Auli Karhu

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  • Alexandra E. Gylfe, Riku Katainen, Johanna Kondelin, Tomas Tanskanen, Tatiana Cajuso, Ulrika Hänninen +11 others
  • 2013
Hereditary factors are presumed to play a role in one third of colorectal cancer (CRC) cases. However, in the majority of familial CRC cases the genetic basis of predisposition remains unexplained. This is particularly true for families with few affected individuals. To identify susceptibility genes for this common phenotype, we examined familial cases(More)
BACKGROUND Common single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in ten chromosomal loci have been shown to predispose to colorectal cancer (CRC) in genome-wide association studies. A plausible biological mechanism of CRC susceptibility associated with genetic variation has so far only been proposed for three loci, each pointing to variants that affect gene(More)
Mixed lineage kinase 3 (MLK3) is a serine/threonine kinase, regulating MAPkinase signalling, in which cancer-associated mutations have never been reported. In this study, 174 primary gastrointestinal cancers (48 hereditary and 126 sporadic forms) and 7 colorectal cancer cell lines were screened for MLK3 mutations. MLK3 mutations were significantly(More)
BACKGROUND MYH11 (also known as SMMHC) encodes the smooth-muscle myosin heavy chain, which has a key role in smooth muscle contraction. Inversion at the MYH11 locus is one of the most frequent chromosomal aberrations found in acute myeloid leukemia. We have previously shown that MYH11 mutations occur in human colorectal cancer, and may also be associated(More)
  • Hande Demir, Iikki Donner, Leena Kivipelto, Outi Kuismin, Camilla Schalin-Jäntti, Ernesto De Menis +2 others
  • 2014
Pituitary adenomas are neoplasms of the anterior pituitary lobe and account for 15-20% of all intracranial tumors. Although most pituitary tumors are benign they can cause severe symptoms related to tumor size as well as hypopituitarism and/or hypersecretion of one or more pituitary hormones. Most pituitary adenomas are sporadic, but it has been estimated(More)
MOTIVATION Single nucleic polymorphisms (SNPs) are one of the most abundant genetic variations in the human genome. Recently, several platforms for high-throughput SNP analysis have become available, capable of measuring thousands of SNPs across the genome. Tools for analysing and visualizing these large genetic data sets in biologically relevant manner are(More)
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