Valia S. Lestou

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Joal Hill I read with interest the debate about for-profi t versus non-profi t institutional review boards (IRBs) [1], but was disappointed that no one addressed the ability (or inability) of for-profi t IRBs to review studies with the local context of research subjects in mind and then monitor what actually occurs during the consent process throughout the(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)
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)
Fetal growth is a complex and dynamic process regulated by a large number of interactive factors of fetal, maternal, and placental origin. As a result, any abnormality of fetal growth has a complex multifactorial pathogenesis. It has been estimated that about 50% of intrauterine fetal growth is determined by fetal genes. Maternal disease, her nutritional(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)
Aberrations of chromosomal bands 1p36 and 1q11-q23 are among the most common chromosomal alterations in non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). In this study, 16 cases of NHL showing recurrent unbalanced translocation t(1;1)(p36;q11-23) by G-band analysis were selected for further analysis. To delineate the exact breakpoints, multicolor band analysis for chromosome 1(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)
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)
Detection of confined placental mosaicism (CPM) in term placental tissues is usually accomplished by conventional cytogenetic analysis of cultured chorionic stroma and direct preparations from trophoblast or, more recently, by fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) on interphase nuclei. In this study, we describe the use of comparative genomic(More)
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)