J Th Johannsdottir

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We have studied a set of 40 human lobular breast cancers for loss of heterozygosity (LOH) at various chromosome locations and for mutations in the coding region plus flanking intron sequences of the E-cadherin gene. We found a high frequency of LOH (100%, 31/31) at 16q21-q22.1. A significantly higher level of LOH was detected in ductal breast tumours at(More)
The distal half of chromosome 1p was analysed with 15 polymorphic microsatellite markers in 683 human solid tumours at different locations. Loss of heterozygosity (LOH) was observed at least at one site in 369 cases or 54% of the tumours. LOHs detected ranged from 30-64%, depending on tumour location. The major results regarding LOH at different tumour(More)
A pollock protein hydrolysate was used for enrichment of the live feed offered to halibut larvae from the onset of exogenous feeding and the effects of treatment on selected innate immune parameters studied. The effects of treatment on the bacterial community structure of larvae were furthermore studied using the PCR-DGGE method. C3 and lysozyme were(More)
Instability of microsatellite DNA or replication error (RER) is characteristic of tumours caused by mismatch repair (MMR) deficiency. Germline mutations in MMR genes are associated with Hereditary non-polyposis colorectal carcinoma (HNPCC) and somatic mutations in these genes are also found in a substantial fraction of colorectal cancers (CRC). In this(More)
Replication errors (RER) at microsatellite repeats indicate genomic instability in hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC) and in some sporadic cancers. We have studied genomic instability in 313 sporadic breast tumors and in 106 tumors from BRCA2, 999del5 carriers at 43 genomic loci on 13 chromosomes. RER was observed in 8/419 (1.9%) of the cases(More)
Ciliopathies are an expanding group of rare conditions characterized by multiorgan involvement, that are caused by mutations in genes encoding for proteins of the primary cilium or its apparatus. Among these genes, CEP290 bears an intriguing allelic spectrum, being commonly mutated in Joubert syndrome and related disorders (JSRD), Meckel syndrome (MKS),(More)
Our previous studies have indicated that genetic aberrations in the 3p14 region are more frequent in malignant tumours from hereditary breast cancer patients than sporadic breast cancers. The main purpose of this study was to test if BRCA2 susceptibility alleles contribute to imbalance in the 3p14 region. We mapped allelic imbalance at 3p14 in tumours from(More)
We have investigated microsatellite instability (MSI) in colorectal, gastric, endometrial and ovarian cancer as a result of mismatch repair (MMR) deficiency. We detected frameshift mutations in several genes that carry short repeated sequences and are important in cell fidelity and growth control; hMSH3, hMSH6, BAX, IGFIIR, TGFbetaIIR, E2F4 and BRCA2.(More)
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