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Trends Genet. 2001 Oct;17(10):S18-22.

BRCA1-associated tumorigenesis: what have we learned from knockout mice?

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Genetics of Development and Disease Branch, 10/9N105, National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA.

Abstract

A series of allelic mutations in the tumor suppressor Brca1 have been created to study mechanisms underlying BRCA1-associated tumorigenesis. Brca1 is essential in maintaining genome integrity through its involvement in DNA damage repair, G(2)-M cell-cycle checkpoint and centrosome duplication. The loss of Brca1 is not sufficient for malignant transformation, rather, it triggers multiple genetic alterations, including the inactivation of p53 and activation of a number of oncogenes, that ultimately result in mammary tumorigenesis.

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