The 8q24 cancer risk variant rs6983267 shows long-range interaction with MYC in colorectal cancer.

Department of Medical Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Nature Genetics (Impact Factor: 29.65). 07/2009; 41(8):882-4. DOI: 10.1038/ng.403
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ABSTRACT An inherited variant on chromosome 8q24, rs6983267, is significantly associated with cancer pathogenesis. We present evidence that the region harboring this variant is a transcriptional enhancer, that the alleles of rs6983267 differentially bind transcription factor 7-like 2 (TCF7L2) and that the risk region physically interacts with the MYC proto-oncogene. These data provide strong support for a biological mechanism underlying this non-protein-coding risk variant.

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