Modulation of patched-associated susceptibility to radiation induced tumorigenesis by genetic background.


We described previously a basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and medulloblastoma (MB) phenotype for CD1Ptch1(neo67/+) mice exposed to ionizing radiation. Ptch1 heterozygous mice mimic the predisposition to BCC and MB development of patients affected by nevoid BCC syndrome that inherit a mutant Patched (Ptch1) allele. To examine the impact of genetic background on… (More)


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