Christian Bastard

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In a European BIOMED-2 collaborative study, multiplex PCR assays have successfully been developed and standardized for the detection of clonally rearranged immunoglobulin (Ig) and T-cell receptor (TCR) genes and the chromosome aberrations t(11;14) and t(14;18). This has resulted in 107 different primers in only 18 multiplex PCR tubes: three VH-JH, two(More)
Loss-of-function mutations affecting one or both copies of the Ten-Eleven-translocation (TET)2 gene have been described in various human myeloid malignancies. We report that inactivation of Tet2 in mouse perturbs both early and late steps of hematopoiesis including myeloid and lymphoid differentiation in a cell-autonomous manner, endows the cells with(More)
Most chromosomal translocations in myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) and acute myeloid leukemia (AML) involve oncogenes that are either up-regulated or form part of new chimeric genes. The t(2;11)(p21;q23) translocation has been cloned in 19 cases of MDS and AML. In addition to this, we have shown that this translocation is associated with a strong(More)
Much has been learned regarding the biology and clinical implications of genetic abnormalities in multiple myeloma. Because of recent advances in the field, an International Workshop was held in Paris in february of 2003. This summary describes the consensus recommendations arising from that meeting with special emphasis on novel genetic observations. For(More)
Acute myeloid leukemias (AMLs) carrying inv(16)/t(16;16) chromosomal abnormalities are associated with a good prognosis. However, studies of this AML subtype have been hampered by the few number of patients reported, frequently collectively considered with those with AML carrying the t(8;21) translocation. We performed a retrospective study in 110 patients(More)
Abnormalities of chromosome 1q21 are common in B-cell malignancies and have been associated with a poor response to therapy. The nature of the involved gene(s) on chromosome 1q21 remains unknown. A cell line (CEMO-1) has recently been established from a patient with precursor-B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), which exhibited a t(1;14)(q21;q32). To(More)
We have previously shown that the LAZ3/BCL6 gene encoding a potential transcription factor, is disrupted in B-diffuse large cell non-Hodgkin's lymphomas (NHL) with 3q27 chromosomal abnormalities involving the immunoglobulin (IG) genes. However, LAZ3 rearrangement also occurs in NHL bearing 3q27 translocations without involvement of the IG genes: for example(More)
We have shown previously that chromosomal translocations involving chromosome 3q27 and immunoglobulin gene regions are the third most common specific translocations in non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL). We now report the isolation of a gene that is disrupted in two cases by t(3;14) and t(3;4) translocations. The gene (LAZ3) encodes a 79 kDa protein containing(More)
We report on the characteristics of 21 patients with hepatosplenic T-cell lymphoma (HS TCL), an entity recognized since 1994 in the Revised European American Lymphoma (REAL) classification. Median age was 34 years. Patients had splenomegaly (n 21), hepatomegaly (n 15), and thrombocytopenia (n 20). Histopathologic findings were homogeneous and showed the(More)
Peripheral T cell lymphomas (PTCLs) are a heterogeneous and poorly understood group of non-Hodgkin lymphomas. Here we combined whole-exome sequencing of 12 tumor-normal DNA pairs, RNA sequencing analysis and targeted deep sequencing to identify new genetic alterations in PTCL transformation. These analyses identified highly recurrent epigenetic factor(More)