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Human synovial sarcomas contain a recurrent and specific chromosomal translocation t(X;18)(p11.2;q11.2). By screening a synovial sarcoma cDNA library with a yeast artificial chromosome spanning the X chromosome breakpoint, we have identified a hybrid transcript that contains 5' sequences (designated SYT) mapping to chromosome 18 and 3' sequences (designated(More)
A high proportion of synovial sarcomas contain the reciprocal translocation t(X;18)(p11.2;q11.2). We have previously localized the breakpoint on the X chromosome between the X chromosome marker DXS255 and an ornithine aminotransferase (OAT) pseudogene region designated OATL2. Subsequently by fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) we provided evidence(More)
Northern analysis of tumour RNA has been used to examine the expression of members of the myf family of muscle determining genes (myf3, myf4, myf5 and myf6) in a series of 20 rhabdomyosarcomas. A 2.0 kb myf3 transcript was observed in 85% of tumours, a 1.8 kb myf4 transcript was detected in 70% of tumours and a 1.7 kb myf5 transcript was observed in 55% of(More)
We report that the human gene SB1.8 (DXS423E) encodes a protein of 1233 amino acids that is highly homologous (30% identity) to the essential yeast protein SMC1 which is required for the segregation of chromosomes at mitosis. Both SB1.8 and SMC1 contain an N-terminal NTP binding site, a central coiled-coil region and a C-terminal helix-loop-helix domain,(More)
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