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Induction of angiosarcoma by a c-erbB transducing virus

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Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences; Department of Pathology



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Animals; Avian Leukosis; Avian leukosis virus; Base Sequence; Chickens; Hemangiosarcoma; *Transduction, Genetic


Life Sciences | Medicine and Health Sciences


Recently, 12 new transductions of c-erbB have been identified in a series of Rous-associated virus type 1-induced erythroleukemias. During the passage of these new transducing viruses it has become apparent that the erythroleukemia in chicken 5005 contained two different c-erbB transducing viruses. One induces erythroblastosis, whereas the second induces angiosarcoma. The angiosarcoma- and erythroblastosis-inducing viruses appear to have had a common ancestor, since tumors induced by each contain a novel, 4.3-kilobase c-erbB-related EcoRI fragment. The angiosarcoma-inducing virus has been named avian angiosarcoma virus and is designated for the chicken in which it originated.

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Citation: J Virol. 1985 May;54(2):304-10.

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Journal of virology

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