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Title: Analysis of Epstein-Barr virus strains and variants in classical Hodgkin s lymphoma by laser microdissection
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: Murcia : F. Hernández
ISSN: 0213-3911
Related subjects: 616 - Patología. Medicina clínica. Oncología
Keywords: Hodgkin lymphoma
Epstein-Barr virus
Abstract: Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) seems to have an etiological role in the pathogenesis of classical Hodgkin’s lymphoma (cHL). Studies of whole tissue DNA by polymerase-chain reaction (PCR) have shown a considerable number of cHL cases with co-infections by different EBV strains and variants, which apparently contradict the clonality of EBV in cHL previously demonstrated by Southern blot analysis. Due to the paucity of HRS cells in HL tissues, studies on single cell DNA are necessary to identify the specific cellular location (HRS cells and/or bystander B lymphocytes) of the EBV strains and variants present in tissue specimens. In the current study, the presence of EBV was determined by PCR of the 3’ end of the LMP-1 gene and EBNA-3C gene in whole tissue and, consecutively, in isolated cells from 26 cases of cHL: 10 HIV-positive and 16 sporadic cHL cases. EBV EBERs were present in all but 2 sporadic cHL cases, which were used as negative controls. At isolated cell level, EBNA-3C gene PCR was more sensitive. Indeed, from the cHL cases in which dual-infection was present, it was observed that, in most of them, HRS cells were infected by type 1 virus, and B lymphocytes were co-infected by both types, which points towards EBV infection occurring early in cHL development. Moreover, the finding of 2 cases with dual-infection in HRS may suggest that, in a small percentage of cHL cases, HRS cells derive from different neoplastic clones, or that HRS cells are superinfected by other viral types after the establishment of the neoplastic clone.
Primary author: García-Cosío, Mónica
Santón, Almudena
Martín, Paloma
Reguero, María Eugenia
Cristóbal, Eva
Bellas, Carmen
Published in: Histology and histopathology
Document type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Number of pages / Extensions: 9
Rights: info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
Appears in Collections:Vol.23, nº2 (2008)

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