Table 2

Telomerase components and HPV in cervical scrapings of women referred for a borderline, mild, or moderate dyskaryotic smear

CIN 0/I n=22CIN II/III n=28
Telomerase activity was classed as present when 10 U/μg protein was found. *The quality of 3 samples was too poor to analyse.
CIN, cervical intraepithelial neoplasia; HPV, human papillomavirus; hTERT, human telomerase reverse transcriptase mRNA; hTR, human telomerase RNA.
Telomerase activity 1 (4.5%) 0
hTR expression22 (100%)22* (88%)
hTERT mRNA expression 4 (18%) 7* (28%)
High risk HPV11 (50%)22 (79%)