DNA methylation, molecular genetic, and linkage studies in prostate cancer

David F. Jarrard, G. Steven Bova, William B. Isaacs

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Molecular biologic studies have now identified a number of important genetic and epigenetic mechanisms that cause alterations in growth and differentiation genes in prostate cancer. In addition to DNA deletion and point mutation. DNA methylation represents a new paradigm for the inactivation of tumor suppressor or growth suppressor genes. The identification of new genes, including a prostate cancer susceptibility locus, may furnish further insight into the molecular characteristics of prostate cancer and permit the early identification of affected individuals.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)36-44
Number of pages9
Issue number3 SUPPL. 6
StatePublished - Jan 1 1996


  • DNA methylation
  • linkage analysis
  • prostate cancer
  • tumor suppressor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Urology


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