Author(s): Dillner J
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Abstract The antibody response to papillomaviruses is a key determinant of protective immunity. HPV serology is also an important epidemiological tool for the assay of past and present HPV infections and for prediction of HPV-associated cancers and their precursor lesions. This review focuses on the assay of antibody responses to the HPV capsid, its use as a marker of cumulative HPV exposure and surveys how HPV seroepidemiology has been used to elucidate the spread of HPV infection in various populations, the natural history of HPV infection and that exposure to HPV is associated with increased risk for several human cancers. Copyright 2000 Academic Press.
This article was published in Semin Cancer Biol
and referenced in Journal of Proteomics & Bioinformatics