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DNA of human papillomavirus (HPV) types 16 and 18 has been found closely associated with human genital cancer, supporting the concept that members of this virus group are key factors in the aetiology of genital cancer. HPV 18 DNA sequences were also detected in cell lines derived from cervical cancer. We have now analysed these cell lines, HeLa, C4-1 and(More)
The Jijoye EBV strain is characterized by a substitution of 1.8 kb in the C-terminal part of the EBNA 2 gene compared to B95-8 or M-ABA virus. This made it possible to construct hybridization probes specific for M-ABA (type A) and Jijoye viruses (type B), which have been used to type the EBV genomes in 38 spontaneously established cell lines. Type A is more(More)
We conducted a study to identify the viruses in tissue specimens of oral "hairy" leukoplakia, a lesion that is found in immunosuppressed male homosexuals and that is associated with the subsequent development of the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. When stained for papillomavirus core antigen, 49 of 67 biopsy specimens (73 per cent) yielded positive(More)
The nontransforming Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) strain P3HR-1 is known to have a deletion of sequences of the long unique region adjacent to the large internal repeats. The deleted region is believed to be required for initiation of transformation. To establish a more detailed map of the deletion in P3HR-1 virus, SalI-A of the transforming strain M-ABA and of(More)
The P3HR-1 strain of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), a nontransforming clonal derivative of Jijoye (EBV), is characterized by a deletion of 6.6 kb involving part of the BamHI-W repeats and the adjacent region including the NotI repeats. In the transforming parental Jijoye virus this region differs from the corresponding regions in B95-8 or M-ABA virus. The(More)
A number of agents including the tumor promoter 12-O-tetradecanoylphorbol-13-acetate (TPA) can induce an abortive virus cycle in the EBV nonproducer Burkitt's lymphoma line Raji. We describe the pattern of viral RNAs transcribed in uninduced cells and in cells treated with TPA for 8 hr, as analyzed by Northern blotting. By comparing the patterns of RNAs(More)
We have determined the localization of c-myc and the immunoglobulin kappa light chain genes on the 8q+/2p- chromosomes of the three Burkitt lymphoma lines BL21, LY66 and LY91 with t(2;8) translocation by in situ hybridization. BL21 is characterized by a complex translocation in which a piece of chromosome 9 appears to be located between the fragments of(More)
DNA of the transforming, nondefective Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) strain M-ABA, which is derived from nasopharyngeal carcinoma cells, was cloned as large overlapping pieces into the cosmid pHC79 . The termini were cloned from closed circular virus DNA molecules out of M-ABA cell DNA in phage lambda L47 . The large overlapping clones were used to prepare a(More)
The human cytomegalovirus (HCMV)-induced DNA polymerase has been well characterized biochemically and functionally, but its genomic location has not yet been assigned. To identify the coding sequence, cross-hybridization with the herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) polymerase gene was used, as suggested by the close similarity of the herpes group(More)