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New insights on the association between the prostate cancer and the small DNA tumour virus, BK polyomavirus

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Translational Medicine, December 2015
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Title
New insights on the association between the prostate cancer and the small DNA tumour virus, BK polyomavirus
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Journal of Translational Medicine, December 2015
DOI 10.1186/s12967-015-0754-z
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Authors

Mauro Tognon, Maurizio Provenzano

Abstract

In recent years the scientific literature in the field of the prostate carcinoma (PCa) pointed out on the genetic heterogeneity and mutations occurring in this tumour, while little attention was given to the causes of PCa onset, in particular infectiuos agents. In this brief commentary, we wish to point out recent advancements done on the role of the human polyomavirus BK (BKPyV) in the development of PCa by harnessing both humoral and cellular immune responses. Altogether, these new insights suggest that BKPyV is involved in the transforming activity during the multistep process of PCa development. Although these findings do not provide evidence for a causal relationship between BKPyV and PCa development, additional investigations with novel techniques will help to make it a concrete event.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 14 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 2 14%
Professor 2 14%
Student > Bachelor 1 7%
Other 1 7%
Librarian 1 7%
Other 2 14%
Unknown 5 36%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 14%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 7%
Chemical Engineering 1 7%
Immunology and Microbiology 1 7%
Medicine and Dentistry 1 7%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 8 57%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 23 December 2015.
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#3,307,880
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#912
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#150,623
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#52
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