High frequency of loss of heterozygosity in actinic keratoses, a usually benign disease


Rehman, I., Quinn, A.G., Healy, E. and Rees, J.L. (1994) High frequency of loss of heterozygosity in actinic keratoses, a usually benign disease. The Lancet, 344, (8925), 788-789. (doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(94)92343-4). (PMID:7916075).

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Actinic keratoses (AKs) are focal areas of dysplasia with low risk of progression to squamous cell cancer; many regress spontaneously. Using polymerase-chain-reaction microsatellite analysis, we found that loss of heterozygosity on several chromosome arms, including 17p, 17q, 9p, 9q, and 13q, was common in AKs. More than half the AKs examined showed loss of heterozygosity at four or more loci. The apparent genetic instability of these lesions contrasts with their benign clinical course.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 0140-6736 (print)
1474-547X (electronic)
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH426 Genetics
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0254 Neoplasms. Tumors. Oncology (including Cancer)
R Medicine > RL Dermatology
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine > Infection, Inflammation and Immunity
ePrint ID: 334152
Date Deposited: 16 Mar 2012 09:54
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 20:19
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/334152

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