This biomarker is also known as:
- DiGeorge syndrome critical region gene 6,
- DiGeorge syndrome critical region 6,
- DiGeorge syndrome critical region protein 6,
- protein DGCR6,
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DGCR6 is located on chromosome 22q11.21. Microdeletions in this region are associated with DiGeorge syndrome, and more widely, the CATCH 22 syndrome. DGCR6, also known as DiGeorge syndrome critical region 6, is thought to be involved in DiGeorge syndrome pathology and in schizophrenia. Another function attributed to this gene is a role in neural crest cell migration into the third and fourth pharyngeal pouches. The DGCR6 protein shares homology with the Drosophila melanogaster gonadal protein, which participates in gonadal and germ cell development, and with the gamma-1 subunit of human laminin.
There are no datasets associated with this biomarker.
The following organs have data associated with this biomarker…
No additional breast data available.
DGCR6 was one of numerous potential early detection biomarkers specific to triple-negative breast cancer in multiple pathways identified.
This biomarker is currently being annotated or is under review.
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Update: Pre-application webinar information now available.
The National Cancer Institute's Division of Cancer Prevention has released a new funding opportunity to solicit organ-specific applications for Biomarker Developmental Laboratories (BDLs), one of the four scientific units of the recently funded Early Detection Research Network (EDRN). The EDRN is a national infrastructure funded to discover, develop, and validate biomarkers for risk assessment, detection, and molecular diagnosis and prognosis of early cancer. BDLs are responsible for the discovery, development, characterization, and testing of new, or the refinement of existing, biomarkers and biomarker assays for risk assessment, detection, and molecular diagnosis and prognosis of cancers.
The existing BDLs are primarily focused on ovary and gastrointestinal cancers. The proposed BDLs (to be supported under this funding opportunity) should be focused on one or more of the following cancers: breast, prostate and other genitourinary organs, or lung. In addition, cancers with rapidly rising incidence rates, e.g., endometrial, hepatocellular, kidney, thyroid, oropharyngeal cancers, and/or cancers with unique etiology, e.g., mesothelioma, will be considered.
The newly funded units of the Early Detection Research Network will be announced later in April. Successful applicants have already been notified. Those researchers who were not successful during the last round of applications are encouraged to apply to this opportunity.