We have performed an analysis of ras, c-myc, c-myb, c-erbB1 and c-erbB2 oncogenes in 100 surgical samples of human breast carcinomas. No point mutations have been detected at the 12th codon of c-Ha-ras and c-Ki-ras in 40 and 65 breast cancer DNAs, respectively. One out of 65 samples showed a 50-fold amplication of c-Ha-ras that, however, was not overexpressed. Alterations in the structure of c-myc, c-myb c-erbB1 and c-erbB2 oncogenes were sporadically observed. In 20 tumour samples, the study of expression of a series of oncogenes revealed that c-Ha-ras was the predominantly transcribed gene among the ras gene family whereas c-fos appeared the most constantly and significantly expressed nuclear oncogene.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||British Journal of Cancer|
|Publication status||Published - 1988|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cancer Research