Journal article

MLH1 and MSH2 gene mutations and polymorphisms in six malay families with hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer

WKW Juhari, KBAA Noordin, WFWA Rahman, AD Zakaria, ASM Sidek, MRA Hassan, F Macrae, BA Zilfalil

IIUM Medical Journal Malaysia | Published : 2018


Background: Hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC) also known as Lynch syndrome is commonly caused by genetic alterations in any of the four mismatch repair (MMR) genes; MLH1, MSH2, MSH6 and PMS2. This is the first study aimed to investigate genetic variants in Malay HNPCC families. Methods: Six Malay HNPCC families who fulfilled any of the Bethesda criteria were recruited into this study. A total of 3 ml of blood was withdrawn from each patient in the families. The samples were further analyzed using polymerase chain reaction and direct sequencing of the selected exons of MLH1 and MSH2 genes. Results: Two missense mutations and four single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) were ide..

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