Germline MC1R Variants and BRAF Mutant Melanoma

Hacker, Elke; Hayward, Nicholas K
October 2008
Journal of Investigative Dermatology;Oct2008, Vol. 128 Issue 10, p2354
Academic Journal
Recent studies have demonstrated that melanocortin-1 receptor (MC1R) variants increase the risk of melanomas harboring BRAF mutations. This finding provides insight into the relationship between host genotype and selection for somatic mutation type. Additional larger studies are required in diverse populations to further examine the interaction between MC1R and BRAF in different melanoma subtypes.Journal of Investigative Dermatology (2008) 128, 2354–2356. doi:10.1038/jid.2008.236


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