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Fig. 1 | Infectious Agents and Cancer

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From: Merkel cell polyomavirus (MCV) T-antigen seroreactivity, MCV DNA in eyebrow hairs, and squamous cell carcinoma

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Merkel cell polyomavirus DNA load in squamous cell carcinoma and merkel cell carcinoma tumor tissues. Absolute copy numbers of MCV DNA (N-terminus (X-axis) and C-terminus (Y-axis) sequence) per sample of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (filled triangles) detected using multiplex qPCR (without beta globin) are shown. MCV DNA copy numbers in two merkel cell carcinoma samples (empty circles) are also shown. Overall, MCV DNA copy numbers were lower in squamous cell carcinoma samples than in merkel cell carcinoma. There was no indication of C-terminal deletion of T-antigen in MCV detected in squamous cell carcinoma samples

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