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Research Article

The Human Retinoblastoma Gene Is Imprinted

  • Deniz Kanber equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Deniz Kanber, Tea Berulava

    Affiliation: Institut für Humangenetik, Universitätsklinikum Essen, Essen, Germany

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  • Tea Berulava equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Deniz Kanber, Tea Berulava

    Affiliation: Institut für Humangenetik, Universitätsklinikum Essen, Essen, Germany

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  • Ole Ammerpohl,

    Affiliation: Institut für Humangenetik, Christian-Albrechts Universität zu Kiel, Universitätsklinikum Schleswig-Holstein, Campus Kiel, Kiel, Germany

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  • Diana Mitter,

    Affiliation: Institut für Humangenetik, Universitätsklinikum Essen, Essen, Germany

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  • Julia Richter,

    Affiliation: Institut für Humangenetik, Christian-Albrechts Universität zu Kiel, Universitätsklinikum Schleswig-Holstein, Campus Kiel, Kiel, Germany

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  • Reiner Siebert,

    Affiliation: Institut für Humangenetik, Christian-Albrechts Universität zu Kiel, Universitätsklinikum Schleswig-Holstein, Campus Kiel, Kiel, Germany

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  • Bernhard Horsthemke mail,

    bernhard.horsthemke@uni-due.de

    Affiliation: Institut für Humangenetik, Universitätsklinikum Essen, Essen, Germany

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  • Dietmar Lohmann,

    Affiliation: Institut für Humangenetik, Universitätsklinikum Essen, Essen, Germany

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  • Karin Buiting

    Affiliation: Institut für Humangenetik, Universitätsklinikum Essen, Essen, Germany

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  • Published: December 24, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1000790

About the Authors

Deniz Kanber, Tea Berulava, Diana Mitter, Bernhard Horsthemke, Dietmar Lohmann, Karin Buiting
Institut für Humangenetik, Universitätsklinikum Essen, Essen, Germany
Ole Ammerpohl, Julia Richter, Reiner Siebert
Institut für Humangenetik, Christian-Albrechts Universität zu Kiel, Universitätsklinikum Schleswig-Holstein, Campus Kiel, Kiel, Germany

Corresponding Author

Email: bernhard.horsthemke@uni-due.de

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: RS DL KB. Performed the experiments: DK TB OA JR. Analyzed the data: DK TB OA JR KB. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: DM. Wrote the paper: DK TB BH DL KB. Provided input into the project's direction: BH. Provided patient material and clinical data: DM. Supervised part of the molecular studies: RS.