Published in Gene Therapy Weekly, May 6th, 2004
"The PATCHED (PTC) gene is recognized as a tumor suppressor in basal cell carcinoma. Mapping of a minimal region of deletion at 9q22.3 and observation of a decreased PTC expression in superficial papillary bladder tumors led" to the hypothesis "that it could also be involved in this cancer," wrote investigators in the journal Cancer Research.
"To further investigate this hypothesis" Ptc(±) "heterozygous mutant mice and their wild-type littermates" were submitted "to chemical carcinogenesis by adding N-butyl-N-(4-hydroxybutyl) nitrosamine to their drinking water. Preneoplastic and...
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