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Here we report a high-resolution fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) analysis of the integrated Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) genome in chromosomes, decondensed interphase nuclear chromatin, and linearly extended chromatin fibers. We analyzed the EBV DNA integrated into the human genome in the well-characterized Burkitt's lymphoma cell line Namalwa, which(More)
Expression of ALK protein by lymphoid cells and the description of variant anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) translocations have typically been restricted to cases of T-cell and null anaplastic large-cell lymphoma (ALCL). All such cases result from a novel fusion created by the ALK gene on chromosome 2p23 and NPM on 5q35 or other variant translocation(More)
A 54-year-old male presented with a spontaneous peroneal nerve palsy and a diagnosis of monophasic synovial sarcoma (SS) was rendered by histologic examination. Cytogenetic analysis revealed a complex abnormal karyotype without evidence of the typical t(X;18)(p11;q11) associated with SS. Subsequent reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction analysis(More)
In the practice of clinical genetics chromosomal aneuploidy in both mosaic and nonmosaic forms has long been recognized as a cause of abnormal prenatal and postnatal development. Traditionally, cytogenetic analysis of cultured lymphocytes has been used as a standard test for detection of constitutional aneuploidies. As lymphocytes represent only one(More)
Regional deletions of 6q are frequent karyotypic alterations in malignant lymphoma and are associated with an adverse clinical outcome. One such region of recurrent deletion is 6q16-q21; however, the specific genes affected have not been identified. Our objective in this study was to identify cases with deletion of 6q16-q21 in follicular lymphoma and to(More)
Rearrangements of the neuregulin (NRG1) gene have been implicated in breast carcinoma oncogenesis. To determine the frequency and clinical significance of NRG1 aberrations in clinical breast tumors, a breast cancer tissue microarray was screened for NRG1 aberrations by fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH) using a two-color split-apart probe combination(More)
B-cell leukaemia or lymphoma with a combination of t(8;14)(q24;q32) of Burkitt leukaemia/lymphoma and t(14;18)(q32;q21) of follicular lymphoma may present clinically as de novo acute lymphoblastic leukaemia or transformation of follicular lymphoma to aggressive histology diffuse lymphoma. A number of cell lines have been reported with a complex t(8;14;18)(More)
Intravascular lymphoma (IVL) is a rare neoplastic disease characterized by the presence of large malignant lymphoid cells in small vessels. It is often diagnosed at autopsy. Clinical manifestations are typically neurologic and dermatologic. Karyotypic abnormalities have been described in a small number of cases and have revealed complex alterations in the(More)
In order fully to identify secondary chromosomal alterations, such as duplications, additions and marker chromosomes that remained unresolved by G banding, 60 cases of t(14;18)-positive follicular lymphoma (FL) were analysed by multicolour karyotyping techniques [multicolour fluorescence in situ hybridization (MFISH)/multicolour banding for chromosome 1(More)