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

Revised: 16 November 2015, last major update June 2005

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PubMed Search: N-myc [title]

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Definition / General
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