A population-based study of hedgehog pathway gene variants in relation to the dual risk of basal cell carcinoma plus another cancer.
Washington, D.C., United States. In Cancer Epidemiol, 2012
The frequencies of variant alleles were compared among these four groups for 20 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in 6 hedgehog pathway genes (SHH, IHH, PTCH2, SMO, GLI1, SUFU), and also 22 SNPs in VDR and 8 SNPs in FAS, which have cross-talk with the hedgehog pathway.
Hedgehog target genes: mechanisms of carcinogenesis induced by aberrant hedgehog signaling activation.
Japan. In Curr Mol Med, 2009
GLI activators bind to GACCACCCA motif to regulate transcription of GLI1, PTCH1, PTCH2, HHIP1, MYCN, CCND1, CCND2, BCL2, CFLAR, FOXF1, FOXL1, PRDM1 (BLIMP1), JAG2, GREM1, and Follistatin.
Hedgehog signaling pathway and gastric cancer.
Japan. In Cancer Biol Ther, 2005
Human SHH, IHH, DHH (Hedgehog homologs), HHAT (Hedgehog acyltransferase), HHIP (Hedgehog-interacting protein), DISP1, DISP2, DISP3 (Dispatched homologs), PTCH1, PTCH2 (Patched homologs), SMO (Smoothened homolog), KIF27, KIF7 (Costal-2 homologs), STK36 (Fused homolog), SUFU (SuFu homolog), DZIP1 (Iguana homolog), GLI1, GLI2 and GLI3 (Cubitus interruptus homologs) are implicated in the Hedgehog signaling.
Loss of function effect of RET mutations causing Hirschsprung disease.
Quarto, Italy. In Nat Genet, 1995
We have introduced three Hirschsprung (HSCR) mutations localized in the tyrosine kinase domain of RET into the RET/PTC2 chimaeric oncogene which is capable of transforming NIH3T3 mouse fibroblasts and of differentiating pC12 rat pheochromocytoma cells.