Previously, Dr Yin has conducted research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the University of Minnesota where he participated in breakthrough research to solve the atomic structure of the Rous Sarcoma
Since the introduction of Avian Rous sarcoma
virus as an oncogenic agent, several other viruses have been implicated in malignant transformation1.
Scientists found that the synthesis of two cellular proteins of 78kDa and 94kDa was markedly induced when mammalian cultured cells were transformed with Rous sarcoma
The virus he discovered is now known as Rous sarcoma
virus and has since been studied in many laboratories around the world.
A further basis for the research was earlier reports of vitamin C's effects on other viruses, including Rous sarcoma
virus, a member of the retrovirus family, which includes HIV.