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    • #5339
      Navin
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      Cancer occurs when there is a mutation in the DNA of a cell leading to oncogenes or even loss of function of tumor supressive genes.

      However, I am unclear how a virus may cause cancer.

      I think that it has got to do something with the lysogenic cycles of certain viruses because it is only during that cycle where the virus’ genome is integrated into that of the host cell.

      Am i close to the answer or am i totally straying from it?

    • #52285
      victor
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      remember how a virus’ genetic material get intergrated with host’s DNA?? that’s how the mutation on host occur to be oncogenic..

    • #52286
      Navin
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      is it a form of frameshift mutation?

    • #52287
      victor
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      Yup…insertion of viral genetic material cause a frameshift mutation in host cell’s DNA.. :mrgreen:

    • #52877
      tjaymac
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      Any idea where i can find one of those cancer causing viruses?

      I am doing this project on eradication of tumor cells by use of red light, so i need to initiate cancer in mice…

    • #52879
      sdekivit
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      human papilloma virus (HPV) is a famous cancer-causing virus.

    • #52880
      victor
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      there’re Papilomavirus, Hepadnavirus, Herpesvirus, Poxvirus and Retrovirus. (well, those’re what I can remember..:lol: )

    • #52883
      tjaymac
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      Thanks fellas for the info…like it had skipped me…i was looking for some much more complex stuff/ways to initiate the cancer…..Plis do visit my forum "Project X" under Cell biology

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