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Primary lymphomas of the CNS (PCNSLs) show molecular features of the late germinal center exit B-cell phenotype and are impaired in their terminal differentiation as indicated by a lack of immunoglobulin class switching. Because the positive regulatory domain I protein with ZNF domain (PRDM1/BLIMP1) is a master regulator of terminal B-cell differentiation(More)
PURPOSE B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia (B-CLL) is characterized by the accumulation of monoclonal mature B cells. The G protein Galphas subunit has been linked to proapoptotic processes in cancer cell lines. The TT genotype of the GNAS1 T393C polymorphism is associated with increased Galphas transcript levels and a more favorable clinical course in(More)
Recent studies point to a role of nuclear factor (NF)-kappaB signaling in a subset of diffuse large B cell lymphomas. We have analyzed the expression of 21 genes encoding NF-kappaB family members, upstream modulators, and targets in 32 primary central nervous system lymphomas (PCNSLs) by quantitative reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR).(More)
Forkhead box P1 (FOXP1) protein is a transcription factor involved in cell signaling and regulation of gene expression. The overexpression of FOXP1 in a subgroup of systemic diffuse large B-cell lymphomas has been associated with an exceptionally poor clinical outcome. Data on FOXP1 expression in primary central nervous system lymphomas (PCNSL), that is,(More)
It is controversially discussed whether human IgM(+)IgD(+)CD27(+) B cells, which carry somatically mutated Ig variable region (IgV) genes, are derived from germinal centres (GC) B cells or originate from another developmental pathway. GC composed of IgM(+)IgD(+) B cells, which co-express the CD70 surface marker, have been described in approximately 10% of(More)
Up to 40% of Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) cases are associated with the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). Clonal viral genomes can be found in the HL tumor cells, the Hodgkin Reed-Sternberg cells (HRS). The latent infection results in expression of the viral oncogenes LMP1 and LMP2A which contribute to generate the particular phenotype of the HRS cells. EBV does not only(More)
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