Mutation analysis of the MEN1 tumour suppressor gene in malignant melanoma.


During the initiation and progression of malignant melanoma a series of genetic events accumulate, including alterations of chromosome 11q. Recently, an important tumour suppressor gene, the multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 (MEN1) gene, has been mapped on 11q13 and has been cloned. To assess whether the MEN1 region is involved in tumour initiation and… (More)