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I know that RSV has an v-src gene, which was acquired by its ancestor and subsequently incorporated into its RNA. It nicked the gene which is present in humans know as c-myc.

C-src encodes for a tyrosine kinase which can interact with cell surface receptors such as EGF-R.


So my question is: how does RSV having the v-src cause cancer in a host cell?

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I assume by activating EGF receptor, it causes the epithelium grow. cells growing abnormally = cancer.
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