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)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.Breast Neoplasms: Tumors or cancer of the human BREAST.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.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.Jews: An ethnic group with historical ties to the land of ISRAEL and the religion of JUDAISM.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.Heterozygote: An individual having different alleles at one or more loci regarding a specific character.Rad51 Recombinase: A Rec A recombinase found in eukaryotes. Rad51 is involved in DNA REPAIR of double-strand breaks.Genetic Predisposition to Disease: A latent susceptibility to disease at the genetic level, which may be activated under certain conditions.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.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.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.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 Mutational Analysis: Biochemical identification of mutational changes in a nucleotide sequence.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.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.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.Salpingectomy: Excision of one or both of the FALLOPIAN TUBES.Transcription Factors: Endogenous substances, usually proteins, which are effective in the initiation, stimulation, or termination of the genetic transcription process.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.Homologous Recombination: An exchange of DNA between matching or similar sequences.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.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.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.Genomic Instability: An increased tendency of the GENOME to acquire MUTATIONS when various processes involved in maintaining and replicating the genome are dysfunctional.Heterozygote Detection: Identification of genetic carriers for a given trait.PhthalazinesFamily 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.Cell Line, Tumor: A cell line derived from cultured tumor cells.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.Replication Protein A: A single-stranded DNA-binding protein that is found in EUKARYOTIC CELLS. It is required for DNA REPLICATION; DNA REPAIR; and GENETIC RECOMBINATION.Receptor, Cannabinoid, CB1: A subclass of cannabinoid receptor found primarily on central and peripheral NEURONS where it may play a role modulating NEUROTRANSMITTER release.Cytokinesis: The process by which the CYTOPLASM of a cell is divided.Stem Cell Research: Experimentation on STEM CELLS and on the use of stem cells.Chromosomes, Artificial, Bacterial: DNA constructs that are composed of, at least, a REPLICATION ORIGIN, for successful replication, propagation to and maintenance as an extra chromosome in bacteria. In addition, they can carry large amounts (about 200 kilobases) of other sequence for a variety of bioengineering purposes.Recombinases: A broad category of enzymes that are involved in the process of GENETIC RECOMBINATION.Meiosis: A type of CELL NUCLEUS division, occurring during maturation of the GERM CELLS. Two successive cell nucleus divisions following a single chromosome duplication (S PHASE) result in daughter cells with half the number of CHROMOSOMES as the parent cells.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.Poly(ADP-ribose) Polymerases: Enzymes that catalyze the transfer of multiple ADP-RIBOSE groups from nicotinamide-adenine dinucleotide (NAD) onto protein targets, thus building up a linear or branched homopolymer of repeating ADP-ribose units i.e., POLY ADENOSINE DIPHOSPHATE RIBOSE.Internet: A loose confederation of computer communication networks around the world. The networks that make up the Internet are connected through several backbone networks. The Internet grew out of the US Government ARPAnet project and was designed to facilitate information exchange.Physician-Patient Relations: The interactions between physician and patient.Research Personnel: Those individuals engaged in research.Privacy: The state of being free from intrusion or disturbance in one's private life or affairs. (Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed, 1993)Confidentiality: The privacy of information and its protection against unauthorized disclosure.Computer Security: Protective measures against unauthorized access to or interference with computer operating systems, telecommunications, or data structures, especially the modification, deletion, destruction, or release of data in computers. It includes methods of forestalling interference by computer viruses or so-called computer hackers aiming to compromise stored data.Egypt: A country in northern Africa, bordering the Mediterranean Sea, between Libya and the Gaza Strip, and the Red Sea north of Sudan, and includes the Asian Sinai Peninsula Its capital is Cairo.Periodicals as Topic: A publication issued at stated, more or less regular, intervals.Journal Impact Factor: A quantitative measure of the frequency on average with which articles in a journal have been cited in a given period of time.Informed Consent: Voluntary authorization, by a patient or research subject, with full comprehension of the risks involved, for diagnostic or investigative procedures, and for medical and surgical treatment.

Survival in familial, BRCA1-associated, and BRCA2-associated epithelial ovarian cancer. United Kingdom Coordinating Committee for Cancer Research (UKCCCR) Familial Ovarian Cancer Study Group. (1/929)

The natural history of hereditary and BRCA1- and BRCA2-associated epithelial ovarian cancer may differ from that of sporadic disease. The purpose of this study was to compare the clinical characteristics of BRCA1- and BRCA2-associated hereditary ovarian cancer, hereditary ovarian cancer with no identified BRCA1/2 mutation, and ovarian cancer in population-based controls. BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation testing was carried out on index cases from 119 families with site-specific epithelial ovarian cancer or breast-ovarian cancer. We estimated overall survival in 151 patients from 57 BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation families and compared it with that in 119 patients from 62 families in which a BRCA1/2 mutation was not identified. We compared clinical outcome and data on tumor histopathology, grade, and stage. We also compared survival in familial epithelial ovarian cancer, whether or not a mutation was identified, with that of an age-matched set of population control cases. Overall survival at 5 years was 21% (95% confidence interval, 14-28) in cases from BRCA1 mutation families, 25% (8-42) in BRCA2 mutation families, and 19% (12-26) in families with no identified mutation (P = 0.91). Survival in familial ovarian cancer cases as a whole was significantly worse than for population controls (P = 0.005). In the familial cases, we found no differences in histopathological type, grade, or stage according to mutation status. Compared to population control cases, mucinous tumors occurred less frequently in the familial cases (2 versus 12%, P<0.001), and a greater proportion of the familial cases presented with advanced disease (83% stage III/IV versus 56%; P = 0.001). We have shown that survival in familial ovarian cancer cases is worse than that in sporadic cases, whether or not a BRCA1/2 mutation was identified, perhaps reflecting a difference in biology analogous to that observed in breast cancer.  (+info)

Exclusion of a major role for the PTEN tumour-suppressor gene in breast carcinomas. (2/929)

PTEN is a novel tumour-suppressor gene located on chromosomal band 10q23.3. This region displays frequent loss of heterozygosity (LOH) in a variety of human neoplasms including breast carcinomas. The detection of PTEN mutations in Cowden disease and in breast carcinoma cell lines suggests that PTEN may be involved in mammary carcinogenesis. We here report a mutational analysis of tumour specimens from 103 primary breast carcinomas and constitutive DNA from 25 breast cancer families. The entire coding region of PTEN was screened by single-strand conformation polymorphism (SSCP) analysis and direct sequencing using intron-based primers. No germline mutations could be identified in the breast cancer families and only one sporadic carcinoma carried a PTEN mutation at one allele. In addition, all sporadic tumours were analysed for homozygous deletions by differential polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and for allelic loss using the microsatellite markers D10S215, D10S564 and D10S573. No homozygous deletions were detected and only 10 out of 94 informative tumours showed allelic loss in the PTEN region. These results suggest that PTEN does not play a major role in breast cancer formation.  (+info)

High frequency of germ-line BRCA2 mutations among Hungarian male breast cancer patients without family history. (3/929)

To determine the contribution of BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations to the pathogenesis of male breast cancer in Hungary, the country with the highest male breast cancer mortality rates in continental Europe, a series of 18 male breast cancer patients and three patients with gynecomastia was analyzed for germ-line mutations in both BRCA1 and BRCA2. Although no germ-line BRCA1 mutation was observed, 6 of the 18 male breast cancer cases (33%) carried truncating mutations in the BRCA2 gene. Unexpectedly, none of them reported a family history for breast/ovarian cancer. Four of six truncating mutations were novel, and two mutations were recurrent. Four patients (22%) had a family history of breast/ovarian cancer in at least one first- or second-degree relative; however, no BRCA2 mutation was identified among them. No mutation was identified in either of the genes in the gynecomastias. These results provide evidence for a strong genetic component of male breast cancer in Hungary.  (+info)

Benefits and costs of screening Ashkenazi Jewish women for BRCA1 and BRCA2. (4/929)

PURPOSE: To determine the survival benefit and cost-effectiveness of screening Ashkenazi Jewish women for three specific BRCA1/2 gene mutations. METHODS: We used a Markov model and Monte Carlo analysis to estimate the survival benefit and cost-effectiveness of screening for three specific mutations in a population in which their prevalence is 2.5% and the associated cancer risks are 56% for breast cancer and 16% for ovarian cancer. We assumed that the sensitivity and specificity of the test were 98% and 99%, respectively, that bilateral prophylactic oophorectomy would reduce ovarian cancer risk by 45%, and that bilateral prophylactic mastectomy would reduce breast cancer risk by 90%. We used Medicare payment data for treatment costs and Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results data for cancer survival. RESULTS: Our model suggests that genetic screening of this population could prolong average nondiscounted survival by 38 days (95% probability interval, 22 to 57 days) for combined surgery, 33 days (95% probability interval, 18 to 43 days) for mastectomy, 11 days (95% probability interval, 4 to 25 days) for oophorectomy, and 6 days (95% probability interval, 3 to 8 days) for surveillance. The respective cost-effectiveness ratios per life-year saved, with a discount rate of 3%, are $20,717, $29,970, $72,780, and $134,273. CONCLUSION: In this Ashkenazi Jewish population, with a high prevalence of BRCA1/2 mutations, genetic screening may significantly increase average survival and, depending on costs and screening/treatment strategies, may be cost-effective by the standards of accepted cancer screening tests. According to our model, screening is cost-effective only if all women who test positive undergo prophylactic surgery. These estimates require confirmation through prospective observational studies and clinical trials.  (+info)

The prevalence of common BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations among Ashkenazi Jews. (5/929)

Three founder mutations in the cancer-associated genes BRCA1 and BRCA2 occur frequently enough among Ashkenazi Jews to warrant consideration of genetic testing outside the setting of high-risk families with multiple cases of breast or ovarian cancer. We estimated the prevalence of these founder mutations in BRCA1 and BRCA2 in the general population of Ashkenazi Jews according to age at testing, personal cancer history, and family cancer history. We compared the results of anonymous genetic testing of blood samples obtained in a survey of >5,000 Jewish participants from the Washington, DC, area with personal and family cancer histories obtained from questionnaires completed by the participants. In all subgroups defined by age and cancer history, fewer mutations were found in this community sample than in clinical series studied to date. For example, 11 (10%) of 109 Jewish women who had been given a diagnosis of breast cancer in their forties carried one of the mutations. The most important predictor of mutation status was a previous diagnosis of breast or ovarian cancer. In men and in women never given a diagnosis of cancer, family history of breast cancer before age 50 years was the strongest predictor. As interest in genetic testing for BRCA1 and BRCA2 in the Jewish community broadens, community-based estimates such as these help guide those seeking and those offering such testing. Even with accurate estimates of the likelihood of carrying a mutation and the likelihood of developing cancer if a mutation is detected, the most vexing clinical problems remain.  (+info)

Commercialization of BRCA1/2 testing: practitioner awareness and use of a new genetic test. (6/929)

It was our purpose to determine the characteristics of practitioners in the United States who were among the first to inquire about and use the BRCA1 and BRCA2 (BRCA1/2) genetic tests outside of a research protocol. Questionnaires were mailed to all practitioners who requested information on or ordered a BRCA1/2 test from the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) Genetic Diagnostics Laboratory (GDL) between October 1, 1995 and January 1, 1997 (the first 15 months the test was available for clinical use). The response rate was 67% of practitioners; 54% (121/225) were genetic counselors, 39% (87/225) were physicians or lab directors. Most physicians were oncologists, pathologists, or obstetrician/gynecologists, but 20% practiced surgery or internal or general medicine. Fifty-six percent (125/225) had ordered a BRCA1/2 test for a patient; most of the rest had offered or were willing to offer testing. Of those who had offered testing, 70% had a patient decline BRCA1/2 testing when offered. Practitioners perceived that patients' fear of loss of confidentiality was a major reason for declining. Nearly 60% of practitioners reported that their patients had access to a genetic counselor, but 28% of physicians who ordered a BRCA1/2 test reported having no such access, despite the GDL's counseling requirement. The proportion of physicians reporting no access to genetic counselors for their patients increased from 22.4% in the first half of the study to 50% in the last half. Many practitioners have an interest in BRCA1/2 testing, despite policy statements that discourage its use outside of research protocols. Practitioner responses suggest that patient interest in testing seems to be tempered by knowledge of potential risks. An apparent increase in patient concern about confidentiality and inability to pay for testing could indicate growing barriers to testing. Although most practitioners reported having access to counseling facilities, perceived lack of such access among an increasing proportion of practitioners indicates that lab requirements for counseling are difficult to enforce and suggests that an increasing proportion of patients may not be getting access to counseling.  (+info)

Prevalence of BRCA1 and BRCA2 Jewish mutations in Spanish breast cancer patients. (7/929)

We screened the 185delAG and 5382insC (BRCA1) and the 6174delT (BRCA2) mutation in 298 Spanish women with breast cancer. Two women (one with Sephardic ancestors) presented the 185delAG mutation and the same haplotype reported in Ashkenazim with this mutation. This suggests a common origin of the 185delAG in both Sephardic and Ashkenazi populations.  (+info)

Characteristics of small breast and/or ovarian cancer families with germline mutations in BRCA1 and BRCA2. (8/929)

For families with a small number of cases of breast and/or ovarian cancer, limited data are available to predict the likelihood of genetic predisposition due to mutations in BRCA1 or BRCA2. In 104 families with three or more affected individuals (average 3.8) seeking counselling at family cancer clinics, mutation analysis was performed in the open reading frame of BRCA1 and BRCA2 by the protein truncation test and mutation-specific assays. In 31 of the 104 families tested, mutations were detected (30%). The majority of these mutations (25) occurred in BRCA1. Mutations were detected in 15 out of 25 families (60%) with both breast and ovarian cancer and in 16 out of 79 families (20%) with exclusively cases of breast cancer. Thus, an ovarian cancer case strongly predicted finding a mutation (P < 0.001). Within the group of small breast-cancer-only families, a bilateral breast cancer case or a unilateral breast cancer case diagnosed before age 40 independently predicted finding a BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation (P = 0.005 and P = 0.02, respectively). Therefore, even small breast/ovarian cancer families with at least one case of ovarian cancer, bilateral breast cancer, or a case of breast cancer diagnosed before age 40, should be referred for mutation screening.  (+info)

Women with hereditary breast cancer predispositions should avoid using their smartphones, tablets and laptops at night Home Women with hereditary breast cancer predispositions should avoid using their smartphones, tablets and laptops at night 09 JAN 18 Women with hereditary breast cancer predispositions should avoid using their smartphones, tablets and laptops at night From SMJ Mortazavi,…
our genes, which can prevent tumors from forming. When they are functioning properly, they are considered to be tumor suppressors. When mutations occur in the BRCA genes, their function is disrupted. They cannot effectively repair DNA damage, and defects accumulate, making cells more prone to cancer.. Mutations in BRCA are often inherited and people who have them are at increased risk for breast cancer - called inherited breast cancer. But BRCA mutations can also occur sporadically (not inherited). 15-25% of inherited breast cancers are a result of BRCA mutations; however, not all people with the BRCA mutation will get breast cancer.. ...
article{a2927d4d-d515-499a-8b73-8d202fc294c4, abstract = {Dedicated clinics have been established for the early diagnosis and treatment of women at risk for inherited breast cancer, but the effects of such interventions are currently unproven. This second report on prospectively diagnosed inherited breast cancer from the European collaborating centres supports the previous conclusions and adds information on genetic heterogeneity and the effect of oophorectomy. Of 249 patients, 20% had carcinoma in situ (CIS), 54% had infiltrating cancer without spread (CaNO) and 26% had cancer with spread (CaN+). Five-year survival was 100% for CIS, 94% for CaNO and 72% for CaN+ (p = 0.007). Thirty-six patients had BRCA1 mutations, and 8 had BRCA2 mutations. Presence of BRCA1 mutation was associated with infiltrating cancer, high grade and lack of oestrogen receptor (p < 0.05 for all 3 characteristics). For BRCA1 mutation carriers, 5-year survival was 63% vs. 91% for noncarriers (p = 0.04). For CaNO ...
Breast cancer is the most prevalent cancer among women, and approximately 10% of all breast cancers are hereditary. The two best known breast cancer susceptibility genes, BRCA1 and BRCA2, were identified 20 years ago, but mutations in these genes account for ~40% of inherited breast cancers. Since then, other genes including ATM, BARD1, BLM, BRIP1, CHEK2, NBS1, PALB2, PTEN, RINT1, TP53 and XRCC2 have been proposed as candidate breast cancer susceptibility genes and together account for another ~10% of hereditary breast cancer families. However, the genes responsible for the other 50% of hereditary cases are yet to be identified.. Certain populations like the French Canadian population of Quebec are notable for the presence of founder mutations that are the result of their presence in a small number of original settlers. Our team has contributed significantly to the identification, characterization and clinical application of founder mutations in BRCA1, BRCA2 and, most recently, PALB2. ...
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Hereditary breast cancer is mainly attributed toloss‐of‐function mutations in and genes, which constitute the most important of the known breast cancer susceptibility genes in terms of high penetrance and clinical significance
Genetic susceptibility factors are associated with most types of cancer, but few of these genes have been identified. We have generated mutant mouse strains with engineered modifications of genes shown to be strongly linked to cancer. We have also adopted comparison genomic hybridization array screening as well as a Drosophila genetic modifier screening methods to identify novel genes linked to cancer. One of our areas of interest is DNA repair. We studied mutant mice lacking MSH2, a component of the DNA mismatch repair machinery. MSH2-deficient mice spontaneously develop tumours early in life, making them a useful model for the study of tumorigenesis, carcinogens and anti-cancer agents. Studies of mice lacking the breast cancer susceptibility genes Brca1 or Brca2 suggest that these proteins have roles in pathways controlling DNA damage repair and the maintenance of genome stability. One of the most important tumour suppressor genes (TSG) for human cancer is p53, a multi- functional protein that ...
The Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved AstraZeneca PLCs Lynparza for patients with inherited BRCA gene mutations who have undergone chemotherapy. Lynparza will cost $13,886 per month without insurance, according to AstraZeneca. Susan M. Domchek at the University of Pennsylvanias Abramson Cancer Center said in a statement.
Researchers at Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah have discovered four new genes that increase breast cancer risk when mutated.. The team, who lead an international consortium with the aim of locating more gene mutations that may cause inherited breast cancer susceptibilities, have added RINT1, MRE11A, RAD50 and NBN to the growing list of higher risk genes.. Before a cell becomes cancerous, a number of mistakes need to be present in its genetic code. These mistakes are referred to as mutations.. It is possible to be born with a gene mutation that may increase the risk of cancer. This mutation does not mean the individual will categorically suffer from a form of cancer, but the individual will be more likely to develop cancer than the average person.. Inherited cases of breast cancer are usually associated with two abnormal genes: BRCA1 and BRCA2.. BRCA1 and BRACA2 genes are present in everyone. Their functions are to repair cell damage and ensure normal growth of breast cells. ...
This gene encodes a nuclear phosphoprotein that plays a role in maintaining genomic stability, and it also acts as a tumor suppressor. The encoded protein combines with other tumor suppressors, DNA damage sensors, and signal transducers to form a large multi-subunit protein complex known as the BRCA1-associated genome surveillance complex (BASC). This gene product associates with RNA polymerase II, and through the C-terminal domain, also interacts with histone deacetylase complexes. This protein thus plays a role in transcription, DNA repair of double-stranded breaks, and recombination. Mutations in this gene are responsible for approximately 40% of inherited breast cancers and more than 80% of inherited breast and ovarian cancers. Alternative splicing plays a role in modulating the subcellular localization and physiological function of this gene. Many alternatively spliced transcript variants, some of which are disease-associated mutations, have been described for this gene, but the full-length ...
SB transposon mutagenesis is an unbiased approach for identifying candidate BC driver genes. We successfully induced mammary tumors in mice using the K5 promoter driving SB alone or together with stabilized N-terminally truncated β-catenin targeted to the basal layer of the mammary gland (28). Because the K5-Cre promoter is activated in both the luminal and basal cell layers of the mammary gland, transposition also occurs in both layers and not solely in the basal cell layer, as initially observed with the transgenic line expressing the truncated β-catenin. Not surprisingly, mammary tumors induced by our SB system represented all BC histological subtypes, consistent with the premise that the cell of origin for BC derives from either the luminal or basal layers of mammary glands (56, 57).. The SB mouse model provides a unique experimental basis for the identification of BC-associated susceptible genes relevant to the tumor subtypes. To understand the molecular subtypes of tumors induced in our ...
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BRCA1 is a breast cancer susceptibility gene that is down-regulated in a significant proportion of sporadic breast cancers. BRCA1 is posttranscriptionally regulated by RNA-binding proteins, the identities of which are unknown. HuR is an RNA binding protein implicated in posttranscriptional regulation of many genes and is overexpressed in sporadic breast cancer. To investigate the possibility that these two molecules are functionally linked in breast cancer, we performed bioinformatic analysis of the BRCA1 3 untranslated region (UTR), RNA-protein assays with the HuR protein and the BRCA1 3UTR, and immunohistochemical analysis of a cohort of breast tumors using antibodies against BRCA1 and HuR. Here, we describe the identification of two predicted HuR-binding sites in the BRCA1 3UTR, one of which binds specifically to HuR. We also show that this interaction is disrupted by single nucleotide substitutions in the BRCA1 3UTR and that endogenous HuR protein associates with BRCA1 transcripts in ...
Trypanosoma brucei survives in mammals through antigenic variation, which is driven by RAD51-directed homologous recombination of Variant Surface Glycoproteins (VSG) genes, most of which reside in a subtelomeric repository of |1000 silent genes. A key regulator of RAD51 is BRCA2, which in T. brucei contains a dramatic expansion of a motif that mediates interaction with RAD51, termed the BRC repeats. BRCA2 mutants were made in both tsetse fly-derived and mammal-derived T. brucei, and we show that BRCA2 loss has less impact on the health of the former. In addition, we find that genome instability, a hallmark of BRCA2 loss in other organisms, is only seen in mammal-derived T. brucei. By generating cells expressing BRCA2 variants with altered BRC repeat numbers, we show that the BRC repeat expansion is crucial for RAD51 subnuclear dynamics after DNA damage. Finally, we document surprisingly limited co-localization of BRCA2 and RAD51 in the T. brucei nucleus, and we show that BRCA2 mutants display aberrant
TY - JOUR. T1 - A high incidence of BRCA1 mutations in 20 breast-ovarian cancer families. AU - Serova, Olga. AU - Montagna, Marco. AU - Torchard, Delphine. AU - Narod, Steven A.. AU - Tonin, Patricia. AU - Sylla, Bakary. AU - Lynch, Henry T.. AU - Feunteun, Jean. AU - Lenoir, Gilbert M.. PY - 1996. Y1 - 1996. N2 - We have analyzed 20 breast-ovarian cancer families, the majority of which show positive evidence of linkage to chromosome 17q12, for germ-line mutations in the BRCA1 gene. BRCA1 mutations cosegregating with breast and ovarian cancer susceptibility were identified in 16 families, including 1 family with a case of male breast cancer. Nine of these mutations have not been reported previously. The majority of mutations were found to generate a premature stop codon leading to the formation of a truncated BRCA1 protein of 2%-88% of the expected normal length. Two mutations altered the RING finger domain. Sequencing of genomic DNA led to the identification of a mutation in the coding region ...
Modular domains of proteins are important in cellular signaling processes. Eukaryotic cells are constantly undergoing DNA damage due to exogenous and endogenous sources of damage. The DNA damage response (DDR) involves a complex network of signaling events mediated by modular domains such as the BRCT (BRCA1 C-terminal) domains. Therefore, proteins containing BRCT domains are important for DNA damage detection and signaling. In this dissertation, we focus on two BRCT-containing proteins BRCA1 and PAXIP1. BRCA1 is a gene that is known to be associated with increased risk of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. Germline variants of BRCA1 are assessed to determine lifetime risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer. This is performed by genetic testing of the BRCA1 sequence and the variants can be classified as pathogenic, non-pathogenic or variants of unknown significance (VUS). Using family history, segregation analysis, co-occurrence and tumor pathology, certain variants have been classified as either
ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Recent advances in whole-genome association studies (WGASs) for human cancer risk are beginning to provide the part lists of low-penetrance susceptibility genes. However, statistical analysis in these studies is complicated by the vast number of genetic variants examined and the weak effects observed, as a result of which constraints must be incorporated into the study design and analytical approach. In this scenario, biological attributes beyond the adjusted statistics generally receive little attention and, more importantly, the fundamental biological characteristics of low-penetrance susceptibility genes have yet to be determined. METHODS: We applied an integrative approach for identifying candidate low-penetrance breast cancer susceptibility genes, their characteristics and molecular networks through the analysis of diverse sources of biological evidence. RESULTS: First, examination of the distribution of Gene Ontology terms in ordered WGAS results identified ...
BRCA1 / RNF53, 50 µg. BRCA1 (breast and ovarian cancer susceptibility protein 1) is a RING finger protein containing a BRCT domain.
BRCA1 / RNF53, 50 µg. BRCA1 (breast and ovarian cancer susceptibility protein 1) is a RING finger protein containing a BRCT domain.
Homologous recombination (HR) is essential for the accurate repair of DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs), potentially lethal lesions. HR takes place in the late S-G2 phase of the cell cycle and involves the generation of a single-stranded region of DNA, followed by strand invasion, formation of a Holliday junction, DNA synthesis using the intact strand as a template, branch migration and resolution. It is investigated that RecA/Rad51 family proteins play a central role. The breast cancer susceptibility protein Brca2 and the RecQ helicase BLM (Bloom syndrome mutated) are tumor suppressors that maintain genome integrity, at least in part, through HR ...
Homologous recombination (HR) is essential for the accurate repair of DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs), potentially lethal lesions. HR takes place in the late S-G2 phase of the cell cycle and involves the generation of a single-stranded region of DNA, followed by strand invasion, formation of a Holliday junction, DNA synthesis using the intact strand as a template, branch migration and resolution. It is investigated that RecA/Rad51 family proteins play a central role. The breast cancer susceptibility protein Brca2 and the RecQ helicase BLM (Bloom syndrome mutated) are tumor suppressors that maintain genome integrity, at least in part, through HR ...
The tumor suppressor BRCA1 regulates the DNA damage response (DDR) and other processes that remain incompletely defined. Among these, BRCA1 heterodimerizes with BARD1 to ubiquitylate targets via its N-terminal E3 ligase activity. Here, it is demonstrated that BRCA1 promotes oxidative metabolism by degrading Oct1 (POU2F1), a transcription factor with proglycolytic and tumorigenic effects. BRCA1 E3 ubiquitin ligase mutation skews cells toward a glycolytic metabolic profile while elevating Oct1 protein. CRISPR-mediated Oct1 deletion reverts the glycolytic phenotype. RNA sequencing (RNAseq) confirms deregulation of metabolic genes downstream of Oct1. BRCA1 mediates Oct1 ubiquitylation and degradation, and mutation of two ubiquitylated Oct1 lysines insulates the protein against BRCA1-mediated destabilization. Oct1 deletion in MCF-7 breast cancer cells does not perturb growth in standard culture, but inhibits growth in soft agar and xenograft assays. In primary breast cancer clinical specimens, Oct1 ...
In a study reported in The New England Journal of Medicine, Antonis C. Antoniou, PhD, Reader in Cancer Risk Prediction and Cancer Research UK Senior Cancer Research Fellow at the University of Cambridge, and colleagues identified lifetime risk of breast cancer in families with germline loss-of-function mutations in PALB2.1 Estimated cumulative risk among female mutation carriers was 14% by 50 years of age and 35% by 70 years of age. Compared with risk in the general UK population, risk was increased eight- to ninefold in mutation carriers aged , 40 years, six- to eightfold in those aged 40 to 60 years, and fivefold in those aged , 60 years.. PALB2 (partner and localizer of BRCA2) was first identified as a protein integral to BRCA2 genome caretaker functions and was also found to interact with BRCA1. Monoallelic loss-of-function mutations have been associated with increased risks of breast and pancreatic cancers. These loss-of-function mutations have been identified in persons from many countries ...
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Publikācijas starptautiski recenzētos zinātniskos izdevumos:. 1.I.Vanags, A.Petersons, V.Ose, I.Ozolanta, V.Kasyanov, J.Laizans, E.Vjaters, J.Gardovskis, A.Vanags. Biomechanical properties of oesophagus wall under loading. Journal of Biomechanics, 2003; 36: 1387 - 1390.. 2.A.Gardovskis, A.Irmejs, E.Miklasevics, V.Borosenko, M.Bitina, I.Melbarde-Gorkusa, A.Vanags, G.Kurzawski, J.Suchy, B.Gorski, J.Gardovskis. Clinical, molecular and geographical features of hereditary breast / ovarian cancer in Latvia. Hereditary Cancer in Clinical Practice, 2005; 3(2): 71 - 76.. 3.A.Irmejs, E.Miklasevics, V.Boroschenko, A.Gardovskis, A.Vanags, I.Melbarde-Gorkusa, M.Bitina, J.Suchy, J.Gardovskis. Pilot study on low penetrance breast and colorectal cancer predisposition markers in Latvia. Hereditary Cancer in Clinical Practice, 2006; 4(1): 48 - 51.. 4.A.Gardovskis, A.Irmejs, E.Miklasevics, V.Borosenko, M.Bitina, I.Melbarde-Gorkusa, A.Vanags, J.Gardovskis. Update on hereditary breast - ovarian cancer in Latvia. ...
In mammalian cells the accumulation of repair proteins to double-strand breaks is a phosphorylation- and ubiquitylation-regulated process. Some of the genes that encode the kinases and ubiquitin ligases in this pathway are cancer predisposition genes, most prominently the breast cancer predisposition gene BRCA1, which encodes a ubiquitin ligase. How BRCA1 ligase activity was regulated following DNA damage was poorly understood. In this review I summarize new data that show a third post-translational modification, by the small ubiquitin like modifier SUMO, is part of the same cascade, enabling and activating DNA damage-regulated processes, including the BRCA1 ligase activity. Cancer Res; 70(10); OF1-3. ©2010 AACR. ...
Most people who develop breast cancer have no family history of the disease, but sometimes thats not always the case. A persons family history, genetics,
SummaryGADD45 is a DNA damage responsive gene, induced following BRCA1 expression. Mutations at GADD45 might substitute for p53 alterations in hereditary breast tumours characterized by wild-type p53. We analyzed GADD45 alterations in 59 (15 BRCA-associated) familial breast carcinomas. No mutations
Antoniou AC, Pharoah PDP, Narod S, Risch HA, Eyfjord JE, Hopper JL, Olsson H, Johannsson O, Borg Å, Pasini B, Radice P, Manoukian S, Eccles DM, Tang N, Olah E, Anton-Culver H, Warner E, Lubinski J, Gronwald J, Gorski B, Tulininus H, Thorlacius S, Eerola H, Nevanlinna H, Syrjäkoski K, Kallioniemi OP, Thompson D, Evans C, Peto J, Lalloo F, Evans DG, Easton DF. Breast and ovarian cancer risks to carriers of the BRCA1 5382insC and 185delAG and BRCA2 6174delT mutations: a combined analysis of 22 population based studies. J Med Genet. 2005; 2004: . Available at: http://jmg.bmj.com/content/42/7/602.short Accessed on: 2014-09-18 ...
Researchers have identified one of the genes linked to hereditary breast cancer, in a Canadian-led study that could open the door to future gene therapies for women susceptible to the disease.
Breast Cancer is very common among Canadians. The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation reported in 2014 " 1 in 9 women in Canada is expected to develop breast cancer during her lifetime." Today we are focusing on the genetic aspects of developing breast cancer in the body.. BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes - BRCA1 and BRCA 2 known, as a Breast Cancer Susceptibility Gene 1 and Breast Cancer Susceptibility Gene 2 are human genes and works as tumor suppressors.. How BRCA1 and BRCA2 connect to cancer? When any of those genes mutate, it causes DNA damage and it might not be able to repair properly, and as a results cell can develop additional genetic alterations. Inherited mutations in BRCA1 and BRCA2 then increase the risk of breast and ovarian cancer.. NOTE: BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations can be inherited from a persons mother or father. Anyone who has inherited a BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation could be an increase risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer.. Breast cancer statistics - Breast Cancer Society of Canada has ...
Two single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) at 6q25.1, near the ESR1 gene, have been implicated in the susceptibility to breast cancer for Asian (rs2046210) and European women (rs9397435). A genome-wide association study in Europeans identified two further breast cancer susceptibility variants: rs11249433 at 1p11.2 and rs999737 in RAD51L1 at 14q24.1. Although previously identified breast cancer susceptibility variants have been shown to be associated with breast cancer risk for BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation carriers, the involvement of these SNPs to breast cancer susceptibility in mutation carriers is currently unknown. To address this, we genotyped these SNPs in BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation carriers from 42 studies from the Consortium of Investigators of Modifiers of BRCA1/2. In the analysis of 14 123 BRCA1 and 8053 BRCA2 mutation carriers of European ancestry, the 6q25.1 SNPs (r(2) = 0.14) were independently associated with the risk of breast cancer for BRCA1 mutation carriers [hazard ratio (HR) = 1.17, 95%
Purpose: Germline mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes confer increased risks for breast cancers. However, the clinical presentation of breast cancer among women who are carriers of the BRCA1 or BRCA2 (BRCA1/2 carriers) mutations is heterogenous. We aimed to identify the effects of the reproductive histories of women with the BRCA1/2 mutations on the clinical presentation of breast cancer. Methods: We retrospectively analyzed clinical data on women with proven BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations who were recruited to the Korean Hereditary Breast Cancer study, from 2007 to 2014. Results: Among the 736 women who were BRCA1/2 mutation carriers, a total of 483 women had breast cancers. Breast cancer diagnosis occurred at significantly younger ages in women who experienced menarche at ≤ 14 years of age, compared to those who experienced menarche at , 14 years of age (37.38±7.60 and 43.30±10.11, respectively, p, 0.001). Additionally, the number of full-term pregnancies was significantly associated with ...
The 12 tumors with a hypermethylated BRCA1 promoter were also analyzed for the two BRCA1 founder mutations common in the Ashkenazi Jewish population, BRCA1 185delAG (exon 2) and BRCA1 5382 insC (exon 20), and found to be free of mutation (Table 1) ⇓ . These samples were also analyzed and found to be absent for the BRCA2 6174delT (exon 11) Jewish founder mutation. The lack of a Jewish founder mutation does not, however, rule out the possibility that other BRCA1 mutations are present. The absence of BRCA1 protein staining in 2 of 9 unmethylated OCs suggests that mechanisms other than promoter hypermethylation may also inhibit BRCA1 protein expression.. A relationship between the BRCA and p53 genes has long been suspected, based upon the higher incidence of p53 mutations in tumors with BRCA mutations than in sporadic carcinomas (31, 32, 33) In view of the critical role of p53 in cell cycle regulation, it has been postulated that BRCA1 mutant cells with wild-type p53 are less susceptible to ...
Rapid developments in cancer genetics have exposed a knowledge vacuum about genetic testing for susceptibility to cancer. Our experience in testing for BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation in hereditary breast cancer (HBC) syndrome, with counseling about cancer surveillance and management, inclusive of the option of prophylactic surgery, provides some important information. We provided DNA-based (BRCA1, BRCA2 germ-line mutation) findings on 442 patients from 37 HBC families. The top two reasons for receiving genetic test results are for their children and for their own health surveillance. Of those women who have tested positive for BRCA1 and have been counseled, 40% had already developed breast cancer and 6% had already developed ovarian cancer, while in BRCA2 25% had developed breast cancer and 0% had developed ovarian cancer. Of the unaffected women, prior to counseling 59% from BRCA1 and 46% from BRCA2 said they would consider prophylactic mastectomy if their result was positive; 76% of BRCA1 and 50% of BRCA2
TY - JOUR. T1 - Endometrial cancers in mutation carriers from hereditary breast ovarian cancer syndrome kindreds. AU - Casey, Murray J.. AU - Bewtra, Chhanda. AU - Lynch, Henry T.. AU - Snyder, Carrie L.. AU - Stacey, Mark. PY - 2015/5/7. Y1 - 2015/5/7. N2 - Objective The aim of this study was to categorize and report endometrial cancers in mutation carriers from hereditary breast ovarian cancer families. Methods Our Hereditary Cancer Registry was searched for gynecologic and peritoneal cancers linked to mutations in BRCA1 or BRCA2. Invasive cancers were registered in 101 mutation carriers with complete pathology reports. Efforts were made to secure diagnostic surgical pathology tissues for review. All records and available diagnostic slides were meticulously studied, and primary cancers were classified. Findings Eight malignancies were classified as primary endometrial cancers. Five of these were low- or intermediate-grade endometrioid carcinomas, and 3 were pure serous carcinomas or contained ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Inhibition of BRCT(BRCA1)-phosphoprotein interaction enhances the cytotoxic effect of olaparib in breast cancer cells. T2 - A proof of concept study for synthetic lethal therapeutic option. AU - Pessetto, Ziyan Yuan. AU - Yan, Ying. AU - Bessho, Tadayoshi. AU - Natarajan, Amarnath. PY - 2012/7. Y1 - 2012/7. N2 - Synthetic lethal therapeutic strategy using poly(adenosine diphosphate [ADP]-ribose) polymerase (PARP) inhibitor olaparib in carriers of BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation has shown promise in clinical settings. Since ≤5 % of patients are BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation carriers, small molecules that functionally mimic BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutations will extend the synthetic lethal therapeutic option for non-mutation carriers. Here we provide proof of principle for this strategy using a BRCA1 inhibitor peptide 2 that targets the BRCT(BRCA1)-phosphoprotein interaction and mimics the M177R/K BRCA1 mutation. Reciprocal immunoprecipitation and immunoblotting of BRCA1 and Abraxas was used to ...
About 5% to 10% of breast cancers are thought to be hereditary, caused by abnormal genes passed from parent to child.. Genes are particles in cells, contained in chromosomes, and made of DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid). DNA contains the instructions for building proteins. And proteins control the structure and function of all the cells that make up your body.. Most inherited cases of breast cancer are associated with two abnormal genes: BRCA1 (BReast CAncer gene one) and BRCA2 (BReast CAncer gene two).. Everyone has BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes. The function of the BRCA genes is to repair cell damage and keep breast cells growing normally. But when these genes contain abnormalities or mutations that are passed from generation to generation, the genes dont function normally and breast cancer risk increases. Abnormal BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes may account for up to 10% of all breast cancers, or 1 out of every 10 cases.. Having an abnormal BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene doesnt mean you will be diagnosed with breast cancer. ...
While interplay between BRCA1 and AURKA-RHAMM-TPX2-TUBG1 regulates mammary epithelial polarization, common genetic variation in HMMR (gene product RHAMM) may be associated with risk of breast cancer in BRCA1 mutation carriers. Following on these observations, we further assessed the link between the AURKA-HMMR-TPX2-TUBG1 functional module and risk of breast cancer in BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation carriers. Forty-one single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) were genotyped in 15,252 BRCA1 and 8,211 BRCA2 mutation carriers and subsequently analyzed using a retrospective likelihood approach. The association of HMMR rs299290 with breast cancer risk in BRCA1 mutation carriers was confirmed: per-allele hazard ratio (HR) = 1.10, 95% confidence interval (CI) 1.04-1.15, p = 1.9 x 10(-4) (false discovery rate (FDR)-adjusted p = 0.043). Variation in CSTF1, located next to AURKA, was also found to be associated with breast cancer risk in BRCA2 mutation carriers: rs2426618 per-allele HR = 1.10, 95% CI 1.03-1.16, p = ...
Given that breast cancers in germline BRCA1 carriers are predominantly estrogen-negative and triple-negative, it has been suggested that women diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) younger than 50 years should be offered BRCA1 testing, regardless of family cancer characteristics. However, the predictive value of triple-negative breast cancer, when taken in the context of personal and family cancer characteristics, is unknown. The aim of this study was to determine whether TNBC is a predictor of germline BRCA1 mutations, in the context of multiple predictive factors. Germline mutations in BRCA1 and BRCA2 were analyzed by Sanger sequencing and multiple ligation-dependent probe amplification (MLPA) analysis in 431 women from the Malaysian Breast Cancer Genetic Study, including 110 women with TNBC. Logistic regression was used to identify and to estimate the predictive strength of major determinants. Estrogen receptor (ER) and phosphatase and tensin homologue (PTEN) status were assessed and
Given how BRCA2 is believed to function as a tumour suppressor, assays related to DNA repair are directly relevant to predicting the impact of BRCA2 variants on cancer risk and therapeutic response. Additionally, such assays have demonstrated high sensitivity and specificity for predicting known benign and pathogenic variants. For these reasons, DNA repair-related assays are considered here.21 Since DNA repair-related domains are distributed throughout BRCA2, as discussed earlier, such assays should be based on expression of full-length BRCA2. BRCA2 is even larger than BRCA1 (the protein is ~390 kDa and the cDNA is 10 254 bp). Thus, it has been difficult to express full-length BRCA2 in human cells using a cDNA.69 73 As such, some functional studies of BRCA2 VUS have been based on heterologous expression of full-length BRCA2 variants in mouse ESCs using BACs.71 72 These studies, in the laboratory of Shyam Sharan, focused on VUS in the N-terminal PALB2-binding domain and the C-terminal DBD, where ...
A breast cancer (BRCA) gene test is a blood test to check for specific changes (mutations) in genes that help control normal cell growth. Finding changes in these genes, called BRCA1 and BRCA2, can help determine your chance of developing breast cancer and ovarian cancer. A BRCA gene test does not test for cancer itself. This test is only done for people with a strong family history of breast cancer, ovarian cancer and sometimes for those who already have one of these diseases. Genetic counseling before and after a BRCA test is very important to help you understand the benefits, risks, and possible outcomes of the test.. A womans risk of breast and ovarian cancer is higher if she has BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene changes. Breast cancer is extremely rare in men but BRCA2 gene changes have been linked to male breast cancer and possibly prostate, may also be higher. The gene changes can be inherited from either your mothers or fathers side of the family.. Certain people have a higher chance of inheriting ...
Men with prostate cancer who are carriers of the BRCA2 gene mutation have significantly increased mortality rates.. The study identified 938 families with the BRCA2 mutation, of which 277 (29.5%) contained one or more cases of prostate cancer, with a total of 434 cases. Of these, 67 men were found to carry the familial BRCA2 mutation and 116 were probable mutation carriers. A comparison group of men with the BRCA1 mutation was also identified. Of 1,735 families, 316 contained one or more cases of prostate cancer (18.2%), with a total of 457 cases. Of these, 37 carried the BRCA1 mutation and 82 men were probable carriers. The average age at diagnosis was similar for the two groups.. Survival analysis was performed to establish the overall survival of BRCA2 carriers with prostate cancer and relative survival compared with BRCA1 carriers. The median survival time was 4.0 years for the BRCA2 group compared with 8.0 years for the BRCA1 group, and the risk of mortality was found to be 70% greater in ...
SNPedia currently contains 2606 BRCA1 SNPs and 3099 BRCA2 SNPs. Some of the variations in these genes are linked to Breast cancer and ovarian cancer, and other variations are benign. See also BRCA1 and BRCA2 for individual gene discussions and links. Microarray platforms used by DTC genomics testing companies such as FamilyTree DNA and 23andMe usually test a fraction of the known BRCA1 or BRCA2 SNPs, typically, the most common ones. While DTC genomics testing may lead to useful results, it is not a substitute for the full genetic panel testing or gene sequencing that may be warranted by a family history of breast cancer. The percent of known BRCA1 and BRCA2 syndrome disease-causing mutations that are tested by several companies is shown in the following table: ...
Our study reaffirms that specific BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations found previously to recur in French Canadian breast cancer and breast-ovarian cancer families, also recur in women with ovarian cancer not selected for family history of cancer. This is especially evident with the number of BRCA1:C4446T mutation carriers (n = 15) identified in this study, which has been the most commonly reported mutation identified in this population and this has been attributed to shared ancestry as a consequence of common founders [24,25,27-29,32,33]. This mutation was also the most common mutation found in our previous study of 74 women with serous and endometrioid ovarian cancers screened for specific BRCA1/BRCA2 mutations [36].. Our study also highlights the significance of the BRCA2:E3002K mutation in the French Canadian population. We found five E3002K mutation-positive carriers in the cohort of 439 women with ovarian cancer, which is similar in frequency to the number of carriers of each of the other three ...
This study aimed to determine whether telomere length (TL) is a marker of cancer risk or genetic status amongst two cohorts of BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation carriers and controls. The first group was a prospective set of 665 male BRCA1/2 mutation carriers and controls (mean age 53 years), all healthy at time of enrollment and blood donation, 21 of whom have developed prostate cancer whilst on study. The second group consisted of 283 female BRCA1/2 mutation carriers and controls (mean age 48 years), half of whom had been diagnosed with breast cancer prior to enrollment. TL was quantified by qPCR from DNA extracted from peripheral blood lymphocytes. Weighted and unweighted Cox regressions and linear regression analyses were used to assess whether TL was associated with BRCA1/2 mutation status or cancer risk. We found no evidence for association between developing cancer or being a BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation carrier and telomere length. It is the first study investigating TL in a cohort of genetically ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Genetic testing in an ethnically diverse cohort of high-risk women. T2 - A comparative analysis of BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations in American families of European and African ancestry. AU - Nanda, Rita. AU - Schumm, L. Philip. AU - Cummings, Shelly. AU - Fackenthal, James D.. AU - Sveen, Lise. AU - Ademuyiwa, Foluso. AU - Cobleigh, Melody. AU - Esserman, Laura. AU - Lindor, Noralane Morey. AU - Neuhausen, Susan L.. AU - Olopade, Olufunmilayo I.. PY - 2005/10/19. Y1 - 2005/10/19. N2 - Context: Ten years after BRCA1 and BRCA2 were first identified as major breast cancer susceptibility genes, the spectrum of mutations and modifiers of risk among many ethnic minorities remain undefined. Objectives: To characterize the clinical predictors, spectrum, and frequency of BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations in an ethnically diverse high-risk clinic population and to evaluate the performance of the BRCAPRO statistical model in predicting the likelihood of a mutation. Design, Setting, and Participants: ...
The prevalence and spectrum of germline mutations in BRCA1 and BRCA2 have been reported in single populations, with the majority of reports focused on White in Europe and North America. The Consortium of Investigators of Modifiers of BRCA1/2 (CIMBA) has assembled data on 18,435 families with BRCA1 mutations and 11,351 families with BRCA2 mutations ascertained from 69 centers in 49 countries on six continents. This study comprehensively describes the characteristics of the 1,650 unique BRCA1 and 1,731 unique BRCA2 deleterious (disease-associated) mutations identified in the CIMBA database. We observed substantial variation in mutation type and frequency by geographical region and race/ethnicity. In addition to known founder mutations, mutations of relatively high frequency were identified in specific racial/ethnic or geographic groups that may reflect founder mutations and which could be used in targeted (panel) first pass genotyping for specific populations. Knowledge of the population-specific
Ataxia-telangiectasia mutation (ATM) has previously been shown to be necessary for the phosphorylation of BRCA1 to occur in response to gamma-irradiation, and capable of directly phosphorylating BRCA1 in vitro (see additional information). This paper indicates that ATM can also cause the phosphorylation of BRCA1 by activating the hCds1/CHK2 kinase, for which BRCA1 is a substrate. Phosphorylation of BRCA1 in response to other genotoxins appears to be independent of ATM (Scully et al, Cell 1997, 90: 425-435 [Abstract]). ATM-independent activation of hCds1/CHK2 may explain how some of these other genotoxins cause BRCA1 phosphorylation.. The ATM-hCds1/CHK2-BRCA1 DNA damage response pathway is clearly important for tumour suppression since heterozygous carriers of mutant BRCA1, ATM and hCds1/hCHK2 genes (see additional information) have all been reported to be predisposed to breast cancer. ...
In this work, we have demonstrated that human BRCA2 is capable of binding the meiosis‐specific recombinase DMC1 via two different binding sites. The first is located at the C terminus of BRCA2 and corresponds to the region also bound by RAD51 protein. The second, however, represents the primary DMC1 interaction domain located within the relatively uncharacterised central part of BRCA2, contained within B2‐6. Using yeast two‐hybrid assays, pull‐down experiments, and peptide arrays, we defined this interaction domain to the region corresponding to BRCA22386-2411. Within this region, we showed the critical importance of Phe2406, Pro2408, and Pro2409 located in the conserved motif KVFVPPFK, and for simplicity will refer to this DMC1 interaction domain as the PhePP motif.. The PhePP motif of BRCA2 interacts specifically with DMC1, and not with RAD51. The importance of the region is indicated by its conservation in different mammalian species and in chicken BRCA2. This DMC1 interaction domain, ...
Abnormalities caused by targeted disruption of the Brca2 gene include increased sensitivity to DNA damage induced by ionizing irradiation, UV light, and other genotoxic agents (27, 33, 34). The accumulation of double-strand DNA breaks and chromosomal abnormalities combined with the lack of obvious checkpoint or apoptotic response abnormalities in Brca2 mutant cells have implied a role of BRCA2 in DNA repair (33, 34). Recent findings that BRCA2 and RAD51 interact in vitro have suggested further that BRCA2 may be involved in RAD51-mediated repair pathways (27, 35, 36). In this study, we identified the BRCA2 gene product as a 460-kDa nuclear phosphoprotein that forms a complex with RAD51 in vivo. While this manuscript was in preparation, Chen et al. (44) reported detection of BRCA2 as a nuclear protein, consistent with our findings. They also reported detection of immunocomplexes containing BRCA2 and RAD51 (44). Our findings established that a major fraction of endogenous RAD51 is associated with ...
Mutation of BRCA1 and BRCA2 is the most common cause of inherited breast and ovarian cancer. Genetic screens to detect carriers of variants can aid in cancer prevention by identifying individuals with a greater cancer risk and can potentially be used to predict the responsiveness of tumours to therapy. Frequently, classification cannot be performed based on traditional approaches such as segregation analyses, including for many missense variants, which are therefore referred to as variants of uncertain significance (VUS). Functional assays provide an important alternative for classification of BRCA1 and BRCA2 VUS. As reviewed here, both of these tumour suppressors promote the maintenance of genome stability via homologous recombination. Thus, related assays may be particularly relevant to cancer risk. Progress in implementing functional assays to assess missense variants of BRCA1 and BRCA2 is considered here, along with current limitations and the path to more impactful assay systems. While ...
The breast cancer susceptibility gene 1 (BRCA1) has been well established as a tumor suppressor and functions primarily by maintaining genome integrity. Genome stability is compromised when cells are exposed to oxidative stress. Increasing evidence suggests that BRCA1 regulates oxidative stress and this may be another mechanism in preventing carcinogenesis in normal cells. Oxidative stress caused by reactive oxygen species (ROS) is implicated in carcinogenesis and is used strategically to treat human cancer. Thus, it is essential to understand the function of BRCA1 in oxidative stress regulation. In this review, we briefly summarize BRCA1s many binding partners and mechanisms, and discuss data supporting the function of BRCA1 in oxidative stress regulation. Finally, we consider its significance in prevention and/or treatment of BRCA1-related cancers.
The breast cancer susceptibility gene 1 (BRCA1) has been well established as a tumor suppressor and functions primarily by maintaining genome integrity. Genome stability is compromised when cells are exposed to oxidative stress. Increasing evidence suggests that BRCA1 regulates oxidative stress and this may be another mechanism in preventing carcinogenesis in normal cells. Oxidative stress caused by reactive oxygen species (ROS) is implicated in carcinogenesis and is used strategically to treat human cancer. Thus, it is essential to understand the function of BRCA1 in oxidative stress regulation. In this review, we briefly summarize BRCA1s many binding partners and mechanisms, and discuss data supporting the function of BRCA1 in oxidative stress regulation. Finally, we consider its significance in prevention and/or treatment of BRCA1-related cancers.
The BRCA2 and MRE11 proteins participate in the repair of double-strand DNA breaks by homologous recombination. Germline BRCA2 mutations predispose to ovarian, breast and pancreatic cancer, while a germline MRE11 mutation is associated with an ataxia telangiectasia-like disorder. Somatic mutations of BRCA2 are rare in typical sporadic cancers. In tumors having microsatellite instability (MSI), somatic truncating mutations in a poly [A] tract of BRCA2 are reported on occasion. We analyzed gastrointestinal MSI cancers by whole gene BRCA2 sequencing, finding heterozygous truncating mutations in seven (47%) of 15 patients. There was no cellular functional defect in RAD51 focus-formation in three heterozygously mutated lines studied, although other potential functions of the BRCA2 protein could still be affected. A prior report of mutations in primary MSI tumors affecting the IVS5-(5-15) poly [T] tract of the MRE11 gene was confirmed and extended by analysis of the genomic sequence and protein expression in
To explore the relation of BRCA1 to these foci, we assayed, for IRIF (17), HCC1937 cells that express a COOH-terminally truncated BRCA1 protein (19). BRCA1 foci were diminished in these cells, and the nuclear staining of BRCA1 was homogenous, albeit much dimmer, in HCC1937 cells regardless of treatment (Fig. 3B). Interestingly, hRad50, hMre11, and p95 IRIF were dramatically reduced in HCC1937 cells. Most of the irradiated cells displayed a diffuse nuclear pattern of hRad50, hMre11, or p95 immunostaining similar to that seen in untreated HCC1937 cells. In contrast, IRIF that were positive for hRad51 antibodies were readily and efficiently detected in both T24 and HCC1937 cells (Fig. 3B).. In addition to BRCA1 mutation, HCC1937 also harbors many other genetic changes (19). To determine whether the BRCA1 deficiency was responsible for the defect in IRIF formation, we transiently transfected hemagglutinin (HA)-tagged wild-type BRCA1 into HCC1937 cells and irradiated cells 40 hours later. Of the ...
A womans lifetime chance of developing breast and/or ovarian cancer is greatly increased if she inherits an altered BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene. Women with an inherited alteration in one of these genes have an increased risk of developing these cancers at a young age (before menopause), and often have multiple close family members with the disease. These women may also have an increased chance of developing colon cancer. Men with an altered BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene also have an increased risk of breast cancer (primarily if the alteration is in BRCA2), and possibly prostate cancer. Alterations in the BRCA2 gene have also been associated with an increased risk of lymphoma, melanoma, and cancers of the pancreas, gallbladder, bile duct, and stomach in some men and women.. According to estimates of lifetime risk, about 13.2 percent (132 out of 1,000 individuals) of women in the general population will develop breast cancer, compared with estimates of 36 to 85 percent (360-850 out of 1,000) of women with an ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Efficacy versus effectiveness of clinical genetic testing criteria for BRCA1 and BRCA2 hereditary mutations in incident breast cancer. AU - Nilsson, Martin P.. AU - Winter, Christof. AU - Kristoffersson, Ulf. AU - Rehn, Martin. AU - Larsson, Christer. AU - Saal, Lao H.. AU - Loman, Niklas. PY - 2017/4. Y1 - 2017/4. N2 - Increasing evidence supports the benefit of identifying BRCA1 and BRCA2 germline mutations in early breast cancer. Selection of patients for genetic testing is based on defined criteria taking individual and family history related factors into account. It is important to make a distinction between efficacy and effectiveness of BRCA testing criteria. Efficacy can be defined as the performance under ideal circumstances, whereas effectiveness refers to its real life performance. To allow for an unbiased and detailed evaluation of efficacy and effectiveness of the Swedish BRCA testing criteria, we retrospectively analyzed a prospectively collected cohort of 273 breast ...
Loss of heterozygosity data from familial tumors suggest that BRCA1, a gene that confers susceptibility to ovarian and early-onset breast cancer, encodes a tumor suppressor. The BRCA1 region is also subject to allelic loss in sporadic breast and ovarian cancers, an indication that BRCA1 mutations may occur somatically in these tumors. The BRCA1 coding region was examined for mutations in primary breast and ovarian tumors that show allele loss at the BRCA1 locus. Mutations were detected in 3 of 32 breast and 1 of 12 ovarian carcinomas; all four mutations were germline alterations and occurred in early-onset cancers. These results suggest that mutation of BRCA1 may not be critical in the development of the majority of breast and ovarian cancers that arise in the absence of a mutant germline allele ...
Ovarian cancer is a deadly disease that kills an estimated 15,000 women annually in the United States. It is estimated that approximately 10% of ovarian cancers are due to familial inheritance. The most commonly mutated genes in familial ovarian cancer are BRCA1 and BRCA2. It has been reported that cells carrying the BRCA1 185delAG mutation undergo an enhanced caspase-3 mediated apoptotic response. Here, we report on the transfection of cDNA coding for the putative truncated protein product of the BRCA1 185delAG mutant gene into BRCA1 wild-type human immortalized ovarian surface epithelial (IOSE) cells and ovarian cancer cells. Cells transfected with the BRCA1 185delAG truncation protein (BRAt) showed increased levels of active caspase 3, increased cleavage of caspase 3 substrates, PARP and DFF45, and decreased XIAP and cIAP1 following staurosporine (STS) treatment. BRAt also reduced Akt phosphorylation and over expression of activated Akt in BRAt cells restored caspase-3 activity to that seen in wild
Data from the National Cancer Institute, http://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/causes-prevention/genetics/brca-fact-sheet#q1.. ** Julia Carnevale and Alan Ashworth. Assessing the Significance of BRCA1and BRCA2 Mutations in Pancreatic Cancer. Published online before print May 18, 2015, doi:10.1200/JCO.2015.61.6961JCO May 18, 2015, http://jco.ascopubs.org/content/early/2015/05/18/JCO.2015.61.6961.full.. Couch FJ, Johnson MR, Rabe KG, et al. (2007) The prevalence of BRCA2 mutations in familial pancreatic cancer. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 16:342-346.. Hahn SA, Greenhalf B, Ellis I, et al. (2003) BRCA2 germline mutations in familial pancreatic carcinoma. J Natl Cancer Inst95:214-221.. Murphy KM, Brune KA, Griffin C, et al. (2002) Evaluation of candidate genes MAP2K4, MADH4, ACVR1B, and BRCA2 in familial pancreatic cancer: Deleterious BRCA2 mutations in 17%.Cancer Res 62:3789-3793.. Lucas, A.L., Shakya, R., Lipsyc, M.D., Mitchel, E.B., Kumar, S., Hwang, C., Deng, L., Devoe, C., Chabot, J.A., ...
Differentiated mammary epithelium shows apicobasal polarity, and loss of tissue organization is an early hallmark of breast carcinogenesis. In BRCA1 mutation carriers, accumulation of stem and progenitor cells in normal breast tissue and increased risk of developing tumors of basal-like type suggest that BRCA1 regulates stem/progenitor cell proliferation and differentiation. However, the function of BRCA1 in this process and its link to carcinogenesis remain unknown. Here we depict a molecular mechanism involving BRCA1 and RHAMM that regulates apicobasal polarity and, when perturbed, may increase risk of breast cancer. Starting from complementary genetic analyses across families and populations, we identified common genetic variation at the low-penetrance susceptibility HMMR locus (encoding for RHAMM) that modifies breast cancer risk among BRCA1, but probably not BRCA2, mutation carriers: n = 7,584, weighted hazard ratio ((w)HR) = 1.09 (95% CI 1.02-1.16), p(trend) = 0.017; and n = 3,965, (w)HR = 1.04
article{81b520fa-fde6-40e1-9977-b09909f3e717, abstract = {Inherited mutations in the tumor suppressor genes BRCA1 and BRCA2 predispose carriers to breast and ovarian cancer. The authors have identified a mutation in BRCA2, 7845+1G > A (c.7617+1G > A), not previously regarded as deleterious because of incorrect mapping of the splice junction in the originally published genomic reference sequence. This reference sequence is generally used in many laboratories and it maps the mutation 16 base pairs inside intron 15. However, according to the recent reference sequences the mutation is located in the consensus donor splice sequence. By reverse transcriptase analysis, loss of exon 15 in the final transcript interrupting the open reading frame was demonstrated. Furthermore, the mutation segregates with a cancer phenotype in 18 Danish families. By genetic analysis of more than 3,500 Danish breast/ovarian cancer risk families, the mutation was identified as the most common BRCA2 mutation in West ...
Mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes profoundly increase the risk of developing breast and/or ovarian cancer among women. To explore the contribution of BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations in the development of hereditary breast cancer among Indian women, we carried out mutation analysis of the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes in 61 breast or ovarian cancer patients from south India with a positive family history of breast and/or ovarian cancer. Mutation analysis was carried out using conformation-sensitive gel electrophoresis (CSGE) followed by sequencing. Mutations were identified in 17 patients (28.0%); 15 (24.6%) had BRCA1 mutations and two (3.28%) had BRCA2 mutations. While no specific association between BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutations with cancer type was seen, mutations were more often seen in families with ovarian cancer. While 40% (4/10) and 30.8% (4/12) of families with ovarian or breast and ovarian cancer had mutations, only 23.1% (9/39) of families with breast cancer carried mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 ...
11 Feb 2016. Rates of genetic testing for BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations have increased among women diagnosed with breast cancer at age 40 or younger, according to an article published online by JAMA Oncology.. Breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in women younger than 40 in the United States.. The National Comprehensive Cancer Network guidelines recommend women diagnosed with breast cancer at 50 or younger undergo genetic testing because carriers of BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations are at increased risk for developing early-onset breast cancer.. Assessing a young womens genetic risk after a breast cancer diagnosis can have implications for subsequent treatment decisions.. Ann H. Partridge, M.D., M.P.H., of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, and coauthors described the use of BRCA testing in a group of women diagnosed with breast cancer at 40 or younger and examined how concerns about genetic risk and genetic information affected treatment decisions.. The study included 897 women 40 and ...
BRCA1 mutations were identified in 16 percent of women with a family history of breast cancer. Only 7 percent of women from families with a history of breast cancer but not ovarian cancer had BRCA1 mutations. The rates were higher among women from families with a history of both breast and ovarian cancer. Among family members, an average age of less than 55 years at the diagnosis of breast cancer, the presence of ovarian cancer, the presence of breast and ovarian cancer in the same woman, and Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry were all associated with an increased risk of detecting a BRCA1 mutation. No association was found between the presence of bilateral breast cancer or the number of breast cancers in a family and the detection of a BRCA1 mutation, or between the position of the mutation in the BRCA1 gene and the presence of ovarian cancer in a family. Conclusions: ...
Individuals with mutations in BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes have a significantly higher risk of developing breast and ovarian cancers. Families at risk have been seeking genetic testing and counseling based on their mutation carrier status, but the standard method of direct sequencing is labor-intensive, costly, and it only targets a part of the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes. A group of Canadian scientists has developed a new sequencing approach to provide a more effective method of BRCA1/2 mutational analysis.
Population-based genome wide association studies have identified a locus at 9p22.2 associated with ovarian cancer risk, which also modifies ovarian cancer risk in BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation carriers. We conducted fine-scale mapping at 9p22.2 to identify potential causal variants in BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation carriers. Genotype data were available for 15,252 (2,462 ovarian cancer cases) BRCA1 and 8,211 (631 ovarian cancer cases) BRCA2 mutation carriers. Following genotype imputation, ovarian cancer associations were assessed for 4,873 and 5,020 SNPs in BRCA1 and BRCA 2 mutation carriers respectively, within a retrospective cohort analytical framework. In BRCA1 mutation carriers one set of eight correlated candidate causal variants for ovarian cancer risk modification was identified (top SNP rs10124837, HR: 0.73, 95%CI: 0.68 to 0.79, p-value 2× 10−16). These variants were located up to 20 kb upstream of BNC2. In BRCA2 mutation carriers one region, up to 45 kb upstream of BNC2, and containing 100 ...
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The BRCA gene encodes for the BRCA proteins, BRCA1 and BRCA2. These proteins are very important in repairing DNA, which they do by correcting double-stranded breaks.
Estrogênio é essencial para a modulação da expressão do BRCA1. O gene BRCA1 apresenta na sua região promotora dois sítios de início de transcrição distintos, um localizado no éxon-1A e o outro no éxon-1B. O estrogênio é capaz de recrutar proteínas AP1 e o complexo receptor de estrogênio α /p300 a um sítio AP 1 adjacente ao sítio de início de transcrição do éxon 1B e de recrutar proteínas Sp (Sp1 e Sp4) há regiões próximas do sítio Ap1. Quando ocorre a ligação do estrogênio ao complexo receptor de estrogênio α /p300 há um desencadeamento de eventos de fosforilação que culminam na fosforilação do próprio complexo e de proteínas Sp que modulam a interação proteína-proteína do promotor do gene BRCA1.[16] O AhR (Aromatic hydrocarbon Receptor) é um outro importante receptor nuclear que atua na regulação da expressão de BRCA1 através de ligação direta em sua região promotora ou de forma indireta por intermédio de receptor estrogênio. Foi proposto ...
Key clinical point: Central nervous system involvement is common among patients with germline BRCA1/BRCA2 mutations who have newly recurrent breast cancer. Major finding: Prevalence of CNS disease was 25% in noncarriers, but 53% in BRCA1 mutation carriers (multivariate odds ratio, 2.11; P = .18) and 50% in BRCA2 mutation carriers (multivariate odds ratio, 3.33; P less than .006).
Background: Inherited pathogenic variants in BRCA1 and BRCA2 are the most common causes of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer (HBOC). The risk of developing breast cancer by age 80 in women carrying a BRCA1 pathogenic variant is 72%. The lifetime risk varies between families and even within affected individuals of the same family. The cause of this variability is largely unknown, but it is hypothesized that additional genetic factors contribute to differences in age at onset (AAO). Here we investigated whether truncating and rare missense variants in genes of different DNA-repair pathways contribute to this phenomenon. Methods: We used extreme phenotype sampling to recruit 133 BRCA1-positive patients with either early breast cancer onset, below 35 (early AAO cohort) or cancer-free by age 60 (controls). Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) was used to screen for variants in 311 genes involved in different DNA-repair pathways. Results: Patients with an early AAO (73 women) had developed breast ...
During the submission of this work, a study with consistent findings was published online (27). Both studies find that the coiled-coil domain present at the NH2 terminus of PALB2 directly binds to BRCA1 and that this interaction is required for the assembly of BRCA2 foci. In contrast to the other paper, however, we define and characterize two point mutants of the coiled-coil domain that disrupt binding to BRCA1. In this manner, we more specifically implicate PALB2 as a linker of BRCA1 and BRCA2. Furthermore, we directly compare PALB2-deficient cells reconstituted with mutants defective for interaction with either BRCA1 or BRCA2. This has led to a more definitive demonstration that PALB2 links BRCA1, BRCA2, and RAD51 into a DNA damage response pathway. Additionally, using the set of reconstituted cells, we have determined that PALB2 is positioned between BRCA1 and BRCA2 in this pathway. Unlike the other article, we assay the assembly of RAD51 foci and resistance to the DNA interstrand ...
New research is showing a link between the BRCA1 gene (the "breast cancer" gene) and infertility. An article published by http://www.medicaldaily.com reports researchers from a NIH funded institute found that the BRCA1 gene, in its functional form, aided in the repair of female egg cells, keeping them from self-destruction.. As female eggs age, DNA damage occurs. The body has mechanisms to help repair these eggs, but eventually those mechanisms wear out as we age, and our eggs are no longer able to be repaired and they self-destruct. Enter menopause. However, for some women menopause occurs much earlier than anticipated and/or they are told they have relatively low egg reserve at a very young age. What causes this to occur?. Researchers looked at the role the BRCA1 gene plays in DNA repair for eggs of lab mice. In this study researchers turned off the genes, including the BRCA1 gene, associated with repairing damaged egg cells:. ...
The stock of Martin Midstream Partners L.P. (NASDAQ: MMLP ) has "Hold" rating given on Thursday, September 14 by Stifel Nicolaus. Investors look at the Volatility 12m to determine if a company has a low volatility percentage or not over the course of a year. Having a faulty BRCA gene - either BRCA1 or BRCA2 - is known to increase a womans risk of breast cancer.. When those results were published last June, Mark Robson, an oncologist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center who led the multisite trial, described the treatment as "an early chapter in a womans journey" dealing with breast cancer - one that can delay the start of chemotherapy and help preserve her quality of life.. Some women have previously chose to take preventative measures, such as pre-emptive mastectomies, when they discover they have faulty genes.. Clovis PARP inhibitor Rubraca (rucaparib) was approved in the U.S.in late 2016 for advanced ovarian cancer patients who have received at least two prior lines of chemo and whose ...
There are a few genes that have been linked to high breast and ovarian cancer risk when theyre abnormal, or have a mutation.. Two of those genes are BRCA1 and BRCA2.. Most women have inherited BRCA genes without mutations. And even most women who develop breast cancer have "normal" BRCA genes. But, if you have inherited a BRCA gene with a mutation, it affects how the gene works. And youre at a much higher risk for developing breast, and ovarian, cancer than other women.. A genetic test can help you find out if you have BRCA mutations. But its recommended only if you have factors in your family that indicate an increased inherited risk for breast cancer. A genetic counselor can help you decide if getting tested for BRCA gene mutations is a good idea for you. ...
INTRODUCTION: Preservation of structure and function of the myocardium is critically dependent upon improving the survival of existing cardiomyocytes (CM), through strategies that limit CM apoptosis and DNA damage. BRCA1 is a tumor suppressor gene which functions to promote DNA repair, and protect cells against oxidative and genotoxic stress. We hypothesized that BRCA1 is a novel cellular target to limit CM apoptosis, and prevent aberrant cardiac remodeling.. METHODS AND RESULTS: Experimental MI in mice caused a profound 16-fold upregulation in BRCA1 expression, which peaked at 72 hours (p,0.01). In vitro gain-of-function experiments demonstrated that Ad-BRCA1 overexpression protected neonatal rat CM against doxorubicin- and H2O2-induced apoptosis, as assessed by FACS (p,0.01) and activated caspase-3. Ad-BRCA1-expressing CM exhibited a profound reduction in p53 expression in response to doxorubicin and H2O2. Co-immunoprecipitation studies demonstrated a distinct physical interaction of BRCA1 ...
Ali, A.B., Iau, P.T.C., Sng, J.-H. (2010). Cancer-specific methylation in the BRCA1 promoter in sporadic breast tumours. Medical Oncology 28 (1) : 64-66. [email protected] Repository. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12032-010-9438- ...
The purpose of the study was to compare breast-conserving therapy (BCT) and mastectomy (M) in BRCA1/2 mutation carriers. Women with invasive breast cancer and a pathogenic mutation in BRCA1 or BRCA2 were included in the study (n = 162). Patients treated with BCT (n = 45) were compared with patients treated with M (n = 118). Endpoints were local recurrence as first recurrence (LR), overall survival (OS), breast cancer death, and distant recurrence. Cumulative incidence was calculated in the presence of competing risks. For calculation of hazard ratios and for multivariable analysis, cause-specific Cox proportional hazards regression was used. Compared to M, BCT was associated with an increased risk of LR in univariable analysis (HR 4.0; 95 % CI 1.6-9.8) and in multivariable analysis adjusting for tumor stage, age, and use of adjuvant chemotherapy (HR 2.9; CI 1.1-7.8). Following M, all local recurrences were seen in the first 5 years after breast cancer diagnosis. Following BCT, the rate of LR ...
Purpose: Breast cancers in carriers of inactivating mutations of the BRCA1 gene carry a specific DNA copy-number signature ("BRCA1-like"). This signature is shared with cancers that inactivate BRCA1 through other mechanisms. Because BRCA1 is important in repair of DNA double-strand breaks through error-free homologous recombination, patients with a BRCA1-like tumor may benefit from high-dose alkylating (HD) chemotherapy, which induces DNA double-strand breaks.. Experimental Design: We investigated a single institution cohort of high-risk patients that received tandem HD chemotherapy schedule comprising ifosfamide, epirubicin, and carboplatin or conventional chemotherapy. We classified copy-number profiles to be BRCA1-like or non-BRCA1-like and analyzed clinical associations and performed survival analysis with a treatment by biomarker interaction design.. Results: BRCA1-like status associated with high-grade and triple-negative breast cancers. BRCA1-like cases benefitted from the HD compared ...
A pair of studies could change the way patients are evaluated for mutations of BRCA1 and BRCA2, two cancer susceptibility genes closely associated with breast and ovarian cancers, as well as other tumor types.
The c.213-12A,G variant in BRCA1 has been reported in ,25 individuals with BRCA1 -associated cancers and segregated with disease in 4 affected relatives from 2 f amilies (Dong 1998, Hoffman 1998, Meindl 2002, Thirthagiri 2008, Kast 2012, de J uan Jimenez 2013, Brohet 2014,Breast Cancer Information Core (BIC) database). Th is variant was absent from large population studies. In vitro functional studies provide evidence that the c.213-12A,G variant introduces a cryptic splice site, causing an additional 11 nucleotides to be retained and leading to a frameshift , which alters the protein?s amino acid sequence beginning at position 71 and le ads to a premature termination codon 21 amino acids downstream (Hoffman 1998, Me nendez 2012). This alteration is then predicted to lead to a truncated or absent protein. Heterozygous loss of function of the BRCA1 gene is an established dise ase mechanism in hereditary breast and ovarian cancer (HBOC). In summary, this v ariant meets our criteria to be ...
Hereditary Cancer Syndromes can be caused by faulty changes in genes called as "Hereditary Mutations." These can be passed down from parent to child and cause cancer to run in the family, making it a Hereditary Cancer. Women who carry a mutation in either of BRCA genes have a condition called Hereditary Breast Ovarian Cancers (HBOC) syndrome. Approximately 10-15 percent of Ovarian cancer cases and 10 percent of Breast cancer cases are caused by mutations in the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes. Some more genes have also been found to be responsible for Hereditary Breast or Ovarian Cancer. In addition, mutation carriers who have already been diagnosed with cancer have a significantly increased risk of developing a second cancer in the future.. Lynch Syndrome is also called Hereditary Non Polyposis Colon Cancer (HNPCC). It caused by mutations in the MLH1, MSH2, MSH6 , PMS2 or EPCAM genes.. Out of 10 people with Lynch syndrome, between 7 to 9 people develop bowel cancer. People with Lynch syndrome are at ...
FUNCTION: [Summary is not available for the mouse gene. This summary is for the human ortholog.] Inherited mutations in BRCA1 and this gene, BRCA2, confer increased lifetime risk of developing breast or ovarian cancer. Both BRCA1 and BRCA2 are involved in maintenance of genome stability, specifically the homologous recombination pathway for double-strand DNA repair. The BRCA2 protein contains several copies of a 70 aa motif called the BRC motif, and these motifs mediate binding to the RAD51 recombinase which functions in DNA repair. BRCA2 is considered a tumor suppressor gene, as tumors with BRCA2 mutations generally exhibit loss of heterozygosity (LOH) of the wild-type allele. [provided by RefSeq, Dec 2008 ...
This guideline includes statements and recommendations based on available evidence about the management of early breast cancer in women with an identified BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutation or at high risk of such a gene mutation predisposing to breast cancer. The guideline provides health professionals with information designed to assist in making management recommendations for
The BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes are the two major high-risk breast and/or ovarian cancer susceptibility genes. Monoallelic germline mutations that disrupt their normal gene function significantly increase the risk of developing cancer in carriers. The identification of a causal mutation in a proband allows proposing pre-symptomatic testing for the causal mutation to all at-risk relatives. Currently, a causal mutation, used for genetic counseling, is presented in approximatively 13% of families tested. Variants of unknown biological significance (VUS) are detected in more than 20% of proband tested. For the families of these probands, genetic testing could not be proposed to relatives and the genetic counseling is guided by family history and epidemiological knowledges exclusively.. The French UMD-BRCA1/2 database, accredited by the French National Cancer Institute, collects anonymous results of genetic tests performed by authorized French laboratories since 1995, giving a real-time vision of families ...
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The most frequent contributors to hereditary cancer risk in human population so far are the inherited mutations in the BRCA1 or BRCA2 tumor suppressor genes.
During the past decade it has been shown that alternative splicing is a important mechanism for the proteome diversity. AS is a mechanism that generates a large amount of protein isoforms from a low number of human genes. Alternative splicing is regulated by four groups of cis-regulatory elements and different splicing factors. Even though AS is important for the diversity and complexity of different organisms it is also a source for different genetic diseases like cancer. This review article will focus on breast cancer and its connection to the mechanism of alternative splicing. Breast cancer is a common disease in women. In recent years many studies have shown an important relationship between mutations in the alternative splicing mechanism and the two most important genes involved in breast cancer BRCA1 and BRCA2. This article will also present different efforts against this disease. ...
Purpose: Most BRCA1/2 mutations are of unknown clinical relevance. An increasing amount of evidence indicates that there can be deleterious effects through the disruption of the splicing process. We have investigated the effect of aberrant splicing of BRCA1/2 on hereditary breast/ovarian cancer (HBOC).. Experimental Design: DNA variants were analyzed with splicing prediction programs to select putative splicing mutations. Splicing assays of 57 genetic variants were done by lymphocyte reverse transcription-PCR and/or hybrid minigenes in HeLa and nontumor breast epithelial cells.. Results: Twenty-four BRCA1/2 variants of Spanish HBOC patients were bioinformatically preselected. Functional assays showed that 12 variants induced anomalous splicing patterns, 6 of which accounted for 58.5% of BRCA1 families. To further evaluate the defective splicing of BRCA1/2, we analyzed 31 Breast Cancer Information Core Database (BIC) and two artificial variants that were generated by mutagenesis. Sixteen variants ...
Many companies hold gene patents, so why sue Myriad? The answer is simple: in the battle of public opinion, theres no way Myriad can come out of this looking good. A bit of recent history: the BRCA1 gene was famously mapped by a group led by Mary-Claire King, currently at the University of Washington. That group, however, narrowed down the location of the gene only to a relatively large region, and the gene itself was finally isolated months later and patented by Myriad (BRCA2 came later). Myriad did the obvious--they designed a test for a series of mutations in the genes and began to market it. However, the series of mutations they test is not the whole story--other mutations, untested by Myriad, can cause the disease as well. Other labs would be happy to market tests for these mutations, except, of course, that Myriad refuses to license its patent, preferring instead to hold onto their monopoly on the gene. The result: families that would like to be tested for rare mutations in BRCA1 but an ...
Differential sensitivity among BRCA1-defective and BRCA1-competent cells to Tax. In (A) HCC1937 cells, (B) MCF-7 cells and (C) MDA-MB231 cells, the dose-related
Germline BRCA mutation rates in the Latina population are yet to be well described. We aimed to quantitate the rates of referral for genetic testing in qualifyi...
Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) There are two types of HRT, prescribed to relieve menopausal symptoms. Oestrogen only HRT is suitable for women who have had a hysterectomy and is not associated with any increased risk of breast cancer. Combined HRT, which contains both oestrogen and progesterone, does increase the risk of breast cancer. The risk increases with the duration of treatment and becomes more important if HRT is taken for more than five years. The risk of breast cancer reduces once HRT is stopped. Women carrying BRCA mutations are advised to have their ovaries removed and will be advised to take HRT until they are 50 years old. Taking HRT up until age 50 after the ovaries have been removed does not increase the risk of breast cancer ...
Genetic testing in a familial context is most beneficial when it starts with a family member diagnosed with early-onset breast or ovarian cancer. Once the cancer-causing mutation has been identified in the index case, at-risk family members could then be screened reliably for the same mutation to exclude or confirm its presence. Even though a positive BRCA1/2 test result does not mean that the person will definitely get breast cancer, many women with an abnormal gene assume they will. Detection of a BRCA1/2 mutation may trigger anxiety, anger or depression. To prevent such responses and to benefit from genetic testing, pre- and post-test genetic counseling is strongly recommended. An abnormal test result in a healthy individual justifies intensified screening intervals to detect any signs of cancer development at an early stage, when the cancer is most treatable and curable. Some women may consider prophylactic surgery before cancer cells have an opportunity to form, but although the risk is ...
The breast cancer associated genes BRCA1 and BRCA2 were discovered in 1994 and 1995 respectively. Since then in addition to our understanding how these proteins function in particular reference to DNA repair, enormous amount of knowledge has been gained regarding genetic epidemiology of inherited breast and ovarian cancer, mutation prevalence among different ethnic groups, presence of founder mutations, varying penetrance, genetic testing and potential management options of mutation carriers. This review will focus on the status of understanding of the role of BRCA1 and BRAC2 mutations among Indian women, structure and biology of these two genes, different methods used for mutation detection and different management options available for BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation carriers ...
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PURPOSE: We analyzed the expression of critical cell cycle regulators cyclin E and cyclin D1 in familial breast cancer, focusing on BRCA mutation-negative tumors. Cyclin E expression in tumors of BRCA1 or BRCA2 carriers is higher, and cyclin D1 expression lower, than in sporadic tumors. In familial non-BRCA1/2 tumors, cyclin E and cyclin D1 expression has not been studied. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: Cyclin E and cyclin D1 immunohistochemical expression was studied in tissue microarrays consisting of 53 BRCA1, 58 BRCA2, 798 familial non-BRCA1/2, and 439 sporadic breast tumors. RESULTS: In univariate analysis, BRCA1 tumors had significantly more frequently high cyclin E (88%) and low cyclin D1 (84%) expression than sporadic (54% and 49%, respectively) or familial non-BRCA1/2 (38% and 45%, respectively) tumors. BRCA2 tumors had significantly more frequently low cyclin D1 expression (68%) than sporadic or familial non-BRCA1/2 tumors and significantly more frequently high cyclin E expression than familial ...
Background: Understanding the effect of oral contraceptives on risk of breast cancer in BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation carriers is important because oral contraceptive use is a common, modifiable practice.. Methods: We studied 497 BRCA1 and 307 BRCA2 mutation carriers, of whom 195 and 128, respectively, had been diagnosed with breast cancer. Case-control analyses were conducted using unconditional logistic regression with adjustments for family history and familial relationships and were restricted to subjects with a reference age under 50 years.. Results: For BRCA1 mutation carriers, there was no significant association between risk of breast cancer and use of oral contraceptives for at least 1 year [odds ratio (OR), 0.77; 95% confidence interval (95% CI), 0.53-1.12] or duration of oral contraceptive use (Ptrend = 0.62). For BRCA2 mutation carriers, there was no association with use of oral contraceptives for at least 1 year (OR, 1.62; 95% CI, 0.90-2.92); however, there was an association of elevated ...
Introduction: Several common alleles have been shown to be associated with breast and/or ovarian cancer risk for BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation carriers. Recent genome-wide association studies of breast cancer have identified eight additional breast cancer susceptibility loci: rs1011970 (9p21, CDKN2A/B), rs10995190 (ZNF365), rs704010 (ZMIZ1), rs2380205 (10p15), rs614367 (11q13), rs1292011 (12q24), rs10771399 (12p11 near PTHLH) and rs865686 (9q31.2). Methods: To evaluate whether these single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) are associated with breast cancer risk for BRCA1 and BRCA2 carriers, we genotyped these SNPs in 12,599 BRCA1 and 7,132 BRCA2 mutation carriers and analysed the associations with breast cancer risk within a retrospective likelihood framework. Results: Only SNP rs10771399 near PTHLH was associated with breast cancer risk for BRCA1 mutation carriers (per-allele hazard ratio (HR) = 0.87, 95% CI: 0.81 to 0.94, P-trend = 3 x 10\(^{-4}\)). The association was restricted to mutations proven ...
Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Syndrome. Hereditary breast and ovarian cancer syndrome is caused by germline mutations in one or both of the autosomal dominant DNA repair genes BRCA1 and BRCA2 (8). Although most cases of breast cancer and ovarian cancer in the United States occur sporadically, BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations are present in 5-15% of cases of these types of cancer (9). The carrier frequency of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer syndrome is approximately 1 in 500 individuals in the general population, but it has a prevalence of 1 in 40 individuals in the Ashkenazi Jewish population (10). In men, BRCA mutations are associated with breast cancer, prostate cancer, and pancreatic cancer. Therefore, it is important to inquire about maternal and paternal ancestry in male and female relatives. Hereditary breast and ovarian cancer syndrome, as well as many of the other hereditary cancer syndromes, displays incomplete penetrance (meaning that not everyone with a gene mutation will develop ...
An analysis of the GeparSixto trial in triple-negative breast cancer showed that adding carboplatin to neoadjuvant therapy improved pathologic complete response rate in patients without BRCA1/2 mutation and that response rates were higher overall in those with mutations, without additive effects observed for carboplatin. The analysis was reported by Hahnen et al in JAMA Oncology. GeparSixto showed the addition of neoadjuvant carboplatin to anthracycline, taxane, and bevacizumab (Avastin) increased pathologic complete response rates among all patients.. Study Details The current analysis included 291 patients, of whom 146 received carboplatin. Pathogenic BRCA1 and BRCA2 germline mutations were present in 50 patients (17.2%), including 26 patients who received carboplatin and 24 patients who did not.. Pathologic Complete Response Rate. The pathologic complete response rate was 56.8% in the carboplatin group vs 41.4% in the group that did not receive carboplatin (odds ratio [OR] = 1.87, P = .009). ...
Germline BRCA mutation does not prevent response to taxane-based therapy for the treatment of castration-resistant prostate cancer Academic Article ...
This protein can interact with the ssDNA-binding protein RPA, BRCA2, PALB2[10] and RAD52. ... protein C-terminus binding. • protein binding. • four-way junction DNA binding. • identical protein binding. • ... This protein is also found to interact with PALB2[10] and BRCA2, which may be important for the cellular response to DNA damage ... "Analysis of murine Brca2 reveals conservation of protein-protein interactions but differences in nuclear localization signals ...
BRCA2 and CDKN1A-interacting protein is a protein that in humans is encoded by the BCCIP gene. This gene product was isolated ... 2005). "The BRCA2-interacting protein BCCIP functions in RAD51 and BRCA2 focus formation and homologous recombinational repair ... "Entrez Gene: BCCIP BRCA2 and CDKN1A interacting protein". Phillips-Mason PJ, Mourton T, Major DL, Brady-Kalnay SM (2008). " ... Functional studies indicate that this protein may be an important cofactor for BRCA2 in tumor suppression, and a modulator of ...
Analysis of murine Brca2 reveals conservation of protein-protein interactions but differences in nuclear localization signals ... Daniel DC (2002). «Highlight: BRCA1 and BRCA2 proteins in breast cancer». Microsc Res Tech. 59 (1): 68-83. PMID 12242698. doi: ... ubiquitin protein ligase binding. • transcription regulatory region DNA binding. • ubiquitin-protein transferase activity. • ... Structural consequences and effects on protein-protein interactions». J. Biol. Chem. 276 (44): 41399-406. PMID 11526114. doi: ...
... which encodes a BRCA2-interacting protein, is a breast cancer susceptibility gene". Nature Genetics. 39 (2): 165-7. doi:10.1038 ... "The BRC repeats are conserved in mammalian BRCA2 proteins". Human Molecular Genetics. 6 (1): 53-8. doi:10.1093/hmg/6.1.53. PMID ... In 1994 he assembled a research group that localised BRCA2, a major breast cancer susceptibility gene that repairs chromosomal ... 2002). "Low-penetrance susceptibility to breast cancer due to CHEK2(*)1100delC in noncarriers of BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutations". ...
"The BRC repeats are conserved in mammalian BRCA2 proteins". Human Molecular Genetics. 6 (1): 53-8. doi:10.1093/hmg/6.1.53. PMID ... "BRCA2 mutations in primary breast and ovarian cancers". Nature Genetics. 13 (2): 238-40. doi:10.1038/ng0696-238. PMID 8640235. ... In 1994 an ICR team led by Michael Stratton discovered the gene BRCA2, which has been linked to breast cancer, prostate cancer ... BRCA2, to chromosome 13q12-13". Science. 265 (5181): 2088-2090. doi:10.1126/science.8091231. PMID 8091231. Roth, S; Kristo, P; ...
"The BRC repeats are conserved in mammalian BRCA2 proteins". Human Molecular Genetics. 6 (1): 53-8. doi:10.1093/hmg/6.1.53. PMID ... He was a key part of the team that in 1995 discovered the BRCA2 gene, which is linked to an increased risk of some types of ... Ten years later, Ashworth identified a way to exploit genetic weaknesses in cancer cells including mutated BRCA 1 or BRCA2, ... "BRCA2 mutations in primary breast and ovarian cancers". Nature Genetics. 13 (2): 238-40. doi:10.1038/ng0696-238. PMID 8640235. ...
"Direct interaction of the Fanconi anaemia protein FANCG with BRCA2/FANCD1". Hum. Mol. Genet. 12 (19): 2503-10. doi:10.1093/hmg/ ... Fanconi anemia group G protein is a protein that in humans is encoded by the FANCG gene. FANCG, involved in Fanconi anemia, ... Activated FANCD2 protein co-localizes with BRCA1 (breast cancer susceptibility protein) at ionizing radiation-induced foci and ... Gordon SM, Buchwald M (July 2003). "Fanconi anemia protein complex: mapping protein interactions in the yeast 2- and 3-hybrid ...
Thorslund T, Esashi F, West SC (2007). "Interactions between human BRCA2 protein and the meiosis-specific recombinase DMC1". ... The protein has also been shown to bind Tid1(Rdh54), Mei5/Sae3, and Hop2/Mnd1. All of these interacting proteins act to enhance ... Meiotic recombination protein Dmc1 is a homolog of the bacterial strand exchange protein RecA. Dmc1 plays the central role in ... Meiotic recombination protein DMC1/LIM15 homolog is a protein that in humans is encoded by the DMC1 gene. ...
... a cell division checkpoint protein. This protein also interacts with and stabilizes Brca2 (breast cancer 2) protein. ... PCI domain containing 2 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the PCID2 gene. This gene encodes a component of the TREX-2 ... This protein regulates expression of Mad2 mitotic arrest deficient-like 1, ...
"Abnormal cytokinesis in cells deficient in the breast cancer susceptibility protein BRCA2". Science. 306 (5697): 876-9. doi: ... BRCA2. Professor Venkitaraman and his research group were among the first to elucidate the function of BRCA2 in guarding the ... "Stabilization of stalled DNA replication forks by the BRCA2 breast cancer susceptibility protein". Genes & Development. 17 (24 ... Venkitaraman's work on BRCA2 has also provided a conceptual framework for understanding other human genetic diseases in which ...
This protein binds to and colocalizes with the breast cancer 2 early onset protein (BRCA2) in nuclear foci and likely permits ... Partner and localizer of BRCA2, also known as PALB2 or FANCN, is a protein which in humans is encoded by the PALB2 gene. This ... which encodes a BRCA2-interacting protein, is a breast cancer susceptibility gene". Nature Genetics. 39 (2): 165-7. doi:10.1038 ... "Cooperation of breast cancer proteins PALB2 and piccolo BRCA2 in stimulating homologous recombination". Nature Structural & ...
Wang C, McCarty IM, Balazs L, Li Y, Steiner MS (July 2002). "Cloning a cDNA encoding an alternatively spliced protein of BRCA2- ... Lee YM, Kim W (September 2003). "Association of human kinesin superfamily protein member 4 with BRCA2-associated factor 35". ... Lee YM, Kim W (September 2003). "Association of human kinesin superfamily protein member 4 with BRCA2-associated factor 35". ... "Towards a proteome-scale map of the human protein-protein interaction network". Nature. 437 (7062): 1173-8. doi:10.1038/ ...
Lee YM, Kim W (Sep 2003). "Association of human kinesin superfamily protein member 4 with BRCA2-associated factor 35". The ... "Association of human kinesin superfamily protein member 4 with BRCA2-associated factor 35". The Biochemical Journal. 374 (Pt 2 ... Tang Y, Winkler U, Freed EO, Torrey TA, Kim W, Li H, Goff SP, Morse HC (Dec 1999). "Cellular motor protein KIF-4 associates ... Sekine Y, Okada Y, Noda Y, Kondo S, Aizawa H, Takemura R, Hirokawa N (Oct 1994). "A novel microtubule-based motor protein (KIF4 ...
The BRCA2 protein, which has a function similar to that of BRCA1, also interacts with the RAD51 protein. By influencing DNA ... "Analysis of murine Brca2 reveals conservation of protein-protein interactions but differences in nuclear localization signals ... BRCA1 and BRCA2 are unrelated proteins, but both are normally expressed in the cells of breast and other tissue, where they ... BRCA1 and BRCA2 have been described as "breast cancer susceptibility genes" and "breast cancer susceptibility proteins". The ...
Role of BRCA2 in control of the RAD51 recombination and DNA repair protein. Mol. Cell. 7, 273-282. VAN DYCK, E., STASIAK, A.Z ... In 1977, he identified 'protein X' as the elusive RecA protein, which is essential for recombination and repair in bacteria. ... ESASHI, F., CHRIST, N, GANNON, J., LIU, Y., HUNT, T., JASIN, M. and WEST, S.C. (2005) CDK-dependent phosphorylation of BRCA2 as ... He was also the first to show that RuvA and RuvB are motor proteins that mediate Holliday junction branch migration. His ...
BRCA1, BRCA2 and PALB2 are proteins that are important for the repair of double-strand DNA breaks by the error-free homologous ... which are DNA binding and repair proteins. When activated by DNA damage, these proteins recruit other proteins that do the ... 2010). "Cooperation of breast cancer proteins PALB2 and piccolo BRCA2 in stimulating homologous recombination". Nature ... PARP1 is a protein that is important for repairing single-strand breaks ('nicks' in the DNA). If such nicks persist unrepaired ...
"Regulation of BRCA2 gene expression by the SLUG repressor protein in human breast cells". The Journal of Biological Chemistry. ... Zinc finger protein SNAI2 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the SNAI2 gene. This gene encodes a member of the Snail ... The encoded protein acts as a transcriptional repressor that binds to E-box motifs and is also likely to repress E-cadherin ... The human embryonic protein SNAI2, commonly known as SLUG, is a zinc finger transcriptional repressor which downregulates ...
The BRCA2 protein, which has a function similar to that of BRCA1, also interacts with the RAD51 protein. By influencing DNA ... Breast cancer type 1 susceptibility protein is a protein that in humans is encoded by the BRCA1 (/ˌbrækəˈwʌn/) gene.[5] ... BRCA1 and BRCA2 are unrelated proteins,[10] but both are normally expressed in the cells of breast and other tissue, where they ... "Analysis of murine Brca2 reveals conservation of protein-protein interactions but differences in nuclear localization signals ...
"The BRCA2 activation domain associates with and is phosphorylated by a cellular protein kinase". Oncogene. 19 (38): 4441-4445. ... Kouzarides, T.; Brehm, A.; Miska, E. A.; McCance, D. J.; Reid, J. L.; Bannister, A. J. (1998). "Retinoblastoma protein recruits ... Kouzarides, T.; Brehm, A.; Miska, E. A.; McCance, D. J.; Reid, J. L.; Bannister, A. J. (1998). "Retinoblastoma protein recruits ... Bartke, T.; Vermeulen, M.; Xhemalce, B.; Robson, S. C.; Mann, M.; Kouzarides, T. (2010). "Nucleosome-Interacting Proteins ...
Milner was a postdoctoral researcher studying the newly discovered breast cancer protein BRCA2 in Kouzarides' Cambridge ... It supplies antibody related products such as immunoassays (e.g. SimpleStep ELISA Kits), peptides, proteins and protein ... United Kingdom that provided high-quality biochemical products that modulate the function of proteins for use in life science ...
... an evolutionarily conserved nuclear protein that interacts with BRCA2". Oncogene. 20 (3): 336-45. doi:10.1038/sj.onc.1204098. ... DEAD box proteins, characterized by the conserved motif Asp-Glu-Ala-Asp (DEAD), are putative RNA helicases. They are implicated ... Based on their distribution patterns, some members of this DEAD box protein family are believed to be involved in embryogenesis ... 2007). "Altered distribution of heat shock protein 60 (Hsp60) with dysregulated expression of DHX32". Exp. Mol. Pathol. 82 (3 ...
"Interaction between the product of the breast cancer susceptibility gene BRCA2 and DSS1, a protein functionally conserved from ... "Interaction between the product of the breast cancer susceptibility gene BRCA2 and DSS1, a protein functionally conserved from ... "BRCA2 function in DNA binding and recombination from a BRCA2-DSS1-ssDNA structure". Science. 297 (5588): 1837-48. doi:10.1126/ ... "BRCA2 function in DNA binding and recombination from a BRCA2-DSS1-ssDNA structure". Science. 297 (5588): 1837-48. doi:10.1126/ ...
... the biochemical mechanism of regulation of homologous recombination by tumour suppressors such as P53 and BRCA2 proteins. Other ... Rao and his collaborators of Genome Dynamics Lab are interested in mapping and understanding the promiscuity scores of protein ... His areas of specializations are molecular basis of genome dynamics, computational biology of genomes and protein active sites ... Computational Biology: Computational Genomics of organellar genomes; Computational analyses of protein active site geometry, ...
The smaller size of the Leishmania BRCA2 DNA repair protein has been exploited to better understand its function in homologous ... Comparative bioinformatic analyses showed that the size of the L. infantum BRCA2 protein is approximately three-times smaller ( ... Furthermore, analyses revealed that LiBRCA2 possesses key features of the BRCA2 family. ... "Interactions between BRCA2 and RAD51 for promoting homologous recombination in Leishmania infantum". Nucleic Acids Res. 40 (14 ...
Other Examples of Biomarkers: Tumor Suppressors Lost in Cancer Examples: BRCA1, BRCA2 RNA Examples: mRNA, microRNA Proteins ... Li Y, Ye X, Liu J, Zha J, Pei L (January 2011). "Evaluation of EML4-ALK fusion proteins in non-small cell lung cancer using ... Mutant Proteins themselves detected by Selected Reaction Monitoring (SRM) have been reported to be the most specific biomarkers ... In many areas of medicine, biomarkers are limited to proteins identifiable or measurable in the blood or urine. However, the ...
The core complex adds ubiquitin, a small protein that combines with BRCA2 in another cluster to repair DNA (see Figure ... that is detected by the FANCM protein. Following assembly, the protein core complex activates FANCL protein which acts as an E3 ... Recent studies have shown that eight of these proteins, FANCA, -B, -C, -E, -F, -G, -L and -M assemble to form a core protein ... With a crippling mutation in any FA protein in the complex, DNA repair is much less effective, as shown by its response to ...
Mutations in BRCA1 and BRCA2, important risk factors for ovarian cancer and breast cancer in women, have also been implicated ... The protein ZIP1 is responsible for the active transport of zinc into prostate cells. One of the zinc's important roles is to ... Prostate specific membrane antigen is a transmembrane carboxypeptidase and exhibits folate hydrolase activity.[75] This protein ... The absence of zinc is thought to occur via a silencing of the gene that produces the transporter protein ZIP1. ZIP1 is now ...
... and Brh2 protein that is a streamlined version of the mammalian Breast Cancer 2 (BRCA2) protein. When any of these proteins is ... Corn smut contains much more protein than regular corn does. The amino acid lysine, of which corn contains very little, abounds ... Kojic, M; Kostrub, CF; Buchman, AR; Holloman, WK (2002). "BRCA2 Homolog Required for Proficiency in DNA Repair, Recombination, ... This system also involves a protein, Rec2 that is more distantly related to Rad51, ...
The most common are breast cancer gene 1 (BRCA1) and breast cancer gene 2 (BRCA2), both of which significantly increase the ... Targeted therapy. Targeted drug treatments attack specific abnormalities such as protein growth within cancer cells. Targeted ... In men, only BRCA2 seems to be associated with an increased risk of breast cancer. ...
Suppression of the DNA repair defects of BRCA2-deficient cells with heterologous protein fusions. Hiroshi Saeki, Nicolas Siaud ... Expression of any of these protein fusions in Brca2 mutant cells substantially improved HDR while suppressing mutagenic repair ... Suppression of the DNA repair defects of BRCA2-deficient cells with heterologous protein fusions ... Because as little as 2% of BRCA2 fused to RPA is sufficient to suppress cellular defects found in Brca2-mutant mammalian cells ...
BRCA2 (BRCC2, FACD, FAD, FAD1, FANCD, FANCD1, XRCC11) ... PROTEIN ARRAY Validationi. A protein array containing 384 ... Protein evidence (Ezkurdia et al 2014). Protein evidence (Kim et al 2014). RAS pathway related proteins. Ribosomal proteins. ... BRCA2-201 - ENSP00000439902 [100%] ANTIGEN VIEWi. The protein browser displays the antigen location on the target protein(s) ... Plasma proteins. Potential drug targets. Predicted intracellular proteins. Predicted membrane proteins. Predicted secreted ...
Protein-protein interaction databases. STRING: functional protein association networks. More...STRINGi. 7955.ENSDARP00000092435 ... BRCA2-interacting transcriptional repressor EMSYAdd BLAST. 1173. Proteomic databases. PaxDb, a database of protein abundance ... to allow unambiguous identification of a protein.,p>,a href=/help/protein_names target=_top>More...,/a>,/p>Protein namesi. ... section provides information about the protein quaternary structure and interaction(s) with other proteins or protein complexes ...
It is well established that faults in the BRCA2 gene (and the BRCA1 gene that prompted actress Angelina Jolie to undergo a ... Our study reveals that BRCA2 proteins exist as pairs and a BRCA2 pair recruits two sets of RAD51 molecules. Our study also ... However, to study protein structures we need to find a way to extract the protein of interest from other proteins in the cell. ... The importance of the BRCA2 protein lies in the central roles it plays in DNA damage repair - but weve never actually seen it ...
Control of the RAD51 recombinase by the BRC repeat motifs in the breast cancer susceptibility protein BRCA2 ... The interaction between the breast cancer susceptibility protein BRCA2 and the RAD51 DNA recombinase is essential for DNA ... Studies to define the biochemical and biological features of the BRCA2:RAD51 interaction are described. Human BRCA2 features ... both independently and collectively within the context of the BRCA2 protein. A single point mutation within an individual BRC ...
This gene encodes a subunit of the BRCA1-BRCA2-containing complex (BRCC), which is an E3 ubiquitin ligase. This complex plays a ... Recombinant Human BRCC3 Protein, GST-tagged. Wheat Germ. Human. GST. +Inquiry. BRCC3-2481M. Recombinant Mouse BRCC3 Protein. ... Interacting Protein. BRCC3 has direct interactions with proteins and molecules. Those interactions were detected by several ... Recombinant Human BRCC3 protein, His-tagged. E. coli. Human. His. +Inquiry. BRCC3-328H. ...
Associated protein complexes were isolated on glutathione beads. The presence of BRCA2 or PALB2 in isolated protein complexes ... and was first identified by its interaction with BRCA2 protein (14). PALB2 is required for the localization of BRCA2 to sites ... PALB2 Functionally Connects the Breast Cancer Susceptibility Proteins BRCA1 and BRCA2. Fan Zhang, Qiang Fan, Keqin Ren and Paul ... PALB2 Functionally Connects the Breast Cancer Susceptibility Proteins BRCA1 and BRCA2. Fan Zhang, Qiang Fan, Keqin Ren and Paul ...
The BRCA2-Interacting Protein BCCIP Functions in RAD51 and BRCA2 Focus Formation and Homologous Recombinational Repair. Huimei ... The BCCIP proteins share no significant homology to other mammalian proteins. Although the interaction between BCCIPα and BRCA2 ... The BRCA2-Interacting Protein BCCIP Functions in RAD51 and BRCA2 Focus Formation and Homologous Recombinational Repair ... The BRCA2-Interacting Protein BCCIP Functions in RAD51 and BRCA2 Focus Formation and Homologous Recombinational Repair ...
Evidence that the tumor-suppressor protein BRCA2 does not regulate cytokinesis in human cells ... BRCA2 plays a well-established role in maintaining genome stability by regulating homologous recombination. BRCA2 has more ... Evidence that the tumor-suppressor protein BRCA2 does not regulate cytokinesis in human cells ... Evidence that the tumor-suppressor protein BRCA2 does not regulate cytokinesis in human cells ...
... Recombinase recruited to the DSBs by the mediator protein BRCA2 catalyzes the homology-directed repair. During meiotic HR, ... MEILB2 directly binds to BRCA2 and regulates its association to meiotic DSBs. We map the MEILB2-binding domain within BRCA2 ... Here we identify a meiotic localizer of BRCA2, MEILB2/HSF2BP, that localizes to the site of meiotic DSBs in mice. Disruption of ...
... similar to biallelic BRCA2 mutations, cause Fanconi anemia. We identified monoallelic truncating PALB2 mutations in 10/923 ... PALB2 interacts with BRCA2, and biallelic mutations in PALB2 (also known as FANCN), ... PALB2, which encodes a BRCA2-interacting protein, is a breast cancer susceptibility gene. @article{Rahman2007PALB2WE, title={ ... PALB2 interacts with BRCA2, and biallelic mutations in PALB2 (also known as FANCN), similar to biallelic BRCA2 mutations, cause ...
BRCA22045-2113); B2‐6 (BRCA22106-2472); B2‐6.5 (BRCA22340-2472); B2‐9 (BRCA23189-3418); TR2 (BRCA23265-3330). A large BRCA2 ... BRCA2996-1084); BRC2 (BRCA21206-1274); BRC3 (BRCA21415-1483); BRC4 (BRCA21511-1579); BRC5 (BRCA21658-1726); BRC6 (BRCA21831- ... B2‐6.1 is BRCA22106-2190; B2‐6.2 is BRCA22106-2218; B2‐6.3 is BRCA22190-2260; B2‐6.4 is BRCA22218-2340; B2‐6.5 is BRCA22340- ... IR1 is BRCA22340-2407; IR2 is BRCA22350-2417; IR3 is BRCA22371-2438; IR4 is BRCA22405-2472. (B) Interactions between the ...
Scientists show how BRCA2 protein works to repair damaged DNA Scientists have taken pictures of the BRCA2 protein for the first ... BRCA2 Gene News and Research. RSS BRCA2 is a gene on chromosome 13 that normally helps to suppress cell growth. A person who ... BRCA2 gene doubles lung cancer risk among smokers Around a quarter of smokers who carry a defect in the BRCA2 gene will develop ... BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes are two of the most well studied genes in the cancer field. They are tumor suppressors - mutations in ...
Suppression of the DNA repair defects of BRCA2-deficient cells with heterologous protein fusions. Proceedings of the National ... Suppression of the DNA repair defects of BRCA2-deficient cells with heterologous protein fusions. In: Proceedings of the ... Suppression of the DNA repair defects of BRCA2-deficient cells with heterologous protein fusions. / Saeki, Hiroshi; Siaud, ... Expression of any of these protein fusions in Brca2 mutant cells substantially improved HDR while suppressing mutagenic repair ...
BRCA2 encodes a protein of 3418 amino acids with a molecular weight of 384 kDa. The biological function of BRCA2 is, as yet, ... Preliminary data indicate that BRCA2 interacts with Stat proteins upon ligand stimulation. Identification of proteins that ... Two breast cancer susceptibility genes (BRCA1 and BRCA2) have been cloned. A BRCA2 founder mutation, BRCA2 999del5, accounts ... In an effort to elucidate the cellular function of BRCA2, we have studied the interaction between BRCA2 and other cellular ...
... or full length BRCA2 protein, lack the interactions amongst the four component proteins. A role for D1-D2-G-X3 in homologous ... or full length BRCA2 protein, lack the interactions amongst the four component proteins. A role for D1-D2-G-X3 in homologous ... or full length BRCA2 protein, lack the interactions amongst the four component proteins. A role for D1-D2-G-X3 in homologous ... or full length BRCA2 protein, lack the interactions amongst the four component proteins. A role for D1-D2-G-X3 in homologous ...
Proteins outlined in blue are encoded by genes that confer susceptibility to breast cancer. BRIP1, BRCA2 and PALB2 are both ... PALB2, which encodes a BRCA2-interacting protein, is a breast cancer susceptibility gene.. Rahman N1, Seal S, Thompson D, Kelly ... PALB2 interacts with BRCA2, and biallelic mutations in PALB2 (also known as FANCN), similar to biallelic BRCA2 mutations, cause ... PALB2, which encodes a BRCA2-interacting protein, is a breast cancer susceptibility gene ...
A) Identification of Capan-1 with a truncated BRCA2 protein. Cell lines surveyed for altered BRCA2 protein expression were as ... we have determined that the gene product of BRCA2 is a 390-kDa nuclear protein. The BRCA2 390-kDa protein directly binds to ... BRCA2 Is a 390-kDa Nuclear Protein.. To explore potential functions for BRCA2, a full-length cDNA was constructed from four ... The truncated BRCA2 protein expressed in Capan-1 cells (lane 3) is indicated by the arrow. p84 is a nuclear matrix protein (36 ...
The BRCA2 protein interacts with ssDNA and the RAD51 recombination protein, and is proposed to recruit RAD51 to the damage site ... Recombinant BRCA2 fragments that cover the entire length of BRCA2 were tested for interaction with RAD51 and for their ... Regulation of recombinational repair by the familial breast cancer susceptibility protein BRCA2. ... Esashi F, Christ N, Gannon J, Liu Y, Hunt T, Jasin M, West SC: CDK-dependent phosphorylation of BRCA2 as a regulatory mechanism ...
BRCA1 Protein. BRCA2 Protein. Additional relevant MeSH terms: Breast Neoplasms. Lung Neoplasms. Sarcoma, Ewing. Pancreatic ...
BRCA1 protein. BRCA2 protein. Additional relevant MeSH terms: Ovarian Neoplasms. Endocrine Gland Neoplasms. Neoplasms by Site. ... or BRCA2-positive advanced ovarian cancer and for whom no curative therapeutic option exists. ... polymerase inhibitor olaparib in patients with BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutations and recurrent ovarian cancer: a proof-of-concept trial ... Study to Assess the Efficacy and Safety of KU 0059436 Given Orally Twice Daily in Patients With Advanced BRCA1 or BRCA2 ...
BRCA2 is a ubiquitinated protein. (A) Flag-GFP-BRCA2 (full length) and HA-ubiquitin were transiently coexpressed or singularly ... The gel was cut horizontally and Western blotted with the BRCA2 antibody (top) and the USP11 antibody (middle). BRCA2 protein ... B) Flag-GFP, Flag-GFP-BRCA2, or Flag-BRCA2 constructs containing the indicated BRCA2 sequences were transiently expressed in ... The BRCA2 protein has been proposed to function in the repair of DNA double-strand breaks. Using an immunopurification-mass ...
First pictures of BRCA2 protein show how it works to repair DNA. Scientists have taken pictures of the BRCA2 protein for the ... Large Protein Nanocages Could Improve Drug Design and Delivery. *Meet Bethany Jochim: Physics Doctoral Student Studies Laser- ... Fast-Cooking Dry Beans Provide More Protein, Iron Than Slower Varieties *Controversial Drug Approval Stirs Deep Concerns -- ... Researchers Describe Key Protein Structure and a Drug Prototype That Could Assist Therapeutic Development ...
Rabbit polyclonal BRCA2 antibody validated for WB, IP, IHC and tested in Human and Mouse. Referenced in 8 publications and 1 ... Proteins and Peptides. Proteomics tools. Agonists, activators, antagonists and inhibitors. Lysates. Multiplex miRNA assays. By ... Defects in BRCA2 are the cause of pancreatic cancer type 2 (PNCA2) [MIM:613347]. It is a malignant neoplasm of the pancreas. ... Anti-BRCA2 antibody (ab27976) at 4 µg/ml + HeLa (human epithelial cell line from cervix adenocarcinoma) cell lysate. Predicted ...
  • To gain insight into the role of BRCA2 in the repair of DNA damage, we fused a single (BRC3, BRC4) or multiple BRC motifs to the large RPA subunit. (pnas.org)
  • This gene encodes a subunit of the BRCA1-BRCA2-containing complex (BRCC), which is an E3 ubiquitin ligase. (creativebiomart.net)
  • BRCA1 combines with other tumor suppressors, DNA damage sensors and signal transducers to form a large multi-subunit protein complex known as the BRCA1-associated genome surveillance complex (BASC). (wikipedia.org)
  • Cloning, overexpression, and genomic mapping of the 14-kDa subunit of human replication protein A". J Biol Chem . (wikipedia.org)
  • Characterization of a cDNA encoding the 70-kDa single-stranded DNA-binding subunit of human replication protein A and the role of the protein in DNA replication. (wikipedia.org)
  • Rpa4, a homolog of the 34-kilodalton subunit of the replication protein A complex. (wikipedia.org)
  • Here we identify a meiotic localizer of BRCA2, MEILB2/HSF2BP, that localizes to the site of meiotic DSBs in mice. (physiciansweekly.com)
  • Our genomic DNA contains the information required for replication as well as instructions for making proteins, which then carry out the majority of cellular activities. (theconversation.com)
  • But if there are mutations in BRCA2 this can cause defects in this repair process, making the repair inefficient or forcing cells to use alternative repair methods that are prone to mistakes, all of which contribute to mutations in the genomic DNA and so increase the risk of cancer developing. (theconversation.com)
  • Data from 62 FBC samples (18 BRCA1- , 16 BRCA2- and 28 BRCAX-associated tumors) previously studied by IHC and aCGH have been correlated to establish their IHC subtypes and the pattern of genomic aberrations. (nature.com)
  • The BRCA2 gene is composed of 27 exons and spans approximately 84.2 kb of genomic DNA. (atlasgeneticsoncology.org)
  • BRCA2 has been implicated in maintenance of genomic integrity and in the cellular response to DNA damage. (atlasgeneticsoncology.org)
  • 10 ng, 100 ng and 1 µg of purified genomic DNA was enriched using the NEBNext Direct BRCA1/BRCA2 Panel. (neb.com)
  • However, interpretation of their phenotype may be hampered by additional mutations acquired during the derivation of the line as a result of the genomic instability imposed by impaired Brca2 function. (asm.org)
  • They also discuss how these proteins and pathways are strictly regulated to avoid genomic instability, which can lead to diseases such as cancer, and how they are coordinated with other nuclear processes (e.g., transcription and DNA replication). (cshlpress.com)
  • Human BRCA2 is 3,418 aa and is composed of several domains. (pnas.org)
  • These mice, which exhibit low levels of expression of human BRCA2 protein in the gonads, are infertile because spermatocytes fail to progress beyond the early prophase I stage of meiosis. (embopress.org)
  • Synthetic peptide mapping to the N terminus of human BRCA2. (abcam.com)
  • Because as little as 2% of BRCA2 fused to RPA is sufficient to suppress cellular defects found in Brca2 -mutant mammalian cells, these results provide insight into the recently discovered diversity of BRCA2 domain structures in different organisms. (pnas.org)
  • These observations suggest that BRCA1 and BRCA2 function in cellular responses to DNA damage. (aacrjournals.org)
  • At the cellular level, expression is regulated in a cell cycle-dependent manner with peak expression of BRCA2 mRNA in S phase ( 12 ). (pnas.org)
  • Antagonism of USP11 function either through expression of this mutant or through RNA interference increased cellular sensitivity to MMC in a BRCA2-dependent manner. (nih.gov)
  • A proposed phosphorylation site at codon 3291 affecting function was confirmed by substitution of an acidic residue (glutamate, BRCA2 Δex11/S3291E ) for the native serine, but in contrast to a prior report, phosphorylation was dispensable (alanine, BRCA2 Δex11/S3291A ) for BRCA2 -governed cellular phenotypes. (aacrjournals.org)
  • However, most functional studies of BRCA2 have been hampered by the lack of well-controlled human cancer cellular models ( 14 ). (aacrjournals.org)
  • Replication protein A phosphorylation and the cellular response to DNA damage. (wikipedia.org)
  • This complex plays a key role in the maintenance of protein homeostasis by removing misfolded or damaged proteins, which could impair cellular functions, and by removing proteins whose functions are no longer required. (uniprot.org)
  • An antibody that specifically recognises BRCA2 phosphorylated at serine 3291 was generated and used to analyse the phosphorylation status of endogenous BRCA2 during the cell cycle and after DNA damaging treatment. (beds.ac.uk)
  • This antibody recognizes the BRCA2 gene product, a 390-kDa nuclear protein. (novusbio.com)
  • A class of environmental and endogenous toxins induces BRCA2 haploinsufficiency and genome instability. (cam.ac.uk)
  • The Brca2 protein acts as a tumor suppressor, and its loss results in genome instability ( 1 , 30 , 35 ). (asm.org)
  • These results argue that FANCG has a role independent of the FA core complex, and we propose that phosphorylation of serine 7 is the signalling event required for forming a discrete complex comprising FANCD1/BRCA2-FANCD2-FANCG-XRCC3 (D1-D2-G-X3). (elsevier.com)
  • One alternative symbol, FANCD1, recognizes its association with the FANC protein complex. (wikipedia.org)
  • The stability of BRCA2 protein in mammalian cells] depends on [the presence of DSS (hubmed.org)
  • These results demonstrated that the stability of BRCA2 protein in mammalian cells depends on the presence of DSS1. (hubmed.org)
  • Moreover, BRCA2 was constitutively ubiquitinated in vivo in the absence of detectable proteasomal degradation. (nih.gov)
  • Mitomycin C (MMC) led to decreased BRCA2 protein levels associated with increased ubiquitination, consistent with proteasome-dependent degradation. (nih.gov)
  • BRCA2 has been shown to possess a crucial role in the protection from the MRE11-dependent nucleolytic degradation of the reversed forks that are forming during DNA replication fork stalling (caused by obstacles such as mutations, intercalating agents etc. (wikipedia.org)
  • This new study shows that aldehydes trigger the degradation of BRCA2 protein in cells. (cam.ac.uk)
  • Their data showed that aldehydes trigger the degradation of BRCA2 protein in cells. (naturalnews.com)
  • Component of the 26S proteasome, a multiprotein complex involved in the ATP-dependent degradation of ubiquitinated proteins. (uniprot.org)
  • Importantly, we found that RNAi knockdown of DSS1 in human cell lines led to dramatic loss of BRCA2 protein, mainly due to its increased degradation. (hubmed.org)
  • BRCA2 has 27 exons and expresses an mRNA 11 kb in size ( 1 ). (pnas.org)
  • The expression pattern of BRCA2 mRNA is similar to that of BRCA1 , with highest levels in the testis, thymus, and ovaries ( 10 ). (pnas.org)
  • During mouse development, Brca2 mRNA is first detected on embryonic day 7.5, a time of rapid proliferation ( 11 ). (pnas.org)
  • BRCA2 mRNA expression levels in BRCA2 +/− and BRCA2 +/+ cells were quantified with quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR). (hindawi.com)
  • Lower BRCA2 mRNA expression levels were observed in the BRCA2 heterozygous samples compared with the BRCA2 wild type samples. (hindawi.com)
  • BRCA2 prevents R-loop accumulation and associates with TREX-2 mRNA export factor PCID2. (uniprot.org)
  • Since the cells of people with a faulty BRCA2 gene should still be able to repair DNA using the BRCA2 protein made from the remaining, intact copy of the gene, something else must be at play. (naturalnews.com)
  • An estimated one in 100 people carries a faulty BRCA2 gene. (naturalnews.com)
  • Scientists have taken pictures of the BRCA2 protein for the first time, showing how it works to repair damaged DNA. (news-medical.net)
  • BRCA2 and BRCA1 are normally expressed in the cells of breast and other tissue, where they help repair damaged DNA or destroy cells if DNA cannot be repaired. (wikipedia.org)
  • These proteins help repair damaged DNA and, therefore, play a role in ensuring the stability of the cell's genetic material. (torrancememorial.org)
  • Provides instructions to make a protein that works the BRCA2 protein to repair damaged DNA and stop tumor growth. (prezi.com)
  • This region is highly conserved in BRCA2 proteins from a variety of mammalian species, but is absent in BRCA2 from Arabidopsis thaliana , Caenorhabditis elegans , and other eukaryotes. (embopress.org)
  • The protein is highly conserved in most eukaryotes, from yeast to humans. (wikipedia.org)
  • Quest Diagnostics, the world's leading provider of diagnostic information services, and Inserm, the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research institution, today launched BRCA Share, a novel datashare initiative they co-founded to provide scientists and laboratory organizations around the world with open access to BRCA1 and BRCA2 genetic data. (news-medical.net)
  • These agents block the actions of PARP proteins, which, like BRCA proteins, help repair DNA damage in cells. (cancer.gov)
  • Amongst all the six isolated compounds tested, 1-(2-hydroxyphenyl)-4-methylpentan-1-one (compound 1 ) and 2-[(3-methylbutoxy) carbonyl] benzoic acid (compound 2 ) were found to be more active in inhibiting BRCA and COX target proteins, which also showed the better results for DPPH and ABTS radical scavenging assays. (hindawi.com)
  • Eight of the FA proteins, including FANCG, participate in a nuclear core complex that is required for the monoubiquitylation of FANCD2 and FANCI. (elsevier.com)
  • We now show in human and hamster cells that expression of FANCG protein, but not the other core complex proteins, is required for co-precipitation of BRCA2 and FANCD2. (elsevier.com)
  • The Fanconi anemia core complex consists of eight Fanconi anemia proteins (FANCA, FANCB, FANCC, FANCE, FANCF, FANCG, FANCL and FANCM) and is essential for the monoubiquitination and activation of FANCD2 ('D2' in the figure) after DNA damage. (cdc.gov)
  • A nuclear complex containing FANCG (as well as FANCA, FANCB, FANCC, FANCE, FANCF, FANCL and FANCM) is essential for the activation of the FANCD2 protein to the mono-ubiquitinated isoform. (wikipedia.org)
  • Activated FANCD2 protein may function prior to the initiation of meiotic recombination, perhaps to prepare chromosomes for synapsis, or to regulate subsequent recombination events. (wikipedia.org)
  • Cells that fail to express either phospho-Ser7-FANCG, or full length BRCA2 protein, lack the interactions amongst the four component proteins. (elsevier.com)
  • This hypothesis has been supported by work elucidating the interactions of FA proteins with proteins known to be involved in DNA‐damage sensing, signalling and repair. (els.net)