The origins of the initial mutations in sporadic retinoblastoma were explored using polymorphic markers from chromosome 13q. The paternal chromosome was maintained in 3 of 3 informative bilateral tumors which had undergone reduction to homozygosity for regions of this chromosome. The paternal chromosome was maintained in 7 of 8 informative unilateral tumors which likewise demonstrated a reduction of homozygosity. These data are in contrast to previously published studies of chromosome retention in unilateral retinoblastoma [Dryja, T. P., Mukai, S., Petersen, R., Rapaport, J. M., Walton, D., and Yandel, D. W. Nature (Lond.), 339: 556-558, 1989; Zhu, Z., Dunn, J. M., Phillips, R. A., Goddard, A. D., Paton, K. E., Becker, A., and Gallie, B. L. Nature (Lond.), 340: 312-313, 1989] and provide the first evidence that genomic imprinting may play a role in this disease.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Cell growth & differentiation : the molecular biology journal of the American Association for Cancer Research|
|State||Published - Sep 1990|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology
- Cell Biology