Loss of heterozygosity and microsatellite instability as predictive markers among Iranian esophageal cancer patients

OBJECTIVES Variation in microsatellite sequences that are dispersed in the genome has been linked to a deficiency in cellular mismatch repair system and defects in several genes of this system are involved in carcinogenesis. Our aim in this study was to illustrate microsatellite DNA alteration in esophageal cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS DNA was extracted… CONTINUE READING