Comprehensive genome-wide comparison of DNA and RNA level scan using microarray technology for identification of candidate cancer-related genes in the HL-60 cell line

Cancer Genet Cytogenet. 2003 Nov;147(1):28-35. doi: 10.1016/s0165-4608(03)00155-9.


Genome-wide scans for DNA and RNA changes in the HL-60 cell line relative to normal leukocytes were conducted. Microarray-based comparative genome hybridization (CGH) studies were performed with the Spectral Genomics Human Bacterial Artificial Chromosome (BAC) 3MB system. Transcriptional measurements of approximately 12,500 human genes were monitored using Affymetrix U95A GeneChips. In HL-60, genomic DNA amplification of the 8q24 locus, trisomy 18, and deletions at loci 5q11.2 approximately q31, 6q12, 9p21.3 approximately p22, 10p12 approximately p15, 14q22 approximately q31, 17p12 approximately p13.3, and monosomy X were detected. After obtaining locus information about the RNA transcripts from the Affymetrix database, 4368 genes were stratified both according to status of RNA expression and the DNA copy number of their designated loci. The expression level of 2326 (53.25%) of 4368 transcripts is concordant with DNA copy number. Examples of specific, highly expressed, cancer-associated genes in amplified loci include SERPINB10, MYC, TYMS, HEC, and EPB41L3, while CD14, GZMK, TCF7, FOS, MLH3, CTNNA1, IRF1, VIM, CRK, MAP3K1, STAM, MAX, SFRG5, ENC1, PURA, MNT, RASA1, GLRX, UBE2B, NR3C1, PTENP1, BS69, COPEB, SKIP, PIM2, and MIC2 represent cancer-associated genes in deleted loci with decreased expression. The complementary usage of genome-wide DNA and RNA scans should enhance the identification of candidate genes in the neoplastic process.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Chromosome Aberrations*
  • Chromosome Deletion
  • Chromosome Mapping*
  • DNA, Neoplasm / genetics*
  • Female
  • Genome, Human*
  • HL-60 Cells
  • Humans
  • In Situ Hybridization, Fluorescence
  • Leukemia, Promyelocytic, Acute / genetics*
  • Oligonucleotide Array Sequence Analysis
  • RNA, Neoplasm / genetics*
  • Trisomy


  • DNA, Neoplasm
  • RNA, Neoplasm