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Indian Journal of Human Genetics
Medknow Publications on behalf of Indian Society of Human Genetics
ISSN: 0971-6866
EISSN: 0971-6866
Vol. 14, No. 1, 2008, pp. 7-8
Bioline Code: hg08002
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Indian Journal of Human Genetics, Vol. 14, No. 1, 2008, pp. 7-8

 en Reactivation of inactive X chromosome in buccal smear of carcinoma of breast
Natekar, Prashant E & DeSouza, Fatima M


Buccal mucosal smears of 100 female patients of carcinoma of breast were compared with 100 controls matched accordingly. The frequency of Barr bodies was significantly lower in carcinoma of breast patients (menstruating and menopausal women) P < 0.001 when compared with controls indicating reactivation of the inactive X chromosome.

Barr body, breast cancer, buccal smear, sex chromatin

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