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Holland and his colleagues named human mammary tumor virus (HMTV) several years ago has been shown to be 95% genetically identical to the mouse mammary tumor virus (MMTV), which is highly prevalent in Mas domesticus, the common house mouse that has lived closely with humans since the dawn of agriculture.
In the same year, we published a study in which we demonstrated that approximately one-third of women with breast cancer have mouse mammary tumor virus (MMTV)-like envelope (ENV) gene sequences in the DNA of their breast cancer, but not in nonmalignant tissues.
Mouse mammary tumor virus (MMTV), for example, produces cancer in about 95 percent of the mice it infects.
It has been postulated that the mouse mammary tumor virus (MMTV) is essential for the development of mammary gland tumors.
6] cells/6-cm dish) were transfected using the calcium phosphate DNA precipitation method with the human androgen receptor expression vector pCMVhAR (50 of 100 ng/dish) and the luciferase reporter rector under control of the mouse mammary tumor virus promoter (MMTV-luc, 5 [micro]g/dish).