Telomeric associations and loss of telomeric DNA repeats in renal tumors.


In a series of cytogenetically analyzed renal tumors of different histological types (chromophobe carcinoma, clear-cell carcinoma, chromophilic carcinoma, and oncocytoma) and normal renal tissue, the length of the telomeric DNA repeats was assessed using a (TTAGGG)3 oligonucleotide probe. A strong correlation was noted between pronounced telomere shortening… (More)