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  • Romeo, Salvatore, et al. (författare)
  • Heterogeneous and Complex Rearrangements of Chromosome Arm 6q in Chondromyxoid Fibroma. Delineation of Breakpoints and Analysis of Candidate Target Genes.
  • 2010
  • Ingår i: American Journal of Pathology. - American Society for Investigative Pathology. - 1525-2191. ; 177:3, s. 1365-1376
  • Tidskriftsartikel (refereegranskat)abstract
    • Chondromyxoid fibroma (CMF) is an uncommon benign cartilaginous tumor of bone usually occurring during the second decade of life. CMF is associated with recurrent rearrangements of chromosome bands 6p23-25, 6q12-15, and 6q23-27. To delineate further the role and frequency of the involvement of three candidate regions (6q13, 6q23.3 and 6q24) in the pathogenesis of CMF, we studied a group of 43 cases using a molecular cytogenetic approach. Fluorescence in situ hybridization with probe sets bracketing the putative breakpoint regions was performed in 30 cases. The expression level of nearby candidate genes was studied by immunohistochemistry and quantitative RT-PCR in 24 and 23 cases, respectively. Whole-genome copy number screening was performed by array comparative genomic hybridization in 16 cases. Balanced and unbalanced rearrangements of 6q13 and 6q23.3 occurred in six and five cases, respectively, and a hemizygous deletion in 6q24 was found in five cases. Two known tumor suppressor genes map to the latter region: PLAGL1 and UTRN. However, neither of these two genes nor BCLAF1 and COL12A1, respectively located in 6q23.3 and 6q13, showed altered expression. Therefore, although rearrangements of chromosomal regions 6q13, 6q23.3, and 6q24 are common in CMF, the complexity of the changes precludes the use of a single fluorescence in situ hybridization probe set as an adjunct diagnostic tool. These data indicate that the genetic alterations in CMF are heterogeneous and are likely a result of a cryptic rearrangement beyond the resolution level of combined binary ratio fluorescence in situ hybridization or a point mutation.
  • Gisselsson Nord, David, et al. (författare)
  • Differentially amplified chromosome 12 sequences in low- and high-grade osteosarcoma.
  • 2002
  • Ingår i: Genes, Chromosomes and Cancer. - John Wiley and Sons Inc.. - 1045-2257. ; 33:2, s. 133-140
  • Tidskriftsartikel (refereegranskat)abstract
    • Most osteosarcomas are highly aggressive malignancies characterized by a complex pattern of chromosome abnormalities. However, a subgroup of low-grade, parosteal tumors exhibits a relatively simple aberration pattern dominated by ring chromosomes carrying amplified material from chromosome 12. To assess whether sequences from this chromosome were differentially amplified in low- and high-grade osteosarcomas, copy numbers of the CCND2, ETV6, KRAS2, and D12S85 regions in 12p and the MDM2 region in 12q were evaluated by interphase or metaphase fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) in 24 osteosarcomas. Amplification of MDM2 was detected in all five low-grade and four high-grade osteosarcomas, all of which showed ring chromosomes. An overrepresentation of 12p sequences was found in 1/5 low-grade and in 9/19 high-grade tumors. Multicolor single-copy FISH analysis of metaphase cells from six high-grade tumors showed that extra 12p material either occurred together with MDM2 in ring chromosomes or was scattered over the genome as a result of complex structural rearrangements. Most tumors (8/10) not containing amplification of the assessed chromosome 12 loci exhibited a nondiploid pattern at evaluation with probes for centromeric alpha satellite sequences. These findings indicate that gain of sequences from the short arm of chromosome 12 could be a possible genetic pathway in the development of aggressive osteosarcoma.
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