Fusion of SYT to two genes, SSX1 and SSX2, encoding proteins with homology to the Kruppel-associated box in human synovial sarcoma

Crew, A. Jayne, Clark, Jeremy, Fisher, Cyril, Gill, Sandra, Grimer, Robert, Mitchell, Philip, Chand, Aarti, Shipley, Janet, Gusterson, Barry A. and Cooper, Colin S. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2013-8042 (1995) Fusion of SYT to two genes, SSX1 and SSX2, encoding proteins with homology to the Kruppel-associated box in human synovial sarcoma. EMBO Journal, 14 (10). pp. 2333-2340. ISSN 0261-4189

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Abstract

We demonstrate that the cytogenetically defined translocation t(X;18)(p11.2;q11.2) found in human synovial sarcoma results in the fusion of the chromosome 18 SYT gene to either of two distinct genes, SSX1 or SSX2, at Xp11.2. The SSX1 and SSX2 genes encode closely related proteins (81% identity) of 188 amino acids that are rich in charged amino acids. The N-terminal portion of each SSX protein exhibits homology to the Kruppel-associated box (KRAB), a transcriptional repressor domain previously found only in Kruppel-type zinc finger proteins. PCR analysis demonstrates the presence of SYT-SSX1 or SYT-SSX2 fusion transcripts in 29 of 32 of the synovial sarcomas examined, indicating that the detection of these hybrid transcripts by PCR may represent a very useful diagnostic method. Sequence analysis has demonstrated heterogeneity in the fusion transcripts with the formation of two distinct SYT-SSX1 fusion junctions and two distinct SYT-SSX2 fusion junctions.

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Additional Information: A correction to this article has been issued: https://doi.org/10.1002/j.1460-2075.1995.tb00229.x The author list on the original article was incomplete; Dr Philp Mitchell was omitted. The full author list is given here.
Uncontrolled Keywords: kruppel-associated box,ssx oncogene,synovial sarcoma,syt oncogene,t(x;18) translocation,neuroscience(all),molecular biology,biochemistry, genetics and molecular biology(all),immunology and microbiology(all) ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/2800
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
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Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2022 16:31
Last Modified: 19 Jul 2022 08:30
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/86510
DOI: 10.1002/j.1460-2075.1995.tb07228.x

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