Spontaneous expression of fra(11)(q23) in a patient with Ewing's sarcoma and t(11;22)(q23;q11)

Susanne M. Gollin*, Linda J. Perrot, Brian A. Gray, Morris Kletzel

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Cytogenetic analysis of a Ewing's sarcoma revealed a 46,XX,t(8;18)(q11;q21.3), t(11;22)(q23-24;q11-12) chromosome pattern. Observation of t(11;22) is consistent with other reported cases of Ewing's sarcoma. One breakpoint in this translocation, 11q23, coincides with the location of a folate-sensitive fragile site. Examination of peripheral blood leukocyte chromosomes from the patient revealed a 46,XX chromosome pattern with spontaneous, fluorodeoxyuridine-, and Bactrim-induced expression of fra(11)(q23). This may be the first demonstration of constitutional fra(11)(q23) expression in a patient with a neoplasm that exhibits a chromosome rearrangement involving this breakpoint and the first observation of spontaneous expression of this fragile site. These results provide a basis for discussion of the relationship between fragile sites and chromosome rearrangements.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)331-339
Number of pages9
JournalCancer Genetics and Cytogenetics
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - Feb 15 1986

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics
  • Cancer Research


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