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Disruption of the murine p53 gene by insertion of an endogenous retrovirus-like element (ETn) in a cell line from radiation-induced osteosarcoma.

Virology 200, 837-841 (1994)
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The mammalian genome harbors a large number of endogenous retroviruses and retrovirus-like elements. Increasing evidence is found that such elements can be activated and act as insertional mutagens. The activation of endogenous retroviral elements can be induced by a variety of environmental factors including irradiation. We have observed the insertion of a murine endogenous retrovirus-like ETn element into intron 4 of the p53 gene in an osteosarcoma cell line derived from a radiation-induced osteosarcoma. The insertion resulted in a p53-ETn-p53 fusion mRNA, a novel form of p53 mutation. This is the first report on insertion of an endogenous retroviral element into the p53 tumor suppressor gene. The data suggest that activated endogenous retroviruses and retrovirus-like elements might pose an enhanced risk for individuals exposed to noxae, which activate endogenous retroviral elements.
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Publikationstyp Artikel: Journalartikel
Dokumenttyp Wissenschaftlicher Artikel
ISSN (print) / ISBN 0042-6822
e-ISSN 0042-6822
Zeitschrift Virology
Quellenangaben Band: 200, Heft: 2, Seiten: 837-841 Artikelnummer: , Supplement: ,
Verlag Elsevier
Begutachtungsstatus Peer reviewed