Send to

Choose Destination
Oral Oncol. 2001 Feb;37(2):146-52.

Detection of HPV in Japanese and Chinese oral carcinomas by in situ PCR.

Author information

Department of Oral Pathology, Osaka Dental University, 8-1 Kuzuhahanazono-cho, Hirakata-shi, Osaka 573-1121, Japan.


Human papillomavirus (HPV) is established as the cause of almost 100% of cervical carcinomas. However, the association of HPV with oral squamous cell carcinomas (SCCs) is less well understood. We examined the prevalence of HPV in oral SCCs in samples of Japanese and Chinese populations. Using in situ polymerase chain reaction (PCR) analysis (MY09 and MY11 consensus primers), HPV was detected in the nucleus of epithelia and tumor cells in oral lesions. Analysis revealed the specific presence of HPV DNA in all cases of SCC in our Japanese (10/10) and Chinese (10/10) population samples. These results suggest that HPV infection could be one of several risk factors contributing to oral SCC in Japanese and Chinese.

[Indexed for MEDLINE]

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for Elsevier Science
Loading ...
Support Center