Yeast artificial chromosome and radiation hybrid map of loci in chromosome band 8p22, a common region of allelic loss in multiple human cancers

Robert Bookstein, Alina Levy, Donal MacGrogan, Tracey B. Lewis, Jean Weissenbach, Peter O’Connell, Robin J. Leach

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Polymorphic alleles at loci such as LPL (lipoprotein lipase) and MSR (macrophage scavenger receptor) in chromosome band 8p22 are frequently lost during the genesis of several types of human cancer, including colorectal, non-small cell lung, hepatocellular, and prostatic carcinomas. A physical map of 31 published or novel probes and sequence-tagged sites in this genetic region was constructed using a radiation hybrid panel and the CEPH (Centre d’Etude du Polymorphisme Humain) yeast artificial chromosome (YAC) library. Thirty-six overlapping YACs defined a physical order for the following polymorphic markers: tel-D8S26-D8S511-D8S549-MSR-D8S254-D8S233-D8S261-D8S21-LPL-D8S258-cen. These maps unify small consensus regions of allelic loss on chromosome 8p defined by restriction fragment length polymorphisms with more informative PCR-based polymorphisms and widely available YAC mapping resources.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)317-323
Number of pages7
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Nov 15 1994


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  • Genetics

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