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MIM.601309 9q22.3 HGNC:9585

Sunday 7 March 2004

The PTCH1 gene encodes a transmembrane protein that represses transcription in specific cells of genes encoding members of the TGF-beta (TGFBs) and Wnt families of signaling proteins. The Hedgehog/PATCHED pathway regulates several genes, including TGF-â (TGFBs) and PDGFR.


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- somatic mutations in

PTCH1 is a tumor suppressor gene that encodes a cell-membrane protein (PATCHED), which functions as a receptor for a family of proteins called Hedgehog.

Mutations in PTCH1 are responsible for Gorlin syndrome, an inherited condition also known as nevoid basal cell carcinoma syndrome.

PTCH1 mutations are present in 20% to 50% of sporadic cases of basal cell carcinoma. About one half of such mutations are of the type caused by UV exposure.

See also

- SHH signaling pathway (Hedgehog signaling pathway)
- 9q22.3 LOH


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