Polymorphisms in uracil-processing genes, but not one-carbon nutrients, are associated with altered DNA uracil concentrations in an urban Puerto Rican population.

@article{Chanson2009PolymorphismsIU,
  title={Polymorphisms in uracil-processing genes, but not one-carbon nutrients, are associated with altered DNA uracil concentrations in an urban Puerto Rican population.},
  author={Aur{\'e}lie H Chanson and Laurence D. Parnell and Eric D. Ciappio and Zhenhua Liu and Jimmy W. Crott and Katherine L Tucker and Joel B. Mason},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={2009},
  volume={89 6},
  pages={1927-36}
}
BACKGROUND Five genes--UNG, SMUG1, MBD4, TDG, and DUT--are involved in the repair or prevention of uracil misincorporation into DNA, an anomaly that can cause mutagenic events that lead to cancer. Little is known about the determinants of uracil misincorporation, including the effects of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the abovementioned genes. Because of their metabolic function, folate and other one-carbon micronutrients may be important factors in the control of uracil… CONTINUE READING
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