María Eugenia Sarasquete

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Specific microRNA (miRNA) signatures have been associated with different cytogenetic subtypes in acute leukemias. This finding prompted us to investigate potential associations between genetic abnormalities in multiple myeloma (MM) and singular miRNA expression profiles. Moreover, global gene expression profiling was also analyzed to find correlated miRNA(More)
We evaluated the MYD88 L265P mutation in Waldenström’s macroglobulinemia (WM) and B-cell lymphoproliferative disorders by specific polymerase chain reaction (PCR) (sensitivity ∼10−3). No mutation was seen in normal donors, while it was present in 101/117 (86%) WM patients, 27/31 (87%) IgM monoclonal gammapathies of uncertain significance (MGUS), 3/14 (21%)(More)
BACKGROUND Internal tandem duplications of the FLT3 gene (FLT3-ITDs) are frequent in patients with acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL), however its clinical impact remains controversial. DESIGN AND METHODS We analyzed the prognostic significance of FLT3-ITD mutant level and size, as well as FLT3-D835 point mutations, PML-RARalpha expression and other(More)
The PI3/AKT pathway is up-regulated in acute myeloid leukemia (AML), but its prognostic relevance in cytogenetically normal AML (CN-AML) is unclear. We evaluated RNA levels of AKT and two downstream substrates (FOXO3a-p27) in 110 de novo CN-AML, included in the Spanish PETHEMA therapeutic protocols. Patients with high FOXO3a gene expression displayed(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Minimal residual disease (MRD) studies are useful in multiple myeloma (MM). However, the definition of the best technique and clinical utility are still unresolved issues. The aim of this study was to analyze and compare the clinical utility of MRD studies in MM with two different techniques: allelic-specific oligonucleotide(More)
BACKGROUND The gene for preferentially expressed antigen of melanoma (PRAME) has been shown to be over-expressed in acute promyelocytic leukemia, but its actual incidence and clinical impact are still unknown. DESIGN AND METHODS We studied PRAME expression at diagnosis using real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction in 125 patients with acute(More)
MicroRNA have been demonstrated to be deregulated in multiple myeloma. We have previously reported that miR-214 is down-regulated in multiple myeloma compared to in normal plasma cells. The functional role of miR-214 in myeloma pathogenesis was explored by transfecting myeloma cell lines with synthetic microRNA followed by gene expression profiling.(More)
We have explored the potential role of genetics in the development of osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ) in multiple myeloma (MM) patients under bisphosphonate therapy. A genome-wide association study was performed using 500 568 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in 2 series of homogeneously treated MM patients, one with ONJ (22 MM cases) and another(More)
The frequencies of human leukocyte antigen (HLA) class I and class II specificities and haplotypic associations were determined in 1940 unrelated donors from Castilla y León and compared with other Iberian, Mediterranean and European populations. Specificities were determined using polymerase chain reaction reverse sequence-specific oligonucleotide or(More)
Genetic events mediating transformation from premalignant monoclonal gammopathies (MG) to multiple myeloma (MM) are unknown. To obtain a comprehensive genomic profile of MG from the early to late stages, we performed high-resolution analysis of purified plasma cells from 20 MGUS, 20 smoldering MM (SMM) and 34 MM by high-density 6.0 SNP array. A progressive(More)