Reference : Deletions of the 3 ' BCR and 5 ' ABL regions in patients with Philadelphia-positive c...
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Human health sciences : Oncology Life sciences : Genetics & genetic processes
Deletions of the 3 ' BCR and 5 ' ABL regions in patients with Philadelphia-positive chronic myeloid leukemia: a one-step process occurring in about 10% of the cases without any evidence of genetic instability in the target cells
[en] Deletions of the 5' ABL region adjacent to the t(9;22)(q34;q11) have recently been reported in 8-32.7% of patients with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML). The deletions were visualized with fluorescence in situ hybridization using, in the majority of the cases, the Vysis LSI BCR/ABL ES (extra signal) probe. In our series, 10 of 99 CML patients (10.1%) were characterized by a 5'ABL deletion. We show that 3' BCR losses are observed in nearly all the cases with 5' ABL deletions. Moreover, the different genetic events (Philadelphia chromosome formation; 5' ABL and 3' BCR deletions) occur simultaneously in a one-step process without any evidence for genetic instability in the target bone marrow cells. (c) 2005 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.