The role of immunoglobulin kappa elements in c-myc activation.

Burkitt's lymphoma cells are characterized by chromosomal translocations involving the proto-oncogene c-myc on chromosome 8 and one of the immunoglobulin gene loci on chromosome 2, 14 or 22. The translocated c-myc allele is transcriptionally activated, shows a preferential usage of promoter P1 over P2 (promoter shift) and lacks the ability to retain the… (More)