Expression of the hMLH1 and hMSH2 proteins in normal tissues: relationship to cancer predisposition in hereditary non-polyposis colon cancer

The majority of tumours in patients with hereditary non-polyposis colon cancer (HNPCC) occur in large intestine and endometrium; also, other tissues are at increased risk. We studied expression of hMLH1 and hMSH2 proteins in 148 normal samples of various tissues from non-HNPCC patients and in 14 normal colon tissues from HNPCC patients. Immunohistochemical… (More)