Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) exists in the human population in two genetic forms, usually referred to as type A and type B. Although many earlier studies had indicated that the A type was generally predominant, there were suggestions that the B type may exhibit a preferential tropism for nasopharyngeal epithelial cells. This study examines the prevalence of the two forms of EBV DNA present in nasopharyngeal carcinoma biopsies obtained from the high incidence area of Southern China. The results obtained by Southern blot or polymerase chain reaction analyses show that in this patient group the A type of EBV is predominant.


Article metrics loading...

Loading full text...

Full text loading...


Most cited this month Most Cited RSS feed

This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error