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Identification of viral infections in the prostate and evaluation of their association with cancer

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Cancer, June 2010
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Identification of viral infections in the prostate and evaluation of their association with cancer
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BMC Cancer, June 2010
DOI 10.1186/1471-2407-10-326
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Margarita L Martinez-Fierro, Robin J Leach, Lauro S Gomez-Guerra, Raquel Garza-Guajardo, Teresa Johnson-Pais, Joke Beuten, Idelma B Morales-Rodriguez, Mario A Hernandez-Ordoñez, German Calderon-Cardenas, Rocio Ortiz-Lopez, Ana M Rivas-Estilla, Jesus Ancer-Rodriguez, Augusto Rojas-Martinez


Several viruses with known oncogenic potential infect prostate tissue, among these are the polyomaviruses BKV, JCV, and SV40; human papillomaviruses (HPVs), and human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) infections. Recently, the Xenotropic Murine Leukemia Virus-related gammaretrovirus (XMRV) was identified in prostate tissue with a high prevalence observed in prostate cancer (PC) patients homozygous for the glutamine variant of the RNASEL protein (462Q/Q). Association studies with the R462Q allele and non-XMRV viruses have not been reported. We assessed associations between prostate cancer, prostate viral infections, and the RNASEL 462Q allele in Mexican cancer patients and controls.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Portugal 1 1%
Italy 1 1%
Mexico 1 1%
Japan 1 1%
United States 1 1%
Unknown 66 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 13 18%
Student > Bachelor 10 14%
Student > Master 9 13%
Student > Doctoral Student 8 11%
Student > Ph. D. Student 8 11%
Other 14 20%
Unknown 9 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 21 30%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 18 25%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 12 17%
Immunology and Microbiology 9 13%
Computer Science 1 1%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 10 14%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 17 December 2021.
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