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Title: Microarray analysis of pediatric ependymoma identifies a cluster of 112 candidate genes including four transcripts at 22q12.1-q13.3.
Authors: Suarez-Merino, Blanca
Hubank, Mike
Revesz, Tamas
Harkness, William
Hayward, Richard
Thompson, Dominic
Darling, John L.
Thomas, David G.
Warr, Tracy
Citation: Neuro-oncology, 7(1): 20-31
Publisher: Duke University Press
Issue Date: 2005
DOI: 10.1215/S1152851704000596
PubMed ID: 15701279
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Abstract: Ependymomas are glial cell-derived tumors characterized by varying degrees of chromosomal abnormalities and variability in clinical behavior. Cytogenetic analysis of pediatric ependymoma has failed to identify consistent patterns of abnormalities, with the exception of monosomy of 22 or structural abnormalities of 22q. In this study, a total of 19 pediatric ependymoma samples were used in a series of expression profiling, quantitative real-time PCR (Q-PCR), and loss of heterozygosity experiments to identify candidate genes involved in the development of this type of pediatric malignancy. Of the 12,627 genes analyzed, a subset of 112 genes emerged as being abnormally expressed when compared to three normal brain controls. Genes with increased expression included the oncogene WNT5A; the p53 homologue p63; and several cell cycle, cell adhesion, and proliferation genes. Underexpressed genes comprised the NF2 interacting gene SCHIP-1 and the adenomatous polyposis coli (APC)-associated gene EB1 among others. We validated the abnormal expression of six of these genes by Q-PCR. The subset of differentially expressed genes also included four underexpressed transcripts mapping to 22q12.313.3. By Q-PCR we show that one of these genes, 7 CBX7(22q13.1), was deleted in 55% of cases. Other genes mapping to cytogenetic hot spots included two overexpressed and three underexpressed genes mapping to 1q31-41 and 6q21-q24.3, respectively. These genes represent candidate genes involved in ependymoma tumorigenesis. To the authors' knowledge, this is the first time microarray analysis and Q-PCR have been linked to identify heterozygous/homozygous deletions.
Type: Article
Language: en
Description: Metadata only. Full text available at links above.
MeSH: Brain Neoplasms
Child, Preschool
Chromosomes, Human, Pair 22
Loss of Heterozygosity
Oligonucleotide Array Sequence Analysis
Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction
ISSN: 1522-8517
Appears in Collections: Cancer Research Group

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