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Chromosomal losses involving the short arm of chromosome 8 are frequent in a variety of tumor types, including breast cancer, suggesting the presence of one or more tumor suppressor genes in this region. Previous linkage analysis and studies of loss of heterozygosity (LOH) have suggested the presence of a putative third breast cancer susceptibility gene(More)
Alterations in the expression of Reelin (RELN) have been implicated in the pathology of Alzheimer's disease (AD). However, whether these changes are cause or consequence of AD remains to be resolved. To better understand the role of RELN pathway in the development of AD, we examined the expression profile of RELN and its downstream signaling members APOER2,(More)
The molecular biology section of the Hereditary Non-Polyposis Colorectal Cancer study group-Germany, instituted a multicenter study to test the reliability and quality of microsatellite instability (MSI) analysis. Eight laboratories compared MSI analyses performed on 10 matched pairs of normal and tumor DNA from patients with colorectal carcinomas. A(More)
Immunohistochemical expression analysis of mismatch repair gene products has been suggested for the prediction of hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC) carrier status in cancer families and the selection of microsatellite instability (MSI)-positive tumors in sporadic colorectal cancer. In this study, we aimed to evaluate hMSH2 and hMLH1(More)
The human herpes virus 8 (HHV-8)-encoded G protein-coupled chemokine receptor (vGPCR) has been implicated in the pathogenesis of Kaposi's sarcoma (KS), particularly because of its high constitutive signaling activity. Here, we used retroviral transduction to generate vGPCR-expressing 3T3 fibroblasts that are tumorigenic in nude mice, but as expected fail to(More)
Differential display screening was used to reveal differential gene expression between the tumorigenic breast cancer cell line CAL51 and nontumorigenic microcell hybrids obtained after transfer of human chromosome 17 into CAL51. The human profilin 1 (PFN1) gene was found overexpressed in the microcell hybrid clones compared with the parental line, which(More)
Maintenance of telomeres, most often by telomerase, is a necessary prerequisite for immortality of eukaryotic cells. To better understand the mechanisms of telomerase up-regulation during tumorigenesis, we analysed the gene dosage of hTERT on chromosome 5p15, a region known to be overrepresented in a variety of malignancies, in 20 lung cancer cell lines by(More)
We have identified a gene, ST18 (suppression of tumorigenicity 18, breast carcinoma, zinc-finger protein), within a frequent imbalanced region of chromosome 8q11 as a breast cancer tumor suppressor gene. The ST18 gene encodes a zinc-finger DNA-binding protein with six fingers of the C2HC type (configuration Cys-X5-Cys-X12-His-X4-Cys) and an SMC domain. ST18(More)
Differential display screening was used to reveal differential gene expression between the tu-morigenic breast cancer cell line CAL51 and nontumorigenic microcell hybrids obtained after transfer of human chromosome 17 into CAL51. The human profilin 1 (PFN1) gene was found overexpressed in the microcell hybrid clones compared with the parental line, which(More)
Heterologous hybridisation of the Aspergillus nidulans structural gene for isocitrate lyase (acuD) to a lambda genomic library of Neurospora crassa identified a recombinant phage containing the hybridising sequence on an internal 9 kb EcoRI fragment. A restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) enabled the fragment to be assigned to linkage group V (LG(More)