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AID is required for c-myc/IgH chromosome translocations in vivo.

Chromosome translocations between c-myc and immunoglobulin (Ig) are associated with Burkitt's lymphoma in humans and with pristane- and IL6-induced plasmacytomas in mice. These translocations frequently involve Ig switch regions, suggesting that they might be the result of aberrant Ig class switch recombination (CSR). However, a direct link between CSR and chromosome translocations has not been established. We have examined c-myc/IgH translocations in IL6 transgenic mice that are mutant for activation induced cytidine deaminase (AID), the enzyme that initiates CSR. Here we report that AID is essential for the c-myc/IgH chromosome translocations induced by IL6.[1]


  1. AID is required for c-myc/IgH chromosome translocations in vivo. Ramiro, A.R., Jankovic, M., Eisenreich, T., Difilippantonio, S., Chen-Kiang, S., Muramatsu, M., Honjo, T., Nussenzweig, A., Nussenzweig, M.C. Cell (2004) [Pubmed]
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