Herpes Viruses and Cancer

Question 1 of 5

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Certain strains for both DNA and RNA viruses are capable of causing cancer

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 2 of 5

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Why do some viruses induce cancer in their hosts?

Select one of the following:

  • The needs of virally infected cells are similar to cancerous ones

  • They actively damage DNA by inserting themselves into the host genome

  • They prevent transcription of tumor suppressors

Question 3 of 5

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Which of the following ways are used by viruses to alter cells (and potentially trigger cancer)?

Select one or more of the following:

  • Express genes that alter key transduction pathways

  • Chronic activation of inflammatory responses

  • Integration of viral genome interrupts control of various genes

Question 4 of 5

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Viral infection, by itself, cannot trigger cancer

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 5 of 5

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Which of the following must happen in order for viral infection to create cancerous cells? Answer can be single, or multiple.

Select one or more of the following:

  • Immunocompromised host

  • Further genetic alterations (other than those caused by cancer)

  • Damage to the cell via cytokines

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Herpes Viruses and Cancer

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Virology (Epstein Barr Virus) Quiz on Herpes Viruses and Cancer, created by gina_evans0312 on 10/02/2014.

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