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  1. It has been noted that the African American population in the U.S. bears disproportionately higher cancer morbidity and mortality rates than any racial and ethnic group for most major cancers. Many studies als...

    Authors: Natalie Thurman, Camille Ragin, Dwight E Heron, Renae J Alford, Cecile Andraos-Selim, Cornelius Bondzi, Jamila A Butcher, Jamison C Coleman, Charity Glass, Barbara Klewien, Aerie T Minor, Diana J Williams and Emanuela Taioli
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2009 4(Suppl 1):S15

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 4 Supplement 1

  2. The leptin receptor gene (LEPR) polymorphism Q223R is one of the most common in the general population, and is thought to be associated with an impaired signaling capacity of the leptin receptor and with higher m...

    Authors: Camille C Ragin, Cher Dallal, Michael Okobia, Francesmary Modugno, Jiangying Chen, Seymour Garte and Emanuela Taioli
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2009 4(Suppl 1):S13

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 4 Supplement 1

  3. Cytochrome P450 1B1 (CYP1B1) is active in the metabolism of estrogens to reactive catechols and of different procarcinogens. Several studies have investigated the relationship between genetic polymorphisms of CYP...

    Authors: Michael N Okobia, Clareann H Bunker, Seymour J Garte, Joseph M Zmuda, Emmanuel R Ezeome, Stanley NC Anyanwu, Emmanuel EO Uche, Usifo Osime, Joseph Ojukwu, Lewis H Kuller, Robert E Ferrell and Emanuela Taioli
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2009 4(Suppl 1):S12

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 4 Supplement 1

  4. Vaccines, that target human papillomavirus (HPV) high risk genotypes 16 and 18, have recently been developed. This study was aimed at determining genotypes commonly found in high-risk and multiple-HPV infectio...

    Authors: Angela Watt, David Garwood, Maria Jackson, Novie Younger, Camille Ragin, Monica Smikle, Horace Fletcher and Norma McFarlane-Anderson
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2009 4(Suppl 1):S11

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 4 Supplement 1

  5. Disparities in cervical cancer incidence and mortality rates exist among women of African ancestry (African-American, African-Caribbean and African). Persistent cervical infection with Human papillomavirus (HP...

    Authors: Camille C Ragin, Angela Watt, Nina Markovic, Clareann H Bunker, Robert P Edwards, Stacy Eckstein, Horace Fletcher, David Garwood, Susanne M Gollin, Maria Jackson, Alan L Patrick, M Smikle, Emanuela Taioli, Victor W Wheeler, Jacque B Wilson, N Younger…
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2009 4(Suppl 1):S9

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 4 Supplement 1

  6. Acute viral hepatitis B is cleared in more than 95% of patients, while the remainder ones may develop either chronic HBV infection or, rarely, fulminant hepatitis.

    Authors: Giuseppe Morelli, Alessandro Perrella, Costanza Sbreglia, Pasquale Bellopede, Vincenzo Riccio and Oreste Perrella
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2009 4:2
  7. Primary lymphoma of the adrenal gland is a rare and highly aggressive disease, with only a few reports in the literature. The pathogenesis is unknown, but detection of Epstein Barr virus (EBV) genome sequences...

    Authors: Luisa Barzon, Marta Trevisan, Filippo Marino, Vincenza Guzzardo and Giorgio Palù
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2009 4:1
  8. The continuous identification of HIV-1 non-B subtypes and recombinant forms in Italy indicates the need of constant molecular epidemiology survey of genetic forms circulating and transmitted in the resident po...

    Authors: Luigi Buonaguro, Annacarmen Petrizzo, Maria Tagliamonte, Francesca Vitone, Maria Carla Re, Elisabetta Pilotti, Claudio Casoli, Costanza Sbreglia, Oreste Perrella, Maria Lina Tornesello and Franco M Buonaguro
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2008 3:13
  9. We investigated the role of infection with genital and cutaneous human papillomavirus types (HPV) in the aetiology of ocular surface squamous neoplasia (which includes both conjunctival intraepithelial neoplas...

    Authors: Maurits NC de Koning, Keith Waddell, Joseph Magyezi, Karin Purdie, Charlotte Proby, Catherine Harwood, Sebastian Lucas, Robert Downing, Wim GV Quint and Robert Newton
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2008 3:12
  10. The binding of Abs to the CD4-binding site (CD4bs) of HIV-1 envelope gp120 has been shown to obstruct the processing and generation of helper epitopes from this antigen, resulting in poor presentation of vario...

    Authors: Maria Luisa Visciano, Michael Tuen, Pei-de Chen and Catarina E Hioe
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2008 3:11
  11. The association of the human herpesvirus-8/Kaposi's sarcoma (KS)-associated herpesvirus (HHV-8/KSHV) serology with various malignancies in Tanzania is not currently well established while previous studies were...

    Authors: Amos R Mwakigonja, Pawan Pyakurel, Parviz Kokhaei, Fatemeh Pak, Leonard K Lema, Ephata E Kaaya and Peter Biberfeld
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2008 3:10
  12. At present, seroreactivity is not a valuable parameter for diagnosis of Human Papillomavirus (HPV) infection but, it is potentially valuable as marker of viral exposure in elucidating the natural history of th...

    Authors: Colomba Giorgi, Paola Di Bonito, Felicia Grasso, Stefania Mochi, Luisa Accardi, Maria Gabriella Donà, Margherita Branca, Silvano Costa, Luciano Mariani, Alberto Agarossi, Marco Ciotti and Kari Syrjänen
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2008 3:9
  13. The raw incidence of cancer of the uterine cervix is Spain is 7,8 per 100.000 inhabitants (adjusted incidence is 5.6). The incidence of this tumor is still low, but a steady increase has been seen, probably re...

    Authors: Milagros Bernal, Isabel Burillo, Jose I Mayordomo, Manuel Moros, Rafael Benito and Joaquina Gil
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2008 3:8
  14. Human papillomavirus detection is very important for the evaluation of prevention strategies in cervical cancer. In the Azorean population, the virus prevalence has never been studied, and there is no data ava...

    Authors: Isa Dutra, Margarida R Santos, Marta Soares, Ana R Couto, Maria Bruges-Armas, Fernando Teixeira, Luísa Monjardino, Shirley Hodgson and Jácome Bruges-Armas
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2008 3:6
  15. To evaluate the prevalence of human papillomavirus (HPV) types, and risk factors for HPV positivity across cervix, vagina and anus, we conducted a study among 138 women with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).

    Authors: Maria Alice G Gonçalves, Giorgia Randi, Annie Arslan, Luisa L Villa, Marcelo N Burattini, Silvia Franceschi, Eduardo Antonio Donadi and Eduardo Massad
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2008 3:5
  16. Prevalence of high risk (HR) human papillomavirus (HPV) types in the states of San Luis Potosí (SLP) and Guanajuato (Gto), Mexico, was determined by restriction fragment length-polymorphism (RFLP) analysis on ...

    Authors: Rubén López-Revilla, Luz A Martínez-Contreras and Mireya Sánchez-Garza
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2008 3:3
  17. The diagnosis of late onset breast cancer in a father, mother, and daughter living in the same house for decades suggested the possibility of an environmental agent as a common etiological factor. Both molecul...

    Authors: Polly R Etkind, Alexandre FR Stewart and Peter H Wiernik
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2008 3:2
  18. The rapid and accurate detection and identification of the new subtype of the pathogens is crucial for diagnosis, treatment and control of the contagious disease outbreak. Here, in this study, an approach to d...

    Authors: Da-Zhi Jin, Xiao-Jing Xu, Su-Hong Chen, Si-Yuan Wen, Xue-En Ma, Zheng Zhang, Feng Lin and Sheng-Qi Wang
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2007 2:23
  19. Cryptosporidiosis represents a major public health problem. This infection has been reported worldwide as a frequent cause of diarrhoea. Particularly, it remains a clinically significant opportunistic infectio...

    Authors: Gabriela Certad, Tramy Ngouanesavanh, Karine Guyot, Nausicaa Gantois, Thierry Chassat, Anthony Mouray, Laurence Fleurisse, Anthony Pinon, Jean-Charles Cailliez, Eduardo Dei-Cas and Colette Creusy
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2007 2:22
  20. Human papillomavirus (HPV) has been confirmed as the primary etiological factor that transforms cervical epithelia into cancer. The presence of HPV in oral cancers suggests that HPV may play a similar role in ...

    Authors: Nicole Reddout, Todd Christensen, Anthony Bunnell, Dayne Jensen, Devin Johnson, Susan O'Malley and Karl Kingsley
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2007 2:21
  21. Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are hypothesized to play a role in the development of prostate cancer, perhaps due to inflammation-induced oncogenesis. We assessed in a nationally representative populat...

    Authors: David M Werny, Mona Saraiya, Xiao Chen and Elizabeth A Platz
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2007 2:19
  22. Poly(ADP-ribosylation) is a post-translational modification of nuclear proteins involved in several cellular events as well as in processes that characterize the infective cycle of some viruses. In the present...

    Authors: Stefania Mattiussi, Italo Tempera, Giulia Matusali, Giulia Mearini, Luisa Lenti, Silvia Fratarcangeli, Luciana Mosca, Maria D'Erme and Elena Mattia
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2007 2:18
  23. This is a short summary of a meeting of the "African-Caribbean Cancer Consortium", jointly organized by the University of Pittsburgh, Department of Epidemiology and the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institut...

    Authors: Camille C Ragin, Emanuela Taioli, Norma McFarlane-Anderson, Gordon Avery, Franklyn Bennett, Adelia Bovell-Benjamin, Angela Brown Thompson, Agatha Carrington, Lydia Campbell-Everett, Jacqueline Ford, Anselm Hennis, Maria Jackson, Sandra Lake, M Cristina Leske, Carol Magai, Barbara Nemesure…
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2007 2:17
  24. Cervical carcinoma (CC) is a leading cause of death among women worldwide. Human papilloma virus (HPV) is a major etiological factor in CC and HPV 16 is the more frequent viral type present. Our aim was to cha...

    Authors: Carlos Pérez-Plasencia, Guelaguetza Vázquez-Ortiz, Ricardo López-Romero, Patricia Piña-Sanchez, José Moreno and Mauricio Salcedo
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2007 2:16
  25. We describe type-specific progression, regression and persistence of incident human papillomavirus (HPV)-6-11-16 and -18 infections, along with type distribution in cervical intra-epithelial neoplasia (CIN) le...

    Authors: Ralph P Insinga, Erik J Dasbach, Elamin H Elbasha, Kai-Li Liaw and Eliav Barr
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2007 2:15
  26. The human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) regulatory protein, Nef, is an attractive vaccine target because it is involved in viral pathogenesis, is expressed early in the viral life cycle and harbors man...

    Authors: Andreas Bråve, Lindvi Gudmundsdotter, Georg Gasteiger, Kristian Hallermalm, Wolfgang Kastenmuller, Erik Rollman, Andreas Boberg, Gunnel Engström, Sven Reiland, Antonio Cosma, Ingo Drexler, Jorma Hinkula, Britta Wahren and Volker Erfle
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2007 2:14
  27. Simian virus 40 (SV40) is a monkey virus that was administered to human populations by contaminated vaccines which were produced in SV40 naturally infected monkey cells.

    Authors: Fernanda Martini, Alfredo Corallini, Veronica Balatti, Silvia Sabbioni, Cecilia Pancaldi and Mauro Tognon
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2007 2:13
  28. Data from Egyptian studies provide widely varying estimates on the prevalence of pre-malignant and malignant cervical abnormalities and human papilloma virus (HPVs) infection. To define the prevalence and risk...

    Authors: Howayda S Abd El All, Amany Refaat and Khadiga Dandash
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2007 2:12
  29. Human papillomavirus (HPV) genotyping is important for following up patients with persistent HPV infection and for evaluation of prevention strategy for the individual patients to be immunized with type-specif...

    Authors: Sin Hang Lee, Veronica S Vigliotti, Jessica S Vigliotti and Suri Pappu
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2007 2:11
  30. New potent vaccine adjuvants are desirable for increasing the efficacy of novel vaccine modalities such as DNA and peptides. We therefore tested if syngeneic erythrocytes could serve as delivery vectors for se...

    Authors: Andreas Boberg, Sabrina Dominici, Andreas Brave, Kristian Hallermalm, Jorma Hinkula, Mauro Magnani and Britta Wahren
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2007 2:9
  31. Few reports of the utilization of an accurate, cost-effective means for measuring HPV oncogene transcripts have been published. Several papers have reported the use of relative quantitation or more expensive T...

    Authors: Michael E Scheurer, Laura M Dillon, Zhuo Chen, Michele Follen and Karen Adler-Storthz
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2007 2:8
  32. Human papillomavirus type 16 (HPV-16) infection is an important cause of cervical cancer, other anogenital cancers and, possibly, some oral and pharyngeal cancers. The association of HPV-16 with oesophageal an...

    Authors: Freddy Sitas, Margaret Urban, Lara Stein, Valerie Beral, Paul Ruff, Martin Hale, Moosa Patel, Dianne O'Connell, Xue Qin Yu, Anke Verzijden, Dianne Marais and Anna-Lise Williamson
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2007 2:6
  33. Engagement of CD40 promotes survival of undifferentiated nasopharyngeal carcinoma (UNPC) cells and similar effects are induced by the EBV oncoprotein LMP-1 that is expressed in a fraction of cases. Considering...

    Authors: Laura Caggiari, Massimo Guidoboni, Emanuela Vaccher, Luigi Barzan, Giovanni Franchin, Annunziata Gloghini, Debora Martorelli, Paola Zancai, Maria Teresa Bortolin, Mario Mazzucato, Diego Serraino, Antonino Carbone, Paolo De Paoli and Riccardo Dolcetti
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2007 2:5
  34. Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) is a highly and abnormally vascularized tumor-like lesion affecting the skin, lymphnodes and viscera, which develops from early inflammatory stages of patch/plaque to late, nodular tumors...

    Authors: Pawan Pyakurel, Fatemeh Pak, Amos R Mwakigonja, Ephata Kaaya and Peter Biberfeld
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2007 2:4
  35. A quantitative PCR method was established to quantify human bocavirus (HBoV) genomic copies in clinical specimens from children with lower respiratory tract infections (LRTI) in China. A total of 257 respirato...

    Authors: Feng Lin, Aiping Zeng, Ningmin Yang, Haiyan Lin, En Yang, Shengqi Wang, David Pintel and Jianming Qiu
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2007 2:3
  36. Helicobacter pylori is an important yet unproven etiological agent of gastric cancer. H. pylori infection is more prevalent in developing Asian countries like India and it is usually acquired at an early age. It ...

    Authors: Yusuf Akhter, Irshad Ahmed, S Manjulata Devi and Niyaz Ahmed
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2007 2:2
  37. The distribution of human papillomaviruses (HPVs) varies greatly across populations and HPV surveys have been performed in different geographical regions in order to apply appropriate vaccine strategies. Littl...

    Authors: Maria Lina Tornesello, Maria Luisa Duraturo, Luigi Buonaguro, Gabriele Vallefuoco, Roberto Piccoli, Stefano Palmieri and Franco M Buonaguro
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2007 2:1
  38. Human papilloma viruses (HPV) are the necessary cause of invasive cervical cancer (ICC). Of the many different types identified so far, only a few of them account for the great majority of cases worldwide, wit...

    Authors: Annarosa Del Mistro, Helena Frayle Salamanca, Rossana Trevisan, Roberta Bertorelle, Anna Parenti, Emanuela Bonoldi, Paola Zambon and Daria Minucci
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2006 1:9
  39. Earlier we suggested the concept of the positive evolutionary role of tumors. According to this concept, tumors provide conditions for the expression of evolutionarily new and/or sleeping genes in their cells....

    Authors: Andrei P Kozlov, Yuri P Galachyants, Ilya V Dukhovlinov, Nickolai A Samusik, Ancha V Baranova, Dmitry E Polev and Larisa L Krukovskaya
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2006 1:8
  40. It has been postulated that inflammation caused by certain viruses might result in cancer. Recently, it was shown that childhood lymphoblastic leukemia, breast and ovarian cancers express an interferon-related...

    Authors: Mariana Fernandez-Cobo, Stella M Melana, James F Holland and Beatriz GT Pogo
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2006 1:7
  41. Human papillomaviruses (HPVs) are the primary etiological agents of cervical cancer and are also involved in the development of other tumours (skin, head and neck). Serological survey of the HPV infections is ...

    Authors: Paola Di Bonito, Felicia Grasso, Stefania Mochi, Luisa Accardi, Maria Gabriella Donà, Margherita Branca, Silvano Costa, Luciano Mariani, Alberto Agarossi, Marco Ciotti, Kari Syrjänen and Colomba Giorgi
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2006 1:6
  42. Data from Africa on infection with Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) are sparse. Therefore, as part of an epidemiological study of cancer in Uganda, we investigated the prevalence and determinants of antibodies aga...

    Authors: Robert Newton, John L Ziegler, Delphine Casabonne, Lucy Carpenter, Benjamin D Gold, Marilyn Owens, Valerie Beral, Edward Mbidde, D Maxwell Parkin, Henry Wabinga, Sam Mbulaiteye and Harold Jaffe
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2006 1:5
  43. Genetic and phylogenetic information on the HIV-1 epidemic in Middle-East Countries, and in particular in Iran, are extremely limited. By March 2004, the Iranian Ministry of Health officially reported a cumula...

    Authors: HR Naderi, M Tagliamonte, ML Tornesello, M Ciccozzi, G Rezza, R Farid, FM Buonaguro and L Buonaguro
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2006 1:4

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