malignant fibrous histiocytoma amplified sequence 1
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Identified in a human 8p amplicon, this gene is a potential oncogene whose expression is enhanced in some malignant fibrous histiocytomas (MFH). The primary structure of its product includes an ATP/GTP-binding site, three leucine zipper domains, and a leucine-rich tandem repeat, which are structural or functional elements for interactions among proteins related to the cell cycle, and which suggest that overexpression might be oncogenic with respect to MFH. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
A chromosomal aberration involving MFHAS1 may be a cause of B-cell lymphoma. Translocation t(8;14)(p23.1;q21) with a cryptic exon named '14q21 element'. The resulting fusion protein named 'chimeric MASL1' is tumorigenic in nude mice.