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  • CYTOGENETIC AND IMMUNOPHENOTYPIC ANALYSIS OF CELL-LINES ESTABLISHED FROM PATIENTS WITH T-CELL LEUKEMIA LYMPHOMA BLOOD Smith, S. D., Morgan, R., Link, M. P., McFall, P., Hecht, F. 1986; 67 (3): 650-656

    Abstract:

    Cell lines were established from five patients with T cell malignancies. Two patients had T cell lymphoblastic lymphoma (T-LL), whereas three patients had T cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (T-ALL). Both T-LL cell lines expressed cell surface antigens characteristic of midthymocytes (Leu 2, 3, 6+). One T-ALL cell line also expressed this immunophenotype, one expressed suppressor/cytotoxic antigens (Leu 2+; Leu 3, 6-), and one expressed antigens of a mature but uncommitted T cell (Leu 4+; Leu 2, 3, 6-). Cytogenetic analysis showed that each cell line had 46 chromosomes with pseudodiploidy. The three T-ALL cell lines had only a few chromosome changes; one cell line had one deletion, another had two deletions, and the third had a translocation and two deletions (including loss of part of 9p). In comparison, both T-LL cell lines had complex chromosome changes, including most notably a rearrangement of band 14q11.2. The immunophenotypes and chromosome breakpoints showed patterns of interlock between the T-LL and T-ALL cell lines because common abnormalities occurred at six distinct chromosome sites. Cell lines with limited and specific chromosomal abnormalities are important because they can provide the basic material for molecular genetic studies that could elucidate the genetic mechanisms involved in neoplasia.

    View details for Web of Science ID A1986A373200015

    View details for PubMedID 3004618

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