Structural analysis of the human nov proto-oncogene and expression in Wilms tumor

Oncogene. 1994 Sep;9(9):2729-32.


We have cloned and sequenced the nov gene (novH) which is the homolog of the chicken nov proto-oncogene overexpressed in avian nephroblastomas. The novH gene is highly conserved and encodes a putative IGF-binding protein similar to that of chicken. We report that relative to autologous normal kidney expression of novH is elevated in Wilms tumors containing predominantly stromal elements and is inversely correlated in these tumors to the expression of WT1. Our results suggest that the regulation of IGFII expression by WT1 and increase of novH in Wilms tumors might be interrelated and represent a key element in tumor development in human.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Amino Acid Sequence
  • Base Sequence
  • Carrier Proteins / genetics*
  • DNA-Binding Proteins / genetics
  • Gene Expression
  • Humans
  • Insulin-Like Growth Factor Binding Proteins
  • Kidney Neoplasms / genetics*
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Proto-Oncogenes*
  • Receptor, IGF Type 1 / genetics
  • WT1 Proteins
  • Wilms Tumor / genetics*


  • Carrier Proteins
  • DNA-Binding Proteins
  • Insulin-Like Growth Factor Binding Proteins
  • WT1 Proteins
  • Receptor, IGF Type 1

Associated data

  • GENBANK/X78351
  • GENBANK/X78352
  • GENBANK/X78353
  • GENBANK/X78354