Introduction to simian virus 40: getting by with more than a little help from its host cell.

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Fanning E. Introduction to simian virus 40: getting by with more than a little help from its host cell. Dev Biol Stand. 1998;943-8.
More than three decades of research on simian vacuolating virus 40 (SV40) have generated a richly detailed picture of the viral genome, the events in infection, and the functions of the viral proteins in the host cell. This contribution briefly reviews our current understanding of SV40 biology as an introduction to this symposium volume on its role as a possible human polyoma-virus.