Simple sequence repeat polymorphism within the p53 gene

Oncogene. 1993 Jun;8(6):1703-5.


This report describes a new polymorphism, in intron 3 of the p53 gene, which consists of a single repeat of 16 nucleotides, absent in the published wild-type p53 gene sequence. In the Caucasian population tested (n = 82), 28% of individuals were heterozygotes for this polymorphism. Using PCR-based analysis, we were able to demonstrate p53 allelic losses in three of six breast tumors from heterozygote patients tested.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Base Sequence
  • Breast Neoplasms / genetics
  • European Continental Ancestry Group / genetics
  • Exons
  • Female
  • Genes, p53*
  • Humans
  • Introns
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Oligodeoxyribonucleotides
  • Polymerase Chain Reaction
  • Polymorphism, Genetic*
  • Repetitive Sequences, Nucleic Acid*


  • Oligodeoxyribonucleotides