A higher degree of methylation of the HPV 16 E6 gene is associated with a lower likelihood of being diagnosed with cervical intraepithelial neoplasia.

@article{Piyathilake2011AHD,
  title={A higher degree of methylation of the HPV 16 E6 gene is associated with a lower likelihood of being diagnosed with cervical intraepithelial neoplasia.},
  author={Chandrika J. Piyathilake and Maurizio Macaluso and Ronald D. Alvarez and Min Chen and Suguna Badiga and Jeffrey C. Edberg and Edward Partridge and Gary Johanning},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={2011},
  volume={117 5},
  pages={957-63}
}
BACKGROUND Although HPV 16 is the most common HPV genotype associated with cancerous lesions of the cervix, only a fraction of HPV 16 infected women are diagnosed with precancerous lesions of the cervix. Therefore, molecular changes in HPV 16, rather than infections per se, may serve as better screening or diagnostic biomarkers. The purpose of the study was to evaluate whether methylation status of specific regions of the HPV E6 gene promoter and enhancer is independently associated with the… CONTINUE READING

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