Mutation detection in exons 1-14 of the adenomatous polyposis coli gene: identification of an alternatively spliced transcript
Hamzehloei, T.; West, S.P.; Chapman, P.; Burn, J.; Curtis, A.
Molecular and Cellular Probes 10(5): 379-385
Mutations in the APC gene are responsible for the dominantly inherited colon cancer syndrome, familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP). We have designed PCR primers which allow amplification by RT-PCR of exons 1-14 of the APC gene in six overlapping segments. The amplicons have been screened for the presence of mutations in patients affected with FAP using heteroduplex analysis. One patient has been identified with an alternatively spliced transcript involving exon 14 and a single base insertion mutation within the same exon.