Ewing's sarcoma/PNET, a tumor of the bone and soft tissue, is one of the most common causes of tumor death among youths. This tumor does not have specific phenotypes, but does have characteristic chromosomal translocations. Furthermore, the expression of EWS/FLI-1 or EWS/ERG chimeric genes was found to be generated through a t(11;22)(q24;q12) or a t(21;22)(q22;q12) translocation. In this study, we identified a new chimera gene between the transactivation domain of EWS and E1A-F, encoding the adenovirus E1A enhancer-binding protein. Since E1A-F is known to activate matrix metalloproteinase genes, the chimera gene may possibly be involved in tumor progression and could be a novel tumor marker for Ewing's sarcoma/PNET.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications|
|State||Published - Feb 15 1996|