Molecular characterization of the 1p22 breakpoint region spanning the constitutional translocation breakpoint in a neuroblastoma patient with a t(1;10)(p22;q21)

Terry Roberts, Olga Chernova, John K. Cowell

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To characterize the breakpoint in a neuroblastoma patient with a constitutional rearrangement we have constructed a yeast artificial chromosome (YAC) contig extending approximately 6 Mbp in the chromosome 1p22 region that spans the D1S435 and D1S236 loci. This contig has been confirmed by the coincidence of a number of markers in different overlapping YACs. For several of these YACs the overlap was demonstrated following the isolation and sequencing of end clones from which STS markers were generated. The majority of the YACs have been shown not to be chimeric either through the analysis of somatic cell hybrids or fluorescence in situ hybridization. Following the establishment of the contig we have been able to construct a physical map of the region that incorporates six STS and three newly assigned eSTS markers. The generation of this physical map has allowed the reordering of markers in the genetic linkage map for 1p. The physical order is; tel- D1S435-D1S188-D1S424-D1S236-D1D415-D1S420. With the reordering of D1S435 we have been able to join this contig with another reported previously, thereby generating a well characterized 15 Mbp YAC contig in the 1p22-31 region. The 6 Mbp contig described here spans the chromosome I constitutional translocation breakpoint seen in a patient with a t(1;10)(p22;q21) and who had a stage 4S neuroblastoma. YAC fragmentation has been used to define a 200 Kb region within this contig containing the 1p22 breakpoint. Restriction enzyme analysis demonstrates that there are three NotI sites in this region, one of which lies close to the translocation breakpoint site.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)10-20
Number of pages11
JournalCancer Genetics and Cytogenetics
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1998
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics
  • Cancer Research

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