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Constitutive mRNA expression profiles were analyzed for predicting acute clinical radiosensitivity (Hümmerich et al. 2006). Cluster analysis identified 19 differentially expressed genes. Many of these genes are involved in DNA double-strand break repair. Expression levels of these genes differed up to sevenfold from the mean of all patients, whereas expression levels of housekeeping genes varied only up to twofold. High expression of the identified genes was associated with a lack of clinical radiation sensitivity.
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