Patient with 13 chromosome deletion: evidence that the retinoblastoma gene is a recessive cancer gene.


Although a constitutional chromosomal deletion including 13q14 has been found to date in all retinoblastoma patients whose esterase D activity is 50 percent of normal, one female patient has been found who has 50 percent esterase D activity in all normal cells examined but no deletion of 13q14 at the 550-band level. Therefore, she has the smallest… (More)