Accession Number:

ADA459222

Title:

Characterization of Novel Genes Within 8p11-12 Amplicon in Breast Cancer

Descriptive Note:

Annual summary rept. 1 Jun 2005-31 May 2006

Corporate Author:

WAYNE STATE UNIV DETROIT MI

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2006-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

The development of breast cancer is associated with gene amplification and overexpression that are believed to have a causative role in oncogenesis. An important challenge in breast cancer research is to identify and characterize these genetic changes. Focal amplifications involving chromosome 8p11-p12 occur in approximately 15-20 of primary, uncultured human breast cancers. Recently, we have undertaken a detailed genomic and expression analysis of the 8p11-p12 amplicon in breast cancer cell lines and identified several novel candidate genes including TC-1 and FLJ14299. We observed that TC-1 is located at the common core-amplified domain of the 8p11-12 region and overexpressed in the subset of breast cancer cells. Furthermore, we have found that TC-1 has properties of an oncogene TC-1 expression in normal mammary epithelial cell line MCF10A increases growth rate and allows growth in soft agar. Notably, suppression of TC-1 expression by siRNA inhibited cell proliferation in TC-1 over expressing breast cancer cell lines. Our recent date also suggested that TC-1 over-expression.

Subject Categories:

  • Genetic Engineering and Molecular Biology
  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE