Mutations in genes associated with the DNA mismatch repair system were considered to play important roles in predisposition to cancer, since hMSH2 and hMLH1, human homologues of yeast MSH2 and MLH1 as well as bacterial mutS and mutL genes, were found to be involved in hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC). In addition, yeast PMS1 that is homologous to bacterial mutL and hexB, has also been proven to be related to the DNA mismatch repair system. As the first step to understand whether human homologue of the yeast PMS1 gene is associated with genetic predisposition to cancer, we have isolated and analyzed human counterpart of yeast PMS1 genes. DNA sequencing analyses indicated that human PMS genes constituted a multiple gene family and that some of the family members have been mapped to chromosomal bands 7q11.23 and 7q22 by fluorescent in situ hybridization.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Biochemical and biophysical research communications|
|Publication status||Published - 1994 Nov 14|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology
- Cell Biology