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Minor changes: 7 March 2019

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PubMed Search: N-myc [title]

Nat Pernick, M.D.
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Cite this page: Pernick N. N-myc. website. Accessed August 12th, 2020.
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)

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