Viral transduction of host genes in naturally-occurring feline T-cell leukaemias: transduction of myc and a T-cell antigen receptor B-chain gene

Neil, J.C. , Fulton, R., Tzavaras, T., Forrest, D., McFarlane, R. and Onions, D. (1987) Viral transduction of host genes in naturally-occurring feline T-cell leukaemias: transduction of myc and a T-cell antigen receptor B-chain gene. In: Neth, R., Gallo, R. C., Greaves, M. F. and Kabisch, H. (eds.) Modern Trends in Human Leukaemia VII: New Results in Clinical and Biological Research Including Pediatric Oncology. Series: Haematology and blood transfusion (31). Springer-Verlag: Berlin, pp. 372-376. ISBN 9783540177548 (doi:10.1007/978-3-642-72624-8_79)

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Abstract

Feline leukaemia virus has been a particularly useful tool in cancer research since many of the naturally occurring tumours associated with this virus group have yielded recombinant retroviruses containing hostderived oncogenic information. The prevalence of transduction as an oncogenic mechanism was seen first in multicentric fibrosarcoma, a relatively rare tumour in FeLV-infected cats (Hardy et al. 1982; Besmer 1984). In a significant percentage of cases of this disease, oncogene-containing feline sarcoma viruses have been identified. More recently, we and others have found that in the more common FeLV-associated neoplasm, thymic lymphosarcoma, viral capture of the c-myc gene can occur (Neil et al. 1984; Levy et al. 1984; Mullins et al. 1984). Since the oncogenes carried by feline sarcoma viruses do not include myc, these reports provided the first evidence that myc may be a target for oncogenic activation by FeLV.

Item Type:Book Sections
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Fulton, Dr Ruth and Neil, Professor James and Onions, Professor David and McFarlane, Mr Robert
Authors: Neil, J.C., Fulton, R., Tzavaras, T., Forrest, D., McFarlane, R., and Onions, D.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Infection Immunity and Inflammation
Publisher:Springer-Verlag
ISBN:9783540177548

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