P53 mutations and microsatellite analysis of loss of heterozygosity in malignant gliomas

Mirna Tenan, Bruno M. Colombo, Bianca Pollo, Laura Cajola, Giovanni Broggi, Gaetano Finocchiaro

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Abstract

We have studied alterations of the p53 gene in 27 patients with malignant gliomas. Loss of heterozygosity (LOH) was investigated by microsatellite analysis in 23 patients (22 informative) and detected in nine. Exons 5 through 9 were amplified by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) in these nine patients: alterations were found in five cases (three missense mutations, one non-sense mutation, and one putative deletion), while in four the DNA sequence was normal. In the four patients where LOH could not be studied, the p53 sequence from tumor DNA was normal. These results indicate that microsatellite analysis is a convenient tool for LOH detection at the p53 locus and that mutations of the p53 gene are present in only part of the patients with LOH, implying the possibility that another tumor suppressor gene is located in the proximity of the p53 locus.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)139-143
Number of pages5
JournalCancer Genetics and Cytogenetics
Volume74
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cancer Research
  • Genetics
  • Molecular Biology

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