Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/146036
Title:
Human Tandem Repeats in Breast Cancer Progression
Author:
Kinnard, Krista
Issue Date:
May-2010
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
A tandemly-repeated sequence of DNA located approximately 1kb upstream of HIC1 has been identified which appears to regulate the expression of this important tumor suppressor gene. Loss of HIC1 expression in tumors, either by deletion or hypermethylation, has previously been shown to correlate with a more severe prognosis in multiple cancers. Initial data show that larger alleles of this tandem repeat do not influence incidence of disease but do appear to correspond with a heritable predisposition to more aggressive cancers, represented by earlier onset and increased metastasis. This study hypothesizes that there may be a connection between these more aggressive types of cancer but also with the deleterious BRCA mutation.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Degree Name:
B.S.
Degree Level:
bachelors
Degree Program:
Honors College; Molecular and Cellular Biology
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona

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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleHuman Tandem Repeats in Breast Cancer Progressionen_US
dc.creatorKinnard, Kristaen_US
dc.contributor.authorKinnard, Kristaen_US
dc.date.issued2010-05-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractA tandemly-repeated sequence of DNA located approximately 1kb upstream of HIC1 has been identified which appears to regulate the expression of this important tumor suppressor gene. Loss of HIC1 expression in tumors, either by deletion or hypermethylation, has previously been shown to correlate with a more severe prognosis in multiple cancers. Initial data show that larger alleles of this tandem repeat do not influence incidence of disease but do appear to correspond with a heritable predisposition to more aggressive cancers, represented by earlier onset and increased metastasis. This study hypothesizes that there may be a connection between these more aggressive types of cancer but also with the deleterious BRCA mutation.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen_US
thesis.degree.nameB.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelbachelorsen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHonors Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineMolecular and Cellular Biologyen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
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