Bovine papillomavirus DNA in milk, blood, urine, semen, and spermatozoa of bovine papillomavirus-infected animals

C.J. Lindsey, M.E. Almeida, C.F. Vicari, C. Carvalho, A. Yaguiu, A.C. Freitas, W. Becak, R.C. Stocco
2009 Genetics and Molecular Research  
BPV DNA in body tissues and fluids that signal oncogenic potential and viral interaction with telomeric regions. The finding of BPV DNA in body fluids and tissues other than the epithelium demonstrates co-infection of other tissues or cell types by papillomavirus and shows the potential role of lymphocytes, seminal fluid and spermatozoa in BPV transmission. Our findings reinforce a peremptory need for prophylactic and therapeutic instruments to curtail this disease in bovine livestock.
doi:10.4238/vol8-1gmr573 fatcat:sgjrvtsj4rf4lk662y3rahqv2a