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Association of serum antibodies against defined epitopes of human papillomavirus L1, E2, and E7 antigens and of HPV DNA with incident cervical cancer.
Microbiology and Tumor Biology Center, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden.
Linköping University, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Division of Clinical Sciences. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Department of Gynecologic Oncology, Karolinska Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden.
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1995 (English)In: Cancer Detection and Prevention, ISSN 0361-090X, E-ISSN 1525-1500, Vol. 19, no 5, 381-93 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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In order to provide a large-scale evaluation of the association with cervical cancer of antibodies against human papillomavirus (HPV) antigens, sera from 233 patients with primary, untreated cervical cancer and from 157 healthy age- and sex-matched blood donors were analyzed for IgG and IgA antibodies against HPV-derived peptide antigens and against bovine papillomavirus. Several serological responses were strongly associated with cervical cancer, notably the IgG response against the HPV 16 epitopes L1:13 (Relative risk [RR]: 5.3), E2:9 (RR: 2.9), and E7:5 (RR: 4.3), and the IgA response against an HPV 18 E2-derived antigen (245:18, RR: 3.1). HPV DNA in corresponding cervical tumors was analyzed by Southern blotting (SB) and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) in 47 patients. Sixty-six percent of the patients carried HPV DNA as determined by SB, 91% of patients analyzed by PCR. Neither the antibody responses, nor the presence of HPV DNA were significantly associated with the biological properties of the tumors.

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1995. Vol. 19, no 5, 381-93 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-113901PubMedID: 7585724OAI: diva2:785652
Available from: 2015-02-03 Created: 2015-02-03 Last updated: 2015-02-12

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