Nucleotide diversity and population differentiation of the melanocortin 1 receptor gene, MC1R

Sa Savage, Gerstenblith, Am Goldstein, L Mirabello, Mc Fargnoli, Ketty Peris, Mt Landi

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Abstract

The melanocortin 1 receptor gene (MC1R) is responsible for normal pigment variation in humans and is highly polymorphic with numerous population-specific alleles. Some MC1R variants have been associated with skin cancer risk.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)31-31
Number of pages1
JournalBMC Medical Genetics
Volume9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008

Keywords

  • Alleles
  • Base Sequence
  • Gene Frequency
  • Genetic Predisposition to Disease
  • Genetic Variation
  • Humans
  • Melanoma
  • Polymorphism, Single Nucleotide
  • Receptor, Melanocortin, Type 1
  • Selection, Genetic
  • Skin Neoplasms
  • Skin Pigmentation

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