Tian-He Phang

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Analysis of cDNA derived from messenger RNA is of advantage over using genomic DNA in genetic analysis of large genes, especially those with lengthy intron sequences. However, because of its instability and rapid degradation, RNA extraction from postmortem tissues has not been attempted. Here, we report the successful extraction of intact mRNA from various(More)
A series of colorectal carcinomas from an Asian population in Singapore were analyzed for mutations in the tumor suppressor gene p53. Based on single-strand conformation polymorphism (PCR-SSCP) analysis and direct DNA sequencing, 15 of 38 tumors (39%) were found to contain mutations in exons 5-8 of the p53 gene. The point mutations were predominantly base(More)
The present study characterised p53 mutations in 44 hepatocellular carcinomas (HCCs) from Chinese patients residing in a high-incidence area. Twelve point mutations (27%) were detected in tumour tissues using single-strand conformation polymorphism analysis followed by direct DNA sequencing. Remarkably, no mutations were observed at codon 249. This is in(More)
54 sporadic colorectal cancers were analyzed for aberrations in the K-ras oncogene. DNA was extracted from frozen tissues obtained from surgical resection and analyzed for mutations in codons 12, 13 and 61 of the K-ras oncogene using single strand conformation polymorphism analysis (SSCP) and direct sequencing. Point mutations in the K-ras oncogene were(More)
The present study describes mutations of the tumour suppressor gene p53 in a local collection of colorectal and hepatocellular carcinomas (HCCs). Tumour DNA was extracted from both fresh and paraffin-embedded tissues and exons 5-8 of the p53 gene were amplified by polymerase chain reaction (PCR). Mutations were detected by single-strand conformation(More)
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