Published in Cancer Weekly, January 17th, 2006
According to a study from the United States, "The seminoma class of testicular germ cell tumor ((TGCT) are characterized by a morphological resemblance to primordial germ cells (PGCs) or gonocytes, and chromosome duplications at 12p.
"Recently, it was determined that human embryonic stern cells (hESCs) express genes in common with PGCs, and that three of these genes, CDF3, STELLAR, and NANOG, are located on 12p."
"The current study was designed to identify whether expression of these 12p genes were elevated in seminoma...
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