Cancer Res Treat.  2005 Dec;37(6):319-324.

The Role of HPV E6 and E7 Oncoproteins in HPV-associated Cervical Carcinogenesis

  • 1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The Catholic University of Korea College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.


Cervical cancer is one of the leading world causes of cancer morbidity and mortality in woman, with more than 98% related to a human papillomavirus (HPV) infection origin. Infection with specific subtypes of HPV has been strongly implicated in cervical carcinogenesis. The identification and functional verification of host proteins associated with HPV E6 and E7 oncoproteins may provide useful information in understanding cervical carcinogenesis and the development of cervical cancer-specific markers. The advent of functional genomics and proteomics has provided hope of discovering novel biological markers for use in the screening, early diagnosis, prognostication and prediction of response to therapy. Herein, we review the studies where the profiles of host proteins associated with HPV E6 and E7 oncoproteins in cervical cancer were generated.


Cervix neoplasms; HPV; E6; E7; Genomics; Proteomics

MeSH Terms

Early Diagnosis
Mass Screening
Oncogene Proteins*
Uterine Cervical Neoplasms
Oncogene Proteins


  • Fig. 1 HPV E6 and E7 binding to P53, with Rb interfering with the normal functions of the tumor suppressors.


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