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Document type:
journal article 
Author(s):
Morak, M; Schackert, HK; Rahner, N; Betz, B; Ebert, M; Walldorf, C; Royer-Pokora, B; Schulmann, K; von Knebel-Doeberitz, M; Dietmaier, W; Keller, G; Kerker, B; Leitner, G; Holinski-Feder, E 
Title:
Further evidence for heritability of an epimutation in one of 12 cases with MLH1 promoter methylation in blood cells clinically displaying HNPCC. 
Abstract:
Germline mutations in mismatch repair (MMR) genes, tumours with high microsatellite instability (MSI-H) and loss of MMR protein expression are the hallmarks of HNPCC (Lynch syndrome). While somatic MLH1 promoter hypermethylation is generally accepted in the tumorigenesis of sporadic tumours, abnormal MLH1 promoter methylation in normal body cells is controversially discussed as a mechanism predisposing patients to HNPCC. In all 94 patients suspected of HNPCC-syndrome with a mean age of onset of...    »
 
Journal title abbreviation:
Eur J Hum Genet 
Year:
2008 
Journal volume:
16 
Journal issue:
Pages contribution:
804-11 
Language:
eng 
Print-ISSN:
1018-4813 
TUM Institution:
Institut für Allgemeine Pathologie und pathologische Anatomie