Point mutations of the K-ras gene have been reported in a wide variety of human tumors. By using polymerase chain reaction followed by direct DNA sequencing, we screened for point mutations at codons 12 and 13 of the K-ras gene in specimens obtained from fresh frozen tumors in 38 patients with non-small cell lung cancers. Point mutations were detected in two of 38 (5.3%) resected non-small cell lung cancers. Both of them were G to T transversions. One patient was found to have a K-ras codon 13 point mutation (GGC to TGC, gly to cys), while the other had a codon 12 point mutation (GGT to GTT, gly to val). Based on the limited numbers in this study, we found that the frequency of K-ras point mutations in codons 12 and 13 among Asian patients with lung adenocarcinomas was lower than that detected among Caucasian patients.
|頁（從 - 到）||741-745|
|期刊||Journal of the Formosan Medical Association = Taiwan yi zhi|
|出版狀態||已發佈 - 1996|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- 醫藥 (全部)