A mixed myxoid/round cell liposarcoma was macrodissected in its 2 histologic components and investigated for genetic differences between its low-grade myxoid and the high-grade round-cell region. For both, we failed to detect p53 gene mutations, loss of heterozygosity at the p53 or Rb genes, and p53 protein expression. The round-cell component showed a high telomerase activity, and an elevated c-myc mRNA and protein expression. The myxoid component was characterized by a lack of telomerase activity and low c-myc mRNA expression, and immunohistochemistry failed to detect the c-myc protein. There was a higher Mib-1 proliferation index in the round-cell portion. The same specific translocation t(12;16) and the fusion transcript type II in both components confirmed the close relationship between myxoid and round- cell liposarcomas. Telomerase activity and increased c-myc expression seem to be helpful molecular markers for characterizing tumor progression in myxoid liposarcoma.
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - 1999|
- c-myc expression
- Myxoid liposarcoma
- Telomerase activity
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pathology and Forensic Medicine