Keiko Nakasato

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Clear cell sarcoma of the kidney (CCSK) is one of the major pediatric renal neoplasms, but its associated genetic abnormalities are largely unknown. We identified internal tandem duplications in the BCOR gene (BCL6 corepressor) affecting the C terminus in 100% (20/20) of CCSK tumors but in none (0/193) of the other pediatric renal tumors. CCSK tumors(More)
Fanconi anemia (FA) is an autosomal recessive disorder of hematopoiesis characterized by hypersensitivity to DNA crosslinkers such as mitomycin C (MMC). There is growing evidence for a model of the FA pathway, wherein a nuclear multiprotein complex of five FA proteins (FANCA, C, E, F and G) regulates activation of FANCD2 into a monoubiquitinated form,(More)
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