Testsuro Noguchi

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The known breast cancer susceptibility polymorphisms in FGFR2, TNRC9/TOX3, MAP3K1, LSP1, and 2q35 confer increased risks of breast cancer for BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation carriers. We evaluated the associations of 3 additional single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), rs4973768 in SLC4A7/NEK10, rs6504950 in STXBP4/COX11, and rs10941679 at 5p12, and reanalyzed the(More)
We have analysed losses of heterozygosity (LOH) at eight markers from the p12-p22 region of human chromosome 8 in a panel of 113 breast tumors. LOH were detected in almost half of the tumors. The most frequently deleted region included microsatellite (CA)n repeats markers D8S258, D8S133 and D8S259, located at 8p12-p22, while markers NEFL and LPL appeared(More)
Deletions of genomic regions involving tumor suppressor genes are thought to be important in the initiation and progression of breast cancer. We conducted a genome-wide search for deleted regions in a series of 75 human breast carcinomas by studying the allelic patterns of 184 microsatellite markers distributed over all chromosomes and looking for loss of(More)
We have characterized a new human gene, named GARP, localized in the 11q14 chromosomal region. GARP comprises two coding exons, is expressed as two major transcripts of 4.4 and 2.8 kilobases, respectively, and encodes a putative transmembrane protein of 662 amino acids, the extracellular portion of which is almost entirely made of leucine-rich repeats. The(More)
Desmoid tumors are fibroblastic/myofibroblastic proliferations. Previous studies reported that CTNNB1 mutations were detected in 84% and that mutations of the APC gene were found in several cases of sporadic desmoid tumors lacking CTNNB1 mutations. Forty tumors were analyzed by comparative genomic hybridization (CGH). Karyotype and fluorescence in situ(More)
BACKGROUND Schwannomatosis is a disease characterized by multiple non-vestibular schwannomas. Although biallelic NF2 mutations are found in schwannomas, no germ line event is detected in schwannomatosis patients. In contrast, germline mutations of the SMARCB1 (INI1) tumor suppressor gene were described in familial and sporadic schwannomatosis patients. (More)
Histoprognostic grade is a determinant parameter to select the initial therapeutic strategy in breast cancer. Our aim was to analyze the grade repartition in BRCA1-associated breast cancer (BC) and to explore the possible connections between grade and the BRCA1 gene function. We first compared 27 BRCA1-associated BCs from 14 families with 4,461 cases from(More)
PURPOSE Familial aggregation among patients with several hematological malignancies has been revealed. This emphasizes the importance of genetic factors. Only few genes predisposing to familial hematological malignancies have been reported until now due to the low occurrence. We have described in previous study PRF1 and CEBPA variants that might contribute(More)
The FLT4 gene encodes a tyrosine kinase receptor related to the two identified receptors for vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), FLT1 and FLK1/KDR. Two isoforms of FLT4, differing by their C-terminal ends, have been identified. The long form has 65 additional amino acid residues. We have shown that FLT4 is a highly glycosylated, relatively stable,(More)