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The Korean Journal of Pathology 1990;24(1): 16-26.
Detection of Human Papillomavirus DNA by In Situ Hybridization using Biotinylated DNA Probes in Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasias and Squamous Cell Carcinomas.
Sang Sook Lee, Ki Kwon Kim, Chai Hong Chung, Seung Won Jin, U Ik Sohn
1Department of Pathology, Keimyung University School of Medicine, Taegu, Korea.
2Department of Genetic Engineering, Kyungpook National University, Taegu, Korea.
The authors examined 9 condylomas, 26 cervical intraepithelial neoplasms(CIN) and 22 invasive squamous cell carcinomas for the presence of human papillomavirus(HPV) DNA sequences by DNA-DNA in situ hybridization. In situ hybridization revealed target HPV DNA sequences mostly in the nuclei of the superficial cells from epithelium which contained either maturation or koilocytotic atypias. With the use of biotinylated HPV DNA probes 6/11, 16/18 and 31/33/35, 42 of the 57(73.7%) were positive with HPV-6/11, 23 with HPV-16/18, 32 with HPV-31/33/35 and 18 with two or more mixed probes. HPV-31/33/35 was wht most prevalent in CIN and invasive squamous cell carcinomas, follwed by HPV-16/18. The incidence of HPV DNA increased from 66.7% to 86.4% with increasing severity of the lesions from condylomas to invasive squamous cell carcinomas. Flat condyloma was most freuently accompanied by CIN.
Key Words: HPV; CIN; Squamous cell carcinoma of cervix; In situ hybridization; Biotinylated HPV DNA probes