IMR Press / EJGO / Volume 25 / Issue 3 / pii/2004182

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Open Access Original Research

DNA adducts in squamous cell cervical carcinomas associated with HPV infection

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1 Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Lublin Medical Academy, Lublin (Poland)
2 Department of Molecular Virology, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan (Poland)
3 Department of Hygiene, Lublin Medical Academy, Lublin (Poland)
4 Department of Gynecology, Military Institute of Medicine, Warsaw (Poland)
Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol. 2004, 25(3), 359–361;
Published: 10 June 2004

The aim of the study was qualitative and quantitative evaluation of DNA adducts in squamous cell cervical carcinomas associated with oncogenic HPV infection. Material: The study material consisted of oncogenic tissue collected during the surgeries of seven women aged 37 to 52 who were undergoing surgical treatment due to squamous cell cervical carcinoma. The control group consisted of 3 tissue fragments from morphologically normal cervix collected from patients undergoing surgery due to uterine myomas. Methods: DNA from the tissues was isolated using Genomic Prep Plus kit from A&A Biotechnology, Austria. Amplification reac­tions detecting HPV DNA presence in the tissue fragments were performed using specific starters allowing for amplification of con­servative genome fragments within L1, E6 and E7 Papilloma viruses. After extraction, the DNA specimens underwent enzymatic digestion to nucleotides and marked on the 5’ end using γ32P - post labeling technique. Division and quantitative evaluation of DNA adducts was performed using thin-layer chromatography (TLC) on PEI-cellulose plates. Qualitative radioactivity measurements were performed using Bio-Imaging analyzer in quantitative mode. Results: In all fragments, including the control, HPV 16 and/or 18 DNA was found. Mean adduct content in cervical carcinoma tissues was 289 adducts per 109 nucleotides and was higher than mean adduct content in control tissues (57 adducts per 109 nucleotides). Conclusions: The study results suggest that the content of DNA adducts in squamous cell cervical cancer associated with HPV infection may serve as a molecular marker of oncogenesis in this organ.

Squamous cervical cancer
HPV 16 and/or 18
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