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BRCA1 and BRCA2 sequence variants in healthy women in Croatia


Levačić Cvok, Mirela; Musani, Vesna; Čretnik, Maja; Ozretić, Petar; Levanat, Sonja
BRCA1 and BRCA2 sequence variants in healthy women in Croatia // European Journal of Human Genetics / van Ommen, G-J B (ur.).
Hampshire: Nature Publishing Group, 2008. str. 367-368 (poster, nije recenziran, sažetak, znanstveni)


Naslov
BRCA1 and BRCA2 sequence variants in healthy women in Croatia

Autori
Levačić Cvok, Mirela ; Musani, Vesna ; Čretnik, Maja ; Ozretić, Petar ; Levanat, Sonja

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Sažeci sa skupova, sažetak, znanstveni

Izvornik
European Journal of Human Genetics / Van Ommen, G-J B - Hampshire : Nature Publishing Group, 2008, 367-368

Skup
European Conference of Human Genetics 2008

Mjesto i datum
Barcelona, Španjolska, 31.05.-03.06.2008

Vrsta sudjelovanja
Poster

Vrsta recenzije
Nije recenziran

Ključne riječi
Breast cancer; BRCA1; BRCA2

Sažetak
BRCA1 and BRCA2 are the major genes predisposing to breast and ovarian cancer. Mutations in either of these tumor suppressor genes are associated with both sporadic and hereditary forms of breast cancer. In hereditary cancer, a person inherits one mutated copy of either one of these genes. Tumorigenesis occurs when in addition to having a mutated copy individual develops an inactivating mutation of the remaining healthy allele. Breast cancer is the most common malignant disease of female population, and the second most common malignancy-related cause of death. At least ten percent of cases are attributable to familial inheritance. In Croatia, more than 2200 new cases of breast cancer are diagnosed each year, and about 800 women die of this malignancy. The screening was performed by high resolution melting approach, which is based on differences in melting curves caused by variations in nucleotide sequence ; detected variants were confirmed by direct sequencing. In total, we analyzed 230 samples for BRCA1 gene and 140 samples for BRCA2 gene. We found 21 different sequence variants in BRCA1 (2 novel) and 36 variants in BRCA2 gene (7 novel). We analyzed the distribution and occurrence of sequence variants in BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes on a healthy population of women in Croatia in an attempt to distinguish non-tumorigenic from tumorigenic changes in genomic sequences of BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes. This may contribute to easier distinction of potentially dangerous from harmless changes in patients with family history of breast cancer.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Temeljne medicinske znanosti



POVEZANOST RADA


Projekt / tema
098-0982464-2461 - Prijenos signala u tumorima: Hh-Gli put, interakcije i potencijalne terapije (Sonja Levanat, )

Ustanove
Institut "Ruđer Bošković", Zagreb

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  • MEDLINE