Analysis of adenomatous polyposis coli gene in thyroid tumours

G. Colletta, S. Sciacchitano, R. Palmirotta, A. Ranieri, E. Zanella, A. Cama, R. Mariani Costantini, P. Battista, Alfredo Pontecorvi

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Familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) is known to be associated with neoplasia of various tissues, including thyroid carcinoma. Germline mutations of the tumour-suppressor gene APC, responsible for the predisposition to FAP, may therefore be involved in the pathogenesis of these tumours. In this report the structure of the APC gene has been investigated in 26 thyroid tumours, at different stages of dedifferentiation, that were surgically excised from patients with a negative history of FAP. Approximately 35% of the APC gene coding region, where most of the mutations are clustered, has been analysed by a combination of single-strand conformation polymorphism and direct sequencing. No significant alterations could be demonstrated in any sample examined. It is concluded that, at least in patients not affected by FAP, APC gene abnormalities do not seem to play a relevant role in the pathogenesis of thyroid carcinoma.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)1085-1088
Numero di pagine4
RivistaBritish Journal of Cancer
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 1994


  • Adenomatous Polyposis Coli
  • Adult
  • Female
  • Genes, APC
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Mutation
  • Polymorphism, Single-Stranded Conformational
  • Thyroid Neoplasms


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