Martin Trbušek

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ing factor twice a day for five consecutive days under dasatinib therapy. On day 5, the peripheral blood CD34þ cell concentration was 54.8/mm. Apheresis was carried out using a Cobe Spectra cell separator (Gambro BCT, Stokholm, Sweden), and a cellular product containing 6.86 10 nucleated cells/kg, 5.55 10 CD34þ cells/kg and 173.3 10 granulocytemacrophage(More)
The TP53 mutation profile in chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and the correlation of TP53 mutations with allele status or associated molecular genetics are currently unknown. We performed a large mutation analysis of TP53 at four centers and characterized the pattern of TP53 mutations in CLL. We report on 268 mutations in 254 patients with CLL. Missense(More)
Recent evidence suggests that - in addition to 17p deletion - TP53 mutation is an independent prognostic factor in chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). Data from retrospective analyses and prospective clinical trials show that ∼5% of untreated CLL patients with treatment indication have a TP53 mutation in the absence of 17p deletion. These patients have a(More)
In chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), the worst prognosis is associated with TP53 defects with the affected patients being potentially directed to alternative treatment. Therapy administration was shown to drive the selection of new TP53 mutations in CLL. Using ultra-deep next-generation sequencing (NGS), we performed a detailed analysis of TP53 mutations'(More)
Galactosemia is a metabolic disorder caused by a defect in the galactose-1-phosphate uridyltransferase (GALT) enzyme. In previous studies, we have shown that the presence of a deletion in the 5′ upstream (promoter) region of the GALT gene is associated with the Duarte (D2) allele. In the present study, by using a promoter fusion assay we provide direct(More)
ATM abnormalities are frequent in chronic lymphocytic leukemia and represent an important prognostic factor. Sole 11q deletion does not result in ATM inactivation by contrast to biallelic defects involving mutations. Therefore, the analysis of ATM mutations and their functional impact is crucial. In this study, we analyzed ATM mutations in predominantly(More)
Abnormalities of the TP53 gene are associated with a particularly severe prognosis in patients with B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia (B-CLL). This tumor-suppressor is mostly inactivated by the deletion of one and point mutation of the other allele and has not been previously shown to be hypermutated in B-CLL. We identified two patients whose lymphocytes(More)
OBJECTIVES Abnormalities of the TP53 or ATM, cooperating tumor-suppressor genes, significantly worsen the treatment options for chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) patients. Although the aberrations seem to be mutually exclusive in this leukemia, inactivation of the former gene leads to worse prognosis. We tested the in vitro sensitivity of the CLL samples(More)
The ATM-p53 DNA damage response pathway plays a crucial role in chemoresistance in chronic lymphocytic leukemia, as indicated by the adverse prognostic impact of deletions of 17p (locus of TP53) and 11q (locus of ATM) detected by fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) analysis. In addition to deletions, mutations in these respective genes are also(More)