József Kónya

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Transcription of the E6 and E7 viral oncogenes of human papillomavirus (HPV) type 16 is regulated by the P97 major early promoter, and enhancer and silencer elements found in the long control region (LCR). In this study, we tested the transcriptional activity of natural HPV 16 variants having long deletions in the LCR. The HPV 16 LCR regions were amplified(More)
BACKGROUND Survivin, a novel member of the inhibitor of apoptosis family, plays an important role in cell cycle regulation. A common polymorphism at the survivin gene promoter (G/C at position 31) was shown to be correlated with survivin gene expression in cancer cell lines. AIM To investigate whether this polymorphism could be involved in the development(More)
During cervical carcinogenesis, the major etiologic factor, the persistent oncogenic HPV infection itself is not sufficient to immortalize and transform the epithelial host cells. Together with further genetic and epigenetic alterations disrupting the cell cycle control, the host cell acquires immortal phenotype and progresses further to an overt malignant(More)
The high level of progesterone during pregnancy may enhance the transcription and replication of genital human papillomaviruses (HPV) through the glucocorticoid/progesterone response element found in the long control region of the viral genome. In this study, cytologically and colposcopically healthy pregnant women were subjected to a follow-up examination.(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the role of human papillomavirus (HPV) testing in post-treatment follow-up of patients after therapeutic excision of the cervix due to positive screening tests. STUDY DESIGN A hospital-based retrospective analysis was performed with prospective collection of patient data of women screened for cervical cancer at a Gynecologic(More)
BACKGROUND The aetiology and factors leading to the progression of laryngeal cancer are still unclear. Although human papillomavirus (HPV) has been suggested to play a role, reports concerning the effect of HPV infection on tumour development are controversial. Recently, transfusion transmitted virus (TTV) was suggested to play a role in certain infections(More)
The effect of the human papillomavirus type 16 (HPV 16) E6 and E7 proteins was studied on the transcriptional activity of the human transforming growth factor beta2 (TGF-beta) promoter in different cell lines. Luciferase tests were performed after co-transfection of cells with TGF-beta2 reporter constructs and HPV 16 E6 or E7 expression vectors. HPV 16 E7,(More)
The frequency and mechanism of p16(INK4A) and p14(ARF) gene alterations were studied in cell samples from 30 patients with Philadelphia (Ph) chromosome-positive chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML), both at diagnosis and at the onset of the accelerated phase (AP) of the disease. No alterations in the p16(INK4A) or p14(ARF) genes were found in any of the chronic(More)
Cervical specimens collected from 163 cytologically healthy women were screened for the presence of human papillomavirus (HPV) DNA and anti-HPV secretory IgA antibodies. HPV DNA was detected by a general primer mediated polymerase chain reaction (PCR), which amplifies a conserved region from the L1 ORF of genital HPVs. The PCR products were typed by(More)
Epidemiologic and molecular studies have proven that human papillomavirus (HPV) plays an important role in the development of cervical cancer. However, the role of the virus in the progression of the disease, i.e. in the development of lymph node metastasis and in the adverse clinical outcome is poorly understood. We have been using the polymerase chain(More)