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Since the initial description of splenic marginal zone lymphoma (SMZL) in 1992, an increasing number of publications have dealt with multiple aspects of SMZL diagnosis, molecular pathogenesis and treatment. This process has identified multiple inconsistencies in the diagnostic criteria and lack of clear guidelines for the staging and treatment. The authors(More)
We have studied 19 cases of splenic marginal zone B-cell lymphoma (SMZBCL) combining cytological features, conventional cytogenetics, and in situ hybridization (ISH) techniques. A clonal chromosome abnormality was found in 11/19 patients (58%). The more frequent recurrent abnormalities were: del(3), del (7q), and involvement of chromosomes 1, 3, 7 and 8. No(More)
Identifying the molecular mechanisms responsible for the resistance of gliomas to anticancer treatments is an issue of great therapeutic interest. Δ(9)-Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the major active ingredient of marijuana, and other cannabinoids inhibit tumor growth in animal models of cancer, including glioma, an effect that relies, at least in part, on the(More)
The recognition and classification of the different varieties of splenic low-grade B-cell lymphomas have been hampered by the rarity of histological studies of surgical splenectomy specimens of B-cell lymphoma. In an effort to characterize the recently described splenic marginal zone lymphoma (SMZL), we conducted a survey of 13 patients with this type of(More)
Marginal zone B-cell lymphomas (MZLs) have been divided into 3 distinct subtypes (extranodal MZLs of mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue [MALT] type, nodal MZLs, and splenic MZLs). Nevertheless, the relationship between the subtypes is still unclear. We performed a comprehensive analysis of genomic DNA copy number changes in a very large series of MZL cases(More)
Alterations in the genome that lead to changes in DNA sequence copy number are a characteristic of Glioblastomas (GBs). Microarray-based comparative genomic hybridization (array-CGH) is a high-throughput technology that allows the hybridization of genomic DNA onto conventional cDNA microarrays, normally used in expression profiling, to analyze genomic copy(More)
Polo-like kinases (Plks) are characterized by the presence of a specific domain, known as the polo box (PBD), involved in protein-protein interactions. Plk1 to Plk4 are involved in centrosome biology as well as the regulation of mitosis, cytokinesis, and cell cycle checkpoints in response to genotoxic stress. We have analyzed here the new member of the(More)
BACKGROUND Systemic mast cell activation disorders (MCADs) are characterized by severe and systemic mast cell (MC) mediators-related symptoms frequently associated with increased serum baseline tryptase (sBt). OBJECTIVE To analyze the clinical, biological, and molecular characteristics of adult patients presenting with systemic MC activation(More)
Cutaneous CD4 small/medium-sized pleomorphic T-cell lymphoma (CSTCL) is a cutaneous T-cell lymphoma defined by a predominance of small-to-medium-sized CD4 pleomorphic T cells, with a favorable clinical course. Cases are also characterized by the presence of a rich infiltrate of reactive B cells. Recently, it has been reported that follicular helper T cells(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Splenic marginal zone B-cell lymphoma (SMZBCL) has clinical, immunophenotypic and histologic features distinct from other B-cell malignancies, but few chromosome studies have been previously reported. In the present study we performed conventional cytogenetics and in situ hybridization studies in 47 patients with SMZBCL. DESIGN(More)