Patricia Pérez-Vera

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This study was conducted to determine the frequency of the most common fusion genes in Mexican pediatric patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). Molecular analysis using RT-PCR was carried out in 53-blood samples: 52 patients with de novo ALL and one with relapsed ALL. The ETV6-RUNX1 fusion was found in 7 cases (13.5%), BCR-ABL fusion was detected(More)
BACKGROUND For a child to develop acute leukaemia (AL), environmental exposure may not be sufficient: interaction with a susceptibility factor to the disease, such as Down syndrome (DS), may also be necessary. We assessed whether breastfeeding and early infection were associated with the risk of developing AL in children with DS. METHODS Children with DS(More)
Bone marrow samples from children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia were analyzed for the expression of RUNX1a/b/c isoforms. Obtained patterns were associated with genetic abnormalities and the expression of the RUNX1 regulated gene BLK. RUNX1c was present in all patients, but the expected over-expression of RUNX1a was not observed. Over-expression of total(More)
B cell development starts in bone marrow with the commitment of hematopoietic progenitors to the B cell lineage. In murine models, the IL-7 and preBCR receptors, and the signaling pathways and transcription factors that they regulate, control commitment and maintenance along the B cell pathway. E2A, EBF1, PAX5, and Ikaros are among the most important(More)
Hodgkin's disease has been treated mainly with two chemotherapy schedules, MOPP (nitrogen mustard, Oncovin, procarbazine and prednisone), which includes alkylating agents, and ABVD (adriamycin, bleomycin, vinblastine and dacarbazine), which includes topoisomerase II inhibitors, either with or without radiation therapy. Due to the types of agents used,(More)
We report on a Mexican boy with microcephaly, short stature, and a high frequency of chromosome aberrations with rearrangements involving chromosomes 7 and 14, typical of ataxia telangiectasia (AT) patients. He had neither ataxia nor telangiectasia, and his immunological status and serum alpha feto protein (AFP) level were normal. Bleomycin(More)
Advances in cancer treatment have led to an increase in patient survival. However, exposure to genotoxic chemotherapeutic agents and ionizing radiation may induce persistent genetic damage in cancer survivors. In this study, we detected genomic instability in chromosomes of peripheral blood lymphocytes from Hodgkin lymphoma patients, 2-17 years after MOPP(More)
Trisomy 14 mosaicism is a rare chromosomal abnormality. It is associated with multiple congenital anomalies. We report a 15 year-old female with an unusual karyotype with three cell lines: 47,XX,+mar/47,XX,+14/46,XX. At six months old she had short stature, cleft palate, hyperpigmented linear spots in arms and legs and developmental delay. At present, she(More)
RUNX1 over-representation is present in children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Although these cases have been related with poor outcome, not all reports describe patient follow-up. To understand its associated clinical features and prognosis, we report on 14 children with ALL and RUNX1 over-representation with laboratory data and outcomes compared to(More)
BACKGROUND Cytogenetic studies in acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) have identified numerical and structural chromosomal abnormalities related to the disease's pathophysiologic characteristics. These findings correlate with prognosis and response to treatment in ALL patients. The purpose of this study was to define the frequency of chromosomal(More)