Human papillomavirus DNA in cell lines derived from malignancies.

The presence of high-risk types of human papillomavirus (HPV) 16, 18 and 33 in cell lines established from several malignancies including 5 of cervical cancer and 6 of head and neck cancer was studied. HPV DNA, either type 16 or 18, was detected by polymerase chain reaction, and by Southern blot hybridization in all of the cell lines derived from cervical… CONTINUE READING