C-33 A [c-33a]
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The retinoblastoma protein (pRB) is present but abnormal in size.
Expression of p53 is elevated, and there is a point mutation at codon 273 resulting in a Arg -> Cys substitution.
The cells are negative for human papillomavirus DNA and RNA.
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