G2Cdb::Allele report

Mutation type

Altered genes (1)

Gene Symbol Species Description
G00002235 CTNNB1 Homo sapiens catenin (cadherin-associated protein), beta 1, 88kDa

Diseases (1)

Disease Description Nervous effect
D00000052 Ovarian endometrioid carcinoma N

Literature (1)

Pubmed - human_disease

  • Mutations in the beta-catenin gene (CTNNB1) in endometrioid ovarian carcinomas.

    Palacios J and Gamallo C

    Departamento de Anatomía Patológica, Hospital Universitario La Paz (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid), Spain.

    Mutations of the beta-catenin gene (CTNNB1) have recently been implicated in the initiation of some colon carcinomas and melanomas. In these tumors, beta-catenin abnormally accumulates in the cell nuclei. In an ongoing immunohistochemical study of the cadherin-catenin complex protein expression in ovarian carcinomas, we observed beta-catenin in tumor cell nuclei in some cases; this prompted us to study whether or not this abnormal immunostaining pattern was due to mutation in the beta-catenin gene itself. This study examines beta-catenin immunohistochemical expression in 40 stage I and II ovarian borderline tumors and carcinomas of the most common histological types. Membrane expression was heterogeneous in all 40 cases. However, the cytoplasm and nucleus of five (one borderline tumor and four carcinomas) of the six endometrioid lesions contained beta-catenin expression. PCR and sequencing analyses of a 200-bp fragment of exon 3 of the CTNNB1 gene, encompassing the sequence for glycogen synthetase kinase-3beta phosphorylation, were performed in 11 tumors. Heterozygous substitution mutations at codon 37 in two cases (S37F and S37C) and at codon 41 in one case (T41A) were found in three endometrioid lesions (one borderline tumor and two carcinomas) with abnormal beta-catenin expression. Three endometrioid carcinomas and five tumors of other histological types analyzed showed normal DNA sequences. These results implicate beta-catenin gene mutations in ovarian malignant transformation with a characteristic phenotype: endometrioid ovarian carcinoma.

    Cancer research 1998;58;7;1344-7

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