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BACKGROUND In recent years it has been demonstrated that structural variations, such as indels (insertions and deletions), are common throughout the genome, but the implications of structural variations are still not clearly understood. Long tandem repeats (e.g. microsatellites or simple repeats) are known to be hypermutable (indel-rich), but are rare in(More)
By surveying a filtered, high-quality set of SNPs in the human genome, we have found that SNPs positioned 1, 2, 4, 6, or 8 bp apart are more frequent than SNPs positioned 3, 5, 7, or 9 bp apart. The observed pattern is not restricted to genomic regions that are known to cause sequencing or alignment errors, for example, transposable elements (SINE, LINE,(More)
UNLABELLED THE BACKGROUND: Ribonuclease L (RNASEL), encoding the 2'-5'-oligoadenylate (2-5A)-dependent RNase L, is a key enzyme in the interferon induced antiviral and anti-proliferate pathway. Mutations in RNASEL segregate with the disease in prostate cancer families and specific genotypes are associated with an increased risk of prostate cancer. Infection(More)
BACKGROUND Mutations in the mismatch repair genes hMLH1 and hMSH2 predispose to hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC). Genetic screening of more than 350 Danish patients with colorectal cancer (CRC) has led to the identification of several new genetic variants (e.g. missense, silent and non-coding) in hMLH1 and hMSH2. The aim of the present(More)
Informing patients before the start of antineoplastic treatment is important due to the anxiety and uncertainty felt by the patients and the legal aspects of trials. 34 women were interviewed 3 months after receiving information. Results show that the information was well remembered, patients were glad to bring a relative, two consultations with time for(More)
Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) are widely distributed in the human genome and although most SNPs are the result of independent point-mutations, there are exceptions. When studying distances between SNPs, a periodic pattern in the distance between pairs of identical SNPs has been found to be heavily correlated with periodicity in short tandem repeats(More)
BACKGROUND The Multiplex Ligation-dependent Probe Amplification (MLPA) is widely used for analysis of copy number variations (CNVs) in single or multiple loci. MLPA is a versatile methodology and important tool in cancer research; it provides precise information on increased or decreased copy number at specific loci as opposed to loss of heterozygosity(More)
Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) are highly abundant in the genome and especially useful in the search for disease susceptibility genes via population-based association or linkage studies. Therefore, there is a strong need for high throughput and reliable methodologies to assess the SNP genotypes. Despite an unambiguous result of an SNP analysis, with(More)
Homobaclofen (5-amino-3-(4-chlorophenyl) pentanoic acid) is a homologue of the classical GABA(B) receptor agonist baclofen. In a recent study, the two enantiomers of this compound were tested in a GABA(B) receptor selective [3H]gamma-aminobutyric acid ([3H]GABA) binding assay using rat brain homogenate and in an assay of electrically induced contractions of(More)
Informing patients before starting of antineoplastic treatment is important due to the legal aspects of clinical trials and the anxiety and uncertainty felt by the patients. This study evaluates a structured information programme used in a clinical trial. Thirty-four women were interviewed three months after receiving information about trial, using a(More)
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