Szilvia Sólyom

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BRCA1 and BRCA2 are the two most important genes associated with familial breast and ovarian cancer susceptibility. In addition, PALB2 has recently been identified as a breast cancer susceptibility gene in several populations. Here we have evaluated whether large genomic rearrangement in these genes could explain some of Finnish breast and/or ovarian cancer(More)
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women in developed countries and has a well-established genetic component. Germline mutations in a network of genes encoding BRCA1, BRCA2, and their interacting partners confer hereditary susceptibility to breast cancer. Abraxas directly interacts with the BRCA1 BRCT (BRCA1 carboxyl-terminal) repeats and(More)
Peutz-Jeghers syndrome (PJS) is a rare autosomal dominantly inherited disease characterized by gastrointestinal hamartomatous polyposis and mucocutaneous pigmentation. The genetic predisposition for PJS has been shown to be associated with germline mutations in the STK11/LKB1 tumor suppressor gene. The aim of the present study was to characterize Hungarian(More)
A portion of familial breast cancer cases are caused by mutations in the same genes that are inactivated in the downstream part of Fanconi anemia (FA) signaling pathway. Here we have assessed the FANCA gene for breast cancer susceptibility by examining blood DNA for aberrations from 100 Northern Finnish breast cancer families using the MLPA method. We(More)
MERIT40 is a recently identified BRCA1 and RAP80 interacting protein that is essential for protein–protein interactions of a BRCA1 complex also containing Abraxas, BRCC36 and BRCC45. It is a mediator of checkpoint functions and DNA damage signaling through a (de)ubiquitination cascade. Based on its interaction with BRCA1 and its role in genome integrity(More)
In search for susceptibility genes that could explain an additional portion of familial breast cancer clustering in Finland, we set out to evaluate the presence of large genomic rearrangements in two candidate genes, BRIP1 and CHK1. BRIP1 is a BRCA1 associated protein that is mutated in a fraction of familial breast cancer and Fanconi anemia cases. To date,(More)
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