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human T-lymphotropic virus type I

A human, single-stranded RNA retrovirus from the subfamily Oncovirinae which causes adult T-cell leukemia and T-cell lymphoma and may also be involved in certain demyelinating diseases (diseases where the protective myelin sheath around nerve fibers are destroyed). HTLV-I is closely related to HTLV-II (60% of their genomes are identical).

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