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The Unique Way This Virus Sneaks into a Cell’s Nucleus Could Advance the Study of Cancer-Causing Pathogens

October 18, 2022

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Read time:

5-15 mins
Cancer Cell Nucleus Virus Orange
Presented by Health Lab

Viruses are tiny packets of destruction, and there are more of them than any other biological entity on the planet. U-M Medical School takes a closer look at a virus that causes tumors in animals, preferably monkeys, called SV40. SV40 is a DNA virus that, in order to make more of itself, burrows into a cell and then into its nucleus, thereby infecting it. Chelsey Spriggs, Ph.D., assistant professor of Cell & Developmental Biology and Microbiology & Immunology at U-M Medical School, discusses SV40 and the researchers study this virus and relate it to viruses that cause cancer in humans

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