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Epigenetic alterations in colorectal cancer: the CpG island methylator phenotype.
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PMID:  23341177     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
DNA methylation is one of the key mechanisms of epigenetic modification, and genome-wide hypomethylation and CpG island hypermethylation are characteristics of cancer cells. The CpG island methylator phenotype (CIMP) is a distinctive subtype of colorectal cancers (CRCs) that show concordant hypermethylation of numerous promoter CpG island loci. CIMP-positive CRCs are associated with a proximal location in the colon, microsatellite instability, BRAF mutation and a relatively poor clinical outcome. CIMP-positive CRCs have their own precursor lesions, serrated adenomas, distinct from conventional adenomas which progress and transform into CIMP-negative CRCs. Although the existence of CIMP-positive CRCs is generally accepted, there has been controversy over technical issues with gene markers, the methodology used to define CIMP, and the prognostic or predictive role of CIMP. This review addresses recent advances in the field of CIMP-related research.
Jeong Mo Bae; Jung Ho Kim; Gyeong Hoon Kang
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-23
Journal Detail:
Title:  Histology and histopathology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1699-5848     ISO Abbreviation:  Histol. Histopathol.     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-1-23     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8609357     Medline TA:  Histol Histopathol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Pathology, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
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