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Mucins in neoplastic spectrum of colorectal polyps: Can they provide predictions?
Background: The significance of expression of different mucins in succession of malignant transformation of colorectal polyps is not determined yet. The aim of the present study was to determine the pattern of expression ...
Profile and frequency of p53 Gene alterations in gastritis lesions from Iran
Background: It has been frequently shown that p53 alterations have an important role in the development of gastric cancers but there is no data on p53 alteration in gastric cancer and its precancerous lesions from Iran ...
Evaluation of global genome methylation in gastritis lesion and its correlation with clinicopatological findings
Global genome hypomethylation as an epigenetic phenomenon may induce (pre)neoplastic transformation through inducing chromosomal and genomic instability and activating oncogenes. Global genome hypomethylation has a fundamental ...
Four novel germline mutations in the MLH1 and PMS2 mismatch repair genes in patients with hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer
Background: Hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC) is the most common cause of early onset hereditary colorectal cancer. In the majority of HNPCC families, microsatellite instability (MSI) and germline mutation ...
Telomere shortening: A biological marker of sporadic colorectal cancer with normal expression of p53 and mismatch repair proteins
Uncontrolled growth of cells, a main criterion of cancer, is merged with pathologic telomere length alteration. Thereby, measurement of telomere length could provide important information on cell proliferation and senescence ...