Vulvar intraepithelial neoplasia: Correlation of nuclear DNA content and the presence of a human papilloma virus (HPV) structural antigen

C. P. Crum, L. A. Braun, K. V. Shah

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Abstract

Immunoperoxidase localization of a human papilloma virus structural antigen (HPV) was attempted in 68 intraepithelial lesions of the vulva, 39 of which were analyzed for nuclear DNA content by microspectrophotometry. Overall, 5.9% (4/68) stained positive for HPV. Ninety percent (35/39) of the cases tested were aneuploid, and, of these, 2.8% (1/35) stained positive for HPV. In contrast, 50% (2/4) of the polyploid lesions were positive. Hence DNA microspectrophotometry and immunoperoxidase localization of HPV are useful coparameters for distinguishing wart virus infection (condylomata) from vulvar intraepithelial neoplasia. HPV is detected infrequently within aneuploid lesions, in keeping with the concept that epithelial maturation is required for virion assembly. Whether the HPV genome exists in a nonreplicative state within the aneuploid cell population is unknown.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)468-471
Number of pages4
JournalCancer
Volume49
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1982

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Papillomaviridae
Antigens
DNA
Aneuploidy
Microspectrophotometry
Neoplasms
Warts
Polyploidy
Vulva
Virus Diseases
Virion
Genome

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  • Oncology

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Vulvar intraepithelial neoplasia : Correlation of nuclear DNA content and the presence of a human papilloma virus (HPV) structural antigen. / Crum, C. P.; Braun, L. A.; Shah, K. V.

In: Cancer, Vol. 49, No. 3, 1982, p. 468-471.

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