Papillomavirus associated diseases of the horse

Nasir, L. and Brandt, S. (2013) Papillomavirus associated diseases of the horse. Veterinary Microbiology, 167(1-2), pp. 159-167. (doi: 10.1016/j.vetmic.2013.08.003)

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The Papillomaviridae family comprises a large number of viruses that can infect a broad range of hosts including mammals, birds and reptiles giving rise to benign lesions of the skin or mucosal membranes. They are characterized by great genetic diversity yet adhere to common biological principles. In this review, we first describe the structure and function of the viral proteins encoded by papillomaviruses (PVs), with a particular emphasis on bovine papillomaviruses (BPV). We then discuss the role of BPV types 1 and 2 in the pathogenesis of equine sarcoids and present recent evidence implicating a novel equine papillomavirus (EcPV-2) in the pathogenesis of equine genital cancers.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Nasir, Professor Lubna and Brandt, Dr Sabine
Authors: Nasir, L., and Brandt, S.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Infection & Immunity
Journal Name:Veterinary Microbiology
ISSN (Online):1873-2542

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