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 DDIT3 BA
Break Apart Probe
- Order Number
- Package Size
- 100 µl (10 Tests)
Histological similarities and a subset of common immunohistochemical features make the diagnosis of soft tissue neoplasms challenging. Several entities characterizing reciprocal translocations have been identified and FISH based assays specific for the detection of these aberrations have become a valuable tool in diagnostics today. Myxoid/round cell liposarcoma (MRCLS) is the most common liposarcoma with an increased incidence in the extremities. Compared to other liposarcomas, MRCLS has a greater tendency for metastasis. It is characterized by the reciprocal translocation t(12;16)(q13;p11) which is present in up to 95% of cases. The resulting FUS-DDIT3 fusion protein has oncogenic potential and interferes with adipogenic differentiation. A paralog of FUS with high sequence homology is the EWS RNA Binding Protein 1 (EWSR1). EWSR1 is an alternative translocation partner of DDIT3 and the resulting fusion protein EWSR1-DDIT3, originating from t(12;22)(q13;q12), accounts for <5% of MRCLS cases. DDIT3 rearrangements are highly specific for MRCLS due to the presence of FUS-DDIT3 or EWSR1-DDIT3 fusion genes.
- Solid Tumors (Solid Tumors)
Two green-orange colocalization/fusion signals (2GO).
Aberrant Cell (typical results):
One green-orange colocalization/fusion signal (1GO), one separate green (1G) and orange (1O) signal each resulting from a chromosome break in the respective locus.
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