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Oncogene. 2001 Nov 26;20(54):7874-87.

The human papillomavirus E6 protein and its contribution to malignant progression.

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  • 1International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology Padriciano 99, I-34012 Trieste, Italy.

Abstract

The human papillomavirus (HPV) E6 protein is one of three oncoproteins encoded by the virus. It has long been recognized as a potent oncogene and is intimately associated with the events that result in the malignant conversion of virally infected cells. In order to understand the mechanisms by which E6 contributes to the development of human malignancy many laboratories have focused their attention on identifying the cellular proteins with which E6 interacts. In this review we discuss these interactions in the light of their respective contributions to the malignant progression of HPV transformed cells.

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