Article Text

Download PDFPDF

Malignant fibrous histiocytomas and H-ras-1 oncogene point mutations.
  1. P Rieske,
  2. J Bartkowiak,
  3. A Szadowska,
  4. M Debiec-Rychter
  1. Department of Molecular Biology, Medical University of Lódz, Poland.


    AIMS: To investigate the types and the frequencies of H-ras-1 gene mutations in malignant fibrous histiocytomas. METHODS: Thirty five samples of malignant fibrous histiocytoma tissue were searched for point mutations within "hot spot" codons 12 and 13 of the H-ras-1 oncogene by the specific "nested" polymerase chain reaction followed by restriction fragment length polymorphism (PCR-RFLP) and a direct cycle sequencing procedure. RESULTS: In contrast to previous reports, none of the tumours contained a point mutation or any other changes within or around the hot spot gene sequences. CONCLUSIONS: These data indicate that H-ras-1 oncogenic activation is not required in the molecular pathway of malignant fibrous histiocytoma formation and cannot be used as a discriminating factor for diagnostic sarcoma typing.

    Statistics from

    Request Permissions

    If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.