Papillomavirus DNA in human tongue carcinomas.


Seven biopsies from different carcinomas of the tongue were analyzed for human papilloma virus (HPV) sequences by Southern blot analysis. After hybridization with various types of human papilloma viruses, 3 tumors were found to be positive. Whereas DNA from one tumor hybridized with HPV 2 DNA under conditions of high stringency, the 2 other positive… (More)