Patent application title: Methods and Compositions for the Diagnosis of Cancer Susceptibilities and Defective DNA Repair Mechanisms and Treatment Thereof
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Inc. (Boston, MA, US)
Alan D. D'Andrea (Winchester, MA, US)
Toshiyasu Taniguchi (Boston, MA, US)
Oregon Health And Science University (Portland, OR, US)
Edward A. Fox (Boston, MA, US)
Cynthia Timmers (Columbus, OH, US)
Markus Grompe (Portland, OR, US)
Oregon Health and Science University
DANA-FARBER CANCER INSTITUTE, INC.
IPC8 Class: AG01N3368FI
Class name: Involving antigen-antibody binding, specific binding protein assay or specific ligand-receptor binding assay assay in which an enzyme present is a label heterogeneous or solid phase assay system (e.g., elisa, etc.)
Publication date: 2013-06-20
Patent application number: 20130157294
Methods and compositions for the diagnosis of cancer susceptibilities,
defective DNA repair mechanisms and treatments thereof are provided.
Among sequences provided here, the FANCD2 gene has been identified, and
probes and primers are provided for screening patients in genetic-based
tests and for diagnosing Fanconi Anemia and cancer. The FANCD2 gene can
be targeted in vivo for preparing experimental mouse models for use in
screening new therapeutic agents for treating conditions involving
defective DNA repair. The FANCD2 polypeptide has been sequenced and has
been shown to exist in two isoforms identified as FANCD2-S and the
monoubiquinated FANCD-L form. Antibodies including polyclonal and
monoclonal antibodies have been prepared that distinguish the two
isoforms and have been used in diagnostic tests to determine whether a
subject has an intact Fanconi Anemia/BRCA pathway.
42. A method of determining the response of a cell from a subject to an agent capable of inducing DNA damage, comprising: a) providing a tissue sample from said subject; b) inducing DNA damage in the cells of said tissue sample; and c) detecting FANCD2 ubiquitination or FANCD2 foci formation in said cells, wherein a low level of FANCD2 ubiquitination or FANCD2 foci formation detected in c) as compared to the level of FANCD2 ubiquitination or FANCD2 foci formation in a control cell indicates that said cell will respond to said agent.
43. The method of claim 42, wherein said cell is a cancer cell.
44. The method of claim 43, wherein said cancer is breast cancer, ovarian cancer, or prostate cancer.
45. The method of claim 42, wherein DNA damage is induced in said control cell before FANCD2 ubiquitination or FANCD2 foci formation is detected in said control cell.
46. The method of claim 42, wherein said DNA damage in b) is induced by an agent selected from the group consisting of ethidium bromide, acridine orange, free radicals, ionizing radiation, and UV radiation.
47. The method of claim 42, wherein said detection in c) comprises an immunological method.
48. The method of claim 47, wherein said immunological method is immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescence, or immunoblotting.
49. The method of claim 42, wherein said agent is cisplatin.
50. The method of claim 43, wherein said ubiquitination is monoubiquitination.
51. A method of detecting a ubiquitinated FANCD2, comprising: a) providing one or more cells from a subject; b) inducing DNA damage in said cells; and c) detecting said ubiquitinated FANCD2 in said cells by an immunological assay.
52. The method of claim 51, wherein said immunological assay is immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescence, or immunoblotting.
53. The method of claim 51, wherein said ubiquitinated FANCD2 is a monoubiquitinated.
 This application is a continuation of U.S. application Ser. No. 12/749,419, filed Mar. 29, 2010, pending, which is a continuation of U.S. application Ser. No. 10/165,099, filed Jun. 6, 2002, abandoned, which is a continuation-in-part of U.S. application Ser. No. 09/998,027, filed Nov. 2, 2001, abandoned, which in turn claims priority from U.S. Provisional Application No. 60/245,756, filed Nov. 3, 2000. The entire contents of each of the above applications are incorporated herein by reference.
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 The present invention relates to the diagnosis of cancer susceptibilities in subjects having a defect in the FANCD2 gene and the determination of suitable treatment protocols for those subjects who have developed cancer. Animal models with defects in the FANCD2 gene can be used to screen for therapeutic agents.
 Fanconi Anemia (FA) is an autosomal recessive cancer susceptibility syndrome characterized by birth defects, bone marrow failure and cancer predisposition. Cells from FA patients display a characteristic hypersensitivity to agents that produce interstrand DNA crosslinks such as mitomycin C or diepoxybutane. FA patients develop several types of cancers including acute myeloid leukemias and cancers of the skin, gastrointestinal; and gynecological systems. The skin and gastrointestinal tumors are usually squamous cell carcinomas. At least 20% of patients with FA develop cancers. The average age of patients who develop cancer is 15 years for leukemia, 16 years for liver tumors and 23 years for other tumors. (D'Andrea et al., Blood, (1997) Vol. 90, p. 1725, Garcia-Higuera et al., Curr. Opin. Hematol., (1999) Vol. 2, pp. 83-88 and Heijna et al., Am. J. Hum. Genet. Vol. 66, pp. 1540-1551).
 FA is genetically heterogeneous. Somatic cell fusion studies have identified at least seven distinct complementation groups (Joenje et al., (1997) Am. J. Hum. Genet., Vol. 61, pp. 940-944 and Joenje et al., (2000) Am. J. Hum. Genet, Vol. 67, pp. 759-762). This observation has resulted in the hypothesis that the FA genes define a multicomponent pathway involved in cellular responses to DNA cross-links. Five of the FA genes (FANCA, FANCC, FANCE, FANCF and FANCG) have been cloned and the FANCA, FANCC and FANCG proteins have been shown to form a molecular complex with primarily nuclear localization. FANCC also localizes in the cytoplasm. Different FA proteins have few or no known sequence motifs with no strong homologs of the FANCA, FANCC, FANCE, FANCF, and FANCG proteins in non-vertebrate species. FANCF has weak homology of unknown significance to an E. Coli RNA binding protein. The two most frequent complementation groups are FA-A and FA-C which together account for 75%-80% of FA patients. Multiple mutations have been recognized in the FANCA gene that span 80 kb and consists of at least 43 exons. FANCC has been found to have 14 exons and spans approximately 80 kb. A number of mutations in the FANCC gene have been identified which are correlated with FA of differing degrees of severity. FA-D has been identified as a distinct but rare complementation group. Although FA-D patients are phenotypically distinguishable from patients from other subtypes, the FA protein complex assembles normally in FA-D cells (Yamashita et al., (1998) P.N.A.S., Vol. 95, pp. 13085-13090).
 The cloned FA proteins encode orphan proteins with no sequence similarity to each other or to other proteins in GenBank and no functional domains are apparent in the protein sequence. Little is known regarding the cellular or biochemical function of these proteins.
 Diagnosis of FA is complicated by the wide variability in FA patient phenotype. Further confounding diagnosis, approximately 33% of patients with FA have no obvious congenital abnormalities. Moreover, existing diagnostic tests do not differentiate FA carriers from the general population. The problems associated with diagnosis are described in D'Andrea et al., (1997). Many cellular phenotypes have been reported in FA cells but the most consistent is hypersensitivity to bifunctional alkylating agents such as mitomycin C or diepoxybutane. These agents produce interstrand DNA cross-links (an important class of DNA damage).
 Diagnosing cancer susceptibility is complicated because of the large number of regulatory genes and biochemical pathways that have been implicated in the formation of cancers. Different cancers depending on how they arise and the genetic lesions involved may determine how a subject responds to any particular therapeutic treatments. Genetic lesions that are associated with defective repair mechanisms may give rise to defective cell division and apoptosis which in turn may increase a patient's susceptibility to cancer. FA is a disease condition in which multiple pathological outcomes are associated with defective repair mechanisms in addition to cancer susceptibility.
 An understanding of the molecular genetics and cell biology of Fanconi Anemia pathway can provide insights into prognosis, diagnosis and treatment of particular classes of cancers and conditions relating to defects in DNA repair mechanisms that arise in non-FA patients as well as FA patients.
SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION
 The invention features a method of diagnosing or determining if a patient has cancer or is at increased risk of cancer, where the method includes testing a Fanconi Anemia/BRCA pathway gene for the presence of a cancer-associated defect, where said presence of one or more cancer-associated defects is indicative of cancer or an increased risk of cancer in said patient. The cancer can be breast, ovarian, or prostate cancer, or other forms of cancer. The cancer-associated defect can be one which results in a reduction in the ratio of FANC D2-L relative to FANC D2-S as compared to the ratio in a patient without one or more cancer-associated defects in a Fanconi Anemia/BRCA pathway gene.
 The invention also features a method of diagnosing or determining if a patient has cancer or is at increased risk of cancer, where the method includes testing a Fanconi Anemia/BRCA pathway protein for the presence of a cancer-associated defect, where said presence of a cancer-associated defect is indicative of cancer or an increased risk of cancer in said patient. The cancer can be breast, ovarian, or prostate cancer, or other forms of cancer.
 An another aspect, the invention features a method of diagnosing or determining if a patient is at increased risk of developing cancer, where the method includes the steps of (a) providing a tissue sample from said patient; (b) inducing DNA damage in the cells of said tissue sample; and (c) assaying for the presence of FANC D2-S and FANC D2-L proteins in said cells; wherein a reduction in the ratio of FANC D2-L to FANC D2-S is indicative that said patient is at increased risk of developing cancer. The cancer can be breast, ovarian, or prostate cancer, or other forms of cancer. The patient can be known or not known to have any previously-known cancer-associated defects in the BRCA-1 or BRCA-2 genes. A plurality of such tissue samples can be distributed on or in an array.
 An another aspect, the invention features a method of determining if a patient has cancer, or is at increased risk of developing cancer, where the patient has no known cancer causing defect in the BRCA 1 or BRCA-2 genes, where the method comprises the steps of: (a) providing a DNA sample from said patient; (b) amplifying the FANC D2 gene from said patient with the FANC D2 gene-specific polynucleotide primers of SEQ ID NOs:115-186; (c) sequencing the amplified FANC D2 gene; and (d) comparing the FANC D2 gene sequence from said patient to a reference FANC D2 gene sequence, where a discrepancy between the two gene sequences indicates the presence of a cancer-associated defect; where the presence of one or more cancer-associated defects indicates said patient has cancer or is at an increased risk of developing cancer. The cancer can be breast, ovarian, or prostate cancer, or other forms of cancer. The patient can be known or not known to have any previously-known cancer-associated defects in the BRCA-1 or FANC-D1/BRCA-2 genes. A plurality of such tissue samples can be distributed on or in an array. SEQ ID NOs: 115-186 are matched sets of primers, as shown in Table 7, with the odd-numbered primers being forward primers, and the even-numbered primers being reverse primers. Primers can also be used from different pairs, to make new pairings of primers, e.g., SEQ ID NO:115 can be used with SEQ ID NO:118, etc. By "discrepancy" is meant a difference between the two sequences, where the difference is know to be associated with cancer.
 In a further aspect, the invention features a method of screening for a chemosensitizing agent, where the method comprises the steps of: (a) providing a potential inhibitor of the Fanconi Anemia/BRCA pathway; (b) providing a tumor cell line that is resistant to one or more anti-neoplastic agents; (c) contacting said tumor cell line and said potential inhibitor of the Fanconi Anemia/BRCA pathway and said one or more anti-neoplastic agents; and (d) measuring the growth rate of said tumor cell line in the presence of said inhibitor of the Fanconi Anemia/BRCA pathway and said anti-neoplastic agent; where a reduced growth rate of the tumor cell line, relative to cells of the tumor cell line in the presence of the anti-neoplastic agent and the absence of said inhibitor of the Fanconi Anemia/BRCA pathway, is indicative that the potential inhibitor is a chemosensitizing agent. The potential inhibitors of the Fanconi Anemia/BRCA pathway can be screened on a microarray, where the microarray contains addresses containing one or more cells that are resistant to one or more anti-neoplastic agents. The potential inhibitor of the Fanconi Anemia/BRCA pathway can be an inhibitor of the ubiquitination of the FANC D2 protein. The anti-neoplastic agent can be cisplatin. The tumor cell line can be an ovary cancer cell line.
 In another aspect, the invention features a method of treating a patient having a cancer, where the cancer is resistant to a anti-neoplastic agent, where the method comprises the step of administering a therapeutically effective amount of an inhibitor of the Fanconi Anemia/BRCA pathway together with said anti-neoplastic agent. The anti-neoplastic agent can be cisplatin. The potential inhibitor of the Fanconi Anemia/BRCA pathway can be an inhibitor of the ubiquitination of the FANC D2 protein. The tumor cell line can be an ovary cancer cell line.
 In an additional aspect, the invetion features a method for screening for a cancer therapeutic, where the method comprises the steps of: (a) providing one or more cells containing a Fanconi Anemia/BRCA pathway gene having one or more cancer associated defects; (b) growing said cells in the presence of a potential cancer therapeutic; and (c) determining the rate of growth of said cells in the presence of said potential cancer therapeutic relative to the rate of growth of equivalent cells grown in the absence of said potential cancer therapeutic; where a reduced rate of growth of said cells in the presence of said potential cancer therapeutic, relative to the rate of growth of equivalent cells grown in the absence of said potential cancer therapeutic, indicates that the potential cancer then is a cancer therapeutic. The cells can contain a Fanconi Anemia/BRCA pathway gene having one or more cancer associated defects are distributed in a array, or several such genes.
 The invention also features a method of predicting the efficacy of a therapeutic agent in a cancer patient, where the method comprises the steps of: (a) providing a tissue sample from said cancer patient who is being treated with said therapeutic agent; (b) inducing DNA damage in the cells of said tissue sample; and (c) detecting the presence of FANC D2-L protein in said cells; where the presence of FANC D2-L is indicative of a reduced efficacy of said therapeutic agent in said cancer patient. The therapeutic agen can be an anti-neoplastic agent, e.g., can be cisplatin. Alternatively, in step (c), one can detect both FANC-D2-S and FANC-D2-L, where a reduction in the ratio of FANC D2-L relative to FANC D2-S as compared to the ratio in a non-cancer patient indicates reduced efficacy.
 The invention also features a method of determining resistance of tumor cells to an anti-neoplastic agent, comprising the steps of (a) providing a tissue sample from a patient who is being treated with an anti-neoplastic agent; (b) inducing DNA damage in the cells of said tissue sample; and (c) determining the methylation state of a Fanconi Anemia BRCA pathway gene; where methylation of a Fanconi Anemia/BRCA gene is indicative of resistance of the tumor cells to an anti-neoplastic agent. The Fanconi Anemia/BRCA gene can be the FANC F gene. The anti-neoplastic agent can be cisplatin.
 The invention also features a kit for detecting defects in the FANC D2 gene, comprising a polynucleotide primer pair specific for the FANC D2 gene, a reference FANC D2 gene sequence and packaging materials therefore.
 The invention also features a kit for detecting the presence of FANC D2-L, comprising a FANC D2-L-specific antibody and packaging materials therefore.
 The invention also features a kit for determining the methylation state of a Fanconi Anemia/BRCA pathway gene, comprising FANC D2 polynucleotide primer pairs and probes, a control unmethylated reference FANC D2 gene sequence and packaging materials therefore.
 The invention also features a kit for screening for a chemosensitizing agent, comprising a tumor cell line that is resistant to one or more anti-neoplastic agents and packaging materials therefore. The tumor cell line can be an ovary tumor cell line, e.g., a cisplatin resistant ovary tumor cell line. The anti-neoplastic agent can be cisplatin.
 The invention also features a microarray containing one or more nucleic acid sequences from one or more Fanconi Anemia/BRCA pathway genes. The genes can be on 15 selected from the group consisting of: ATM, FANC A, FANC B, FANC C, FANC D1, FANC D2, FANC E, FANC F and FANC G.
 The invention also features the use of such a microarray in a method of determining if a patient has cancer, or is at increased risk of developing cancer, where the method comprises the steps of (a) providing the microarray; (b) providing a nucleic acid sample from said patient; (c) hybridizing said nucleic acid sample to said nucleic acid sequences from the Fanconi Anemia/BRCA pathway on said microarray; and (d) detecting the presence of mutations in the Fanconi Anemia/BRCA pathway genes in the nucleic acid sample from said patient; where detecting the presence of mutations is indicative of a patient who has cancer, or is at increased risk of developing cancer.
 In a one embodiment of the invention there is provided an isolated nucleic acid molecule that includes a polynucleotide selected from (a) a nucleotide sequence encoding a polypeptide having an amino acid sequence as shown in SEQ ID NO:4; (b) a nucleotide sequence at least 90% identical to the polynucleotide of (b); (c) a nucleotide sequence complementary to the polynucleotide of (b); (d) a nucleotide sequence at least 90% identical to the nucleotide sequence shown in SEQ ID NO:5-8, 187-188; and (e) a nucleotide sequence complementary to the nucleotide sequence of (d). The polynucleotide may be an RNA molecule or a DNA molecule, such as a cDNA.
 In another embodiment of the invention, an isolated nucleic acid molecule is provided that consists essentially of a nucleotide sequence encoding a polypeptide having an amino acid sequence sufficiently similar to that of SEQ ID NO:4 to retain the biological property of conversion from a short form to a long form of FANCD2 in the nucleus of a cell for facilitating DNA repair. Alternately, the isolated nucleic acid molecule consists essentially of a polynucleotide having a nucleotide sequence at least 90% identical to SEQ ID NO:9-191 or complementary to a nucleotide sequence that is at least 90% identical to SEQ ID NO:9-191.
 In an embodiment, a method is provided for making a recombinant vector that includes inserting any of the isolated nucleic acid molecules described above into a vector. A recombinant vector product may be made by this method and the vector may be introduced to form a recombinant host cell into a host cell.
 In an embodiment of the invention, a method is provided for making an FA-D2 cell line, that includes (a) obtaining cells from a subject having a biallelic mutation in a complementation group associated with FA-D2; and (b) infecting the cells with a transforming virus to make the FA-D2 cell line where the cells may be selected from fibroblasts and lymphocytes and the transforming virus selected from Epstein Barr virus and retrovirus. The FA-D2 cell line may be characterized by determining the presence of a defective FANDC2 in the cell line for example by performing a diagnostic assay selected from (i) a Western blot or nuclear immunofluorescence using an antibody specific for FANCD2 and (ii) a DNA hybridization assay.
 In an embodiment of the invention, a recombinant method is provided for producing a polypeptide, that includes culturing a recombinant host cell wherein the host cell includes any of the isolated nucleic acid molecules described above.
 In an embodiment of the invention, an isolated polypeptide, including an amino acid sequence selected from (a) SEQ ID NO:4; (b) an amino acid sequence at least 90% identical to (a); (c) an amino acid sequence which is encoded by a polynucleotide having a nucleotide sequence which is at least 90% identical to at least one of SEQ ID NO:5-8, 187-188; (d) an amino acid sequence which is encoded by a polynucleotide having a nucleotide sequence which is at least 90% identical to a complementary sequence to at least one of SEQ ID NO:5-8, 187-188; and (e) a polypeptide fragment of (a)-(d) wherein the fragment is at least 50 aminoacids in length.
 The isolated polypeptide may be encoded by a DNA having a mutation selected from nt 376A to G, nt 3707G to A, nt 904C to T and nt 958C to T. Alternatively, the polypeptide may be characterized by a polymorphism in DNA encoding the polypeptide, the polymorphism being selected from nt 1122A to 0, nt 1440T to C, nt 1509C to T, nt 2141C to T, nt 2259T to C, nt 4098T to G, nt 4453G to A. Alternatively, the polypeptide may be characterized by a mutation at amino acid 222 or amino acid 561.
 In an embodiment of the invention, an antibody preparation is described having a binding specificity for a FANCD2 protein where the antibody may be a monoclonal antibody or a polyclonal antibody and wherein the FANCD2 may be FANCD2-S or FANCD2-L.
 In an embodiment of the invention, a diagnostic method is provided for measuring FANCD2 isoforms in a biological sample where the method includes (a) exposing the sample to a first antibody for forming a first complex with FANCD2-L and optionally a second antibody for forming a second complex with FANCD2-S; and (b) detecting with a marker, the amount of the first complex and the second complex in the sample. The sample may be intact cells or lysed cells in a lysate. The biological sample may be from a human subject with a susceptibility to cancer or having the initial stages of cancer. The sample may be from a cancer in a human subject, wherein the cancer is selected from melanoma, leukemia, astocytoma, glioblastoma, lymphoma, glioma, Hodgkins lymphoma, chronic lymphocyte leukemia and cancer of the pancreas, breast, thyroid, ovary, uterus, testis, pituitary, kidney, stomach, esophagus and rectum. The biological sample may be from a human fetus or from an adult human and may be derived from any of a blood sample, a biopsy sample of tissue from the subject and a cell line. The biological sample may be derived from heart, brain, placenta, liver, skeletal muscle, kidney, pancreas, spleen, thymus, prostate, testis, uterus, small intestine, colon, peripheral blood or lymphocytes. The marker may be a fluorescent marker, the fluorescent marker optionally conjugated to the FANCD2-L antibody, a chemiluminescent marker optionally conjugated to the FANCD2-L antibody and may bind the first and the second complex to a third antibody conjugated to a substrate. Where the sample is a lysate, it may be subjected to a separation procedure to separate FANCD2 isoforms and the separated isoforms may be identified by determining binding to the first or the second FANCD2 antibody.
 In an embodiment of the invention, a diagnostic test is provided for identifying a defect in the Fanconi Anemia pathway in a cell population from a subject, that includes selecting an antibody to FANCD2 protein and determining whether the amount of an FAND2-L isoform is reduced in the cell population compared with amounts, in a wild type cell population; such that if the amount of the FANCD2-L protein is reduced, then determining whether an amount of any of FANCA, FANCB, FANCC, FANCD1, FANCE, FANCF or FANCG protein is altered in the cell population compared with the wild type so as to identify the defect in the Fanconi Anemia pathway in the cell population. In one example, the amount of an isoform relies on a separation of the FANCD2-L and FANCD2-S isoforms where the separation may be achieved by gel electrophoresis or by a migration binding banded test strip.
 In an embodiment of the invention, a screening assay for identifying a therapeutic agent, is provided that includes selecting a cell population in which FAND2-L is made in reduced amounts; exposing the cell population to individual members of a library of candidate therapeutic molecules; and identifying those individual member molecules that cause the amount of FANCD2-L to be increased in the cell population. In one example, the cell population is an in vitro cell population. In another example, the cell population is an in vivo cell population, the in vivo population being within an experimental animal, the experimental animal having a mutant FANCD2 gene. In a further example, the experimental animal is a knock-out mouse in which the mouse FAND2 gene has been replaced by a human mutant FANCD2 gene. In another example, a chemical carcinogen is added to the cell population in which FANCD2 is made in reduced amounts, to determine if any member molecules can cause the amount of FANCD2-L to be increased so as to protect the cells form the harmful effects of the chemical carcinogen.
 In an embodiment of the invention, an experimental animal model is provided in which the animal FANCD2 gene has been removed and optionally replaced by any of the nucleic acid molecules described above.
 In an embodiment of the invention, a method is provided for identifying in a cell sample from a subject, a mutant FANCD2 nucleotide sequence in a suspected mutant FANCD2 allele which comprises comparing the nucleotide sequence of the suspected mutant FANCD2 allele with the wild type FANCD2 nucleotide sequence wherein a difference between the suspected mutant and the wild type sequence identifies a mutant FANCD2 nucleotide sequence in the cell sample. In one example, the suspected mutant allele is a germline allele. In another example, identification of a mutant FANCD2 nucleotide sequence is diagnostic for a predisposition for a cancer in the subject or for an increased risk of the subject bearing an offspring with Fanconi Anemia. In another example, the suspected mutant allele is a somatic allele in a tumor type and identifying a mutant FANCD2 nucleotide sequence is diagnostic for the tumor type. In another example, the nucleotide sequence of the wild type and the suspected mutant FANCD2 nucleotide sequence is selected from a gene, a mRNA and a cDNA made from a mRNA. In another example, comparing the polynucleotide sequence of the suspected mutant FANCD2 allele with the wild type FANCD2 polynucleotide sequence, further includes selecting a FANCD2 probe which specifically hybridizes to the mutant FANCD2 nucleotide sequence, and detecting the presence of the mutant sequence by hybridization with the probe. In another example, comparing the polynucleotide sequence of the suspected mutant FANCD2 allele with the wild type FANCD2 polynucleotide sequence, further comprises amplifying all or part of the FANCD2 gene using a set of primers specific for wild type FANCD2 DNA to produce amplified FANCD2 DNA and sequencing the FANCD2 DNA so as to identify the mutant sequence. In another example, where the mutant FANCD2 nucleotide sequence is a germline alteration in the FANCD2 allele of the human subject, the alteration is selected from the alterations set forth in Table 3 and where the mutant FANCD2 nucleotide sequence is a somatic alteration, in the FANCD2 allele of the human subject, the alteration is selected from the alterations set forth in Table 3.
 In an embodiment of the invention, a method is provided for diagnosing a susceptibility to cancer in a subject which comprises comparing the germline sequence of the FANCD2 gene or the sequence of its mRNA in a tissue sample from the subject with the germline sequence of the FANCD2 gene or the sequence of its mRNA wherein an alteration in the germline sequence of the FANCD2 gene or the sequence of its mRNA of the subject indicates the susceptibility to the cancer. An alteration may be detected in a regulatory region of the FANCD2 gene. An alteration in the germline sequence may be determined by an assay selected from the group consisting of (a) observing shifts in electrophoretic mobility of single-stranded DNA on non-denaturing polyacrylamide gels, (b) hybridizing a FANCD2 gene probe to genomic DNA isolated from the tissue sample, (c) hybridizing an allele-specific probe to genomic DNA of the tissue sample, (d) amplifying all or part of the FANCD2 gene from the tissue sample to produce an amplified sequence and sequencing the amplified sequence, (e) amplifying all or part of the FANCD2 gene from the tissue sample using primers for a specific FANCD2 mutant allele, (f) molecularly cloning all or part of the FANCD2 gene from the tissue sample to produce a cloned sequence and sequencing the cloned sequence, (g) identifying a mismatch between (i) a FANCD2 gene or a FANCD2 mRNA isolated from the tissue sample, and (ii) a nucleic acid probe complementary to the human wild-type FANCD2 gene sequence, when molecules (i) and (ii) are hybridized to each other to form a duplex, (h) amplification of FANCD2 gene sequences in the tissue sample and hybridization of the amplified sequences to nucleic acid probes which comprise wild-type FANCD2 gene sequences, (i) amplification of FANCD2 gene sequences in the tissue sample and hybridization of the amplified sequences to nucleic acid probes which comprise mutant FANCD2 gene sequences, (j) screening for a deletion mutation in the tissue sample, (k) screening for a point mutation in the tissue sample, (l) screening for an insertion mutation in the tissue sample, and (m) in situ hybridization of the FANCD2 gene of said tissue sample with nucleic acid probes which comprise the FANCD2 gene.
 In an embodiment of the invention, a method is provided for diagnosing a susceptibility for cancer in a subject, includes: (a) accessing genetic material from the subject so as to determine defective DNA repair; (b) determining the presence of mutations in a set of genes, the set comprising FAND2 and at least one of FANCA, FANCB, FANCC, FANCD1, FANCDE, FANDF, FANDG, BRACA1 and ATM; and (c) diagnosing susceptibility for cancer from the presence of mutations, in the set of genes.
 In an embodiment of the invention, a method is provided for detecting a mutation in a neoplastic lesion at the FANCD2 gene in a human subject which includes: comparing the sequence of the FANCD2 gene or the sequence of its mRNA in a tissue sample from a lesion of the subject with the sequence of the wild-type FANCD2 gene or the sequence of its mRNA, wherein an alteration in the sequence of the FANCD2 gene or the sequence of its mRNA of the subject indicates a mutation at the FANCD2 gene of the neoplastic lesion. A therapeutic protocol may be provided for treating the neoplastic lesion according to the mutation at the FANCD2 gene of the neoplastic lesion.
 In an embodiment of the invention, a method is provided for confirming the lack of a FANCD2 mutation in a neoplastic lesion from a human subject which comprises comparing the sequence of the FANCD2 gene or the sequence of its mRNA in a tissue sample from a lesion of said subject with the sequence of the wild-type FANCD2 gene or the sequence of its RNA, wherein the presence of the wild-type sequence in the tissue sample indicates the lack of a mutation at the FANCD2 gene.
 In an embodiment of the invention, a method is provided for determining a therapeutic protocol for a subject having a cancer, that includes (a) determining if a deficiency in FANCD2-L occurs in a cell sample from the subject by measuring FANCD2 isoforms using specific antibodies; (b) if a deficiency is detected in (a), then determining whether the deficiency is a result of genetic defect in non-cancer cells; and (c) if (b) is positive, reducing the use of a therapeutic protocol that causes increased DNA damage so as to protect normal tissue in the subject and if (b) is negative, and the deficiency is contained within a genetic defect in cancer cells only, then increasing the use of a therapeutic protocol that causes increased DNA damage so as to adversely affect the cancer cells.
 In an embodiment of the invention, a method of treating a FA pathway defect in a cell target is provided that includes: administering an effective amount of FANCD2 protein or an exogenous nucleic acid to the target. The FA pathway defect may be a defective FANCD2 gene and the exogenous nucleic acid vector may further include introducing a vector according to those described above. The vector may be selected from a mutant herpes virus, a E1/E4 deleted recombinant adenovirus, a mutant retrovirus, the viral vector being defective in respect of a viral gene essential for production of infectious new virus particles. The vector may be contained in a lipid micelle.
 In an embodiment of the invention, a method is provided for treating a patient with a defective FANCD2 gene, that includes providing a polypeptide described in SEQ ID NO:4, for functionally correcting a defect arising from a condition arising from the defective FANCD2 gene.
 In an embodiment of the invention, a cell based assay for detecting a FA pathway defect is provided that includes obtaining a cell sample from a subject; exposing the cell sample to DNA damaging agents; and detecting whether FANCD2-L is upregulated, the absence of upregulation being indicative of the FA pathway defect. In the cell-based assay, amounts of FANCD2 may be measured by an analysis technique selected from: immunoblotting for detecting nuclear foci; Western blots to detect amounts of FANCD2 isoforms and quantifying mRNA by hybridizing with DNA probes.
 In an embodiment of the invention, a kit is provided for use in detecting a cancer cell in a biological sample, that includes (a) primer pair which binds under high stringency conditions to a sequence in the FANCD2 gene, the primer pair being selected to specifically amplify an altered nucleic acid sequence described in Table 7; and containers for each of the primers.
 As used herein, the "Fanconi Anemia/BRCA pathway" or "Fanconi Anemia Pathway" refers to the genes within the 7 complementation groups (FA-A to FA-G), the BRCA-1 gene and the ATM gene and their respective proteins that interact in a pathway referred herein as the Fanconi Anemia/BRCA pathway and regulate the cellular response to DNA damage (see FIG. 22).
 The genes of the Fanconi Anemia/BRCA pathway are:
 1) FANC-A (e.g., Genbank Accession No.: NM--000135)
 2) FANC-B (not yet cloned)
 3) FANC-C (e.g., Genbank Accession No.: NM--000136)
 4) FANC-D1/(e.g., Genbank Accession No.: U43746) BRCA-2
 5) FANC-D2 (e.g., Genbank Accession No.: NM--033084)
 6) FANC-E (e.g., Genbank Accession No.: NM--021922)
 7) FANC-F (e.g., Genbank Accession No.: NM--022725)
 8) FANC-G (e.g., Genbank Accession No.: BC000032)
 9) BRCA-1 (e.g., Genbank Accession No.: U14680)
 10) ATM (e.g., Genbank Accession No.: U33841)
 As used herein, "testing a Fanconi Anemia/BRCA pathway protein for the presence of a cancer-associated defect" refers to the method of determining if a protein encoded by a Fanconi Anemia/BRCA pathway gene, as defined herein, harbors a defect, as defined herein, that can cause or is associated with a cancer in a patient.
 As used herein, the term "defect" refers to any alteration of a gene or protein within the Fanconi Anemia/BRCA pathway, and/or proteins, with respect to any unaltered gene or protein within the Fanconi Anemia/BRCA pathway.
 "Alteration" of a gene includes, but is not limited to: a) alteration of the DNA sequence itself, i.e., DNA mutations, deletions, insertions, substitutions; b) DNA modifications affecting the regulation of gene expression such as regulatory region mutations, modification in associated chromatin, modications of intron sequences affecting mRNA splicing, modification affecting the methylation/demethylation state of the gene sequence; c) mRNA modications affecting protein translation or mRNA transport or mRNA splicing.
 "Alteration" of a protein includes, but is not limited to, amino acid deletions, insertions, substitutions; modification affecting protein phosphorylation or glycosylation; modifications affecting protein transport or localization; modifications affecting the ability to form protein complexes with one or more associated proteins or changes in the amino acid sequence caused by changes in the DNA sequence encoding the amino acid.
 As used herein, the term "increased risk" or "elevated risk" refers to the greater incidence of cancer in those patients having altered Fanconi Anemia/BRCA genes or proteins as compared to those patients without alterations in the Fanconi Anemia/BRCA pathway genes or proteins. "Increased risk" also refers to patients who are already diagnosed with cancer and may have an increased incidence of a different cancer form. According to the invention, "increased risk" of cancer refers to cancer-associated defects in a Fanconi Anemia/BRCA pathway gene that contributes to a 50%, preferably 90%, more preferably 99% or more increase in the probability of acquiring cancer relative to patients who do not have a cancer-associated defect in a Fanconi Anemia/BRCA pathway gene.
 As used herein, an "inhibitor of the Fanconi Anemia/BRCA pathway", according to the invention, refers to any compound that disrupts FANC D2-L protein function either directly or indirectly. Disruption of FANC D2-L protein function can be achieved either through disruption of any of the other FANC proteins upstream of the FANC D2 protein within the pathway, inhibition of the ubiquitination of the FANC D2-S to the FANC D2-L isoform, inhibition of subsequent nuclear transport of the FANC D2-L protein or disrupton of the association of the FANC D2-L protein with the nuclear BRCA DNA repair protein complex. An "inhibitor" according to the invention can be nucleic acids (anti-sense RNA or DNA oligonucleotides), proteins (humanized antibodies), peptides or small molecule drugs that specifically bind to FANC D2-L and disrupt FANC D2-L protein function. In a most preferred embodiment, the inhibitor of the Fanconi Anemia/BRCA pathway is a small molecule inhibitor of the mono-ubiquitination of the FANC D2 protein.
 As used herein, a "reduction in the ratio of FANC D2-L relative to FANC D2-S" refers to a decrease in the percentage of the total amount of FANC D2 protein that is in the FANC D2-L isoform. In a preferred embodiment, the total amount of FANC D2 protein that is in the FANC D2-L isoform is at most 25%, preferably 10%, more preferably 1% and most preferably 0%. Such a reduction indicates a defect in one or more genes or proteins of the Fanconi Anemia/BRCA pathway, as defined herein.
 As used herein, "testing a Fanconi Anemia/BRCA pathway protein for the presence of a cancer-associated defect" refers to the method of determining if a protein encoded within the 7 complementation groups (A, B, C, D, E, F and G) that comprise the Fanconi Anemia/BRCA gene pathway, harbor a defect or other mutation, as defined herein, that can cause or contribute to a cancer in a patient.
 As used herein, the term "inducing DNA damage" refers to both chemical and physical methods of damaging DNA. Chemicals that damage DNA include, but are not limited to, acids/bases and various mutagens, such as ethidium bromide, acridine orange, as well as free radicals. Physical methods include, but are not limited to, ionizing radiation, such as X rays and gamma rays, and ultraviolet (UV) radiation. Both methods of "inducing DNA damage" can result in DNA mutations that typically include, but are not limited to, single-strand breaks, double-strand breaks, alterations of bases, insertions, deletions or the cross-linking of DNA strands.
 As used herein, the term "tissue biopsy" refers to a biological material, which is isolated from a patient. The term "tissue", as used herein, is an aggregate of cells that perform a particular function in an organism and encompasses cell lines and other sources of cellular material including, but not limited to, a biological fluid for example, blood, plasma, sputum, urine, cerebrospinal fluid, lavages, and leukophoresis samples.
 As used herein, the term "amplifying", when applied to a nucleic acid sequence, refers to a process whereby one or more copies of a particular nucleic acid sequence is generated from a template nucleic acid, preferably by the method of polymerase chain reaction (Mullis and Faloona, 1987, Methods Enzymol., 155:335). "Polymerase chain reaction" or "PCR" refers to an in vitro method for amplifying a specific nucleic acid template sequence. The PCR reaction involves a repetitive series of temperature cycles and is typically performed in a volume of 50-100 μl. The reaction mix comprises dNTPs (each of the four deoxynucleotides dATP, dCTP, dGTP, and dTTP), primers, buffers, DNA polymerase, and nucleic acid template. The PCR reaction comprises providing a set of polynucleotide primers wherein a first primer contains a sequence complementary to a region in one strand of the nucleic acid template sequence and primes the synthesis of a complementary DNA strand, and a second primer contains a sequence complementary to a region in a second strand of the target nucleic acid sequence and primes the synthesis of a complementary DNA strand, and amplifying the nucleic acid template sequence employing a nucleic acid polymerase as a template-dependent polymerizing agent under conditions which are permissive for PCR cycling steps of (i) annealing of primers required for amplification to a target nucleic acid sequence contained within the template sequence, (ii) extending the primers wherein the nucleic acid polymerase synthesizes a primer extension product. "A set of polynucleotide primers" or "a set of PCR primers" can comprise two, three, four or more primers.
 Other methods of amplification include, but are not limited to, ligase chain reaction (LCR), polynucleotide-specific base amplification (NSBA), or any other method known in the art.
 As used herein, the term "polynucleotide primer" refers to a DNA or RNA molecule capable of hybridizing to a nucleic acid template and acting as a substrate for enzymatic synthesis under conditions in which synthesis of a primer extension product which is complementary to a nucleic acid template is catalyzed to produce a primer extension product which is complementary to the target nucleic acid template. The conditions for initiation and extension include the presence of four different deoxyribonucleoside triphosphates and a polymerization-inducing agent such as DNA polymerase or reverse transcriptase, in a suitable buffer ("buffer" includes substituents which are cofactors, or which affect pH, ionic strength, etc.) and at a suitable temperature. The primer is preferably single-stranded for maximum efficiency in amplification. "Primers" useful in the present invention are generally between about 10 and 35 nucleotides in length, preferably between about 15 and 30 nucleotides in length, and most preferably between about 18 and 25 nucleotides in length.
 As defined herein, "a tumor" is a neoplasm that may either be malignant or non-malignant. Tumors of the same tissue type originate in the same tissue, and may be divided into different subtypes based on their biological characteristics.
 As used herein, the term "cancer" refers to a malignant disease caused or characterized by the proliferation of cells which have lost susceptibility to normal growth control. "Malignant disease" refers to a disease caused by cells that have gained the ability to invade either the tissue of origin or to travel to sites removed from the tissue of origin.
 As used herein, the term "antibody" refers to an immunoglobulin having the capacity to specifically bind a given antigen. The term "antibody" as used herein is intended to include whole antibodies of any isotype (IgG, IgA, IgM, IgE, etc), and fragments thereof which are also specifically reactive with a vertebrate, e.g., mammalian, protein. Antibodies can be fragmented using conventional techniques and the fragments screened for utility in the same manner as whole antibodies. Thus, the term includes segments of proteolytically-cleaved or recombinantly-prepared portions of an antibody molecule that are capable of selectively reacting with a certain protein. Non-limiting examples of such proteolytic and/or recombinant fragments include Fab, F(ab')2, Fab, Fv, and single chain antibodies (scFv) containing a V[L] and/or V[H] domain joined by a peptide linker. The scFv's may be covalently or non-covalently linked to form antibodies having two or more binding sites. Antibodies may be labeled with detectable moieties by one of skill in the art. In some embodiments, the antibody that binds to an entity one wishes to measure (the primary antibody) is not labeled, but is instead detected by binding of a labeled secondary antibody that specifically binds to the primary antibody.
 A patient is "treated" according to the invention if one or preferably more symptoms of cancer as described herein are eliminated or reduced in severity, or prevented from progressing or developing further.
 As used herein, the term "therapeutically effective amount" means the total amount of each active component of the pharmaceutical composition or method that is sufficient to show a meaningful patient benefit, i.e., treatment, healing, prevention or amelioration of the relevant medical condition, or an increase in rate of treatment, healing, prevention or amelioration of such conditions.
 As used herein, the term "cancer therapeutic" refers to a compound that prevents the onset or progression of cancer or prevents cancer metastasis or reduces, delays, or eliminates the symptoms of cancer.
 As used herein, the term "inhibitor of the mono-ubiquitination" refers to a compound that prevents or inhibits the ubiquitination of the FANC D2 gene. "Ubiquitination" is defined as the covalent linkage of ubiquitin to a protein by a E3 mono-ubiquitin ligase. In a preferred embodiment, the "inhibitor of the mono-ubiquitination" refers to any inhibitor of a FANC protein complex with E3 FANC D2 monoubiquitin ligase activity such that FANC D2 monoubiquitin ligase activity is inhibited.
 As used herein, the term "cisplatin" refers to an agent with the following chemical structure:
 Cisplatin, also called cis-diamminedichloroplatinum(II), is one of the most frequently used anticancer drugs. It is an effective component of several different combination drug protocols used to treat a variety of solid tumors. These drugs are used in the treatment of testicular cancer (with bleomycin and vinblastine), bladder cancer, head and neck cancer (with bleomycin and fluorouracil), ovarian cancer (with cyclophosphamide or doxorubicin) and lung cancer (with etoposide). Cisplatin has been found to be the most active single agent against most of these tumors. Cisplatin is commercially available as `Platinol` from Bristol Myers Squibb Co. Cisplatin, is one of a number of platinum coordination complexes with antitumor activity. The platinum compounds are DNA cross-linking agents similar to but not identical to the alkylating agents. The platinum compounds exchange chloride ions for nucleophilic groups of various kinds. Both the cis and trans isomers do this but the trans isomer is known to be bioligically inactive for reasons not completely understood. To possess antitumor activity a platinum compound must have two relatively labile cis-oriented leaving groups. The principal sites of reaction are the N7 atoms of guanine and adenine. The main interaction is formation of intrastrand cross links between the drug and neighboring guanines. Intrastrand cross linking has been shown to correlate with clinical response to cisplatin therapy. DNA/protein cross linking also occurs but this does not correlate with cytotoxicity. Cross-resistance between the two groups of drugs is usually not seen indicating that the mechanisms of action are not identical. The types of cross linking with DNA may differ between the platinum compounds and the typical alkylating agents.
 As used herein, "resistance to one or more anti-neoplastic agents" refers the ability of cancer cells to develop resistance to anticancer drugs. Mechanisms of drug resistance include decreased intracellular drug levels caused by an increased drug efflux or decreased inward transport, increased drug inactivation, decreased conversion of drug to an active form, altered amount of target enzyme or receptor (gene amplification), decreased affinity of target enzyme or receptor for drug, enhanced repair of the drug-induced defect, decreased activity of an enzyme required for the killing effect (topoisomerase II). In a preferred embodiment of the invention, drug resistance refers to the enhanced repair of DNA damage induced by one or more anti-neoplastic agents. In another preferred embodiment of the invention, the enhanced repair of DNA damage induced by one or more anti-neoplastic agents is due to a constitutively active Fanconi Anemia/BRCA DNA repair pathway.
 As used herein, the term "anti-neoplastic agent" refers to a compound that is used to treat cancer. According to the invention, an "anti-neoplastic agent" encompasses chemotherapy compounds as well as other anti-cancer agents known in the art. In a preferred embodiment, the "anti-neoplastic agent" is cisplatin. Anti-neoplastic agents according to the invention also include cancer therapy protocols using chemotherapy compounds in conjunction with radiation therapy and/or surgery. Radiation therapy relies on the local destruction of cancer cells through ionizing radiation that disrupts cellular DNA. Radiation therapy can be externally or internally originated, high or low dose, and delivered with computer-assisted accuracy to the site of the tumor. Brachytherapy, or interstitial radiation therapy, places the source of radiation directly into the tumor as implanted "seeds."
 As used herein, the term "a reduced growth rate" refers to a decrease of 50%, preferably 90%, more preferably 99% and most preferably 100% in the rate of cellular proliferation of a tumor cell line that is being treated with a potential inhibitor of the Fanconi Anemia/BRCA pathway and one or more chemotherapy compounds relative to cells of a tumor cell line that is not being treated with a potential inhibitor of the Fanconi Anemia/BRCA pathway and one or more chemotherapy compounds.
 As used herein, the term "chemosensitizing agent" refers to any compound that renders a cell or cell population sensitive to a chemotherapy compound and results in a "reduced growth rate" as defined herein. A chemosensitizing agent is a compound that is generally not cytotoxic in itself, but modifies the host or tumor cells to enhance anticancer therapy. According to the invention, cellular resistance to a chemotherapy compound is reversed in the presence of a chemosensitizing agent. In a preferred embodiment, the chemosensitizing agent is an inhibitor of the Fanconi Anemia/BRCA pathway. In a most preferred embodiment, the chemosensitizing agent is an inhibitor of the mono-ubiquitination of the FANC D2 protein.
 As used herein, the "methylation state of a Fanconi Anemia/BRCA pathway gene" refers to the presence of one or more methylated cytosines (5m-C) within a Fanconi Anemia/BRCA pathway gene and results in a decrease or inhibition of gene expression of 90%, 99% or preferably 100% relative to a gene that is not methylated. In a preferred embodiment, the methylated cytosines reside within CpG islands. According to the invention, a gene is said to be "methylated" when one or more of CpG residues is methylated.
 As used herein, "microarray", or "array", refers to a plurality of unique biomolecules attached to one surface of a solid support. Preferably, a biomolecule of the invention a potential inhibitor of the Fanconi Anemia/BRCA pathway as described herein. In this embodiment, the microarray of the invention comprises nucleic acids, proteins, polypeptides, peptides, fusion proteins or small molecules that are immobilised on a solid support, generally at high density. Each of the biomolecules is attached to the surface of the solid support in a pre-selected region. Suitable solid supports are available commercially, and will be apparent to the skilled person. The supports may be manufactured from materials such as glass, ceramics, silica and silicon. The supports usually comprise a flat (planar) surface, or at least an array in which the molecules to be interrogated are in the same plane. In one embodiment, the array is on microbeads. In one embodiment, the array comprises at least 10, 500, 1000, 10,000 different biomolecules attached to one surface of the solid support.
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 FIG. 1A provides a Western blot demonstrating that the Fanconi Anemia protein complex is required for the monoubiquitination of FANCD2. Normal (WT) cells (lane 1) express two isoforms of the FANCD2 protein, a low molecular weight isoform (FANCD2-S) (155 kD) and a high molecular weight isoform (FANCD2-L) (162 kD). Lanes 3, 7, 9, 11 show that FA cell lines derived from type A, C, G, and F patients only express the FANCD2-S isoform. Lanes 4, 8, 10, 12 show the restoration of the high molecular weight isoform FANCD2-L following transfection of cell lines with corresponding FAcDNA.
 FIG. 1B shows a Western blot obtained after HeLa cells were transfected with a cDNA encoding HA-ubiquitin. After transfection, cells were treated with the indicated dose of mitomycin C (MMC). Cellular proteins were immunoprecipitated with a polyclonal antibody (E35) to FANCD2, as indicated. FANCD2 was immunoprecipitated, and immune complexes were blotted with anti-FANCD2 or anti-HA monoclonal antibody.
 FIG. 1C shows a Western blot obtained after HeLa cells were transfected with a cDNA encoding HA-ubiquitin. After transfection, cells were treated with the indicated dose of ionizing radiation (IR). FANCD2 was immunoprecipitated, and immune complexes were blotted with anti-FANCD2 or anti-HA monoclonal antibody.
 FIG. 1D shows a Western blot obtained after PA-G fibroblast line (FAG326SV) or corrected cells (FAG326SV plus FANCG cDNA) were transfected with the HA-Ub cDNA, FANCD2 was immunoprecipitated, and immune complexes were blotted with anti-FANCD2 or anti-HA antisera.
 FIG. 1E shows a Western blot obtained after treatment of HeLa cells with 1 mM hydroxyurea for 24 hours. HeLa cell lysates were extracted and incubated at the indicated temperature for the indicated time period with or without 2.5 μM ubiquitin aldehyde. The FANCD2 protein was detected by immunoblot with monoclonal anti-FANCD2 (F117).
 FIG. 2 demonstrates that the Fanconi Anemia pathway is required for the formation of FANCD2 nuclear foci. Top panel shows anti-FANCD2 immunoblots of SV40 transformed fibroblasts prepared as whole cell extracts. Panels a-h show immunofluorescence with the affinity-purified anti-FANCD2 antiserum. The uncorrected (mutant, M) FA fibroblasts were FA-A (GM6914), FA-G (FAG326SV), FA-C(PD426), and FA-D (PD20F). The FA-A, FA-G, and FA-C fibroblasts were functionally complemented with the corresponding FA cDNA. The FA-D cells were complemented with neomycin-tagged human chromosome 3p (Whitney et al., 1995).
 FIG. 3 shows the cell cycle dependent expression of the two isoforms of the FANCD2 protein. (a) HeLa cells, SV40 transformed fibroblasts from an FA-A patient (GM6914), and GM6914 cells corrected with FANCA cDNA were synchronized by the double thymidine block method. Cells corresponding to the indicated phase of the cell cycle were lysed, and processed for FANCD2 immunoblotting (b) Synchrony by nocodazole block (c) Synchrony by mimosine block (d) HeLa cells were synchronized in the cell cycle using nocodazole or (e) mimosine, and cells corresponding to the indicated phase of the cell cycle were immunostained with the anti-FANCD2 antibody and analyzed by immunofluorescence.
 FIG. 4 shows the formation of activated FANCD2 nuclear foci following cellular exposure to MMC, Ionizing Radiation, or Ultraviolet Light. Exponentially-growing HeLa cells were either untreated or exposed to the indicated DNA damaging agents, (a) Mitomycin C (MMC), (b) γ-irradiation (IR), or (c) Ultraviolet Light (UV), and processed for FANCD2 immunoblotting or FANCD2 immunostaining. (a) Cells were continuously exposed to 40 ng/ml MMC for 0-72 hours as indicated, or treated for 24 hours and fixed for immunofluorescence. (b) and (c) Cells were exposed to γ-irradiation (10 Gy, B) or UV light (60 J/m2 C) and collected after the indicated time (upper panels) or irradiated with the indicated doses and harvested one hour later (lower panels). For immunofluorescence analysis cells were fixed 8 hours after treatment (B, 10 Gy, C, 60 J/m2). (d) The indicated EBV-transformed lymphoblast lines from a normal individual (PD7) or from various Fanconi Anemia patients were either treated with 40 ng/ml of Mitomycin C continuously (lanes 1-21) or exposed to 15 Gy of γ-irradiation (lanes 22-33) and processed for FANCD2 immunoblotting. The upregulation of FANCD-L after MMC or IR treatment was seen in PD7 (lanes 2-5) and in the corrected FA-A cells (lanes 28-33), but was not observed in any of the mutant Fanconi Anemia cell lines. Similarly, IR-induced FANCD2 nuclear foci were not detected in PA fibroblasts (FA-G+IR) but were restored after functional complementation (PA-G+FANCG).
 FIG. 5 shows co-localization of activated FANCD2 and BRCA1 in Discrete Nuclear Foci following DNA damage. HeLa cells were untreated or exposed to Ionizing Radiation (10 Gy) as indicated, and fixed 8 hours later. (a) Cells were double-stained with the D-9 monoclonal anti-BRCA1 antibody (green, panels a, d, g, h) and the rabbit polyclonal anti-FANCD2 antibody (red, panels b, e, h, k), and stained cells were analyzed by immunofluorescence. Where green and red signals overlap (Merge, panels c, f, i, l) a yellow pattern is seen, indicating co-localization of BRCA1 and FANCD2. (b) Co-immunoprecipitation of FANCD2 and BRCA1. HeLa cells were untreated (IR) or exposed to 15 Gy of γ-irradiation (+IR) and collected 12 hours later. Cell lysates were prepared, and cellular proteins were immunoprecipitated with either the monoclonal FANCD2 antibody (FI-17, lanes 9-10), or any one of three independently-derived monoclonal antibodies to human BRCA1 (lanes 3-8): D-9 (Santa Cruz), Ab-1 and Ab-3 (Oncogene Research Products). The same amount of purified mouse IgG (Sigma) was used in control samples (lanes 1-2). Immune complexes were resolved by SDS-PAGE and were immunoblotted with anti-FANCD2 or anti-BRCA1 antisera. The FANCD-L isoform preferentially coimmunoprecipitated with BRCA1.
 FIG. 6 shows the co-localization of activated FANCD2 and BRCA1 in discrete nuclear foci during S phase. (a) HeLa cells were synchronized in late G1 with mimosine and released into S phase. S phase cells were double-stained with the monoclonal anti-BRCA1 antibody (green, panels a, d) and the rabbit polyclonal anti-FANCD2 antibody (red, panels b, e), and stained cells were analyzed by immunofluorescence. Where green and red signals overlap (merge, panels c, f), a yellow pattern is seen, indicating co-localization of BRCA1 and FANCD2. (b) HeLa cells synchronized in S phase were either untreated (a, b, k, l) or exposed to IR (50 Gy, panels c, d, m, n), MMC (20 μg/ml, panels c, f, o, p), or UV (100 j/m2, panels g, h, q, r) as indicated and fixed 1 hour later. Cells were subsequently immunostained with an antibody specific for FANCD2 or BRCA1.
 FIG. 7 shows that FANCD2 forms foci on synaptonemal complexes that can co-localize with BRCA1 during meiosis I in mouse spermatocytes. (a) Anti-SCP3 (white) and anti-FANCD2 (red) staining of synaptonemal complexes in a late pachytene mouse nucleus. (b) SCP3 staining of late pachytene chromosomes. (c) Staining of this spread with preimmune serum for the anti-FANCD2 E35 antibody. (d) Anti-SCP3 staining of synaptonemal complexes in a mouse diplotene nucleus. (e) Costaining of this spread with E35 anti-FANCD2 antibody. Note staining of both the unpaired sex chromosomes and the telomeres of the autosomes with anti-FANCD2. (f) Costaining of this spread with anti-BRCA1 antibody. The sex chromosomes are preferentially stained. (g) Anti-FANCD2 staining of late pachytene sex chromosome synaptonemal complexes. (h) Anti-BRCA1 staining of the same complexes. (i) Anti-FANCD2 (red) and anti-BRCA1 (green) co-staining (co-localization reflected by yellow areas).
 FIG. 8 provides a schematic interaction of the FA proteins in a cellular pathway. The FA proteins (A, C, and G) bind in a functional nuclear complex. Upon activation of this complex, by either S phase entry or DNA damage, this complex enzymatically modifies (monoubiquitinates) the D protein. According to this model, the activated D protein is subsequently targeted to nuclear foci where it interacts with the BRCA1 protein and other proteins involved in DNA repair.
 FIG. 9 shows a Northern blot of cells from heart, brain, placenta, liver, skeletal muscle, kidney, pancreas, spleen, thymus, prostate, testis, uterus, small intestine, colon and peripheral blood lymphocytes from a human adult and brain, lung, liver and kidney from a human fetus probed with a full-length FANCD2 cDNA and exposed for 24 hours.
 FIG. 10 shows allele specific assays for mutation analysis of 2 FANCD2 families where the family pedigrees (a, d) and panels b, c, e and f are vertically aligned such that the corresponding mutation analysis is below the individual in question. Panels a-c depict the PD20 and panels d-f the VU008 family. Panels b and e show the segregation of the maternal mutations as detected by the creation of a new MspI site (PD20) or DdeI site (VU008). The paternally inherited mutations in both families were detected with allele specific oligonucleotide hybridization (panels c and f).
 FIG. 11 shows a Western blot analysis of the FANCD2 protein in human Fanconi Anemia cell lines. Whole cell lysates were generated from the indicated fibroblast and lymphoblast lines. Protein lysates (70 g) were probed directly by immunoblotting with the anti-FANCD2 antiserum. The FANCD2 proteins (155 kD and 162 kD) are indicated by arrows. Other bands in the immunoblot are non-specific. (a) Cell lines tested included wild-type cells (lanes 1,7), PD20 Fibroblasts (lane 2), PD20 lymphoblasts (lane 4), revertant MMC-resistant PD20 lymphoblasts (lane 5, 6), and chromosome 3p complemented PD20 fibroblasts (lane 3). Several other FA group D cell lines were analyzed including HSC62 (lane 8) and VU008 (lane 9). FA-A cells were HSC72 (lane 10), FA-C cells were PD4 (lane 11), and FA-G cells were EUFA316 (lane 12). (b) Identification of a third FANCD2 patient. FANCD2 protein was readily detectable in wild-type and FA group G cells but not in PD733 cells. (c) Specificity of the antibody. PD20i cells transduced with a retroviral FANCD2 expression vector displayed both isoforms of the FANCD2 protein (lane 4) in contrast to empty vector controls (lane 3) and untransfected PD20i cells (lane 2). In wild-type cells the endogenous FANCD2 protein (two isoforms) was also immunoreactive with the antibody (lane 1).
 FIG. 12 shows functional complementation of FA-D2 cells with the cloned FANCD2 cDNA. The SV40-transformed FA-D2 fibroblast line, PD20i, was transduced with pMMP-puro (PD20+vector) or pMMP-FANCD2 (PD20+FANCD2 wt). Puromycin-selected cells were subjected to MMC sensitivity analysis. Cells analyzed were the parental PD20F cells (Δ), PD20 corrected with human chromosome 3p (◯), and PD20 cells transduced with either pMMP-puro or pMMP-FANCD2(wt)-puro (.diamond-solid.).
 FIG. 13 shows a molecular basis for the reversion of PD20 Lymphoblasts. (a) PCR primers to exons 5 and 6 were used to amplify cDNA. Control samples (right lane) yielded a single band of 114 bp, whereas PD20 cDNA (left lane) showed 2 bands, the larger reflecting the insertion of 13 bp of intronic sequence into the maternal allele. Reverted, MMC resistant lymphoblasts (middle lane) from PD20 revealed a third, inframe splice variant of 114+36 bp (b) Schematic representation of splicing at the FANCD2 exon 5/intron 5 boundary. In wild-type cDNA 100% of splice events occur at the proper exon/intron boundary (SEQ ID NO:189), whereas the maternal A->G mutation (indicated by arrow) leads to aberrant splicing, also in 100% (SEQ ID NO:190). In the reverted cells all cDNAs with the maternal mutation also had a second sequence change (fat arrow) and showed a mixed splicing pattern with insertion of either 13 bp (˜40% of mRNA) or 36 bp (˜60% of mRNA) (SEQ ID NO:191).
 FIG. 14 shows an FANCD2 Western blot of cancer cell lines derived from patients with ovarian cancer.
 FIG. 15 shows a sequence listing for amino acid sequence of human FANCD2 (SEQ ID NO:1) and alignment with fly (SEQ ID NO:2) and plant (SEQ ID NO:3) homologues using the BEAUTY algorithm (Worley et al., (1995) Genome Res. Vol. 5, pp. 173-184). Black boxes indicate amino acid identity and gray similarity. The best alignment scores were observed with hypothetical proteins in D melanogaster (p=8.4×10-58, accession number AAF55806) and A thaliana (p=9.4×10-45, accession number B71413).
 FIG. 16 is the FANCD cDNA sequence -63 to 5127 nucleotides (SEQ ID NO:5) and polypeptide encoded by this sequence from amino acid 1 to 1472 (SEQ ID NO:4).
 FIG. 17 is the nucleotide sequence for FANCD-S.ORF (SEQ ID NO:187) compared with FANCD cDNA (SEQ ID NO:188).
 FIG. 18 is the nucleotide sequence for human FANCD2-L (SEQ ID NO:6).
 FIG. 19 is the nucleotide sequence for human FANCD2-S (SEQ ID NO:7).
 FIG. 20 is the nucleotide sequence for mouse FANCD2 (SEQ ID NO:8).
 FIG. 21 depicts protocol used to analyze the methylation state of the FANC F gene.
 FIG. 22 depicts the Fanconi Anemia/BRCA pathway.
 "FANCD2-L therapeutic agent" shall mean any of a protein isoform, and includes a peptide, a peptide derivative, analogue or isomer of the FANCD2-L protein and further include any of a small molecule derivative, analog, isomer or agonist that is functionally equivalent to FANCD2-L. Also included in the definition is a nucleic acid encoding FANCD2 which may be a full length or partial length gene sequence or cDNA or may be a gene activating nucleic acid or a nucleic acid binding molecule including an aptamer of antisense molecule which may act to modulate gene expression.
 "Nucleic acid encoding FANCD-2" shall include the complete cDNA or genomic sequence of FANCD2 or portions thereof for expressing FANCD2-L protein as defined above. The nucleic acid may further be included in a nucleic acid carrier or vector and includes nucleic acid that has been suitably modified for effective delivery to the target site.
 "Stringent conditions of hybridization" will generally include temperatures in excess of 30° C., typically in excess of 37° C., and preferably in excess of 45° C. Stringent salt conditions will ordinarily be less than 1000 mM, typically less than 500 mM, and preferably less than 200 mM.
 "Substantial homology or similarity" for a nucleic acid is when a nucleic acid or fragment thereof is "substantially homologous" (or "substantially similar") to another if, when optimally aligned (with appropriate nucleotide insertions or deletions) with the other nucleic acid (or its complementary strand), there is nucleotide sequence identity in at least about 60% of the nucleotide bases, usually at least about 70%, more usually at least about 80.
 "Antibodies" includes polyclonal and/or monoclonal antibodies and fragments thereof including single chain antibodies and including single chain antibodies and Fab fragments, and immunologic binding equivalents thereof, which have a binding specificity sufficient to differentiate isoforms of a protein. These antibodies will be useful in assays as well as pharmaceuticals.
 "Isolated" is used to describe a protein, polypeptide or nucleic acid which has been separated from components which accompany it in its natural state. An "isolated" protein or nucleic acid is substantially pure when at least about 60 to 75% of a sample exhibits a single amino acid or nucleotide sequence.
 "Regulatory sequences" refers to those sequences normally within 100 kb of the coding region of a locus, but they may also be more distant from the coding region, which affect the expression of the gene (including transcription of the gene, and translation, splicing, stability or the like of the messenger RNA).
 "Polynucleotide" includes RNA, cDNA, genomic DNA, synthetic forms, and mixed polymers, both sense and antisense strands, and may be chemically or biochemically modified or may contain non-natural or derivatized nucleotide bases, as will be readily appreciated by those skilled in the art. Such modifications include, for example, labels, methylation, substitution of one or more of the naturally occurring nucleotides with an analog, internucleotide modifications such as uncharged linkages (e.g., methyl phosphonates, phosphotriesters, phosphoamidates, carbamates, etc.), charged linkages (e.g., phosphorothioates, phosphorodithioates, etc.), pendent moieties (e.g., polypeptides), and modified linkages (e.g., alpha anomeric nucleic acids, etc.). Also included are synthetic molecules that mimic nucleic acids in their ability to bind to a designated sequence via hydrogen bonding and other chemical interactions.
 "Mutation" is a change in nucleotide sequence within a gene, or outside the gene in a regulatory sequence compared to wild type. The change may be a deletion, substitution, point mutation, mutation of multiple nucleotides, transposition, inversion, frame shift, nonsense mutation or other forms of aberration that differentiate the nucleic acid or protein sequence from that of a normally expressed gene in a functional cell where expression and functionality are within the normally occurring range.
 "Subject" refers to an animal including mammal, including human.
 "Wild type FANCD2" refers to a gene that encodes a protein or an expressed protein capable of being monoubiquinated to form FANCD2-L from FANCD-S within a cell.
 We have found that some Fanconi Anemia has similarities with a group of syndromes including ataxia telangiectasia (AT), Xeroderma pigmentosum (XP), Cockayne syndrome (CS), Bloom's syndrome, myelodysplastic syndrome, aplastic anemia, cancer susceptibility syndromes and HNPCC (see Table 2). These syndromes have an underlying defect in DNA repair and are associated with defects in maintenance of chromosomal integrity. Defects in pathways associated with DNA repair and maintenance of chromosomal integrity result in genomic instability, and cellular sensitivity to DNA damaging agents such as bifunctional alkylating agents that cause intrastrand crosslinking. Moreover, deficiencies in DNA repair mechanisms appear to substantially increase the probability of initiating a range of cancers through genetic rearrangements. This observation is pertinent with regard to the clinical use of DNA cross-linking drugs including mitomycin C, cisplatin, cyclophosphamide, psoralen and UVA irradiation.
 Although Fanconi Anemia is a rare disease, the pleiotropic effects of FA indicate the importance of the wild type function of FA proteins in the pathway for diverse cellular processes including genome stability, apoptosis, cell cycle control and resistance to DNA crosslinks. The cellular abnormalities in FA include sensitivity to cross-linking agents, prolongation of G2 phase of cell cycle, sensitivity to oxygen including poor growth at ambient O2, overproduction of O2 radicals, deficient O2 radical defense, deficiency in superoxide dismutase; sensitivity to ionizing radiation (G2 specific); overproduction of tumor necrosis factor, direct defects in DNA repair including accumulations of DNA adducts, and defects in repair of DNA cross-links, genomic instability including spontaneous chromosome breakage, and hypermutability by deletion mechanism, increased aptosis, defective p53 induction, intrinsic stem cell defect, including decreased colony growth in vitro; and decreased gonadal stem cell survival.
 These features are reflective of the involvement of FA in maintenance of hematopoietic and gonadal stem cells, as well as the normal embryonic development of many different structures, including the skeleton and urogenital systems. Cell samples from patients were analyzed to determine defects in the FA complementation group D. Lymphoblasts from one patient gave rise to the PD20 cell line which was found to be mutated in a different gene from HSC62 derived from another patient with a defect in the D complementation group Mutations from both patients mapped to the D complementation group but to different genes hence the naming of two FANCD proteins-FANCD1 (HSC62) and FANCD2 (PD20) (Timmers et al., (2001) Molecular Cell, Vol. 7, pp. 241-248). We have shown that FANCD2 is the endpoint of the FA pathway and is not part of the FA nuclear complex nor required for its assembly or stability and that FANCD2 exists in two isoforms, FANCD2-S and FANCD2-L. We have also shown that transformation of the protein short form (FAND2-S) to the protein long form (FANCD2-L) occurs in response to the FA complex (FIG. 8). Defects in particular proteins associated with the FA pathway result in failure to make an important post translationally modified form of FANCD2 identified as FANCD2-L. The two isoforms of FANCD2 are identified as the short form and the long form.
 Failure to make FANCD2-L correlates with errors in DNA repair and cell cycle abnormalities associated with diseases listed above.
 To understand more about the role of FANCD2 in the aforementioned syndromes, we cloned the FANCD2 gene and determined the protein sequence. The FANCD2 gene has an open reading frame of 4,353 base pairs and forty four exons which encodes a novel 1451 amino acid nuclear protein, with a predicted molecular weight of 166 kD. Western blot analysis revealed the existence of 2 protein isoforms of 162 and 155 kD. The sequence corresponding to the 44 Intron/Exon Junctions are provided in Table 6 (SEQ ID NO:9-94).
 Unlike previously cloned FA proteins, FANCD2 proteins from several nonvertebrate eukaryotes showed highly significant alignment scores with proteins in D. melanogaster, A. thaliana, and C. elegans. The drosophila homologue, has 28% amino acid identity and 50% similarity to FANCD2 (Figure and SEQ ID NO:1-3) and no functional studies have been carried out in the respective species. No proteins similar to FANCD2 were found in E. coli or S. cerevisiae.
 We obtained the FANCD2 DNA sequence (SEQ ID NO:5) by analyzing the chromosome 3p locus in PD20 and VU008, two FA cell lines having biallelic mutations in the FANCD2 gene (FIG. 10). The cell lines were assigned as complementation group D because lymphoblasts from the patients failed to complement HSC62, the reference cell line for group D. FANCD2 mutations were not detected in this group D reference cell line which indicates that the gene mutated in HSC62 is the gene encoding FANCD1 and in PD20 and VU008 is FANCD2 (FIG. 11). Microcell mediated chromosome transfer was used to identify the mutations (Whitney et al., Blood, (1995) Vol. 88, 49-58). Detailed analysis of five microcell hybrids containing small overlapping deletions encompassing the locus narrowed the candidate region of the FANCD2 gene to 200 kb. The FANCD2 gene was isolated as follows: Three candidate ESTs were localized in or near this FANCD2 critical region. Using 5' and 3' RACE to obtain full-length cDNAs, the genes were sequenced, and the expression pattern of each was analyzed by northern blot. EST SCC34603 had ubiquitous and low level expression of a 5 kb and 7 kb mRNA similar to previously cloned FA genes. Open reading frames were found for TIGR-A004X28, AA609512 and SGC34603 and were 234, 531 and 4413 bp in length respectively. All 3 were analyzed for mutations in PD20 cells by sequencing cloned RT-PCR products. Whereas no sequence changes were detected in TIGR-A004X28 and AA609512, five sequence changes were found in SGC34603. Next, we determined the structure of the SGC34603 gene by using cDNA sequencing primers on BAC 177N7 from the critical region.
 Based on the genomic sequence information, PCR primer pairs were designed (Table 7), the exons containing putative mutations were amplified, and allele-specific assays were developed to screen the PD20 family as well as 568 control chromosomes. Three of the alleles were common polymorphisms; however, 2 changes were not found in the controls and thus represented potential mutations (Table 3). The first was a maternally inherited A->G change at nt 376. In addition to changing an amino acid (S126G), this alteration was associated with mis-splicing and insertion of 13 bp from intron 5 into the mRNA. 43/43 (100%) independently cloned RT-PCR products with the maternal mutation contained this insertion, whereas only 3% ( 1/31) of control cDNA clones displayed mis-spliced mRNA. The 13 bp insertion generated a frame-shift and predicts a severely truncated protein only 180 aminoacids in length. The second alteration was a paternally inherited missense change at position 1236 (R1236H). The segregation of the mutations in the PD20 core family is depicted in FIG. 10. Because the SGC34603 gene of PD20 contained both a maternal and a paternal allele not present on 568 control chromosomes and because the maternal mutation was associated with mis-splicing in 100% of cDNAs analyzed, we concluded that SGC34603 is the FANCD2 gene.
 The protein encoded by FANCD2 is absent in PD20: To further confirm the identity of SGC34603 as FANCD2, an antibody was raised against the protein, and Western blot analysis was performed (FIG. 11). The specificity of the antibody was shown by retroviral transduction and stable expression FANCD2 in PD20 cells (FIG. 11). In wild-type cells this antibody detected two bands (155 and 162 kD) which we call FANCD2-S and -L (best seen in FIG. 11). FANCD2 protein levels were markedly diminished in all MMC-sensitive cell lines from patient PD20 (FIG. 11A, lanes 2, 4) but present in all wild-type cell lines and FA cells from other complementation groups. Furthermore, PD20 cells corrected by microcell-mediated transfer of chromosome 3 also made normal amounts of protein (FIG. 11A, lane 3).
 Functional complementation of FA-D2 cells with the FANCD2 cDNA: We next assessed the ability of the cloned FANCD2 cDNA to complement the MMC sensitivity of FA-D2 cells (FIG. 12). The full length FANCD2 cDNA was subcloned into the retroviral expression vector, pMMP-puro, as previously described (Pulsipher et al. (1998), Mol. Med., Vol. 4, pp. 468-479). The transduced PD-20 cells expressed both isoforms of the FANCD2 protein, FANCD2-S and FANCD2-L (FIG. 12c). Transduction of PA-D2 (PD20) cells with pMMP-FANCD2 corrected the MMC sensitivity of the cells. These results further show that the cloned FANCD2 cDNA encodes the FANCD2-S protein, which can be post-translationally-modified to the FANCD2-L isoform. This important modification is discussed in greater detail below.
 Analysis of a phenotypically reverted PD20 clone: We next generated additional evidence demonstrating that the sequence variations in PD20 cells were not functionally neutral polymorphisms. Towards this end we performed a molecular analysis of a revertant lymphoblast clone (PD20-c1.1) from patient PD20 which was no longer sensitive to MMC. Phenotypic reversion and somatic mosaicism are frequent findings in FA and have been associated with intragenic events such as mitotic recombination or compensatory frame-shifts. Indeed, -60% of maternally derived SGC34603 cDNAs had a novel splice variant inserting 36 bp of intron 5 sequence rather than the usually observed 13 bp (FIG. 13). The appearance of this in-frame splice variant correlated with a de novo base change at position IVS5+6 from G to A (FIG. 13) and restoration of the correct reading frame was confirmed by Western blot analysis. In contrast to all MMC sensitive fibroblasts and lymphoblasts from patient PD20, PD20-c1.1 produced readily detectable amounts of FANCD2 protein of slightly higher molecular weight than the normal protein.
 Analysis of cell lines from other "FANCD" patients: The antibody was also used to screen additional FA patient cell lines, including the reference cell line for FA group D, HSC and 2 other cell lines identified as group D by the European Fanconi Anemia Registry (EUFAR). VU008 did not express the FANCD2 protein and was found to be a compound heterozygote, with a missense and nonsense mutation, both in exon 12, and not found on 370 control chromosomes (Table 3, FIG. 11). The missense mutation appears to destabilize the FANCD2 protein, as there is no detectable FANCD2 protein in lysates from VU008 cells. A third patient PD733 also lacked FANCD2 protein (FIG. 11B, lane 3) and a splice mutation leading to absence of exon 17 and an internal deletion of the protein was found. The correlation of the mutations with the absence of FANCD2 protein in cell lysates derived from these patients substantiates the identity of FANCD2 as a FA gene. In contrast, readily detectable amounts of both isoforms of the FANCD2 protein were found in HSC62 (FIG. 11A, lane 8) and VU423 cDNA and genomic DNA from both cell lines were extensively analyzed for mutations, and none were found. In addition, a whole cell fusion between VU423 and PD20 fibroblasts showed complementation of the chromosome breakage phenotype (Table 5). Taken together these data show that FA group D are genetically heterogeneous and that the gene(s) defective in HSC62 and VU423 are distinct from FANCD2.
 The identification and sequencing of the FANCD2 gene and protein provides a novel target for therapeutic development, diagnostic tests and screening assays for diseases associated with failure of DNA repair and cell cycle abnormalities including but not limited to those listed in Table 2.
 The following description provides novel and useful insights into the biological role of FANCD2 in the FA pathway which provides a basis for diagnosis and treatment of the aforementioned syndromes.
 Evidence that FA cells have an underlying molecular defect in cell cycle regulation include the following: (a) FA cells display a cell cycle delay with 4N DNA content which is enhanced by treatment with chemical crosslinking agents, (b) the cell cycle arrest and reduced proliferation of FA cells can be partially corrected by overexpression of a protein, SPHAR, a member of the cyclin family of proteins and (c) caffeine abrogates the G2 arrest of FA cells. Consistent with these results, caffeine constitutively activates cdc2 and may override a normal G2 cell cycle checkpoint in FA cells. Finally, the FANCC protein binds to the cyclin dependent kinase, cdc2. We propose that the FA complex may be a substrate or modulator of the cyclinB/cdc2 complex.
 Additionally, evidence that FA cells have an underlying defect in DNA repair is suggested by (a) FA cells that are sensitive to DNA cross-linking agents and ionizing radiation (IR), suggesting a specific defect in the repair of cross-linked DNA or double strand breaks; (b) DNA damage of FA cells which results in a hyperactive p53 response, suggesting the presence of defective repair yet intact checkpoint activities; and (c) FA cells with a defect in the fidelity of non-homologous end joining and an increased rate of homologous recombination (Garcia-Higuera et al., Mol. Cell., (2001) Vol. 7, pp. 249-262), (Grompe et al., Hum. Mol. Genet., (2001) Vol. 10, pp. 1-7).
 Despite these general abnormalities in cell cycle and DNA repair, the mechanism by which FA pathway regulates these activities has remained elusive. Here we show that the FANCD2 protein functions downstream of the FA protein complex. In the presence of the assembled FA protein complex, the FANCD2 protein is activated to a high molecular weight, monoubiquitinated isoform which appears to modulate an S phase specific DNA repair response. The activated FANCD2 protein accumulates in nuclear foci in response to DNA damaging agents and co-localizes and coimmunoprecipitates with a known DNA repair protein, BRCA1 These results resolve previous conflicting models of the FA pathway (D'Andrea et al., 1997) and demonstrate that the FA proteins cooperate in a cellular response to DNA damage.
 The FA pathway includes the formation of the FA multisubunit nuclear complex which in addition to A/C/G, we have shown also includes FANCF as a subunit of the complex (FIG. 8). The FA pathway becomes "active" during the S phase to provide S phase specific repair response or checkpoint response. The normal activation of the FA pathway which relies on the FA multisubunit complex results in the regulated monoubiquitination of the phosphoprotein-FANCD2 via a phosphorylation step to a high molecular weight activated isoform identified as FANCD-2L (FIG. 1). Monoubiquitination is associated with cell trafficking. FANCD2-L appears to modulate an S phase specific DNA repair response (FIG. 3). The failure of FA cells to activate the S phase specific activation of FANCD2 is associated with cell cycle specific abnormalities. The activated FANCD2 protein accumulates in nuclear foci in response to the DNA damaging agents, MMC and IR, and co-localizes and co-immunoprecipitates with a known DNA repair protein, BRCA1 (FIGS. 4-6). These results resolve previous conflicting models of FA protein function (D'Andrea et al., 1997) and strongly support a role of the FA pathway in DNA repair.
 We have identified for the first time, an association between FANCD2 isoforms with respect to the FA pathway and proteins that are known diagnostic molecules for various cancers. A similar pathway with respect to DNA damage for the BRCA1 protein which is activated to a high molecular weight, post-translationally-modified isoform in S phase or in response to DNA damage suggests that activated FANCD2 protein interacts with BRCA1. More particularly, the regulated monoubiquitination of FANCD2 appears to target the FANCD2 protein to nuclear foci containing BRCA1. FANCD2 co-immunoprecipitates with BRCA1, and may further bind with other "dot" proteins, such as RAD50, Mre11, NBS, or RAD51. Recent studies demonstrate that BRCA1 foci are composed of a large (2 Megadalton) multi-protein complex (Wang et al., Genes Dev., (2001) Vol. 14, pp. 927-939). This complex includes ATM, ATM substrates involved in DNA repair functions (BRCA1), and ATM substrates involved in checkpoint functions (NBS). It is further suggested that damage recognition and activation of the FA pathway involve kinases which respond to DNA damage including ATM, ATR, CHK1, or CHK2.
 We have found that the DNA damaging reagents, IR and MMC, activate independent post-translational modifications of FANCD2 result in distinct functional consequences. IR activates the ATM-dependent phosphorylation of FANCD2 at Serine 222 resulting in an S phase checkpoint response. MMC activates the BRACA-1 dependent and FA pathway dependent monoubiquitination of FANCD2 at lysine 561, resulting in the assembly of FANCD2/BRCA1 nuclear foci and MMC resistance. FANCD2 therefore has two independent functional roles in the maintenance of chromosomal stability resulting from two discrete post-translational modifications provide a link between two additional cancer susceptibility genes (ATM and BRCA1) in a common pathway. Several additional lines of evidence support an interaction between FANCD2 and BRCA1. First, the BRCA1 (-/-) cell line, HCC1937 (Scully et al., Mol. Cell, (1999) Vol. 4, pp. 1093-1099) has a "Fanconi Anemia-like" phenotype, with chromosome instability and increased tri-radial and tetra-radial chromosome formations. Second, although FA cells form BRCA1 foci (and RAD51 foci) normally in response to IR, BRCA1 (-/-) cells have no detectable BRCA1 foci and a greatly decreased number of FANCD2 foci compared to normal cells. Functional complementation of BRCA1 (-/-) cells restored BRCA1 foci and FANCD2 foci to normal levels, and restored normal MMC resistance.
 The amount of FANCD2-L is determined in part by the amount of FAND2-S that is synthesized from the fancd2 gene and in part by the availability of the FA complex to monoubiquinated FANCD2-S to form FANCD2-L. The association of FANCD2-L with nuclear foci including BRCA and ATM and determining the role of FANCD2-L in DNA repair make this protein a powerful target for looking at potential cancer development in patients for a wide range of cancers. Such cancers include those that arise through lesions on chromosome 3p as well as cancers on other chromosomes such that mutations result in interfering with production of upstream members of the FA pathway such as FANCG, FANCC or FANCA. Cancer lines and primary cells from cancer patients including tumor biopsies are being screened for FANCD-L and abnormal levels of this protein is expected to correlate with early diagnosis of disease. Because FANCD2 protein is a final step in a pathway to DNA repair, it is envisaged that any abnormality in a protein in the one or more pathways that lead to the conversion of FANCD2-S to FANCD-L will be readily detected by measuring levels of FANCD2. Moreover, levels of FANCD2 affect how other proteins such as BRCA and ATM functionally interact in the nucleus with consequences for the patient. Analysis of levels of FANCD2 in a patient is expected to aid a physician in a clinical decision with respect to understanding the class of cancer presented by the patient. For instance, if a cancer cell fails to generate the monoubiquinated FANCD2-L isoform, the cell may have increased chromosome instability and perhaps increased sensitivity to irradiation or chemotherapeutic agents. This information will assist the physician in procedure improved treatment for the patient.
 Fanconi Anemia is associated not only with a broad spectrum of different cancers but also with congenital abnormalities. Development of the fetus is a complex but orderly process. Certain proteins have a particularly broad spectrum of effects because they disrupt this orderly progression of development. The FA pathway plays a significant role in development and disruption of the FA pathway results in a multitude of adverse effects. Errors in the FA pathway are detectable through the analysis of the FAND2-L protein from fetal cells. FANCD2 represents a diagnostic marker for normal fetal development and a possible target for therapeutic intervention.
 Consistent with the above, we have shown that FANCD2 plays a role in the production of viable sperm. FANCD2 forms foci on the unpaired axes of chromosomes XY bivalents in late pachytene and in diplotene murine spermatocytes (FIG. 7). Interestingly, FANCD2 foci are also seen at the autosomal telomeres in diplonema. Taken together with the known fertility defects in FA patients and FA-C knockout mice, our observations suggest that activated FANCD2 protein is required for normal progression of spermatocytes through meiosis I. Most of the FANCD2 foci seen on the XY axes were found to co-localize with BRCA1 foci, suggesting that the two proteins may function together in meiotic cells. Like BRCA1, FANCD2 was detected on the axial (unsynapsed) elements of developing synaptonemal complexes. Since recombination occurs in synapsed regions, FANCD2 may function prior to the initiation of recombination, perhaps to help prepare chromosomes for synapsis or to regulate subsequent recombinational events. The relatively synchronous manner in which FANCD2 assembles on meiotic chromosomes, and forms dot structures in mitotic cells, suggests a role of FANCD2 in both mitotic and meiotic cell cycle control.
 Embodiments of the invention are directed to the use of the post translationally modified isoform: FANCD-2L as a diagnostic target for determining the integrity of the FA pathway. Ubiquitination of FANCD2 and the formation of FANCD2 nuclear foci are downstream events in the FA pathway, requiring the function of several FA genes. We have found that biallelic mutations of any of the upstream FA genes (FANCA, FANCB, FANCC, FANCE, FANCF and FANCG) block the posttranslational modification of FANCD2 the unubiquitinated FANCD2 (FANCD2-S) form to the ubiquitinated (FANCD2-L). Any of these upstream defects can be overridden by transfecting cells with FANCD2 cDNA (FIG. 1A).
 We have demonstrated for the first time the existence of FANCD2 and its role in the FA pathway. We have shown that FANCD2 accumulates in nuclear foci in response to DNA damaging agents where it is associated with other DNA repair proteins such as BRCA1 and ATM. We have also demonstrated that FANCD2 exists in two isoforms in cells where a reduction in one of the two isoforms, FANCD2-L is correlated with Fanconi Anemia and with increased cancer susceptibility. We have used these findings to propose a number of diagnostic tests for use in the clinic that will assist with patient care.
 These tests include: (a) genetic and prenatal counseling for parents concerned about inherited Fanconi Anemia in a future offspring or in an existing pregnancy; (b) genetic counseling and immunodiagnostic tests for adult humans to determine increased susceptibility to a cancer correlated with a defective FA pathway; and (c) diagnosing an already existing cancer in a subject to provide an opportunity for developing treatment protocols that are maximally effective for the subject while minimizing side effects.
 The diagnostic tests described herein rely on standard protocols known in the art for which we have provided novel reagents to test for FANCD2 proteins and nucleotide sequences. These reagents include antibodies specific for FANCD2 isoforms, nucleotide sequences from which vectors, probes and primers have been derived for detecting genetic alterations in the FANCD2 gene and cells lines and recombinant cells for preserving and testing defects in the FA pathway.
 We have prepared monoclonal and polyclonal antibody preparations as described in Example 1 that are specific for FANCD2-L and FANCD2-S proteins. In addition, FANCD2 isoform specific antibody fragments and single chain antibodies may be prepared using standard techniques. We have used these antibodies in wet chemistry assays such as immunoprecipitation assays, for example Western blots, to identify FANCD2 isoforms in biological samples (FIG. 1). Conventional immunoassays including enzyme linked immunosorbent assays (ELISA), radioimmune assays (RIA), immunoradiometric assays (IRMA) and immunoenzymatic assays (IEMA) and further including sandwich assays may also be used. Other immunoassays may utilize a sample of whole cells or lysed cells that are reacted with antibody in solution and optionally analyzed in a liquid state within a reservoir. Isoforms of FANCD2 can be identified in situ in intact cells including cell lines, tissue biopsies and blood by immunological techniques using for example fluorescent activated cell sorting, and laser or light microscopy to detect immunofluorescent cells (FIGS. 1-7, 9-14). For example, biopsies of tissues or cell monolayers, prepared on a slide in a preserved state such as embedded in paraffin or as frozen tissue sections can be exposed to antibody for detecting FANCD2-L and then examined by fluorescent microscopy.
 In an embodiment of the invention, patient-derived cell lines or cancer cell lines are analyzed by immunoblotting and immunofluorescence to provide a novel simple diagnostic test for detecting altered amounts of FANCD2 isoforms. The diagnostic test also provides a means to screen for upstream defects in the FA pathway and a practical alternative to the currently employed DEB/MMC chromosome breakage test for FA, because individuals with upstream defects in the FA pathway are unable to ubiquitinate FANCD2. Other assays may be used including assays that combine retroviral gene transfer to form transformed patient derived cell lines (Pulsipher et al., Mol. Med., (1998) Vol. 4, pp. 468-79) together with FANCD2 immunoblotting to provide a rapid subtyping analysis of newly diagnosed patients with any of the syndromes described in Table 2, in particular, that of FA.
 The above assays may be performed by diagnostic laboratories, or, alternatively, diagnostic kits may be manufactured and sold to health care providers or to private individuals for self-diagnosis. The results of these tests and interpretive information are useful for the healthcare provider in diagnosis and treatment of a patient's condition.
 Genetic tests can provide for a subject, a rapid reliable risk analysis for a particular condition against an epidemiological baseline. Our data suggests that genetic heterogeneity occurs in patients with FA within the FANCD2 complementation group. We have found a correlation between genetic heterogeneity and disease as well as genetic heterogeneity and abnormal post-translational modifications that result in the presence or absence of FANCD2-L. This correlation provides the basis for prognostic tests as well as diagnostic tests and treatments for any of the syndromes characterized by abnormal DNA repair. For example, nucleic acid from a cell sample obtained from drawn blood or from other cells derived from a subject can be analyzed for mutations in the FANCD2 gene and the subject may be diagnosed to have an increased susceptibility to cancer.
 We have located the FANCD2 gene at 3p25.3 on chromosome 3p in a region which correlates to a high frequency of cancer. Cytogenetic and loss of heterozygosity (LOH) studies have demonstrated that deletions of chromosome 3p occur at a high frequency in all forms of lung cancer (Todd et al., Cancer Res. Vol. 57, pp. 1344-52). For example, homozygous deletions were found in three squamous cell lines within a region of 3p21. Homozygous deletions were also found in a small cell tumor at 3p12 and a 3p14.2. (Franklin et al., Cancer Res. (1997), Vol. 57, pp. 1344-52). The present mapping of FANCD2 is supportive of the theory that this chromosomal region contains important tumor suppressor genes. Further support for this has been provided by a recent publication of Sekine et al., Human Molecular Genetics, (2001) Vol. 10, pp. 1421-1429, who reported localization of a novel susceptibility gene for familial ovarian cancer to chromosome 3p22-p25. The reduction or absence of FANCD2-L is here proposed to be diagnostic for increased risk of tumors resulting from mutations not only at the FANCD2 site (3p25.3) but also at other sites in the chromosomes possibly arising from defects in DNA repair following cell damage arising from exposure to environmental agents and normal aging processes.
 As more individuals and families are screened for genetic defects in the FANCD2 gene, a data base will be developed in which population frequencies for different mutations will be gathered and correlations made between these mutations and health profile for the individuals so that the predictive value of genetic analysis will continually improve. An example of an allele specific pedigree analysis for FANCD2 is provided in FIG. 10 for two families.
 Diagnosis of a mutation in the FANCD2 gene may initially be detected by a rapid immunological assay for detecting reduced amounts of FANCD2-L proteins. Positive samples may then be screened with available probes and primers for defects in any of the genes in the PA pathway. Where a defect in the FANCD2 gene is implicated, primers or probes such as provided in Table 7 may be used to detect a mutation. In those samples, where a mutation is not detected by such primers or probes, the entire FANCD2 gene may be sequenced to determine the presence and location of the mutation in the gene.
 Nucleic acid screening assays for use in identifying a genetic defect in the FANCD2 gene locus may include PCR and non PCR based assays to detect mutations. There are many approaches to analyzing cell genomes for the presence of mutations in a particular allele. Alteration of a wild-type FANCD2 allele, whether, for example, by point mutation, deletion or insertions can be detected using standard methods employing probes (U.S. Pat. No. 6,033,857). Standard methods include: (a) fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH) which may be used on whole intact cells; and (b) allele specific oligonucleotides (ASO) may be used to detect mutations using hybridization techniques on isolated nucleic acid (Conner et al., Hum. Genet., (1989) Vol. 85, pp. 55-74). Other techniques include (a) observing shifts in electrophoretic mobility of single-stranded DNA on non-denaturing polyacrylamide gels, (b) hybridizing a FANCD2 gene probe to genomic DNA isolated from the tissue sample, (c) hybridizing an allele-specific probe to genomic DNA of the tissue sample, (d) amplifying all or part of the FANCD2 gene from the tissue sample to produce an amplified sequence and sequencing the amplified sequence, (e) amplifying all or pant of the FANCD2 gene from the tissue sample using primers for a specific FANCD2 mutant allele, (f) molecular cloning all or part of the FANCD2 gene from the tissue sample to produce a cloned sequence and sequencing the cloned sequence, (g) identifying a mismatch between (i) a FANCD2 gene or a FANCD2 mRNA isolated from the tissue sample, and (ii) a nucleic acid probe complementary to the human wild-type FANCD2 gene sequence, when molecules (i) and (ii) are hybridized to each other to form a duplex, (h) amplification of FANCD2 gene sequences in the tissue sample and hybridization of the amplified sequences to nucleic acid probes which comprise wild-type FANCD2 gene sequences, (i) amplification of FANCD2 gene sequences in the tissue sample and hybridization of the amplified sequences to nucleic acid probes which comprise mutant FANCD2 gene sequences, (j) screening for a deletion mutation in the tissue sample, (k) screening for a point mutation in the tissue sample, (l) screening for an insertion mutation in the tissue sample, and (m) in situ hybridization of the FANCD2 gene of the tissue sample with nucleic acid probes which comprise the FANCD2 gene.
 It is often desirable to scan a relatively short region of a gene or genome for point mutations: The large numbers of oligonucleotides needed to examine all potential sites in the sequence can be made by efficient combinatorial methods (Southern, E. M et al., Nucleic Acids Res., (1994) Vol. 22, pp. 1368-1373). Arrays may be used in conjunction with ligase or polymerase to look for mutations at all sites in the target sequence (U.S. Pat. No. 6,307,039). Analysis of mutations by hybridization can be performed for example by means of gels, arrays or dot blots.
 The entire gene may be sequenced to identify mutations (U.S. Pat. No. 6,033,857). Sequencing of the FANCD2 locus can be achieved using oligonucleotide tags from a minimally cross hybridizing set which become attached to their complements on solid phase supports when attached to target sequence (U.S. Pat. No. 6,280,935).
 Other approaches to detecting mutations in the FANCD2 gene include those described in U.S. Pat. No. 6,297,010, U.S. Pat. No. 6,287,772 and U.S. Pat. No. 6,300,076. It is further contemplated that the assays may employ nucleic acid microchip technology or analysis of multiple samples using laboratories on chips. Correlation of these mutations with the results of genetic studies on breast, ovarian or prostate cancer patients can then be used to determine if an identified defect within the FANC D2 gene is a cancer-associated defect according to the invention.
 A subject who has developed a tumor maybe screened using nucleic acid diagnostic tests or antibody based tests to detect a FANCD2 gene mutation or a deficiency in FANCD2-L protein. On the basis of such screening samples may be obtained from subjects having a wide range of cancers including melanoma, leukemia, astocytoma, glioblastoma, lymphoma, glioma, Hodgkins lymphoma, chronic lymphocyte leukemia and cancer of the pancreas, breast, thyroid, ovary, uterus, testis, pituitary, kidney, stomach, esophagus and rectum. The clinician has an improved ability to select a suitable treatment protocol for maximizing the treatment benefit for the patient. In particular, the presence of a genetic lesion or a deficiency in FANCD2-L protein may be correlated with responsiveness to various existing chemotherapeutic drugs and radiation therapies.
 New therapeutic treatments may be developed by screening for molecules that modulate the monoubiquitination of FANCD2-S to give rise to FANCD2-L in cell assays (Examples 11-12) and in knock-out mouse models (Example 10). Such molecules may include those that bind directly to FANCD2 or to molecules such as BRACA-2 that appears to interact with BRACA-1 which in turn appears to be activated by FANCD2.
 In addition to screening assays that rely on defects in the FANCD2 gene or protein, an observed failure of the ubiquitination reaction that is necessary for the formation of FANCD2-L may result from a defect in the FA pathway at any point preceding the post translational modification of FANCD2 including FANCD2-S itself. Knowing the terminal step in the reactions, enables a screening assay to be formulated in which small molecules are screened in cells containing "broken FA pathway" or in vitro until a molecule is found to repair the broken pathway. This molecule can then be utilized as a probe to identify the nature of the defect. It may further be used as a therapeutic agent to repair the defect. For example, we have shown that cell cycle arrest and reduced proliferation of FA cells can be partially corrected by overexpression of a protein, SPHAR, a member of the cyclin family of proteins. This can form the basis of an assay which is suitable as a screen for identifying therapeutic small molecules.
 Cells which are deficient in the posttranslational modified FANCD2 are particularly sensitive to DNA damage. These cells may serve as a sensitive screen for determining whether a compound (including toxic molecules) has the capability for damaging DNA. Conversely, these cells also serve as a sensitive screen for determining whether a compound can protect cells against DNA damage.
 FA patients and patients suffering from syndromes associated with DNA repair defects die from complications of bone marrow failure. Gene transfer is a therapeutic option to correct the defect. Multiple defects may occur throughout the FA pathway. We have shown that the terminal step is critical to proper functioning of the cell and the organism. In an embodiment of the invention, correction of defects anywhere in the FA pathway may be satisfactorily achieved by gene therapy or by therapeutic agents that target the transformation of FANCD2-S to FANCD2-L so that this transformation is successfully achieved.
 Gene therapy may be carried out according to generally accepted methods, for example, as described by Friedman in "Therapy for Genetic Disease," T. Friedman, ed., Oxford University Press (1991), pp. 105-121. Targeted tissues for ex vivo or in vivo gene therapy include bone marrow for example, hematopoietic stem cells prior to onset of anemia and fetal tissues involved in developmental abnormalities. Gene therapy can provide wild-type FAND2-L function to cells which carry mutant FANCD2 alleles. Supplying such a function should suppress neoplastic growth of the recipient cells or ameliorate the symptoms of Fanconi Anemia.
 The wild-type FANCD-2 gene or a part of the gene may be introduced into the cell in a vector such that the gene remains extrachromosomal. In such a situation, the gene may be expressed by the cell from the extrachromosomal location. If a gene portion is introduced and expressed in a cell carrying a mutant FANCD-2 allele, the gene portion may encode a part of the FANCD-2 protein which is required for non-neoplastic growth of the cell. Alternatively, the wild-type FANCD-2 gene or a part thereof may be introduced into the mutant cell in such a way that it recombines with the endogenous mutant FANCD-2 gene present in the cell.
 Viral vectors are one class of vectors for achieving gene therapy. Viral-mediated gene transfer can be combined with direct in vivo gene transfer using liposome delivery, allowing one to direct the viral vectors to the tumor cells and not into the surrounding nondividing cells. Alternatively, a viral vector producer cell line can be injected into tumors (Culver et al., 1992). Injection of producer cells would then provide a continuous source of vector particles. This technique has been approved for use in humans with inoperable brain tumors.
 The vector may be injected into the patient, either locally at the site of the tumor or systemically (in order to reach any tumor cells that may have metastasized to other sites). If the transfected gene is not permanently incorporated into the genome of each of the targeted tumor cells, the treatment may have to be repeated periodically.
 Vectors for introduction of genes both for recombination and for extrachromosomal maintenance are known in the art (for example as disclosed in U.S. Pat. No. 5,252,479 and PCT 93/07282, and U.S. Pat. No. 6,303,379) and include viral vectors such as retroviruses, herpes viruses (U.S. Pat. No. 6,287,557) or adenoviruses (U.S. Pat. No. 6,281,010) or a plasmid vector containing the FANCD2-L.
 A vector carrying the therapeutic gene sequence or the DNA encoding the gene or piece of the gene may be injected into the patient either locally at the site of a tumor or systemically so as to reach metastasized tumor cells. Targeting may be achieved without further manipulation of the vector or the vector may be coupled to a molecule having a specificity of binding for a tumor where such molecule may be a receptor agonist or antagonist and may further include a peptide, lipid (including liposomes) or saccharide including an oligopolysaccharide or polysaccharide) as well as synthetic targeting molecules. The DNA may be conjugated via polylysine to a binding ligand. If the transfected gene is not permanently incorporated into the genome of each of the targeted tumor cells, the treatment may have to be repeated periodically.
 Methods for introducing DNA into cells prior to introduction into the patient may be accomplished using techniques such as electroporation, calcium phosphate coprecipitation and viral transduction as described in the art (U.S. Pat. No. 6,033,857), and the choice of method is within the competence of the routine experimenter.
 Cells transformed with the wild-type FANCD2 gene or mutant FANCD2 gene can be used as model systems to study remission of diseases resulting from defective DNA repair and drug treatments which promote such remission.
 As generally discussed above, the FANCD2 gene or fragment, where applicable, may be employed in gene therapy methods in order to increase the amount of the expression products of such genes in abnormal cells. Such gene therapy is particularly appropriate for use in pre-cancerous cells, where the level of FANCD2-L polypeptide may be absent or diminished compared to normal cells and where enhancing the levels of FANCD2-L may slow the accumulation of defects arising from defective DNA repair and hence postpone initiation of a cancer state. It may also be useful to increase the level of expression of the FANCD2 gene even in those cells in which the mutant gene is expressed at a "normal" level, but there is a reduced level of the FANCD2-L isoform. The critical role of FANCD2-L in normal DNA repair provides an opportunity for developing therapeutic agents to correct a defect that causes a reduction in levels of FANCD2-L. One approach to developing novel therapeutic agents is through rational drug design. Rational drug design can provide structural analogs of biologically active polypeptides of interest or of small molecules with which they interact (e.g., agonists, antagonists, inhibitors or enhancers) in order to fashion more active or stable forms of the polypeptide, or to design small molecules which enhance or interfere with the function of a polypeptide in vivo (Hodgson, 1991). Rational drug design may provide small molecules or modified polypeptides which have improved FANCD2-L activity or stability or which act as enhancers, inhibitors, agonists or antagonists of FANCD2-L activity. By virtue of the availability of cloned FANCD2 sequences, sufficient amounts of the FANCD2-L polypeptide may be made available to perform such analytical studies as x-ray crystallography. In addition, the knowledge of the FANCD2-L protein sequence provided herein will guide those employing computer modeling techniques in place of, or in addition to x-ray crystallography.
 Peptides or other molecules which have FANCD2-L activity can be supplied to cells which are deficient in the protein in a therapeutic formulation. The sequence of the FANCD2-L protein is disclosed for several organisms (human, fly and plant) (SEQ ID NO:1-3). FANCD2 could be produced by expression of the cDNA sequence in bacteria, for example, using known expression vectors with additional posttranslational modifications. Alternatively, FANCD2-L polypeptide can be extracted from FANCD2-L-producing mammalian cells. In addition, the techniques of synthetic chemistry can be employed to synthesize FANCD2-L protein. Other molecules with FANCD2-L activity (for example, peptides, drugs or organic compounds) may also be used as a therapeutic agent. Modified polypeptides having substantially similar function are also used for peptide therapy.
 Similarly, cells and animals which carry a mutant FANCD2 allele or make insufficient levels of FANCD2-L can be used as model systems to study and test for substances which have potential as therapeutic agents. The cells which may be either somatic or germline can be isolated from individuals with reduced levels of FANCD2-L. Alternatively, the cell line can be engineered to have a reduced levels of FANCD2-L, as described above. After a test substance is applied to the cells, the DNA repair impaired transformed phenotype of the cell is determined.
 The efficacy of novel candidate therapeutic molecules can be tested in experimental animals for efficacy and lack of toxicity. Using standard techniques, animals can be selected after mutagenesis of whole animals or after genetic engineering of germline cells or zygotes to form transgenic animals. Such treatments include insertion of mutant FANCD2 alleles, usually from a second animal species, as well as insertion of disrupted homologous genes. Alternatively, the endogenous FANCD2 gene of the animals may be disrupted by insertion or deletion mutation or other genetic alterations using conventional techniques (Capecchi, Science, (1989) Vol. 244, pp. 1288-1292) (Valancius and Smithies, 1991). After test substances have been administered to the animals, the growth of tumors must be assessed. If the test substance prevents or suppresses pathologies arising from defective DNA repair, then the test substance is a candidate therapeutic agent for the treatment of the diseases identified herein.
 The subject invention provides for Fanconi Anemia/BRCA-based diagnostic assays to determine if a patient has cancer or is at an increased risk of cancer. The invention also features screening methods for the discovery of novel cancer therapeutics that are inhibitors of the Fanconi Anemia/BRCA pathway. Finally, the invention provides methods for the chemosensitization of tumor cells that have become resistant to one or more chemotherapy compounds as well as assays to determine the efficacy of chemotherapy drugs.
 The practice of the present invention will employ, unless otherwise indicated, conventional techniques of molecular biology, cell biology, microbiology and recombinant DNA techniques, which are within the skill of the art. Such techniques are explained fully in the literature. See, e.g., Sambrook, Fritsch & Maniatis, 1989, Molecular Cloning: A Laboratory Manual, Second Edition; Oligonucleotide Synthesis (M. J. Gait, ed., 1984); Nucleic Acid Hybridization (B. D. Harnes & S. J. Higgins, eds., 1984); A Practical Guide to Molecular Cloning (B. Perbal, 1984); (Harlow, E. and Lane, D.) Using Antibodies: A Laboratory Manual (1999) Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press; and a series, Methods in Enzymology (Academic Press, Inc.); Short Protocols In Molecular Biology, (Ausubel et al., ed., 1995). All patents, patent applications, and publications mentioned herein, both supra and infra, are hereby incorporated by reference in their entirety.
 The invention provides for the preparation of cellular extracts from tissue biopsies of patients including, but not limited to brain, heart, lung, lymph nodes, eyes, joints, skin and neoplasms associated with these organs. "Tissue biopsy" also encompasses the collection of biological fluids including but not limited to blood, plasma, sputum, urine, cerebrospinal fluid, lavages, and leukophoresis samples. In a preferred embodiment, "tissue biopsies" according to the invention are taken from tumors of the breast, ovary or prostate. "Tissue biopsies" are obtained using techniques well known in the art including needle aspiration and punch biopsy of the skin.
 Cisplatin has been widely used to treat cancers such as metastatic testicular or ovarian carcinoma, advanced bladder cancer, head or neck cancer, cervical cancer, lung cancer or other tumors. Cisplatin can be used alone or in combination with other agents, with efficacious doses used in clinical applications of 15-20 mg/m2 for 5 days every three weeks for a total of three courses. Exemplary doses may be 0.50 mg/m2, 1.0 mg/m2, 1.50 mg/m2, 1.75 mg/m2, 2.0 mg/m2, 3.0 mg/m2, 4.0 mg/m2, 5.0 mg/m2, 10 mg/m2. Of course, all of these dosages are exemplary, and any dosage in-between these points is also expected to be of use in the invention. Cisplatin is not absorbed orally and must therefore be delivered via injection intravenously, subcutaneously, intratumorally or intraperitoneally. Procedures for proper handling and disposal of anticancer drugs should be considered. Several guidelines on this subject have been published and are known by those in the art.
 For example, PLATINOL-AQ, (cisplatin injection) NDC 0015-3220-22 (Bristol Myers Squibb) is supplied as a sterile, multidose vial without preservatives. Each multidose vial contains 50 mg of cisplatin NDC 0015-3221-22 and should be stored at 15° C.-25° C. and protected from light. The cisplatin remaining in the amber vial following initial entry is stable for 28 days protected from light or for 7 days under fluorescent room light.
 The prescribing information for PLATINOL-AQ, (cisplatin injection) NDC 0015-3220-22 is available from Bristol Myers Squibb. The plasma concentrations of cisplatin decay monoexponentially with a half-life of about 20 to 30 minutes following bolus administrations of 50 or 100 mg/m2 doses. Monoexponential decay and plasma half-lives of about 0.5 hour are also seen following two hour or seven hour infusions of 100 mg/m2. After the latter, the total-body clearances and volumes of distribution at steady-state for cisplatin are about 15 to 16 L/h/m2 and 11 to 12 L/m2.
Dosage and Administration of Cisplatin
 The dosage and administration of cisplatin for the treatment of cancer is known in the art. The prescribing information of PLATINOL-AQ (Bristol Myers Squibb) recommends the following guidelines for dosage and administration: "Needles or intravenous sets containing aluminum parts that may come in contact with PLATINOL-AQ should not de used for preparation or administration. Aluminum reacts with PLATINOL-AQ, causing precipitate formation and a loss of potency".
 Metastatic Testicular Tumors: The usual PLATINOL-AQ dose for the treatment of testicular cancer in combination with other approved chemotherapeutic agents is 20 mg/m2 I.V. daily for 5 days per cycle.
 Metastatic Ovarian Tumors: The usual PLATINOL-AQ dose for the treat-ment of metastatic ovarian tumors in combination with CYTOXAN (cy-clophosphamide) is 75-100 mg/m2 I.V. per cycle once every 4 weeks, (Day 1). The dose of CYTOXAN when used in combination with PLATINOL-AQ is 600 mg/m2 I.V. once every 4 weeks, (Day 1). For directions for the administration of CYTOXAN, refer to the CYTOXAN package insert. In combination therapy, PLATINOL-AQ and CYTOXAN are administered sequentially. As a single agent, PLATINOL-AQ should be administered at a dose of 100 mg/m2 I.V. per cycle once every 4 weeks.
 Advanced Bladder Cancer: PLATINOL-AQ (cisplatin injection) should be administered as a single agent at a dose of 50-70 mg/m2 I.V. per cycle once every 3 to 4 weeks depending on the extent of prior exposure to radiation therapy and/or prior chemotherapy. For heavily pretreated patients an initial dose of 50 mg/m2 per cycle repeated every four weeks is recommended. Pretreatment hydration with 1 to 2 liters of fluid infused for 8 to 12 hours prior to a PLATINOL-AQ dose is recommended. The drug is then diluted in 2 liters of 5% Dextrose in 1/2 or 1/3 normal saline containing 37.5 g of mannitol, and infused over a 6- to 8-hour period. If diluted solution is not to be used within 6 hours, protect solution from light. Do not dilute PLATINOL-AQ in just 5% Dextrose Injection. Adequate hydration and urinary output must be maintained during the following 24 hours. A repeat course of PLATINOL-AQ should not be given until the serum creatinine is below 1.5 mg/100 mL, and/or the BUN is below 25 mg/100 mL. A repeat course should not be given until circulating blood elements are at an acceptable level (platelets >100,000/mm2, WBC >4,000/mm2). Subsequent doses of PLATINOL-AQ should not be given until an audiometric analysis indicates that auditory acuity is within normal limits. As with other potentially toxic compounds, caution should be exercised in handling the aqueous solution. Skin reactions associated with accidental exposure to cisplatin may occur. The use of gloves is recommended. The aqueous solution should be used intravenously only and should be administered by I.V. infusion over a 6- to 8-hour period.
Dosage and Administration of a Chemosensitizing Agent
 Methods of cancer chemosensitization are reported in U.S. Pat. No. 5,776,925, which is incorporated herein in its entirety. Cancer treatment according to the present invention envisions the use of one or more anti-neoplastic agents in conjunction with compounds that are not necessarily cytotoxic in themselves, but modify the host or tumor so as to enhance anticancer therapy. Such agents are called chemosensitizers.
 Treatment with a chemosensitizing agent is therapeutically effective in a cancer patient, according to the invention, if tumor size is decreased by 10%, preferably 25%, preferably 50%, more preferably 75%, most preferably 100% in the presence of an antineoplastic agent and corresponding chemosensitizing agent as compared to tumor size after treatment with the anti-neoplastic agent but in the absence of the corresponding chemosenziting agent.
 The present invention provides for pharmaceutical compositions comprising a therapeutically effective amount of a chemosensitizing agent, as disclosed herein, in combination with a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier or excipient. The chemosensitizers in accordance with the invention, may be administered to a patient locally or in any systemic fashion, whether intravenous, subcutaneous, intramuscular, parenteral, intraperitoneal or oral. Preferably, administration will be systemic in conjunction with or before the administration of one or more anti-neoplastic agents. In a preferred embodiment, the anti-neoplastic agent is cisplatin that is administered according to protocols well known in the art and as described herein.
 For oral administration, the chemosensitizing agents useful in the invention will generally be provided in the form of tablets or capsules, as a powder or granules, or as an aqueous solution or suspension. Tablets for oral use may include the active ingredients mixed with pharmaceutically acceptable excipients such as inert diluents, disintegrating agents, binding agents, lubricating agents, sweetening agents, flavouring agents, colouring agents and preservatives. Suitable inert diluents include sodium and calcium carbonate, sodium and calcium phosphate, and lactose, while corn starch and alginic acid are suitable disintegrating agents. Binding agents may include starch and gelatin, while the lubricating agent, if present, will generally be magnesium stearate, stearic acid or talc. If desired, the tablets may be coated with a material such as glyceryl monostearate or glyceryl distearate, to delay absorption in the gastrointestinal tract.
 Capsules for oral use include hard gelatin capsules in which the active ingredient is mixed with a solid diluent, and soft gelatin capsules wherein the active ingredients is mixed with water or an oil such as peanut oil, liquid paraffin or olive oil.
 For subcutaneous and intravenous use, the chemosensitizing agents of the invention will generally be provided in sterile aqueous solutions or suspensions, buffered to an appropriate pH and isotonicity. Suitable aqueous vehicles include Ringer's solution and isotonic sodium chloride. Aqueous suspensions according to the invention may include suspending agents such as cellulose derivatives, sodium alginate, polyvinyl-pyrrolidone and gum tragacanth, and a wetting agent such as lecithin. Suitable preservatives for aqueous suspensions include ethyl and n-propyl p-hydroxybenzoate.
 The chemosensitizing agents useful according to the invention may also be presented as liposome formulations.
 In general a suitable dose will be in the range of 0.01 to 100 mg per kilogram body weight of the recipient per day, preferably in the range of 0.2 to 10 mg per kilogram body weight per day. The desired dose is preferably presented once daily, but may be dosed as two, three, four, five, six or more sub-doses administered at appropriate intervals throughout the day. These sub-doses may be administered in unit dosage forms, for example, containing 10 to 1500 mg, preferably 20 to 1000 mg, and most preferably 50 to 700 mg of active ingredient per unit dosage form. Dosages of chemosensitizing agents useful according to the invention will vary depending upon the condition to be treated or prevented and on the identity of the chemosensitizing agent being used. Estimates of effective dosages and in vivo half-lives for the individual compounds encompassed by the invention can be made on the basis of in vivo testing using an animal model, such as the mouse model described herein or an adaptation of such method to larger mammals.
 In addition to their administration singly, the compounds useful according to the invention can be administered in combination with other known chemosensitizing agents and anti-neoplastic agents, as described herein. In any event, the administering physician can adjust the amount and timing of drug administration on the basis of results observed using standard measures of cancer activity known in the art.
 Nonlimiting examples of anti-neoplastic agents include, e.g., antimicrotubule agents, topoisomerase inhibitors, antimetabolites, mitotic inhibitors, alkylating agents, intercalating agents, agents capable of interfering with a signal transduction pathway, agents that promote apoptosis, radiation, and antibodies against other tumor-associated antigens (including naked antibodies, immunotoxins and radioconjugates). Examples of the particular classes of anti-cancer agents are provided in detail as follows: antitubulin/antimicrotubule, e.g., paclitaxel, vincristine, vinblastine, vindesine, vinorelbin, taxotere; topoisomerase I inhibitors, e.g., topotecan, camptothecin, doxorubicin, etoposide, mitoxantrone, daunorubicin, idarubicin, teniposide, amsacrine, epirubicin, merbarone, piroxantrone hydrochloride; antimetabolites, e.g., 5-fluorouracil (5-FU), methotrexate, 6-mercaptopurine, 6-thioguanine, fludarabine phosphate, cytarabine/Ara-C, trimetrexate, gemcitabine, acivicin, alanosine, pyrazofurin, N-Phosphoracetyl-L-Asparate, i.e., PALA, pentostatin, 5-azacitidine, 5-Aza 2'-deoxycytidine, ara-A, cladribine, 5-fluorouridine, FUDR, tiazofurin, N-[5-[N-(3,4-dihydro-2-methyl-4-oxoquinazolin-6-ylmethyl)-N-methylamino]-- 2-thenoyl]-L-glutamic acid; alkylating agents, e.g., cisplatin, carboplatin, mitomycin C, BCNU, i.e., Carmustine, melphalan, thiotepa, busulfan, chlorambucil, plicamycin, dacarbazine, ifosfamide phosphate, cyclophosphamide, nitrogen mustard, uracil mustard, pipobroman, 4-ipomeanol; agents acting via other mechanisms of action, e.g., dihydrolenperone, spiromustine, and desipeptide; biological response modifiers, e.g., to enhance anti-tumor responses, such as interferon; apoptotic agents, such as actinomycin D; and anti-hormones, for example anti-estrogens such as tamoxifen or, for example antiandrogens such as 4'-cyano-3-(4-fluorophenylsulphonyl)-2-hydroxy-2-methyl-3'-(trifluorometh- yl)propionanilide.
 An anti-neoplastic agent is therapeutic in a cancer patient, according to the invention, if tumor size is decreased by 10%, preferably 25%, preferably 50%, more preferably 75%, most preferably 100% when compared to tumor size prior to the initiation of treatment with an anti-neoplastic agent.
 In a further embodiment, an anti-neoplastic agent, according to the invention, is therapeutically effective if the cancer patient remains cancer free, i.e., without any detectable tumors, for preferably 6 months, preferably 1 year, more preferably 2 years and most preferably 5 years or more after initiation of cancer therapy.
Inhibitors of the Fanconi Anemia/BRCA Pathway According to the Invention
 Potential inhibitors of the Fanconi Anemia/BRCA pathway include, but are not limited to, biomolecules that disrupt the expression or function of Fanconi Anemia/BRCA pathway genes or proteins as defined herein. Potential inhibitors of the Fanconi Anemia/BRCA pathway include, but are not limited, to Fanconi Anemia/BRCA pathway gene antisense nucleic acids (antisense Fanconi Anemia/BRCA pathway gene RNAs, oligonucleotides, modified oligonucleotides, RNAi), dominant negative mutants of the Fanconi Anemia/BRCA pathway gene pathway as well as inhibitors of Fanconi Anemia/BRCA pathway gene transcription, mRNA processing, mRNA transport, protein translation, protein modification, protein transport, nuclear transport and Fanconi Anemia/BRCA protein complex formation.
 In a most preferred embodiment, the present invention provides for small molecule inhibitors of the FANC-D2 ubiquitin E3 ligase.
 Microarrays According to the Invention
 To identify cancer therapeutics or chemosensitizing agents, the invention provides for the use of microarrays.
 In one embodiment, the microarray of the invention is used to identify chemosensitizing agents.
 In another embodiment, the microarray of the invention is used to test tissue biopsy samples for the presence of cancer-associated defects within the Fanconi Anemia/BRCA pathway genes.
 In another embodiment, the microarrays of the invention are used to screen for inhibitors of the Fanconi Anemia/BRCA gene pathway.
 In another embodiment, the microarrays of the invention are to be used to screen for inhibitors of the FANC-D2 ubiquitin E3 ligase.
 In another embodiment, the invention provides for tissue microarrays comprising tissue biopsy samples from patients who have a cancer or who may be at risk of cancer that are screening for the presence of cancer associated defects within Fanconi Anemia/BRCA gene pathway as defined herein. In a preferred embodiment, the tissue microarrays of the present invention are used to screen for the presence of mon-ubiqutinated FANC D2-L.
 In another embodiment, the invention provides for tissue microarrays comprising tissue biopsy samples from patients having BRCA-1 and BRCA-2/FANC D-1 cancer-associated defects.
 In another embodiment, the invention provides for tissue microarrays comprising tissue biopsy samples from patients that do not have BRCA-1 and BRCA-2/FANC D-1 cancer-associated defects.
 A "sequencing array" contains regions of the entire open reading frame of the genes in question, in order to look for mutations in the clincial sample. A "transcriptional profiling array" can have sequences from the 3' end of the genes in questions, in order to determine the expression of mRNAs in the clinical sample.
 A transcriptional profiling array will be used to look at mRNA levels corresponding to each of the genes in the pathway. For instance, a breast or ovarian cancer which has a decrease in one of the transcripts, e.g., corresponding to FANC F would show that there is a defect in the Fanconi Anemia/BRCA pathway, due to decreased FANCF expression.
Construction of a Microarray
Substrate of the Microarray
 In one embodiment of the invention, the microarray or array comprises a substrate to facilitate handling of the microarray through a variety of molecular procedures. As used herein, "molecular procedure" refers to contact of the microarray with a test reagent or molecular probe such as an antibody, nucleic acid probe, enzyme, chromagen, label, and the like. In one embodiment, a molecular procedure comprises a plurality of hybridizations, incubations, fixation steps, changes of temperature (from -4° C. to 100° C.), exposures to solvents, and/or wash steps.
 In a further embodiment of the invention, the microarray comprises a substrate to facilitate exposure of tissue biopsy samples to different potential inhibitors of the Fanconi Anemia/BRCA pathway, cancer therapeutics or chemosensitizing agents.
 In one embodiment of the invention, the microarray substrate is solvent resistant. In another embodiment of the invention, the substrate is transparent. The substrate may be biological, non-biological, organic, inorganic, or a combination of any of these, existing as particles, strands, precipitates, gels, sheets, tubing, spheres, beads, containers, capillaries, pads, slices, films, plates, slides, chips, etc. The substrate is preferably flat or planar but may take on a variety of alternative surface configurations. The substrate may be a polymerized Langmuir Blodgett film, functionalized glass, Si, Ge, GaAs, GaP, SiO2, SIN4, modified silicon, or other nonporous substrate, plastic, such as polyolefin, polyamide, polyacarylamide, polyester, polyacrylic ester, polycarbonate, polytetrafluoroethylene, polyvinyl acetate, and a plastic composition containing fillers (such as glass fillers), extenders, stabilizers, and/or antioxidants; celluloid, cellophane or urea formaldehyde resins or other synthetic resins such as cellulose acetate ethylcellulose, or other transparent polymer. Other substrate materials will be readily apparent to those of skill in the art upon review of this disclosure.
 In one embodiment, the microarray substrate is rigid; however, in another embodiment, the profile array substrate is semi-rigid or flexible (e.g., a flexible plastic comprising polycarbonate, cellular acetate, polyvinyl chloride, and the like). In a further embodiment, the array substrate is optically opaque and substantially non-fluorescent. Nylon or nitrocellulose membranes can also be used as array substrates and include materials such as polycarbonate, polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF), polysulfone, mixed esters of cellulose and nitrocellulose, and the like.
 The size and shape of the substrate may generally be varied. The substrate may have any convenient shape, such as a disc, square, sphere, circle, etc. However, preferably, the substrate fits entirely on the stage of a microscope. In one embodiment, the profile array substrate is planar. In one embodiment of the invention, the microarray substrate is 1 inch by 3 inches, 77×50 mm, or 22×50 mm. In another embodiment of the invention, the microarray substrate is at least 10-200 mm×10-200 mm.
Additional Features of the Substrate
 In one embodiment of the invention, the substrate comprises a location for placing an identifier (e.g., a wax pencil or crayon mark, an etched mark, a label, a bar code, a microchip for transmitting radio or electronic signals, and the like). In one embodiment, the location comprises frosted glass. In one embodiment, the microchip communicates with a processor which comprises or can access stored information relating to the identity and address of sublocations on the array, and/or including information regarding the individual from whom the tissue was taken, e.g., prognosis, diagnosis, medical history, family medical history, drug treatment, age of death and cause of death, and the like.
 The microarray comprises a plurality of sublocations. Each sublocation comprises a tissue stably associated therewith (e.g., able to retain its position relative to another sublocation after exposure to at least one molecular procedure). In one embodiment, the tissue is a tissue which has morphological features substantially intact which can be at least viewed under a microscope to distinguish subcellular features (e.g., such as a nucleus, an intact cell membrane, organells, and/or other cytological features), i.e., the tissue is not lysed.
 In one embodiment of the invention, the microarray comprises from 2-1000 sublocations. In another embodiment, the microarray comprises 2, 5, 10, 20, 25, 30, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65, 75, 100, 150, 200, 250, 500, 550, 600, 650, 700, 750, 800, 850, 900, 950 or 1000 or more sublocations. In one embodiment of the invention, each sublocation is from 2-10 mm apart. In another embodiment of the invention, each sublocation comprises at least one dimension which is 20-600 mm. The sublocations can be organized in any pattern, and each sublocation can be generally any shape (square, circular, oval, elliptical, disc shaped, rectangular, triangular, and the like).
 In a preferred embodiment, the sublocations are positioned in a regular repeating pattern (e.g., rows and columns) such that the identification of each sublocation as to tissue type can be ascertained by the use of an array locator. In one embodiment, the array locator is a template having a plurality of shapes, each shape corresponding to the shape of each sublocation in the array, and maintaining the same relationships as each sublocation on the array. The array locator is marked by coordinates, allowing the user to readily identify a sublocation on the array by virtue of unique coordinates. In one embodiment of the invention, the array locator is a transparent sheet (e.g., plastic, acetate, and the like). In another embodiment of the invention, the array locator is a sheet comprising a plurality of holes, each hole corresponding in shape and location to each sublocation on the array.
 In one aspect, the invention provides for arrays wherein the compounds comprising the array are spotted onto a solid support, e.g., spotted using a robotic GMS 417 arrayer (Affymetrix, Calif.). Alternatively, spotting may be carried out using contact printing technology or other methods known in the art.
Types of Microarrays According to the Invention
Small Molecule Arrays
 In the small molecule microarrays or arrays of the invention, the small molecules are stably associated with the surface of a solid support, wherein the support may be a flexible or rigid solid support. By "stably associated" is meant that each small molecule maintains a unique position relative to the solid support under binding and washing conditions. As such, the samples are non-covalently or covalently stably associated with the support surface. Examples of non-covalent association include non-specific adsorption, binding based on electrostatic interactions (e.g., ion pair interactions), hydrophobic interactions, hydrogen bonding interactions, specific binding through a specific binding pair member covalently attached to the support surface, and the like. Examples of covalent binding include covalent bonds formed between the small molecules and a functional group present on the surface of the rigid support (e.g., --OH), where the functional group may be naturally occurring. The surface of the substrate can be preferably provided with a layer of linker molecules, although it will be understood that the linker molecules are not required elements of the invention. The linker molecules are preferably of sufficient length to permit small molecules of the invention and on a substrate to bind to small molecules and to interact freely with molecules exposed to the substrate.
 The amount of small molecule present in each composition will be sufficient to provide for adequate binding and detection of target small molecules during the assay in which the array is employed. Generally, the amount of each small molecule stably associated with the solid support of the array is at least about 0.1 pg, preferably at least about 0.5 pg and more preferably at least about 1 pg, where the amount may be as high as 1000 pg or higher, but will usually not exceed about 100 pg. In a preferred embodiment, the microarray has a density exceeding 1, 2, 5, 7, 10, 15 or 20 or more small molecules/cm2.
 In a preferred embodiment of the invention, the microarrays or arrays comprise human tissue samples. The microarrays according to the invention comprise a plurality of sublocations, each sublocation comprising a tissue sample having at least one known biological characteristic (e.g., such as tissue type). In a preferred embodiment of the invention, the plurality of sublocations comprise cancerous tissue at different neoplastic stages.
 In one embodiment of the invention, the cancerous cells at individual sublocations are from an individual with an underlying cancer or predisposition to having a cancer.
 In one embodiment of the invention, the cancerous cells at individual sublocations are from an individual with cancer-associated defects in the BRCA-1 and/or FANC D1/BRCA-2 genes.
 In one embodiment, the microarray comprises at least one sublocation comprising cancerous cells from a single patient and comprises a plurality of sublocations comprising cells from other tissues and organs from the same patient. In a different embodiment, a microarray is provided comprising cells from a plurality of individuals who have all died from the same pathology, or from individuals being treated with the same drug (including those who recovered from the disease and/or those who did not).
 In another embodiment of the invention, the microarray comprises a plurality of sublocations comprising cells from individuals sharing a trait in addition to cancer. In one embodiment of the invention, the trait shared is gender, age, a pathology, predisposition to a pathology, exposure to an infectious disease (e.g., HIV), kinship, death from the same illness, treatment with the same drug, exposure to chemotherapy or radiotherapy, exposure to hormone therapy, exposure to surgery, exposure to the same environmental condition, the same genetic alteration or group of alterations, expression of the same gene or sets of genes.
 In a further embodiment of the invention, each sublocation of the microarray comprises cells from different members of a pedigree sharing a family history of cancer (e.g., selected from the group consisting of sibs, twins, cousins, mothers, fathers, grandmothers, grandfathers, uncles, aunts, and the like). In another embodiment of the invention, the "pedigree microarray" comprises environment-matched controls (e.g., husbands, wives, adopted children, stepparents, and the like). In still a further embodiment of the invention, the microarray is a reflection of a plurality of traits representing a particular patient demographic group of interest, e.g., overweight smokers, diabetics with peripheral vascular disease, individuals having a particular predisposition to disease (e.g., sickle cell Anemia, Tay Sachs, severe combined immunodeficiency), wherein individuals in each group have cancer.
 In a preferred embodiment of the invention, the microarrays comprise human tissue biopsies.
 FANC D2-/- as disclosed herein. In one embodiment, the microarray comprises multiple tissues from such a mouse. In another embodiment of the invention, the microarray comprises tissues from mice that are FANC D2-/- as disclosed herein, and which have been treated with a cancer therapy (e.g., drugs, antibodies, protein therapies, gene therapies, antisense therapies, and the like).
Screening of Chemosensitizing Agents and Novel Cancer Therapeutics
 The microarrays of the invention are used to screen for chemosensitizing agents and cancer therapeutics. The screening procedures used are disclosed in Examples 15 and 16.
Measurement of Resistance to a Chemotherapy Agent
 Methylation of the FANC F gene within tumor cells that are treated with cisplatin results in the repression of FANC F gene expression and thereby causes a disruption in the tumor cell's DNA damage repair mechanisms and resulting in resistance to cisplatin. The invention therefore provides for the determination of the methylation state of any of the Fanconi Anemia/BRCA pathway genes (see Example 19). In a preferred embodiment, the invention provides microarrays of tissue biopsy samples from patients being treated with one or more chemotherapy compounds for the determination of the methylation state of the Fanconi Anemia/BRCA genes as a measurement of the degree of a tumor's resistance to one or more chemotherapy compounds. Methods of measuring DNA methylation of genes are well known in the art (see U.S. Pat. Nos. 6,200,756; 6,331,393; 6,251,594).
Kits According to the Invention
 The invention provides for kits useful for screening for chemosensitizers and cancer therapeutics, as well as kits useful for diagnosis of cancer or predisposition toward cancer involving cancer-associated defects in the Fanconi Anemia/BRCA gene pathway. Kits useful according to the invention include isolated FANC D2 polynucleotide primer pairs, probes, inhibitors of the Fanconi Anemia/BRCA pathway and a FANC D2-specific antibody. In addition, kits can contain control unmethylated FANC D2 genes. In a further embodiment, a kit according to the invention can contain an ovary cancer tumor cell line. All kits according to the invention will comprise the stated items or combinations of items and packaging materials therefore. Kits will also include instructions for use.
 The present invention is described by reference to the following Examples, which are offered by way of illustration and are not intended to limit the invention in any manner. Standard techniques well known in the art or the techniques specifically described below were utilized.
Experimental Protocols Used in Examples 2-8
 Cell Lines and Culture Conditions. Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) transformed lymphoblasts were maintained in RPMI media supplemented with 15% heat-inactivated fetal calf serum (FCS) and grown in a humidified 5% CO2-containing atmosphere at 37° C. A control lymphoblast line (PD7) and FA lymphoblast lines (FA-A (HSC72), FA-C(PD-4), FA-D (PD-20), FA-F (EUFA121), and FA-G (EUFA316)) have been previously described (de Winter et al., Nat. Genet., (1998) Vol. 20, pp. 281-283) (Whitney et al., Nat. Genet., (1995) Vol. 11, pp. 341-343) (Yamashita et al., P.N.A.S., (1994) Vol. 91, pp. 6712-6716) (de Winter et al., Am. J. Hum. Genet., (2001), Vol. 57, pp. 1306-1308). PD81 is a lymphoblast cell line from an FA-A patient. The SV40-transformed FA fibroblasts, GM6914, PD426, FAG326SV and PD20F, as well as HeLa cells, were grown in DMEM supplemented with 15% FCS. FA cells (both lymphoblasts and fibroblasts) were functionally complemented with pMMP retroviral vectors containing the corresponding FANC cDNAs, and functional complementation was confirmed by the MMC assay (Garcia-Higuera et al., Mol. Cell. Biol., (1999) Vol. 19, pp. 4866-4873) (Kuang et al., Blood, (2000), Vol. 96, pp. 1625-1632).
 Cell Cycle Synchronization. HeLa cells, GM6914 cells, and GM6914 cells corrected with the pMMP-FANCA retrovirus were synchronized by the double thymidine block method as previously described, with minor modifications (Kupfer et al., Blood, (1997) Vol. 90, pp. 1047-1054). Briefly, cells were treated with 2 mM thymidine for 18 hours, thymidine-free media for 10 hours, and additional 2 mM thymidine for 18 hours to arrest the cell cycle at the G1/S boundary. Cells were washed twice with PBS and then released in DMEM+15% FCS and analyzed at various time intervals.
 Alternatively, HeLa cells were treated with 0.5 mM mimosine (Sigma) for 24 hours for synchronization in late G1 phase (Krude, 1999), washed twice with PBS, and released into DMEM+15% FCS. For synchronization in M phase, a nocodazole block was used (Ruffner et al., Mol. Cell. Biol., (1999) Vol. 19, pp. 4843-4854). Cells were treated with 0.1 μg/ml nocodazole (Sigma) for 15 hours, and the non-adherent cells were washed twice with PBS and replated in DMEM+15%.
 Cell Cycle Analysis. Trypsinized cells were resuspended in 0.5 ml of PBS and fixed by adding 5 ml of ice-cold ethanol. Cells were next washed twice with PBS with 1% bovine serum albumin fractionV (1% BSA/PBS) (Sigma), and resuspended in 0.24 ml of 1% BSA/PBS. After adding 30 μl of 500 g/ml propidium iodide (Sigma) in 38 mM sodium citrate (pH7.0) and 30 μl of 10 mg/ml DNase free RNaseA (Sigma), samples were incubated at 37° C. for 30 min. DNA content was measured by FACScan (Beckton Dickinson), and data were analyzed by the CellQuest and Modfit LT program (Becton Dickinson).
 Generation of an anti-FANCD2 antiserum. A rabbit polyclonal antiserum against FANCD2 was generated using a GST-FANCD2 (N-terminal) fusion protein as an antigen source. A 5' fragment was amplified by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) from the full length FANCD2 cDNA with the primers (SEQ ID NO:95) DF4EcoRI (5' AGCCTCgaattcGTTTCCAA AAGAAGACTGTCA-3') and (SEQ ID NO:96) DR816Xh (5'-GGTATCctcgagTCAAGACGA CAACTTATCCATCA-3'). The resulting PCR product of 841 bp, encoding the amino-terminal 272 amino acids of the FANCD2 polypeptide was digested with EcoRI/XhoI and subcloned into the EcoRI/XhoI sites of the plasmid pGEX4T-1 (Pharmacia). A GST-FANCD2 (N-terminal) fusion protein of the expected size (54 kD) was expressed in E. coli strain DH5γ, purified over glutathione-S-sepharose, and used to immunize a New Zealand White rabbit. An FANCD2-specific immune antiserum was affinity-purified by passage over an AminoLink Plus column (Pierce) loaded with GST protein and by passage over an AminoLink Plus column loaded with the GST-FANCD2 (N-terminal) fusion protein.
 Generation of anti-FANCD2 MoAbs. Two anti-FANCD2 monoclonal antibodies were generated as follows. Balb/c mice were immunized with a GST-FANCD2 (N-terminal) fusion protein, which was the same fusion protein used for the generation of the rabbit polyclonal antiserum (E35) against FANCD2. Animals were boosted with immunogen for the four days before fusion, splenocytes were harvested, and hybridization with myeloma cells was performed. Hybridoma supernatants were collected and assayed using standard ELISA assay as the initial screen and immunoblot analysis of FANCD2 as the secondary screen.
 Two anti-human FANCD2 monoclonal antibodies (MoAbs) (FI17 and FI14) were selected for further study. Hybridoma supernatants from the two positive cell lines were clarified by centrifugation. Supernatants were used as MoAbs for western blotting. MoAbs were purified using an affinity column for IgG. MoAbs were stored as 0.5 mg/ml stocks in phosphate buffered saline (PBS). Anti-HA antibody (HA.11) was from Babco.
 Immunoblotting. Cells were lysed with 1× sample buffer (50 mM Tris-HCl pH6.8, 86 mM 2-mercaptoethanol, 2% sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS), boiled for 5 min, and subjected to 7.5% polyacrylamide SDS gel electrophoresis. After electrophoresis, proteins were transferred to nitrocellulose using a submerged transfer apparatus (BioRad) filled with 25 mM Tris base, 200 mM glycine, 20% methanol. After blocking with 5% non-fat dried milk in TBS-T (50 mM Tris-HCl, pH 8.0, 150 mM NaCl, 0.1% Tween 20) the membrane was incubated with the primary antibody diluted in TBS-T (1:1000 dilution for the affinity-purified anti-FANCD2 polyclonal antibody (E35) or anti-HA (HA.11), 1:200 dilution for the anti-FANCD2 mouse monoclonal antibody FI17), washed extensively and incubated with the appropriate horseradish peroxidase-linked secondary antibody (Amersham). Chemiluminescence was used for detection.
 Generation of DNA Damage. Gamma irradiation was delivered using a Gamma cell 40 apparatus. UV exposure was achieved using a Stratalinker (Stratagene) after gently aspirating the culture medium. For Mitomycin C treatment cells were continuously exposed to the drug for the indicated time. Hydroxyurea (Sigma) was added to a final concentration of 1 mM for 24 hours.
 Detection of Monoubiquitinated FANCD2. HeLa cells (or the FA-G fibroblasts, FAG326SV) were transfected using FuGENE6 (Roche), following the manufacturer's protocol. HeLa cells were plated onto 15 cm tissue culture dishes and were transfected with 15 μg of a HA-tagged ubiquitin expression vector (pMT 123) (Treier et al., Cell, (1994) Vol. 78, pp. 787-798) per dish. Twelve hours following transfection, cells were treated with the indicated concentration of MMC (0, 10, 40, 160 ng/ml) or the indicated dose of IR (0, 5, 10, 10, 20 Gy). After 24 hour-incubation with MMC, or two hours after IR treatment, whole cell extracts were prepared in Lysis Buffer (50 mM TrisHCl pH 7.4, 150 mM NaCl, 1% (v/v) Triton X-100) supplemented with protease inhibitors (1 μg/ml leupeptin and pepstatin, 2 μg/ml aprotinin, 1 mM phenylmethylsulfonylfluoride) and phosphatase inhibitors (1 mM sodium orthovanadate, 10 mM sodium fluoride). Using the polyclonal antibody to FANCD2 (E35), immunoprecipitation (IP) was performed essentially as described (Kupfer et al., 1997) except that each IP was normalized to contain 4 mg of protein. As a negative control, preimmune serum from the same rabbit was used in IP reaction. Immunoblotting was done using anti-HA (HA.11), or anti-FANCD2 (FI17) monoclonal antibody.
 Ubiquitin Aldehyde Treatment. HeLa cells were treated with 1 mM hydroxyurea for 24 hours, and whole cell extracts were prepared in Lysis Buffer supplemented with protease inhibitors and phosphatase inhibitors. 200 pg of cell lysate in 67 μl of reaction with 6.7 μl of 25 μM ubiquitin aldehyde (BostonBiochem) in DMSO or with 6.7 μl of DMSO were incubated at 30° C. or at 37° C. for the indicated periods. Sixty-seven microliters of 2× sample buffer was added to each sample, and the samples were boiled for 5 min, separated by 7.5% SDS-PAGE, and immunoblotted for FANCD2 using the FI17 monoclonal anti-human FANCD2 antibody.
 Immunofluorescence Microscopy. Cells were fixed with 2% paraformaldehyde in PBS for 20 min, followed by permeabilization with 0.3% Triton-X-100 in PBS (10 min). After blocking in 10% goat serum, 0.1% NP-40 in PBS (blocking buffer), specific antibodies were added at the appropriate dilution in blocking buffer and incubated for 2-4 hours at room temperature. FANCD2 was detected using the affinity-purified E35 polyclonal antibody (1/100). For BRCA1 detection, we used a commercial monoclonal antibody (D-9, Santa Cruz) at 2 μg/ml. Cells were subsequently washed three times in PBS+0.1% NP-40 (10-15 min each wash) and species-specific fluorescein or Texas red-conjugated secondary antibodies (Jackson Immunoresearch) were diluted in blocking buffer (anti-mouse 1/200, anti-rabbit 1/1000) and added. After 1 hour at room temperature three more 10-15 min washes were applied and the slides were mounted in Vectashield (Vector laboratories). Images were captured on a Nikon microscope and processed using Adobe Photoshop software.
 Meiotic Chromosome Staining. Surface spreads of pachytene and diplotene spermatocytes from male mice between the ages of 16 and 28 days old were prepared as described by (Peters et al., 1997). A polyclonal goat antibody to the mouse SCP3 protein was used to visualize axial elements and synaptonemal complexes in the meiotic preparations. The M118 mouse monoclonal antibody against mouse BRCA1 was generated by standard techniques, by immunizing mice with murine BRCA1 protein. The affinity-purified E35 rabbit polyclonal antibody was used in 1:200 dilution to detect FANCD. Antibody incubation and detection procedures were a modification of the protocol of (Moens et al., J. Cell. Biol., (1987) Vol. 105, pp. 93-103) as described by (Keegan et al., Genes Dev., (1996) Vol. 10, pp. 2423-2437). Combinations of donkey-anti mouse IgG-FITC-congugated, Donkey-anti rabbit IgG-TRITC-congugated, and Donkey-anti goat IgGCy5-congugated secondary antibodies were used for detection (Jackson ImmunoResearch Laboratories). All preparations were counterstained with 4',6' diamino-2-phenylindole (DAPI, Sigma) and mounted in a DABCO (Sigma) antifade solution. The preparations were examined on a Nikon E1000 microscope (60×CFI Plan Apochromat and 100× CR Plan Fluor oil-immersion objectives). Each fluorochrome (FITC, TRITC, Cy5 and DAPI) image was captured separately as an 800×1000 pixel 12-bit source image via IPLab software (Scanalytics) controlling a cooled-CCD camera (Princeton Instruments MicroMax) and the separate 12 bit grey scale images were resampled, 24-bit pseudocolored and merged using Adobe Photoshop.
The FA Genes Interact in a Common Cellular Pathway
 Normal lymphoblasts express two isoforms of the FANCD2 protein, a short form (FANCD2-S, 155 kD) and a long form (FANCD2-L, 162 kD). FIG. 1 shows what happened when whole cell extracts were prepared from a lymphoblast line and cellular proteins were immunoprecipitated with an anti-FANCD2 antiserum. Normal wild type cells expressed two isoforms of the FANCD2 protein--a low molecular weight isoform FANCD2-S (155 kD isoform) and a high molecular weight isoform (FANCD2-L) (162 kD isoform). FANCD2-S is the primary translation product of the cloned FANCD2 cDNA. We next evaluated a large series of FA lymphoblasts and fibroblasts for expression of the FANCD2 isoforms (Table 5). Correction of these FA cell lines with the corresponding FA cDNA resulted in functional complementation and restoration of the high molecular weight isoform, FANCD2-L.
 As previously described, FA cells are sensitive to the DNA crosslinking agent, MMC, and in some cases, to ionizing radiation (IR). Interestingly, FA cells from multiple complementation groups (A, C, G, and F) only expressed the FANCD2-S isoform (FIG. 1A, lanes 3, 7, 9, 11). FA cells from complementation groups B and E also express only the FANCD2-S. Functional correction of the MMC and IR sensitivity of these FA cells with the corresponding FANC cDNA restored the FA protein complex (Garcia-Higuera et al., 1999) and restored the high molecular weight isoform (FANCD2-L) (FIG. 1A, lanes 4, 8, 10, 12). Taken together, these results demonstrate that the FA protein complex, containing FANCA, FANCC, FANCF, and FANCG, directly or indirectly regulates the expression of the two isoforms of FANCD2. The six cloned FA genes therefore appear to interact in a common pathway.
The FA Protein Complex is Required for the Monoubiquitination of FANCD2
 The high molecular weight isoform of FANCD2 could result from one or more mechanisms, including alternative splicing of the FANCD2 mRNA or post-translational modification(s) of the FANCD2 protein. Treatment with phosphatase did not convert FANCD2-L to FANCD2-S, demonstrating that phosphorylation alone does not account for the observed difference in their molecular mass.
 In order to identify other possible post-translational modifications of FANCD2, we initially sought cellular conditions which regulate the conversion of FANCD2-S to FANCD2-L (FIGS. 1B, C). Since FA cells are sensitive to MMC and IR, we reasoned that these agents might regulate the conversion of FANCD2-S to FANCD2-L in normal cells. Interestingly, HeLa cells treated with MMC (FIG. 1B, lanes 1-6) or IR (FIG. 1C, lanes 1-6) demonstrated a dose-dependent increase in the expression of the FANCD2-L isoform.
 To determine whether FANCD2-L is a ubiquitinated isoform of FANCD2-S, we transfected HeLa cells with a cDNA encoding HA-ubiquitin (Treier et al., 1994). Cellular exposure to MMC (FIG. 1B, lanes 7-10) or IR (FIG. 1C, lanes 7-10) resulted in a dose-dependent increase in the HA-ubiquitin conjugation of FANCD2. Only the FANCD2-L isoform, and not the FANCD2-S isoform, was immunoreactive with an anti-HA antibody. Although FANCD2 was not ubiquinated in FA cells, FANCD2 ubiquination was restored upon functional complementation of these cells. Although FANCD2 was not ubiquitinated in FA cells, FANCD2 ubiquitination was restored upon functional complementation of these cells. Since the FANCD2-S and FANCD2-L isoforms differ by 7 kD, the FANCD2-L probably contains a single ubiquitin moiety (76 amino acids) covalently bound by an amide linkage to an internal lysine residue of FANCD2.
 To confirm the monoubiquitination, we isolated FANCD2-L protein from HeLa cells and analyzed its tryptic fragments by mass spectrometry (Wu et al., Science, (2000), Vol. 289, p. 11a). Ubiquitin tryptic fragments were unambiguously identified, and a site of monoubiquitination (K561 of FANCD2) was also identified. Interestingly, this lysine residue is conserved among FANCD2 sequences from human, Drosophila, and C. elegans, suggesting that the ubiquitination of this site is critical to the FA pathway in multiple organisms. Mutation of this lysine residue, FANCD2 (K561R), resulted in loss of FANCD2 monoubiquitination.
Formation of Nuclear Foci Containing FANCD2 Requires an Intact FA Pathway
 We examined the immunofluorescence pattern of the FANCD2 protein in uncorrected, MMC-sensitive FA fibroblasts and functionally-complemented fibroblasts (FIG. 2).
 The corrected FA cells expressed both the FANCD2-S and FANCD2-L isoforms (FIG. 2A, lanes 2, 4, 6, 8). The endogenous FANCD2 protein was observed exclusively in the nucleus of human cells, and no cytoplasmic staining was evident (FIG. 2B, a-h). The PD-20 (FA-D) cells have decreased nuclear immunofluorescence (FIG. 2B, d), consistent with the decreased expression of FANCD2 protein in these cells by immunoblot (FIG. 2A, lane 7). In PD20 cells functionally-corrected with the FANCD2 gene by chromosome transfer, the FANCD2 protein stained in two nuclear patterns. Most corrected cells had a diffuse nuclear pattern of staining, and a minor fraction of cells stained for nuclear foci (see dots, panel h). Both nuclear patterns were observed with three independently-derived anti-FANCD2 antisera (1 polyclonal, 2 monoclonal antisera). FA fibroblasts from subtypes A, G, and C showed only the diffuse pattern of FANCD2 nuclear immunofluorescence. Functional complementation of these cells with the FANCA, FANCG, or FANCC cDNA, respectively, restored the MMC resistance of these cells (Table 6), and restored the nuclear foci in some cells. The presence of the high molecular weight FANCD2-L isoform therefore correlates with the presence of FANCD2 nuclear foci, suggesting that only the monoubiquitinated FANCD2-L isoform is selectively localized to these foci.
The FANCD2 Protein is Localized to Nuclear Foci During S Phase of the Cell Cycle
 Since only a fraction of the asynchronous functionally-complemented cells contained FANCD2 nuclear foci, we reasoned that these foci might assemble at discrete times during the cell cycle. To test this hypothesis, we examined the formation of the FANCD2-L isoform and FANCD2 nuclear foci in synchronized cells (FIG. 3). HeLa cells were synchronized at the G1/S boundary, released into S phase, and analyzed for formation of the FANCD2-L isoform (FIG. 3A). The FANCD2-L isoform was expressed specifically during late G1 phase and throughout S phase. Synchronized, uncomplemented FA cells (FA-A fibroblasts, GM6914) expressed normal to increased levels of FANCD2-S protein but failed to express FANCD2-L at any time during the cell cycle. Functional complementation of these FA-A cells by stable transfection with the FANCA cDNA restored S phase-specific expression of FANCD2-L. The S phase specific expression of the FANCD2-L isoform was confirmed when HeLa cells were synchronized by other methods, such as nocodazole arrest (FIG. 3B) or mimosine exposure (FIG. 3B). Cells arrested in mitosis did not express FANCD2-L, suggesting that the FANCD2-L isoform is removed or degraded prior to cell division (FIG. 3B, mitosis). Taken together, these results demonstrate that the monoubiquitination of the FANCD2 protein is highly regulated during the cell cycle, and that this modification requires an intact FA pathway.
 The cell cycle dependent expression of the FANCD2-L isoform also correlated with the formation of FANCD2 nuclear foci (FIG. 3C). Nocodazole arrested (mitotic) cells express no FANCD2-L isoform and exhibit no FANCD2 nuclear foci (FIG. 3C, 0 hour). When these synchronized cells were allowed to traverse S phase (15 to 18 hours), an increase in FANCD2 nuclear foci was observed.
The FANCD2 Protein is Localized to Nuclear Foci in Response to DNA Damage
 We examined the accumulation of the FANCD2-L isoform and FANCD2 nuclear foci in response to DNA damage (FIG. 4). Previous studies have shown that FA cells are sensitive to agents which cause DNA interstrand crosslinks (MMC) or double strand breaks (IR) but are relatively resistant to ultraviolet light (UV) and monofunctional alkylating agents. MMC activated the conversion of FANCD2-S to FANCD2-L in asynchronous HeLa cells (FIG. 4A). Maximal conversion to FANCD2-L occurred 12-24 hours after MMC exposure, correlating with the time of maximal FANCD2 nuclear focus formation. There was an increase in FANCD2 nuclear foci corresponding to the increase in FANCD2-L. Ionizing radiation also activated a time-dependent and dose-dependent increase in FANCD2-L in HeLa cells, with a corresponding increase in FANCD2 foci (FIG. 4B). Surprisingly, ultraviolet (UV) light activated a time-dependent and dose-dependent conversion of FANCD2-S to FANCD2-L, with a corresponding increase in FANCD2 foci (FIG. 4C).
 We tested the effect of DNA damage on FA cells (FIG. 4D). FA cells from multiple complementation groups (A, C, and G) failed to activate the FANCD2-L isoform and failed to activate FANCD2 nuclear foci in response to MMC or IR exposure. These data suggest that the cellular sensitivity of FA cells results, at least in part, from their failure to activate FANCD2-L and FANCD2 nuclear foci.
Co-Localization of Activated FANCD2 and BRCA1 Protein
 Like FANCD2, the breast cancer susceptibility protein, BRCA1, is upregulated in proliferating cells and is activated by post-translational modifications during S phase or in response to DNA damage. BRCA has a carboxy terminus 20 amino acids which contain a highly acidic HMG-like domain suggesting a possible mechanism for chromatin repair. The BRCA1 protein co-localizes in IR-inducible foci (IRIFs) with other proteins implicated in DNA repair, such as RAD51 or the NBS/Mre11/RAD50 complex. Cells with biallelic mutations in BRCA1 have a defect in DNA repair and are sensitive to DNA damaging agents such as IR and MMC (Table 5). Taken together, these data suggest a possible functional interaction between the FANCD2 and BRCA1 proteins. BRCA foci are large (2mDa) multiprotein complexes including ATM and ATM substrates involved in DNA repair (BRCA1) and checkpoint functions (NBS).
 In order to determine whether the activated FANCD2 protein co-localizes with the BRCA1 protein, we performed double immunolabeling of HeLa cells (FIG. 5). In the absence of ionizing radiation, approximately 30-50% of cells contained BRCA1 nuclear foci (FIG. 5A). In contrast, only rare cells traversing S phase contained FANCD2 dots (b, e). These nuclear foci were also immunoreactive with antisera to both BRCA1 and FANCD2 (c, f). Following IR exposure, there was an increase in the number of cells containing nuclear foci and the number of foci per cell. These nuclear foci were larger and more fluorescent than foci observed in the absence of IR. Again, these foci contained both BRCA1 and FANCD2 protein (1,1). An interaction of FANCD2-L and BRCA1 was further confirmed by coimmunoprecipitation of the proteins (FIG. 5B) from exponentially growing HeLa cells exposed to IR.
 We examined the effect of BRCA1 expression on the formation of FANCD2-L and nuclear foci (FIG. 6). The BRCA1 (-/-) cell line, HCC1937, expresses a mutant form of the BRCA1 protein with a carboxy terminal truncation. Although these cells expressed a low level of FANCD2-L (FIG. 6A), IR failed to activate an increase in FANCD2-L levels. Also, these cells had a decreased number of IR-inducible FANCD2 foci (FIG. 6B, panels c, d). Correction of these BRCA1 (-/-) cells by stable transfection with the BRCA1 cDNA restored IR-inducible FANCD2 ubiquitination and nuclear foci (FIG. 6B, panels k, 1). These data suggest that the wild-type BRCA1 protein is required as an "organizer" for IR-inducible FANCD2 dot formation and further suggests a functional interaction between the proteins.
Co-Localization of FANCD2 and BRCA10n Meiotic Chromosomes
 The association of FANCD2 and BRCA1 in mitotic cells suggested that these proteins might also co-localize during meiotic prophase. Previous studies have demonstrated that the BRCA1 protein is concentrated on the unsynapsed/axial elements of human synaptonemal complexes in zygotene and pachytene spermatocytes. To test for a possible colocalization of FANCD2 and BRCA1 in meiotic cells, we examined surface spreads of late pachytene and early diplotene mouse spermatocytes for the presence of FANCD2 and BRCA1 protein (FIG. 7). We found that the rabbit polyclonal anti-FANCD2 antibody E35 specifically stained the unpaired axes of the X and Y chromosomes in late pachynema (FIG. 7a) and in diplonema (FIGS. 7d, 7e and 7g). Under the same experimental conditions, preimmune serum did not stain synaptonemal complexes (FIGS. 7b and 7c). The M118 anti-BRCA1 antibody stained the unpaired sex chromosomes in mouse pachytene and diplotene spermatocytes (FIGS. 7f and 7h). FANCD2 Ab staining of the unsynapsed axes of the sex chromosomes was interrupted, giving a beads-on-a-string appearance (FIG. 7g). A consecutive examination of 20 pachytene nuclei indicated that most (˜65%) of these anti-FANCD2 foci co-localized with regions of intense anti-BRCA1 staining, further supporting an interaction between these proteins (FIGS. 7g, 7h, and 7i). These results provide the first example of a FANC protein (activated FANCD2) which binds to chromatin.
Experimental Protocols for Obtaining and Analyzing the DNA and Protein Sequence for FANCD2
 Northern Hybridizations. Human adult and fetal multi-tissue mRNA blots were purchased from Clontech (Palo Alto, Calif.). Blots were probed with 32P labeled DNA from EST clone SGC34603. Standard hybridization and washing conditions were used. Equal loading was confirmed by re-hybridizing the blot with an actin cDNA probe.
 Mutation Analysis. Total cellular RNA was reverse transcribed using a commercial kit (Gibco/BRL). The 5' end section of FANCD2 was amplified from the resulting patient and control cDNA with a nested PCR protocol. The first round was performed with primers (SEQ ID NO:97) MG471 5'-AATCGAAAACTACGGGCG-3' and (SEQ ID NO:98) MG457 5'-GAGAACACATGAATGAACGC-3'. The PCR product from this round was diluted 1:50 for a subsequent round using primers (SEQ ID NO:99) MG492 5'-GGCGACGGCTTCTCGG AAGTAATTTAAG-3' and (SEQ ID NO:100) MG472 5'-AGCGGCAGGAGGTTTATG-3'. The PCR conditions were as follows: 94° C. for 3 min, 25 cycles of 94° C. for 45 sec, 50° C. for 45 sec, 72° C. for 3 min and 5 min of 72° C. at the end. The 3' portion of the gene was amplified as described above but with primers, (SEQ ID NO:101) MG474 5'-TGGCGGCAGACAGAAG TG-3' and (SEQ ID NO:102) MG475 5'TGGCGGCAGACAGAAGTG-3'. The second round of PCR was performed with (SEQ ID NO:103) MG491 5'-AGAGAGCCAACCTGAGCGA TG-3' and (SEQ ID NO:104) MG476 5'-GTGCCAGACTCTGGTGGG-3'. The PCR products were gel-purified, cloned into the pT-Adv vector (Clontech) and sequenced using internal primers.
 Allele specific assays. Allele specific assays were performed in the PD20 family and 290 control samples (=580 chromosomes). The PD20 family is of mixed Northern European descent and VU008 is a Dutch family. Control DNA samples were from unrelated individuals in CEPH families (n=95), samples from unrelated North American families with either ectodermal dysplasia (n=95) or Fanconi Anemia (n=94). The maternal nt376a→g mutation in the PD20 family created a novel MspI restriction site. For genomic DNA, the assay involved amplifying genomic DNA using the primers (SEQ ID NO:105) MG792 5'-AGGAGACACCCTTCCTATCC-3' located in exon 4 and (SEQ ID NO:106) M0803 5'-GAAGTTGGCAAAACAGAC TG-3' which is in intron 5. The size of the PCR product was 340 bp, yielding two fragments of 283 bp and 57 bp upon Mspl digestion if the mutation was present. For analysis of the reverted cDNA clones, PCR was performed using primers (SEQ ID NO:107) MG924 5'-TGTCTTGTGA GCGTCTGCAGG-3' and (SEQ ID NO:108) MG753 5'-AGGTT TTGATAATGGCAGGC-3'. The paternal exon 37 mutation (R1236H) in PD20 and exon 12 missense mutation (R302W) in VU008 were tested by allele specific oligonucleotide (ASO) hybridization (Wu et al., DNA, (1989) Vol. 8, pp. 135-142). For the exon 12 assay, genomic DNA was amplified with primers (SEQ ID NO:109) MG979 5'-ACTGGACTGTGCCTACCCACTATG-3' and (SEQ ID NO:110) MG984 5'-CCTGTGTGAGGATGAGCTCT-3'. Primers (SEQ ID NO:171) MG818 5'-AGAGGTAGGGAAGGAAGCTAC-3' and (SEQ ID NO:172) MG813 5'-CCAAAGTCCA CTTCTTGAAG-3' were used for exon 37. Wild-type (SEQ ID NO:111) (5'-TTCTCCCGAAG CTCAG-3' for R302W and (SEQ ID NO:112) 5'-TTTCTTCCGTGTGATGA-3' for R1236H and mutant SEQ ID NO:351 (5'-TTCTCCCAAAGCTGAG-3' R302W and SEQ ID NO:352 (5'-TYTCTTCCATGTGATGA-3' for R1236H) oligonucleotides were end-labeled with γ32P-[ATP] and hybridized to dot-blotted target PCR products as previously ss novel DdeI site. The wild-type PCR product digests into a 117 and 71 bp product, whereas the mutant allele yields three fragments of 56, 61 and 71 bps in length. PCR in all of the above assays was performed with 50 ng of genomic DNA for 37 cycles of 94° C. for 25 sec, 50° C. for 25 sec and 72° C. for 35 sec.
 Generation of an anti-FANCD2 antiserum. A rabbit polyclonal antiserum against FANCD2 was generated using a GST-FANCD2 (N-terminal) fusion protein as an antigen source. A 5' fragment was amplified by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) from the full length FANCD2 cDNA with the primers (SEQ ID NO:113) DF4EcoRJ (5'-AGCCTCgaattcGUTCC AAAAGAAGACTGTCA-3') and (SEQ ID NO:114) DR816Xh (5'-GGTATCctcgagTCAAGA CGACAACTTATCCATCA-3'). The resulting PCR product of 841 bp, encoding the amino-terminal 272 amino acids of the FANCD2 polypeptide was digested with EcoRI/XhoI and subcloned into the EcoRI/XhoI sites of the plasmid pGEX4T-1 (Pharmacia). A GST-FANCD2 (N-terminal) fusion protein of the expected size (54 kD) was expressed in E. coli strain DH5α, purified over glutathione-S-sepharose, and used to immunize a New Zealand White rabbit. An FANCD2-specific immune antiserum was affinity-purified over an AminoLink Plus column (Pierce) loaded with GST protein and over an AminoLink Plus column loaded with the GST-FANCD2 (N-terminal) fusion protein.
Immunoblotting is as in Example 1.
 Cell Lines and Transfections. PD20i is an immortalized and PD733 a primary FA fibroblast cell line generated by the Oregon Health Sciences Fanconi Anemia cell repository (Jakobs et al., Somet. Cell. Mol. Genet., (1996), Vol. 22, pp. 151-157). PD20 lymphoblasts were derived from bone marrow samples. VU008 is a lymphoblast and VU423 a fibroblast line generated by the European Fanconi Anemia Registry (EUFAR). VU423i was an immortalized line derived by transfection with SV40 T-antigen (Jakobs et al., 1996) and telomerase (Bodnar et al., Science, (1998) Vol. 279, pp. 349-352). The other FA cell lines have been previously described. Human fibroblasts were cultured in MEM and 20% fetal calf serum. Transformed lymphoblasts were cultured in RPMI 1640 supplemented with 15% heat-inactivated fetal calf serum.
 To generate FANCD2 expression constructs, the full-length cDNA was assembled from cloned RT-PCR products in pBluescript and the absence of PCR induced mutations was confirmed by sequencing. The expression vectors pIRES-Neo, pEGFP-N1, pRevTRE and pRevTet-off were from ClonTech (Palo Alto, Calif.). The FANCD2 was inserted into the appropriate multi-cloning site of these vectors. Expression constructs were electroporated into cell line PD20 and a normal control fibroblast cell line, GM639 using standard conditions (van den Hoff et al., 1992). Neomycin selection was carried out with 400 μg/ml active G418 (Gibco).
 Whole cell fusions. For the whole cell fusion experiments, a PD20 cell line (PD20i) resistant to hygromycin B and deleted for the HPRT locus was used (Jakobs et al., Somat. Cell. Mol. Genet., (1997) Vol. 23, pp. 1-7). Controls included PD24 (primary fibroblasts from affected sibling of PD20) and PD319i (Jakobs et al., 1997) (immortal fibroblasts from a non-A, C, D or G FA patient). 2.5×105 cells from each cell line were mixed in a T25 flask and allowed to recover for 24 hours. The cells were washed with serum-free medium and then fused with 50% PEG for 1 min. After removal of the PEG, the cells were washed 3× with serum-free medium and allowed to recover overnight in complete medium without selection. The next day, cells were split 1:10 into selective medium containing 400 μg/ml hygromycin B (Roche Molecular) and 1×HAT. After the selection was complete, hybrids were passaged once and then analyzed as described below.
 Retroviral Transduction of FA-D2 cells and complementation analysis. The full length FANCD2 cDNA was subcloned into the vector, pMMP-puro (Pulsipher et al., 1998). Retroviral supernatants were used to transduce PD20F, and puromycin resistant cells were selected. Cells were analyzed for MMC sensitivity by the crystal violet assay (Naf et al., 1998).
 Chromosome Breakage Analysis. Chromosome breakage analysis was performed by the Cytogenetics Core Lab at OHSU (Portland, Oreg.). For the analysis (Cohen et al., 1982) cells were plated into T25 flasks, allowed to recover and then treated with 300 ng/ml of DEB for two days. After treatment, the cells were exposed to colcemid for 3 hours and harvested using 0.075 M KCl and 3:1 methanol:acetic acid. Slides were stained with Wright's stain and 50-100 metaphases were scored for radials.
Mouse Models for FA for Use in Screening Potential Therapeutic Agents
 Murine models of FANCD2 can be made using homologous recombination in embryonic stem cells or targeted disruption as described in D'Andrea et al., (1997) 90:1725-1736, and Yang et al., Blood, (2001) Vol. 98, pp. 1-6. The knockout of FANCD2 locus in mice is not a lethal mutation. These knock-out animals have increased susceptibility to cancer and furthermore display other symptoms characteristic of FA. It is expected that administering certain therapeutic agents to the knock-out mice will reduce their susceptibility to cancer. Moreover, it is expected that certain established chemotherapeutic agents will be identified that are more effective for treating knock-out mice who have developed cancers as a result of the particular genetic defect and this will also be useful in treating human subjects with susceptibility to cancer or who have developed cancers as a result of a mutation in the FANCD2 locus.
 We can generate experimental mice models with targeted disruptions of FANCD2 using for example the approach described by Chen et al, Nat. Genet., (1996) Vol. 12, pp. 448-451, for FANCC who created a disruption in an exon of the gene, and by Whitney et al., (1996) Vol. 88, pp. 49-58, who used homologous recombination to create a disruption of an exon of the gene. In both animal models, spontaneous chromosome breakage and an increase in chromosome breaks in splenic lymphocytes in response to bifunctional alkylating agents are observed. In both models, FANCD2-/- mice have germ cell defects and decreased fertility. The FANCD2 murine knockout model is useful in examining (1) the role of the FANCD2 gene in the physiologic response of hematopoietic cells to DNA damage, (2) the in vivo effects of inhibitory cytokines on FA marrow cells, and (3) the efficacy of gene therapy and (4) for screening candidate therapeutic molecules.
 The availability of other FA gene disruptions will allow the generation and characterization of mice with multiple FA gene knockouts. For instance, if 2 FA genes function exclusively in the same cellular pathway, a double knockout should have the same phenotype as the single FA gene knockout.
 The murine FANCD2 gene can be disrupted by replacing exons with an FRT-flanked neomycin cassette via homologous recombination in 129/SvJae embryonic stem cells. Mice homozygous for the FANCD2 mutation within a mixed genetic background of 129/Sv and C57BL can be generated following standard protocols. Mouse tail genomic DMA can be prepared as previously described and used as a template for polymerase chain reaction (PCR) genotyping.
 Splenocytes can be prepared from 6-week-old mice of known FANCD2 genotype. The spleen is dissected, crushed in RPMI medium into a single-cell suspension, and filtered through a 70 μm filter. Red cells are lysed in hypotonic ammonium chloride. The remaining splenic lymphocytes are washed in phosphate-buffered saline and resuspended in RPMI/10% fetal bovine serum plus phytohemagglutinin. Cells are tested for viability by the trypan blue exclusion assay. Cells are cultured for 24 hours in media and exposed to MMC or DEB for an additional 48 hours. Alternatively, cells are cultured for 50 hours, exposed to IR (2 or 4 Gy, as indicated), and allowed to recover for 12 hours before chromosome breakage or trypan blue exclusion (viability) analysis.
 Mononuclear cells can be isolated from the femurs and tibiae of 4- to 6-week-old FANCD2+/- or FANCD2-/- mice, as previously described. A total of 2×104 cells were cultured in 1 mL of MethoCult M343 media (StemCell Technologies, Vancouver, BC) with or without MMC treatment. Colonies are scored at day 7, when most of the colonies belong to the granulocyte-macrophage colony-forming unit or erythroid burst-forming unit lineages. Each number are averaged from duplicate plates, and the data derived from 2 independent experiments.
 Lymphocytes isolated from thymus, spleen, and peripheral lymph nodes are stained for T- or B-lymphocyte surface molecules with fluorescein isothiocyanate-conjugated anti-CD3, CD4, and CD19 and PE-conjugated anti-CD8, CD44, CD 45B, immunoglobulin M, and B220 (BD PharMingen, Calif.). Stained cells were analyzed on a Counter Epics XL flow cytometry system.
 Mice ovaries and testes were isolated and fixed in 4% paraformaldehyde and further processed by the core facility of the Department of Pathology at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Screening Assays Using Antibody Reagents for Detecting Increased Cancer Susceptibility in Human Subjects
 Blood samples or tissue samples can be taken from subjects for testing for the relative amounts of FANCD2-S compared to FANCD2-L and the presence or absence of FANCD2-L. Using antibody reagents specific for FANCD2-S and FANCD2-L proteins (Example 1), positive samples can be identified on Western blots as shown in FIG. 14. Other antibody assays may be utilized such as, for example, one step migration binding banded assays described in U.S. Pat. Nos. 5,654,162 and 5,073,484. Enzyme linked immunosorbent assays (ELISA), sandwich assays, radioimmune assays and other immunodiagnostic assays known in the art may be used to determine relative binding concentrations of FANCD2-S and FANCD2-L.
The feasibility of this approach is illustrated by the following:
FANCD2 Diagnostic Western Blot for Screening Human Cancer Cell Lines
 Human cancer cell lines were treated with or without ionizing radiation (as indicated in FIG. 14) and total cell proteins were electrophoresed, transferred to nitrocellulose and immunoblotted with the anti-FANCD2 monoclonal antibody of Example 1. Ovarian cancer cell line (TOV21G) expressed FANCD2-S but not FANCD2-L (see lanes 9, 10). This cell line has a deletion of human chromosome 3p overlapping the FANCD2 gene and is hemizygous for FANCD2 and is predicted to have a mutation in the second FANCD2 allele which therefore fails to be monoubiquinated by the PA complex hence no FANCD2-L (lanes 9, 10). This example demonstrates that antibody based tests are suited for determining lesions in the FANCD2 gene which lead to increased cancer susceptibility.
Screening Assays Using Nucleic Acid Reagents for Detecting Increased Cancer Susceptibility in Human Subjects
 Blood samples or tissue samples can be taken from subjects and screened using sequencing techniques or nucleic acid probes to determine the size and location of the genetic lesion if any in the genome of the subject. The screening method may include sequencing the entire gene or by using sets of probes or single probes to identify lesions. It is expected that a single lesion may predominant in the population but that other lesions may arise throughout the gene with low frequency as is the case for other genetic conditions such as cystic fibrosis and the P53 tumor suppressor gene.
The feasibility of this approach is illustrated by the following:
 Peripheral blood lymphocytes are isolated from the patient using standard Ficoll-Hypaque gradients and genomic DNA is isolated from these lymphocytes. We use genomic PCR to amplify 44 exons of the human FANCD2 gene (see primer Table 7) and sequence the two FANCD2 alleles to identify mutations. Where such mutations are found, we distinguish these from benign polymorphisms by their ability to ablate the functional complementation of an FA-D2 indicator cell line.
Measurement of Mono-Ubiquitinated FANC D2-L in Tissue Biopsies
 Tissue biopsies were obtained by needle aspiration or skin punch biopsy. Cells, resuspended in appropriate culture media in microtiter plates are then treated with the indicated concentration of MMC (0, 10, 40, 160 ng/ml) or the indicated dose of IR (0, 5, 10, 10, 20 Gy). After 24 hour-incubation with MMC, or two hours after IR treatment, whole cell extracts were prepared in Lysis Buffer (50 mM TrisHCl pH 7.4, 150 mM NaCl, 1% (v/v) Triton X-100) supplemented with protease inhibitors (1 μg/ml leupeptin and pepstatin, 2 μg/ml aprotinin, 1 mM phenylmethylsulfonylfluoride) and phosphatase inhibitors (1 mM sodium orthovanadate, 10 mM sodium fluoride). Samples are then tested for the presence of the FANC D2-L isoform using the anti-FANCD2-L-specific monoclonal antibody, as disclosed herein, and conventional immunoassays such as the enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) that are commonly used to quantitate the levels of proteins in cell samples (see Harlow, E. and Lane, D. Using Antibodies: A Laboratory Manual (1999) Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press).
Diagnosis of Cancer Associated Defects in a Fanconi Anemia/BRCA Gene or Protein
 PCR Amplification and Sequencing of the Human FANCD2 Gene--cDNA and Genomic DNA Templates
 Genomic DNA Sequencing
 In the course of sequencing the FANCD2 gene, it became apparent that there are at least eight pseudogene sequences for FANCD2 in the human genome, all located on human chromosome 3p (see attached Table 8). Accordingly, it was important to design a specific genomic PCR assay, designed to specifically amplify the FANCD2 sequence and to exclude the pseudogenes. It is not possible to design PCR primers close to exons 1, 2, 3, 7-14, 19-22, 23-29, 30-32, 33-36 and 43-44 of the functional FANCD2 gene that do not also amplify one or more of the non-functional copies of those exons. By first generating large PCR products that are unique to these regions of the functional gene, then using those unique products as templates in subsequent amplification reactions to produce exonic PCR products with primers that are not unique to the functional gene, a vast excess of the PCR products from the functional gene over the PCR products from the copies was generated. In this manner, mutations in the functional gene are made detectable.
 Superamplicon PCR
 As indicated above, the purpose of these PCR reactions is to generate large amplicons (superamplicons) that are unique to certain regions of the functional FANCD2 gene. The components of the PCR are: 60 mM Tris-SO4 (pH8.9), 18 mM (NH4)2SO4, 2.0 mM MgSO4, 0.2 mM in each of dATP, dCTP, dGTP, TTP, 0.1 μM of each primer, 5 ng/μl DNA, 0.05 units/μl Platinum Taq DNA Polymerase High Fidelity (GIBCO BRL, Gaithersburg, Md.).
 The thermocycling conditions are: 94° C., 4 min, followed by 11 cycles, each with a denaturing step at 94° C. for 20 seconds and an extension step at 72° C. for 300 seconds, and with a 20 second annealing step that decreased 1° C./cycle, beginning at 64° C. in the first cycle and decreasing to 54° C. in the eleventh cycle; the eleventh cycle was then repeated 25 times; a 6 minute incubation at 72° C. followed by a 4° C. soak completed the program.
The primer identities are as follows (the primer sequences are in the table 9):
TABLE-US-00001 Amplicon Amplicon Exons FwdPrimer RevPrimer Length Name x1-x2 exon 2 F super-1-2 R 2097 1 super exon 1 F super-1-2 R 4346 2 super x3 super-3-F exon 3 R 2323 3 super x7-x14 exon-10-F super-7-14-R 5635 4 super super-7-14-F exon-9-R 4595 5 super x19-x22 exon-21-F super-19-22 R 1015 6 super super-19-22-F exon-20-R 2749 7 super x23-x29 exon-27 F super-23-29 R 3371 9 super super-23-29 F exon 26 R 3252 10 super x30-x32 exon 31 F super-30-32 R 2895 11 super super-30-32 F exon 30 R 299 12 super x33-36 exon 35 F super-33-36 R 2186 13 super super-33-36 F exon 34 R 3457 14 super x43-x44 exon 44 F super-43-44 R 464 15 super super-43-44 F exon 43a R 2040 16 super
 Exonic PCR
 These PCR's are of 2 types: (1) the superamplicon PCR is used as the DNA template; exons 1-3, 7-14, 19-22, 23-29, 30-32, 33-36 and 43-44 are in this group, and (2) unamplified genomic DNA is used as the DNA template; exons 4-6, 15-18 and 37-42 are in this group.
 One primer (designated "-F") in each pair was synthesized with an 18 base M13-21 forward sequence (SEQ ID NO: 192)(TGTAAAACGACGGCCAGT) at its 5' end, and the other primer (designated "-R") was synthesized with an 18 base M13-28 reverse sequence (SEQ ID NO: 193) (CAGGAAACAGCTATGACC) at its 5' end. For exon 15, two overlapping amplicons were designed.
 The components of the 10 ul PCR reaction are: 20 mM Tris-HCl(pH8.4), 50 mM KCl, 1.5 mM MgCl2, 0.1 mM in each of dATP, dCTP, dGTP, TTP, 0.1 μM of each primer, either 1 ul of a 1:100 dilution of the superamplicon PCR or 5 ng/ul of unamplified genomic DNA, 0.05 units/μl Taq polymerase (Taq Platinum, GIBCO BRL, Gaithersburg, Md.). The thermocycling conditions are: 94° C., 4 min, followed by 11 cycles, each with a denaturing step at 94° C. for 30 seconds and an extension step at 72° C. for 20 seconds, and with a 20 second annealing step that decreased 1° C./cycle, beginning at 60° C. in the first cycle and decreasing to 50° C. in the eleventh cycle; the eleventh cycle was then repeated 25 times; a 6 minute incubation at 72° C. followed by a 4° C. soak completed the program.
 cDNA Sequencing
 Two micrograms of total RNA is converted into cDNA using Superscript First-Strand Synthesis System for RT-PCR (GIBCO/BRL) according to the manufacturer's instructions. One twentieth of the RT-PCR reaction is used as the DNA template in each of 18 PCR reactions; these PCR reactions amplify the coding region of the cDNA in overlapping fragments. The primers are shown in the table below.
 One primer (designated "-F") in each pair was synthesized with an 18 base M13-21 forward sequence (TGTAAAACGACGGCCAGT) at its 5' end, and the other primer (designated "-R") was synthesized with an 18 base M13-28 reverse sequence(CAGGAAACAGCTATGACC) at its 5' end.
 The components of the 10 ul PCR reaction are: 20 mM Tris-HCl(pH8.4), 50 mM KCl, 1.5 mM MgCl2, 0.1 mM in each of dATP, dCTP, dGTP, TTP, 0.1 μM of each primer, either 1 ul of a 1:100 dilution of the superamplicon PCR or 5 ng/μl of unamplified genomic DNA, 0.05 units/μl Taq polymerase (Taq Platinum, GIBCO BRL, Gaithersburg, Md.).
 The thermocycling conditions are: 94° C., 4 min, followed by 11 cycles, each with a denaturing step at 94° C. for 30 seconds and an extension step at 72° C. for 20 seconds, and with a 20 second annealing step that decreased 1° C./cycle, beginning at 60° C. in the first cycle and decreasing to 50° C. in the eleventh cycle; the eleventh cycle was then repeated 25 times; a 6 minute incubation at 72° C. followed by a 4° C. soak completed the program.
TABLE-US-00002 Primer 5' Position Sequence (5' to 3') Length (bp) D1F 24 TGTAAAACGACGGCCAGT CGACGGCTTCTCGGAAGTAA SEQ ID NO: 194 D1R 408 AGGAAACAGCTATGACCAT GCAGACGCTCACAAGACAAA 407 SEQ ID NO: 195 D2F 322 TGTAAAACGACGGCCAGT GACACCCTTCCTATCCCAAAA SEQ ID NO: 196 D2R 689 AGGAAACAGCTATGACCAT CAGGTTCTCTGGAGCAATAC 368 SEQ ID NO: 197 D3F 612 TGTAAAACGACGGCCAGT TGGCTTGACAGAGTTGTGGAT SEQ ID NO: 198 D3R 1019 AGGAAACAGCTATGACCAT CTGTAACCGTGATGGCAAAAC 408 SEQ ID NO: 199 D4F 855 TGTAAAACGACGGCCAGT CGCCAGTTGGTGATGGATAAG SEQ ID NO: 200 D4R 1223 AGGAAACAGCTATGACCAT AAGCATCACCAGGTCAAACAC 369 SEQ ID NO: 201 D5F 1081 TGTAAAACGACGGCCAGT GCGGTCAGAGCTGTATTATTC SEQ ID NO: 202 D5R 1461 AGGAAACAGCTATGACCAT CTGCTGGCAGTACGTGTCAA 401 SEQ ID NO: 203 D6F 1377 TGTAAAACGACGGCCAGT TCGCTGGCTCAGAGTTTGCTT SEQ ID NO: 204 D6R 1765 AGGAAACAGCTATGACCAT GTGCTAGAGAGCTGCTTTCTT 389 SEQ ID NO: 205 D7F 1641 TGTAAAACGACGGCCAGT CCCCTCAGCAAATACGAAAAC SEQ ID NO: 206 D7R 2065 AGGAAACAGCTATGACCAT ACTACGAAGGCATCCTGGAAA 424 SEQ ID NO: 207 D8F 1947 TGTAAAACGACGGCCAGT GCCTCTGCACTTTACTATGATG SEQ ID NO: 208 D8R 2301 AGGAAACAGCTATGACCAT CTCCTCCAAGTTTCCGTTATG 375 SEQ ID NO: 209 D9F 2210 TGTAAAACGACGGCCAGT GGTGACCTCACAGGAATCAG SEQ ID NO: 210 D9R 2573 AGGAAACAGCTATGACCAT TTTCCAAGAGGAGGGACATAG 384 SEQ ID NO: 211 D10F 2438 TGTAAAACGACGGCCAGT CAACTGGTTCCGAGAGATTGT SEQ ID NO: 212 D10R 2859 AGGAAACAGCTATGACCAT CAATGTCCAGCTCTCGGAAAAA 422 SEQ ID NO: 213 D11F 2746 TGTAAAACGACGGCCAGT GTGACCCTACGCCATCTCATA SEQ ID NO: 214 D11R 3138 AGGAAACAGCTATGACCAT ACATTGGGGTCAGCAGTTGAA 393 SEQ ID NO: 215 D12F 3027 TGTAAAACGACGGCCAGT AGAGTCCCCTTTCTCAAGAACA SEQ ID NO: 216 D12R 3413 AGGAAACAGCTATGACCAT GACGCTCTGGCTGAGTAGTT 387 SEQ ID NO: 217 D13F 3334 TGTAAAACGACGGCCAGT CAGCCCTCCATGTCCTTAGT SEQ ID NO: 218 D13R 3742 AGGAAACAGCTATGACCAT AGGGAATGTGGAGGAAGATG 407 SEQ ID NO: 219 D14F 3637 TGTAAAACGACGGCCAGT TGGAGCACACAGAGAGCATT SEQ ID NO: 220 D14R 4010 AGGAAACAGCTATGACCAT GTCTAGGAGCGGCATACATT 374 SEQ ID NO: 221 D15F 3830 TGTAAAACGACGGCCAGT AGCAGACTCGCAGCAGATTCA SEQ ID NO: 222 D15R 4225 AGGAAACAGCTATGACCAT AGCCAGAAAGCCTCTCTACA 396 SEQ ID NO: 223 D16F 4117/4112 TGTAAAACGACGGCCAGT ACACGAGACTCACCCAACAT SEQ ID NO: 224 D16R-L 4477 AGGAAACAGCTATGACCAT GGGAATGGAAATGGGCATAGA 361 SEQ ID NO: 225 D16R-S 4451 AGGAAACAGCTATGACCAT GACACAGAAGCAGGCAACAA 340 SEQ ID NO: 226 D17F-(L) 4333 TGTAAAACGAGGGCCAGT AGAGCAAAGCCACTGAGGTAT SEQ ID NO: 227 D17R-(L) 4768 AGGAAACAGCTATGACCAT GACTCTGTGCTTTGGCTTTCA 436 SEQ ID NO: 228
 An aliquot of each PCR reaction was diluted 1:10 with water. The diluted PCR product was sequenced on both strands using an M13 Forward and an M13 Reverse Big Dye Primer kit (Applied Biosystems, Foster City, Calif.) according to the manufacturer's recommendations. The sequencing products were separated on a fluorescent sequencer (model 377 from Applied Biosystems, Foster City, Calif.). Base calls were made by the instrument software, and reviewed by visual inspection. Each sequence was compared to the corresponding normal sequence using Sequencher 3.0 software (LifeCodes).
Method of Screening for a Chemosensitizing Agent
 As shown in the model of the FA/BRCA pathway, the enzymatic monoubiquitination of FANCD2 is a critical regulatory event. This event requires an intact FA protein complex (A/C/E/F/G complex) and requires BRCA1 and BRCA2. While the actual catalytic subunit required for FANCD2 monoubiquitination remains unknown, it still remains possible to screen for antagonists of monoubiquitination. As described elsewhere in this text, an inhibitor of the FA pathway could, in principal, function as a chemosensitizer of cisplatin in the treatment of ovarian cancer or other cancers. The screening of an inhibitor of FANCD2 monoubiquitination can be performed as a simple mammalian cell-based screen. A mammalian tissue culture cell line, e.g., Hela calls are first preincubated with random candidate small molecules. Cell clones are then screened using anti-FANCD2 western blots. An inhibitor (antagonist) of the FA pathway will block FANCD2 monoubiquitination.
 As described in Garcia-Higuera et al, 2001, BRCA1 may in fact be the enzyme which monoubiquitinates FANCD2. Accordingly, BRCA1 has a ubiquitin ligase (Ring Finger) catalytic domain. Therefore, an in vitro assay will be devised to screen for BRCA1-mediated monoubiquitination of FANCD2. An inhibitor will be screened directly for its ability to inhibit this in vitro reaction. Once inhibitors are identified, such drugs could be used in animal studies or phase 1 human studies to determine their functions as cisplatin sensitizers.
Method of Screening for a Potential Cancer Therapeutic
 Cells and animals which carry a Fanconi Anemia/BRCA pathway gene having one or more cancer associated defects can be used as model systems to study and test for substances which have potential as therapeutic agents. The cells are typically cultured epithelial cells. These may be isolated from individuals with Fanconi Anemia/BRCA pathway gene having one or more cancer associated defects, either somatic or germline. Alternatively, the cell line can be engineered to carry the mutation in a gene of the Fanconi Anemia/BRCA pathway gene having one or more cancer associated defects.
 After a test substance is applied to the cells, the neoplastically transformed phenotype of the cell is determined. Any trait of neoplastically transformed cells can be assessed, including anchorage-independent growth, tumorigenicity in nude mice, invasiveness of cells, and growth factor dependence. Assays for each of these traits are known in the art.
 Animals for testing therapeutic agents can be selected after mutagenesis of whole animals or after treatment of germline cells or zygotes. Such treatments include insertion of mutant Fanconi Anemia/BRCA pathway genes having one or more cancer associated defects, usually from a second animal species, as well as insertion of disrupted homologous genes. Alternatively, the endogenous Fanconi Anemia/BRCA pathway gene(s) of the animals may be disrupted by insertion or deletion mutation or other genetic alterations using conventional techniques (Capecchi, 1989; Valancius and Smithies, 1991; Hasty et al., 1991; Shinkai et al., 1992; Mombaerts et al., 1992; Philpott et al., 1992; Snouwaert et al., 1992; Donehower et al., 1992) as outlined in Example 10. After test substances have been administered to the animals, the growth of tumors must be assessed. If the test substance prevents or suppresses the growth of tumors, then the test substance is a candidate therapeutic agent for the treatment of the cancers identified herein.
Method of Treatment of a Cancer that is Resistant to an Anti-Neoplastic Agent
 The present example describes the treatment of a patient with a cancer that is resistant to an anti-neoplastic agent such as cisplatin. The protocol provides for the administration of cisplatin as described herein with an increasing dosage of an inhibitor of the ubiquitination of the FANC D2 protein as a chemosensitizing agent. Cisplatin and the chemosensitizing agent can be administered intravenously, subcutaneously, intratumorally or intraperitoneally. The administering physician can adjust the amount and timing of drug administration on the basis of results observed using standard measures of cancer activity known in the art. Suppression of tumor growth and metastasis is indicative of effective treatment of the cancer.
A Method of Measuring the Future Efficacy of a Therapeutic Agent
 Tissue biopsies of neoplasms from cancer patients being treated with a therapeutic agent are obtained by needle aspiration or skin punch biopsy. Cells, resuspended in appropriate culture media in microtiter plates are then treated with the indicated concentration of MMC (0, 10, 40, 160 ng/ml) or the indicated dose of IR (0, 5, 10, 10, 20 Gy). After 24 hour-incubation with MMC, or two hours after IR treatment, it induce DNA damage, whole cell extracts were prepared in Lysis Buffer (50 mM TrisHCl pH 7.4, 150 mM NaCl, 1% (v/v) Triton X-100) supplemented with protease inhibitors (1 μg/ml leupeptin and pepstatin, 2 μg/ml aprotinin, 1 mM phenylmethylsulfonylfluoride) and phosphatase inhibitors (1 mM sodium orthovanadate, 10 mM sodium fluoride). Samples are then tested for the presence of the FANC D2-L isoform using the anti-FANCD2-L-specific monoclonal antibody, as disclosed herein, and conventional immunoassays such as the enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) that are commonly used to quantitate the levels of proteins in cell samples (see Harlow, E. and Lane, D. Using Antibodies: A Laboratory Manual (1999) Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press). Detection of the mono-ubiquitinated FANC D2-L isoform is considered indicative of a reduced efficacy of the therapeutic agent being used to treat the cancer patient.
A Method of Determining Resistance to a Chemotherapy Agent
 A flow chart describing the protocol used to determine the methylation state of the Fanconi Anemia/BRCA pathway genes is depicted in FIG. 21.
Analysis of FANCF Methylation.
 DNA methylation patterns in FANCF gene were determined by methylation specific PCR or PCR-based HpaII restriction enzyme assay. Genomic DNA was isolated from indicated cell lines using QIAamp DNA Blood Mini Kit (QIAGEN).
PCR-Based HpaII Restriction Enzyme Assay
 250 ng of genomic DNA was digested with 30 unit of HpaII or MspI for 12 hr at 37° C. 12.5 ng of DNA from each digest was analyzed by PCR in 10 μl reactions containing 1×PCR buffer, 200 μM each of the four deoxynucleotide triphosphates, 0.5 units of AmpliTaq DNA polymerase (Roche), and 0.2 μM of each primer. PCR was run for 33 cycles, and each cycle constituted denaturation (45 sec at 94° C., first cycle 4 min 45 sec), annealing (1 min at 61 20° C.), and extension (2 min at 72° C., last cycle 9 min) PCR reaction was subjected to electrophoresis on a 1.2% agarose gel containing ethidium bromide. Primers used were (SEQ ID NO:229) FPF6 (5'-GCACCTCATGGAATCCCTTC-3')(forward) and (SEQ ID NO:230) FR343 (5'-GTTGCTGCACCAGGTGGTAA-3')(reverse). These primers were designed using nt -6-14 for the forward primer and nt 403-432 for the reverse primer.
 Bisulfite modification of genomic DNA was performed as previously described (Herman J G et al. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 93 (18) 9821-6 (1996)). The bisuffite-treated DNA was amplified with either a methylation-specific or unmethylation-specific primer set. PCR was run for 40 cycles, and each cycle constituted denaturation (45 sec at 94° C., first cycle 4 min 45 sec), annealing (1 min at 65° C.), and extension (2 min at 72° C., last cycle 9 min) PCR reaction was subjected to electrophoresis on a 3% Separide (Gibco) gel containing ethidium bromide. The methylation-specific primers were FF280M (SEQ ID NO:231) (5'-TTTTTGCGTTTGTTGGAGAATCGGGTTTTC -3') (forward) and FR432M (SEQ ID NO:232) (5'-ATACACCGCAAACCGCCGACGAACAAAACG-3') (reverse). The unmethylation-specific primers were FF280U (SEQ ID NO:233) (5'-TTTTTGTGTTTGTTGGAGAATTGGGTTTTT -3') (forward) and FR432U (SEQ ID NO:234) (5'-ATACACCACAAACCACCAACAAACAAAACA -3')(reverse). These primers were designed using nt 280-309 for the forward primers and nt 403-432 for the reverse primers.
TABLE-US-00003 TABLE 1 Complementation Groups and Responsible Genes of Fanconi Anemia Estimated Number Sub- percentage Responsible Chromosome of Protein type of patients gene location exons product A 66% FANCA 16q24.3 43 163 Kd B 4.3% FANCB -- -- -- C 12.7% FANCC 9q22.3 14 63 Kd D1 rare FANCD1 -- -- -- D2 rare FANCD2 3p25.3 44 155,162 kD E 12.7% FANCE 6p21.2-21.3 10 60 kD F rare FANCF 11p15 1 42 kD G rare FANCG 9p13 14 68 kD (XRCC9)
TABLE-US-00004 TABLE 2 Diseases of Genomic Instability Disease Damaging Agent Neoplasm Function FA Cross-linking agents Acute Unknown leukemia, hepatic, myeloblastic gastroinstestinal, and gynecological tumors XP UV light Squamous cell Excision carcinomas repair AT Ionizing radiation Lymphoma Afferent pathway to p53 Bloom's Alkylating agents Acute Cell-cycle Syndrome lymphoblastic regulation leukemia Cockayne's UV light Basal cell Transcription Syndrome carcinoma repair coupled Hereditary non- Unknown Adenocarcinoma DNA polyposis colon of colon, mismatch cancer (HNPCC) ovarian cancer repair
TABLE-US-00005 TABLE 3 FANCD2 Sequence Alterations Mutations PD20 nt376a→g S126G/splice nt3707g→a R1236H VU008 nt904c→t R302W nt958c→t Q320X PD733 deletion of exon 17 Polymorphisms nt1122a→g V374V nt1440t→c* H480H nt1509c→t.sup.† N503N nt2141c→t*.sup.† L714P nt2259t→c D753D nt4098t→g*.sup.† L1366L nt4453g→a.sup.† 3UTR *PD20 is heterozygous; .sup.†VU008 is heterozygous.
TABLE-US-00006 TABLE 4 Chromosome Breakage Analysis of Whole-cell Fusions Cell DEB MMC % of Cells line/hybrids (ng/ml) (ng/ml) with radials Phenotype PD20i 300 58 S PD24p 300 na* S VU423p 300 na* S PD319i 300 52 S PD20i/VU423p 300 6 R PD20i/PD24p 300 30 S PD20i/PD319i 300 0 R PD20i 40 48 S VU423i 40 78 S PD20i/VU423i 40 10 R VU423i + chr. 3, 40 74 S clone 1 VU423i + chr. 3, 40 68 S clone 2 VU423i + chr. 3, 40 88 S clone 3 PD20i + empty vector 0 0 2 40 24 S 200 62 S PD20i + FANCD2 vector 0 0 0 40 2 R 200 10 R Groups of experiments are separated by line spaces. S, cross-linker sensitive; R, cross-linker-resistant; i = immortal fibroblast line; p = primary fibroblasts. *Cell viability at this concentration was too low to score for radial formation, indicating the exquisite sensitivity of primary fibroblasts to interstrand DNA-crosslinks.
TABLE-US-00007 TABLE 5 FA IR/ protein MMC Bleomycin FA complex sensitivity sensitivity Cell line/plasmid Group (1) (2) (3) Lym- PD7 Wt + R R phoblasts HSC72 A - S HSC72 + A A + R PD4 C - S PD4 + C C + R EUFA316 G - S EUFA316 + G G + R EUFA121 F - S S EUFA121 + F F + R R PD20 D + S S PD20(R) D + R R Fibro- GM0637 Wt + R R blasts GM6914 A - S S GM694 + A A + R R PD426 C - S PDF426 + C C + R FAG326SV G - S FAG326SV + G G + R PD20F D + S S 20-3-15(+D) D + R R NBS (-/-) NBS + S S ATM (-/-) ATM + S S BRCA1 (-/-) BRCA1 + S S 1) The presence of the FA protein complex (FANCA/FANCG/FANCC) was determined as previously described (Garcia-Higuera et al., MCB 19:4866-4873, 1999) 2) MMC sensitivity for determined by the XTT assay for lymphoblasts or by the crystal violet assay for fibroblasts. 3) IR/Bleomycin sensitivity was determined by analysis of chromosome breakage. (See Materials and Methods).
TABLE-US-00008 TABLE 6 The Intron/Exon Junctions of FANCD SEQ SEQ ID 5'-Donor ID 3'-Acceptor Exon Size NO. site Score Intron NO. site Score Exon 1 30 9 TCG 87 52 gtttcccgattttg 85 2 gtgagtaag ctctag GAA tg 2 97 10 CCA 83 53 gaaaatttttctat 83 3 gtaagtact tttcag AAA cta 3 141 11 TAG 78 54 ctcttcttttttctg 88 4 gtaatatttta catag CTG 4 68 12 AAA 81 159 55 attttttaaatctcc 78 5 gtatgtatttt ttaag ATA 5 104 13 CAG 86 375 56 gatttctttttttttt 91 6 gtgtggaga acag TAT gg 6 61 14 CAG 89 57 ccctatgtcttctt 86 7 gtaagactg ttttag CCT tc 7 53 15 AAA 87 58 ttctcttcctaaca 80 8 gtaagtggc ttttag CAA gt 8 79 16 AAG 83 364 59 aatagtgtcttcta 85 9 gtaggcttatg ctgcag GAC 9 125 17 CAG 80 60 tctttttctaccatt 86 10 gtggataaa cacag TGA cc 10 88 18 AAG 76 61 tctgtgcttttaatt 85 11 gtagaaaag tttag GTT ac 11 105 19 GAG 80 387 62 ctaatatttactttc 87 12 gtatgctctta tgcag GTA 12 101 20 AAG 85 342 63 ttcctctctgctac 84 13 gtaaagagc ttgtag TTC tc 13 101 21 AAG 89 237 64 actctctcctgttt 92 14 gtgagatcttt tttcag GCA 14 36 22 AAG 82 65 tgcatatttattga 73 15 gtaatgttcat caatag GTG 15 144 23 TTA 80 66 tctactcttcccc 86 16 gtaagtgtc actcaag GTT ag 16 135 24 CAG 85 67 gttgactctcccc 84 17 gtatgttgaaa tgtatag GAA 17 132 25 AAG 77 68 tggcatcatttttt 89 18 gtatcttattg ccacag GGC 18 111 26 CAG 83 69 tcttcatcatctca 87 19 gttagaggc ttgcag GAT aa 19 110 27 CAG 82 70 aaaaaattctttgt 79 20 gtacacgtg ttttag AAG ga 20 61 28 CAG 93 71 attcttcctctttg 93 21 gtgagttcttt ctccag GTG 21 120 29 CTG 81 445 72 tgtttgtttgcttcc 85 22 gtaaagcca tgaag GAA at 22 74 30 AGG 84 300 73 attctggtttttctc 88 23 gtaggtattgt cgcag TGA 23 147 31 AAA 73 74 aatttatttctcctt 89 24 gtcagtata ctcag ATT gt 24 101 32 TAG 84 370 75 aaatgtttgttctc 86 25 gtatgggat tctcag ATT ga 25 116 33 GAG 88 76 atgtaatttgtact 82 26 gtgagcag ttgcag ATT agt 26 109 34 CAG 89 77 cagcctgctgttt 81 27 gtaagagaa gtttcag TCA gt 27 111 35 TAG 90 272 78 ttctctttttaatat 73 29 gtaagtatgtt aaaag AAA 28 110 36 AAG 78 79 ttgctgtgacttc 85 29 gtattggaatg cccatag GAG 29 144 37 GAA 85 80 tcctttcctccatg 84 30 gtaagtgac tgacag GCT ag 30 117 38 AAG 86 81 taactctgcattta 80 31 gttagtgtagg ttatagAAC 31 129 39 CAG 82 118 82 aaaatcatttttatt 79 32 gtcagaagc tttag TGT ct 32 119 40 TTG 85 83 tcttaccttgactt 85 33 gtaagtatgtg ccttag GAG 33 111 41 CAG 90 84 tttttcttgtctcctt 91 34 gtgagtcat acag CCA aa 34 131 42 TTG 73 85 tttgtcttcttttcta 89 35 gtgatgggc acag CTT ct 35 94 43 CTG 84 286 86 atatttgactctca 78 36 gtgagatgttt atgcag TAT 36 123 44 CAG 92 87 atgcttttcccgtc 88 37 gtaaggga ttctag GCA gtt 37 94 45 CAG 92 88 catatatttggct 81 38 gtgagtaag gccccag at ATT 38 72 46 AAG 93 89 cttgtctttcacct 93 39 gtgagtatg ctccag GTA ga 39 39 47 AAG 89 90 agtgtgtctctctt 86 40 gtgagagat cttcag TAT tt 40 75 48 CGG 86 91 tataaacttattgg 77 41 gtaagagct ttatag GAA aa 41 75 49 AAG 91 92 tgttatttatttcca 86 42 gtaagaag ttcag ATT ggg 42 147 50 CAG 91 93 cttggtccattca 80 43 gtaagcctt catttag GGT gg 43 228 CCA taa + 94 attattctttgccc 44 3'UTR cttag GAT 96 51 GAG gtatctctaca 44 72 GAT tag + 3'UTR
TABLE-US-00009 TABLE 7 PCR Primers to Amplify the 44 Exons of FANCD Primer SEQ ID Product Annealing Exon Name NO. Primer Sequence (5'->3') Size (bp) Temp 1 MG914 115 F: CTAGCACAGAACTCTGCTGC 372 54 MG837 116 R: CTAGCACAGAACTCTGCTGC 2 MG746 117 F: CTTCAGCAACAGCGAAGTA- 422 50 GTCTG MG747 118 R: ATTCTCAGCACTTGAAAAGC- AGG 3 MG773 119 F: GGACACATCAGTTTTCCTCTC 309 50 MG789 120 R: GAAAACCCATGATTCAGTCC 4-5 MG816 121 F: TCATCAGGCAAGAAACTTGG 467 50 MG803 122 R: GAAGTTGGCAAAACAGACTG 6 MG804 123 F: GAGCCATCTGCTCATTTCTG 283 50 MG812 124 R: CCCGCTATTTAGACTTGAGC 7 MG775 125 F: CAAAGTGTTTATTCCAGGAGC 343 50 MG802 126 R: CATCAGGGTACTTTGAACA- TTC 8-9 MG727 127 F: TTGACCAGAAAGGCTCAGT- 640 50 TCC MG915 128 R: AGATGATGCCAGAGGGTTTA- TCC 10 MG790 129 F: TGCCCAGCTCTGTTCAAACC 222 50 MG774 130 R: AGGCAATGACTGACTGACAC 11 MG805 131 F: TGCCCGTCTATTTTTGATGA- 392 50 AGC MG791 132 R: TCTCAGTTAGTCTGGGGACAG 12 MG751 133 F: TCATGGTAGAGAGACTGGAC- 432 50 TGTGC MG972 134 R: ACCCTGGAGCAAATGACAACC 13-14 MG973 135 F: ATTTGCTCCAGGGTACATGGC 555 50 MG974 136 R: GAAAGACAGTGGGAAGGCA- AGC 15 MG975 137 F: GGGAGTGTGTGGAACAAAT- 513 50 GAGC MG976 138 R: AGTTTCTACAGGCTGGTCCT- ATTCC 16 MG755 139 F: AACGTGGAATCCCATTGATGC 379 48 MG730 140 R: TTTCTGTGTTCCCTCCTTGC 17 MG794 141 F: GATGGTCAAGTTACACTGGC 382 50 MG778 142 R: CACCTCCCACCAATTATAGT- ATTC 18 MG808 143 F: CTATGTGTGTCTCTTTTACA- 234 48 GGG MG817 144 R: AATCTTTCCCACCATATTGC 19 MG779 145 F: CATACCTTCTTTTGCTGTGC 199 48 MG795 146 R: CCACAGAAGTCAGAATCTC- CACG 20 MG731 147 F: TGTAACAAACCTGCACGTTG 632 56 MG732 148 R: TGCTACCCAAGCCAGTAGTT- TCC 21 MG788 149 F: GAGTTTGGGAAAGATTGGC- 232 50 AGC MG772 150 R: TGTAGTAAAGCAGCTCTCA- TGC 22-23 MG733 151 F: CAAGTACACTCTGCACTGCC 652 50 MG758 152 R: TGACTCAACTTCCCCACCAA- GAG 24-25 MG736 153 F: CTCCCTATGTACGTGGAGT- 732 50 AATAC MG737 154 R: GGGAGTCTTGTGGGAACTAAG 26 MG780 155 F: TTCATAGACATCTCTCAGC- 284 50 TCTG MG759 156 R: GTTTTGGTATCAGGGAAAGC 27-28 MG760 157 F: AGCCATGCTTGGAATTTTGG 653 50 MG781 158 R: CTCACTGGGATGTCACAAAC 29 MG740 159 F: GGTCTTGATGTGTGACTTGT- 447 50 ATCCC MG741 160 R: CCTCAGTGTCACAGTGTTCTT- TGTG 30 MG809 161 F: CATGAAATGACTAGGACAT- 281 48 TCC MG797 162 R: CTACCCAGTGACCCAAACAC 31-32 MG761 163 F: CGAACCCTTAGTTTCTGAGA- 503 50 CGC MG742 164 R: TCAGTGCCTTGGTGACTGTC 33 MG916 165 F: TTGATGGTACAGACTGGAGGC 274 50 MG810 166 R: AAGAAAGTTGCCAATCCTG- TTCC 34 MG762 167 F: AGCACCTGAAAATAAGGAGG 343 50 MG743 168 R: GCCCAAAGTTTGTAAGTGT- GAG 35-36 MG787 169 F: AGCAAGAATGAGGTCAAGTTC 590 50 MG806 170 R: GGGAAAAACTGGAGGAAAG- AACTC 37 MG818 171 F: AGAGGTAGGGAAGGAAGCTAC 233 50 MG813 172 R: CCAAAGTCCACTTCTTGAAG 38 MG834 173 F: GATGCACTGGTTGCTACATC 275 50 MG836 174 R: CCAGGACACTTGGTTTCTGC 39 MG839 175 F: ACACTCCCAGTTGGAATCAG 370 50 MG871 176 R: CTTGTGGGCAAGAAATTGAG 40 MG829 177 F: TGGGCTGGATGAGACTATTC 223 50 MG870 178 R: CCAAGGSVSYSYVYYVYHS- HVSSC 41 MG820 179 F: TGATTATCAGCATAGGCTGG 271 50 MG811 180 R: GATCCCCCAATAGGAACTGC 42 MG763 181 F: CATTCAGATTCACCAGGACAC 227 50 MG782 182 R: CCTTACATGCCATCTGATGC 43 MG764 183 F: AACCTTCTCCCCTATTACCC 435 50 3'UTR MG835 184 R: GGAAAATGAGAGGCTATA- ATGC 44 MG1006 185 F: TGTATTCCAGAGGTCACCC- 234 50 AGAGC 3'UTR MG1005 186 R: CCAGTAAGAAAGGCAAACA- GCG
TABLE-US-00010 TABLE 8 FANCD2 LOCI on Human Chromosome 3p Copy Copy Copy Exon Copy region 1 region 2 region 3 FANCD2 region 4 Copy region 5 1 201,110 344,395 8,170,539 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 6,126,244 8,209,073 13 14 15 16 8,202,791 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 18,201,854 25 26 27 28 6,094,448 29 30 31 32 186,164 33 34 35 36 18,178,589 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 8,095,780
TABLE-US-00011 TABLE 9 Length of Primer Name Sequence Product SEQ ID NO: hFANCD2_super_1_2_R GGCCCACAGTTTCCGTTTCT -- SEQ ID NO: 235 hFANGD2_super_1_2_F CAAGGAAGCTAGAAATGAAGAAC SEQ ID NO: 236 hFANCD2_super_3_3_R CTGGGACTACAGACACGTTTT -- SEQ ID NO: 237 hFANCD2_super_3_3_F GTGTCACGTGTCTGTAATCTC SEQ ID NO: 238 hFANCD2_super_7_14_R TTAAGACCCAGCGAGGTATTC -- SEQ ID NO: 239 hFANCD2_super_7_14_F TGGGTTTGGTAGGGTAATGTC SEQ ID NO: 240 hFANCD2_super_19_22_R TGGAAAGTCACTGCGGAGAAA -- SEQ ID NO: 241 hFANCD2_super_19_22_F ACGTAATCACCCCTGTAATCC SEQ ID NO: 242 hFANGD2_super_23_29_R CACTGCAAACTGCTCACTCAA -- SEQ ID NO: 243 hFANCD2_super_23_29_F GGCCTTGTGCTAAGTGCTTTT SEQ ID NO: 244 hFANCD2_super_30_32_R ACCCTGGTGGACATACCTTTT -- SEQ ID NO: 245 hFANCD2_super_30_32_F CCAAAGTACTGGGAGTTTGAG SEQ ID NO: 246 hFANCD2_super_33_36_R TCTGGGCAACAGAACAAGCAA -- SEQ ID NO: 247 hFANCD2_super_33_36_F GAGCAATTTAGCCTGTGGTTTT SEQ ID NO: 248 hFANCD2_super_43_44_R ACCATCTGGCCGACATGGTA -- SEQ ID NO: 249 hFANCD2_super_43_44_F AGGGTCCTGAGACTATATACC SEQ ID NO: 250 hFANCD2_exon1_R TCCCATCTCAGGGCAGATGA 324 SEQ ID NO: 251 hFANCD2_exon1_F TATGCCCGGCTAGCACAGAA SEQ ID NO: 252 hFANCD2_exon2_R TCTCTCACATGCCTCACACAT 258 SEQ ID NO: 253 hFANCD2_exon2_F CCCCTCTGATTTTGGATAGAG SEQ ID NO: 254 hFANCD2_exon3_R AAGATGGATGGCCCTCTGATT 354 SEQ ID NO: 255 hFANCD2_exon3_F GACACATCAGTTTTCCTCTCAT SEQ ID NO: 256 hFANCD2_exon4_R AATCATTCTAGCCCACTCAACT 253 SEQ ID NO: 257 hFANCD2_exon4_F TGGTTTCATCAGGCAAGAAACT SEQ ID NO: 258 hFANCD2_exon5_R AGCCCCATGAAGTTGGCAAAA 298 SEQ ID NO: 259 hFANCD2_exon5_F GCTTGTGCCAGCATAACTCTA SEQ ID NO: 260 hFANCD2_exon6_R GCTGTGCTAAAGCTGCTACAA 341 SEQ ID NO: 261 hFANCD2_exon6_F GAGCCATCTGCTCATTTCTGT SEQ ID NO: 262 hFANCD2_exon7_R CAGAGAAACCAATAGTTTTCAG 280 SEQ ID NO: 263 hFANCD2_exon7_F AATCTCGGCTCACTGCAATCT SEQ ID NO: 264 hFANCD2_exon8_R AGCTAATGGATGGATGGAAAAG 333 SEQ ID NO: 265 hFANCD2_exon8_F TAGTGCAGTGCCGAATGCATA SEQ ID NO: 266 hFANCD2_exon9_R TACTCATGAAGGGGGGTATCA 323 SEQ ID NO: 267 hFANCD2_exon9_F TTCACACGTAGGTAGTCTTTCT SEQ ID NO: 268 hFANCD2_exon10_R CATTACTCCCAAGGCAATGAC 229 SEQ ID NO: 269 hFANCD2_exon10_F GCCCAGCTCTGTTCAAACCA SEQ ID NO: 270 hFANCD2_exon11_R AGCTCCATTCTCTCCTCTGAA 341 SEQ ID NO: 271 hFANCD2_exon11_F GTGGGAAGATGGAGTAAGAGA SEQ ID NO: 272 hFANCD2_exon12_R TCTGACAGTGGGATGTCAGAA 211 SEQ ID NO: 273 hFANCD2_exon12_F TGCCTACCCACTATGAATGAG SEQ ID NO: 274 hFANCD2_exon13_R ATGTGTCCATCTGGCAACCAT 321 SEQ ID NO: 275 hFANCD2_exon13_F CAGGAACTCCGATCTTGTAAG SEQ ID NO: 276 hFANCD2_exon14_R TGGAGGGGGGAGAAAGAAAG 186 SEQ ID NO: 277 hFANCD2_exon14_F CGTGTTTCGCTGATGTGTCAT SEQ ID NO: 278 hFANCD2_exon15a_R GGAAGGCCAGTTTGTCAAAGT 325 SEQ ID NO: 279 hFANCD2_exon15a_F GTGTTTGACCTGGTGATGCTT SEQ ID NO: 280 hFANCD2_exon15b_R CTTATTTCTTAGCACCCTGTCAA 204 SEQ ID NO: 281 hFANCD2_exonl5b_F GTGGAACAAATGAGCATTATCC SEQ ID NO: 282 hFANCD2_exon16_R TTCCCCTTCAGTGAGTTCCAA 332 SEQ ID NO: 283 hFANCD2_exon16_F AGGGAGGAGAAGTCTGACATT SEQ ID NO: 284 hFANCD2_exon17_R GATTAGCCTGTAGGTTAGGTAT 422 SEQ ID NO: 285 hFANCD2_exon17_F GATGGGTTTGGGTTGATTGTG SEQ ID NO: 286 hFANCD2_exon18_R CCAGTCTAGGAGACAGAGCT 282 SEQ ID NO: 287 hFANCD2_exon18_F GGCTATCTATGTGTGTCTCTTT SEQ ID NO: 288 hFANCD2_exon19_R ACGATTAGAAGGAACATGGAA 328 SEQ ID NO: 289 hFANCD2_exon19_F CGATATCCATACCTTCTTTTGC SEQ ID NO: 290 hFANCD2_exon20_R TGACAGAGCGAGACTCTCTAA 239 SEQ ID NO: 291 hFANCD2_exon20_F CACACCAACATGGCACATGTA SEQ ID NO: 292 hFANCD2_exon21_R GAGACAGGGTAGGGCAGAAA 339 SEQ ID NO: 293 hFANCD2_exon21_F AAAGGGGCGAGTGGAGTTTG SEQ ID NO: 294 hFANCD2_exon22_R GTAACTTCACCAGTGCAACCAA 279 SEQ ID NO: 295 hFANCD2_exon22_F ATGCACTCTCTCTTTTCTACTT SEQ ID NO: 296 hFANCD2_exon23_R ACAAGGAATCTGCCCCATTCT 356 SEQ ID NO: 297 hFANCD2_exon23_F TTCCCTGTAGCCTTGCGTATT SEQ ID NO: 298 hFANCD2_exon24_R CCCCACATACACCATGTATTG 258 SEQ ID NO: 299 hFANCD2_exon24_F CTCCCTATGTACGTGGAGTAA SEQ ID NO: 300 hFANCD2_exon25_R GTGGGACATAACAGCTAGAGA 350 SEQ ID NO: 301 hFANCD2_exon25_F AGGGGAAAGTAAATAGCAAGGA SEQ ID NO: 302 hFANCD2_exon26_R TCAGGGATATTGGCCTGAGAT 324 SEQ ID NO: 303 hFANCD2_exon26_F GACATCTCTCAGCTCTGGATA SEQ ID NO: 304 hFANCD2_exon27_R CCAATTACTGATGCCATGATAC 324 SEQ ID NO: 305 hFANCD2_exon27_F GCATTCAGCCATGCTTGGTAA SEQ ID NO: 306 hFANCD2_exon28_R GATTACTCCAACGCCTAAGAG 354 SEQ ID NO: 307 hFANCD2_exon28_F TCTACCTCTAGGCAGTTTCCA SEQ ID NO: 308 hFANCD2_exon29_R TCTCCTCAGTGTCACAGTCTT 384 SEQ ID NO: 309 hFANCD2_exon29_F CTTGGGCTAGAGGAAGTTGTT SEQ ID NO: 310 hFANCD2_exon30_R TACCCAGTGACCCAAACACAA 348 SEQ ID NO: 311 hFANCD2_exon30_F GAGTTCAAGGCTGGAATAGCT SEQ ID NO: 312 hFANCD2_exon31_R ACCGTGATTCTCACCAGCTAA 341 SEQ ID NO: 313 hFANCD2_exon31_F CCATTGCGAACCCTTAGTTTC SEQ ID NO: 314 hFANCD2_exon32_R AGTGCTTGGTGACTGTCAAA 336 SEQ ID NO: 315 hFANCD2_exon32_F CCACCTGGAGAACATTCACAA SEQ ID NO: 316 hFANCD2_exon33_R TACTGAAAGACACCCAGGTTAT 340 SEQ ID NO: 317 hFANCD2_exon33_F CACGCCCGACCTCTCAATTC SEQ ID NO: 318 hFANCD2_exon34_R TATAGCAAGAGGGCCTATCCA 349 SEQ ID NO: 319 hFANCD2_exon34_F TTGGGCACGTCATGTGGATTT SEQ ID NO: 320 hFANCD2_exon35_R GTCCAGTCTCTGACAAACAAC 100 SEQ ID NO: 321 hFANCD2_exon35_F TTAGACCGGGAACGTCTTAGT SEQ ID NO: 322 hFANCD2_exon36_R GGCCAAGTGGGTCTCAAAAC 398 SEQ ID NO: 323 hFANCD2_exon36_F CCTCTGGTTCTGTTTTATACTG SEQ ID NO: 324 hFANCD2_exon37_R TCTGGGCAACGAACAAGCAA 277 SEQ ID NO: 325 hFANCD2_exon37_F CTTCCCAGGTAGTTCTAAGCA SEQ ID NO: 326 hFANCD2_exon38_R AAGCCAGGACACTTGGTTTCT 274 SEQ ID NO: 327 hFANCD2_exon38_F GCACTGGTTGCTACATCTAAG SEQ ID NO: 328 hFANCD2_exon39_R GCATCCATTGCCTTCCCTAAA 236 SEQ ID NO: 329 hFANCD2_exon39_F TGCTCAAAGGAGCAGATCTCA SEQ ID NO: 330 hFANCD2_exon40_R CAGTCCAATTTGGGGATCTCT 309 SEQ ID NO: 331 hFANCD2_exon40_F CCTTGGGCTGGATGAGACTA SEQ ID NO: 332 hFANCD2_exon41_R CCCCAATAGCAACTGCAGATT 214 SEQ ID NO: 333 hFANCD2_exon41_F GATTGCAAGGGTATCTTGAATC SEQ ID NO: 334 hFANCD2_exon42_R GCTTAGGTGACCTTCCTTACA 356 SEQ ID NO: 335 hFANCD2_exon42_F AACATACCGTTGGCCCATACT SEQ ID NO: 336 hFANCD2_exon43a_R AGCATGATCTCGGCTCACCA 366 SEQ ID NO: 337 hFANCD2_exon43a_F GTGGCTCATGCTTGTAATCCT SEQ ID NO: 338 hFANCD2_exon43b_R TCAGTAGAGATGGGGTTTCAC 358 SEQ ID NO: 339 hFANCD2_exon43b_F CTGCCACCTTAGAGAACTGAA SEQ ID NO: 340 hFANCD2_exon43c_R CTCAAGCAATCCTCCTACCTT 405 SEQ ID NO: 341 hFANCD2_exon43c_F TAGAATCACTCCTGAGTATCTC SEQ ID NO: 342 hFANCD2_exon43d_R CAGCTTCTGACTCTGTGCTTT 367 SEQ ID NO: 343 hFANCD2_exon43d_F AGTTGGTGGAGCAGAACTTTG SEQ ID NO: 344 hFANCD2_exon43e_R CTCGAGATACTCAGGAGTGAT 381 SEQ ID NO: 345 hFANCD2_exon43e_F TCAACCTTCTCCCCTATTACC SEQ ID NO: 346 hFANCD2_exon43f_R AGTTCTGCTCCACCAACTTAG 306 SEQ ID NO: 347 hFANCD2_exon43f_F GGTATCCATGTTTGCTGTGTTT SEQ ID NO: 348 hFANCD2_exon44_R GAAAGGCAAACAGCGGATTTC 213 SEQ ID NO: 349 hFANCD2_exon44_F CACCCAGAGCAGTAACCTAAA SEQ ID NO: 350
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35211451PRTHomo sapiens 1Met Val Ser Lys Arg Arg Leu Ser Lys Ser Glu Asp Lys Glu Ser Leu 1 5 10 15 Thr Glu Asp Ala Ser Lys Thr Arg Lys Gln Pro Leu Ser Lys Lys Thr 20 25 30 Lys Lys Ser His Ile Ala Asn Ala Val Glu Glu Asn Asp Ser Ile Phe 35 40 45 Val Lys Leu Leu Lys Ile Ser Gly Ile Ile Leu Lys Thr Gly Glu Ser 50 55 60 Gln Asn Gln Leu Ala Val Asp Gln Ile Ala Phe Gln Lys Lys Leu Phe 65 70 75 80 Gln Thr Leu Arg Arg His Pro Ser Tyr Pro Lys Ile Ile Glu Glu Phe 85 90 95 Val Ser Gly Leu Glu Ser Tyr Ile Glu Asp Glu Asp Ser Phe Arg Asn 100 105 110 Cys Leu Leu Ser Cys Glu Arg Leu Gln Asp Glu Glu Ala Ser Met Gly 115 120 125 Ala Ser Tyr Ser Lys Ser Leu Ile Lys Leu Leu Leu Gly Ile Asp Ile 130 135 140 Leu Gln Pro Ala Ile Ile Lys Thr Leu Phe Glu Lys Leu Pro Glu Tyr 145 150 155 160 Phe Phe Glu Asn Arg Asn Ser Asp Glu Ile Asn Ile Phe Arg Leu Ile 165 170 175 Val Ser Gln Leu Lys Trp Leu Asp Arg Val Val Asp Gly Lys Asp Leu 180 185 190 Thr Thr Lys Ile Met Gln Leu Ile Ser Ile Ala Pro Glu Asn Leu Gln 195 200 205 His Asp Ile Ile Thr Ser Lys Pro Glu Ile Leu Gly Asp Ser Gln His 210 215 220 Ala Asp Val Gly Lys Glu Leu Ser Asp Leu Leu Ile Glu Asn Thr Ser 225 230 235 240 Leu Thr Val Pro Ile Leu Asp Val Leu Ser Ser Leu Arg Leu Asp Pro 245 250 255 Asn Phe Leu Leu Lys Val Arg Gln Leu Val Met Asp Lys Leu Ser Ser 260 265 270 Ile Arg Leu Glu Asp Leu Pro Val Ile Ile Lys Phe Ile Leu His Ser 275 280 285 Val Thr Ala Met Asp Thr Leu Glu Val Ile Ser Glu Leu Arg Glu Lys 290 295 300 Leu Asp Leu Gln His Cys Val Leu Pro Ser Arg Leu Gln Ala Ser Gln 305 310 315 320 Val Lys Leu Lys Ser Lys Gly Arg Ala Ser Ser Ser Gly Asn Gln Glu 325 330 335 Ser Ser Gly Gln Ser Cys Ile Ile Leu Leu Phe Asp Val Ile Lys Ser 340 345 350 Ala Ile Arg Tyr Glu Lys Thr Ile Ser Glu Ala Trp Ile Lys Ala Ile 355 360 365 Glu Asn Thr Ala Ser Val Ser Glu His Lys Val Phe Asp Leu Val Met 370 375 380 Leu Phe Ile Ile Val Ser Thr Asn Thr Gln Thr Lys Lys Tyr Ile Asp 385 390 395 400 Arg Val Leu Arg Asn Lys Ile Arg Ser Gly Cys Ile Gln Glu Gln Leu 405 410 415 Leu Gln Ser Thr Phe Ser Val His Tyr Leu Val Leu Lys Asp Met Cys 420 425 430 Ser Ser Ile Leu Ser Leu Ala Gln Ser Leu Leu His Ser Leu Asp Gln 435 440 445 Ser Ile Ile Ser Phe Gly Ser Leu Leu Tyr Lys Tyr Ala Phe Lys Phe 450 455 460 Phe Asp Thr Tyr Cys Gln Gln Glu Val Val Gly Ala Leu Val Thr His 465 470 475 480 Ile Cys Ser Gly Asn Glu Ala Glu Val Asp Asp Ala Leu Asp Val Leu 485 490 495 Leu Glu Leu Val Val Leu Asn Pro Ser Ala Met Met Met Asn Ala Val 500 505 510 Phe Val Gln Gly Ile Leu Asp Tyr Leu Asp Asn Ile Ser Pro Gln Gln 515 520 525 Ile Arg Lys Leu Phe Tyr Val Leu Ser Thr Leu Ala Phe Ser Lys Gln 530 535 540 Asn Glu Ala Ser Ser His Ile Gln Asp Asp Met His Leu Val Ile Arg 545 550 555 560 Lys Gln Leu Ser Ser Thr Val Phe Lys Tyr Lys Leu Ile Gly Ile Ile 565 570 575 Gly Ala Val Thr Met Ala Gly Ile Met Ala Ala Asp Arg Ser Glu Ser 580 585 590 Pro Ser Leu Thr Gln Glu Arg Ala Asn Leu Ser Asp Glu Gln Cys Thr 595 600 605 Gln Val Thr Ser Leu Leu Gln Leu Val His Ser Cys Ser Glu Gln Ser 610 615 620 Pro Gln Ala Ser Ala Leu Tyr Tyr Asp Glu Phe Ala Asn Leu Ile Gln 625 630 635 640 His Glu Lys Leu Asp Pro Lys Ala Leu Glu Trp Val Gly His Thr Ile 645 650 655 Cys Asn Asp Phe Gln Asp Ala Phe Val Val Asp Ser Cys Val Val Pro 660 665 670 Glu Gly Asp Phe Pro Phe Pro Val Lys Ala Leu Tyr Gly Leu Glu Glu 675 680 685 Tyr Asp Thr Gln Asp Gly Ile Ala Ile Asn Leu Leu Pro Leu Leu Phe 690 695 700 Ser Gln Asp Phe Ala Lys Asp Gly Gly Pro Val Thr Ser Gln Glu Ser 705 710 715 720 Gly Gly Lys Leu Val Ser Pro Leu Cys Leu Ala Pro Tyr Phe Arg Leu 725 730 735 Leu Arg Leu Cys Val Glu Arg Gln His Asn Gly Asn Leu Glu Glu Ile 740 745 750 Asp Gly Leu Leu Asp Cys Pro Ile Phe Leu Thr Asp Leu Glu Pro Gly 755 760 765 Glu Lys Leu Glu Ser Met Ser Ala Lys Glu Ala Ser Phe Met Cys Ser 770 775 780 Leu Ile Phe Leu Thr Leu Asn Trp Phe Arg Glu Ile Val Asn Ala Phe 785 790 795 800 Cys Gln Glu Thr Ser Pro Glu Asn Lys Gly Lys Val Leu Thr Arg Leu 805 810 815 Lys His Ile Val Glu Leu Gln Ile Leu Leu Glu Lys Tyr Leu Ala Val 820 825 830 Thr Pro Asp Tyr Val Pro Pro Leu Gly Asn Phe Asp Val Glu Thr Leu 835 840 845 Asp Ile Thr Pro His Thr Val Thr Ala Ile Ser Ala Lys Ile Arg Lys 850 855 860 Lys Gly Lys Ile Glu Arg Lys Gln Lys Thr Asp Gly Ser Lys Thr Ser 865 870 875 880 Ser Ser Asp Thr Leu Ser Glu Glu Lys Asn Ser Glu Cys Asp Pro Thr 885 890 895 Pro Ser His Arg Gly Gln Leu Asn Lys Glu Phe Thr Gly Lys Glu Glu 900 905 910 Lys Thr Ser Leu Leu Leu His Asn Ser His Ala Phe Phe Arg Glu Leu 915 920 925 Asp Ile Glu Val Phe Ser Ile Leu His Cys Gly Leu Val Thr Lys Phe 930 935 940 Ile Leu Asp Thr Glu Met His Thr Glu Ala Thr Glu Val Val Gln Leu 945 950 955 960 Gly Pro Pro Glu Leu Leu Phe Leu Leu Glu Asp Leu Ser Gln Lys Leu 965 970 975 Glu Ser Met Leu Thr Pro Pro Ile Ala Arg Arg Val Pro Phe Leu Lys 980 985 990 Asn Lys Gly Ser Arg Asn Ile Gly Phe Ser His Leu Gln Gln Arg Ser 995 1000 1005 Ala Gln Glu Ile Val His Cys Val Glu Gln Leu Leu Thr Pro Met 1010 1015 1020 Cys Asn His Leu Glu Asn Ile His Asn Tyr Ile Gln Cys Leu Ala 1025 1030 1035 Ala Glu Asn His Gly Val Val Asp Gly Pro Gly Val Lys Val Gln 1040 1045 1050 Glu Tyr His Ile Met Ser Ser Cys Tyr Gln Arg Leu Leu Gln Ile 1055 1060 1065 Phe His Gly Leu Phe Ala Trp Ser Gly Phe Ser Gln Pro Glu Asn 1070 1075 1080 Gln Asn Leu Leu Tyr Ser Ala Leu His Val Leu Ser Ser Arg Leu 1085 1090 1095 Lys Gln Gly Glu His Ser Gln Pro Leu Glu Glu Leu Leu Ser Gln 1100 1105 1110 Ser Val His Tyr Leu Gln Asn Phe His Gln Ser Ile Pro Ser Phe 1115 1120 1125 Gln Cys Ala Leu Tyr Leu Ile Arg Leu Leu Met Val Ile Leu Glu 1130 1135 1140 Lys Ser Thr Ala Ser Ala Gln Asn Lys Glu Lys Ile Ala Ser Leu 1145 1150 1155 Ala Arg Gln Phe Leu Cys Arg Val Trp Pro Ser Gly Asp Lys Glu 1160 1165 1170 Lys Ser Asn Ile Ser Asn Asp Gln Leu His Ala Leu Leu Cys Ile 1175 1180 1185 Tyr Leu Glu His Thr Glu Ser Ile Leu Lys Ala Ile Glu Glu Ile 1190 1195 1200 Ala Gln Val Gly Val Pro Glu Leu Ile Asn Ser Pro Lys Asp Ala 1205 1210 1215 Ser Ser Ser Thr Phe Pro Thr Leu Thr Arg His Thr Pro Val Val 1220 1225 1230 Phe Phe Arg Val Met Met Ala Glu Leu Glu Lys Ile Val Lys Lys 1235 1240 1245 Ile Glu Pro Gly Thr Ala Ala Asp Ser Gln Gln Ile His Glu Glu 1250 1255 1260 Lys Leu Leu Tyr Trp Asn Met Ala Val Arg Asp Phe Ser Ile Leu 1265 1270 1275 Ile Asn Leu Ile Lys Val Phe Asp Ser His Pro Val Leu His Val 1280 1285 1290 Cys Leu Lys Val Gly Arg Leu Phe Val Glu Ala Phe Leu Lys Gln 1295 1300 1305 Cys Met Pro Leu Leu Asp Ile Ser Phe Arg Lys His Arg Glu Asp 1310 1315 1320 Val Leu Ser Leu Leu Glu Thr Phe Gln Leu Asp Thr Arg Leu Leu 1325 1330 1335 His His Leu Cys Gly His Ser Lys Ile His Gln Asp Thr Arg Leu 1340 1345 1350 Thr Gln His Val Pro Leu Leu Lys Lys Thr Leu Glu Leu Leu Val 1355 1360 1365 Cys Arg Val Lys Ala Met Leu Thr Leu Asn Asn Cys Arg Glu Ala 1370 1375 1380 Phe Trp Leu Gly Asn Leu Lys Asn Arg Asp Leu Gln Gly Glu Glu 1385 1390 1395 Ile Lys Ser Gln Asn Ser Gln Glu Ser Thr Ala Asp Glu Ser Glu 1400 1405 1410 Asp Asp Met Ser Ser Gln Ala Ser Lys Ser Lys Ala Thr Glu Asp 1415 1420 1425 Gly Glu Glu Asp Glu Val Ser Ala Gly Glu Lys Glu Gln Asp Ser 1430 1435 1440 Asp Glu Ser Tyr Asp Asp Ser Asp 1445 1450 21269PRTDrosophila melanogaster 2Met Tyr Lys Gln Phe Lys Lys Arg Ser Lys Lys Pro Leu Asn Thr Ile 1 5 10 15 Asp Glu Asn Ala Thr Ile Lys Val Pro Arg Leu Ala Glu Thr Thr Thr 20 25 30 Asn Ile Ser Val Glu Ser Ser Ser Gly Gly Ser Glu Glu Asn Ile Pro 35 40 45 Ala Ser Gln Glu His Thr Gln Arg Phe Leu Ser Gln His Ser Val Ile 50 55 60 Leu Ala Ala Thr Leu Gly Ala Thr Gly Glu Ser Ser Arg Asp Ile Ala 65 70 75 80 Thr Leu Ser Arg Gln Pro Asn Asn Phe Phe Glu Leu Val Leu Val Arg 85 90 95 Ala Gly Val Gln Leu Asp Gln Gly Asp Ser Leu Ile Leu Ala Cys Asp 100 105 110 His Val Pro Ile Val Ser Lys Leu Ala Glu Ile Phe Thr Ser Ala Ser 115 120 125 Ser Tyr Thr Asp Lys Met Glu Thr Phe Lys Thr Gly Leu Asn Ala Ala 130 135 140 Met Ala Pro Gly Ser Lys Leu Val Gln Lys Leu Leu Thr Gly Cys Thr 145 150 155 160 Val Asp Ala Ala Gly Glu Glu Gln Ile Tyr Gln Ser Gln Asn Ser Met 165 170 175 Phe Met Asn Phe Leu Met Ile Asp Phe Met Arg Asp Ala Cys Val Glu 180 185 190 Val Leu Leu Asn Lys Ile Glu Glu Val Ala Lys Ser Asp Arg Val Ile 195 200 205 Met Gly Lys Ala Ala Ile Pro Leu Pro Leu Leu Pro Leu Met Leu Thr 210 215 220 Gln Leu Arg Tyr Leu Thr Ala Ser His Lys Val Glu Ile Tyr Ser Arg 225 230 235 240 Ile Glu Val Ile Phe Asn Arg Ala Thr Glu Ser Ala Lys Leu Asp Ile 245 250 255 Ile Ala Asn Ala Glu Leu Ile Leu Asp Ala Ser Met His Asp Glu Phe 260 265 270 Val Glu Leu Leu Asn Thr Glu Asp Leu Phe His Met Thr Thr Val Gln 275 280 285 Thr Leu Gly Asn Leu Ser Leu Ser Asp Arg Thr Gln Ala Lys Leu Arg 290 295 300 Val Arg Ile Leu Asp Phe Ala Thr Ser Gly Gln Cys Ser Asp Ala Ile 305 310 315 320 Leu Pro His Leu Ile Arg Leu Leu Leu Asn Val Leu Lys Ile Asp Thr 325 330 335 Asp Asp Ser Val Arg Asp Leu Arg Arg Arg Arg Ile Lys Leu Glu His 340 345 350 Ile Thr Val Ser Ile Leu Glu Glu Ile Gln His Tyr Arg His Ile Leu 355 360 365 Glu Gln His Ile Thr Thr Leu Met Asn Ile Leu His Asp Phe Met Arg 370 375 380 Glu Lys Asn Arg Ile Val Ser Asp Phe Ala Lys Ser Ser Tyr Ser Ile 385 390 395 400 Leu Phe Lys Ile Phe Asn Ser Ile Gln Lys Asn Ile Leu Lys Lys Leu 405 410 415 Leu Glu Leu Thr Cys Asp Lys Ser Ser Pro His Leu Thr Thr His Ala 420 425 430 Leu Glu Leu Leu Arg Glu Leu Gln Arg Lys Ser Ala Lys Asp Val Gln 435 440 445 Asn Cys Ala Thr Leu Leu Ile Pro Met Leu Asp Arg Thr Ser Asp Leu 450 455 460 Ser Leu Thr Gln Thr Arg Val Ala Met Asp Leu Leu Cys His Val Ala 465 470 475 480 Phe Pro Asp Pro Asn Leu Ser Pro Cys Leu Gln Leu Gln Glu Gln Val 485 490 495 Asp Met Val Val Lys Lys Gln Leu Ile Asn Ser Ile Asp Asn Ile Lys 500 505 510 Lys Gln Gly Ile Ile Gly Cys Val Gln Leu Ile Asp Ala Met Ala Arg 515 520 525 Ile Ala Asn Asn Gly Val Asp Arg Asp Phe Phe Ile Ala Ser Val Glu 530 535 540 Asn Val Asp Ser Leu Pro Asp Gly Arg Gly Lys Met Ala Ala Asn Leu 545 550 555 560 Ile Ile Arg Thr Glu Ala Ser Ile Gly Asn Ser Thr Glu Ser Leu Ala 565 570 575 Leu Phe Phe Glu Glu Leu Ala Thr Val Phe Asn Gln Arg Asn Glu Gly 580 585 590 Thr Ser Gly Cys Glu Leu Asp Asn Gln Phe Ile Ala Trp Ala Cys Asp 595 600 605 Leu Val Thr Phe Arg Phe Gln Ala Ser Phe Val Thr Glu Asn Val Pro 610 615 620 Glu Thr Lys Ala Cys Asp Ser Ile Tyr Val Leu Ala Pro Leu Phe Asn 625 630 635 640 Tyr Val Arg Val Leu Tyr Lys His Arg His Gln Asp Ser Leu Glu Ser 645 650 655 Ile Asn Ala Leu Leu Gly Cys Ala Ile Val Leu Pro Ser Phe Phe Glu 660 665 670 Asp Asp Asn Tyr Val Ser Val Phe Glu Asn Phe Glu Ala Glu Gln Gln 675 680 685 Lys Asp Ile Leu Ser Ile Tyr Phe His Thr Val Asn Trp Met Arg Val 690 695 700 Ser Ile Ser Ala Phe Ala Ser Gln Arg Asp Pro Pro Thr Arg Arg Arg 705 710 715 720 Val Leu Ser Arg Leu Gly Glu Leu Ile Arg Ile Glu Gln Arg Met Lys 725 730 735 Pro Leu Leu Ala Arg Ala Pro Val Asp Phe Val Ala Pro Pro Tyr Gln 740 745 750 Phe Leu Thr Asn Val Lys Leu Ser Asn Gln Asn Gln Lys Arg Pro Gly 755 760 765 Pro Lys Pro Ala Ala Lys Leu Asn Ala Thr Leu Pro Glu Pro Asp Leu 770 775 780 Thr Gly Asn Gln Pro Ser Ile Ala Asp Phe Thr Ile Lys Val Gly Gln 785 790 795 800 Cys Lys Thr Val Lys Thr Lys Thr Asp Phe Glu Gln Met Tyr Gly Pro 805 810 815 Arg Glu Arg Tyr Arg Pro Met Glu Val Glu Ile Ile Met Leu Leu Val
820 825 830 Glu Gln Lys Phe Val Leu Asn His Gln Leu Glu Glu Glu Gln Met Gly 835 840 845 Glu Phe Leu Gly Leu Leu Glu Leu Arg Phe Leu Leu Glu Asp Val Val 850 855 860 Gln Lys Leu Glu Ala Ala Val Leu Arg His His Asp Ser Tyr Asp Ala 865 870 875 880 Asp Ser Phe Arg Pro His Leu Ala Lys Pro Glu Asp Phe Ile Cys Asp 885 890 895 Leu Leu Pro Cys Leu His Glu Val Asn Asn His Leu Ile Thr Leu Gly 900 905 910 Glu Ala Ile Asp Asn Gln Leu Thr Glu Val Ser Ser His Val Tyr Ser 915 920 925 Asn Leu Asp Leu Phe Lys Asp Gln Phe Cys Tyr Ile Lys Ser Cys Phe 930 935 940 Gly Leu Cys Val Arg Leu Phe Ala Leu Tyr Phe Ala Trp Ser Glu Trp 945 950 955 960 Ser Asp Lys Ser Gln Glu Gln Leu Leu His Arg Ile Leu Cys Gly Thr 965 970 975 Leu Leu Arg Arg Lys Trp Phe His Tyr Ser Gly Thr Leu Asp Lys Gly 980 985 990 Gly Gln Cys Asn Ile Tyr Leu Asp Glu Leu Val Lys Gly Phe Leu Lys 995 1000 1005 Lys Ser Asn Ala Lys Ser Gln Thr Glu Leu Leu Thr Glu Leu Val 1010 1015 1020 Lys Gln Cys Ser Ile Leu Asn Thr Lys Asp Lys Ala Leu Thr Ser 1025 1030 1035 Phe Pro Asn Phe Lys Lys Ala Asn Phe Pro Leu Leu Phe Arg Gly 1040 1045 1050 Leu Cys Glu Val Leu Ile His Ser Leu Ser Gly Gln Val Ser Val 1055 1060 1065 Asp Ser Arg Gly Asp Lys Leu Lys Leu Trp Glu Ser Ala Val Asp 1070 1075 1080 Leu Leu Asn Gly Leu Leu Ser Ile Val Gln Gln Val Glu Gln Pro 1085 1090 1095 Arg Asn Phe Gly Leu Phe Leu Lys His Ser Leu Leu Phe Leu Lys 1100 1105 1110 Leu Leu Leu Gln His Gly Met Ser Ala Leu Glu Ser Ile Val Arg 1115 1120 1125 Glu Asp Pro Glu Arg Leu Thr Arg Phe Leu His Glu Leu Gln Lys 1130 1135 1140 Val Thr Arg Phe Leu His Gln Leu Cys Cys His Ser Lys Ser Ile 1145 1150 1155 Lys Asn Thr Ala Ile Ile Ser Tyr Ile Pro Ser Leu Arg Glu Thr 1160 1165 1170 Ile Glu Thr Leu Val Phe Arg Val Lys Ala Leu Leu Ala Ala Asn 1175 1180 1185 Asn Cys His Ser Ala Phe His Met Gly Asn Met Ile Asn Arg Asp 1190 1195 1200 Leu His Gly Asp Ser Ile Ile Thr Pro Arg Ser Ser Phe Ala Gly 1205 1210 1215 Glu Glu Asn Ser Asp Asp Glu Leu Pro Ala Asp Asp Thr Ser Val 1220 1225 1230 Asp Glu Thr Val Leu Gly Asp Asp Met Gly Ile Thr Ala Val Ser 1235 1240 1245 Val Ser Thr Arg Pro Ser Asp Gly Ser Arg Arg Ser Lys Ser Ser 1250 1255 1260 Ser Arg Ser Lys Cys Phe 1265 31286PRTArabidopsis thaliana 3Met Val Phe Leu Ser Arg Lys Lys Pro Pro Pro Pro Pro Ser Ser Ser 1 5 10 15 Ser Ala Ala Pro Ser Leu Lys Ile Pro Gln Pro Gln Lys Glu Ser Val 20 25 30 Glu Phe Asp Ala Val Glu Lys Met Thr Ala Ile Leu Ala Glu Val Gly 35 40 45 Cys Thr Leu Met Asn Pro Tyr Gly Pro Pro Cys Leu Pro Ser Asp Leu 50 55 60 His Ala Phe Arg Arg Asn Leu Thr Gly Arg Leu Ser Ser Phe Ser Ala 65 70 75 80 Asn Ser Gly Glu Arg Asp Asn Val Gly Ala Leu Cys Ser Val Phe Val 85 90 95 Ala Gly Phe Ser Leu Tyr Ile Gln Ser Pro Ser Asn Leu Arg Arg Met 100 105 110 Leu Ser Ser Ser Ser Thr Thr Lys Arg Asp Glu Ser Leu Val Arg Asn 115 120 125 Leu Leu Leu Val Ser Pro Ile Gln Leu Asp Ile Gln Glu Met Leu Leu 130 135 140 Glu Lys Leu Pro Glu Tyr Phe Asp Val Val Thr Gly Cys Ser Leu Glu 145 150 155 160 Glu Asp Val Ala Arg Leu Ile Ile Asn His Phe Arg Thr Leu Asp Phe 165 170 175 Ile Val Asn Pro His Val Phe Thr Asp Lys Leu Met Gln Val Leu Ser 180 185 190 Ile Cys Pro Leu Glu Leu Lys Lys Glu Ile Ile Gly Ser Leu Pro Glu 195 200 205 Ile Ile Gly Asp His Asn Cys Gln Ala Val Val Asp Ser Leu Glu Lys 210 215 220 Met Leu Gln Glu Asp Ser Ala Val Val Val Ala Val Leu Asp Ser Phe 225 230 235 240 Ser Asn Leu Asn Leu Asp Asp Gln Leu Gln Glu Gln Ala Ile Thr Val 245 250 255 Ala Ile Ser Cys Ile Arg Thr Ile Asp Gly Glu His Met Pro Tyr Leu 260 265 270 Leu Arg Phe Leu Leu Leu Ala Ala Thr Pro Val Asn Val Arg Arg Ile 275 280 285 Ile Ser Gln Ile Arg Glu Gln Leu Lys Phe Thr Gly Met Ser Gln Pro 290 295 300 Cys Ala Ser Gln Asn Lys Leu Lys Gly Lys Val Pro Ala Tyr Asn Ala 305 310 315 320 Glu Gly Ser Ile Leu His Ala Leu Arg Ser Ser Leu Arg Phe Lys Asn 325 330 335 Ile Leu Cys Gln Glu Ile Ile Lys Glu Leu Asn Ser Leu Glu Lys Pro 340 345 350 Arg Asp Phe Lys Val Ile Asp Val Trp Leu Leu Ile Asp Met Tyr Met 355 360 365 Asn Gly Asp Pro Val Arg Lys Ser Ile Glu Lys Ile Phe Lys Lys Lys 370 375 380 Val Val Asp Glu Cys Ile Gln Glu Ala Leu Leu Asp Gln Cys Ile Gly 385 390 395 400 Gly Asn Lys Glu Phe Val Lys Ile Leu Gly Ala Leu Val Thr His Val 405 410 415 Gly Ser Asp Asn Lys Phe Glu Val Ser Ser Val Leu Glu Met Met Thr 420 425 430 Ala Leu Val Lys Lys Tyr Ala Gln Gln Leu Leu Pro Phe Ser Ser His 435 440 445 Ile Asn Gly Ile Ser Gly Thr Cys Ile Leu Asp Tyr Leu Glu Gly Phe 450 455 460 Thr Ile Asp Asn Leu His Lys Thr Tyr Ser Gln Val Tyr Glu Val Phe 465 470 475 480 Ser Leu Leu Ala Leu Ser Ala Arg Ala Ser Gly Asp Ser Phe Arg Ser 485 490 495 Ser Thr Ser Asn Glu Leu Met Met Ile Val Arg Lys Gln Leu Thr Pro 500 505 510 Ser Cys Leu Val Leu Tyr Trp Gln Val Ser His Pro Asp Leu Lys Tyr 515 520 525 Lys Lys Met Gly Leu Val Gly Ser Leu Arg Ile Val Ser Ser Leu Gly 530 535 540 Asp Ala Lys Ser Val Pro Asp Phe Ser Ser Ser Gln Val Glu Arg Leu 545 550 555 560 Thr Asn Asp Gly Ser Leu Ala Gly Val Asp Ala Leu Leu Gly Cys Pro 565 570 575 Leu His Leu Pro Ser Ser Lys Leu Val Gly Ser Leu Trp Gly Arg Ser 580 585 590 Arg Lys Lys Ser Ser Pro Ser Arg Tyr Ile Met Leu Gln Thr Gly Tyr 595 600 605 Glu Asn Ser Leu Val Thr Leu Pro Cys Ile Phe Cys Asp Leu Leu Asn 610 615 620 Ala Phe Ser Ser Gln Ile Asp Glu Lys Ile Gly Cys Ile Ser Gln Ala 625 630 635 640 Thr Val Lys Asp Val Thr Thr Lys Leu Leu Lys Arg Leu Arg Asn Leu 645 650 655 Val Phe Leu Glu Ser Leu Leu Ser Asn Leu Ile Thr Leu Ser Pro Gln 660 665 670 Ser Leu Pro Glu Leu His Pro Tyr Ser Glu Ser His Val Glu His Pro 675 680 685 Arg Lys Lys Asn Glu Lys Arg Lys Leu Asp Asp Asp Ala Ser Gln Arg 690 695 700 Lys Val Ser Met Lys Asn Asn Leu Lys Lys Ser Lys His Ser Asp Val 705 710 715 720 Asn Glu Lys Leu Arg Gln Pro Thr Ile Met Asp Ala Phe Lys Lys Ala 725 730 735 Gly Ala Val Met Ser His Ser Gln Thr Gln Leu Arg Gly Thr Pro Ser 740 745 750 Leu Pro Ser Met Asp Gly Ser Thr Ala Ala Gly Ser Met Asp Glu Asn 755 760 765 Cys Ser Asp Asn Glu Ser Leu Ile Val Lys Ile Pro Gln Val Ser Ser 770 775 780 Ala Leu Glu Ala Gln Pro Phe Lys Phe Arg Pro Leu Leu Pro Gln Cys 785 790 795 800 Leu Ser Ile Leu Asn Phe Pro Lys Val Leu Ser Gln Asp Met Gly Ser 805 810 815 Pro Glu Tyr Arg Ala Glu Leu Pro Leu Tyr Leu Tyr Leu Leu His Asp 820 825 830 Leu His Thr Lys Leu Asp Cys Leu Val Pro Pro Gly Lys Gln His Pro 835 840 845 Phe Lys Arg Gly Ser Ala Pro Gly Tyr Phe Gly Arg Phe Lys Leu Val 850 855 860 Glu Leu Leu Asn Gln Ile Lys Arg Leu Phe Pro Ser Leu Asn Ile Lys 865 870 875 880 Leu Asn Ile Ala Ile Ser Leu Leu Ile Arg Gly Asp Glu Thr Ser Gln 885 890 895 Thr Thr Trp Arg Asp Glu Phe Ala Leu Ser Gly Asn Pro Asn Thr Ser 900 905 910 Ser Ile Val Val Ser Glu Ser Leu Val Tyr Thr Met Val Cys Lys Glu 915 920 925 Val Leu Tyr Cys Phe Ser Lys Ile Leu Thr Leu Pro Glu Phe Glu Thr 930 935 940 Asp Lys Ser Leu Leu Leu Asn Leu Leu Glu Ala Phe Gln Pro Thr Glu 945 950 955 960 Ile Pro Val Ala Asn Phe Pro Asp Phe Gln Pro Phe Pro Ser Pro Gly 965 970 975 Thr Lys Glu Tyr Leu Tyr Ile Gly Val Ser Tyr Phe Phe Glu Asp Ile 980 985 990 Leu Asn Lys Gly Asn Tyr Phe Cys Ser Phe Thr Asp Asp Phe Pro Tyr 995 1000 1005 Pro Cys Ser Phe Ser Phe Asp Leu Ala Phe Glu Cys Leu Leu Thr 1010 1015 1020 Leu Gln Leu Val Val Thr Ser Val Gln Lys Tyr Leu Gly Lys Val 1025 1030 1035 Ser Glu Glu Ala Asn Arg Lys Arg Asn Pro Gly His Phe His Gly 1040 1045 1050 Leu Val Pro Asn Leu His Ala Lys Leu Gly Thr Ser Ala Glu Lys 1055 1060 1065 Leu Leu Arg His Lys Trp Val Asp Glu Ser Thr Asp Asn Lys Gly 1070 1075 1080 Leu Lys Asn Lys Val Cys Pro Phe Val Ser Asn Leu Arg Ile Val 1085 1090 1095 Gln Phe Thr Gly Glu Met Val Gln Thr Ile Leu Arg Ile Tyr Leu 1100 1105 1110 Glu Ala Ser Gly Ser Thr Ser Asp Leu Leu Asp Glu Leu Ala Cys 1115 1120 1125 Thr Ile Leu Pro Gln Ala Ser Leu Ser Lys Ser Thr Gly Glu Asp 1130 1135 1140 Asp Asp Ala Arg Asp His Glu Phe Pro Thr Leu Cys Ala Ala Thr 1145 1150 1155 Phe Arg Gly Trp Tyr Lys Thr Leu Leu Glu Glu Asn Leu Ala Ile 1160 1165 1170 Leu Asn Lys Leu Val Lys Thr Val Ser Ser Glu Lys Arg Gly Asn 1175 1180 1185 Cys Gln Pro Lys Thr Thr Glu Ala His Leu Lys Asn Ile Gln Lys 1190 1195 1200 Thr Val Asn Val Val Val Ser Leu Val Asn Leu Cys Arg Ser His 1205 1210 1215 Glu Lys Val Thr Ile His Gly Met Ala Ile Lys Tyr Gly Gly Lys 1220 1225 1230 Tyr Val Asp Ser Phe Leu Lys Gly Ser Leu Lys His Lys Asp Leu 1235 1240 1245 Arg Gly Gln Ile Val Ser Ser Gln Ala Tyr Ile Asp Asn Glu Ala 1250 1255 1260 Asp Glu Val Glu Glu Thr Met Ser Gly Glu Glu Glu Pro Met Gln 1265 1270 1275 Glu Asp Glu Leu Pro Leu Thr Pro 1280 1285 41471PRTHomo sapiens 4Met Val Ser Lys Arg Arg Leu Ser Lys Ser Glu Asp Lys Glu Ser Leu 1 5 10 15 Thr Glu Asp Ala Ser Lys Thr Arg Lys Gln Pro Leu Ser Lys Lys Thr 20 25 30 Lys Lys Ser His Ile Ala Asn Ala Val Glu Glu Asn Asp Ser Ile Phe 35 40 45 Val Lys Leu Leu Lys Ile Ser Gly Ile Ile Leu Lys Thr Gly Glu Ser 50 55 60 Gln Asn Gln Leu Ala Val Asp Gln Ile Ala Phe Gln Lys Lys Leu Phe 65 70 75 80 Gln Thr Leu Arg Arg His Pro Ser Tyr Pro Lys Ile Ile Glu Glu Phe 85 90 95 Val Ser Gly Leu Glu Ser Tyr Ile Glu Asp Glu Asp Ser Phe Arg Asn 100 105 110 Cys Leu Leu Ser Cys Glu Arg Leu Gln Asp Glu Glu Ala Ser Met Gly 115 120 125 Ala Ser Tyr Ser Lys Ser Leu Ile Lys Leu Leu Leu Gly Ile Asp Ile 130 135 140 Leu Gln Pro Ala Ile Ile Lys Thr Leu Phe Glu Lys Leu Pro Glu Tyr 145 150 155 160 Phe Phe Glu Asn Arg Asn Ser Asp Glu Ile Asn Ile Phe Arg Leu Ile 165 170 175 Val Ser Gln Leu Lys Trp Leu Asp Arg Val Val Asp Gly Lys Asp Leu 180 185 190 Thr Thr Lys Ile Met Gln Leu Ile Ser Ile Ala Pro Glu Asn Leu Gln 195 200 205 His Asp Ile Ile Thr Ser Lys Pro Glu Ile Leu Gly Asp Ser Gln His 210 215 220 Ala Asp Val Gly Lys Glu Leu Ser Asp Leu Leu Ile Glu Asn Thr Ser 225 230 235 240 Leu Thr Val Pro Ile Leu Asp Val Leu Ser Ser Leu Arg Leu Asp Pro 245 250 255 Asn Phe Leu Leu Lys Val Arg Gln Leu Val Met Asp Lys Leu Ser Ser 260 265 270 Ile Arg Leu Glu Asp Leu Pro Val Ile Ile Lys Phe Ile Leu His Ser 275 280 285 Val Thr Ala Met Asp Thr Leu Glu Val Ile Ser Glu Leu Arg Glu Lys 290 295 300 Leu Asp Leu Gln His Cys Val Leu Pro Ser Arg Leu Gln Ala Ser Gln 305 310 315 320 Val Lys Leu Lys Ser Lys Gly Arg Ala Ser Ser Ser Gly Asn Gln Glu 325 330 335 Ser Ser Gly Gln Ser Cys Ile Ile Leu Leu Phe Asp Val Ile Lys Ser 340 345 350 Ala Ile Arg Tyr Glu Lys Thr Ile Ser Glu Ala Trp Ile Lys Ala Ile 355 360 365 Glu Asn Thr Ala Ser Val Ser Glu His Lys Val Phe Asp Leu Val Met 370 375 380 Leu Phe Ile Ile Val Ser Thr Asn Thr Gln Thr Lys Lys Tyr Ile Asp 385 390 395 400 Arg Val Leu Arg Asn Lys Ile Arg Ser Gly Cys Ile Gln Glu Gln Leu 405 410 415 Leu Gln Ser Thr Phe Ser Val His Tyr Leu Val Leu Lys Asp Met Cys 420 425 430 Ser Ser Ile Leu Ser Leu Ala Gln Ser Leu Leu His Ser Leu Asp Gln 435 440 445 Ser Ile Ile Ser Phe Gly Ser Leu Leu Tyr Lys Tyr Ala Phe Lys Phe 450 455 460 Phe Asp Thr Tyr Cys Gln Gln Glu Val Val Gly Ala Leu Val Thr His 465 470 475 480 Ile Cys Ser Gly Asn Glu Ala Glu Val Asp Asp Ala Leu Asp Val Leu 485 490 495 Leu Glu Leu Val Val Leu Asn Pro Ser Ala Met Met Met Asn Ala Val 500 505 510 Phe Val Gln Gly Ile Leu Asp Tyr Leu Asp Asn Ile Ser Pro Gln Gln 515 520 525 Ile Arg Lys Leu Phe Tyr Val Leu Ser Thr Leu Ala Phe Ser Lys Gln 530 535
540 Asn Glu Ala Ser Ser His Ile Gln Asp Asp Met His Leu Val Ile Arg 545 550 555 560 Lys Gln Leu Ser Ser Thr Val Phe Lys Tyr Lys Leu Ile Gly Ile Ile 565 570 575 Gly Ala Val Thr Met Ala Gly Ile Met Ala Ala Asp Arg Ser Glu Ser 580 585 590 Pro Ser Leu Thr Gln Glu Arg Ala Asn Leu Ser Asp Glu Gln Cys Thr 595 600 605 Gln Val Thr Ser Leu Leu Gln Leu Val His Ser Cys Ser Glu Gln Ser 610 615 620 Pro Gln Ala Ser Ala Leu Tyr Tyr Asp Glu Phe Ala Asn Leu Ile Gln 625 630 635 640 His Glu Lys Leu Asp Pro Lys Ala Leu Glu Trp Val Gly His Thr Ile 645 650 655 Cys Asn Asp Phe Gln Asp Ala Phe Val Val Asp Ser Cys Val Val Pro 660 665 670 Glu Gly Asp Phe Pro Phe Pro Val Lys Ala Leu Tyr Gly Leu Glu Glu 675 680 685 Tyr Asp Thr Gln Asp Gly Ile Ala Ile Asn Leu Leu Pro Leu Leu Phe 690 695 700 Ser Gln Asp Phe Ala Lys Asp Gly Gly Pro Val Thr Ser Gln Glu Ser 705 710 715 720 Gly Gly Lys Leu Val Ser Pro Leu Cys Leu Ala Pro Tyr Phe Arg Leu 725 730 735 Leu Arg Leu Cys Val Glu Arg Gln His Asn Gly Asn Leu Glu Glu Ile 740 745 750 Asp Gly Leu Leu Asp Cys Pro Ile Phe Leu Thr Asp Leu Glu Pro Gly 755 760 765 Glu Lys Leu Glu Ser Met Ser Ala Lys Glu Ala Ser Phe Met Cys Ser 770 775 780 Leu Ile Phe Leu Thr Leu Asn Trp Phe Arg Glu Ile Val Asn Ala Phe 785 790 795 800 Cys Gln Glu Thr Ser Pro Glu Asn Lys Gly Lys Val Leu Thr Arg Leu 805 810 815 Lys His Ile Val Glu Leu Gln Ile Leu Leu Glu Lys Tyr Leu Ala Val 820 825 830 Thr Pro Asp Tyr Val Pro Pro Leu Gly Asn Phe Asp Val Glu Thr Leu 835 840 845 Asp Ile Thr Pro His Thr Val Thr Ala Ile Ser Ala Lys Ile Arg Lys 850 855 860 Lys Gly Lys Ile Glu Arg Lys Gln Lys Thr Asp Gly Ser Lys Thr Ser 865 870 875 880 Ser Ser Asp Thr Leu Ser Glu Glu Lys Asn Ser Glu Cys Asp Pro Thr 885 890 895 Pro Ser His Arg Gly Gln Leu Asn Lys Glu Phe Thr Gly Lys Glu Glu 900 905 910 Lys Thr Ser Leu Leu Leu His Asn Ser His Ala Phe Phe Arg Glu Leu 915 920 925 Asp Ile Glu Val Phe Ser Ile Leu His Cys Gly Leu Val Thr Lys Phe 930 935 940 Ile Leu Asp Thr Glu Met His Thr Glu Ala Thr Glu Val Val Gln Leu 945 950 955 960 Gly Pro Pro Glu Leu Leu Phe Leu Leu Glu Asp Leu Ser Gln Lys Leu 965 970 975 Glu Ser Met Leu Thr Pro Pro Ile Ala Arg Arg Val Pro Phe Leu Lys 980 985 990 Asn Lys Gly Ser Arg Asn Ile Gly Phe Ser His Leu Gln Gln Arg Ser 995 1000 1005 Ala Gln Glu Ile Val His Cys Val Glu Gln Leu Leu Thr Pro Met 1010 1015 1020 Cys Asn His Leu Glu Asn Ile His Asn Tyr Ile Gln Cys Leu Ala 1025 1030 1035 Ala Glu Asn His Gly Val Val Asp Gly Pro Gly Val Lys Val Gln 1040 1045 1050 Glu Tyr His Ile Met Ser Ser Cys Tyr Gln Arg Leu Leu Gln Ile 1055 1060 1065 Phe His Gly Leu Phe Ala Trp Ser Gly Phe Ser Gln Pro Glu Asn 1070 1075 1080 Gln Asn Leu Leu Tyr Ser Ala Leu His Val Leu Ser Ser Arg Leu 1085 1090 1095 Lys Gln Gly Glu His Ser Gln Pro Leu Glu Glu Leu Leu Ser Gln 1100 1105 1110 Ser Val His Tyr Leu Gln Asn Phe His Gln Ser Ile Pro Ser Phe 1115 1120 1125 Gln Cys Ala Leu Tyr Leu Ile Arg Leu Leu Met Val Ile Leu Glu 1130 1135 1140 Lys Ser Thr Ala Ser Ala Gln Asn Lys Glu Lys Ile Ala Ser Leu 1145 1150 1155 Ala Arg Gln Phe Leu Cys Arg Val Trp Pro Ser Gly Asp Lys Glu 1160 1165 1170 Lys Ser Asn Ile Ser Asn Asp Gln Leu His Ala Leu Leu Cys Ile 1175 1180 1185 Tyr Leu Glu His Thr Glu Ser Ile Leu Lys Ala Ile Glu Glu Ile 1190 1195 1200 Ala Gln Val Gly Val Pro Glu Leu Ile Asn Ser Pro Lys Asp Ala 1205 1210 1215 Ser Ser Ser Thr Phe Pro Thr Leu Thr Arg His Thr Pro Val Val 1220 1225 1230 Phe Phe Arg Val Met Met Ala Glu Leu Glu Lys Ile Val Lys Lys 1235 1240 1245 Ile Glu Pro Gly Thr Ala Ala Asp Ser Gln Gln Ile His Glu Glu 1250 1255 1260 Lys Leu Leu Tyr Trp Asn Met Ala Val Arg Asp Phe Ser Ile Leu 1265 1270 1275 Ile Asn Leu Ile Lys Val Phe Asp Ser His Pro Val Leu His Val 1280 1285 1290 Cys Leu Lys Val Gly Arg Leu Phe Val Glu Ala Phe Leu Lys Gln 1295 1300 1305 Cys Met Pro Leu Leu Asp Ile Ser Phe Arg Lys His Arg Glu Asp 1310 1315 1320 Val Leu Ser Leu Leu Glu Thr Phe Gln Leu Asp Thr Arg Leu Leu 1325 1330 1335 His His Leu Cys Gly His Ser Lys Ile His Gln Asp Thr Arg Leu 1340 1345 1350 Thr Gln His Val Pro Leu Leu Lys Lys Thr Leu Glu Leu Leu Val 1355 1360 1365 Cys Arg Val Lys Ala Met Leu Thr Leu Asn Asn Cys Arg Glu Ala 1370 1375 1380 Phe Trp Leu Gly Asn Leu Lys Asn Arg Asp Leu Gln Gly Glu Glu 1385 1390 1395 Ile Lys Ser Gln Asn Ser Gln Glu Ser Thr Ala Asp Glu Ser Glu 1400 1405 1410 Asp Asp Met Ser Ser Gln Ala Ser Lys Ser Lys Ala Thr Glu Val 1415 1420 1425 Ser Leu Gln Asn Pro Pro Glu Ser Gly Thr Asp Gly Cys Ile Leu 1430 1435 1440 Leu Ile Val Leu Ser Trp Trp Ser Arg Thr Leu Pro Thr Tyr Val 1445 1450 1455 Tyr Cys Gln Met Leu Leu Cys Pro Phe Pro Phe Pro Pro 1460 1465 1470 55189DNAHomo sapiens 5tcgaaaacta cgggcggcga cggcttctcg gaagtaattt aagtgcacaa gacattggtc 60aaaatggttt ccaaaagaag actgtcaaaa tctgaggata aagagagcct gacagaagat 120gcctccaaaa ccaggaagca accactttcc aaaaagacaa agaaatctca tattgctaat 180gaagttgaag aaaatgacag catctttgta aagcttctta agatatcagg aattattctt 240aaaacgggag agagtcagaa tcaactagct gtggatcaaa tagctttcca aaagaagctc 300tttcagaccc tgaggagaca cccttcctat cccaaaataa tagaagaatt tgttagtggc 360ctggagtctt acattgagga tgaagacagt ttcaggaact gccttttgtc ttgtgagcgt 420ctgcaggatg aggaagccag tatgggtgca tcttattcta agagtctcat caaactgctt 480ctggggattg acatactgca gcctgccatt atcaaaacct tatttgagaa gttgccagaa 540tatttttttg aaaacaagaa cagtgatgaa atcaacatac ctcgactcat tgtcagtcaa 600ctaaaatggc ttgacagagt tgtggatggc aaggacctca ccaccaagat catgcagctg 660atcagtattg ctccagagaa cctgcagcat gacatcatca ccagcctacc tgagatccta 720ggggattccc agcacgctga tgtggggaaa gaactcagtg acctactgat agagaatact 780tcactcactg tcccaatcct ggatgtcctt tcaagcctcc gacttgaccc aaacttccta 840ttgaaggttc gccagttggt gatggataag ttgtcgtcta ttagattgga ggatttacct 900gtgataataa agttcattct tcattccgta acagccatgg atacacttga ggtaatttct 960gagcttcggg agaagttgga tctgcagcat tgtgttttgc catcacggtt acaggcttcc 1020caagtaaagt tgaaaagtaa aggacgagca agttcctcag gaaatcaaga aagcagcggt 1080cagagctgta ttattctcct ctttgatgta ataaagtcag ctattagata tgagaaaacc 1140atttcagaag cctggattaa ggcaattgaa aacactgcct cagtatctga acacaaggtg 1200tttgacctgg tgatgctttt catcatctat agcaccaata ctcagacaaa gaagtacatt 1260gacagggtgc taagaaataa gattcgatca ggctgcattc aagaacagct gctccagagt 1320acattctctg ttcattactt agttcttaag gatatgtgtt catccattct gtcgctggct 1380cagagtttgc ttcactctct agaccagagt ataatttcat ttggcagtct cctatacaaa 1440tatgcattta agttttttga cacgtactgc cagcaggaag tggttggtgc cttagtgacc 1500catatctgca gtgggaatga agctgaagtt gatactgcct tagatgtcct tctagagttg 1560gtagtgttaa acccatctgc tatgatgatg aatgctgtct ttgtaaaggg cattttagat 1620tatctggata acatatcccc tcagcaaata cgaaaactct tctatgttct cagcacactg 1680gcatttagca aacagaatga agccagcagc cacatccagg atgacatgca cttggtgata 1740agaaagcagc tctctagcac cgtattcaag tacaagctca ttgggattat tggtgctgtg 1800accatggctg gcatcatggc ggcagacaga agtgaatcac ctagtttgac ccaagagaga 1860gccaacctga gcgatgagca gtgcacacag gtgacctcct tgttgcagtt ggttcattcc 1920tgcagtgagc agtctcctca ggcctctgca ctttactatg atgaatttgc caacctgatc 1980caacatgaaa agctggatcc aaaagccctg gaatgggttg ggcataccat ctgtaatgat 2040ttccaggatg ccttcgtagt ggactcctgt gttgttccgg aaggtgactt tccatttcct 2100gtgaaagcac tgtacggact ggaagaatac gacactcagg atgggattgc cataaacctc 2160ctgccgctgc tgttttctca ggactttgca aaagatgggg gtccggtgac ctcacaggaa 2220tcaggccaaa aattggtgtc tccgctgtgc ctggctccgt atttccggtt actgagactt 2280tgtgtggaga gacagcataa cggaaacttg gaggagattg atggtctact agattgtcct 2340atattcctaa ctgacctgga gcctggagag aagttggagt ccatgtctgc taaagagcgt 2400tcattcatgt gttctctcat atttcttact ctcaactggt tccgagagat tgtaaatgcc 2460ttctgccagg aaacatcacc tgagatgaag gggaaggtgc tcactcggtt aaagcacatt 2520gtagaattgc aaataatcct ggaaaagtac ttggcagtca ccccagacta tgtccctcct 2580cttggaaact ttgatgtgga aactttagat ataacacctc atactgttac tgctatttca 2640gcaaaaatca gaaagaaagg aaaaatagaa aggaaacaaa aaacagatgg cagcaagaca 2700tcctcctctg acacactttc agaagagaaa aattcagaat gtgaccctac gccatctcat 2760agaggccagc taaacaagga gttcacaggg aaggaagaaa agacatcatt gttactacat 2820aattcccatg cttttttccg agagctggac attgaggtct tctctattct acattgtgga 2880cttgtgacga agttcatctt agatactgaa atgcacactg aagctacaga agttgtgcaa 2940cttgggcccc ctgagctgct tttcttgctg gaagatctct cccagaagct ggagagtatg 3000ctgacacctc ctattgccag gagagtcccc tttctcaaga acaaaggaag ccggaatatt 3060ggattctcac atctccaaca gagatctgcc caagaaattg ttcattgtgt ttttcaactg 3120ctgaccccaa tgtgtaacca cctggagaac attcacaact attttcagtg tttagctgct 3180gagaatcacg gtgtagttga tggaccagga gtgaaagttc aggagtacca cataatgtct 3240tcctgctatc agaggctgct gcagattttt catgggcttt ttgcttggag tggattttct 3300caacctgaaa atcagaattt actgtattca gccctccatg tccttagtag ccgactgaaa 3360cagggagaac acagccagcc tttggaggaa ctactcagcc agagcgtcca ttacttgcag 3420aatttccatc aaagcattcc cagtttccag tgtgctcttt atctcatcag acttttgatg 3480gttattttgg agaaatcaac agcttctgct cagaacaaag aaaaaattgc ttcccttgcc 3540agacaattcc tctgtcgggt gtggccaagt ggggataaag agaagagcaa catctctaat 3600gaccagctcc atgctctgct ctgtatctac ctggagcaca cagagagcat tctgaaggcc 3660atagaggaga ttgctggtgt tggtgtccca gaactgatca actctcctaa agatgcatct 3720tcctccacat tccctacact gaccaggcat acttttgttg ttttcttccg tgtgatgatg 3780gctgaactag agaagacggt gaaaaaaatt gagcctggca cagcagcaga ctcgcagcag 3840attcatgaag agaaactcct ctactggaac atggctgttc gagacttcag tatcctcatc 3900aacttgataa aggtatttga tagtcatcct gttctgcatg tatgtttgaa gtatgggcgt 3960ctctttgtgg aagcatttct gaagcaatgt atgccgctcc tagacttcag ttttagaaaa 4020caccgggaag atgttctgag cttactggaa accttccagt tggacacaag gctgcttcat 4080cacctgtgtg ggcattccaa gattcaccag gacacgagac tcacccaaca tgtgcctctg 4140ctcaaaaaga ccctggaact tttagtttgc agagtcaaag ctatgctcac tctcaacaat 4200tgtagagagg ctttctggct gggcaatcta aaaaaccggg acttgcaggg tgaagagatt 4260aagtcccaaa attcccagga gagcacagca gatgagagtg aggatgacat gtcatcccag 4320gcctccaaga gcaaagccac tgaggtatct ctacaaaacc caccagagtc tggcactgat 4380ggttgcattt tgttaattgt tctaagttgg tggagcagaa ctttgcctac ttatgtttat 4440tgtcaaatgc ttctatgccc atttccattc cctccataac agcttctgtg cttatataat 4500ttttgggacc cagaagaaac aacgacacaa tcttagaatc actcctgagt atctcgagtt 4560gtggcatttg ttatagagtt gacaattttc tgcattatag cctctcattt tccatgaatt 4620catatctgaa accattttag aagggagaag tcatcgaagt attttctgag tgttgagaag 4680aatgagttaa accatttaaa cacatttgaa acatacaaaa atagaaatgt gaaagcattt 4740ggtgaaagcc aaagcacaga gtcagaagct gccaccttag agaactgaaa taaaaataga 4800agttcttacg cttttttgtg gtacagatgc tttcgacaat ttaaagaaag ctaaataaaa 4860atgtagacat ggctggcgca gtggctcatg cttgtaatcc tagcactttt tgaggccaag 4920gtaggaggat tgcttgagtc cgggagctca aggcaaagct gcacaacata acaagaccct 4980atctccacaa aaaaaatgaa aaataaacct gggtgcggtg gctcacacct gtaatcccag 5040cactttggga ggccgatgtg ggcagatcac aaggtcagga ggtcaagacc agcctggcca 5100acatagtgaa accccatctc tactgaaaat acaaaaatta gctgggtgtg gtggcacgtg 5160cctgttatct cagctacttg ggaagctga 518965194DNAHomo sapiens 6tagaatcgaa aactacgggc ggcgacggct tctcggaagt aatttaagtg cacaagacat 60tggtcaaaat ggtttccaaa agaagactgt caaaatctga ggataaagag agcctgacag 120aagatgcctc caaaaccagg aagcaaccac tttccaaaaa gacaaagaaa tctcatattg 180ctaatgaagt tgaagaaaat gacagcatct ttgtaaagct tcttaagata tcaggaatta 240ttcttaaaac gggagagagt cagaatcaac tagctgtgga tcaaatagct ttccaaaaga 300agctctttca gaccctgagg agacaccctt cctatcccaa aataatagaa gaatttgtta 360gtggcctgga gtcttacatt gaggatgaag acagtttcag gaactgcctt ttgtcttgtg 420agcgtctgca ggatgaggaa gccagtatgg gtgcatctta ttctaagagt ctcatcaaac 480tgcttctggg gattgacata ctgcagcctg ccattatcaa aaccttattt gagaagttgc 540cagaatattt ttttgaaaac aagaacagtg atgaaatcaa catacctcga ctcattgtca 600gtcaactaaa atggcttgac agagttgtgg atggcaagga cctcaccacc aagatcatgc 660agctgatcag tattgctcca gagaacctgc agcatgacat catcaccagc ctacctgaga 720tcctagggga ttcccagcac gctgatgtgg ggaaagaact cagtgaccta ctgatagaga 780atacttcact cactgtccca atcctggatg tcctttcaag cctccgactt gacccaaact 840tcctattgaa ggttcgccag ttggtgatgg ataagttgtc gtctattaga ttggaggatt 900tacctgtgat aataaagttc attcttcatt ccgtaacagc catggataca cttgaggtaa 960tttctgagct tcgggagaag ttggatctgc agcattgtgt tttgccatca cggttacagg 1020cttcccaagt aaagttgaaa agtaaaggac gagcaagttc ctcaggaaat caagaaagca 1080gcggtcagag ctgtattatt ctcctctttg atgtaataaa gtcagctatt agatatgaga 1140aaaccatttc agaagcctgg attaaggcaa ttgaaaacac tgcctcagta tctgaacaca 1200aggtgtttga cctggtgatg cttttcatca tctatagcac caatactcag acaaagaagt 1260acattgacag ggtgctaaga aataagattc gatcaggctg cattcaagaa cagctgctcc 1320agagtacatt ctctgttcat tacttagttc ttaaggatat gtgttcatcc attctgtcgc 1380tggctcagag tttgcttcac tctctagacc agagtataat ttcatttggc agtctcctat 1440acaaatatgc atttaagttt tttgacacgt actgccagca ggaagtggtt ggtgccttag 1500tgacccatat ctgcagtggg aatgaagctg aagttgatac tgccttagat gtccttctag 1560agttggtagt gttaaaccca tctgctatga tgatgaatgc tgtctttgta aagggcattt 1620tagattatct ggataacata tcccctcagc aaatacgaaa actcttctat gttctcagca 1680cactggcatt tagcaaacag aatgaagcca gcagccacat ccaggatgac atgcacttgg 1740tgataagaaa gcagctctct agcaccgtat tcaagtacaa gctcattggg attattggtg 1800ctgtgaccat ggctggcatc atggcggcag acagaagtga atcacctagt ttgacccaag 1860agagagccaa cctgagcgat gagcagtgca cacaggtgac ctccttgttg cagttggttc 1920attcctgcag tgagcagtct cctcaggcct ctgcacttta ctatgatgaa tttgccaacc 1980tgatccaaca tgaaaagctg gatccaaaag ccctggaatg ggttgggcat accatctgta 2040atgatttcca ggatgccttc gtagtggact cctgtgttgt tccggaaggt gactttccat 2100ttcctgtgaa agcactgtac ggactggaag aatacgacac tcaggatggg attgccataa 2160acctcctgcc gctgctgttt tctcaggact ttgcaaaaga tgggggtccg gtgacctcac 2220aggaatcagg ccaaaaattg gtgtctccgc tgtgcctggc tccgtatttc cggttactga 2280gactttgtgt ggagagacag cataacggaa acttggagga gattgatggt ctactagatt 2340gtcctatatt cctaactgac ctggagcctg gagagaagtt ggagtccatg tctgctaaag 2400agcgttcatt catgtgttct ctcatatttc ttactctcaa ctggttccga gagattgtaa 2460atgccttctg ccaggaaaca tcacctgaga tgaaggggaa ggtgctcact cggttaaagc 2520acattgtaga attgcaaata atcctggaaa agtacttggc agtcacccca gactatgtcc 2580ctcctcttgg aaactttgat gtggaaactt tagatataac acctcatact gttactgcta 2640tttcagcaaa aatcagaaag aaaggaaaaa tagaaaggaa acaaaaaaca gatggcagca 2700agacatcctc ctctgacaca ctttcagaag agaaaaattc agaatgtgac cctacgccat 2760ctcatagagg ccagctaaac aaggagttca cagggaagga agaaaagaca tcattgttac 2820tacataattc ccatgctttt ttccgagagc tggacattga ggtcttctct attctacatt 2880gtggacttgt gacgaagttc atcttagata ctgaaatgca cactgaagct acagaagttg 2940tgcaacttgg gccccctgag ctgcttttct tgctggaaga tctctcccag aagctggaga 3000gtatgctgac acctcctatt gccaggagag tcccctttct caagaacaaa ggaagccgga 3060atattggatt ctcacatctc caacagagat ctgcccaaga aattgttcat tgtgtttttc 3120aactgctgac cccaatgtgt aaccacctgg agaacattca caactatttt cagtgtttag 3180ctgctgagaa tcacggtgta gttgatggac caggagtgaa agttcaggag taccacataa 3240tgtcttcctg ctatcagagg ctgctgcaga tttttcatgg gctttttgct tggagtggat 3300tttctcaacc tgaaaatcag aatttactgt attcagccct ccatgtcctt agtagccgac 3360tgaaacaggg agaacacagc cagcctttgg aggaactact cagccagagc gtccattact 3420tgcagaattt ccatcaaagc attcccagtt tccagtgtgc tctttatctc atcagacttt 3480tgatggttat tttggagaaa tcaacagctt ctgctcagaa caaagaaaaa attgcttccc 3540ttgccagaca attcctctgt
cgggtgtggc caagtgggga taaagagaag agcaacatct 3600ctaatgacca gctccatgct ctgctctgta tctacctgga gcacacagag agcattctga 3660aggccataga ggagattgct ggtgttggtg tcccagaact gatcaactct cctaaagatg 3720catcttcctc cacattccct acactgacca ggcatacttt tgttgttttc ttccgtgtga 3780tgatggctga actagagaag acggtgaaaa aaattgagcc tggcacagca gcagactcgc 3840agcagattca tgaagagaaa ctcctctact ggaacatggc tgttcgagac ttcagtatcc 3900tcatcaactt gataaaggta tttgatagtc atcctgttct gcatgtatgt ttgaagtatg 3960ggcgtctctt tgtggaagca tttctgaagc aatgtatgcc gctcctagac ttcagtttta 4020gaaaacaccg ggaagatgtt ctgagcttac tggaaacctt ccagttggac acaaggctgc 4080ttcatcacct gtgtgggcat tccaagattc accaggacac gagactcacc caacatgtgc 4140ctctgctcaa aaagaccctg gaacttttag tttgcagagt caaagctatg ctcactctca 4200acaattgtag agaggctttc tggctgggca atctaaaaaa ccgggacttg cagggtgaag 4260agattaagtc ccaaaattcc caggagagca cagcagatga gagtgaggat gacatgtcat 4320cccaggcctc caagagcaaa gccactgagg tatctctaca aaacccacca gagtctggca 4380ctgatggttg cattttgtta attgttctaa gttggtggag cagaactttg cctacttatg 4440tttattgtca aatgcttcta tgcccatttc cattccctcc ataacagctt ctgtgcttat 4500ataatttttg ggacccagaa gaaacaacga cacaatctta gaatcactcc tgagtatctc 4560gagttgtggc atttgttata gagttgacaa ttttctgcat tatagcctct cattttccat 4620gaattcatat ctgaaaccat tttagaaggg agaagtcatc gaagtatttt ctgagtgttg 4680agaagaatga gttaaaccat ttaaacacat ttgaaacata caaaaataga aatgtgaaag 4740catttggtga aagccaaagc acagagtcag aagctgccac cttagagaac tgaaataaaa 4800atagaagttc ttacgctttt ttgtggtaca gatgctttcg acaatttaaa gaaagctaaa 4860taaaaatgta gacatggctg gcgcagtggc tcatgcttgt aatcctagca ctttttgagg 4920ccaaggtagg aggattgctt gagtccggga gctcaaggca aagctgcaca acataacaag 4980accctatctc cacaaaaaaa atgaaaaata aacctgggtg cggtggctca cacctgtaat 5040cccagcactt tgggaggccg atgtgggcag atcacaaggt caggagttca agaccagcct 5100ggccaacata gtgaaacccc atctctactg aaaatacaaa aattagctgg gtgtggtggc 5160acgtgcctgt tatctcagct acttgggaag ctga 519474455DNAHomo sapiens 7tcgaaaacta cgggcggcga cggcttctcg gaagtaattt aagtgcacaa gacattggtc 60aaaatggttt ccaaaagaag actgtcaaaa tctgaggata aagagagcct gacagaagat 120gcctccaaaa ccaggaagca accactttcc aaaaagacaa agaaatctca tattgctaat 180gaagttgaag aaaatgacag catctttgta aagcttctta agatatcagg aattattctt 240aaaacgggag agagtcagaa tcaactagct gtggatcaaa tagctttcca aaagaagctc 300tttcagaccc tgaggagaca cccttcctat cccaaaataa tagaagaatt tgttagtggc 360ctggagtctt acattgagga tgaagacagt ttcaggaact gccttttgtc ttgtgagcgt 420ctgcaggatg aggaagccag tatgggtgca tcttattcta agagtctcat caaactgctt 480ctggggattg acatactgca gcctgccatt atcaaaacct tatttgagaa gttgccagaa 540tatttttttg aaaacaagaa cagtgatgaa atcaacatac ctcgactcat tgtcagtcaa 600ctaaaatggc ttgacagagt tgtggatggc aaggacctca ccaccaagat catgcagctg 660atcagtattg ctccagagaa cctgcagcat gacatcatca ccagcctacc tgagatccta 720ggggattccc agcacgctga tgtggggaaa gaactcagtg acctactgat agagaatact 780tcactcactg tcccaatcct ggatgtcctt tcaagcctcc gacttgaccc aaacttccta 840ttgaaggttc gccagttggt gatggataag ttgtcgtcta ttagattgga ggatttacct 900gtgataataa agttcattct tcattccgta acagccatgg atacacttga ggtaatttct 960gagcttcggg agaagttgga tctgcagcat tgtgttttgc catcacggtt acaggcttcc 1020caagtaaagt tgaaaagtaa aggacgagca agttcctcag gaaatcaaga aagcagcggt 1080cagagctgta ttattctcct ctttgatgta ataaagtcag ctattagata tgagaaaacc 1140atttcagaag cctggattaa ggcaattgaa aacactgcct cagtatctga acacaaggtg 1200tttgacctgg tgatgctttt catcatctat agcaccaata ctcagacaaa gaagtacatt 1260gacagggtgc taagaaataa gattcgatca ggctgcattc aagaacagct gctccagagt 1320acattctctg ttcattactt agttcttaag gatatgtgtt catccattct gtcgctggct 1380cagagtttgc ttcactctct agaccagagt ataatttcat ttggcagtct cctatacaaa 1440tatgcattta agttttttga cacgtactgc cagcaggaag tggttggtgc cttagtgacc 1500catatctgca gtgggaatga agctgaagtt gatactgcct tagatgtcct tctagagttg 1560gtagtgttaa acccatctgc tatgatgatg aatgctgtct ttgtaaaggg cattttagat 1620tatctggata acatatcccc tcagcaaata cgaaaactct tctatgttct cagcacactg 1680gcatttagca aacagaatga agccagcagc cacatccagg atgacatgca cttggtgata 1740agaaagcagc tctctagcac cgtattcaag tacaagctca ttgggattat tggtgctgtg 1800accatggctg gcatcatggc ggcagacaga agtgaatcac ctagtttgac ccaagagaga 1860gccaacctga gcgatgagca gtgcacacag gtgacctcct tgttgcagtt ggttcattcc 1920tgcagtgagc agtctcctca ggcctctgca ctttactatg atgaatttgc caacctgatc 1980caacatgaaa agctggatcc aaaagccctg gaatgggttg ggcataccat ctgtaatgat 2040ttccaggatg ccttcgtagt ggactcctgt gttgttccgg aaggtgactt tccatttcct 2100gtgaaagcac tgtacggact ggaagaatac gacactcagg atgggattgc cataaacctc 2160ctgccgctgc tgttttctca ggactttgca aaagatgggg gtccggtgac ctcacaggaa 2220tcaggccaaa aattggtgtc tccgctgtgc ctggctccgt atttccggtt actgagactt 2280tgtgtggaga gacagcataa cggaaacttg gaggagattg atggtctact agattgtcct 2340atattcctaa ctgacctgga gcctggagag aagttggagt ccatgtctgc taaagagcgt 2400tcattcatgt gttctctcat atttcttact ctcaactggt tccgagagat tgtaaatgcc 2460ttctgccagg aaacatcacc tgagatgaag gggaaggtgc tcactcggtt aaagcacatt 2520gtagaattgc aaataatcct ggaaaagtac ttggcagtca ccccagacta tgtccctcct 2580cttggaaact ttgatgtgga aactttagat ataacacctc atactgttac tgctatttca 2640gcaaaaatca gaaagaaagg aaaaatagaa aggaaacaaa aaacagatgg cagcaagaca 2700tcctcctctg acacactttc agaagagaaa aattcagaat gtgaccctac gccatctcat 2760agaggccagc taaacaagga gttcacaggg aaggaagaaa agacatcatt gttactacat 2820aattcccatg cttttttccg agagctggac attgaggtct tctctattct acattgtgga 2880cttgtgacga agttcatctt agatactgaa atgcacactg aagctacaga agttgtgcaa 2940cttgggcccc ctgagctgct tttcttgctg gaagatctct cccagaagct ggagagtatg 3000ctgacacctc ctattgccag gagagtcccc tttctcaaga acaaaggaag ccggaatatt 3060ggattctcac atctccaaca gagatctgcc caagaaattg ttcattgtgt ttttcaactg 3120ctgaccccaa tgtgtaacca cctggagaac attcacaact attttcagtg tttagctgct 3180gagaatcacg gtgtagttga tggaccagga gtgaaagttc aggagtacca cataatgtct 3240tcctgctatc agaggctgct gcagattttt catgggcttt ttgcttggag tggattttct 3300caacctgaaa atcagaattt actgtattca gccctccatg tccttagtag ccgactgaaa 3360cagggagaac acagccagcc tttggaggaa ctactcagcc agagcgtcca ttacttgcag 3420aatttccatc aaagcattcc cagtttccag tgtgctcttt atctcatcag acttttgatg 3480gttattttgg agaaatcaac agcttctgct cagaacaaag aaaaaattgc ttcccttgcc 3540agacaattcc tctgtcgggt gtggccaagt ggggataaag agaagagcaa catctctaat 3600gaccagctcc atgctctgct ctgtatctac ctggagcaca cagagagcat tctgaaggcc 3660atagaggaga ttgctggtgt tggtgtccca gaactgatca actctcctaa agatgcatct 3720tcctccacat tccctacact gaccaggcat acttttgttg ttttcttccg tgtgatgatg 3780gctgaactag agaagacggt gaaaaaaatt gagcctggca cagcagcaga ctcgcagcag 3840attcatgaag agaaactcct ctactggaac atggctgttc gagacttcag tatcctcatc 3900aacttgataa aggtatttga tagtcatcct gttctgcatg tatgtttgaa gtatgggcgt 3960ctctttgtgg aagcatttct gaagcaatgt atgccgctcc tagacttcag ttttagaaaa 4020caccgggaag atgttctgag cttactggaa accttccagt tggacacaag gctgcttcat 4080cacctgtgtg ggcattccaa gattcaccag gacacgagac tcacccaaca tgtgcctctg 4140ctcaaaaaga ccctggaact tttagtttgc agagtcaaag ctatgctcac tctcaacaat 4200tgtagagagg ctttctggct gggcaatcta aaaaaccggg acttgcaggg tgaagagatt 4260aagtcccaaa attcccagga gagcacagca gatgagagtg aggatgacat gtcatcccag 4320gcctccaaga gcaaagccac tgaggatggt gaagaagacg aagtaagtgc tggagaaaag 4380gagcaagata gtgatgagag ttatgatgac tctgattaga ccccagataa attgttgcct 4440gcttctgtgt ctcaa 445585516DNAMus musculus 8ggaaagtcga aaacgaaggg aagcaactgg cgggtcccca ggaagtaata taagtggcag 60aagacgttag tcaaaatgat ttccaaaaga cgtcggctag attctgagga taaagaaaac 120ctgacagaag atgcctccaa aaccatgccc ctttccaagc tggcaaagaa gtctcacaat 180tctcatgaag ttgaagaaaa tggcagtgtc tttgtaaagc ttcttaaggc ttcaggactc 240actcttaaaa ctggagagaa ccaaaatcag ctaggtgtgg atcaggtaat cttccaaagg 300aagctctttc aggccttgag gaagcatcct gcttatccca aagtaataga agagtttgtt 360aatggcctgg agtcctacac tgaggacagt gagagtctca ggaactgcct gctgtcttgt 420gagcgcctgc aggatgagga agccagcatg ggcacatttt actccaagag tctgatcaag 480ctacttctgg ggattgacat tttacagcct gccattatca aaatgttatt tgaaaaagtg 540cctcagtttc tttttgaaag tgagaacaga gatggaatca acatggccag actcattatc 600aatcaactaa aatggctgga tagaattgtg gatggcaagg acctcacggc ccagatgatg 660cagttgatca gtgttgctcc cgtgaactta cagcatgact tcatcacgag ccttcctgaa 720atcctagggg attcccagca tgctaatgtg gggaaagagc ttggcgagct gctggtgcag 780aatacttccc tgactgttcc aattttggat gtcttttcca gtctccgact tgaccccaac 840ttcctgtcca agatccgcca gttggtgatg ggcaagctgt catctgtccg tctagaggat 900ttccctgtga ttgtaaagtt ccttcttcat tctgtaacag acaccacttc ccttgaggtc 960attgccgagc ttcgggagaa cttgaacgtc cagcagttta ttttgccgtc acgaattcag 1020gcttcccaaa gcaaattgaa aagtaaagga ctagcaagct cttcaggaaa tcaagagaac 1080agtgataaag actgtattgt tcttgtcttt gatgtaataa agtcagccat tagatatgag 1140aaaaccattt cagaggcctg gtttaaggca attgaacgca ttgagtccgc ggctgaacat 1200aaggctttgg acgtggtcat gctgctcatc atctacagca ccagcacgca gaccaagaag 1260ggcgtggaga agctgctgag aaacaagatt cagtcagact gcattcaaga acagctgctt 1320gacagtgcgt tctctacaca ttacctggtt cttaaggata tttgcccatc tattcttttg 1380ctggctcaga ctttgtttca ctctcaagac cagaggatca ttttgtttgg cagtcttctg 1440tacaaatatg cttttaagtt ttttgatact tactgccagc aggaagtggt tggtgcccta 1500gtcacccatg tctgcagtgg gactgaggct gaagtcgaca ctgcactgga tgtcctcctg 1560gagctgattg tgctaaacgc ctctgctatg aggctcaatg ctgcttttgt taagggcatc 1620ttagattatt tggaaaatat gtcccctcag caaatacgaa aaatcttctg tattctcagc 1680actcttgcat ttagccaaca gcccggaacc agcaaccata tccaggacga catgcacctg 1740gtgatccgga agcagctctc tagcactgtg ttcaagtaca agctcattgg gatcattggt 1800gcagtcacca tggccggcat catggcggaa gacagaagtg taccatctaa ctcatcccag 1860aggagcgcca atgtgagcag tgagcagcgc acacaggtga cttctttgct acaactagtt 1920cattcttgca ctgagcactc tccttgggcc tcttctctgt attatgatga atttgccaac 1980ctgatccaag aaaggaagtt ggctccaaaa accttggagt gggttgggca gaccatcttc 2040aatgatttcc aagatgcctt tgtggtagac ttctgtgctg ctccagaggg tgactttcca 2100tttcctgtga aagcgctcta tggactggaa gagtacagca ctcaagacgg cattgtcatc 2160aacctcctgc cgctgttcta tcaggaatgt gcaaaagatg ccagtcgagc gacatcacaa 2220gaatcgagcc agagatcaat gtcttctttg tgcctggctt cccatttccg gctgctgaga 2280ctttgcgtgg caagacaaca tgatggaaac ttggatgaga tcgatggtct cttagattgt 2340cccctgttcc tccctgacct ggaacctgga gagaaactgg agtccatgtc tgctaaagac 2400cgttcgctta tgtgttcgct cacattccta actttcaact ggttccgaga ggttgtgaat 2460gccttctgcc aacaaacatc tcctgagatg aagggcaagg ttcttagtcg gctaaaggac 2520cttgtagaac ttcagggaat cctagagaag tacttggcag tcatcccaga ctatgttccg 2580cctttcgcaa gcgttgactt ggacacttta gatatgatgc ctaggagcag ttctgctgtt 2640gcagcaaaaa acagaaacaa gggaaagacg gggggaaaga aacaaaaagc tgatagcaac 2700aaagcatcct gttcggacac acttctaaca gaagacactt cagagtgtga catggcgcca 2760tctgggagaa gccacgtaga caaggagtcc acagggaagg aaggaaagac gtttgtgtca 2820ctgcagaatt accgcgcttt tttccgagag ctggacattg aggtcttctc tattctacat 2880tctggacttg tgaccaagtt catcttagac actgaaatgc acactgaagc tacagaggtc 2940gtacagctgg ggcctgctga gctgctcttc ttgctggaag atctttccca gaagctagag 3000aatatgctga ctgctccttt tgccaagaga atctgctgct ttaagaataa aggaaggcag 3060aatattggct tctcacatct tcatcagaga tctgtccagg acattgtgca ctgtgtggtt 3120cagctgctaa ccccgatgtg taaccatctg gagaacattc acaacttctt tcagtgctta 3180ggtgctgagc atctcagtgc agatgacaag gcgagagcga cagctcagga gcagcacacc 3240atggcctgct gctaccagaa gctgctgcag gtcttgcacg cgctctttgc gtggaaggga 3300tttactcacc aatcaaagca ccgcctcctg cactcagccc ttgaggtcct ctcgaaccga 3360ctaaagcaga tggaacagga ccagcccttg gaggaactgg tcagccagag cttcagttac 3420ttgcagaact tccaccatag tgttcccagt ttccagtgtg gtctctacct tctcagactt 3480ctgatggccc ttctggagaa gtctgcagta cctaaccaga agaaagaaaa acttgcctct 3540ctggccaaac agctgctttg ccgagcatgg cctcatgggg aaaaagagaa gaaccccact 3600tttaatgacc acctgcatga tgtgctttac atctacttgg agcacacaga caatgttctg 3660aaggccatag aggagatyac tggtgttggt gtcccagaac tggtcagtgc tccgaaagac 3720gccgcctcct ctacattccc tacgttgacc grgcacacct ttgtcatatt cttccgtgtg 3780atgatggctg aactcgagaa gacggtgaag ggtctycagg ctggcacagc agcagattcg 3840cagcaggttc acgaagagaa gctcctctat tkgaacatgg ctgtccgaga tttcagyatc 3900cttytcaatc tgatgaaagt atttgacagt tatcctgttc tgcatgtgtg tttaaagtat 3960ggccgtcgct ttgtggaggc atttctgaag caatgtatgc cactcctcga cttcagcttt 4020agaaagcatc gggaagatgt tctgagcttg ctgcaaaccc ttcagttgaa cacgaggcta 4080cttcatcacc tttgtggaca ctccaagatt cgccaggaca caagactcac caagcaygtg 4140cctttactca aaaagtcact ggaactgtta gtttgcagag tcaaagccat gcttgtcctc 4200aacaactgta gagaggcttt ctggttgggt actctcaaaa accgagactt acagggtgaa 4260gaaattattt cccaggatcc ctcttcctca gagagcaatg cagaggacag tgaggatggc 4320gtgacatctc acgtctccag gaacagagca acagaggatg gggaagatga agcaagtgat 4380gaacagaagg accaggacag tgatgaaagt gacgacagct ccagttagag ccgagtggca 4440tggctgccct gctcacctct gacagactct catctctttg gggtttgaag tcagatgtct 4500gtttttctag tcagaagcat cctgtttgtc catcaagaag gggtgtttat ttaattcccc 4560agtgggtttc acaggttgtc taacctccag gtccctggtt caggagtcca gtgtagcatc 4620catcgttgac taggaygaac atggctgggc tgcagtgcag tkcagtgcag gtgccctagc 4680tgggccttgg ggttttgaaa ctaaaattta ggcttataat agctttgtaa ataaatctgt 4740ttcagagttt tgcctcagct acctttttcc tcactttaga tgtgattatt caaggatctc 4800attattcaag gattaggtaa tattgagttg aggtttgtgc aatcgtactg gtggcctaaa 4860agtatgttcc gtactgttat cttcctggag gaatgaccca actttcttat caatgatcaa 4920gtgtttggtt tggtctgtgt cagggtctct ttacatagtc ctggctggtg tgttattaga 4980tatgttgacc aggagggtct tgaacattac ttttgaattt taaacatttt tgtacatatg 5040tgtatgggca tatatgtgcc actgtgcata tgtgtaggtc agaggatagc ttatgggagt 5100gagctctctc cttccaccat gtgggttcca gggttcaaac tctagacctt cacctgctca 5160gccaccttac ccttttaaaa tgtttggtta ttaatatata aaaggaagga agacaacatc 5220aaacatgtgc tggctttgta tgtatatata gtttttattt ccacattaat ttgaattatg 5280cctataatat atttgtaata atcatacaaa ataattgtaa tttattagaa atagaacatc 5340aggagttaaa ataggggatt cttctgtctt ctgccaggaa gcccagtctc agagatgctg 5400ccaggctctt cctcgctgtg ccattaagat tatttaattt ttgttaatat ttttactcat 5460accggtatta aagttatgtt ttgttggaaa aaaaaaaaaa aaaaaaaaaa aaaaaa 5516914DNAHomo sapiens 9tcggtgagta agtg 141014DNAHomo sapiens 10ccagtaagta tcta 141114DNAHomo sapiens 11taggtaatat ttta 141214DNAHomo sapiens 12aaagtatgta tttt 141314DNAHomo sapiens 13caggtgtgga gagg 141414DNAHomo sapiens 14caggtaagac tgtc 141514DNAHomo sapiens 15aaagtaagtg gcgt 141614DNAHomo sapiens 16aaggtaggct tatg 141714DNAHomo sapiens 17caggtggata aacc 141814DNAHomo sapiens 18aaggtagaaa agac 141914DNAHomo sapiens 19gaggtatgct ctta 142014DNAHomo sapiens 20aaggtaaaga gctc 142114DNAHomo sapiens 21aaggtgagat cttt 142214DNAHomo sapiens 22aaggtaatgt tcat 142314DNAHomo sapiens 23ttagtaagtg tcag 142414DNAHomo sapiens 24caggtatgtt gaaa 142514DNAHomo sapiens 25aaggtatctt attg 142614DNAHomo sapiens 26caggttagag gcaa 142714DNAHomo sapiens 27caggtacacg tgga 142814DNAHomo sapiens 28caggtgagtt cttt 142914DNAHomo sapiens 29ctggtaaagc caat 143014DNAHomo sapiens 30agggtaggta ttgt 143114DNAHomo sapiens 31aaagtcagta tagt 143214DNAHomo sapiens 32taggtatggg atga 143314DNAHomo sapiens 33gaggtgagca gagt 143414DNAHomo sapiens 34caggtaagag aagt 143514DNAHomo sapiens 35taggtaagta tgtt 143614DNAHomo sapiens 36aaggtattgg aatg 143714DNAHomo sapiens 37gaagtaagtg acag 143814DNAHomo sapiens 38aaggttagtg tagg 143914DNAHomo sapiens 39caggtcagaa gcct 144014DNAHomo sapiens 40ttggtaagta tgtg 144114DNAHomo sapiens 41caggtgagtc ataa 144214DNAHomo sapiens 42ttggtgatgg gcct 144314DNAHomo sapiens 43ctggtgagat gttt 144414DNAHomo sapiens 44caggtaaggg agtt 144514DNAHomo sapiens 45caggtgagta agat 144614DNAHomo sapiens 46aaggtgagta tgga 144714DNAHomo sapiens 47aaggtgagag attt 144814DNAHomo sapiens 48cgggtaagag ctaa 144914DNAHomo sapiens 49aaggtaagaa gggg 145014DNAHomo sapiens 50caggtaagcc ttgg
145114DNAHomo sapiens 51gaggtatctc taca 145223DNAHomo sapiens 52gtttcccgat tttgctctag gaa 235323DNAHomo sapiens 53gaaaattttt ctattttcag aaa 235423DNAHomo sapiens 54ctcttctttt ttctgcatag ctg 235523DNAHomo sapiens 55attttttaaa tctccttaag ata 235623DNAHomo sapiens 56gatttctttt ttttttacag tat 235723DNAHomo sapiens 57ccctatgtct tcttttttag cct 235823DNAHomo sapiens 58ttctcttcct aacattttag caa 235923DNAHomo sapiens 59aatagtgtct tctactgcag gac 236023DNAHomo sapiens 60tctttttcta ccattcacag tga 236123DNAHomo sapiens 61tctgtgcttt taatttttag gtt 236223DNAHomo sapiens 62ctaatattta ctttctgcag gta 236323DNAHomo sapiens 63ttcctctctg ctacttgtag ttc 236423DNAHomo sapiens 64actctctcct gttttttcag gca 236523DNAHomo sapiens 65tgcatattta ttgacaatag gtg 236623DNAHomo sapiens 66tctactcttc cccactcaag gtt 236723DNAHomo sapiens 67gttgactctc ccctgtatag gaa 236823DNAHomo sapiens 68tggcatcatt ttttccacag ggc 236923DNAHomo sapiens 69tcttcatcat ctcattgcag gat 237023DNAHomo sapiens 70aaaaaattct ttgtttttag aag 237123DNAHomo sapiens 71attcttcctc tttgctccag gtg 237223DNAHomo sapiens 72tgtttgtttg cttcctgaag gaa 237323DNAHomo sapiens 73attctggttt ttctccgcag tga 237423DNAHomo sapiens 74aatttatttc tccttctcag att 237523DNAHomo sapiens 75aaatgtttgt tctctctcag att 237623DNAHomo sapiens 76atgtaatttg tactttgcag att 237723DNAHomo sapiens 77cagcctgctg tttgtttcag tca 237823DNAHomo sapiens 78ttctcttttt aatataaaag aaa 237923DNAHomo sapiens 79ttgctgtgac ttccccatag gag 238023DNAHomo sapiens 80tcctttcctc catgtgacag gct 238123DNAHomo sapiens 81taactctgca tttattatag aac 238223DNAHomo sapiens 82aaaatcattt ttatttttag tgt 238323DNAHomo sapiens 83tcttaccttg acttccttag gag 238423DNAHomo sapiens 84tttttcttgt ctccttacag cca 238523DNAHomo sapiens 85tttgtcttct tttctaacag ctt 238623DNAHomo sapiens 86atatttgact ctcaatgcag tat 238723DNAHomo sapiens 87atgcttttcc cgtcttctag gca 238823DNAHomo sapiens 88catatatttg gctgccccag att 238923DNAHomo sapiens 89cttgtctttc acctctccag gta 239023DNAHomo sapiens 90agtgtgtctc tcttcttcag tat 239123DNAHomo sapiens 91tataaactta ttggttatag gaa 239223DNAHomo sapiens 92tgttatttat ttccattcag att 239323DNAHomo sapiens 93cttggtccat tcacatttag ggt 239423DNAHomo sapiens 94atttattctt tgccccttag gat 239533DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 95agcctcgaat tcgtttccaa aagaagactg tca 339635DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 96ggtatcctcg agtcaagacg acaacttatc catca 359718DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 97aatcgaaaac tacgggcg 189820DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 98gagaacacat gaatgaacgc 209928DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 99ggcgacggct tctcggaagt aatttaag 2810018DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 100agcggcagga ggtttatg 1810118DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 101tggcggcaga cagaagtg 1810218DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 102tggcggcaga cagaagtg 1810321DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 103agagagccaa cctgagcgat g 2110418DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 104gtgccagact ctggtggg 1810520DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 105aggagacacc cttcctatcc 2010620DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 106gaagttggca aaacagactg 2010721DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 107tgtcttgtga gcgtctgcag g 2110820DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 108aggttttgat aatggcaggc 2010924DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 109actggactgt gcctacccac tatg 2411020DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 110cctgtgtgag gatgagctct 2011116DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 111ttctcccgaa gctcag 1611217DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 112tttcttccgt gtgatga 1711333DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 113agcctcgaat tcgtttccaa aagaagactg tca 3311435DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 114ggtatcctcg agtcaagacg acaacttatc catca 3511520DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 115ctagcacaga actctgctgc 2011620DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 116ctagcacaga actctgctgc 2011724DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 117cttcagcaac agcgaagtag tctg 2411824DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 118gattctcagc acttgaaaag cagg 2411921DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 119ggacacatca gttttcctct c 2112020DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 120gaaaacccat gattcagtcc 2012120DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 121tcatcaggca agaaacttgg 2012220DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 122gaagttggca aaacagactg 2012320DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 123gagccatctg ctcatttctg 2012420DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 124cccgctattt agacttgagc 2012521DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 125caaagtgttt attccaggag c 2112622DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 126catcagggta ctttgaacat tc 2212722DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 127ttgaccagaa aggctcagtt cc 2212823DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 128agatgatgcc agagggttta tcc 2312920DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 129tgcccagctc tgttcaaacc 2013020DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 130aggcaatgac tgactgacac 2013123DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 131tgcccgtcta tttttgatga agc 2313221DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 132tctcagttag tctggggaca g 2113325DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 133tcatggtaga gagactggac tgtgc 2513421DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 134accctggagc aaatgacaac c 2113521DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 135atttgctcca gggtacatgg c 2113622DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 136gaaagacagt gggaaggcaa gc 2213723DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 137gggagtgtgt ggaacaaatg agc 2313825DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 138agtttctaca ggctggtcct attcc 2513921DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 139aacgtggaat cccattgatg c 2114020DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 140tttctgtgtt ccctccttgc 2014120DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 141gatggtcaag ttacactggc 2014224DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 142cacctcccac caattatagt attc 2414323DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 143ctatgtgtgt ctcttttaca ggg 2314420DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 144aatctttccc accatattgc 2014520DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 145cataccttct tttgctgtgc 2014623DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 146ccacagaagt cagaatctcc acg 2314720DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 147tgtaacaaac ctgcacgttg 2014823DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 148tgctacccaa gccagtagtt tcc 2314922DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 149gagtttggga aagattggca gc 2215022DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 150tgtagtaaag cagctctcat gc 2215120DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 151caagtacact ctgcactgcc 2015223DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 152tgactcaact tccccaccaa gag 2315324DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 153ctccctatgt acgtggagta atac 2415421DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 154gggagtcttg tgggaactaa g 2115523DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 155ttcatagaca tctctcagct ctg 2315620DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 156gttttggtat cagggaaagc 2015720DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 157agccatgctt ggaattttgg 2015820DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 158ctcactggga tgtcacaaac 2015925DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 159ggtcttgatg tgtgacttgt atccc 2516025DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 160cctcagtgtc acagtgttct ttgtg 2516122DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 161catgaaatga ctaggacatt cc 2216220DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 162ctacccagtg acccaaacac 2016323DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 163cgaaccctta gtttctgaga cgc 2316420DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 164tcagtgcctt ggtgactgtc 2016521DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 165ttgatggtac agactggagg c 2116623DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 166aagaaagttg ccaatcctgt tcc 2316720DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 167agcacctgaa aataaggagg 2016822DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 168gcccaaagtt tgtaagtgtg ag 2216921DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 169agcaagaatg aggtcaagtt c 2117024DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 170gggaaaaact ggaggaaaga actc 2417121DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 171agaggtaggg aaggaagcta c 2117220DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 172ccaaagtcca cttcttgaag 2017320DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 173gatgcactgg ttgctacatc 2017420DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 174ccaggacact tggtttctgc 2017520DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 175acactcccag ttggaatcag 2017620DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 176cttgtgggca agaaattgag 2017720DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 177tgggctggat gagactattc 2017824DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 178ccaaggacat atcttctgag caac 2417920DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 179tgattatcag cataggctgg 2018020DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 180gatcccccaa tagcaactgc 2018121DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 181cattcagatt caccaggaca c 2118220DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 182ccttacatgc catctgatgc 2018320DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 183aaccttctcc cctattaccc 2018422DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 184ggaaaatgag aggctataat gc 2218524DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 185tgtattccag aggtcaccca gagc 2418622DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 186ccagtaagaa aggcaaacag cg 221871094DNAHomo sapiens 187ggagaacaca gccagccttt ggaggaacta ctcagccaga gcgtccatta cttgcagaat 60ttccatcaaa gcattcccag tttccagtgt gctctttatc tcatcagact tttgatggtt 120attttggaga aatcaacagc ttctgctcag aacaaagaaa aaattgcttc ccttgccaga 180caattcctct gtcgggtgtg gccaagtggg gataaagaga agagcaacat ctctaatgac 240cagctccatg ctctgctctg tatctacctg gagcacacag agagcattct gaaggccata 300gaggagattg ctggtgttgg tgtcccagaa ctgatcaact ctcctaaaga tgcatcttcc 360tccacattcc ctacactgac caggcatact tttgttgttt tcttccgtgt gatgatggct 420gaactagaga agacggtgaa aaaaattgag cctggcacag cagcagactc gcagcagatt 480catgaagaga aactcctcta ctggaacatg gctgttcgag acttcagtat cctcatcaac 540ttgataaagg tatttgatag tcatcctgtt ctgcatgtat gtttgaagta tgggcgtctc 600tttgtggaag catttctgaa gcaatgtatg ccgctcctag acttcagttt tagaaaacac 660cgggaagatg ttctgagctt actggaaacc ttccagttgg acacaaggtg cttcatcacc 720tgtgtgggca ttccaagatt caccaggaca cgagactcac ccaacatgtg cctctgctca 780aaaagaccct ggaactttta gtttgcagag tcaaagctat gctcactctc aacaacaatt 840gtagagaggc tttctggctg ggcaatctaa aaaaccggga cttgcagggt gaagagatta 900agtcccaaaa ttcccaggag agcacagcag atgagagtga ggatgacatg tcatcccagg 960cctccaagag caaagccact gaggatggtg aagaagacga agtaagtgct ggagaaaagg 1020agcaagatag tgatgagagt tatgatgact ctgattagac cccagataaa ttgttgcctg 1080cttctgtgtc tcaa 10941881115DNAHomo sapiens 188ggagaacaca gccagccttt ggaggaacta ctcagccaga gcgtccatta cttgcagaat 60ttccatcaaa gcattcccag tttccagtgt gctctttatc tcatcagact tttgatggtt 120attttggaga aatcaacagc ttctgctcag aacaaagaaa aaattgcttc ccttgccaga 180caattcctct gtcgggtgtg gccaagtggg gataaagaga agagcaacat ctctaatgac 240cagctccatg ctctgctctg tatctacctg gagcacacag agagcattct gaaggccata 300gaggagattg ctggtgttgg tgtcccagaa ctgatcaact ctcctaaaga tgcatcttcc 360tccacattcc ctacactgac caggcatact tttgttgttt tcttccgtgt gatgatggct 420gaactagaga agacggtgaa aaaaattgag cctggcacag cagcagactc gcagcagatt 480catgaagaga aactcctcta ctggaacatg gctgttcgag acttcagtat cctcatcaac 540ttgataaagg tatttgatag tcatcctgtt ctgcatgtat gtttgaagta tgggcgtctc 600tttgtggaag catttctgaa gcaatgtatg ccgctcctag acttcagttt tagaaaacac 660cgggaagatg ttctgagctt actggaaacc ttccagttgg acacaaggtg cttcatcacc 720tgtgtgggca ttccaagatt caccaggaca cgagactcac ccaacatgtg cctctgctca 780aaaagaccct ggaactttta gtttgcagag tcaaagctat gctcactctc aacaattgta 840gagaggcttt ctggctgggc aatctaaaaa accgggactt gcagggtgaa gagattaagt 900cccaaaattc ccaggagagc acagcagatg agagtgagga tgacatgtca tcccaggcct 960ccaagagcaa agccactgag gtatctctac aaaacccacc agagtctggc actgatggtt 1020gcattttgtt aattgttcta agttggtgga gcagaacttt gcctacttat gtttattgtc 1080aaatgcttct atgcccattt ccattccctc cataa 111518952DNAHomo sapiens 189ggaagccagg tgtggagagg aggcatggaa tcttgctgaa attcagtctg tc 5219052DNAHomo sapiens 190ggaagccggg tgtggagagg aggcatggaa tcttgctgaa attcagtctg tc 5219152DNAHomo sapiens 191ggaagccggg tgtgaagagg aggcatggaa tcttgctgaa attcagtctg tc 5219218DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 192tgtaaaacga cggccagt 1819318DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 193caggaaacag ctatgacc 1819438DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 194tgtaaaacga cggccagtcg acggcttctc ggaagtaa 3819539DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 195aggaaacagc tatgaccatg cagacgctca caagacaaa 3919639DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 196tgtaaaacga cggccagtga cacccttcct atcccaaaa 3919739DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 197aggaaacagc tatgaccatc aggttctctg gagcaatac 3919839DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 198tgtaaaacga cggccagttg gcttgacaga gttgtggat 3919940DNAArtificial sequencePrimer
199aggaaacagc tatgaccatc tgtaaccgtg atggcaaaac 4020039DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 200tgtaaaacga cggccagtcg ccagttggtg atggataag 3920140DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 201aggaaacagc tatgaccata agcatcacca ggtcaaacac 4020239DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 202tgtaaaacga cggccagtgc ggtcagagct gtattattc 3920339DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 203aggaaacagc tatgaccatc tgctggcagt acgtgtcaa 3920439DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 204tgtaaaacga cggccagttc gctggctcag agtttgctt 3920540DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 205aggaaacagc tatgaccatg tgctagagag ctgctttctt 4020639DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 206tgtaaaacga cggccagtcc cctcagcaaa tacgaaaac 3920740DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 207aggaaacagc tatgaccata ctacgaaggc atcctggaaa 4020840DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 208tgtaaaacga cggccagtgc ctctgcactt tactatgatg 4020940DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 209aggaaacagc tatgaccatc tcctccaagt ttccgttatg 4021038DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 210tgtaaaacga cggccagtgg tgacctcaca ggaatcag 3821140DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 211aggaaacagc tatgaccatt ttccaagagg agggacatag 4021239DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 212tgtaaaacga cggccagtca actggttccg agagattgt 3921341DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 213aggaaacagc tatgaccatc aatgtccagc tctcggaaaa a 4121439DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 214tgtaaaacga cggccagtgt gaccctacgc catctcata 3921540DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 215aggaaacagc tatgaccata cattggggtc agcagttgaa 4021640DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 216tgtaaaacga cggccagtag agtccccttt ctcaagaaca 4021739DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 217aggaaacagc tatgaccatg acgctctggc tgagtagtt 3921838DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 218tgtaaaacga cggccagtca gccctccatg tccttagt 3821939DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 219aggaaacagc tatgaccata gggaatgtgg aggaagatg 3922038DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 220tgtaaaacga cggccagttg gagcacacag agagcatt 3822139DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 221aggaaacagc tatgaccatg tctaggagcg gcatacatt 3922239DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 222tgtaaaacga cggccagtag cagactcgca gcagattca 3922339DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 223aggaaacagc tatgaccata gccagaaagc ctctctaca 3922438DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 224tgtaaaacga cggccagtac acgagactca cccaacat 3822540DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 225aggaaacagc tatgaccatg ggaatggaaa tgggcataga 4022639DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 226aggaaacagc tatgaccatg acacagaagc aggcaacaa 3922739DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 227tgtaaaacga cggccagtag agcaaagcca ctgaggtat 3922840DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 228aggaaacagc tatgaccatg actctgtgct ttggctttca 4022920DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 229gcacctcatg gaatcccttc 2023020DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 230gttgctgcac caggtggtaa 2023130DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 231tttttgcgtt tgttggagaa tcgggttttc 3023230DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 232atacaccgca aaccgccgac gaacaaaacg 3023330DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 233tttttgtgtt tgttggagaa ttgggttttt 3023430DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 234atacaccaca aaccaccaac aaacaaaaca 3023520DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 235ggcccacagt ttccgtttct 2023623DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 236caaggaagct agaaatgaag aac 2323721DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 237ctgggactac agacacgttt t 2123821DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 238gtgtcacgtg tctgtaatct c 2123921DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 239ttaagaccca gcgaggtatt c 2124021DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 240tgggtttggt agggtaatgt c 2124121DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 241tggaaagtca ctgcggagaa a 2124221DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 242acgtaatcac ccctgtaatc c 2124321DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 243cactgcaaac tgctcactca a 2124421DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 244ggccttgtgc taagtgcttt t 2124521DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 245accctggtgg acataccttt t 2124621DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 246ccaaagtact gggagtttga g 2124721DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 247tctgggcaac agaacaagca a 2124822DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 248gagcaattta gcctgtggtt tt 2224920DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 249accatctggc cgacatggta 2025021DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 250agggtcctga gactatatac c 2125120DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 251tcccatctca gggcagatga 2025220DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 252tatgcccggc tagcacagaa 2025321DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 253tctctcacat gcctcacaca t 2125421DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 254cccctctgat tttggataga g 2125521DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 255aagatggatg gccctctgat t 2125622DNAArtificial sequencePrimer' 256gacacatcag ttttcctctc at 2225722DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 257aatcattcta gcccactcaa ct 2225822DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 258tggtttcatc aggcaagaaa ct 2225921DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 259agccccatga agttggcaaa a 2126021DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 260gcttgtgcca gcataactct a 2126121DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 261gctgtgctaa agctgctaca a 2126221DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 262gagccatctg ctcatttctg t 2126322DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 263cagagaaacc aatagttttc ag 2226421DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 264aatctcggct cactgcaatc t 2126522DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 265agctaatgga tggatggaaa ag 2226621DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 266tagtgcagtg ccgaatgcat a 2126721DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 267tactcatgaa ggggggtatc a 2126822DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 268ttcacacgta ggtagtcttt ct 2226921DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 269cattactccc aaggcaatga c 2127020DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 270gcccagctct gttcaaacca 2027121DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 271agctccattc tctcctctga a 2127221DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 272gtgggaagat ggagtaagag a 2127321DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 273tctgacagtg ggatgtcaga a 2127421DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 274tgcctaccca ctatgaatga g 2127521DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 275atgtgtccat ctggcaacca t 2127621DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 276caggaactcc gatcttgtaa g 2127720DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 277tggagggggg agaaagaaag 2027821DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 278cgtgtttcgc tgatgtgtca t 2127921DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 279ggaaggccag tttgtcaaag t 2128021DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 280gtgtttgacc tggtgatgct t 2128123DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 281cttatttctt agcaccctgt caa 2328222DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 282gtggaacaaa tgagcattat cc 2228321DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 283ttccccttca gtgagttcca a 2128421DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 284agggaggaga agtctgacat t 2128522DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 285gattagcctg taggttaggt at 2228621DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 286gatgggtttg ggttgattgt g 2128720DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 287ccagtctagg agacagagct 2028822DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 288ggctatctat gtgtgtctct tt 2228922DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 289acgattagaa gggaacatgg aa 2229022DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 290cgatatccat accttctttt gc 2229121DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 291tgacagagcg agactctcta a 2129221DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 292cacaccaaca tggcacatgt a 2129320DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 293gagacagggt agggcagaaa 2029420DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 294aaaggggcga gtggagtttg 2029522DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 295gtaacttcac cagtgcaacc aa 2229622DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 296atgcactctc tcttttctac tt 2229721DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 297acaaggaatc tgccccattc t 2129821DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 298ttccctgtag ccttgcgtat t 2129921DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 299ccccacatac accatgtatt g 2130021DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 300ctccctatgt acgtggagta a 2130121DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 301gtgggacata acagctagag a 2130222DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 302aggggaaagt aaatagcaag ga 2230321DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 303tcagggatat tggcctgaga t 2130421DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 304gacatctctc agctctggat a 2130522DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 305ccaattactg atgccatgat ac 2230621DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 306gcattcagcc atgcttggta a 2130721DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 307gattactcca acgcctaaga g 2130821DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 308tctacctcta ggcagtttcc a 2130921DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 309tctcctcagt gtcacagtgt t 2131021DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 310cttgggctag aggaagttgt t 2131121DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 311tacccagtga cccaaacaca a 2131221DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 312gagttcaagg ctggaatagc t 2131321DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 313accgtgattc tcagcagcta a 2131421DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 314ccattgcgaa cccttagttt c 2131521DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 315agtgccttgg tgactgtcaa a 2131621DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 316ccacctggag aacattcaca a 2131722DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 317tactgaaaga cacccaggtt at 2231820DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 318cacgcccgac ctctcaattc 2031921DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 319tatagcaaga gggcctatcc a 2132021DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 320ttgggcacgt catgtggatt t 2132121DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 321gtccagtctc tgacaaacaa c 2132221DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 322ttagaccggg aacgtcttag t 2132320DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 323ggccaagtgg gtctcaaaac 2032422DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 324cctctggttc tgttttatac tg 2232521DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 325tctgggcaac agaacaagca a 2132621DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 326cttcccaggt agttctaagc a 2132721DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 327aagccaggac acttggtttc t 2132821DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 328gcactggttg ctacatctaa g 2132921DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 329gcatccattg ccttccctaa a 2133021DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 330tgctcaaagg agcagatctc a 2133121DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 331cagtccaatt tggggatctc t 2133220DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 332ccttgggctg gatgagacta 2033321DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 333ccccaatagc aactgcagat t 2133422DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 334gattgcaagg gtatcttgaa tc 2233521DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 335gcttaggtga ccttccttac a 2133621DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 336aacataccgt tggcccatac t 2133720DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 337agcatgatct cggctcacca 2033821DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 338gtggctcatg cttgtaatcc t 2133921DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 339tcagtagaga tggggtttca c 2134021DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 340ctgccacctt agagaactga a 2134121DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 341ctcaagcaat cctcctacct t 2134222DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 342tagaatcact cctgagtatc tc 2234321DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 343cagcttctga ctctgtgctt t 2134421DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 344agttggtgga gcagaacttt g 2134521DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 345ctcgagatac tcaggagtga t 2134621DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 346tcaaccttct cccctattac c 2134721DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 347agttctgctc caccaactta g 2134822DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 348ggtatccatg tttgctgtgt tt 2234921DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 349gaaaggcaaa cagcggattt c 2135021DNAArtificial sequencePrimer 350cacccagagc agtaacctaa a 2135116DNAArtificial sequenceprimer 351ttctcccaaa gctgag 1635217DNAArtificial sequenceprimer 352tytcttccat gtgatga 17
Patent applications by Alan D. D'Andrea, Winchester, MA US
Patent applications by Cynthia Timmers, Columbus, OH US
Patent applications by Edward A. Fox, Boston, MA US
Patent applications by Markus Grompe, Portland, OR US
Patent applications by Toshiyasu Taniguchi, Boston, MA US
Patent applications by DANA-FARBER CANCER INSTITUTE, INC.
Patent applications by Oregon Health and Science University
Patent applications in class Heterogeneous or solid phase assay system (e.g., ELISA, etc.)
Patent applications in all subclasses Heterogeneous or solid phase assay system (e.g., ELISA, etc.)