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Amplification of the STOML3, FREM2, and LHFP Genes Is Associated with Mesenchymal Differentiation in Gliosarcoma.
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PMID:  22538188     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Gliosarcoma is a rare glioblastoma variant characterized by a biphasic tissue pattern with alternating areas that display either glial (glial fibrillary acidic protein-positive) or mesenchymal (reticulin-positive) differentiation. Previous analyses have shown identical genetic alterations in glial and mesenchymal tumor areas, suggesting that gliosarcomas are genetically monoclonal, and mesenchymal differentiation was considered to reflect the elevated genomic instability of glioblastomas. In the present study, we compared genome-wide chromosomal imbalances using array comparative genomic hybridization in glial and mesenchymal tumor areas of 13 gliosarcomas. The patterns of gain and loss were similar, except that the gain at 13q13.3-q14.1 (log(2) ratio >3.0), containing the STOML3, FREM2, and LHFP genes, which was restricted to the mesenchymal tumor area of a gliosarcoma. Further analyses of 64 cases of gliosarcoma using quantitative PCR showed amplification of the STOML3, FREM2, and LHFP genes in 14 (22%), 10 (16%), and 7 (11%) mesenchymal tumor areas, respectively, but not in glial tumor areas. Results of IHC analysis confirmed that overexpression of STOML3 and FREM2 was more extensive in mesenchymal than in glial tumor areas. These results suggest that the mesenchymal components in a small fraction of gliosarcomas may be derived from glial cells with additional genetic alterations.
Masaya Nagaishi; Young-Ho Kim; Michel Mittelbronn; Felice Giangaspero; Werner Paulus; Benjamin Brokinkel; Anne Vital; Yuko Tanaka; Yoichi Nakazato; Catherine Legras-Lachuer; Joel Lachuer; Hiroko Ohgaki
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of pathology     Volume:  180     ISSN:  1525-2191     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Pathol.     Publication Date:  2012 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-04-27     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370502     Medline TA:  Am J Pathol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1816-23     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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Copyright © 2012 American Society for Investigative Pathology. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
International Agency for Research on Cancer, Lyon, France; International Agency for Research on Cancer, Gunma University, Gunma, Japan.
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