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Urology. 2000 Feb;55(2):287-91.

Absence of microsatellite instability in transitional cell carcinoma of the bladder.

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Department of Biochemistry B, Bichat Hospital, Paris, France.

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

To investigate the prevalence of the microsatellite instability related to mismatch repair (MMR) gene defects using a panel of six microsatellite markers, as recommended by a recent workshop on microsatellite instability in colon cancer, because it is still unclear whether abnormalities in DNA MMR genes are involved in transitional cell carcinoma (TCC) of the bladder.

METHODS:

Three mononucleotide repeats (BAT26, TGFbetaRII, and BAX) were studied in 33 TCC samples and in four bladder cancer cell lines. Three dinucleotide repeats (D2S123, D5S346, and D17S250) were studied in 21 of these 33 TCC samples.

RESULTS:

No alteration was detected either in the 33 TCC samples analyzed or in the four bladder cancer cell lines (T24, J82, 647V, and 1207) studied. A difference between normal and tumor DNA was observed in only 1 of 21 tumor samples for D17S250.

CONCLUSIONS:

These data indicate that microsatellite instability is very uncommon in TCC of the bladder.

PMID:
10688097
DOI:
10.1016/s0090-4295(99)00399-4
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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