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t(19;22)(q13;q12) Translocation Leading to the Novel Fusion Gene EWSRI-ZNF444 in Soft Tissue Myoepithelial Carcinoma

Brandal, Petter; Panagopoulos, Ioannis LU ; Bjerkehagen, Bodil and Heim, Sverre (2009) In Genes, Chromosomes and Cancer 48(12). p.1051-1056
Abstract
Myoepithelial neoplasms of soft tissue have only recently been acknowledged as a separate diagnostic entity. To know based on histological appearance whether these tumors are benign or malignant is often difficult, and their tumorigenic mechanisms remain poorly understood. We report a myoepithelial carcinoma with an aberrant near-diploid karyotype, 43 similar to 47,XX,add(1)(p34)x2,add(3)(q27)x2,del(12)(q22),+add(18)(p11)x2,del(22)(q 11),+r, found in cells cultured from a lung metastasis. The deletion in 22q led us to search by molecular cytogenetic means for possible EWSRI rearrangements, and eventually a novel chimeric gene consisting of the 5'-end of EWSRI (22q12) and the 3'-end of ZNF444 (19q13) was found. How the new fusion gene... (More)
Myoepithelial neoplasms of soft tissue have only recently been acknowledged as a separate diagnostic entity. To know based on histological appearance whether these tumors are benign or malignant is often difficult, and their tumorigenic mechanisms remain poorly understood. We report a myoepithelial carcinoma with an aberrant near-diploid karyotype, 43 similar to 47,XX,add(1)(p34)x2,add(3)(q27)x2,del(12)(q22),+add(18)(p11)x2,del(22)(q 11),+r, found in cells cultured from a lung metastasis. The deletion in 22q led us to search by molecular cytogenetic means for possible EWSRI rearrangements, and eventually a novel chimeric gene consisting of the 5'-end of EWSRI (22q12) and the 3'-end of ZNF444 (19q13) was found. How the new fusion gene contributes to tumorigenesis is unknown, but the finding of an EWSRI rearrangement suggests that this, possibly even the EWSRI-ZNF444, is a defining pathogenetic feature of at least a subset of these tumors. (C) 2009 Wiley-Liss, Inc. (Less)
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  abstract     = {Myoepithelial neoplasms of soft tissue have only recently been acknowledged as a separate diagnostic entity. To know based on histological appearance whether these tumors are benign or malignant is often difficult, and their tumorigenic mechanisms remain poorly understood. We report a myoepithelial carcinoma with an aberrant near-diploid karyotype, 43 similar to 47,XX,add(1)(p34)x2,add(3)(q27)x2,del(12)(q22),+add(18)(p11)x2,del(22)(q 11),+r, found in cells cultured from a lung metastasis. The deletion in 22q led us to search by molecular cytogenetic means for possible EWSRI rearrangements, and eventually a novel chimeric gene consisting of the 5'-end of EWSRI (22q12) and the 3'-end of ZNF444 (19q13) was found. How the new fusion gene contributes to tumorigenesis is unknown, but the finding of an EWSRI rearrangement suggests that this, possibly even the EWSRI-ZNF444, is a defining pathogenetic feature of at least a subset of these tumors. (C) 2009 Wiley-Liss, Inc.},
  author       = {Brandal, Petter and Panagopoulos, Ioannis and Bjerkehagen, Bodil and Heim, Sverre},
  issn         = {1045-2257},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {12},
  pages        = {1051--1056},
  publisher    = {John Wiley & Sons},
  series       = {Genes, Chromosomes and Cancer},
  title        = {t(19;22)(q13;q12) Translocation Leading to the Novel Fusion Gene EWSRI-ZNF444 in Soft Tissue Myoepithelial Carcinoma},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/gcc.20706},
  volume       = {48},
  year         = {2009},
}