T-antigen (TAg) coding sequences specific for BK virus (BKV) were detected, by PCR amplification followed by Southern-blot hybridization, in a high percentage of human tumors and tumor-cell lines, as well as in normal tissues, by analysis of 189 specimens. Specifically, the BKV early region was detected in 85% of brain tumors and in all normal brain tissues, in 78% of osteosarcomas, in 38% of Ewing's tumors, in 40% of normal bone specimens and in 71% of normal peripheral blood cell samples. Wilms' tumor tissues used as a control were all negative for BKV sequences. RT-PCR analysis indicated that TAg coding sequences were expressed in specimens carrying BKV early region, ranging from 64% of the osteosarcomas to 100% of glioblastomas, Ewing's tumors, peripheral blood cells and normal bone. Moreover, DNA sequencing performed in 12 different positive samples revealed that the amplified PCR products are identical to the early-region sequence of wild-type BKV. The role of BKV TAg and its possible mechanism of action in human tumorigenesis are discussed. © 1995 Wiley-Liss, Inc.

High incidence of BK virus large T-antigen coding sequences in normal human tissues and tumors of different histotypes

DE MATTEI, Monica
Primo
;
MARTINI, Fernanda
Secondo
;
CORALLINI, Alfredo;CARINCI, Paolo;BARBANTI BRODANO, Giuseppe
Penultimo
;
TOGNON, Mauro
Ultimo
1995

Abstract

T-antigen (TAg) coding sequences specific for BK virus (BKV) were detected, by PCR amplification followed by Southern-blot hybridization, in a high percentage of human tumors and tumor-cell lines, as well as in normal tissues, by analysis of 189 specimens. Specifically, the BKV early region was detected in 85% of brain tumors and in all normal brain tissues, in 78% of osteosarcomas, in 38% of Ewing's tumors, in 40% of normal bone specimens and in 71% of normal peripheral blood cell samples. Wilms' tumor tissues used as a control were all negative for BKV sequences. RT-PCR analysis indicated that TAg coding sequences were expressed in specimens carrying BKV early region, ranging from 64% of the osteosarcomas to 100% of glioblastomas, Ewing's tumors, peripheral blood cells and normal bone. Moreover, DNA sequencing performed in 12 different positive samples revealed that the amplified PCR products are identical to the early-region sequence of wild-type BKV. The role of BKV TAg and its possible mechanism of action in human tumorigenesis are discussed. © 1995 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
1995
DE MATTEI, Monica; Martini, Fernanda; Corallini, Alfredo; Gerosa, M.; Scotlandi, K.; Carinci, Paolo; BARBANTI BRODANO, Giuseppe; Tognon, Mauro
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