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A signal peptide cleavage site mutation in the cationic trypsinogen gene is strongly associated with chronic pancreatitis.

Authors
  • Witt, H
  • Luck, W
  • Becker, M
Type
Published Article
Journal
Gastroenterology
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Jul 01, 1999
Volume
117
Issue
1
Pages
7–10
Identifiers
PMID: 10381903
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Heterozygosity for the A16V mutation is strongly associated with CP. These results indicate that a significant percentage of patients with idiopathic CP may have a genetic basis for their disorder; therefore, genetic testing should be included in the diagnostic evaluation of these patients.

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