Relative expression of the RET9 and RET51 isoforms in human pheochromocytomas.


Activating mutations of the RET oncogene cause the inheritance of multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2 (MEN2). The RET pre-mRNA is spliced into several transcripts coding for multiple isoforms, including Ret9 and Ret51. When harboring activating mutations in the cytoplasmic region, the Ret51 protein displays a higher in vitro transforming efficiency as… (More)