A human cDNA library was screened for sequences homologous to the erbA gene of avian erythroblastosis virus (AEV). One such clone, cHerbA-1, was used to map the chromosomal location of highly homologous human sequences that were found to be present on chromosome 17 as judged by Southern blot screening of a panel of mouse-human hybrid cell lines segregating human chromosomes. cHerbA-1 was hybridized in situ to metaphase chromosomes from a normal male subject and from a female patient with an acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) having a typical t(15;17) translocation. The results localized the cellular c-erbA sequences on chromosome 17 to the q21-q24 region of normal chromosomes and indicated that the c-erbA sequences remained on the 17q- chromosome in the APL cells, suggesting that they could be assigned to the 17(q21-q22) region. For additional data, we hybridized human neoplastic cells derived from a poorly differentiated acute leukemia carrying a t(17;21) translocation with thymidine kinase (TK)-deficient LMTK- mouse cells. A resulting hybrid, containing only the 21q+ chromosome, did not have human c-erbA sequences. Since the breakpoint on 17q in this translocation was similar to that in the APL t(15;17) translocation, this supported the assignment of c-erbA to the q21-q22 region of chromosome 17. The apparent close proximity of the c-erbA sequences to the chromosomal breakpoints in these two leukemias suggests a possible role for this oncogene homologue in the development of these neoplasms.
A human c-erbA oncogene homologue is closely proximal to the chromosome 17 breakpoint in the acute promyelocytic leukemia / A. Dayton, J.H. Selden, G. Lows, D.J. Dorney, J. Finan, P. Tripputi, B. Emanuel, G. Rovera, P.C. Nowell, C.M. Croce. - In: PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. - ISSN 0027-8424. - 81:14 I(1984), pp. 4495-4499.
|Titolo:||A human c-erbA oncogene homologue is closely proximal to the chromosome 17 breakpoint in the acute promyelocytic leukemia|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore BIO/11 - Biologia Molecolare|
Settore MED/03 - Genetica Medica
Settore MED/15 - Malattie del Sangue
|Data di pubblicazione:||1984|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|