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LAP2beta is an integral membrane protein of the nuclear envelope involved in chromatin and nuclear architecture. Using the yeast two-hybrid system, we have cloned a novel LAP2beta-binding protein, mGCL, which contains a BTB/POZ domain and is the mouse homologue of the Drosophila germ-cell-less (GCL) protein. In Drosophila embryos, GCL was shown to be(More)
Thymopoietins (Tmpos) are a group of ubiquitously expressed nuclear proteins, with sequence homology to lamina-associated polypeptide 2 (LAP2). Here we report the isolation and characterization of seven mouse Tmpo mRNA transcripts named Tmpo alpha, beta, beta', gamma, epsilon, delta, and zeta. The alpha, beta, and gamma Tmpo cDNA clones are the mouse(More)
Tumorigenesis has been shown to proceed through a series of genetic alterations involving protooncogenes and tumor suppressor genes. However, the investigation of genomic instability of microsatellites has disclosed a new mechanism for human carcinogenesis, which is involved not only in hereditary nonpolyposis colon cancer (HNPCC) but in a number of other(More)
Congenital hemolytic anemia associated with pyrimidine 5'-nucleotidase deficiency is reported in two siblings. Both have had moderate chronic hemolytic anemia, splenomegaly, and jaundice since early infancy. The peripheral blood smear is characterized by striking red cell basophilic stippling. As this feature has been found in all previously reported cases,(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to evaluate the kinetics of molecular response in chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) patients treated with imatinib and to compare between the fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH), multiplex and real-time quantitative RT-PCR (RQ-PCR) methods with this respect. METHODS Molecular follow-up was carried out on 24 CML(More)
Adenosine deaminase (adenosine aminophydrolase, ADA) activity was found to be low in lymphocytes of chronic lymphatic leukaemia (CLL) patients compared to normal lymphocytes. This was determined on 42 controls and 49 CLL patients. The mean activity in normal lymphocytes was found to be 4.35 +/- 3.34 mumol/h/10(8) cells while in CLL cells it was 2.45 +/-(More)
Mutations in the p53 gene are the most common genetic alterations found in human malignancies. In this study, a search was done for mutations in the conserved regions of the p53 gene in malignant mesotheliomas. Thirteen malignant mesotheliomas collected over the preceding 12 yr and maintained in paraffin blocks were examined by polymerase chain reaction(More)
The Ph1 chromosome has rarely been reported in T-lineage acute lymphoblastic leukemia (T-ALL), and the clinical relevance of this translocation in T-ALL is currently unknown. In chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) some data indicate derivation of T-cells from the leukemic clone and only a few cases of T-derived blastic crisis have been reported and quite(More)
A rare case of CNS Burkitt's lymphoma presenting as acute Guillain-Barré syndrome is presented. A 6-year-old previously healthy female presented with acute onset of limb and truncal weakness, involvement of ocular and bulbar nerves, and areflexia. The clinical diagnosis of Guillain-Barré syndrome prompted treatment with intravenous gammaglobulin with no(More)
Spectral karyotyping (SKY) is based on the simultaneous hybridization of a set of 24 chromosome-specific DNA painting probes, each labeled with a different fluor combination. Automatic classification, based on the measurement of the spectrum for each chromosome, was applied to metaphases obtained from the affected bone marrow of a neuroblastoma case.(More)