Molecular Analysis of Chromosomal Abnormalities in Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
Three recurrent chromosomal deletion syndromes have been identified in ALL- 6q—, 9p—, and 12p— each of which is apparent in leukemic cells from about 10% of patients with this disease. We examined the cells from patients with ALL both at diagnosis and remission by using probes with restriction fragment length polymorphisms (RFLPs), which were assigned to 6q and 12p. Our data suggested that the critical deleted region of 6q was between ql6 and q21, and that mitotic recombination of 6q might not be involved in childhood ALL. Further studies are needed to clarify the role of 6q and 12p abnormalities. Moreover, we examined a series of cases with t(1:19) and have preliminary results confirming previous reports.
KeywordsLymphoma Leukemia Recombination Adenoma Superoxide
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