Matthias Drum

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Gorlin syndrome is an autosomal dominant disorder that predisposes to basal cell carcinomas of the skin, ovarian fibromas, and medulloblastomas. Unlike other hereditary disorders associated with cancer, it features widespread developmental defects. To investigate the possibility that the syndrome is caused by mutation in a tumor suppressor gene, we searched(More)
The epigenetic control of genes by the methylation of cytosine resulting in 5-methylcytosine (5mC) has fundamental implications for human development and disease. Analysis of alterations in DNA methylation patterns is an emerging tool for cancer diagnostics and prognostics. Here we report that two thermostable DNA polymerases, namely the DNA polymerase(More)
The selectivity of DNA polymerases is crucial for many applications. For example, high discrimination between the extension of matched versus mismatched primer termini is desired for the detection of a single nucleotide variation at a particular locus within the genome. Here we describe the generation of thermostable mutants of the large fragment of Thermus(More)
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