p16 gene alterations in nasopharyngeal carcinoma.

In order to investigate the p16 gene alterations in nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC), we have examined for mutations and deletions of the p16 gene in samples of NPC including 3 cell lines, 3 xenografts, and 20 primary tumors with matched blood DNA as controls. Using single-strand conformation polymorphism and direct sequencing analysis, no p16 gene mutations… CONTINUE READING