Evidence and controversies on the role of XMRV in prostate cancer and CFS

Dolphin

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Rev Med Virol. 2011 Jan;21(1):3-17. doi: 10.1002/rmv.673. Epub 2010 Nov 26.

Evidence and controversies on the role of XMRV in prostate cancer and chronic fatigue syndrome.
Menndez-Arias L.

Centro de Biologa Molecular "Severo Ochoa" (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientficas and Universidad Autnoma de Madrid), Madrid, Spain. lmenendez@cbm.uam.es.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21113915
The full text is available for free at: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/rmv.673/full or http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/rmv.673/pdf . Haven't read it myself yet.
 

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That was an interesting read. Especially the part where they talk about xenotransplantation. They are trying to use porcine tissues, because of the shortage of human material. There are these porcine endogenous retroviruses that are about 53% the same as XMRV and there is a risk that they could combine to form some kind of new retrovirus.

Not much new information though.

Thanks!