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Genetic instability is one of the most characteristic features of cancer cells. It is expressed in the cell accumulation of chromosomal aberrations and mutation, as well as microsatellite instability and loss of heterozygosity. Microsatellite instability (MSI) is a mutator phenotype characteristic. It occurs in hereditary and sporadic cancers, although with different frequencies. MSI is to change the length (size) alleles by increasing or reducing the number of nucleotide repeats. Loss of heterozygosity (LOH) is a deletion of one of the two alleles of the same gene, leading to the hemizygotyczności. MSI and LOH is observed in both the early and late stages of carcinogenesis. The paper discusses the importance of MSI and LOH in neoplastic transformation and methods of diagnosis.

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Andrzej Łukaszyk - przewodniczący, Zofia Bielańska-Osuchowska, Szczepan Biliński, Mieczysław Chorąży, Aleksander Koj, Włodzimierz Korochoda, Leszek Kuźnicki, Aleksandra Stojałowska, Lech Wojtczak

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