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Human papillomavirus type 16 E6 and E7 gene variations associated with cervical cancer in a Han Chinese population
- Zhou, Ziyun, Yang, Hongying, Yang, Lijuan, Yao, Yueting, Dai, Shuying, Shi, Li, Li, Chuanyin, Yang, Longyu, Yan, Zhiling, Yao, Yufeng
- Infection, genetics, and evolution 2019 v.73 pp. 13-20
- Chinese people, Human papillomavirus 16, carcinogenesis, carcinogens, oncogenes, patients, uterine cervical neoplasms
- Human papillomavirus type 16 (HPV16) is a high-risk HPV subtype and a potent carcinogen. The HPV16 E6 and E7 genes are considered oncogenes that play a core role in the development of cervical cancer.In the current study, we enrolled 97 HPV16-positive cervical cancer patients (case group) and 136 HPV16-positive asymptomatic individuals (control group) in a study to analyse the association between HPV16 E6 and E7 gene variations and cervical cancer.Our results showed that three HPV16 sub-lineages (A1-A3, A4 and D3) were present; the distribution of these variants between the case and control group was not significantly different (P = 0.178). When the distribution of the HPV16 E6 and E7 gene variations was compared, the distribution of only A131C (R10R) in the E6 gene showed a different trend between the case and control groups and C749T (S63F) in the E7 gene was significantly different between the case and control groups (P = 0.071 and P = 4.861 × 10−10, respectively). Regarding the sub-lineages, no variations in the E6 gene were significantly different between the case and control group for the A4 (As) and A1-A3 (EUR) sub-lineages. However, the distribution of C749T (S63F) in the E7 gene was significantly different between the case and control groups for the A4 (As) and A1-A3 (EUR) sub-lineages (P = 1.815 × 10−8 and P = 0.008). In the current study, we found that the C749T (S63F) variation in the HPV16 E7 gene was associated with cervical cancer not only in the A4 (As) sub-lineage but also in the A1-A3 (EUR) sub-lineage.Our study will provide a good reference for further functional studies of the relationship between cervical cancer carcinogenesis and the HPV16 E6 and E7 genes.