HMGA2 is a DNA-binding protein, a member of the high mobility group protein gene family3. The gene is aberrantly expressed in a range of mesenchymal neoplasms, in association with chromosomal translocations involving 12q15.

Immunohistochemical expression

NOT expressed in:

Diagnostic utility


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2Nucci, M. R., S. Weremowicz, et al. (2001). "Chromosomal translocation t(8;12) induces aberrant HMGIC expression in aggressive angiomyxoma of the vulva." Genes Chromosomes Cancer 32(2): 172-6.

3Kazmierczak, B., J. Rosigkeit, et al. (1996). "HMGI-C rearrangements as the molecular basis for the majority of pulmonary chondroid hamartomas: a survey of 30 tumors." Oncogene 12(3): 515-21.

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