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Mismatch repair defects in cancer


Jiricny, J; Nyström-Lahti, M (2000). Mismatch repair defects in cancer. Current Opinion in Genetics & Development, 10(2):157-161.

Abstract

Post-replicative mismatch repair in humans utilises the hMSH2, hMSH6, hMSH3, hMLH1 and hPMS2 genes and possibly the newly identified hMLH3 gene. Recently, a link has been established between hMSH6 mutations and 'atypical' hereditary non-polyposis colon cancer (HNPCC) with an increased incidence of endometrial cancers. To satisfy the need for a diagnostic test capable of differentiating between pathogenic mutations and polymorphisms, several functional assays that fulfil these criteria have been described. These should allow for better diagnosis of HNPCC.

Post-replicative mismatch repair in humans utilises the hMSH2, hMSH6, hMSH3, hMLH1 and hPMS2 genes and possibly the newly identified hMLH3 gene. Recently, a link has been established between hMSH6 mutations and 'atypical' hereditary non-polyposis colon cancer (HNPCC) with an increased incidence of endometrial cancers. To satisfy the need for a diagnostic test capable of differentiating between pathogenic mutations and polymorphisms, several functional assays that fulfil these criteria have been described. These should allow for better diagnosis of HNPCC.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Institute of Molecular Cancer Research
07 Faculty of Science > Institute of Molecular Cancer Research
Dewey Decimal Classification:570 Life sciences; biology
Language:English
Date:2000
Deposited On:09 Jul 2010 08:27
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 14:09
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0959-437X
Publisher DOI:10.1016/S0959-437X(00)00066-6
PubMed ID:10753784
Permanent URL: http://doi.org/10.5167/uzh-34321

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