Maran J.W. Berends

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The MSH6 gene is one of the mismatch-repair genes involved in hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC). Three hundred sixteen individuals who were known or suspected to have HNPCC were analyzed for MSH6 germline mutations. For 25 index patients and 8 relatives with MSH6 variants, molecular and clinical features are described. For analysis of(More)
Hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC) (Amsterdam criteria) is often caused by mutations in mismatch repair (MMR) genes, and tumors of patients with HNPCC show microsatellite instability (MSI-high phenotype). Germline mutations of MMR genes have rarely been found in families that have HNPCC or suspected HNPCC and that do not show microsatellite(More)
BACKGROUND Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2A (MEN-2A) is characterized by medullary thyroid carcinoma in combination with pheochromocytoma and sometimes parathyroid adenoma. Missense mutations in the RET proto-oncogene are associated with MEN-2A. Their detection by DNA analysis allows the identification of carriers of the gene, in whom the risk of(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Germline mutations in one of four mismatch repair genes have been found in the majority of families with hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC), but only in a small part of families with atypical HNPCC. The recently cloned EXO1 gene might be involved in the pathogenesis of HNPCC because the EXO1 protein strongly interacts with(More)
Cat-Eye syndrome (CES) is a disorder with a variable pattern of multiple congenital anomalies of which coloboma of the iris and anal atresia are the best known. CES is cytogenetically characterised by the presence of an extra bisatellited marker chromosome, which represents an inverted dicentric duplication of a part of chromosome 22 (inv dup(22)). We(More)
We investigated a possible role of the mismatch-repair gene MLH3 in hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer by scanning for mutations in 39 HNPCC families and in 288 patients suspected of having HNPCC. We identified ten different germline MLH3 variants, one frameshift and nine missense mutations, in 12 patients suspected of HNPCC. Three of the 12 also(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with early-onset colorectal cancer (CRC) or those with multiple tumours associated with hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC) raise suspicion of the presence of germline DNA mismatch repair (MMR) gene mutations. AIM To analyse the value of family history, microsatellite instability (MSI) analysis and MMR protein staining(More)
The predictive value of MLH1 or MSH2 protein expression for the presence of truncating germline mutations was examined in benign and (pre)malignant endometrial samples from 3 patient groups: (I) 10 endometrial cancer patients from hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC) families with (n = 6) or without (n = 4) a known germline mutation; (II) 15(More)
Hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC), also referred to as Lynch syndrome, is an autosomal dominantly inherited disorder that is characterized by susceptibility to colorectal cancer and extracolonic malignancies, in particular endometrial cancer. HNPCC is caused by pathogenic mutations in the mismatch repair (MMR) genes, which play an important(More)