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Balsara BR , Bell DW , Sonoda G , De Rienzo A , du Manoir S , Jhanwar SC , Testa JR
Comparative genomic hybridization and loss of heterozygosity analyses identify a common region of deletion at 15q11.1-15 in human malignant mesothelioma
Cancer Research. 1999 Jan 15;59(2) :450-454
PMID: ISI:000078092900034   
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Comparative genomic hybridization analysis Bas performed to identify chromosomal imbalances in 24 human malignant mesothelioma (MM) cell lines derived from untreated primary tumors. Chromosomal losses accounted for the majority of genomic imbalances. The most frequent underrepresented segments were 22q (58%) and 15q11.1-21 (54%); other recurrent sites of chromosomal loss included 1p12-22 (42%), 13q12-14 (42%), 14q23- qter (42%), 6q25-qter (38%), and 9p21 (38%). The most commonly overrepresented segment was 5p (54%). DNA sequence amplification at 3p12-13 was observed in two cases, Whereas some of the regions of copy number decreases (i.e., segments in Ip, 6q, 9p, and 22q) have previously been shown to be common sites of karyotypic and allelic loss in MM, our comparative genomic hybridization analyses identified a new recurrent site of chromosomal loss,within 15q in this malignancy. To more precisely map the region of 15q deletion, loss of heterozygosity analyses were performed with a panel of polymorphic microsatellite markers distributed along 15q, which defined a minimal region of chromosomal lass at 15q11.1-15. The identification of frequent losses of a discrete segment in 15q suggests that this region harbors a putative tumor suppressor gene whose loss/inactivation may contribute to the pathogenesis of many MMs.
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