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Cancer Cell. 2003 Nov;4(5):405-13.

The t(1;3) breakpoint-spanning genes LSAMP and NORE1 are involved in clear cell renal cell carcinomas.

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Lab of Cancer Genetics, Van Andel Research Institute, Grand Rapids, MI 49503, USA.


By positional cloning, we identified two breakpoint-spanning genes in a familial clear cell renal cell carcinoma (CCRCC)-associated t(1;3)(q32.1;q13.3): LSAMP and NORE1 (RASSF1 homolog). Both genes are downregulated in 9 of 9 RCC cell lines. While the NORE1A promoter predominantly presents partial methylation in 6 of the cell lines and 17/53 (32%) primary tumors, the LSAMP promoter is completely methylated in 5 of 9 cell lines and in 14/53 (26%) sporadic and 4 familial CCRCCs. Expression of LSAMP and NORE1A proteins in CCRCC cell lines inhibited cell proliferation. These characteristics indicate that LSAMP and NORE1A may represent new candidate tumor suppressors for CCRCC.

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