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Identification of the tuberous sclerosis gene TSC1 on chromosome 9q34

van Slegtenhorst, Marjon, de Hoogt, Ronald, Hermans, Caroline, Nellist, Mark, Janssen, Bart, Verhoef, Senno, Lindhout, Dick, van den Ouwenland, Ans, Halley, Dicky, Young, Janet, Burley, Mariwyn, Jeremiah, Steve, Woodward, Karen, Nahmias, Joseph, Fox, Margaret, Ekong, Rosemary, Osborne, John, Wolfe, Jonathan, Povey, Sue, Snell, Russell G., Cheadle, Jeremy Peter, Jones, Alistair C., Tachataki, Maria, Ravine, David, Sampson, Julian Roy, Reeve, Mary Pat, Richardson, Paul, Wilmer, Friederike, Munro, Cheryl, Hawkins, Trevor L., Sepp, Tiina, Ali, Johari B. M., Ward, Susannah, Green, Andrew J., Yates, John R. W., Kwiatkowska, Jolanta, Henske, Elizabeth P., Short, M. Priscilla, Haines, Jonathan H., Jowziak, Sergiusz and Kwiatkowski, David J. 1997. Identification of the tuberous sclerosis gene TSC1 on chromosome 9q34. Science 277 (5327) , pp. 805-808. 10.1126/science.277.5327.805

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Abstract

Tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) is an autosomal dominant disorder characterized by the widespread development of distinctive tumors termed hamartomas. TSC-determining loci have been mapped to chromosomes 9q34 (TSC1) and 16p13 (TSC2). TheTSC1 gene was identified from a 900-kilobase region containing at least 30 genes. The 8.6-kilobase TSC1transcript is widely expressed and encodes a protein of 130 kilodaltons (hamartin) that has homology to a putative yeast protein of unknown function. Thirty-two distinct mutations were identified inTSC1, 30 of which were truncating, and a single mutation (2105delAAAG) was seen in six apparently unrelated patients. In one of these six, a somatic mutation in the wild-type allele was found in a TSC-associated renal carcinoma, which suggests that hamartin acts as a tumor suppressor.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Publisher: American Association for the Advancement of Science
ISSN: 0036-8075
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 06:30
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/61135

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