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The genetic alterations responsible for the development of cutaneous lymphoma are largely unknown. Chromosome region 9p21 contains a gene locus encoding an inhibitor of cyclin-dependent kinase 4, and heterozygous deletions of this tumor suppressor gene (p16) have been shown in a variety of malignant tumors. We studied 11 randomly selected cutaneous(More)
The multifunctional RNA-binding protein CUGBP1 regulates multiple aspects of nuclear and cytoplasmic messenger RNA (mRNA) processing, including splicing, stabilization, and translation of mRNAs. Previous studies have shown that CUGBP1 is overexpressed in non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) tissues, but the pathological functions of CUGBP1 in tumorigenesis(More)
BACKGROUND Trichoepithelioma (TE) is a benign cutaneous tumor that originates from hair follicles and occurs either in multiple or solitary lesions. Multiple TE is transmitted as an autosomal dominant trait, and a region at 9p21 is thought to be involved in the tumorigenesis. Solitary TE occurs more commonly than multiple TE and is not inherited.(More)
During the initiation and progression of malignant melanoma, a series of different genetic events accumulate on several different chromosomes. The biological heterogeneity of tumour cells presents a major problem, preventing effective treatment of melanoma. To examine the degree of genetic heterogeneity, we searched for allelic losses (loss of(More)
Syringocystadenoma papilliferum (SP) is a benign tumor most commonly located on the scalp or face, which frequently arises from a nevus sebaceus (NS). Transition of SP to basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and, albeit rarely, to metastatic adenocarcinoma may occur. Allelic deletions of the human homologue of the drosophila patched gene (PTCH) occur in both NS and(More)
Sebaceous nevi (SN) are congenital malformations of the skin with the potential to develop into basal cell carcinoma (BCC). To date, the molecular basis for their carcinogenic potential remains unknown. The genetic defect in BCC is known and involves the human homologue of Drosophila patched (PTCH) on chromosome 9q22.3. The objective of this study was to(More)
In analogy to colon carcinoma, where a stepwise accumulation of genetic changes have been described during tumor progression, a sequence of genetic events may be responsible for the transformation of melanocytes to dysplastic nevi and melanoma with horizontal and vertical growth phases and finally the formation of distant metastases. The current literature(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic value of Ventana immunohistochemistry (IHC) assay for anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) gene rearrangement screening in patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). METHODS Open published studies that reported the diagnostic performance of Ventana IHC assay for ALK gene rearrangement(More)
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