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New research suggests more problems with the Paprotka et al XMRV recombinant paper

Discussion in 'XMRV Research and Replication Studies' started by jace, Feb 1, 2012.

  1. currer

    currer Senior Member

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    Hi Barb,

    I think you will find some useful research here. http://www.mecfsforums.com/index.php/topic,11420.msg132022.html#msg132022
    Karin's post, #4.

    Also
    "PCR screening for MMTV env sequences
    Using standard PCR techniques, MMTV-like virus env nucleotide sequences were identified in 33 (45%) of 74 archival breast cancer specimens but were not identified in any of 29 noncancer normal breast tissue specimens"
    http://cancerres.aacrjournals.org/content/70/9/3576.full

    This is particularly noteworthy as the prevalence of MMTV-like virus sequences in human gestational breast cancer (cancer occurring during pregnancy or 12 months postpartum) is as high as 62% compared with 30% to 38% for sporadic breast cancers, which suggests an influence of hormones on MMTV-like viruses also in humans (18).
    http://cancerres.aacrjournals.org/content/70/9/3576.full
     
  2. barbc56

    barbc56 Senior Member

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    I didn't go to the me/cfs forum for information but did a bit of research on my own. I found lots of studies so would question your assertion that this isn't being looked into.

    It looks like there is indeed an association just as there is with HPV and cervical cancer. Actually I believe the second is proven to cause cervical cancer while the first is still being investigated? I need to go back and look.

    As I said interesting information and I appreciated the time you spent finding this. I guess my question would be how is this related to XMRV and the study being discussed on this thread? Have I missed something? Wouldn't be the first time, LOL!!

    I guess we could start another thread on this if you feel this subject needs to be discussed at greater length.

    Thanks for the info.

    Barb C.:>)
     
  3. currer

    currer Senior Member

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    Hi Barb,

    The thread is here.
    http://forums.phoenixrising.me/show...virus-in-human-breast-and-other-cancers/page2

    Please add to it as I think this is an important subject, considering how the breast cancer incidence keeps climbing.
    Wiki "The number of cases worldwide has significantly increased since the 1970s, a phenomenon partly attributed to the modern lifestyles. Breast cancer comprises 22.9% of invasive cancers in women[5] and 16% of all female cancers."

    The link to "XMRV" is because MMTV is another retrovirus in humans whose existence is disputed.
    "Mouse mammary tumor virus (MMTV) is a milk transmitted retrovirus like the HTL viruses, HI viruses and BLV. It belongs to the genus betaretroviruses." Wiki.
     

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