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Oncogene. 2005 Sep 5;24(39):5931-7.

Discovery of HTLV-1, the first human retrovirus, its unique regulatory mechanisms, and insights into pathogenesis.

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Banyu Tsukuba Research Institute, Banyu Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., 3 Ohkubo, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 300-2611, Japan. mitsuaki_yoshida@merck.com

Abstract

I briefly review the discovery and characterization of the first human retrovirus, human T-cell leukemia virus type 1, focusing on contributions from Japanese researchers. The unique regulatory mechanisms for the viral regulation with Tax and Rex, etiology of ATL and possible leukemogenic mechanism with Tax are also discussed briefly.

PMID:
16155600
DOI:
10.1038/sj.onc.1208981
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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