What is the E7 gene’s NORMAL function in the body?


My sister is having a difficult time with her assignment for school. She needs to know what is the E7 gene’s function in normal bodies that do not have cancer. Basically, why does the gene exist in the first place? Thanks in advance!

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E7 doesn’t exist in humans that haven’t been infected by HPV. A virus works by injecting the cell with genetic material, which gets embedded into the DNA of the host cell. In the case of HPV, one of the genes being embedded is called E7. It has no “healthy” function because it doesn’t exist in healthy people!