volume 9, issue 8, P1030-1051 2017
DOI: 10.15252/emmm.201607088
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Abstract: AbstractHuman papillomavirus (HPV) infection is linked to improved survival in response to chemo‐radiotherapy for patients with oropharynx head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). However, mechanisms involved in increased HNSCC cell death by HPV signaling in response to therapy are largely unknown. Here, using molecular, pharmacologic and genetic tools, we show that HPV early protein 7 (E7) enhances ceramide‐mediated lethal mitophagy in response to chemotherapy‐induced cellular stress in HPV‐positive HNS…

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