Author: Nat Pernick, M.D. (see Authors page)

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PubMed Search: N-myc [title]

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Definition / general
  • Also called MYCN, gene at 2p24
  • Amplified gene forms double minutes and homogenously staining regions, and produces excessive N-myc protein
  • Neuroblastoma:
    • Amplification (> 10 copies by Southern blot or FISH) associated with poor prognosis and 1p36.3 deletions
Molecular / cytogenetics images

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MYCN (2p24) / AFF3 (2q11)