Frequent loss of heterozygosity on multiple chromosomes in Chinese esophageal squamous cell carcinomas

Cancer Lett. 2001 Sep 20;170(2):131-8. doi: 10.1016/s0304-3835(01)00577-8.

Abstract

Analysis of the loss of heterozygosity (LOH) detected by polymerase chain reaction techniques using 18 polymorphic markers localized to chromosomes 3p, 5, 17, and 18q in 40 Hong Kong Chinese esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESC) patients showed that multiple alterations on several chromosomes are involved in ESC development. The LOH rates detected for markers on chromosome 3 ranged from 44.0 to 85.7%, for chromosome 5 from 40.9 to 61.9%, for chromosome 17 from 40.0 to 100%, and for chromosome 18 from 38.9 to 58.3%. No significant association was observed between LOH and the clinical and histopathological parameters.

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Asians
  • Carcinoma, Squamous Cell / genetics*
  • China
  • Chromosome Mapping
  • Chromosomes*
  • Esophageal Neoplasms / genetics*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Loss of Heterozygosity*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Polymerase Chain Reaction