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Germline loss-of-function mutations in the transcription factor signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3) cause immunodeficiency, whereas somatic gain-of-function mutations in STAT3 are associated with large granular lymphocytic leukemic, myelodysplastic syndrome, and aplastic anemia. Recently, germline mutations in STAT3 have also been(More)
BACKGROUND Desmoid tumors are a group of benign, invasive, solid tumors that are relatively rare in the general population, but can occur in up to 21 % of patients with Familial Adenomatous Polyposis (FAP). They can be difficult to treat and have high rates of recurrence even after resection. Our goal with this study was to identify the genetic mutations(More)
BACKGROUND Lifetime risk of thyroid cancer associated with FAP has been reported as 1-2%. The mean age at diagnosis of thyroid carcinoma in FAP has been reported at 28 years. The aims of this paper are to better understand gene mutations associated with thyroid cancer and refine surveillance recommendations for patients with FAP. METHODS We performed a(More)
INTRODUCTION Leukocyte cell-derived chemotaxin-2 (LECT2) is a highly conserved protein with roles in cell development, sepsis, liver disease, metabolic syndrome, arthritis, cancer, and amyloidosis, among others. We will review its genetics, structure, role in physiology, and its future as a biomarker and therapeutic target across many diseases. Studies(More)
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