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Nikitina, E., Burk-Körner, A., Wiesenfarth, M., Alwers, E., Heide, D., Tessmer, C., Ernst, C., Krunic, D., Schrotz-King, P., Chang-Claude, J., von Winterfeld, M., Herpel, E., Brobeil, A., Brenner, H., Heikenwalder, M., Hoffmeister, M., Kopp-Schneider, A., Bund, T., Bovine meat and milk factor protein expression in tumor-free mucosa of colorectal cancer patients coincides with macrophages and might interfere with patient survival.
Molecular Oncology, 2023. DOI: 10.1002/1878-0261.13390

Nikitina, E., Alikhanyan, K., Nessling, M., Richter, K., Kaden, S., Ernst, C., Seitz, S., Chuprikova, L., Haefele, L., Gunst, K., Rahbari, N., Birgin, E., Rasbach, E., Rahbari, M., Brobeil, A., Schenk, M., Büchler, M., de Villiers, E.-M., Bund, T.*, zur Hausen, H. Structural Expression of BMMF in tissues of colorectal, lung and pancreatic cancer patients.
International Journal of Cancer, 2022. (*corresponding author) DOI: 10.1002/ijc.34374

Bund, T., Nikitina, E., Chakraborty, D., Ernst, C., Gunst, K., Boneva, B., Tessmer, T., Volk, N., Brobeil, A., Weber, A., Heikenwalder, M., zur Hausen, H., de Villiers, E.-M. Chronic Inflammatory Lesions of the Colon for BMMF Rep Antigen Expression and CD68 Macrophage Interactions.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Science U S A 118(12):e2025830118, 2021. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2025830118

zur Hausen, H., de Villiers, E.-M., Bovine Meat and Milk Factors (BMMFs): Their Proposed Role in Common Human Cancers and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus.
Cancers 13(21):5407, 2021. DOI: 10.3390/cancers13215407

de Villiers, E.-M., Gunst, K., Chakraborty, D., Ernst, C., Bund, T., zur Hausen, H., A specific class of infectious agents isolated from bovine serum and dairy products and peritumoral colon cancer tissue.
Emerging microbes & infections 8:1205-1218, 2019. DOI: 10.1080/22221751.2019.1651620

Kilic, T., Popov, A.N., Burk-Körner, A., Koromyslova, A., zur Hausen, H., Bund, T.*, Hansman, G.S.*, Structural analysis of a replication protein encoded by a plasmid isolated from a multiple sclerosis patient.
Acta Crystallographica Section D, Structural biology 75:498-504, 2019. (*corresponding authors) DOI: 10.1107/S2059798319003991

zur Hausen, H., Bund, T., de Villiers, E.-M., Specific Nutritional Infections Early in Life as Risk Factors for Human Colon and Breast Cancers Several Decades Later.
International Journal of Cancer, 144:1574-1583, 2019. DOI: 10.1002/ijc.31882

Eilebrecht, S., Hotz-Wagenblatt, A., Sarachaga, V., Burk, A., Falida, K., Chakraborty, D., Nikitina, E., Tessmer, C., Whitley, C., Sauerland, C., Gunst, K., Grewe, I., Bund, T., Expression and replication of virus-like circular DNA in human cells.
Scientific Reports, 8:2851, 2018. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-21317-w

zur Hausen H., Bund T. and de Villiers, E.-M., Infectious Agents in Bovine Red Meat and Milk and Their Potential Role in Cancer and Other Chronic Diseases.
Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology, 407, 83-116, 2017. DOI: 10.1007/82_2017_3

Falida, K., Eilebrecht, S., Gunst, K., zur Hausen, H., de Villiers, E.-M. Isolation of Two Virus-Like Circular DNAs from Commercially Available Milk Samples.
Genome Announcements, 2017, 5(17):e00266-17. DOI: 10.1128/genomeA.00266-17.

zur Hausen, H. and de Villiers, E.-M., Dairy cattle serum and milk factors contributing to the risk of colon and breast cancers.
International Journal of Cancer, 137(4), 959-67, 2015. DOI: 10.1002/ijc.29466

zur Hausen, H., What do breast and CRC cancers and MS have in common?
Nature Reviews Clinical Oncology, 12(10), 569-70, 2015. DOI: 10.1038/nrclinonc.2015.154

zur Hausen, H. and de Villiers, E.-M., Cancer „causation" by infections – individual contributions and synergistic networks.
Seminars Oncology 41(6), 860-875, 2014. DOI: 10.1053/j.seminoncol.2014.10.003

Lamberto, I., Gunst, K., Müller, H., zur Hausen, H., and de Villiers, E.-M., Mycovirus-Like DNA Virus Sequences from Cattle Serum and Human Brain and Serum Samples from Multiple Sclerosis Patients. Genome Announcements, 2014, 2(4):e00848-14. DOI: 10.1128/genomeA.00848-14

Gunst, K., zur Hausen, H., and de Villiers, E.-M., Isolation of Bacterial Plasmid-Related Replication-Associated Circular DNA from a Serum Sample of a Multiple Sclerosis Patient.
Genome Announcements, 2014, 2(4):e00847-14. DOI: 10.1128/genomeA.00847-14

Whitley, C., Gunst, K., Müller, H., Funk, M., zur Hausen, H., and de Villiers, E.-M., Novel Replication-Competent Circular DNA Molecules from Healthy Cattle Serum and Milk and Multiple Sclerosis-Affected Human Brain Tissue.
Genome Announcements, 2014, 2(4):e00849-14. DOI: 10.1128/genomeA.00849-14.

Funk, M., Gunst, K., Lucansky, V., Müller, H., zur Hausen, H., and de Villiers, E.-M., Isolation of Protein-Associated Circular DNA from Healthy Cattle Serum.
Genome Announcements, 2014, 2(4):e00846-14. DOI: 10.1128/genomeA.00846-14.

zur Hausen H., de Villiers, E.-M., Prenatal Infections with Subsequent Immune Tolerance Could Explain the Epidemiology of Common Childhood Cancers.
World Cancer Report, 2014.

Borkosky, S.S., Whitley, C., Kopp-Schneider, A., zur Hausen, H., de Villiers, E.-M., Epstein-Barr virus stimulates Torque-Teno virus replication: a possible relationship to multiple sclerosis.
PLoS One, 2012, 7(2):e32160. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0032160.

zur Hausen H., Red meat consumption and cancer: Reasons to suspect involvement of bovine infectious factors in colorectal cancer.
International Journal of Cancer, 2012, 130(11):2475-83. DOI: 10.1002/ijc.27413.


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