Cancer, Genetics, and Cytogenetics. 2006 Oct 1;170(1):65-8. [Link]

Pei J, Kruger WD, Testa JR.

Human Genetics Program, Fox Chase Cancer Center, 333 Cottman Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19111.

Abstract

Single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) mapping arrays were used to perform DNA copy number analysis of five human cancer cell lines (four malignant mesotheliomas; one non-small cell lung carcinoma) to identify and map the end-points of deletions of 9p. All five cell lines exhibited homozygous deletions encompassing the CDKN2A (alias INK4A/ARF) and CDKN2B loci. The DNA analysis profiles demarcated precisely two different, but overlapping, deletions in each mesothelioma cell line, but the lung cancer cells showed two copies of a single deletion. In the latter cell line, allele analysis revealed that virtually all SNPs for chromosome 9 were homozygous, suggestive of uniparental disomy. These findings demonstrate the utility of SNP-based mapping arrays for high-resolution analysis of genomic imbalances in cancer cells.