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dc.contributor.authorMorris, M. A.en
dc.contributor.authorYoung, L. S.en
dc.contributor.authorDawson, C. W.en
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-27T08:55:22Z
dc.date.available2015-05-27T08:55:22Z
dc.date.issued2008-06
dc.identifier.citationMorris, M.A., Young, L.S. and Dawson, C.W. (2008) DNA tumour viruses promote tumour cell invasion and metastasis by deregulating the normal processes of cell adhesion and motility. European Journal of Cell Biology, 87 (8-9), pp. 677-697en
dc.identifier.issn0171-9335
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2086/10981
dc.description.abstractApproximately 15-20% of global cancer incidence is causally linked to viral infection, yet the low incidence of cancers in healthy infected individuals suggests that malignant conversion of virus-infected cells occurs after a long period as a result of additional genetic modifications. There are four families of viruses that are now documented to be involved in the development of human cancers which include members of the polyomavirus, hepadnavirus, papillomavirus and herpesvirus families. Although a number of these viruses are implicated in the aetiology of lymphomas or leukaemias, the vast majority are associated with malignancies of epithelial cells. In epithelial tissues, several classes of proteins are involved in maintaining tissue architecture, including those that promote cell-cell adhesion, and others, which mediate cell-matrix interactions. Proteins representative of all classes are frequently altered in malignant tumour cells that possess invasive and metastatic properties. Malignant tumour cells acquire mechanisms to degrade basement membranes and invade the underlying tissue. Many viruses encode proteins which engage signalling pathways that affect one or more of these mechanisms. It is believed that activation of these processes by chronic viral infection can, under certain circumstances, promote tumour cell invasion and metastasis. This review will take a brief look at the current knowledge of viral-induced alterations in cell motility and invasiveness in the context of tumour invasion and metastasis. DNA tumour viruses promote tumour cell invasion and metastasis by deregulating the normal processes of cell adhesion and motility.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevieren
dc.subjectDNA tumour virusesen
dc.subjectEBVen
dc.subjectHBVen
dc.subjectcell adhesionen
dc.subjectmotilityen
dc.subjectinvasionen
dc.subjectmetastasisen
dc.titleDNA tumour viruses promote tumour cell invasion and metastasis by deregulating the normal processes of cell adhesion and motility.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejcb.2008.03.005
dc.peerreviewedYesen
dc.explorer.multimediaNoen
dc.funderCancer Research UKen
dc.projectidDNA tumour virusesen


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