Published in Hepatitis Weekly, October 31st, 2005
Researchers in South Africa conducted a study "to ascertain the prevalence of deregulating mutations of beta-catenin gene, and to correlate this with the occurrence of serine-249 p53 gene mutation and hepatitis B virus infection in southern African Blacks with hepatocellular carcinoma."
"Paired cancer/non-cancerous liver tissues from 21 and cancer tissues alone from 20 Black Africans with hepatocellular carcinoma were studied. Reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction single strand conformational polymorphism (RT-PCR-SSCP) and sequencing were used to...
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