Zi Ling Yong, Rohana Yusof and Roger J. Watson

    Citation: Virology Journal 2016 13:2

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  42. Content type: Research

    Toll-like receptors (TLRs) play an important role in detecting pathogen-associated molecular patterns (PAMPs). Among the TLRs, TLR3 is involved in the recognition of double-stranded RNA. This study was designe...

    Authors: Miaotao Zhang, Kaijie Song, Chuanfeng Li, Zongyan Chen, Chan Ding and Guangqing Liu

    Citation: Virology Journal 2015 12:207

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  43. Content type: Research

    Human rotaviruses are the main cause of severe gastroenteritis in children and are responsible for over 500 000 deaths annually. There are two live rotavirus vaccines currently available, one based on human ro...

    Authors: Francisco F. P. G. Pêra, David L. R. Mutepfa, Ayesha M. Khan, Johann H. Els, Sandiswa Mbewana, Alberdina A. A. van Dijk, Edward P. Rybicki and Inga I. Hitzeroth

    Citation: Virology Journal 2015 12:205

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  44. Content type: Research

    Human polyomavirus JCV is the etiologic agent of progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML), a fatal demyelinating disease characterized by lytic infection of glial cells in the central nervous system. P...

    Authors: Michael Craigie, Patrick Regan, Yolanda-Lopez Otalora and Ilker Kudret Sariyer

    Citation: Virology Journal 2015 12:196

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