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 FUS BA
Break Apart Probe
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- 100 µl (10 Tests)
XL FUS BA is designed as a break apart probe. The orange labeled probe hybridizes proximal to the breakpoint in the FUS gene region at 16p11, 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.
Myxoid liposarcomas (MLS) are accounting for about 30% of liposarcomas and represent approximately 10% of adult soft tissue sarcomas. Patients with MLS showing progression to round-cell morphology have an inferior outcome. The most common aberration in MLS is the translocation t(12;16)(q13;p11) with a frequency of about 95% and to a much lesser extend t(12;22)(q13;q12), in which FUS is not involved. These reciprocal translocations are resulting in the generation of FUS-DDIT3 and EWSR1-DDIT3 fusion genes, respectively. As FUS is also involved in the development of low-grade fibromyxoid sarcoma with the rearrangement t(7;16)(q33;p11), FUS rearrangements are not highly specific for the detection of MLS. Human models of sarcomagenesis suggest that the FUS-DDIT3 fusion gene impedes with adipogenic differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells and thereby contributes to the development of liposarcoma.
- 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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