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Mismatch repair gene defects in sporadic colorectal cancers with microsatellite instability

Overview of attention for article published in Nature Genetics, January 1995
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
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Mismatch repair gene defects in sporadic colorectal cancers with microsatellite instability
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Nature Genetics, January 1995
DOI 10.1038/ng0195-48
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Bo Liu, Nicholas C. Nicolaides, Sanford Markowitz, James K.V. Willson, Ramon E. Parsons, Jin Jen, Nickolas Papadopolous, Päivi Peltomäki, Albert de la Chapelle, Stanley R. Hamilton, Kenneth W. Kinzler, Bert Vogelstein


Microsatellite instability has been observed in both sporadic and hereditary forms of colorectal cancer. In the hereditary form, this instability is generally due to germline mutations in mismatch repair (MMR) genes. However, only one in ten patients with sporadic tumours exhibiting microsatellite instability had a detectable germline mutation. Moreover, only three of seven sporadic tumour cell lines with microsatellite instability had mutations in a MMR gene, and these mutations could occur somatically. These results demonstrate that tumours can acquire somatic mutations that presumably do not directly affect cell growth but result only in genetic instability. They also suggest that many sporadic tumours with microsatellite instability have alterations in genes other than the four now known to participate in MMR.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Switzerland 2 2%
Finland 1 1%
Portugal 1 1%
United Kingdom 1 1%
Philippines 1 1%
Unknown 82 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 19 22%
Researcher 17 19%
Student > Master 11 13%
Student > Bachelor 10 11%
Other 6 7%
Other 19 22%
Unknown 6 7%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 48 55%
Medicine and Dentistry 15 17%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 11 13%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 2 2%
Computer Science 1 1%
Other 4 5%
Unknown 7 8%

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