Journal article

Triple-color FISH analysis of 12p amplification in testicular germ-cell tumors using 12p band-specific painting probes

O Henegariu, GH Vance, D Heiber, M Pera, NA Heerema

JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR MEDICINE-JMM | SPRINGER VERLAG | Published : 1998

Abstract

Forty-nine surgical specimens and nine germ cell tumor lines were analyzed by triple-color FISH using microdissected probes for the cytogenetic bands of chromosome arm 12p (12p11.2, p12, and p13). FISH analysis demonstrated amplification of material from all three bands in all tumors. This amplification was in the form of increased copy number of 12p or i(12p) and/or 12p amplified regions (AMP12p). The number of copies of 12p was variable (4-11 copies) from case to case but tended to remain relatively constant in all clones of the same tumor, even when the amplification took the form of an amplified region composed of 12p material. In tumors with multiple clones, i(12p) and AMP12p were never..

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