Elisabeth P. Nacheva

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Six immunocompetent patients with human herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6) chromosomal integration had HHV-6 and beta-globin DNA quantified in various samples by PCR. The mean HHV-6 DNA concentration (log(10) copies/milliliter) in blood was 7.0 (>/=1 HHV-6 DNA copies/leukocyte), and in serum it was 5.3 (>/=1 HHV-6 DNA copies/lysed cell). The mean HHV-6 DNA load (log(10)(More)
The myeloproliferative disorders (MPDs) are a group of pre-leukaemic disorders characterized by proliferation of one or more lineages of the myelo-erythroid series. Unlike the Philadelphia chromosome in chronic myeloid leukaemia, there is no pathognomonic chromosomal abnormality associated with the MPDs. Chromosomal abnormalities are seen in 30-40% of(More)
The myeloproliferative disorders are believed to represent clonal malignancies resulting from transformation of a pluripotent stem cell. X-inactivation patterns of peripheral blood cells have been proposed as a useful diagnostic tool but this method is limited by the finding of a clonal X-inactivation pattern in a significant proportion of normal elderly(More)
Deletion of the long arm of chromosome 20 represents the most common chromosomal abnormality associated with the myeloproliferative disorders (MPDs) and is also found in other myeloid malignancies including myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) and acute myeloid leukaemia (AML). Previous studies have identified a common deleted region (CDR) spanning approximately(More)
We identified a stem cell donor with chromosomally integrated human herpesvirus (HHV)-6 and monitored the recipient for HHV-6 after transplantation. The appearance and subsequent increase in HHV-6 load paralleled engraftment and an increase in white blood cell count. Fluorescent in situ hybridization analysis showed integrated HHV-6 on chromosome band(More)
The expression of the chimeric BCR/ABL1 fusion gene resulting from t(9;22)(q34;q11) in chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) is necessary for malignant transformation, but not sufficient to maintain disease progression. The appearance of various chromosomal and molecular alterations in the accelerated and terminal phase of CML is well documented, but evidence(More)
The hallmark of chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) is the BCR-ABL fusion gene, which is usually formed as a result of the t(9;22) translocation. Patients with CML show considerable heterogeneity both in their presenting clinical features and in the time taken for evolution to blast crisis. In this study, metaphase fluorescence in situ hybridization showed that(More)
A chromosomal translocation t(11;14) (p15;q11) is described in a human acute T-cell leukaemia of immature phenotype (CD3-, CD4-, CD8-). The translocation occurs at a T-cell receptor joining J delta segment, 12 kb upstream of the constant C delta gene and 98 kb upstream of the C alpha gene at chromosome band 14q11. Nucleotide sequencing shows that both J(More)
Chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) results from the neoplastic transformation of a haematopoietic stem cell. The hallmark genetic abnormality of CML is a chimeric BCR/ABL1 fusion gene resulting from the Philadelphia chromosome rearrangement t(9;22)(q34;q11). Clinical and laboratory studies indicate that the BCR/ABL1 fusion protein is essential for(More)
Chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) is characterized by formation of the BCR-ABL fusion gene, usually as a consequence of the Philadelphia (Ph) translocation between chromosomes 9 and 22. Large deletions on the derivative chromosome 9 have recently been reported, but it was unclear whether deletions arose during disease progression or at the time of the Ph(More)