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BACKGROUND The mutational status of immunoglobulin heavy-chain variable-region (IgVH) genes in the leukemic cells of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is an important prognostic factor in the disease. We investigated whether the expression of ZAP-70 by CLL cells correlated with the IgVH mutational status, disease progression, and survival. METHODS The(More)
Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL), the most frequent leukaemia in adults in Western countries, is a heterogeneous disease with variable clinical presentation and evolution. Two major molecular subtypes can be distinguished, characterized respectively by a high or low number of somatic hypermutations in the variable region of immunoglobulin genes. The(More)
Mantle-cell lymphoma (MCL) is a mature B-cell lymphoma with an aggressive course and generally poor prognosis. Conventional chemotherapy has little efficacy. Bortezomib is a novel, reversible, and highly specific proteasome inhibitor that appears as a new hope for MCL treatment. We have analyzed the in vitro sensitivity to bortezomib in 4 MCL cell lines and(More)
CpG island hypermethylation and global genomic hypomethylation are common epigenetic features of cancer cells. Less attention has been focused on histone modifications in cancer cells. We characterized post-translational modifications to histone H4 in a comprehensive panel of normal tissues, cancer cell lines and primary tumors. Using immunodetection,(More)
Here we perform whole-exome sequencing of samples from 105 individuals with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), the most frequent leukemia in adults in Western countries. We found 1,246 somatic mutations potentially affecting gene function and identified 78 genes with predicted functional alterations in more than one tumor sample. Among these genes, SF3B1,(More)
We studied the impact of driver mutations of JAK2, CALR, (calreticulin gene) or MPL on clinical course, leukemic transformation, and survival of patients with primary myelofibrosis (PMF). Of the 617 subjects studied, 399 (64.7%) carried JAK2 (V617F), 140 (22.7%) had a CALR exon 9 indel, 25 (4.0%) carried an MPL (W515) mutation, and 53 (8.6%) had nonmutated(More)
To analyze the relationship between immunophenotyping profile and main clinicopathological features and outcome in diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL), we studied 128 patients (59 men, 69 women; median age 65 years) consecutively diagnosed with de novo DLBCL in a single institution. Cells from each patient were immunostained with CD20, CD79a, CD5, CD10,(More)
Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) has heterogeneous clinical and biological behavior. Whole-genome and -exome sequencing has contributed to the characterization of the mutational spectrum of the disease, but the underlying transcriptional profile is still poorly understood. We have performed deep RNA sequencing in different subpopulations of normal(More)
PURPOSE To study the main clinicobiologic features, response, and outcome of patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) according to the primary site, lymph node, or different extranodal organs of the disease. PATIENTS AND METHODS We included 382 patients consecutively diagnosed with DLBCL in a single institution during a 13-year period.(More)
Mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) is a well-defined lymphoid malignancy characterized by a rapid clinical evolution and poor response to current therapeutic protocols. The genetic and molecular mechanisms involved in its pathogenesis combine the dysregulation of cell proliferation and survival pathways with a high level of chromosome instability that seems related(More)