Neochromosomes In Well Differentiated Liposarcoma

Grant number: 1004022 | Funding period: 2011 - 2013



Neochromosomes (NCs) are large chromosomes which are not usually found in a normal cell. Well differentiated liposarcoma (WDLPS) is a tumour which is almost universally associated with the presence of NCs. We are using the approach of purifying the NC from a series of WDLPS cell lines, and using new techniques to derive the DNA sequence of the neochromosome. We will use this information to identify the genetic factors on the NC which are involved in the initiation or progression of WDLPS.