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Persistent infection with oncogenic Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is associated with the development of cervical cancer with each genotype differing in their relative contribution to the prevalence of cervical disease. HPV DNA testing offers improved sensitivity over cytology testing alone but is accompanied by a generally low specificity. Potential molecular(More)
The highly efficacious human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines contain virus-like particles (VLP) representing genotypes HPV16 and HPV18, which together account for approximately 70% of cervical cancer cases. Vaccine-type protection is thought to be mediated by high titer, type-specific neutralizing antibodies. The vaccines also confer a degree of(More)
UNLABELLED We investigated naturally occurring variation within the major (L1) and minor (L2) capsid proteins of oncogenic human papillomavirus (HPV) genotype 31 (HPV31) to determine the impact on capsid antigenicity. L1L2 pseudoviruses (PsVs) representing the three HPV31 variant lineages, variant lineages A, B, and C, exhibited comparable(More)
Darier disease (DD) is characterized by hyperkeratotic papules that coalesce into plaques and occur primarily in seborrheic or intertriginous areas. Associated findings include nail abnormalities, white papules of the oral mucosa, punctate keratoses, papules on the dorsum of the feet and hands, broken papillary lines on palms, as well as a variety of(More)
BACKGROUND Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines confer protection against the oncogenic genotypes HPV16 and HPV18 through the generation of type-specific neutralizing antibodies raised against virus-like particles (VLP) representing these genotypes. The vaccines also confer a degree of cross-protection against HPV31 and HPV45, which are genetically-related(More)
Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines confer protection against the oncogenic genotypes HPV16 and HPV18 through the generation of type-specific neutralizing antibodies raised against the constituent virus-like particles (VLP) based upon the major capsid proteins (L1) of these genotypes. The vaccines also confer a degree of cross-protection against some(More)
Psoriasis is one of the most frequent inflammatory skin disorders in Caucasians. It is a genetically determined disease that affects the skin, scalp and nails. It is characterized by sharply demarcated erythematous plaques with silvery scales, which appear typically on the knees, elbows, sacral region and scalp, but the entire skin may be involved. Nail(More)
The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines consist of major capsid protein (L1) virus-like particles (VLP) and are highly efficacious against the development of cervical cancer precursors attributable to oncogenic genotypes, HPV16 and HPV18. A degree of vaccine-induced cross-protection has also been demonstrated against genetically-related genotypes in the(More)
BACKGROUND Human papillomavirus vaccines have demonstrated remarkable efficacy against persistent infection and disease associated with vaccine-incorporated genotypes and a degree of efficacy against some genetically related, non-vaccine-incorporated genotypes. The vaccines differ in the extent of cross-protection against these non-vaccine genotypes. Data(More)
We investigated naturally occurring variation within the major (L1) and minor (L2) capsid proteins of human papillomavirus (HPV) genotype 33. Pseudoviruses (PsV) representing HPV33 lineages A1, A2, A3, B and C exhibited comparable particle-to-infectivity ratios and morphology but demonstrated a decreased sensitivity (A2, A3, B and C) to cross-neutralization(More)