The Yerkes National Primate Research Center:
Xenotropic murine leukemia virus-related virus (XMRV) was first discovered in 2006 in human patients who had prostate cancer or chronic fatigue syndrome.
Not much is known about XMRV, but Yerkes researchers are working to change that.
Starting with establishing a nonhuman primate model for the virus, Yerkes researchers are working to delineate viral kinetics, immune responses and, ultimately, the pathogenesis of this newly identified virus.
Yerkes Investigators Studying XMRV:
Raymond Schinazi, PhD
Prachi Sharma, BVSc&AH, PhD
Francois Villinger, DVM, PhD