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Mol Cell. 1999 Jan;3(1):119-23.

Insertion of excised IgH switch sequences causes overexpression of cyclin D1 in a myeloma tumor cell.

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Genetics Department, Medicine Branch, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland 20889-5105, USA.

Abstract

Oncogenes are often dysregulated in B cell tumors as a result of a reciprocal translocation involving an immunoglobulin locus. The translocations are caused by errors in two developmentally regulated DNA recombination processes: V(D)J and IgH switch recombination. Both processes share the property of joining discontinuous sequences from one chromosome and releasing intervening sequences as circles that are lost from progeny cells. Here we show that these intervening sequences may instead insert in the genome and that during productive IgH mu-epsilon switch recombination in U266 myeloma tumor cells, a portion of the excised IgH switch intervening sequences containing the 3' alpha-1 enhancer has inserted on chromosome 11q13, resulting in overexpression of the adjacent cyclin D1 oncogene.

PMID:
10024885
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