Array CGH analysis in primary human renal tumors, categorized by VHL genotype and HIF-alpha expression
ABSTRACT: Human renal cell carcinomas (RCC) have differential expression of HIF-1alpha and HIF-2alpha, depending on VHL genotype and other events. Here, we have divided a series of RCC samples based on HIF-alpha expression, in order to examine levels of genomic DNA aberration. Keywords: Patient Sample Study Overall design: A total of 57 frozen RCC samples were stained for HIF-1alpha and HIF-2alpha, and genotyped for VHL. 10 VHL-deficient/HIF-1alpha+/HIF-2alpha+ and 11 VHL-deficient/HIF-2alpha+ tumors were selected for array CGH.