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Evolving evidence implicates cytomegalovirus as a promoter of malignant glioma pathogenesis

Overview of attention for article published in Herpesviridae, October 2011
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Evolving evidence implicates cytomegalovirus as a promoter of malignant glioma pathogenesis
Published in
Herpesviridae, October 2011
DOI 10.1186/2042-4280-2-10
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Charles S Cobbs, Charles S Cobbs


Human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) was first reported to be strongly associated with human malignant gliomas in 2002. HCMV is a herpesvirus that causes congenital brain infection and multi-organ disease in immumocompromised individuals. Malignant gliomas are the most common and aggressive adult brain tumors and glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), the highest grade glioma, is associated with a life expectancy of less than two years. HCMV gene products encode for multiple proteins that can promote the various signaling pathways critical to tumor growth, including those involved in mitogenesis, mutagenesis, apoptosis, inflammation, angiogenesis, invasion and immuno-evasion. Several groups have now demonstrated that human malignant gliomas are universally infected with HCMV and express gene products that can promote key signaling pathways in glioma pathogenesis. In this review I discuss specific HCMV gene products that we and others have recently found to be expressed in GBM in vivo, including the HCMV IE1, US28, gB and IL-10 proteins. The roles these HCMV gene products play in dysregulating key pathways in glioma biology, including the PDGFR, AKT, STAT3, and monocyte/microglia function are discussed. Finally, I review emerging human clinical trials for GBM based on anti-HCMV strategies.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Germany 2 3%
Unknown 72 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 15 20%
Researcher 13 18%
Student > Bachelor 12 16%
Student > Ph. D. Student 10 14%
Student > Doctoral Student 5 7%
Other 14 19%
Unknown 5 7%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 21 28%
Medicine and Dentistry 18 24%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 13 18%
Chemistry 4 5%
Immunology and Microbiology 4 5%
Other 7 9%
Unknown 7 9%

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