Cutavirus in cutaneous malignant melanoma

Sarah Mollerup*, Helena Fridholm, Lasse Vinner, Kristín Rós Kjartansdóttir, Jens Friis-Nielsen, Maria Asplund, Jose A.R. Herrera, Torben Steiniche, Tobias Mourier, Søren Brunak, Eske Willerslev, Jose M.G. Izarzugaza, Anders J. Hansen, Lars P. Nielsen

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A novel human protoparvovirus related to human bufavirus and preliminarily named cutavirus has been discovered. We detected cutavirus in a sample of cutaneous malignant melanoma by using viral enrichment and high-throughput sequencing. The role of cutaviruses in cutaneous cancers remains to be investigated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)363-365
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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