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Overexpression of N-ras oncogene and epidermal growth factor receptor gene in human glioblastomas.

Five human glioblastoma cell lines were analyzed for oncogene activation with a panel of probes. Abnormal expression of the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFr) gene was detected in four of five lines; N-ras oncogene overexpression was found in all five cell lines. These results were subsequently confirmed with fresh brain tumor and nonneoplastic brain tissue biopsy samples; increased expression of the N-ras proto-oncogene was observed in five of five glioblastomas, all of which also showed EGFr gene overexpression, but not in well-differentiated gliomas or in nonneoplastic brain tissue specimens. No significant differences in Ha-ras and Ki-ras expression were observed. Preliminary histochemical observations showed that intracellular levels of transforming growth factor alpha, a putative biochemical link between these two oncogenes, were significantly higher in glioblastoma cells than in controls.[1]


  1. Overexpression of N-ras oncogene and epidermal growth factor receptor gene in human glioblastomas. Gerosa, M.A., Talarico, D., Fognani, C., Raimondi, E., Colombatti, M., Tridente, G., De Carli, L., Della Valle, G. J. Natl. Cancer Inst. (1989) [Pubmed]
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