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Mutation screening and association study of the candidate prostate cancer susceptibility genes MSR1, PTEN, and KLF6.

BACKGROUND: MSR1, PTEN, and KLF6 have been implicated as candidate susceptibility genes for prostate tumorigenesis. METHODS: Three hundred Jewish prostate cancer patients were screened for alterations in these genes. RESULTS: MSR1 was conserved in all patients. PTEN screening revealed a novel missense mutation and a silent change. Five KLF6 alterations were detected in 17 patients, including Q160X, the only nonsense KLF6 germline mutation described to date in a cancer patient. The KLF6 IVS1-27G>A polymorphism, recently associated with prostate cancer risk, was detected in 11.9% of the patients and 17.3% of the controls (P = 0.043). IVS1-27A allele frequency was significantly lower in prostate cancer patients (P = 0.030), specifically in Ashkenazi patients (P = 0.047) compared to controls. CONCLUSIONS: We found no evidence that MSR1 and PTEN germline mutations are associated with prostate cancer risk in Jews. The negative association between KLF6 IVS1-27A and prostate cancer risk supports a population-specific effect of susceptibility alleles in prostate tumorigenesis.[1]

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  1. Mutation screening and association study of the candidate prostate cancer susceptibility genes MSR1, PTEN, and KLF6. Bar-Shira, A., Matarasso, N., Rosner, S., Bercovich, D., Matzkin, H., Orr-Urtreger, A. Prostate (2006) [Pubmed]
 
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