Multiple allelic deletions and intratumoral genetic heterogeneity in MEN1 pancreatic tumors
2001 (English)In: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, ISSN 0021-972X, E-ISSN 1945-7197, Vol. 86, no 3, 1355-1361 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 (MEN1) is an inherited syndrome with multiple tumors of the endocrine pancreas, the parathyroid, the pituitary, and other tissues. The MEN1 gene at 11q13 is homozygously mutated in the majority of MEN1 tumors. Here we present a genome-wide loss of heterozygosity (LOH) screening of 23 pancreatic lesions, one duodenal tumor, and one thymic carcinoid from 13 MEN1 patients. Multiple allelic deletions were found. Fractional allelic loss varied from 6-75%, mean 31%. All pancreatic tumors displayed LOH on chromosome 11, whereas the frequency of losses for chromosomes 3, 6, 8, 10, 18, and 21 was over 30%. Different lesions from individual patients had discrepant patterns of LOH. Intratumoral heterogeneity was revealed, with chromosome 6 and 11 deletions in most tumor cells, whereas other chromosomal loci were deleted in portions of the analyzed tumor. Chromosome 6 deletions were mainly found in lesions from patients with malignant features. Fractional allelic loss did not correlate to malignancy or to tumor size. Our findings indicate that MEN1 pancreatic tumors fail to maintain DNA integrity and demonstrate signs of chromosomal instability.
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2001. Vol. 86, no 3, 1355-1361 p.
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-63429DOI: 10.1210/jc.86.3.1355PubMedID: 11238532OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-63429DiVA: diva2:91340