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Pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) comprises genetically distinct subtypes. However, 25% of cases still lack defined genetic hallmarks. To identify genomic aberrancies in childhood ALL patients nonclassifiable by conventional methods, we performed a single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP) array-based genomic analysis of leukemic cells from 29 cases.(More)
PURPOSE Imatinib (Glivec) is a potent inhibitor of bcr/abl, an oncogenic fusion protein that causes chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML). alpha1 acid glycoprotein (AGP) binds to imatinib with high affinity and inhibits imatinib activity in vitro and in vivo in an animal model. A pharmacokinetics analysis of imatinib was undertaken in CML patients. (More)
Imatinib mesylate (imatinib) inhibits Bcr/Abl, an oncogenic fusion protein. The in vitro effects of imatinib on BCR/ABL+ leukemic cells include inhibition of Bcr/Abl tyrosine phosphorylation, block of proliferation, and induction of apoptosis. The in vivo effects of imatinib were evaluated in 12 CML (chronic myeloid leukemia) patients in blast crisis or(More)
The same FLT3-internal tandem duplication (ITD) positive clone was detected at diagnosis and relapse, but not at birth, in a child with M1 acute myeloid leukemia. Single nucleotide polymorphism arrays demonstrated that chromosome 13 acquired uniparental disomy, in association with del(9q), represented a progressive event in the course of the disease, and it(More)
CD56 is expressed in 15-20% of acute myeloid leukaemias (AML) and is associated with extramedullary diffusion, multidrug resistance and poor prognosis. We describe the establishment and characterisation of a novel disseminated model of AML (AML-NS8), generated by injection into mice of leukaemic blasts freshly isolated from a patient with an aggressive(More)
The pathogenesis of infant acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is still not well defined. Short latency to leukemia and very high concordance rate for ALL in Mixed-Lineage Leukemia (MLL)-positive infant twins suggest that the MLL rearrangement itself could be sufficient for overt leukemia. Attempts to generate a suitable mouse model for MLL-AF4-positive ALL(More)
Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) in infants is characterized by a high frequency of MLL gene rearrangements. By contrast, the t(12;21) ETV6-RUNX1 fusion gene is typically detected in children older than 2 years. In a series of Brazilian infant leukemia cases, however, four younger cases harbored ETV6-RUNX1, at ages 2, 3, 5, and 7 months. This finding(More)