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Title: Impact of trisomy 12, del(13q), del(17p), and del(11q) on the immunophenotype, DNA ploidy status, and proliferative rate of leukemic B-cells in chronic lymphocytic leukemia
Authors: Quijano, Sandra; López, Antonio; Rasillo, Ana; Sayagués, José María; Barrena, Susana; Sánchez, Maria Luz; Teodosio, Cristina; Orfao, Alberto
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Citation: Cytometry Part B: Clinical Cytometry 74B(3): 139-149 (2008)
Abstract: B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia (B-CLL) is a well-defined clinical entity with heterogeneous molecular and cytogenetic features. Here, we analyze the impact of trisomy 12, del(13q), del(17p), and del(11q) as determined by interphase fluorescence in situ hybridization analysis of purified neoplastic B-CLL cells on their immunophenotype , DNA ploidy status and proliferative rate. Overall, 111 of 180 (62%) B-CLL cases studied displayed one (50%) or more (12%) genetic abnormalities, del(13q) (35%) being more frequently detected than trisomy 12 (23%) followed by del(11q) (9%) and del(17p) (8%). Trisomy 12 was associated with a higher frequency of DNA aneuploidy, stronger expression of CD19, CD20, CD22, CD24, CD27, CD79b, CD38, and slg and lower reactivity for CD43 with respect to cytogenetically nonaltered cases. In turn, cases with del(13q) displayed greater reactivity for CD20, FMC7, CD27, CD22, CD5, and bcl2, while del(11q) was associated with brighter expression of CD38, FMC7, CD25, and slg. Hierarchical clustering analysis of the immunophenotype of B-CLL cases with cytogenetic abnormalities allowed the identification of three different groups of patients with increasing frequencies of trisomy 12, del(11q), and del(13q). Remarkably, none of the cytogenetic abnormalities analyzed except coexistence of 13q- and 17p- had a clear impact on the proliferative index of B-CLL cells. © 2007 Clinical Cytometry Society.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10261/60638
DOI: 10.1002/cyto.b.20390
Identifiers: doi: 10.1002/cyto.b.20390
issn: 1552-4949
e-issn: 1552-4957
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