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Multiple endocrine neoplasia-type 1 (MEN1) is an autosomal dominant familial cancer syndrome characterized by tumors in parathyroids, enteropancreatic endocrine tissues, and the anterior pituitary. DNA sequencing from a previously identified minimal interval on chromosome 11q13 identified several candidate genes, one of which contained 12 different(More)
Primary hyperparathyroidism is a common disorder with an annual incidence of approximately 0.5 in 1,000 (ref. 1). In more than 95% of cases, the disease is caused by sporadic parathyroid adenoma or sporadic hyperplasia. Some cases are caused by inherited syndromes, such as multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 (MEN1; ref. 2). In most cases, the molecular(More)
Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 (MEN 1) is an inherited cancer syndrome in which affected individuals develop multiple parathyroid, enteropancreatic, and pituitary tumors. The locus for MEN1 is tightly linked to the marker PYGM on chromosome 11q13, and linkage analysis places the MEN1 gene within a 2-Mb interval flanked by the markers D11S1883 and(More)
Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 (MEN1) is an autosomal dominant disorder in which affected individuals develop tumors primarily in the parathyroids, anterior pituitary, endocrine pancreas, and duodenum. The locus for MEN1 is tightly linked to the marker PYGM on chromosome 11q13, and linkage analysis has previously placed the MEN1 gene within a 2-Mb(More)
Menin is a tumor suppressor required to prevent multiple endocrine neoplasia in humans. Mammalian menin protein is associated with chromatin modifying complexes and has been shown to bind a number of nuclear proteins, including the transcription factor JunD. Menin shows bidirectional effects acting positively on c-Jun and negatively on JunD. We have(More)
MEN1 is a tumor suppressor gene that encodes a 610 amino acid nuclear protein (menin) of previously unknown function. Using a yeast two-hybrid screen with menin as the bait, we have identified the transcription factor JunD as a direct menin-interacting partner. Menin did not interact directly with other Jun and Fos family members. The menin-JunD interaction(More)
Gastrinomas and insulinomas are frequent in multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 (MEN1). The MEN1 tumor suppressor gene was recently identified. To elucidate the etiological role of the MEN1 gene in sporadic enteropancreatic endocrine tumorigenesis, we analyzed tumors (28 gastrinomas and 12 insulinomas) from 40 patients for MEN1 gene mutations and allelic(More)
MEN1 is a syndrome of parathyroid adenomas, gastrinomas, prolactinomas, and other endocrine tumors. Collagenomas and facial angiofibromas are newly recognized but common skin expressions. Many tumors in MEN1 are benign; however, many entero-pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors and foregut carcinoid tumors are malignant. MEN1 is thus the expression of a cancer(More)
Endocrine tumors (ETs) of pancreas and duodenum occur sporadically and as a part of multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 (MEN1). The MEN1 tumor suppressor gene has been localized to chromosome 11q13 by linkage analysis but has not yet isolated. Previous allelic deletion studies in enteropancreatic ETs suggested MEN1 gene involvement in tumorigenesis of(More)
Familial multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 (MEN1) is an autosomal dominant disorder with affected individuals developing parathyroid, gastrointestinal (GI) endocrine, and anterior pituitary tumors. Four large kindreds from the Burin peninsula/Fortune Bay area of Newfoundland with prominent features of prolactinomas, carcinoids, and parathyroid tumors(More)