Evolution of cancer-causing HPVs
The research article on “Niche adaptation and viral transmission of human papillomaviruses from archaic hominins to modern humans” studies how cancer-causing human papillomaviruses (HPVs) evolved. Understanding the evolution of papillomaviruses should provide important biological insights and suggest mechanisms underlying HPV-induced cervical cancer (PLoS Pathog 14(11): e1007352. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.ppat.1007352).
Anyone interested in future collaboration in this field of research is welcome to contact our key investigator, Prof Zigui Chen from our Department of Microbiology.
Read the full article: https://journals.plos.org/plospathogens/article?id=10.1371/journal.ppat.1007352