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Gnathodiaphyseal dysplasia (GDD) is a rare skeletal syndrome characterized by bone fragility, sclerosis of tubular bones, and cemento-osseous lesions of the jawbone. By linkage analysis of a large Japanese family with GDD, we previously mapped the GDD locus to chromosome 11p14.3-15.1. In the critical region determined by recombination mapping, we identified(More)
Neuroblastomas (NBs) show complex patterns of genetic abnormalities, which may include amplification of the MYCN gene, deletion of 1p, or a gain of DNA at 17q, the last being the most frequent observation in NB tumors. However, the specific genes and the molecular mechanisms responsible for development and progression of NB remain poorly understood. We(More)
PURPOSE Although tumor stage is considered a prognosticfeature for ovarian clear cell adenocarcinomas (OCCAs), it is not likely to fully account for the clinical and biological variability characteristic of the disease. The aim of this study was to investigate aberrations of DNA copy number in OCCA tumors and identify genetic markers that would increase our(More)
Transcription factor ATF-2 is a nuclear target of stress-activated protein kinases, such as p38, which are activated by various extracellular stresses, including UV light. Here, we show that ATF-2 plays a critical role in hypoxia- and high-cell-density-induced apoptosis and the development of mammary tumors. Compared to wild-type cells, Atf-2(-/-) mouse(More)
RB1CC1 (RB1-inducible Coiled-Coil 1), a putative transcription factor implicated in the regulation of RB1 (retinoblastoma 1) expression, was recently identified in a screen for genes involved in multi-drug resistance to anticancer agents. Information about the RB1CC1 gene is limited, however, and its biological function is not determined. Here we report the(More)
Chemoresistance is a major obstacle for successful treatment of cancer. To identify regions of the genome associated with acquired resistance to therapeutic drugs, we conducted molecular cytogenetic analyses of 23 cancer-cell lines, each resistant to either camptothecin, cisplatin, etoposide (VP-16), Adriamycin, or 1-beta-D-arabinofuranosylcytosine,(More)
A male patient with profound mental retardation, athetosis, nystagmus, and severe congenital hypotonia (Duchenne muscular dystrophy [DMD]) was previously shown to carry a pericentric inversion of the X chromosome, 46,Y,inv(X)(p21.2q22.2). His mother carried this inversion on one X allele. The patient's condition was originally misdiagnosed as cerebral(More)
We investigated DNA copy-number aberrations in 22 cell lines derived from small cell lung cancers (SCLCs) using comparative genomic hybridization. A minimal common region at 5p13, within the 5p11-p13 amplicon that was most frequently involved, harbored the CDH6, PC4, and SKP2 genes. These three genes showed amplification and consequent overexpression in the(More)
Homeodomain transcription factors play important roles in directing cellular proliferation and differentiation. A TALE-superclass homeodomain protein, multifunctional repressor of TGFbeta-induced transcription. Here we report identification of TGIF2, a novel TALE-superclass homeodomain protein that shows distinct homology with TGIF, especially in its(More)
Members of the ATP binding cassette (ABC) superfamily are involved in the energy-dependent transport of a wide variety of substrates including anticancer agents across the membranes. We have cloned a cDNA fragment including a novel ABC sequence from a cisplatin-resistant human lung adenocarcinoma cell line, PC-14/CDDP, by reverse transcription polymerase(More)