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The pathogenesis of prion diseases, a class of transmissible fatal neurodegenerative diseases in humans and animals, is still unclear. The aim of this study was to identify the differentially regulated genes that correlate with the development of prion diseases for a better understanding of their pathological mechanisms. We employed Affymetrix Mouse(More)
The karyotype is so far the most important prognostic parameter in acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Molecular mutations have been analyzed to subdivide AML with normal karyotype into prognostic subsets. The aim of this study was to develop a prognostic model for the entire AML cohort solely based on molecular markers. One thousand patients with cytogenetic(More)
We analyzed a large cohort of 1160 untreated CLL patients for novel genetic markers (SF3B1, NOTCH1, FBXW7, MYD88, XPO1) in the context of molecular, immunophenotypic and cytogenetic data. NOTCH1 mutations (mut) (12.3%), SF3B1mut (9.0%) and TP53mut (7.1%) were more frequent than XPO1mut (3.4%), FBXW7mut (2.5%) and MYD88mut (1.5%). SF3B1mut, NOTCH1mut,(More)
To explore mechanisms contributing to the clinical heterogeneity of systemic mastocytosis (SM) and to suboptimal responses to diverse therapies, we analyzed 39 KIT D816V mutated patients with indolent SM (n = 10), smoldering SM (n = 2), SM with associated clonal hematologic nonmast cell lineage disorder (SM-AHNMD, n = 5), and aggressive SM (n = 15) or mast(More)
Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) with a complex aberrant karyotype is a distinct biological entity. It is characterized by: (1) a sharp increase in incidence above age 50; (2) a characteristic pattern of chromosomal gain and, especially, loss, that is, of 5q14q33, 7q32q35, and 17p13, translating into reduced expression of genes in these regions; (3) a unique(More)
PURPOSE The Microarray Innovations in Leukemia study assessed the clinical utility of gene expression profiling as a single test to subtype leukemias into conventional categories of myeloid and lymphoid malignancies. METHODS The investigation was performed in 11 laboratories across three continents and included 3,334 patients. An exploratory retrospective(More)
BACKGROUND Flow cytometry (FC) is a standard method for diagnosing and subclassifying acute myeloid (AML) and acute lymphoblastic (ALL) leukemias and allows the analysis of cell surface and intracellular proteins. In the future, diagnostic procedures may include oligonucleotide microarray analysis (MA) to detect expression patterns of large numbers of(More)
We performed microarray analyses in AML with trisomies 8 (n=12), 11 (n=7), 13 (n=7), monosomy 7 (n=9), and deletion 5q (n=7) as sole changes to investigate whether genomic gains and losses translate into altered expression levels of genes located in the affected chromosomal regions. Controls were 104 AML with normal karyotype. In subgroups with trisomy, the(More)