Isolation of DNA sequences amplified at chromosome 19q13.1-q13.2 including the AKT2 locus in human pancreatic cancer

Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 1996 Aug 23;225(3):968-74. doi: 10.1006/bbrc.1996.1280.


In the human pancreatic cancer cell line PANC1, we detected several DNA fragments with abnormally intensified signals by restriction landmark genomic scanning. Major five of these fragments were cloned. All of the cloned fragments were mapped at the 19q13.1-13.2 region where the AKT2 oncogene was located. Southern blotting using the cloned DNA fragments and a fragment of AKT2 cDNA as probes revealed that the AKT2 gene was amplified in 3 of 12 pancreatic cancer cell lines analyzed including PANC1 and in 3 of 20 primary pancreatic cancers. The AKT2 gene was overexpressed in the 3 cell lines with the amplified gene. The results suggest that the AKT2 gene is a candidate oncogene activated by amplification in some human pancreatic cancers.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Base Sequence
  • Chromosome Mapping
  • Chromosomes, Human, Pair 19 / genetics*
  • Cloning, Molecular
  • DNA Primers / genetics
  • DNA Probes / genetics
  • DNA, Neoplasm / genetics*
  • DNA, Neoplasm / isolation & purification
  • Gene Amplification
  • Gene Expression
  • Humans
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Oncogene Proteins / genetics*
  • Oncogenes*
  • Pancreatic Neoplasms / genetics*
  • Polymerase Chain Reaction
  • Protein-Serine-Threonine Kinases / genetics*
  • Proto-Oncogene Proteins c-akt
  • Proto-Oncogene Proteins*
  • Sequence Tagged Sites
  • Tumor Cells, Cultured


  • DNA Primers
  • DNA Probes
  • DNA, Neoplasm
  • Oncogene Proteins
  • Proto-Oncogene Proteins
  • AKT2 protein, human
  • Protein-Serine-Threonine Kinases
  • Proto-Oncogene Proteins c-akt