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t(4;12)(p16;p13) ETV6/FGFR3

Written2005-08Jean-Loup Huret
Genetics, Dept Medical Information, University of Poitiers; CHU Poitiers Hospital, F-86021 Poitiers, France

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Clinics and Pathology

Disease Peripheral T-cell lymphoma
Epidemiology only one case to date, a 63 yr old female patient
Prognosis no data


Additional anomalies were found

Genes involved and Proteins

Gene NameFGFR3 (Fibroblast Growth Factor Receptor 3)
Location 4p16.3
Protein 115 kDa; contains, from N-term to C- term: an extracellular domain with a signal sequence and 3 Ig-like loops, a transmembrane domain, and an intracellular domain with 2 tyrosine kinase domains. FGFR3 is a fibroblast growth factor receptor with tyrosine kinase activity; binding of ligand (FGF) induces receptor dimerization, autophosphorylation and signal transduction
Gene NameETV6 (ets variant 6)
Location 12p13.2
Protein 53 and 57 kDa; contains, from N-term to C- term, an helix -loop-helix (HLH) domain (or"sterile alpha domain" SAM) responsible ofr dimerization, and a sequence specific DNA-binding domain (ETS domain); binds to 5' CCGGAAGT 3'; ETV6 is a member of the ETS family of transcription factors; transcriptional repressor

Result of the chromosomal anomaly

Hybrid gene
Description 5' ETV6-3'FGFR3; splicing variants (1618 and 1767 bp); the 1767 bp variant is an in frame fusion of ETV6 exon 5 to FGFR3 exon 10; both breakpoints are within exons; no reciprocal transcript.
Fusion Protein
Description contains, from N-term to C- term, the HLH domain of ETV6 fused to the tyrosine kinase domains of FGFR3

To be noted

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Fusion of ETV6 to fibroblast growth factor receptor 3 in peripheral T-cell lymphoma with a t(4;12)(p16;p13) chromosomal translocation.
Yagasaki F, Wakao D, Yokoyama Y, Uchida Y, Murohashi I, Kayano H, Taniwaki M, Matsuda A, Bessho M
Cancer research. 2001 ; 61 (23) : 8371-8374.
PMID 11731410


This paper should be referenced as such :
Huret, JL
Atlas Genet Cytogenet Oncol Haematol. 2006;10(1):16-16.
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Other genes implicated (Data extracted from papers in the Atlas) [ 1 ]

Genes ETV6

Translocations implicated (Data extracted from papers in the Atlas)

 t(4;12)(p16;p13) ETV6/FGFR3

External links

ETV6 (12p13.2) FGFR3 (4p16.3)

ETV6 (12p13.2) FGFR3 (4p16.3)

Mitelman databaset(4;12)(p16;p13)
arrayMap (UZH-SIB Zurich)[select an item]
Mitelman databaseETV6/FGFR3 [MCList]  ETV6 (12p13.2) FGFR3 (4p16.3)
TICdbETV6/FGFR3  ETV6 (12p13.2) FGFR3 (4p16.3)
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