Maryvonne Busson-Le Coniat

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The most frequent oncogenic activation events characterized in childhood T acute lymphoblastic leukemia (T-ALL) result in the transcriptional activation of genes coding for transcription factors. The main genes are TAL1/SCL, a member of the basic region helix-loop-helix gene family, and HOX11L2, a member of the homeobox-containing protein family. To gain(More)
The TEL/ETV6 gene is located at 12p13 and encodes a member of the ETS family of transcription factors. Translocated ETS leukemia (TEL) is frequently involved in chromosomal translocations in human malignancies, usually resulting in the expression of fusion proteins between the amino-terminal part of TEL and either unrelated transcription factors or protein(More)
Cytogenetic and fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) analysis of 10 patients with various hematopoietic malignancies revealed the presence of dicentric chromosomes or pericentric chromosome rearrangements. Dicentrics were only ascertained by FISH studies in six patients. Two types of pericentric chromosome rearrangements have been observed: 'classical'(More)
Using fluorescence in situ hybridization analysis, breakpoints involving the long arm of chromosome 1 (1q) were localized in 36 patients with various hematopoietic disorders and rearrangements of the proximal part of 1q, as ascertained with banding techniques. The breakpoint was localized within the satellite II (sat II) domain in 14 patients with various(More)
The MLL gene, located on chromosome band 11q23 is fused to different partner genes as a result of various chromosomal translocations in hematopoietic malignancies. A t(1;11) (q21;q23) resulting in a MLL-AF1q fusion gene has previously been reported. Cytogenetic studies on six cases are reported, including one three-way translocation. FISH analysis using a(More)
Fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) studies were performed in three cases of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) with marker chromosomes to analyze the contribution of chromosome 21 in these markers. FISH with a chromosome 21 painting probe confirmed that chromosome 21 was involved in all three cases. FISH with YAC probes showed that the number of(More)
Translocation t(1;22)(p13;q13) is associated with a peculiar subtype of acute megakaryocytic leukemia (M7) occurring in infants. We have recently characterized a fusion gene, OTT-MAL, resulting from this translocation. We now report three additional cases and show that this gene fusion is present in all five t(1;22) cases studied to date. Nucleotide(More)
The constitutive androstane receptor (CAR, NR1I3) transcriptionally activates cytochrome P450 2B6, 2C9, and 3A4 when activated by xenobiotics, such as phenobarbital. Information on the human CAR promoter was obtained by searching the NCBI human genome database. A contig (NT026945) corresponding to a fragment of chromosome 1q21 was found to contain the(More)
Chromosome studies were carried out in long-term (142 and 184 d) human lymphocyte in vitro cultures in order to investigate the cytogenetic status of aging lymphocytes. The female donors were subdivided into three subgroups according to their age: 20-40 year-old (three individuals), 70-90 year-old (five persons), and centenarians (three persons). Besides(More)
Cytogenetic study of a young child with acute megakaryocytic leukaemia (AML-M7) has shown a karyotype with 49-50 chromosomes with one and two acquired extra chromosomes 21. Fluorescence in situ hybridization detected a minor clone with translocation t(1;21) and loss of a part of chromosome band 1p36. Trisomy and polysomy 21 are not uncommon in AML-M7. A(More)