A modified AFLP (amplified fragment length polymorphism) method was employed to isolate genes differentially expressed in renal carcinogenesis of Tsc2 gene mutant (Eker) rats. One gene, selected for further investigation, was named ″Niban″ (″second″ in Japanese), because it is the second new gene to be found after Erc (expressed in renal carcinoma) in our laboratory. Importantly, ″Niban″ is well expressed even in small primary rat Eker renal tumors, more than in progressed cell lines, and is also expressed in human renal carcinoma cells, but not in normal human or rat kidneys. Chromosome assignment was to RNO 13 in the rat, and HSA 1. This ″Niban″ gene is a candidate as a marker for renal tumor, especially early-stage renal carcinogenesis.
|ジャーナル||Japanese Journal of Cancer Research|
|出版物ステータス||Published - 2000|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cancer Research