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Suberoylanilide hydroxamic acid (SAHA) is a potent inhibitor of histone deacetylases (HDACs) that causes growth arrest, differentiation, and/or apoptosis of many tumor types in vitro and in vivo. SAHA is in clinical trials for the treatment of cancer. HDAC inhibitors induce the expression of less than 2% of genes in cultured cells. In this study we show(More)
Recent studies in Western populations have shown that trisomy 3 is the most frequent chromosomal abnormality in primary gastric lymphoma (PGL). To study the incidence of trisomy 3 and its implications for the pathogenesis of PGL in Hong Kong, we have applied the technique of chromosome in situ hybridization in 13 cases of PGL by using archival(More)
Histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitors can induce various transformed cells to undergo growth arrest and/or death. Suberoylanilide hydroxamic acid (SAHA) is an HDAC inhibitor which is in phase I/II clinical trials and has shown antitumor activity in hematologic and solid tumors at doses well tolerated by patients. HDAC is the target for SAHA, but the(More)
The presence of the bcl-6 gene hypermutation was studied in 40 Hong Kong Chinese patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. The primary sites of involvement were nodal in 18 cases and gastric in 22. Hypermutations at the E1.11 segment of bcl-6 gene were detectable in 16/22 (73%) primary gastric and 4/18 (22%) primary nodal lymphoma (P<0.01). Three of the(More)
The incidence of BCL-6 gene rearrangement was studied in 39 Hong Kong Chinese patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. The primary site of involvement was nodal in 18 cases and gastric in 21 cases. Clonal BCL-6 gene rearrangement was found in 17% of the patients with primary nodal and 48% with primary gastric lymphoma (p = 0.05). The clinical(More)
Histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitors can induce various transformed cells to undergo growth arrest and/or death. Suberoylanilide hydroxamic acid (SAHA) is an HDAC inhibitor which is in phase I/II clinical trials and has shown antitumor activity in hematologic and solid tumors at doses well tolerated by patients. HDAC is the target for SAHA, but the(More)
Primary gastric high-grade B-cell lymphoma (HGBL) is a special type of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. So far, the genetic features of this tumor have not been well characterized. Recently, a high incidence of BCL6 rearrangements has been detected in HGBL. However, no previous cytogenetic studies have found translocations involving the BCL6 locus (3q27) in HGBL,(More)
BACKGROUND Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection has been postulated to be a pathogenetic factor in gastric lymphoma. However, the etiological factors for gastric lymphoma could vary in different populations. MATERIALS AND METHODS We looked for histological evidence of H. pylori infection in 53 gastrectomy specimens from Hong Kong Chinese patients(More)