BRCA gene

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BRCA gene:

see breast cancerbreast cancer,
cancer that originates in the breast. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women (following lung cancer). Although the vast majority of the cases occur in women, some men also get breast cancer.
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Although NGS is an efficient method for BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation screening, many other genes need to be detected in HBOC cases.
The normal function of BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes is DNA repair, transcription and recombination, all of which prevent cancer development as part of the tumor suppressor group of genes.
The study discovered that, although the mutations had not been inherited, many breast cancer patients had mutational signatures that were identical to those with faulty BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes.
Patients with certain BRCA1 mutations may be at a higher than expected risk for serious complications during chemotherapy treatment.
BRCA1 is a tumor suppressor gene, located on chromosome E1 in felines, having 1871amino acids and 22 exons.
La deleccion o perdida de los diez ultimos aminoacidos de la proteina BRCA1 es suficiente para abolir su capacidad de inhibir el crecimiento tumoral (7,10).
All had BRCA1 or BRCA2 genetic mutations, had undergone removal of their ovaries and fallopian tubes, and were followed for a median 5.
To help clarify the issue, investigators at nine comprehensive cancer centers enrolled 627 women with BRCA1 mutations, 453 with BRCA2 mutations, and 3 with mutations in both genes who underwent RRSO without either prior or concomitant hysterectomy.
The NEXTflex BRCA1 and BRCA2 Amplicon Panels are complete kits that include all components necessary for rapidly generating ready-to-sequence libraries, including primer pairs, library prep reagents, size selection beads, and indexed barcodes.
Lead researcher Dr Jo Morris, from the University of Birmingham, said: "We know that loss of BRCA1 is associated with a high risk of breast cancer, so getting to grips with understanding this gene has been a major aim of breast cancer research.
Having a faulty copy of gene BRCA1 means a woman's risk of developing the disease is far higher than the average.