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Chromosome banding analysis of human malignant melanoma has documented the nonrandom alteration of chromosome 6. To determine the relevance of chromosome 6 abnormalities in melanoma, a normal chromosome 6 was directly introduced into melanoma cell lines. The resulting (+6) microcell hybrids were significantly altered in their phenotypic properties in(More)
Malignant melanoma has been documented to display recurring abnormalities of chromosome 6, particularly the long arm (6q). Restriction fragment length polymorphism analysis was used as a molecular genetic approach to examine loci on chromosome 6q for loss of constitutional heterozygosity (LOH). Five DNA markers that recognize restriction fragment length(More)
The human cellular oncogene MYB has been mapped to 6q22-q23. Deletions and translocations involving this region of the long arm of chromosome 6 occur frequently in human malignant melanoma, and there are anecdotal reports of MYB gene rearrangements in this cancer. In the current study, Southern blotting and pulsed field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) have been(More)
A somatic cell hybrid mapping panel that defines seven regions of the long arm and one region of the short arm of human chromosome 6 has been developed. Utilizing this panel, 17 NotI boundary clones from a NotI linking library were regionally assigned to the long arm of chromosome 6. The majority of these clones (11) were found to localize within band(More)
Cellular adhesion to extracellular matrix proteins via integrin molecules is a major factor in the process of invasion and metastasis of human tumor cells. Four human prostate cell lines were characterized according to the presence and quantity of integrin subunits, the ability of the cells to attach to extracellular substrates and the capacity of the cells(More)
The integrin alpha6beta4, predominantly expressed on tissues of epithelial origin, is known to be variably expressed on carcinomas. The biochemical changes resulting in altered expression during tumor progression are unknown. We have analyzed the expression of alpha6beta4 in a multi-step mouse model of skin carcinogenesis representing normal keratinocyte,(More)
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