Activation of a cellular oncogene by DNA rearrangement: Possible involvement of an IS-like element

Gideon Rechavi*, David Givol, Eli Canaani

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Abstract

The cellular oncogene c-mos is rearranged in a mouse myeloma and the tumour mRNA contains transcripts hybridizing with a v-mos probe. The rearranged gene (rc-mos) was cloned in λ phage and shown to transform mouse fibroblasts in transfection assays. rc-mos differs from its progenitor, c-mos, only at the 5′ end of the gene, where c-mos sequences have been substituted by a novel cellular DNA fragment. This fragment contains a 159-base pair (bp) insertion sequence (IS)-like element localized immediately 5′ to the junction with c-mos. This is the first demonstration in a non-virally-induced tumour of activation of a cellular oncogene by a mechanism possibly involving DNA transposition.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)607-611
Number of pages5
JournalNature
Volume300
Issue number5893
DOIs
StatePublished - 1982
Externally publishedYes

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