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Title: Diagnostic method employing MSH2 nucleic acids

The human MSH2 gene, responsible for hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer, was identified by virtue of its homology to the MutS class of genes, which are involved in DNA mismatch repair. The sequence of cDNA clones of the human gene are provided, and the sequence of the gene can be used to demonstrate the existence of germ line mutations in hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC) kindreds, as well as in replication error.sup.+ (RER.sup.+) tumor cells.
 [1];  [2];  [2]
  1. (Helsingfors, FI)
  2. (Baltimore, MD)
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD) CHO
Patent Number(s):
US 5693470
Contract Number:
Research Org:
Eleanor Roosevelt Institute
Country of Publication:
United States
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