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Title: ALK-ATIC fusion in urinary bladder inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor
Authors: Debiec-Rychter, Maria ×
Marynen, Peter
Hagemeijer-Hausman, Anne
Pauwels, Patrick #
Issue Date: Aug-2003
Series Title: Genes, chromosomes & cancer. vol:38 issue:2 pages:187-90
Abstract: In this report, we describe an inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor (IMT) of the urinary bladder in a 46-year-old man. Tumor cells presented striking cytoplasmatic ALK immunopositivity. Cytogenetic and FISH analysis, by use of a multicolor chromosome 2 banding probe, revealed a 46,XY,der(2)(2pter-->2p23:2q35-->2q37:2p11-->2q35:2p23-->2p11:2q37-->2qter) karyotype. Subsequent FISH and RT-PCR analysis confirmed the ALK-ATIC chimeric fusion in tumor cells. This is the first evidence of a variant rearrangement involving the ATIC gene in IMT and the first cytogenetic description of an IMT originating from the urinary bladder.
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ISSN: 1045-2257
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Clinical Genetics Section (-)
Molecular Genetics Section (-)
Laboratory for Genetics of Malignant Disorders
Department of Human Genetics - miscellaneous
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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