1p36/1q25 and 19q13/19p13 Deletion Probe Kit
Deletions of the 1p36.32 region including the TP73 (tumor protein 73) gene and deletions of the 19q13.33 region including the GLTSCR1 and GLTSCR2 (glioma tumor suppressor candidate region genes 1 and 2) genes are frequently reported in cases of glial tumours.
Astrocytomas and oligodendrogliomas are the most common gliomas that arise from glial cells. They make up about 40% of all CNS tumours1 and more than 60% of primary brain cancers2.
Concurrent losses, ‘co-deletion’, of the 1p36.32 and 19q13.33 regions are reported in approximately 80% of oligodendrogliomas, two-thirds of anaplastic oligodendrogliomas, as well as subsets of oligoastrocytomas and anaplastic oligoastrocytomas3,4; the majority of these losses have been shown to be mediated by the presence of an unbalanced t(1;19)(q10;p10) translocation. The presence of a 1p and 19q co-deletion is a strong prognostic factor in these diseases, where it is associated with improved prognosis and responsiveness to therapy5.
1p and 19q co-deletion has also been shown to occur in a subset of extraventricular neurocytomas, and may be associated with aggressive histology in these tumours6.
The quality and reproducibility of results using the Cytocell kit has been vital in accurately detecting co-deletions in our glioma investigations. We now have a cost-effective test that we can rely on that is also easy to use and interpret. We've been consistently impressed with this kit - not to mention the support offered by OGT's customer service, and have completely transitioned over to Cytocell probes. Gavin Cuthbert FRCPath, Head of Cancer Cytogenetics at the Northern Genetics Service in Newcastle, UK
1. GLOBOCAN CBTRUS (2004). Central Brain Tumor Registry of the United States.
2. Thompson L., Ear Nose Throat J. 2006 Feb;85(2):74.
3. Vogazianou AP et al.,Neuro Oncol. 2010 Jul;12(7):664–78.
4. Bromberg JEC. et al., Oncol. 2009. 14:155-163.
5. Jenkins RB et al., Cancer Res 2006;66(20):9852-61.
6. Rodriguez FJ et al., Brain Pathol 2009;19(4):623-9.
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This product is intended to be used on formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissues.
*Disease information supported by the literature and is not a reflection of the intended purpose of this product.