Cytogenetics and cell genetics. vol:71 issue:3 pages:268-75
We have constructed a physical map of a 4.6-cM region of human chromosome band 12p13.3 that contains a translocation breakpoint from a mesothelioma with a t(X;12)(q22;p13). The map contains a contig of 22 yeast artificial chromosomes (YACs), onto which we have placed 18 sequence tagged site (STS) markers, including seven genes: D12S370, FGF6, KCAN1, KCNA5, KCNA6, NTF3, and VWF. A second YAC contig, comprised of 22 YAC clones, was located distal to the mesothelioma breakpoint and contained 12 STS markers, including four genes (CACNL1A1, D12S380E, D12S381E, and D12S382E). Based on STS content and fluorescence in situ hybridization experiments, two stable, nonchimeric YAC clones were found that span the mesothelioma breakpoint. A long-range restriction map of an 800-kb region was constructed and used to refine the mesothelioma breakpoint to a region of approximately 100 kb, flanked by the potassium channel genes KCNA1 and KCNA5. The latter was confirmed by direct visual hybridization (DIRVISH) experiments, using cosmids isolated for markers flanking the breakpoint as probes.