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Causes, Viruses: HPV, Galloway clip 2

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Professor Galloway explains that viruses don't want to cause cancer, they just want to make more virus.
Transcript:
Denise Galloway, Ph.D., talks about HPV and its link to cervical cancer and how HPV infection affects normal cellular processes. “Viruses don't want to cause cancer, they just want to make more virus. But this virus has really none of its own machinery for replication. And so the only way it can replicate itself is to be in a cell that's replicating, so that it can use the cellular replication machinery. So it gets into a cell and in order to make its viral proteins, it needs to push that cell into cellular replication. And it does so with the expense of the cell's normal control. Normally the outcome is that you get more virus. So cancer is actually a very rare outcome for HPV infection.”
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more virus, viral proteins, cervical cancer, cellular processes, galloway, replication, hpv
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