Cryptic terminal chromosome rearrangements in colorectal carcinoma cell lines detected by subtelomeric FISH analysis.

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Epithelial tumour karyotypes are often difficult to study by standard cytogenetic methods because of poor chromosome preparation quality and the high complexity of their genomic rearrangements. Subtelomeric fluorescence in situ hybridisation (FISH) has proved to be a useful method for detecting cryptic constitutional chromosomal rearrangements but little is known about its usefulness for tumour cytogenetic analysis. Using a combination of chromosome banding, multicolour karyotyping and subtelomeric FISH, five colorectal cancer cell lines were characterised. The resulting data were compared to results from previous studies by comparative genomic hybridisation and spectral karyotyping or multicolour FISH. Subtelomeric FISH made it possible to resolve several highly complex chromosome rearrangements, many of which had not been detected or were incompletely characterised by the other methods. In particular, previously undetected terminal imbalances were found in the two cell lines not showing microsatellite instability. Copyright (c) 2006 S. Karger AG, Basel


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  • Medical Genetics
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)257-262
JournalCytogenetic and Genome Research
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Publication categoryResearch

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