P53 MUTATIONS MAY BE RELATED TO TUMOR INVASIVENESS OF HUMAN HEPATOCELLULAR-CARCINOMA IN CHINA
- LX QIN
- ZY TANG
- KD LIU
- SL YE
- G ZHOU
Affiliations: SHANGHAI MED UNIV,ZHONGSHAN HOSP,INST LIVER CANC,SHANGHAI 200032,PEOPLES R CHINA.
- Published online on: November 1, 1995 https://doi.org/10.3892/or.2.6.1175
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A combined polymerase chain reaction (PCR) with the enzyme HaeIII restriction analysis and DNA sequencing have been employed to study the mutations at codon 249 of p53 gene in two human hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cell lines and 28 surgical specimens of HCC. 14 of the 28 HCC samples (50%) had p53 point mutations at codon 249. All of point mutations at codon 249 in 10 cases sequenced are AGG to AGT transversion. p53 gene mutated more frequently in invasive HCCs than that in non-invasive HCCs. This suggested that the codon 249 was a mutational hotspot of p53 gene in human HCCs in China, and p53 mutations may be related to tumor invasiveness of human HCC.