Maren Meiboom

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The amount of steroid hormone receptor proteins does not always correlate with the response of breast cancers to endocrine therapy. This may partly be due to the fact that binding of the estrogen receptor (ER) to estrogen responsive elements (ERE) of its target genes is mediated by additional cellular proteins. One of these is the high mobility group(More)
Structural rearrangements involving the long arm of chromosome 19 characterize a cytogenetic subgroup of benign thyroid tumors and constitute one of the most frequent specific chromosome abnormalities in epithelial tumors. Recently, we have been able to narrow down the breakpoint region affected in two cell lines to a region covered by a single PAC clone.(More)
Epithelial tumors of the thyroid are cytogenetically well-investigated tumors. So far, the main cytogenetic subgroups, characterized by trisomy 7 and by rearrangements of either 19q13 or 2p21, respectively, have been described. Recently, we have been able to describe the involvement of a novel gene called THADA in benign thyroid lesions with 2p21(More)
Recent studies imply the importance of rapid and reliable diagnostic assessment of 1p/19q status in oligodendroglial tumors. To date, fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) is the most commonly applied technique. FISH, however, has several technical shortcomings that are suboptimal for diagnostic applications: results must be viewed in a fluorescence(More)
Thyroid adenomas belong to the cytogenetically best investigated human epithelial tumors. Cytogenetic studies of about 450 benign lesions allow one to distinguish between different cytogenetic subgroups. Two chromosomal regions, that is, 19q13 and 2p21, are frequently rearranged in these tumors. Although 2p21 aberrations only account for about 10% of the(More)
Translocations involving chromosomal region 19q13 are a frequent finding in follicular adenomas of the thyroid and might represent the most frequent type of structural aberration in human epithelial tumors. By positional cloning, a putative candidate gene, ZNF331 (formerly RITA) located close to the breakpoint was identified. Recently, aberrant expression(More)
In an attempt to identify the target gene of specific translocations involving chromosomal band 19q13 in benign follicular thyroid tumors, we have used two cell lines derived from benign thyroid tumors showing translocations with 19q13 breakpoints for fluorescence in situ hybridization mapping studies with cosmid and PAC clones located in a 400-kbp region.(More)
Reliable detection of anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) rearrangements is a prerequisite for personalized treatment of lung cancer patients, as ALK rearrangements represent a predictive biomarker for the therapy with specific tyrosine kinase inhibitors. Currently, fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH) is considered to be the standard method for assessing(More)
Structural aberrations involving chromosomal band 19q13.4 are examples of clonal cytogenetic deviations that have been detected in subgroups of follicular thyroid adenomas and goiters. About 45% of the adenomas and 8% of the goiters showed clonal aberrations, about 20% of which involve 19q13. The aberrations are translocations with a remarkable variation of(More)
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