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Recent reports of simian virus 40 (SV40) sequences in human tumors have prompted investigations into the poorly understood association of this polyomavirus with its primate host, the rhesus monkey ( Macaca mulatto ). In the present study we have used PCR to analyze tissues from 20 monkeys for the...
Viruses such as HIV, influenza, picornavirus and others are known stimulators of apoptosis. This individual cellular elimination is a preferential host defense in regenerative tissues. In contrast, if this death occurred in nonregenerating cells, such as neurons of the central nervous system, may...