Translocation involving 1p and 17q is a recurrent genetic alteration of human neuroblastoma cells

Am J Hum Genet. 1994 Aug;55(2):334-40.


Human neuroblastoma cells often are monosomic for the distal portion of 1p (1p36). We report that the deleted 1p material in cells of neuroblastoma lines is preferentially replaced by material from chromosome 17, resulting from an unbalanced 1;17 translocation. Chromosome 17 often acquires instability, followed by the integration of fragments into various marker chromosomes. As a consequence, 17q material can increase over 17p material. The nonrandom frequency of 1;17 translocations appears to indicate an as-yet-undefined contribution to neuroblastoma development.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Chromosome Banding
  • Chromosome Deletion
  • Chromosomes, Human, Pair 1*
  • Chromosomes, Human, Pair 17*
  • Humans
  • In Situ Hybridization, Fluorescence
  • Neuroblastoma / genetics*
  • Translocation, Genetic*
  • Tumor Cells, Cultured