Deletion of the FHIT gene in neoplastic and invasive cervical lesions is related to high-risk HPV infection but is independent of histopathological features.


The fragile histidine triad (FHIT) gene encompasses the common chromosomal fragile site FRA3B. Human papilloma virus (HPV), which is the main aetiological agent in cervical cancers, has been found to be able to integrate its genes into the chromosome 3 fragile site of cultured cells, deleting a piece of DNA which includes the FHIT gene. Eighty-six… (More)


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