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Cell. 1982 May;29(1):161-9.

Isolation of a transforming sequence from a human bladder carcinoma cell line.


We have isolated the component of human bladder carcinoma cell DNA that is able to transform mouse fibroblasts. The oncogenic sequence was isolated initially from a lambda phage genomic library made from DNA of a transfected mouse cell carrying the human oncogene. A subcloned insert of 6.6 kb that carried transforming activity was amplified in the plasmid vector pBR322. The subcloned oncogene has been used as a sequence probe in Southern blot analyses. The oncogene appears to derive from sequences present in normal cellular DNA. Structural analysis has failed so far to reveal differences between the oncogene and its normal cellular homolog. The oncogene is unrelated to transforming sequences detected in a variety of other types of human tumor cell lines derived from colonic and lung carcinoma and from neuroblastoma. In contrast, the EJ bladder oncogene appears closely related to one that is active in the human T24 bladder carcinoma cell line. The oncogene appears to have undergone little, if any, amplification in several bladder carcinoma cell lines.

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