Short tandem repeat polymorphism and cancer risk: influence of laboratory analysis on epidemiologic findings.

@article{Tran2004ShortTR,
  title={Short tandem repeat polymorphism and cancer risk: influence of laboratory analysis on epidemiologic findings.},
  author={Nguyet Tran and Bupinder S. Bharaj and Eleftherios P Diamandis and Mylinh Smith and Benjamin D. L. Li and Herbert Yu},
  journal={Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology},
  year={2004},
  volume={13 12},
  pages={2133-40}
}
Short tandem repeats (STR) are common polymorphisms in the genome. The length of STR may influence gene transcription, exhibiting diverse phenotypes. Two STRs, one trinucleotide repeats in the androgen receptor (AR) gene and one dinucleotide repeats in the insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I) gene, have been studied for their role in cancer, and the results… CONTINUE READING