Cancer Genes

Chromosome 3

Author(s): Saurav Panicker and Satish Ramalingam * .

Pp: 52-70 (19)

DOI: 10.2174/9789815080292123010006

* (Excluding Mailing and Handling)


Myriad genes in the genome have been implicated in cancer. However, a focused compilation of genes from the same chromosome would provide a valuable detailed yet succinct catalog for researchers, advantageous in quickly understanding the leading roles played by these genes in cancer. This chapter fulfills the above aim of furnishing a pocket dictionary- like a concise yet meticulous explanation of many genes from Chromosome 3, describing these genes’ functional essentialities in various cancers. Such a judicious collection of genes from a single chromosome is probably the first of its kind. The multiple inputs in this chapter from Chromosome 3 include oncogenes (BCL6, RAF1), tumor suppressor genes (SRGAP3, FHIT), transcription factors (FOXP1, MITF), fusion genes (MECOM), and many other types. With approximately 1085 genes spanning 198 million base pairs, Chromosome 3 constitutes 6.5% of the total DNA.

Keywords: Ductal carcinoma, Glioma, Leukemia, Melanoma, MicroRNA, Neuroblastoma, Oncogene, Oncoprotein, Prostate cancer, Stem cells, Tumorigenesis.

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