alexa Serum lactate dehydrogenase isoenzyme 1 activity in patients with testicular germ cell tumors correlates with the total number of copies of the short arm of chromosome 12 in the tumor.
Genetics & Molecular Biology

Genetics & Molecular Biology

Journal of Stem Cell Research & Therapy

Author(s): Finn Edler von Eyben, Willem E de Graaff, Jan Marrink, Ole Blaabjerg, Dirk Th Sleijfer, Heimen Schraffordt Koops, J Wolter Oosterhuis

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The aim of our study was to assess the relationship between the serum lactate dehydrogenase isoenzyme 1 (S-LDH-1) activity in patients with testicular germ cell tumors and the number of copies of the short arm of chromosome 12 (12p) present in tumor. Twenty-seven adult patients with measurable tumor lesions were studied. Twenty-five had three or more copies of chromosome 12 per cell in the tumors. Nineteen had one or more copies of a specific chromosomal abnormality, an isochromosome of the short arm of chromosome 12, i(12p). Fourteen had increased S-LDH-1 levels. S-LDH-1 activity correlated significantly with the product of total tumor volume and the total number of copies of the short arm of chromosome 12 present per cell (total tumor 12p). We conclude that the total number of copies of the short arm of chromosome 12 in the tumors is most probably a factor contributing to the LDH-1 activity released from the tumors.

This article was published in Mol Gen Genet and referenced in Journal of Stem Cell Research & Therapy

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