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Evolutionary Virology and Evolutionary Oncology

Guest edited by: Franco M. Buonaguro and Andrei Kozlov

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Several factors are playing a role on the evolution of the species by the genetic changes introduced in the genome of the living being. Virologic agents and oncogenetic changes are contributing to the evolution process. Through this series we aim to highlight the innovative concepts and research studies that are contributing to discover the relevance of these components in the evolution of the animal, and in particular of man. This series aims to bring together a broad range of evolutionary experts. Articles can have a wide range of topics focusing on evolutionary factors. Those on viral and cancer-related evolutionary processes will be welcome.

Relevant research papers published in Infectious Agents and Cancer will be added to the series, with commentary to explain their significance, or put them in context for non specialist readers.

The section will include:

  • Evolutionary processes induced by integration of endogenous retroviruses; 
  • Co-evolution of humans and DNA viruses (i.e. the HPV model);
  • Mutations involved in oncogenesis and evolution.

This collection of articles has not been sponsored and articles have undergone the journal's standard peer-review process and the Guest Editor declares no competing interest.

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  1. Breast cancer, although the most frequently diagnosed malignant tumor in humans, has a less clear etiology compared to other frequent cancer types. Mouse-mammary tumor virus (MMTV) is involved in breast cancer...

    Authors: Zsolt Fekete, Bristena Octavia Tertan, Lajos Raduly, Dan Tudor Eniu, Rares Buiga, Mihaela Galatar and Ioana Berindan-Neagoe
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2023 18:39
  2. Cervical cancer is an important public health problem. Conventional colposcopy is inefficient in the diagnosis of cervical lesions and massive biopsies result in trauma. There is an urgent need for a new clini...

    Authors: Min Liu, Jianqiao Lu, Yong Zhi, Yetian Ruan, Guangxu Cao, Xinxin Xu, Xin An, Jinli Gao and Fang Li
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2023 18:26
  3. HPV-31, -33, and -58, along with HPV-45 and -52, account for almost 11% of HPV-associated cancers. Our previous studies showed that after HPV-16 and -51, HPV-58 was common and HPV-31 was as frequent as HPV-18 ...

    Authors: Mina Mobini Kesheh, Sara Shavandi, Jalil Azami, Maryam Esghaei and Hossein Keyvani
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2023 18:19
  4. Among human tumorigenic viruses, the role of Human papillomavirus (HPV) has been proven as one of the most important oncoviruses that are associated with a large number of cancers. Most cancers of the genital ...

    Authors: Vahideh Hamidi Sofiani, Parsa Veisi, Mohammad Rezaei Zadeh Rukerd, Reza Ghazi and Mohsen Nakhaie
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2023 18:13
  5. Bladder cancer is a possible outcome of chronic urinary schistosomiasis in many endemic countries. In Tanzania, the Lake Victoria area is one of the areas with the highest prevalence of urinary schistosomiasis...

    Authors: Coletha Yohana, Jared S. Bakuza, Safari M. Kinung’hi, Bruno A. Nyundo and Peter F. Rambau
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2023 18:10
  6. Recent studies have proved that tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF) is associated with a lower risk of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) occurrence in chronic hepatitis B (CHB) patients and HCC recurrence in pati...

    Authors: Jianming Yang, Yewu Chen, Haobin Sun, Xijian Zhang, Jianfeng Wang, Zhixing Liang, Binsheng Fu, Tong Zhang, Shuhong Yi, Yinan Deng and Yang Yang
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2023 18:2
  7. Serum HBV RNA has been considered a potential biomarker in monitoring the prognosis of chronic hepatitis B (CHB). However, Real-life cohort studies on the profile of HBV RNA in chronic HBV infected patients du...

    Authors: Bei Jiang, Qinghai Dai, Yamin Liu, Guangxin Yu and Yuqiang Mi
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2022 17:61
  8. Exosomes are the smallest group of extracellular vesicles in size from 30 to 150 nm, surrounded by a lipid bilayer membrane, and originate from multivesicular bodies secreted by different types of cells, such ...

    Authors: Shahab Mahmoudvand, Somayeh Shokri, Mohsen Nakhaie, Farid Azizi Jalilian, Ameneh Mehri-Ghahfarrokhi, Reza Yarani and Ali Shojaeian
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2022 17:58
  9. Antiviral therapy has been shown to benefit long-term survival after curative hepatectomy in patients with hepatitis B virus (HBV)-associated hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with high levels of HBV-DNA, but the...

    Authors: Ziqiang Li, Chengpeng Tan, Xiaohong Liu, Zhe Feng and Kun Li
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2022 17:56
  10. Recent studies have shown the importance of the microbiota in women's health. Indeed, the persistence of Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)-related lesions in patients with dysbiosis can be the antechamber to cervica...

    Authors: Miriam Dellino, Eliano Cascardi, Antonio Simone LaganĂ , Giovanni Di Vagno, Antonio Malvasi, Rosanna Zaccaro, Katia Maggipinto, Gerardo Cazzato, Salvatore Scacco, Raffaele Tinelli, Alessandro De Luca, Marina Vinciguerra, Vera Loizzi, Antonella Daniele, Ettore Cicinelli, Carmine Carriero…
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2022 17:53
  11. Nowadays, cancer is the leading cause of death among threats to humanity, necessitating prompt action and preparation. Cervical cancer is one of the most common cancers in women and is currently treated with s...

    Authors: Dorsa Haghighi, Shaghayegh Yazdani, Mahdieh Farzanehpour and Hadi Esmaeili Gouvarchinghaleh
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2022 17:51
  12. This article provides an overview of diffusion kurtosis (DKI) imaging in abdominal oncology. DKI allows for more data on tissue structures than the conventional diffusion model (DWI). However, DKI requires hig...

    Authors: Vincenza Granata, Roberta Fusco, Andrea Belli, Ginevra Danti, Eleonora Bicci, Carmen Cutolo, Antonella Petrillo and Francesco Izzo
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2022 17:25
  13. Various investigations have expanded the views that tuberculosis is an important risk factor for lung cancer occurrence. Lung cancer originates from chronic inflammation and infection. It is becoming clearer t...

    Authors: Yongwei Qin, Yujie Chen, Jinliang Chen, Kuang Xu, Feifan Xu and Jiahai Shi
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2022 17:20
  14. Radiomics is a progressing field of research that deals with the extraction of quantitative metrics from medical images. Radiomic features detention indirectly tissue features such as heterogeneity and shape a...

    Authors: Vincenza Granata, Roberta Fusco, Sergio Venazio Setola, Igino Simonetti, Diletta Cozzi, Giulia Grazzini, Francesca Grassi, Andrea Belli, Vittorio Miele, Francesco Izzo and Antonella Petrillo
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2022 17:6
  15. Resistance to antibiotics and anticancer therapy is a serious global health threat particularly in immunosuppressed cancer patients. Current study aimed to estimate the antibacterial and anticancer potentials ...

    Authors: Aly Fahmy Mohamed, Mohamed Nasr, Mohamed E. Amer, Tamer M. M. Abuamara, Wagih M. Abd-Elhay, Hassan Fathy Kaabo, Emad Eldin R. Matar, Laila E. El Moselhy, Tamer Albasyoni Gomah, Mohammed Abd EL-Fatah Deban and Rania Ibrahim Shebl
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2022 17:4