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What is MSH2 and MSH6?

What is MSH2 and MSH6?

The MSH2 protein joins with one of two other proteins, MSH6 or MSH3 (each produced from a different gene), to form a two-protein complex called a dimer. This complex identifies locations on the DNA where errors have been made during DNA replication.

What happens when APC gene is mutated?

People with mutations in the APC gene have familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) or attenuated FAP (AFAP). You have an increased chance to develop multiple gastrointestinal polyps, colorectal cancer, and possibly other cancers. There are risk management options to detect cancer early or lower the risk to develop cancer.

Is CRC genetic?

Inheritance and Risk Hereditary CRC is most commonly inherited in an autosomal dominant pattern, although two syndromes are inherited in an autosomal recessive pattern (MUTYH-associated polyposis and NTHL1).

Is adenocarcinoma of the colon genetic?

One in 18 individuals (5.5 percent) will develop colon cancer in their lifetime. Of all colon cancer cases, only about 5 to 10 percent are hereditary, linked to gene mutations inherited from one’s mother or father.

What does MSH2 positive mean?

MSH2 mutation. Your testing shows that you have a pathogenic mutation or a variant that is likely pathogenic in the MSH2 gene. 2. Lynch syndrome. People with MSH2 mutations have Lynch syndrome, previously known as hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC).

Is MSH2 dominant or recessive?

Associated disorders The MSH2 gene is associated with autosomal dominant Lynch syndrome (also called hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer syndrome, or.

Can you survive Lynch syndrome?

Currently, there is no cure for Lynch syndrome. Patients with Lynch syndrome should undergo lifelong cancer screening beginning in adulthood.

Is MSH6 dominant or recessive?

Our findings support a role for MSH6 in Turcot syndrome and are consistent with an autosomal recessive mode of inheritance.