A. R. M. von Bergh

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Structural chromosome abnormalities in spermatozoa represent an important category of paternally transmittable genetic damage. A couple was referred to our centre because of repetitive abortions and the man was found to be a carrier of a reciprocal translocation t(3;11)(q27.3;q24.3). A tailored fluorescence in situ hybridisation (FISH) approach was(More)
We retrospectively evaluated reticulin fiber density (RFD) in 166 diagnostic bone marrow (BM) biopsies and 62 biopsies obtained at treatment day 29 from children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). Patients with B-cell precursor (BCP)-ALL showed higher RFD as compared to patients with T-cell ALL (P<0.001). RFD correlated negatively with white blood(More)
To study bacterial 16S RNA in archival prostate samples from 352 patients with benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH) and evaluate whether the presence of bacterial DNA was different in those who later developed prostate cancer (n = 171) and in the matched controls that did not progress to cancer (n = 181). 16S DNA PCR followed by cloning and sequencing the(More)
In chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), the microenvironment influences gene expression patterns; however, knowledge is limited regarding the extent to which methylation changes with time and exposure to specific microenvironments. Using high-resolution 450K arrays, we provide the most comprehensive DNA methylation study of CLL to date, analyzing paired(More)
sian cohort developed a significant difference in age of onset (84.025 vs 63.346 months, and P1⁄4 0.0455, respectively) and the black cohort emerged with the most significant difference in age of onset (96.4 vs 58.444 months, and P1⁄4 0.0226). The Hispanic cohort failed to develop a significant relationship between MDM2 polymorphism status and age of(More)
The t(4;11) translocation is the cytogenetic hallmark of a subset of acute lymphoblastic leukemias characterized by pro-B immunophenotype and a dismal prognosis. This translocation fuses the MLL gene on chromosome band 11q23 and the AF4 gene on 4q21, resulting in the expression of fusion transcripts from both translocated chromosomes. The MLL-AF4 chimeric(More)
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