BRCA1 Protein: The phosphoprotein encoded by the BRCA1 gene (GENE, BRCA1). In normal cells the BRCA1 protein is localized in the nucleus, whereas in the majority of breast cancer cell lines and in malignant pleural effusions from breast cancer patients, it is localized mainly in the cytoplasm. (Science 1995;270(5237):713,789-91)Genes, BRCA1: A tumor suppressor gene (GENES, TUMOR SUPPRESSOR) located on human CHROMOSOME 17 at locus 17q21. Mutations of this gene are associated with the formation of HEREDITARY BREAST AND OVARIAN CANCER SYNDROME. It encodes a large nuclear protein that is a component of DNA repair pathways.BRCA2 Protein: A large, nuclear protein, encoded by the BRCA2 gene (GENE, BRCA2). Mutations in this gene predispose humans to breast and ovarian cancer. The BRCA2 protein is an essential component of DNA repair pathways, suppressing the formation of gross chromosomal rearrangements. (from Genes Dev. 2000;14(11):1400-6)Genes, BRCA2: A tumor suppressor gene (GENES, TUMOR SUPPRESSOR) located on human chromosome 13 at locus 13q12.3. Mutations in this gene predispose humans to breast and ovarian cancer. It encodes a large, nuclear protein that is an essential component of DNA repair pathways, suppressing the formation of gross chromosomal rearrangements. (from Genes Dev 2000;14(11):1400-6)Mutation: Any detectable and heritable change in the genetic material that causes a change in the GENOTYPE and which is transmitted to daughter cells and to succeeding generations.Germ-Line Mutation: Any detectable and heritable alteration in the lineage of germ cells. Mutations in these cells (i.e., "generative" cells ancestral to the gametes) are transmitted to progeny while those in somatic cells are not.Point Mutation: A mutation caused by the substitution of one nucleotide for another. This results in the DNA molecule having a change in a single base pair.Mutation, Missense: A mutation in which a codon is mutated to one directing the incorporation of a different amino acid. This substitution may result in an inactive or unstable product. (From A Dictionary of Genetics, King & Stansfield, 5th ed)Breast Neoplasms: Tumors or cancer of the human BREAST.Heterozygote: An individual having different alleles at one or more loci regarding a specific character.Ovarian Neoplasms: Tumors or cancer of the OVARY. These neoplasms can be benign or malignant. They are classified according to the tissue of origin, such as the surface EPITHELIUM, the stromal endocrine cells, and the totipotent GERM CELLS.Genetic Testing: Detection of a MUTATION; GENOTYPE; KARYOTYPE; or specific ALLELES associated with genetic traits, heritable diseases, or predisposition to a disease, or that may lead to the disease in descendants. It includes prenatal genetic testing.DNA Mutational Analysis: Biochemical identification of mutational changes in a nucleotide sequence.Genetic Predisposition to Disease: A latent susceptibility to disease at the genetic level, which may be activated under certain conditions.Frameshift Mutation: A type of mutation in which a number of NUCLEOTIDES deleted from or inserted into a protein coding sequence is not divisible by three, thereby causing an alteration in the READING FRAMES of the entire coding sequence downstream of the mutation. These mutations may be induced by certain types of MUTAGENS or may occur spontaneously.Rad51 Recombinase: A Rec A recombinase found in eukaryotes. Rad51 is involved in DNA REPAIR of double-strand breaks.Pedigree: The record of descent or ancestry, particularly of a particular condition or trait, indicating individual family members, their relationships, and their status with respect to the trait or condition.Neoplasm Proteins: Proteins whose abnormal expression (gain or loss) are associated with the development, growth, or progression of NEOPLASMS. Some neoplasm proteins are tumor antigens (ANTIGENS, NEOPLASM), i.e. they induce an immune reaction to their tumor. Many neoplasm proteins have been characterized and are used as tumor markers (BIOMARKERS, TUMOR) when they are detectable in cells and body fluids as monitors for the presence or growth of tumors. Abnormal expression of ONCOGENE PROTEINS is involved in neoplastic transformation, whereas the loss of expression of TUMOR SUPPRESSOR PROTEINS is involved with the loss of growth control and progression of the neoplasm.DNA Repair: The reconstruction of a continuous two-stranded DNA molecule without mismatch from a molecule which contained damaged regions. The major repair mechanisms are excision repair, in which defective regions in one strand are excised and resynthesized using the complementary base pairing information in the intact strand; photoreactivation repair, in which the lethal and mutagenic effects of ultraviolet light are eliminated; and post-replication repair, in which the primary lesions are not repaired, but the gaps in one daughter duplex are filled in by incorporation of portions of the other (undamaged) daughter duplex. Excision repair and post-replication repair are sometimes referred to as "dark repair" because they do not require light.Polymorphism, Single-Stranded Conformational: Variation in a population's DNA sequence that is detected by determining alterations in the conformation of denatured DNA fragments. Denatured DNA fragments are allowed to renature under conditions that prevent the formation of double-stranded DNA and allow secondary structure to form in single stranded fragments. These fragments are then run through polyacrylamide gels to detect variations in the secondary structure that is manifested as an alteration in migration through the gels.Transcription Factors: Endogenous substances, usually proteins, which are effective in the initiation, stimulation, or termination of the genetic transcription process.Exons: The parts of a transcript of a split GENE remaining after the INTRONS are removed. They are spliced together to become a MESSENGER RNA or other functional RNA.DNA Damage: Injuries to DNA that introduce deviations from its normal, intact structure and which may, if left unrepaired, result in a MUTATION or a block of DNA REPLICATION. These deviations may be caused by physical or chemical agents and occur by natural or unnatural, introduced circumstances. They include the introduction of illegitimate bases during replication or by deamination or other modification of bases; the loss of a base from the DNA backbone leaving an abasic site; single-strand breaks; double strand breaks; and intrastrand (PYRIMIDINE DIMERS) or interstrand crosslinking. Damage can often be repaired (DNA REPAIR). If the damage is extensive, it can induce APOPTOSIS.Polymerase Chain Reaction: In vitro method for producing large amounts of specific DNA or RNA fragments of defined length and sequence from small amounts of short oligonucleotide flanking sequences (primers). The essential steps include thermal denaturation of the double-stranded target molecules, annealing of the primers to their complementary sequences, and extension of the annealed primers by enzymatic synthesis with DNA polymerase. The reaction is efficient, specific, and extremely sensitive. Uses for the reaction include disease diagnosis, detection of difficult-to-isolate pathogens, mutation analysis, genetic testing, DNA sequencing, and analyzing evolutionary relationships.Jews: An ethnic group with historical ties to the land of ISRAEL and the religion of JUDAISM.Base Sequence: The sequence of PURINES and PYRIMIDINES in nucleic acids and polynucleotides. It is also called nucleotide sequence.Founder Effect: A phenomenon that is observed when a small subgroup of a larger POPULATION establishes itself as a separate and isolated entity. The subgroup's GENE POOL carries only a fraction of the genetic diversity of the parental population resulting in an increased frequency of certain diseases in the subgroup, especially those diseases known to be autosomal recessive.Molecular Sequence Data: Descriptions of specific amino acid, carbohydrate, or nucleotide sequences which have appeared in the published literature and/or are deposited in and maintained by databanks such as GENBANK, European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), National Biomedical Research Foundation (NBRF), or other sequence repositories.Genes, p53: Tumor suppressor genes located on the short arm of human chromosome 17 and coding for the phosphoprotein p53.Genotype: The genetic constitution of the individual, comprising the ALLELES present at each GENETIC LOCUS.Alleles: Variant forms of the same gene, occupying the same locus on homologous CHROMOSOMES, and governing the variants in production of the same gene product.Phenotype: The outward appearance of the individual. It is the product of interactions between genes, and between the GENOTYPE and the environment.Mutation Rate: The number of mutations that occur in a specific sequence, GENE, or GENOME over a specified period of time such as years, CELL DIVISIONS, or generations.Codon, Nonsense: An amino acid-specifying codon that has been converted to a stop codon (CODON, TERMINATOR) by mutation. Its occurance is abnormal causing premature termination of protein translation and results in production of truncated and non-functional proteins. A nonsense mutation is one that converts an amino acid-specific codon to a stop codon.Amino Acid Substitution: The naturally occurring or experimentally induced replacement of one or more AMINO ACIDS in a protein with another. If a functionally equivalent amino acid is substituted, the protein may retain wild-type activity. Substitution may also diminish, enhance, or eliminate protein function. Experimentally induced substitution is often used to study enzyme activities and binding site properties.Homozygote: An individual in which both alleles at a given locus are identical.Sequence Deletion: Deletion of sequences of nucleic acids from the genetic material of an individual.DNA, Neoplasm: DNA present in neoplastic tissue.Sequence Analysis, DNA: A multistage process that includes cloning, physical mapping, subcloning, determination of the DNA SEQUENCE, and information analysis.Amino Acid Sequence: The order of amino acids as they occur in a polypeptide chain. This is referred to as the primary structure of proteins. It is of fundamental importance in determining PROTEIN CONFORMATION.Tumor Cells, Cultured: Cells grown in vitro from neoplastic tissue. If they can be established as a TUMOR CELL LINE, they can be propagated in cell culture indefinitely.Neoplastic Syndromes, Hereditary: The condition of a pattern of malignancies within a family, but not every individual's necessarily having the same neoplasm. Characteristically the tumor tends to occur at an earlier than average age, individuals may have more than one primary tumor, the tumors may be multicentric, usually more than 25 percent of the individuals in direct lineal descent from the proband are affected, and the cancer predisposition in these families behaves as an autosomal dominant trait with about 60 percent penetrance.Heterozygote Detection: Identification of genetic carriers for a given trait.Family Health: The health status of the family as a unit including the impact of the health of one member of the family on the family as a unit and on individual family members; also, the impact of family organization or disorganization on the health status of its members.DNA-Binding Proteins: Proteins which bind to DNA. The family includes proteins which bind to both double- and single-stranded DNA and also includes specific DNA binding proteins in serum which can be used as markers for malignant diseases.Genetic Counseling: An educational process that provides information and advice to individuals or families about a genetic condition that may affect them. The purpose is to help individuals make informed decisions about marriage, reproduction, and other health management issues based on information about the genetic disease, the available diagnostic tests, and management programs. Psychosocial support is usually offered.Nuclear Proteins: Proteins found in the nucleus of a cell. Do not confuse with NUCLEOPROTEINS which are proteins conjugated with nucleic acids, that are not necessarily present in the nucleus.Gene Deletion: A genetic rearrangement through loss of segments of DNA or RNA, bringing sequences which are normally separated into close proximity. This deletion may be detected using cytogenetic techniques and can also be inferred from the phenotype, indicating a deletion at one specific locus.Breast Neoplasms, Male: Any neoplasms of the male breast. These occur infrequently in males in developed countries, the incidence being about 1% of that in females.DNA Primers: Short sequences (generally about 10 base pairs) of DNA that are complementary to sequences of messenger RNA and allow reverse transcriptases to start copying the adjacent sequences of mRNA. Primers are used extensively in genetic and molecular biology techniques.Tumor Suppressor Protein p53: Nuclear phosphoprotein encoded by the p53 gene (GENES, P53) whose normal function is to control CELL PROLIFERATION and APOPTOSIS. A mutant or absent p53 protein has been found in LEUKEMIA; OSTEOSARCOMA; LUNG CANCER; and COLORECTAL CANCER.Mutagenesis, Site-Directed: Genetically engineered MUTAGENESIS at a specific site in the DNA molecule that introduces a base substitution, or an insertion or deletion.Protein Structure, Tertiary: The level of protein structure in which combinations of secondary protein structures (alpha helices, beta sheets, loop regions, and motifs) pack together to form folded shapes called domains. Disulfide bridges between cysteines in two different parts of the polypeptide chain along with other interactions between the chains play a role in the formation and stabilization of tertiary structure. Small proteins usually consist of only one domain but larger proteins may contain a number of domains connected by segments of polypeptide chain which lack regular secondary structure.Genes, Recessive: Genes that influence the PHENOTYPE only in the homozygous state.Tumor Suppressor Proteins: Proteins that are normally involved in holding cellular growth in check. Deficiencies or abnormalities in these proteins may lead to unregulated cell growth and tumor development.Mutagenesis: Process of generating a genetic MUTATION. It may occur spontaneously or be induced by MUTAGENS.Codon: A set of three nucleotides in a protein coding sequence that specifies individual amino acids or a termination signal (CODON, TERMINATOR). Most codons are universal, but some organisms do not produce the transfer RNAs (RNA, TRANSFER) complementary to all codons. These codons are referred to as unassigned codons (CODONS, NONSENSE).Genes, Dominant: Genes that influence the PHENOTYPE both in the homozygous and the heterozygous state.Loss of Heterozygosity: The loss of one allele at a specific locus, caused by a deletion mutation; or loss of a chromosome from a chromosome pair, resulting in abnormal HEMIZYGOSITY. It is detected when heterozygous markers for a locus appear monomorphic because one of the ALLELES was deleted.Gene Frequency: The proportion of one particular in the total of all ALLELES for one genetic locus in a breeding POPULATION.Polymorphism, Genetic: The regular and simultaneous occurrence in a single interbreeding population of two or more discontinuous genotypes. The concept includes differences in genotypes ranging in size from a single nucleotide site (POLYMORPHISM, SINGLE NUCLEOTIDE) to large nucleotide sequences visible at a chromosomal level.Penetrance: The percent frequency with which a dominant or homozygous recessive gene or gene combination manifests itself in the phenotype of the carriers. (From Glossary of Genetics, 5th ed)Cell Line: Established cell cultures that have the potential to propagate indefinitely.Chromosome Mapping: Any method used for determining the location of and relative distances between genes on a chromosome.Gene Expression Regulation, Neoplastic: Any of the processes by which nuclear, cytoplasmic, or intercellular factors influence the differential control of gene action in neoplastic tissue.Carrier Proteins: Transport proteins that carry specific substances in the blood or across cell membranes.Syndrome: A characteristic symptom complex.DNA: A deoxyribonucleotide polymer that is the primary genetic material of all cells. Eukaryotic and prokaryotic organisms normally contain DNA in a double-stranded state, yet several important biological processes transiently involve single-stranded regions. DNA, which consists of a polysugar-phosphate backbone possessing projections of purines (adenine and guanine) and pyrimidines (thymine and cytosine), forms a double helix that is held together by hydrogen bonds between these purines and pyrimidines (adenine to thymine and guanine to cytosine).Protein Binding: The process in which substances, either endogenous or exogenous, bind to proteins, peptides, enzymes, protein precursors, or allied compounds. Specific protein-binding measures are often used as assays in diagnostic assessments.Promoter Regions, Genetic: DNA sequences which are recognized (directly or indirectly) and bound by a DNA-dependent RNA polymerase during the initiation of transcription. Highly conserved sequences within the promoter include the Pribnow box in bacteria and the TATA BOX in eukaryotes.Ubiquitin-Protein Ligases: A diverse class of enzymes that interact with UBIQUITIN-CONJUGATING ENZYMES and ubiquitination-specific protein substrates. Each member of this enzyme group has its own distinct specificity for a substrate and ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme. Ubiquitin-protein ligases exist as both monomeric proteins multiprotein complexes.Cell Line, Tumor: A cell line derived from cultured tumor cells.Genetic Linkage: The co-inheritance of two or more non-allelic GENES due to their being located more or less closely on the same CHROMOSOME.Binding Sites: The parts of a macromolecule that directly participate in its specific combination with another molecule.Models, Genetic: Theoretical representations that simulate the behavior or activity of genetic processes or phenomena. They include the use of mathematical equations, computers, and other electronic equipment.Membrane Proteins: Proteins which are found in membranes including cellular and intracellular membranes. They consist of two types, peripheral and integral proteins. They include most membrane-associated enzymes, antigenic proteins, transport proteins, and drug, hormone, and lectin receptors.Transfection: The uptake of naked or purified DNA by CELLS, usually meaning the process as it occurs in eukaryotic cells. It is analogous to bacterial transformation (TRANSFORMATION, BACTERIAL) and both are routinely employed in GENE TRANSFER TECHNIQUES.Models, Molecular: Models used experimentally or theoretically to study molecular shape, electronic properties, or interactions; includes analogous molecules, computer-generated graphics, and mechanical structures.RNA, Messenger: RNA sequences that serve as templates for protein synthesis. Bacterial mRNAs are generally primary transcripts in that they do not require post-transcriptional processing. Eukaryotic mRNA is synthesized in the nucleus and must be exported to the cytoplasm for translation. Most eukaryotic mRNAs have a sequence of polyadenylic acid at the 3' end, referred to as the poly(A) tail. The function of this tail is not known for certain, but it may play a role in the export of mature mRNA from the nucleus as well as in helping stabilize some mRNA molecules by retarding their degradation in the cytoplasm.Recombination, Genetic: Production of new arrangements of DNA by various mechanisms such as assortment and segregation, CROSSING OVER; GENE CONVERSION; GENETIC TRANSFORMATION; GENETIC CONJUGATION; GENETIC TRANSDUCTION; or mixed infection of viruses.Case-Control Studies: Studies which start with the identification of persons with a disease of interest and a control (comparison, referent) group without the disease. The relationship of an attribute to the disease is examined by comparing diseased and non-diseased persons with regard to the frequency or levels of the attribute in each group.Sequence Homology, Amino Acid: The degree of similarity between sequences of amino acids. This information is useful for the analyzing genetic relatedness of proteins and species.Consanguinity: The magnitude of INBREEDING in humans.Genomic Instability: An increased tendency of the GENOME to acquire MUTATIONS when various processes involved in maintaining and replicating the genome are dysfunctional.Microsatellite Repeats: A variety of simple repeat sequences that are distributed throughout the GENOME. They are characterized by a short repeat unit of 2-8 basepairs that is repeated up to 100 times. They are also known as short tandem repeats (STRs).Immunohistochemistry: Histochemical localization of immunoreactive substances using labeled antibodies as reagents.Genetic Variation: Genotypic differences observed among individuals in a population.Chromosomes, Human, Pair 17: A specific pair of GROUP E CHROMOSOMES of the human chromosome classification.Escherichia coli: A species of gram-negative, facultatively anaerobic, rod-shaped bacteria (GRAM-NEGATIVE FACULTATIVELY ANAEROBIC RODS) commonly found in the lower part of the intestine of warm-blooded animals. It is usually nonpathogenic, but some strains are known to produce DIARRHEA and pyogenic infections. Pathogenic strains (virotypes) are classified by their specific pathogenic mechanisms such as toxins (ENTEROTOXIGENIC ESCHERICHIA COLI), etc.Asian Continental Ancestry Group: Individuals whose ancestral origins are in the southeastern and eastern areas of the Asian continent.Genetic Markers: A phenotypically recognizable genetic trait which can be used to identify a genetic locus, a linkage group, or a recombination event.Polymorphism, Single Nucleotide: A single nucleotide variation in a genetic sequence that occurs at appreciable frequency in the population.Transcription, Genetic: The biosynthesis of RNA carried out on a template of DNA. The biosynthesis of DNA from an RNA template is called REVERSE TRANSCRIPTION.Mutant Proteins: Proteins produced from GENES that have acquired MUTATIONS.Sequence Alignment: The arrangement of two or more amino acid or base sequences from an organism or organisms in such a way as to align areas of the sequences sharing common properties. The degree of relatedness or homology between the sequences is predicted computationally or statistically based on weights assigned to the elements aligned between the sequences. This in turn can serve as a potential indicator of the genetic relatedness between the organisms.Genetic Complementation Test: A test used to determine whether or not complementation (compensation in the form of dominance) will occur in a cell with a given mutant phenotype when another mutant genome, encoding the same mutant phenotype, is introduced into that cell.Family: A social group consisting of parents or parent substitutes and children.Introns: Sequences of DNA in the genes that are located between the EXONS. They are transcribed along with the exons but are removed from the primary gene transcript by RNA SPLICING to leave mature RNA. Some introns code for separate genes.Genes, Tumor Suppressor: Genes that inhibit expression of the tumorigenic phenotype. They are normally involved in holding cellular growth in check. When tumor suppressor genes are inactivated or lost, a barrier to normal proliferation is removed and unregulated growth is possible.Age of Onset: The age, developmental stage, or period of life at which a disease or the initial symptoms or manifestations of a disease appear in an individual.Cloning, Molecular: The insertion of recombinant DNA molecules from prokaryotic and/or eukaryotic sources into a replicating vehicle, such as a plasmid or virus vector, and the introduction of the resultant hybrid molecules into recipient cells without altering the viability of those cells.Salpingectomy: Excision of one or both of the FALLOPIAN TUBES.Exome: That part of the genome that corresponds to the complete complement of EXONS of an organism or cell.Proto-Oncogene Proteins B-raf: A raf kinase subclass found at high levels in neuronal tissue. The B-raf Kinases are MAP kinase kinase kinases that have specificity for MAP KINASE KINASE 1 and MAP KINASE KINASE 2.Suppression, Genetic: Mutation process that restores the wild-type PHENOTYPE in an organism possessing a mutationally altered GENOTYPE. The second "suppressor" mutation may be on a different gene, on the same gene but located at a distance from the site of the primary mutation, or in extrachromosomal genes (EXTRACHROMOSOMAL INHERITANCE).Genetic Diseases, X-Linked: Genetic diseases that are linked to gene mutations on the X CHROMOSOME in humans (X CHROMOSOME, HUMAN) or the X CHROMOSOME in other species. Included here are animal models of human X-linked diseases.Polymorphism, Restriction Fragment Length: Variation occurring within a species in the presence or length of DNA fragment generated by a specific endonuclease at a specific site in the genome. Such variations are generated by mutations that create or abolish recognition sites for these enzymes or change the length of the fragment.Mutagens: Chemical agents that increase the rate of genetic mutation by interfering with the function of nucleic acids. A clastogen is a specific mutagen that causes breaks in chromosomes.Plasmids: Extrachromosomal, usually CIRCULAR DNA molecules that are self-replicating and transferable from one organism to another. They are found in a variety of bacterial, archaeal, fungal, algal, and plant species. They are used in GENETIC ENGINEERING as CLONING VECTORS.Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction: A variation of the PCR technique in which cDNA is made from RNA via reverse transcription. The resultant cDNA is then amplified using standard PCR protocols.Genes, APC: Tumor suppressor genes located in the 5q21 region on the long arm of human chromosome 5. The mutation of these genes is associated with familial adenomatous polyposis (ADENOMATOUS POLYPOSIS COLI) and GARDNER SYNDROME, as well as some sporadic colorectal cancers.Genes, ras: Family of retrovirus-associated DNA sequences (ras) originally isolated from Harvey (H-ras, Ha-ras, rasH) and Kirsten (K-ras, Ki-ras, rasK) murine sarcoma viruses. Ras genes are widely conserved among animal species and sequences corresponding to both H-ras and K-ras genes have been detected in human, avian, murine, and non-vertebrate genomes. The closely related N-ras gene has been detected in human neuroblastoma and sarcoma cell lines. All genes of the family have a similar exon-intron structure and each encodes a p21 protein.Proto-Oncogene Proteins: Products of proto-oncogenes. Normally they do not have oncogenic or transforming properties, but are involved in the regulation or differentiation of cell growth. They often have protein kinase activity.Mutagenesis, Insertional: Mutagenesis where the mutation is caused by the introduction of foreign DNA sequences into a gene or extragenic sequence. This may occur spontaneously in vivo or be experimentally induced in vivo or in vitro. Proviral DNA insertions into or adjacent to a cellular proto-oncogene can interrupt GENETIC TRANSLATION of the coding sequences or interfere with recognition of regulatory elements and cause unregulated expression of the proto-oncogene resulting in tumor formation.Signal Transduction: The intracellular transfer of information (biological activation/inhibition) through a signal pathway. In each signal transduction system, an activation/inhibition signal from a biologically active molecule (hormone, neurotransmitter) is mediated via the coupling of a receptor/enzyme to a second messenger system or to an ion channel. Signal transduction plays an important role in activating cellular functions, cell differentiation, and cell proliferation. Examples of signal transduction systems are the GAMMA-AMINOBUTYRIC ACID-postsynaptic receptor-calcium ion channel system, the receptor-mediated T-cell activation pathway, and the receptor-mediated activation of phospholipases. Those coupled to membrane depolarization or intracellular release of calcium include the receptor-mediated activation of cytotoxic functions in granulocytes and the synaptic potentiation of protein kinase activation. Some signal transduction pathways may be part of larger signal transduction pathways; for example, protein kinase activation is part of the platelet activation signal pathway.Cell Cycle Proteins: Proteins that control the CELL DIVISION CYCLE. This family of proteins includes a wide variety of classes, including CYCLIN-DEPENDENT KINASES, mitogen-activated kinases, CYCLINS, and PHOSPHOPROTEIN PHOSPHATASES as well as their putative substrates such as chromatin-associated proteins, CYTOSKELETAL PROTEINS, and TRANSCRIPTION FACTORS.Homologous Recombination: An exchange of DNA between matching or similar sequences.Risk Factors: An aspect of personal behavior or lifestyle, environmental exposure, or inborn or inherited characteristic, which, on the basis of epidemiologic evidence, is known to be associated with a health-related condition considered important to prevent.DNA, Mitochondrial: Double-stranded DNA of MITOCHONDRIA. In eukaryotes, the mitochondrial GENOME is circular and codes for ribosomal RNAs, transfer RNAs, and about 10 proteins.Fallopian Tube Neoplasms: Benign or malignant neoplasms of the FALLOPIAN TUBES. They are uncommon. If they develop, they may be located in the wall or within the lumen as a growth attached to the wall by a stalk.RNA Splice Sites: Nucleotide sequences located at the ends of EXONS and recognized in pre-messenger RNA by SPLICEOSOMES. They are joined during the RNA SPLICING reaction, forming the junctions between exons.Prognosis: A prediction of the probable outcome of a disease based on a individual's condition and the usual course of the disease as seen in similar situations.MutS Homolog 2 Protein: MutS homolog 2 protein is found throughout eukaryotes and is a homolog of the MUTS DNA MISMATCH-BINDING PROTEIN. It plays an essential role in meiotic RECOMBINATION and DNA REPAIR of mismatched NUCLEOTIDES.Genes, Lethal: Genes whose loss of function or gain of function MUTATION leads to the death of the carrier prior to maturity. They may be essential genes (GENES, ESSENTIAL) required for viability, or genes which cause a block of function of an essential gene at a time when the essential gene function is required for viability.Genetic Association Studies: The analysis of a sequence such as a region of a chromosome, a haplotype, a gene, or an allele for its involvement in controlling the phenotype of a specific trait, metabolic pathway, or disease.Protein-Serine-Threonine Kinases: A group of enzymes that catalyzes the phosphorylation of serine or threonine residues in proteins, with ATP or other nucleotides as phosphate donors.Saccharomyces cerevisiae: A species of the genus SACCHAROMYCES, family Saccharomycetaceae, order Saccharomycetales, known as "baker's" or "brewer's" yeast. The dried form is used as a dietary supplement.Adenocarcinoma: A malignant epithelial tumor with a glandular organization.Colorectal Neoplasms, Hereditary Nonpolyposis: A group of autosomal-dominant inherited diseases in which COLON CANCER arises in discrete adenomas. Unlike FAMILIAL POLYPOSIS COLI with hundreds of polyps, hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal neoplasms occur much later, in the fourth and fifth decades. HNPCC has been associated with germline mutations in mismatch repair (MMR) genes. It has been subdivided into Lynch syndrome I or site-specific colonic cancer, and LYNCH SYNDROME II which includes extracolonic cancer.
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Mutations in this gene cause Rubinstein-Taybi syndrome (RTS). Chromosomal translocations involving this gene have been ... Chai YL, Cui J, Shao N, Shyam E, Reddy P, Rao VN (January 1999). "The second BRCT domain of BRCA1 proteins interacts with p53 ... Genes & Development. 13 (1): 64-75. doi:10.1101/gad.13.1.64. PMC 316375 . PMID 9887100. Park YK, Ahn DR, Oh M, Lee T, Yang EG, ... "CBP-mediated post-translational N-glycosylation of BRCA2". International Journal of Oncology. 35 (2): 387-91. doi:10.3892/ijo_ ...
2011 Hai Yan leads a team of scientists from Duke and Johns Hopkins universities to identify mutations in a gene that makes ... cofounder of Human Genome Project Eugene Stead-Chairman of Internal Medicine. His work paved way for development of cardiac ... biochemist who discovered superoxide dismutase Eugene Gu, fetal tissue researcher and CEO of Ganogen Research Institute Philip ... 1995 Duke scientists link the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes to breast and ovarian cancers. 2001 Miguel Nicolelis develops a system that ...
Many breast cancers have defects in the BRCA1/BRCA2 HR repair pathway due to mutations in either BRCA1 or BRCA2, or other ... Cancers are very often deficient in expression of one or more DNA repair genes, but over-expression of a DNA repair gene is ... Both BRCA1 and BRCA2 are at least partially necessary for the HR pathway to function. Cells that are deficient in BRCA1 or ... in stark contrast to cells with at least one good copy of both BRCA1 and BRCA2. ...
"Cloning of human and mouse genes homologous to RAD52, a yeast gene involved in DNA repair and recombination". Mutation Research ... Chun J, Buechelmaier ES, Powell SN (2013). "Rad51 paralog complexes BCDX2 and CX3 act at different stages in the BRCA1-BRCA2- ... However, in the presence of a BRCA2 mutation, human RAD52 can mediate RAD51 assembly on ssDNA and substitute for BRCA2 in ... Of 21 genes in the homologous recombinational repair pathway and 7 genes in the non-homologous end joining pathway examined, ...
2002). "Low-penetrance susceptibility to breast cancer due to CHEK2(*)1100delC in noncarriers of BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutations". ... "A missense mutation in the BRCA2 gene in three siblings with ovarian cancer". British Journal of Cancer. 77 (8): 1199-202. doi: ... In 2002 and 2004, Stratton's team discovered mutations in the BRAF and ERBB2 genes in approximately 60 per cent of malignant ... In 1994 he assembled a research group that localised BRCA2, a major breast cancer susceptibility gene that repairs chromosomal ...
"Comparison of prophylactic oophorectomy specimens from carriers and noncarriers of a BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutation. United ... which led to the identification of breast cancer susceptibility genes BRCA1 and BRCA2. BRCA2 specifically was identified by a ... "A comprehensive model for familial breast cancer incorporating BRCA1, BRCA2 and other genes". British Journal of Cancer. 86 (1 ... to identify genes that predispose to cancer. His team pinpointed the RET gene as the cause of Multiple endocrine neoplasia type ...
... s involved in base excision repair (BER) may be associated with cancer risk in BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation carriers ... This screen showed that the NEIL1 gene had substantially increased hypermethylation, and of the 145 DNA repair genes evaluated ... 2014). "DNA Glycosylases Involved in Base Excision Repair May Be Associated with Cancer Risk in BRCA1 and BRCA2 Mutation ... For example, nearly 50% of somatic mutations of the tumor suppressor gene p53 in colorectal cancer are G:C to A:T transitions ...
"Epigenetic inactivation of the chromosomal stability control genes BRCA1, BRCA2, and XRCC5 in non-small cell lung cancer". Clin ... ALK gene rearrangements[edit]. Up to 7% of NSCLC patients have EML4-ALK translocations or mutations in the ROS1 gene; these ... Epigenetic gene silencing of DNA repair genes occurs frequently in NSCLC. At least nine DNA repair genes that normally function ... Epigenetic promoter methylation in DNA repair genes in NSCLC Gene Frequency of hyper- (or hypo-) methylation DNA repair pathway ...
The company's claims consist of harmful mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, the use of the mutations to diagnose and screen ... Court for the Southern District of New York found several of the patent claims on the BRCA1 and BRCA2 breast cancer genes held ... criteria would not have factored into the USPTO's decision to allow Myriad Genetics to patent the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes. Myriad ... Patents Act 1990 (Cth). Lawson, C. "Patenting genes and gene sequences and competition: patenting at the expense of competition ...
... gene encodes proteins that bind to DNA and regulate gene expression to prevent mutations of the genome. In humans, the ... BRCA1, BRCA2, BRCC3, BRE, CEBPZ, CDC14A, Cdk1, CFLAR, CHEK1, CCNG1, CREBBP, CREB1, Cyclin H, CDK7, DNA-PKcs, E4F1, EFEMP2, ... "Structure of the 53BP1 BRCT region bound to p53 and its comparison to the Brca1 BRCT structure". Genes & Development. 16 (5): ... The TP53 gene is the most frequently mutated gene (>50%) in human cancer, indicating that the TP53 gene plays a crucial role in ...
Mutações encontradas no gene do BRCA1[editar , editar código-fonte]. Espectro de mutações deletérias em BRCA1 (n=57) e BRCA2 (n ... BRCA1 (em inglês, breast cancer 1, early onset) é um gene humano pertencente a classe dos genes supressores de tumor conservado ... Liede A, Karlan BY, Narod SA (2004). «Cancer risks for male carriers of germline mutations in BRCA1 or BRCA2: a review of the ... O gene BRCA1 apresenta penetrância incompleta. No caso do câncer de mama as mutações no gene BRCA1 apresentam uma penetrância ...
CtIP binds to the BRCT repeats within the breast cancer gene BRCA1 and enables CtBP to influence BRCA1 activity. Both proteins ... That is, regulatory proteins that bind to sequence-specific DNA-binding proteins and help turn genes off. CtBPs do this by ... Fuks F, Milner J, Kouzarides T (1998). "BRCA2 associates with acetyltransferase activity when bound to P/CAF". Oncogene. 17 (19 ... of the carboxyl terminus-binding protein with the Smad corepressor TGIF is disrupted by a holoprosencephaly mutation in TGIF". ...
MSH6 or BRCA2 can cause up to 100-fold increases in mutation frequency Epigenetic deficiencies in DNA repair gene protein ... The mutated genes usually belong to classes of caretaker, gatekeeper, landscaper or several other genes. Mutation ultimately ... Epigeneticically deficient DNA repair proteins include BRCA1, WRN, MGMT, MLH1, MSH2, ERCC1, PMS2, XPF, P53, PCNA and OGG1, and ... Driver mutations tend to cause clonal expansions. Passenger mutation = a mutation that has no effect on the fitness of a clone ...
Commercial testing for BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations has been available in most developed countries since at least 2004. In ... Prophylactic oophorectomy (removal of ovaries) and mastectomy in individuals with high-risk mutations of BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes ... If a mother or a sister was diagnosed breast cancer, the risk of a hereditary BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutation is about 2-fold ... Two autosomal dominant genes, BRCA1 and BRCA2, account for most of the cases of familial breast cancer. Women who carry a ...
Other gene products involved in mismatch repair (subsequent to initiation by MMR genes) include DNA polymerase delta, PCNA, RPA ... Only a minority of sporadic cancers with a DNA repair deficiency have a mutation in a DNA repair gene. However, a majority of ... Chang Z, Zhang W, Chang Z, Song M, Qin Y, Chang F, Guo H, Wei Q (2015). "Expression characteristics of FHIT, p53, BRCA2 and ... Wang Y, Cortez D, Yazdi P, Neff N, Elledge SJ, Qin J (April 2000). "BASC, a super complex of BRCA1-associated proteins involved ...
No single gene is responsible for prostate cancer; many different genes have been implicated. Mutations in BRCA1 and BRCA2, ... "The risk of cancer associated with specific mutations of BRCA1 and BRCA2 among Ashkenazi Jews". N. Engl. J. Med. 336 (20): 1401 ... Other tumor suppressor genes that are thought to play a role in prostate cancer include PTEN (gene) and KAI1. "Up to 70 percent ... Other linked genes include the Hereditary Prostate cancer gene 1 (HPC1), the androgen receptor, and the vitamin D receptor. ...
No single gene is responsible for prostate cancer; many different genes have been implicated. Mutations in BRCA1 and BRCA2, ... "The risk of cancer associated with specific mutations of BRCA1 and BRCA2 among Ashkenazi Jews". N. Engl. J. Med. 336 (20): 1401 ... Other tumor suppressor genes that are thought to play a role in prostate cancer include PTEN (gene) and KAI1. "Up to 70 percent ... ZIP1 is now called a tumor suppressor gene product for the gene SLC39A1. The cause of the epigenetic silencing is unknown. ...
BRCA1.MCF, BRCA2.MCF, and SPO.MCF), differentially expressed gene sets from Hedenfalk et al. (25). Genes in red box, the genes ... and BRCA2 versus WT) revealed notable changes in gene expression, indicating that the heterozygous mutations in BRCA1 and BRCA2 ... Altered Gene Expression in Morphologically Normal Epithelial Cells from Heterozygous Carriers of BRCA1 or BRCA2 Mutations. ... Altered Gene Expression in Morphologically Normal Epithelial Cells from Heterozygous Carriers of BRCA1 or BRCA2 Mutations ...
... legal challenge against US-based biotech company Myriad Genetics after it was granted a patent over the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes. ... Mutations in the genes dramatically increase a womans chance of ... The frequency of BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations is ... The two genes, BRCA1 and BRCA2, code for two different tumour suppressor proteins that help repair DNA damaged by radiation or ... or more for any Australian woman who wanted to test for a mutation in the BRCA1 gene. ...
We extended this study to the other classes of familial breast cancer (FBC), including 62 tumors (18 BRCA1, 16 BRCA2 and 28 non ... We found that BRCA1-related tumors are preferentially basal-like, whereas non-BRCA1/2 familial tumors are mainly luminal A ... BRCA1/2), with the same panel of 25 immunohistochemical (IHC) markers and histological grade obtaining a similar classification ... our group described these breast cancer subtypes in 50 non-BRCA1/2 familial tumors using immunohistochemistry assays. ...
Utilization of Screening and Preventive Surgery Among Unaffected Carriers of a BRCA1 or BRCA2 Gene Mutation ... Variants of the IL8 and IL8RB Genes and Risk for Gastric Cardia Adenocarcinoma and Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma ... Uptake of Offer to Receive Genetic Information about BRCA1 and BRCA2 Mutations in an Australian Population-Based Study ... Prevalence of BRCA1 Mutation Carriers among U.S. Non-Hispanic Whites. Alice S. Whittemore, Gail Gong, Esther M. John, Valerie ...
Scientists can clone the tumor suppressor genes BRCA1 and BRCA2. Inherited mutations in these genes can predict an increased ... 1984: Researchers discover a new gene in rats. The human version, called HER2, was found to be linked with more aggressive ... For example, the Oncotype DX test can examine a part of the tumor to find out which genes are active in it. Doctors can use ... The ability to isolate specific genes and classify breast cancer is the beginning of more tailored treatment options. ...
... in her cousin who was diagnosed at age 36 and was the only family member to have undergone full diagnostic BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene ... Although BRCA1 and BRCA2-specific genetic testing is rapidly evolving in the clinical setting, mutations in these genes are ... In the mid 1990s, a classical linkage approach identified germline mutations in two genes, BRCA1 and BRCA2, which are ... and include the genes BRCA1, BRCA2 (FANCD1), FANCN (PALB2), FANCJ (BRIP1), RAD51C (FANCO) and RAD51D. Thus, in addition to the ...
A mutation in the BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene confers a significant increase in risk for breast and ovarian cancer.. ... Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer (HBOC) is caused by a deleterious germline mutation in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes. HBOC is ... BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations are the most common cause of hereditary breast cancer.. ... 17. Hartmann LC, Sellers TA, Schaid DJ, et al: Efficacy of bilateral prophylactic mastectomy in BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutation ...
... for BRCA1 and BRCA2mutations is a very rare finding, particularly in non-Ashkenazi individuals, and only a few cases have been ... Randall TC, Bell KA, Rebane BA, Rubin SC, Boyd J (1998) Germline mutations of the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes in a breast and ovarian ... Four new cases of double heterozygosity for BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations: clinical, pathological, and family characteristics ... Double heterozygotes from the Ashkenazi founder mutations in BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes. Am J Hum Genet 63:1224-1227CrossRefPubMed ...
Inherited mutations of the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, identified in 1990 and 1995 respectively, inactivate the repair capacity of ... Should women with a BRCA gene mutation be advised to have a hysterectomy after they have completed childbearing? ... risk of breast cancer if one carries a BRCA1 mutation and a 45% risk with a BRCA2 mutation. Lifetime risk for ovarian cancer in ... of women with the BRCA1 mutations and 11% to 17% with the BRCA2 mutations will develop ovarian cancer by age 70. ...
... they would order for healthy women 41 to 43 who have a relative with breast or ovarian cancer who tested positive for the gene ... Genetic testing of mutations in two genes that raise the risk of breast and ovarian cancer, known as BRCA1 and BRCA2, began in ... A comprehensive gene test to look for BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations is recommended for women with the cancers. But the National ... When asked to consider a case in which a harmful BRCA1 mutation was found in a mother with cancer, only 20 percent of doctors ...
BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations and risk of breast cancer. Public health perspectives. Am J Prev Med 1999;16: 91-98. ... Host genes and infectious diseases: HIV, other pathogens, and a public health perspective. Am J Prev Med 1999; 16: 141-154. ... Highly penetrant gene variants ideally should also be studied in a population-based setting. Although BRCA1 mutations are ... In addition, many population-based studies will focus on lower-penetrance gene variants. Lower-penetrance gene variants by ...
... five deleterious mutations in BRCA1 gene and four mutations in BRCA2 gene. Four novel mutations were found: one in BRCA1 (c. ... It is now well known that both BRCA1 and BRCA2 are essential genes for cellular development. BRCA1 and BRCA2 defective cell ... Mutations linked to BRCA2. Given the complexity of mutation screening for BRCA2, these common mutations may simplify the ... BRCA1 and BRCA2 pathogenic germline mutations found in Moroccan population.. Recently, a study aiming to decipher BRCA1 gene ...
specific gene mutations are targeted using the Electrophoresis process. The two. genes, BRCA1 and BRCA2 isolated in 1994 and ... BRCA1 is located on chromosome 17q21 and BRCA2 on. 13q(Internet 2). A person that possesses certain mutations to these genes ... The disease is cause by mutations found on. the BRCA1 or 2 tumour suppresser genes (Internet 3). BRCA1 has 24 exons. ... 17). BRCA2 has mutations that function the same as BRCA1 (ACCV Pg. 18). ...
Mutations in BRCA2 and its sister gene BRCA1 are responsible for about half of hereditary cases of breast cancer. ... The function of BRCA2, the gene first linked to the development of breast and ovarian cancers in 1995, has been successfully ... Andrew Yen, pathology, whose research focuses on tumor suppresser genes.. Scientists hope that the research will one day lead ... Mutations in BRCA2 and its sister gene BRCA1 are responsible for about half of hereditary cases of breast cancer. ...
The 6174delT BRCA2 mutation is approximately as common as the 185delAG BRCA1 mutation, and the 5382insC mutation is about half ... BRCA1 is believed to be a tumor suppressor gene (Ormitom, 1996).. BRCA2 is believed to be equal in importance to the BRCA1 gene ... Mutation in susceptible genes of high penetrance such as BRCA1 and BRCA2 is estimated to account for 3% to %5 of all breast ... 8.-Breast and/or ovarian cancer risk in Jewish women: Role of the 185delAG and other mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes. ...
BRCA1/2 carriers were identified by mutational analysis. Other risk groups were defined by different levels of family history ... Four BC risk categories included BRCA1/2 carriers, increased, intermediate, and slightly increased risk. Women who developed BC ... Utilization of screening and preventive surgery among unaffected carriers of a BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutation. Cancer Epidemiol ... Following the discovery the mutant BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes which predispose carriers for BC and OC [1, 2], many high-risk women ...
Women with a faulty breast cancer gene might face a greater chance of rare but deadly uterine tumors despite having their ... About 1 in 400 women in the U.S., and more of eastern European descent, have faulty BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes that greatly raise ... Researchers were alarmed to see four of these cases among the 296 women with BRCA1 mutations. None were seen in women with ... But the role of BRCA genes in uterine cancer isnt known, Kauff said.. His study looked at 1,200 women diagnosed with BRCA gene ...
Most HBOC is due to mutations in breast cancer susceptibility gene 1 (BRCA1) or 2 (BRCA2). ... Both BRCA1 and BRCA2 are tumor suppressor genes. Located at position 21 of the long arm of chromosome 17 (17q21), BRCA1 was the ... Functional, nonmutant (wild-type) BRCA1 (wild-type BRCA1) and BRCA2 (wild-type BRCA2) encode proteins (BRCA1 or BRCA2 proteins ... In cancers that involve a BRCA1/2 mutation, often dubbed "BRCA-positive" cancers, the aberrant BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene turns off ...
However, the study also found that for women with a mutation in the BRCA2 gene, there was no difference in their chances of ... Healthy women who carry a breast cancer-causing mutation in the BRCA1 gene, not only reduce their risk of developing the ... The study of 1696 BRCA1 mutation carriers and 1139 BRCA2 mutation carriers in The Netherlands is the first to prospectively ... In other words, BRCA1 mutation carriers opting for BRRM had a lower risk of dying from breast cancer than BRCA1 mutation ...
In 1996, Myriad launched their BRACAnalysis product, which detects certain mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes that put ... isolated and sequenced the BRCA2 gene, and the first BRCA2 patent was filed in the U.S. by the University of Utah and other ... Had Myriad created an innovative method of manipulating genes while searching for the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, it could possibly ... Similarly, this case does not involve patents on new applications of knowledge about the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes. Judge Bryson ...
After investigators found the BRCA1 gene mutation in 1994 and BRCA2 mutation in 1995, we began looking for the unexplained ... The test currently detects mutations in about 40 genes, with a focus on mutations associated with breast and ovarian cancers. ... How do genetic mutations like BRCA1 and BRCA2 contribute to early-onset breast cancer? ... the genetic screening panel that now includes BRCA1 and BRCA2 (since the Supreme Court ruling that human genes may not be ...
p,Removing ovaries by 35 can cut a womans risk of breast and ovarian cancer by up to 80 percent if she has a bad gene, a new ... They all had mutations to the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, which are well known to raise the risk of breast, ovarian and other ... But just for women with certain BRCA1 mutations.. Women with BRCA2 mutations didnt benefit as much. BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations ... "This really validates for those of us who take care of women who have a high-risk BRCA1gene, that removing the ovaries and ...
Absence of 185delAG mutation of the BRCA1 gene and 6174delT mutation of the BRCA2 gene in Ashkenazi Jewish men with prostate ... The frequency of founder mutations in the BRCA1, BRCA2, and APC genes in Australian Ashkenazi Jews: implications for the ... associated with the common Ashkenazi founder mutations of the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, and to investigate the histopathology ... The Jewish Ashkenazi founder mutations in the BRCA1/BRCA2 genes are not found at an increased frequency in Ashkenazi patients ...
The gene mutations in BRCA1 and BRCA2, which significantly increase risk for breast and some other cancers, are an example of ... The study participants were people who had chosen to be tested for the BRCA genes. "Its usually, although not always, a woman ... BRCA1 and BRCA2 are just the tip of the iceberg of genetic information that people are going to have to cull through as we move ... Photomicrograph of BRCA2 gene on chromosome 13 (red and green probes). Photo copyright © Dorothy Warburton, PhD/Phototake As ...
The precise biological roles of BRCA1 and BRCA2 are not known.. Once the genes were isolated, it was possible to analyze the ... In comparison, the percentage of people in the general U.S. population that have any mutation in BRCA1 has been estimated to be ... Two of the alterations tested were in the BRCA1 gene (185delAG and 5382insC) and one in the BRCA2 gene (6174delT). ... Questions About the BRCA1 and BRCA2 Gene Study and Breast Cancer. May 1997. *What was the purpose of the study? ...
  • Struewing J, Abeliovich D, Peretz T, Avishai N, Kaback MM, Collins FS, Brody LC (1995) The carrier frequency of the BRCA1 185delAG mutation is approximately 1 percent in Ashkenazi Jewish individuals. (springer.com)
  • Another team led by Rong Mao, MD, and Hunter Best, PhD, at ARUP works with Tavtigian to upload new findings, and verify literature reports on mutations classified as definitely pathogenic or definitely benign. (cnbc.com)
  • Most people use the databases to look at the mutations where initial analyses can't tell whether they are pathogenic, benign, or somewhere in-between. (cnbc.com)
  • We wanted to know whether there was a trend towards a more frequently described mutation type and what the proportion of pathogenic mutations was. (springer.com)
  • Although evidence-based risk management is only possible in a relatively small group of families, as it is limited by the identification of an underlying genetic mutation, the benefits for those individuals are well established . (prolekare.cz)
  • The child of an affected parent has a 50 percent chance of inheriting the genetic mutation that causes HD. (encyclopedia.com)
  • T, exon 11) after the ATM study had been performed, had previously been excluded for BRCA1 , BRCA2 , and TP53 mutations. (bmj.com)
  • TP53 gene mutation testing is considered medically necessary for individuals diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia or hypodiploid acute lymphocytic leukemia to identify those who would benefit from treatment with chemotherapy. (wellpoint.com)
  • TP53 gene mutation testing is considered investigational and not medically necessary in individuals not meeting the criteria above. (wellpoint.com)
  • TP53 gene mutation testing using panels of genes (with or without next generation sequencing) is considered investigational and not medically necessary unless all components of the panel have been determined to be medically necessary based on the criteria above. (wellpoint.com)
  • however, no other inherited phenotypes are associated specifically with germline mutations involving TP53. (wellpoint.com)
  • Hartge P, Struewing JP, Wacholder S, Brody LC, Tucker MA (1999) The prevalence of common BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations among Ashkenazi Jews. (springer.com)
  • The cost of detecting a mutation within a population of women is highly dependent on the prevalence of the mutation in the population. (aacrjournals.org)
  • Clarifying the prevalence and predictors of these mutations in a wider spectrum of the general population, including understudied groups like African-Americans and older women, is important and long overdue, said epidemiologist Malone, a member of the Hutchinson Center s Public Health Sciences Division. (webwire.com)
  • The Brca2 -deficient mice were generated previously by replacing exon 10 and a portion of exon 11 by gene targeting method ( 5 ). (aacrjournals.org)
  • An evolutionarily conserved 29-amino-acid region (amino acids 1,088-1,116) is located between repeats 1 and 2 ( Fig. 1 A ). Here, we describe the functional analysis of a mutant allele of Brca2 with an in-frame deletion of 87 bases in exon 11, encoding these 29 amino acids. (aacrjournals.org)
  • Universal primers were used to amplify four regions of the BRCA1 gene (exons 2,8,13 and 22) and one region (exon 9) of BRCA2 gene using specific PCR. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Sequence analysis revealed that probands I/2 and II/1 carried a missense mutation (G/C) in exon 1a of the CDKN2A gene (b), causing an arginine to proline amino acid change in codon 24 (R24P) affecting only the p16INK4a transcript variant (c). (intechopen.com)
  • The effect of the mutation on splicing was examined by exon trapping in COS-7 cells and by RT-PCR on RNA isolated from whole blood. (biomedcentral.com)
  • A novel BRCA2 variant in the splice donor site of exon 21 (nucleotide 8982+1 G→A/c.8754+1 G→A) was identified. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Such mutations may result in chemotherapy resistance and adverse prognosis, but may also be exploited by existing or emerging targeted therapies that produce synthetic lethal states. (aacrjournals.org)
  • However, the study also found that for women with a mutation in the BRCA2 gene, there was no difference in their chances of dying from the disease whether they opted to have their breasts removed (bilateral risk-reducing mastectomy or BRRM) or chose to have closer surveillance instead. (eurekalert.org)
  • The initial impetus for the current study was the observation in late 1994 that three high-risk Ashkenazi families studied at the NIH carried an identical alteration in BRCA1 (185delAG). (genome.gov)
  • Counselors spent an average of 4.2 h providing genetic counseling for women at risk of having a susceptibility mutation. (aacrjournals.org)
  • If they thought that the relative didn't think genetic testing was a good idea, they were much less likely to share that information, even though both sets of relatives are at equal risk of having the mutation," said Dr. Daly. (acpinternist.org)
  • One thousand eleven patients at H and IS increased risk were tested for BRCA1/2 mutations. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Considering these results, women who previously had BC and had survived ten years could be selected for BRCA1 analysis among family members at high risk of hereditary BC during genetic counselling. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Long-term outcomes of BRCA1/BRCA2 testing: risk reduction and surveillance. (cdc.gov)
  • nowadays we use next generation sequencing methods (massive parallel sequencing) with testing of panels of high-risk genes. (prolekare.cz)
  • Compared to truncating mutations in BRCA1 and BRCA2 , the relative risk associated with CHEK2*1100delC is moderate - approximately twofold. (clinlabint.com)
  • Spurdle AB, Healey S, Devereau A et al (2012) ENIGMA-evidence-based network for the interpretation of germline mutant alleles: an international initiative to evaluate risk and clinical significance associated with sequence variation in BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes. (springer.com)
  • Not only did the markers provide a possible clue for finding the HD gene and understanding the mechanism by which the gene causes brain cells to die, this discovery meant that predictive testing for some individuals at risk for HD was possible through the use of a technique called linkage. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Linkage testing requires the collection and analysis of blood samples from affected and elderly unaffected relatives of the at-risk individual who asks for testing to trace the pattern of inheritance of the HD gene in a specific family. (encyclopedia.com)
  • The discovery of the HD gene in 1993 (Huntington's Disease Collaborative Research Group) made testing more accurate, less expensive, faster, and possible for every person at risk for HD. (encyclopedia.com)
  • 1995) Somatic mutations in the SH2 gene in microsatellite unstable colorectal carcinomas. (springer.com)
  • Second, there are somatic mutations, which arise over the course of one's life as a result of advancing age, cigarette smoking or other environmental influences. (cdc.gov)
  • In August 1994, Mark Skolnick, a founder of Myriad and scientist at University of Utah, and researchers at Myriad, along with colleagues at the University of Utah, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and McGill University published the sequence of BRCA1, which they had isolated. (wikipedia.org)
  • These were the funds that allowed Myriad to rapidly sequence the BRCA2 gene and finalize a robust diagnostic test. (wikipedia.org)
  • Likewise, is a synthetic gene product patentable if a single base change is incorporated into the sequence? (outsourcepharma.com)
  • Single-gene disorders (also called Mendelian or monogenic) are caused by mutations in the deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) sequence of one gene. (encyclopedia.com)
  • The primary mission of the project is to develop research tools -- genetic and physical maps, DNA sequence information, and new technology -- to allow researchers to find and analyze genes quickly and efficiently. (genome.gov)
  • In general, harmful mutations in both alleles of the first two classes are needed for malignant transformation [16, but only one allele of oncogenes need be mutated . (cancernetwork.com)
  • They found a way to make BRCA2 crystallize and used x-ray crystallography to determine its structure. (cornellsun.com)
  • 17). The irrelevant information known as introns found on BRCA1 range in size from 403 base pairs to 9.2 kilobases (Internet 3). (artscolumbia.org)
  • The Court held that merely isolating genes that are found in nature does not make them patentable. (wikipedia.org)
  • Providing counseling and testing to the study population averaged $8034 per mutation found. (aacrjournals.org)
  • We have generated transgenic mice expressing mutant Brca2 and found the mutant embryonic fibroblasts to be specifically sensitive to alkylating agents that result in O 6 -methylguanine adducts. (aacrjournals.org)
  • We found no difference in the severity of symptoms or in the age of presentation between the patients with and without the mutation. (bvsalud.org)
  • Nor is it clear whether interventions will improve quality of life or survival in all individuals found to harbor inherited mutations. (cancernetwork.com)
  • From papers describing mutations in recessive diseases, it is often very difficult or even impossible to determine which combination of mutations were found in the patients analysed. (hgvs.org)
  • We found that, although new mutations are described each year as reflected in current database records, very few of them are reported in papers. (springer.com)
  • But in mice deficient in BRCA1, we found that estrogen plus progesterone has a particularly large effect in stimulating the growth of mammary epithelial cells − an effect much greater than the effects of either hormone used alone," Rosen said. (innovations-report.com)
  • The region containing that gene had just been sequenced at the Sanger Institute, and within two weeks the ICR team had not only confirmed the discovery but found five more mutations. (mondediplo.com)
  • We describe the parental origin and functional characterization of a novel de novo BRCA2 splice site mutation found in a patient exhibiting a ductal carcinoma at the age of 40. (biomedcentral.com)
  • The mutation was not found in any of the patient's parents or in the mother's carcinoma, showing it is a de novo mutation. (biomedcentral.com)