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300407 VO DNA-Tumor Viruses, from Cancer Agent to therapy (2012W)

Elective Course in Molecular Medicine

2.00 ECTS (1.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie

BZB/SR 1, Dr. Bohr-Gasse 9/6.Stock, 1030 Wien.;
Anmeldung und Vorbespr.: 23.10.2012, 11.00 Uhr
email: Johann.Rotheneder@meduniwien.ac.at oder Egon.Ogris@meduniwien.ac.at.
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Language: English

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Aims, contents and method of the course

DNA tumour viruses play not only an import role as human pathogens causing diseases like cervical cancer but also serve as important tools to elucidate basic mechanisms of cancerogenesis. For example, the tumour suppressor protein p53 was discovered as a cellular protein of 53kDa targeted and inactivated by the large tumour antigen (LT) of the DNA tumour virus SV40. More recently, a novel anti-cancer strategy was developed based on the lytic function of DNA tumour viruses (e.g. ONYX015).
The lecture will include the following topics:
Classification of DNA tumour viruses
Lytic and transformation cycle
Viral oncoproteins and their cellular targets: p53, pRB (the retinoblastoma gene product), protein phosphatase 2A (PP2A) and others
Human Papillomavirus and the development of cervical carcinoma
Cancer therapy with adenovirus mutants

Assessment and permitted materials

1. Prüfung am 25.1.2012 10-11Uhr Seminarraum 1 Ebene 6

2. Prüfung am 27.3.2012 16-17Uhr Seminarraum 1 Ebene 6

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Association in the course directory

MMB IV-2, MMB IV-3, MMB W-2, M210

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