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We revisited the cytogenetic alterations of the cervical adenocarcinoma cell line HeLa through the use of spectral karyotyping (SKY), comparative genomic hybridization (CGH), and fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH). SKY analysis unequivocally characterized all abnormal chromosomes. Chromosomal breakpoints were primarily assigned by simultaneous(More)
 Spectral karyotyping (SKY) is a new fluorescence in situ hybridisation (FISH) technique that refers to the molecular cytogenetic analysis of metaphase preparations by means of spectral microscopy. For SKY of human metaphase chromosomes, 24 chromosome-specific painting probes are used in just one FISH experiment. The probes are labelled by degenerate(More)
In contrast to astrocytic tumors, approximately two thirds of anaplastic oligodendrogliomas are reported to be chemosensitive. Relatively little is known about the genetic aberrations in oligodendroglial tumors (OTs). In order to elucidate oligodendroglial oncogenesis and to find specific genetic aberrations that may have prognostic and therapeutic(More)
We have analyzed 30 cases of advanced-stage cervical squamous cell carcinoma (stages IIb-IV) by comparative genomic hybridization (CGH). The most consistent chromosomal gain in the aneuploid tumors was mapped to chromosome arm 3q in 77% of the cases. Acquisition of genetic material also occurred frequently on Iq (47%), 5p (30%), 6p (27%), and 20 (23%).(More)
We describe a method for detection of specific RNA targets in cultured cells at the electron microscopic (EM) level using pre-embedding in situ hybridization (ISH). The specimens were monitored by reflection-contrast microscopy (RCM) before processing for EM. A good balance between preservation of ultrastructure and intensity of hybridization signals was(More)
We analyzed the effects of steps in RNA in situ hybridization (ISH) procedures on morphology and hybridization signal with reflection-contrast microscopy (RCM) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). In chessboard experiments, a range of fixatives containing formaldehyde, glutaraldehyde, or both, and various permeabilization protocols, including ethanol(More)
OBJECT Human tumors implanted as subcutaneous xenografts in nude mice are widely used for the study of tumor biology and therapy. Validation of these models requires knowledge of the genetic makeup of the xenografts. The aim of this study was to establish whether chromosomal imbalances in 11 xenograft lines derived from human glioblastomas multiforme(More)
Amplicons--large, nearly identical repeats in direct or inverted orientation--are abundant in the male-specific region of the human Y chromosome (MSY) and provide targets for intrachromosomal non-allelic homologous recombination (NAHR). Thus far, NAHR events resulting in deletions, duplications, inversions, or isodicentric chromosomes have been reported(More)
Jumping translocations (JTs) and segmental jumping translocations (SJTs) are unbalanced translocations involving a donor chromosome arm or chromosome segment that has fused to multiple recipient chromosomes. In leukemia, where JTs have been predominantly observed, the donor segment (usually 1q) preferentially fuses to the telomere regions of recipient(More)