Identification of genomic aberrations in hemangioblastoma by droplet digital PCR and SNP microarray highlights novel candidate genes and pathways for pathogenesis.
Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel. In Bmc Genomics, Dec 2015
CONCLUSIONS: Our findings provide the first high-resolution genome-wide view of chromosomal changes in hemangioblastoma and identify 23 candidate genes: EGFR, PRDM16, PTPN11, HOXD11, HOXD13, FLT3, PTCH, FGFR1, FOXP1, GPC3, HOXC13, HOXC11, MKL1, CHEK2, IRF4, GPHN, IKZF1, RB1, HOXA9, and micro RNA, such as hsa-mir-196a-2 for hemangioblastoma pathogenesis.
Transforming fusions of FGFR and TACC genes in human glioblastoma.
New York City, United States. In Science, 2012
study reports that a small subset of glioblastoma multiforme tumors harbors oncogenic chromosomal translocations that fuse in-frame the tyrosine kinase coding domains of fibroblast growth factor receptor genes(FGFR1 or FGFR3) to the transforming acidic coiled-coil coding domains of TACC1 or TACC3; the FGFR-TACC fusion protein displays oncogenic activity