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Assay Name:  Identification of SV40 T antigen inhibitors: Cytotoxicity screen of selected hits
Description:  Southern Research's Specialized Biocontainment Screening Center (SRSBSC) Southern Research Institute (Birmingham, Alabama) NIH Molecular Libraries Probe Production Centers Network (MLPCN) Assay Provider: Dr. Jeffery Brodsky, University of Pittsburgh Award: R03MH084077-01 Cytoxicity Assay Rationale and Summary: The oncogenic virus Simian Virus 40 (SV40) is a well-characterized model system to examine the underlying mechanisms of growth control and cancer. SV40 is also closely related to two viruses, JC and BK virus, which infect humans, and result in morbidity and mortality in immuno-compromised patients. Although it is controversial whether SV40 also causes disease in humans, the virus has been found in specific tumors but not in the surrounding tissue. Unlike BKV and JCV, SV40 grows relatively well in mammalian cell culture systems; moreover, ~10% of the population examined in one study has antibodies against SV40, probably because the first polio vaccines were contaminated with
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