Marco Silipo

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BRCA1 exon 11 is one of the biggest human exons, spanning 3426 bases. This gene is potentially involved in DNA repair as well as cell growth and cell cycle control. Exon 11 is regulated at the splicing level producing three main different combinations of BRCA1 mature transcripts; one including the whole of exon 11 (full isoform), one skipping the entire(More)
It is well known that many genes implicated in the development and progression of breast cancer undergo aberrant alternative splicing events to produce proteins with pro-cancer properties. These changes in alternative splicing can arise from mutations or single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) within the DNA sequences of cancer-related genes, which can(More)
The human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)/receptor tyrosine-protein kinasebB-2 (ERBB2) is overexpressed in 20-30% of breast tumors leading to faster growing and more aggressive tumors. Alternative splicing generates a functionally distinct HER2 variant called Herstatin, which is produced by the inclusion of intron 8. Herstatin acts as a tumor(More)
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