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Oncogene. 1994 Sep;9(9):2729-32.

Structural analysis of the human nov proto-oncogene and expression in Wilms tumor.

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Laboratoire d'Oncologie Virale et Mol├ęculaire, Institut Curie, Orsay, France.


We have cloned and sequenced the nov gene (novH) which is the homolog of the chicken nov proto-oncogene overexpressed in avian nephroblastomas. The novH gene is highly conserved and encodes a putative IGF-binding protein similar to that of chicken. We report that relative to autologous normal kidney expression of novH is elevated in Wilms tumors containing predominantly stromal elements and is inversely correlated in these tumors to the expression of WT1. Our results suggest that the regulation of IGFII expression by WT1 and increase of novH in Wilms tumors might be interrelated and represent a key element in tumor development in human.

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