BK virus (BKV) DNA sequences were not detected in 142 human tumors analyzed by DNA-DNA reassociation kinetics and blot hybridization. The investigation was focused mainly on those rare types of human tumors (ependymomas, choroid plexus papillomas, tumors of pancreatic islets and osteosarcomas) that are induced with highest frequency by BKV in experimental animals. In addition, other tumors of the urinary apparatus and of the central nervous system were analyzed. BKV tumor (T) antigen was not detected in neoplastic tissues, and BKV T antibodies were not found in sera and cerebrospinal fluids from patients with neoplasms. Sequences homologous to BKV DNA were found in normal tissue from a kidney carrying a carcinoma. The neoplastic tissue from the same organ, however, had no sequences homologous to BKV DNA. Such DNA does not belong to BKV but probably to another papovavirus related to BKV. © 1981 S. Karger AG, Basel.

Lack of association between BK virus and ependymomas, malignant tumors of pancreatic islets, osteosarcomas and other human tumors

GROSSI, Maria Pia;CORALLINI, Alfredo;POLI, Ferruccio;ALTAVILLA, Giuseppe;BARBANTI BRODANO, Giuseppe
1981

Abstract

BK virus (BKV) DNA sequences were not detected in 142 human tumors analyzed by DNA-DNA reassociation kinetics and blot hybridization. The investigation was focused mainly on those rare types of human tumors (ependymomas, choroid plexus papillomas, tumors of pancreatic islets and osteosarcomas) that are induced with highest frequency by BKV in experimental animals. In addition, other tumors of the urinary apparatus and of the central nervous system were analyzed. BKV tumor (T) antigen was not detected in neoplastic tissues, and BKV T antibodies were not found in sera and cerebrospinal fluids from patients with neoplasms. Sequences homologous to BKV DNA were found in normal tissue from a kidney carrying a carcinoma. The neoplastic tissue from the same organ, however, had no sequences homologous to BKV DNA. Such DNA does not belong to BKV but probably to another papovavirus related to BKV. © 1981 S. Karger AG, Basel.
1981
Grossi, Maria Pia; Meneguzzi, G.; Chenciner, N.; Corallini, Alfredo; Poli, Ferruccio; Altavilla, Giuseppe; Alberti, S.; Milanesi, G.; BARBANTI BRODANO, Giuseppe
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