Sabine Girod

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  • CGH-detected DNA sequence copy number amplifications can be confirmed by interphase-FISH: New possibilities for prognostic approaches in oral squamous cell carcinomas INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR MEDICINE Taubald, A., Liehr, T., Ries, J., Girod, S., Hassfurter, E., GEBHART, E. 1998; 2 (5): 555-560

    Abstract:

    In order to control the data obtained by comparative genomic hybridization (CGH) on DNA sequence copy number amplifications, 20 oral squamous cell carcinomas (SCC) were subjected to interphase fluorescence in situ hybridization (I-FISH) examination using specific DNA probes for the oncogenes int2 and erbB-2, and the corresponding centromeric probes of chromosomes 11 and 17. In all cases characterized by distinct peaks of the CGH profile on the critical chromosomal segment 11q13, these data could be clearly substantiated by the I-FISH analyses using the int2 probe and estimating the signal index, the int2/centromer 11 relation, and the fraction of nuclei with high int2 signal numbers. In addition, I-FISH detected smaller cell fractions with high signal numbers (and/or signal clusters) in some tumors which were not definitely conspicuous in CGH. In contrast to int2, erbB-2 amplification apparently does not play a major role in oral SCCs, as the blurred peaks of CGH profiles on chromosome 17ql 1.2-q12 corresponded well with the findings of I-FISH using the erbB-2 probe. Gain of a whole chromosome 17 is apparently a rather common feature of these tumors. In conclusion, the combination of interphase FISH with oncogene-specific probes and CGH is regarded as a valuable means of practical molecular cytogenetic analysis of oral SCCs which could eventually achieve high practical importance in the pathologic analysis of these tumors and in prognosis of their development.

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