ACVR1B (ALK4, activin receptor type 1B) gene mutations in pancreatic carcinoma

Gloria H. Su, Ravi Bansal, Kathleen M. Murphy, Elizabeth Montgomery, Charles J. Yeo, Ralph H. Hruban, Scott E. Kern

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DPC4 is known to mediate signals initiated by type β transforming growth factor (TGFβ) as well as by other TGFβ superfamily ligands such as activin and BMP (bone morphogenic proteins), but mutational surveys of such non-TGFβ receptors have been negative to date. Here we describe the gene structure and novel somatic mutations of the activin type I receptor, ACVR1B, in pancreatic cancer. ACVR1B has not been described previously as a mutated tumor-suppressor gene.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3254-3257
Number of pages4
JournalProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Issue number6
StatePublished - Mar 13 2001

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