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Research Article

Seroprevalence of 34 Human Papillomavirus Types in the German General Population

  • Kristina M. Michael mail,

    K.Michael@dkfz.de

    Affiliation: Infection and Cancer Program, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Heidelberg, Germany

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  • Tim Waterboer,

    Affiliation: Infection and Cancer Program, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Heidelberg, Germany

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  • Peter Sehr,

    Affiliation: Infection and Cancer Program, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Heidelberg, Germany

    Current address: Joint DKFZ-EMBL Chemical Biology Core Facility, European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), Heidelberg, Germany

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  • Annette Rother,

    Affiliation: Infection and Cancer Program, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Heidelberg, Germany

    Current address: University Children's Hospital, Heidelberg, Germany

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  • Ulrich Reidel,

    Affiliation: Infection and Cancer Program, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Heidelberg, Germany

    Current address: Department of Dermatology und Allergology, Klinikum Augsburg Süd, Augsburg, Germany

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  • Heiner Boeing,

    Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology, German Institute of Human Nutrition (DIFE) Potsdam-Rehbrücke, Nuthetal, Germany

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  • Ignacio G. Bravo,

    Affiliation: Infection and Cancer Program, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Heidelberg, Germany

    Current address: Institute for Evolution and Biodiversity, Experimental Molecular Evolution Group, Westfälische Wilhelms University, Münster, Germany

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  • Jörg Schlehofer,

    Affiliation: Infection and Cancer Program, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Heidelberg, Germany

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  • Barbara C. Gärtner,

    Affiliation: Institute for Virology, Saarland University Hospital Homburg, Homburg/Saar, Germany

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  • Michael Pawlita

    Affiliation: Infection and Cancer Program, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Heidelberg, Germany

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  • Published: June 20, 2008
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1000091

About the Authors

Kristina M. Michael, Tim Waterboer, Peter Sehr, Annette Rother, Ulrich Reidel, Ignacio G. Bravo, Jörg Schlehofer, Michael Pawlita
Infection and Cancer Program, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Heidelberg, Germany
Heiner Boeing
Department of Epidemiology, German Institute of Human Nutrition (DIFE) Potsdam-Rehbrücke, Nuthetal, Germany
Barbara C. Gärtner
Institute for Virology, Saarland University Hospital Homburg, Homburg/Saar, Germany

Corresponding Author

Email: K.Michael@dkfz.de

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JS MP. Performed the experiments: KM TW. Analyzed the data: KM TW PS IB MP. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: KM TW PS AR UR HB IB BG. Wrote the paper: KM. Drafted the article: KM MP. Critically revised the article: TW PS AR UR HB IB JS BG MP.