The amplification units in human tumors containing amplified myc genes were examined. The amplification unit in all cases consisted of a large genomic region coamplified with the coding region of the myc genes themselves. In eight independent neuroblastomas containing N-myc amplifications, the amplification unit was highly conserved among the different neuroblastomas, with some neuroblastomas containing almost identical units. In contrast, five tumor cell lines containing c-myc amplifications exhibited amplification units that were more variable in size (90 to 300 kilobases) and sequence content; at least three different patterns of c-myc amplification units could be discerned.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America|
|State||Published - 1986|
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