Direct Detection of Epstein‐Barr Virus DNA from a Single Reed‐Sternberg Cell of Hodgkin's Disease by Polymerase Chain Reaction

Norihiro Teramoto, Tadaatsu Akagi, Tadashi Yoshino, Kiyoshi Takahashi, Ho Jong Jeon

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Abstract

Eleven cases of Hodgkin's disease (HD) were examined for the presence of the Epstein‐Barr virus (EBV) genome, using the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) to detect EBV DNA in whole paraffin‐embedded tissue specimens and in single cells picked out from the specimens with a micromanipulator. The EBV genome was detected in 5 of the 11 cases by conventional PCR. Single cell PCR demonstrated the EBV genome in Reed‐Sternberg cells from all the EBV‐positive cases, but not from any of the EBV‐negative cases. Background lymphocytes and lysozyme‐positive histiocytes from EBV‐positive cases did not contain the EBV genome. These results indicate an etiological association of EBV with some cases of HD.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)329-333
Number of pages5
JournalJapanese Journal of Cancer Research
Volume83
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1992

Keywords

  • Hodgkin's disease
  • Key words
  • Micromanipulator
  • PCR ‐ Epstein‐Barr virus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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