Published in Cancer Weekly, April 17th, 2001
The LMPI gene, common to both the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) and NPC, was previously thought to have a deletion of 30 bp in the 3' part of the gene in NPC. But P. Hahn and colleagues at the University of Homburg noted that the same deletion is also present in the virus spread in healthy people of the areas endemic for NPC, in other EBV-positive tumors, and in healthy carriers.
"We isolated and sequenced the LMPI gene obtained from tissue of seven Russian patients with NPC and...
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