Gynecol Oncol. 2005 Feb;96(2):452-61
|Immune responses to human papillomavirus in genital tract of women with cervical cancer|
|Tạp chí Gynecologic Oncology 2005 Febuary; 96 (2):452-461|
|Tác giả||Huan H. Nguyena, Thomas R. Brokerb, Louise T. Chow b, Ronald D. Alvarezc, Huong L. Vua, Judit Andrasia, Lorie R. Brewera, Ge Jinb and Jiri Mesteckya|
|Nơi thực hiện|| aDepartment of Microbiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 845, 19th Street South, Bevill Biomed. Res. Building, Room 746, Post Code 35294-2170, Birmingham, AL, USA
bDepartment of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA
cDepartment of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA
|Từ khóa||Immune responses; Human papillomavirus, HPV; Cervical cancer|
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Objectives To address a question whether immune responses to HPV infection play a role in control of cervical cancer, we analyzed systemic and mucosal immune responses to HPV in women who underwent radical hysterectomy for cervical cancer (HCC) or loop conization due to cervical dysplasia (LOOP), or had hysterectomy for other reasons (HNN).
Methods HPV-specific antibodies in sera and vaginal washes were determined by ELISA using recombinant HPV 16 E7 oncoprotein. Cytokines in vaginal washes were assayed by Linco cytokine multiplex method using Luminex technology. Differential gene expression profiling in cervical tumor was determined by microarray analysis and Real-time RT-PCR.
Results While levels of HPV-16 E7-specific IgG in vaginal wash were significantly higher in women undergoing HCC and HNN, the levels of the HPV-16 E7-specific IgA in vaginal wash of women with cervical cancer and cervical dysplasia were lower as compared to patients in HNN. Proinflammatory cytokines, such as IL-6 and IL-8, were dominant in vaginal washes of all subjects studied. However, no pattern of Th1-type and Th2-type cytokine induction was observed as demonstrated by protein analysis as well as differential gene expression profiling in cervical tumor.
Conclusions These results suggest a selective down-regulation of local HPV-specific IgA responses in women with cervical cancer.