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Oncogenic Viruses

Oncogenic Viruses

The resource is a series of Powerpoint slides on how cancer can be triggered by viruses capable of transforming normal cells into oncogenic cells capable of excessive proliferation. It gives an overview of viral replication in host cells and uses examples of the Human Pappilloma Virus (HPV) and Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) and their role in the development of carcinomas.

The presentation is created by Dr. Momna Hejmadi as part of her cancer biology course to first and second year undergraduates in the biosciences.This source file can be adapted for educational and non-commercial purposes only as licensed under the Creative Commons licence.



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