International Journal of Hematology

, Volume 78, Issue 5, pp 432–438 | Cite as

Molecular Cytogenetic Analyses of HIG, a Novel Human Cell Line Carrying t(1;3)(p36.3;q25.3) Established from a Patient with Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia in Blastic Crisis

  • Noriko Hosoya
  • Seishi Ogawa
  • Tohru Motokura
  • Akira Hangaishi
  • Lili Wang
  • Ying Qiao
  • Yasuhito Nannya
  • Mieko Kogi
  • Hisamaru Hirai
Progress in hematology


Chromosomal abnormalities involving 1p36, 3q21, and/or 3q26 have been reported in a subset of myeloid neoplasms having characteristic dysmegakaryopoiesis, and the overexpression ofEVI1 on 3q26 or ofMEL1 on 1p36 has been implicated in their pathogenesis. We describe molecular cytogenetic analyses of a novel human cell line, HIG, established from a unique case in which a novel translocation t(1;3)(p36;q26) appeared as the sole additional chromosomal abnormality at the time of blastic transformation of chronic myelogenous leukemia. The patient displayed clinical features resembling those of the 3q21q26 syndrome. The HIG cell line retained der(1)t(1;3)(p36;q26) but lost t(9;22)(q34;q11). To identify the relevant gene that would be deregulated by this translocation, we molecularly cloned the translocation’s breakpoints. They were distant from the breakpoint cluster regions of the 3q21q26 syndrome or t(1;3)(p36;q21), and neither theEVI1 nor theMEL1 transcript was detected in the HIG cell line. None of the genes located within 150 kilobase pairs of the breakpoints were aberrantly expressed, suggesting that in this case other gene(s) more distant from the breakpoints are deregulated by possible remote effects. Further analyses of the deregulated genes in the HIG cell line should provide important insight into the mechanisms involved in these types of leukemias.

Key words

Chromosomal translocation Leukemia t(1:3)(p36:q26) 3q21q26 Syndrome 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Noriko Hosoya
    • 1
  • Seishi Ogawa
    • 1
  • Tohru Motokura
    • 1
  • Akira Hangaishi
    • 1
  • Lili Wang
    • 1
  • Ying Qiao
    • 1
  • Yasuhito Nannya
    • 1
  • Mieko Kogi
    • 2
  • Hisamaru Hirai
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Hematology and OncologyGraduate School of Medicine, University of TokyoTokyoJapan
  2. 2.Hematologic Research CenterBML Tokyo Assay Laboratories Co, LtdTokyoJapan

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