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Prevalence of human papillomaviruses in lung carcinomas: a study of 218 cases.

Abstract : High-risk human papillomaviruses (HPV) are largely implicated in the carcinogenesis of cervical carcinomas. Their role in bronchopulmonary carcinomas is still unclear. In the present study, we have explored 218 fresh frozen lung tumours for the presence of HPV with the Roche line blot assay and for the expression of mRNAs encoding E6 oncoprotein in HPV positive tumours. Only four samples were positive for HPV detection, one poorly differentiated squamous cell carcinoma and three large cell carcinomas. E6 mRNA was undetectable in these four samples. Our data confirm the low prevalence of HPV in lung carcinomas in Western European countries and do not plead in favour of a carcinogenic role for HPV in these carcinomas.
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Cyrille Coissard, Guillaume Besson, Myriam Polette, Michel Monteau, Philippe Birembaut, et al.. Prevalence of human papillomaviruses in lung carcinomas: a study of 218 cases.. Modern pathology : an official journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc, 2005, 18 (12), pp.1606-9. ⟨10.1038/modpathol.3800472⟩. ⟨inserm-00145413⟩

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