Title

PROGINS Alu insertion and human genomic diversity

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

4-25-2002

Abstract

A polymorphic Alu element belonging to the young Ya5 subfamily of Alu repeats located in the progesterone receptor gene has been characterized. Using a polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-based assay, the genetic diversity associated with the PROGINS Alu repeat was determined in a diverse array of human populations. The level of insertion polymorphism associated with PROGINS suggests that it will be a useful marker for the study of human evolution. In addition, we determined the distribution of the PROGINS Alu insertion in two groups of women from greater New Orleans, LA with breast cancer. The PROGINS Alu insertion was not associated with breast cancer in the populations tested. © 2002 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.

Publication Source (Journal or Book title)

Mutation Research - Fundamental and Molecular Mechanisms of Mutagenesis

First Page

137

Last Page

141

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