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We used overlapping and nested homozygous deletions, contig building, genomic sequencing, and physical and transcript mapping to further define a approximately 630-kb lung cancer homozygous deletion region harboring one or more tumor suppressor genes (TSGs) on chromosome 3p21.3. This location was identified through somatic genetic mapping in tumors, cancer(More)
The von Hippel-Lindau disease (VHL) gene is a novel tumor suppressor gene that plays a role in the pathogenesis of renal cell carcinomas and hemangioblastomas of the central nervous system. To begin an evaluation of the biological functions of the VHL gene product (pVHL), we prepared bacterial fusion protein between glutathione S-transferase and wild-type(More)
BACKGROUND STRA13 is a bHLH transcription factor that plays a crucial role in cell differentiation, proliferation, apoptosis, and response to hypoxia. OBJECTIVE To assess STRA13 involvement in carcinogenesis and evaluate its diagnostic value. METHODS A comprehensive analysis was undertaken of the endogenous protein expression in 389 normal and(More)
Hereditary papillary renal carcinoma (HPRC) is a recently recognized form of inherited kidney cancer characterized by a predisposition to develop multiple, bilateral papillary renal tumours. The pattern of inheritance of HPRC is consistent with autosomal dominant transmission with reduced penetrance. HPRC is histologically and genetically distinct from two(More)
BACKGROUND The recently identified RASSF1 locus is located within a 120-kilobase region of chromosome 3p21.3 that frequently undergoes allele loss in lung and breast cancers. We explored the hypothesis that RASSF1 encodes a tumor suppressor gene for lung and breast cancers. METHODS We assessed expression of two RASSF1 gene products, RASSF1A and RASSF1C,(More)
We searched for chromosome 3p homo- and hemizygous losses in 23 lung cancer cell lines, 53 renal cell and 22 breast carcinoma biopsies using 31 microsatellite markers located in frequently deleted 3p regions. In addition, two sequence-tagged site markers (NLJ-003 and NL3-001) located in the Alu-PCR clone 20 region (AP20) and lung cancer (LUCA) regions,(More)
The SEMA3B gene is located in the 3p21.3 LUCA region, which is frequently affected in different types of cancer. The objective of our study was to expand our knowledge of the SEMA3B gene as a tumor suppressor and the mechanisms of its inactivation. In this study, several experimental approaches were used: tumor growth analyses and apoptosis assays in vitro(More)
PURPOSE Metastatic renal cell carcinoma (RCC) has a poor prognosis and an unpredictable course. To date, there are no molecular markers which can reliably predict RCC outcome. We investigated whether a novel kidney cancer marker, carbonic anhydrase IX (CAIX), is associated with progression and survival. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN Immunohistochemical analysis(More)
Chromosome 3p21.3 region is frequently (>90%) deleted in lung and other major human carcinomas. We subdivided 3p21.3 into LUCA and AP20 subregions and discovered frequent homozygous deletions (10-18%) in both subregions. This finding strongly implies that they harbor multiple tumor suppressor genes involved in the origin and/or development of major(More)
BACKGROUND CHL1 gene (also known as CALL) on 3p26.3 encodes a one-pass trans-membrane cell adhesion molecule (CAM). Previously CAMs of this type, including L1, were shown to be involved in cancer growth and metastasis. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS We used Clontech Cancer Profiling Arrays (19 different types of cancers, 395 samples) to analyze expression(More)