The meeting of the German Society of Human Genetics (gfh) was held in Weimar, Germany this week and of course the attendees had the opportunity to visit the joined booth of MetaSystems and MetaSystems Probes. Main topics of the exhibition have been the latest advancements of the Neon case and imaging platform and RapidHyb, the revolutionary fast hybridization times of MetaSystems Probes' FISH probes.
XL MYC BA
Break Apart Probe
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- Package Size
- 100 µl (10 Tests)
The XL MYC BA probe is designed as a break apart probe. The orange labeled probe hybridizes proximal to the breakpoint in the MYC gene region at 8q24, the green labeled probe hybridizes distal to the breakpoint.
This probe is intended for methanol/acetic-acid fixed cells and tissue sections.
Probe map details based on UCSC Genome Browser GRCh37/hg19. Map components not to scale.
Translocations involving MYC are observed in diffuse large-B-cell lymphoma, follicular lymphoma, mantle cell lymphoma, and other lymphomas. In Burkitt Lymphoma the MYC gene, located at 8q24, is activated by a translocation next to an immunoglobulin constant gene. Most frequently MYC is positioned near the immunoglobulin heavy-chain (IGH) constant region on chromosome 14q32. However in some tumors, MYC can also be positioned near the light-chain region on chromosome 2p11 (IGK) or 22q11 (IGL). In addtion other translocation partners have been identified (e.g. BCL11A, PAX5, ZCCHC7).
The XL MYC probe is designed as a break apart probe with two probes juxtaposed and differently labeled. The proximal and distal region is sufficiently large to achieve intense signals also on paraffin-embedded tissue sections. The wide gap between the orange and green part of this probe allows for the detection of the t(2;8) translocation as well as t(8;14) and t(8;22).
- Non-Hodgkin Lymphomas (NHL)
- Solid Tumors (Solid Tumors)
Two green-orange (2GO) fusion signals.
Aberrant Cell (typical results):
One green (1G), one orange (1O), and one green-orange (1GO) fusion signal, indicating a chromosome break in the MYC locus.
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- Einerson et al (2006) Leukemia 20: 1790-1799
- Bertrand et al (2007) Leukemia 21: 515-523