Tumor-specific loss of 11p15.5 alleles in del11p13 Wilms tumor and in familial adrenocortical carcinoma

I. Henry, S. Grandjouan, P. Couillin, F. Barichard, C. Huerre-Jeanpierre, Thomas M Glaser, T. Philip, G. Lenoir, J. L. Chaussain, C. Junien

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Abstract

We have compared constitutional and tumor genotypes in nine cases of hereditary Wilms tumor (WT) and in three unrelated cases of familial adrenocortical carcinoma (ADCC). Since susceptibility to these tumors can be observed in malformation syndromes associated with a constitutional deletion of band 11p13 (WT) and with a constitutional duplication of band 11p15.5 (WT, ADCC), we investigated these two candidate regions by using 11p polymorphic markers. As expected, somatic chromosomal events, resulting in a loss of heterozygosity limited to region 11p15.5, were observed in the tumor of two familial cases of adrenocortical carcinoma. Surprisingly, however, analysis of the WT of two patients with a constitutional deletion of band 11p13, associated with aniridia, genitourinary abnormalities, and mental retardation (WAGR syndrome), revealed a loss of heterozygosity limited to region 11p15.5. These data therefore suggest that observation of a specific loss of heterozygosity may not necessarily point to the site of the initial germinal mutation. Together with previous similar observations of a loss of heterozygosity limited to 11p15.5 in breast cancer and in rhabdomyosarcoma, our data suggest that region 11p15.5 may carry a non-tissue-specific gene that could be involved in genetic predisposition, in tumor progression, or in both.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3247-3251
Number of pages5
JournalProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Volume86
Issue number9
StatePublished - 1989
Externally publishedYes

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    Henry, I., Grandjouan, S., Couillin, P., Barichard, F., Huerre-Jeanpierre, C., Glaser, T. M., Philip, T., Lenoir, G., Chaussain, J. L., & Junien, C. (1989). Tumor-specific loss of 11p15.5 alleles in del11p13 Wilms tumor and in familial adrenocortical carcinoma. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 86(9), 3247-3251.