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Chin Med J (Engl). 2002 Aug;115(8):1201-4.

Chromosome 14q may harbor multiple tumor suppressor genes in primary glioblastoma multiforme.

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Department of Neurosurgery Hua Shan Hospital Fudan University Shanghai 200040 China. ly045012@online.sh.cn

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To evaluate whether deletion of chromosome 14q is involved in the carcinogenesis of primary glioblastoma multiforme and to identify possibly common deletion regions. METHJODS: Fourteen fluorescent dye-labeled polymorphic markers were used and polymerase chain reaction-based microsatellite analysis was employed to investigate loss of heterozygosity (LOH) on chromosome 14q in 20 primary glioblastoma multiforme (GBM).

RESULTS:

Ten of twenty (50%) GBM displayed LOH at one or more of the markers on chromosome 14q. Five tumors showed either LOH or non-informative on all markers tested. The most frequent LOH was observed at locus D14S65 (57.1%) on 14q32.1, and in the chromosomal region spanning from D14S63 (47.1%) to D14S74 (46.7%) on 14q23-31. None of the informative loci exhibited microsatellite instability.

CONCLUSIONS:

Allelic deletion on chromosome 14q plays an important role in the pathogenesis of GBM. Chromosomal regions at locus D14S65 on 14q32.1 and spanning from D14S63 to D14S74 on 14q23-31 may harbor multiple tumor suppressor genes associated with GBM.

PMID:
12215292
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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