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BACKGROUND Human papillomavirus (HPV), the causal agent of cervical cancer, appears to be involved in the etiology of cancer of the oral cavity and oropharynx. To investigate these associations, we conducted a multicenter case-control study of cancer of the oral cavity and oropharynx in nine countries. METHODS We recruited 1670 case patients (1415 with(More)
BACKGROUND Substantial molecular evidence suggests a role for human papillomavirus (HPV) in the pathogenesis of oropharyngeal squamous-cell carcinoma, but epidemiologic data have been inconsistent. METHODS We performed a hospital-based, case-control study of 100 patients with newly diagnosed oropharyngeal cancer and 200 control patients without cancer to(More)
Typing of human papillomaviruses (HPV) by DNA hybridization procedures, such as reverse line blot (RLB) assay, is sensitive and well validated. However, the application of these assays to high-throughput analyses is limited. Here, we describe the development of multiplex human papillomavirus genotyping (MPG), a quantitative and sensitive high-throughput(More)
Unnoticed cell culture contamination by viruses, Mycoplasma, or other cell lines is not uncommon and a threat to laboratory safety and the quality of scientific results. We developed and validated a novel high-throughput Multiplex cell Contamination Test (McCT), which is currently able to detect 37 contamination markers in a single reaction. The assay is(More)
  • Lucy J C Smyth, Mariëtte I E Van Poelgeest, +12 authors Sjoerd H Van Der Burg
  • 2004
PURPOSE The purpose is to study the immunogenicity of heterologous prime-boost human papillomavirus (HPV) oncogene vaccination in patients with anogenital intraepithelial neoplasia (AGIN). EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN Twenty-nine women with high-grade AGIN received three i.m. doses of TA-CIN (HPV-16 L2/E6/E7 protein) at four weekly intervals followed by a single(More)
BACKGROUND Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a causal factor in virtually all cervical and a subset of oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OP-SCC), whereas its role in laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma (L-SCC) is unclear. METHODS Formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (N=154) and deep-frozen tissues (N=55) of 102 L-SCC patients were analysed for the presence of(More)
Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) represents a rare but potentially fatal reactivation of JC-polyomavirus (JCPyV) recently also reported in patients with autoimmune diseases such as systemic lupus erythematosus and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) treated with rituximab. The aim of the present study was to analyse the pattern of JCPyV infections in(More)
Modification of cell surface molecules with sialic acid is crucial for their function in many biological processes, including cell adhesion and signal transduction. Uridine diphosphate-N-acetylglucosamine 2-epimerase (UDP-GlcNAc 2-epimerase) is an enzyme that catalyzes an early, rate-limiting step in the sialic acid biosynthetic pathway. UDP-GlcNAc(More)
BACKGROUND Vulval intraepithelial neoplasia (VIN) is a premalignant condition, which is frequently associated with type HPV16 infection, and multifocal disease has high rates of surgical treatment failure. METHODS We report a phase II clinical trial of the topical immunomodulator, imiquimod, for 8 weeks, followed by 3 doses (weeks 10, 14 and 18) of(More)