Projects
Name
The Aryle hydrocarbone hydroxylase gene polymorphism in smoker and non-smoker individuals in Canakkale population
University
Turkey (TurkMSIC) - Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University , Canakkale
Domain
Genetics
Departement
Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Genetics
Head
Prof.Dr.Ozturk OZDEMIR
Tutor
Prof.Dr.Ozturk OZDEMIR
Languages
English
Duration
4 weeks
Availability
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Type of Research Project
- Basic science
What is the background of the project?
Aryle hydrocarbon hydroxylase is an inducible, membrane-bound enzyme involved in the metabolism of chemical carcinogens. This enzyme is thought to be a carginogenic factor when mutated and is increased with smoking. In former studies performed to show the linkage between mutated Aryle Hydrocarbone Hydroxylase (AHH) and broncogenic carcinoma indicates that susceptibility to bronchogenic carcinoma is associated with the higher levels of inducible aryl hydrocarbon hyroxylase activity. This projects consists of comparing the mutated Aryle hydrocarbone hydroxylase (AHH) gene profiles in smoker and non-smoker individuals in Canakkale population, and by this confirm the possible metabolized and preventive role of the AHH gene in active smokers. The aim of this project is to confirm that the expression of the mutated AHH gene is a possible contributing factor in the development of lung cancer. Genomic DNA isolation Real-Time PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) RFLP- Restriction Fragment Length Polymorphism Agarose Gel profiling
What is the aim of the project?
What techniques and methods are used?
What is the role of the student?
- The student will mainly observe
- The student will observe the practical experiments but will be highly involved in the analysis of the results
- The tasks will be done under supervision
What are the tasks expected to be accomplished by the student?
Will there be any theoretical teaching provided (preliminary readings, lectures, courses, seminars etc)
1
What is expected from the student at the end of the research exchange? What will be the general outcome of the student?
- The student will prepare a scientific report
What skills are required of the student? Is there any special knowledge or a certain level of studies needed?
Preliminary readings
Are there any legal limitations in the student’s involvement
No
Hours
6
Type of students accepted
This project accepts:
- Medical students
- Graduated students (less than 6 months)
- Pre-Medical students from the American-British system
Articles
- The following keywords can be used to find many articles on this topic on PubMed: aryle hydrocarbon hydroxylase; gene polymorphism; smoking; lung cancer; RFLP