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Proper regulation of nuclear factor κB (NF-κB) transcriptional activity is required for normal lymphocyte function, and deregulated NF-κB signaling can facilitate lymphomagenesis. We demonstrate that the API2-MALT1 fusion oncoprotein created by the recurrent t(11;18)(q21;q21) in mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphoma induces proteolytic cleavage(More)
The transcription factor Forkhead box protein P1 (FOXP1) is highly expressed in a proportion of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL). In this report, we provide cytogenetic and fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) data showing that FOXP1 (3p13) is recurrently targeted by chromosome translocations. The genomic rearrangement of FOXP1 was identified by(More)
The translocation t(11;18)(q21;q21) that generates an API2-MALT1 fusion protein is the most common structural abnormality among the genetic defects reported in mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT)-type lymphomas, and its presence correlates with the apparent lack of further genetic instability or chromosomal imbalances. Hence, constitutive nuclear(More)
PURPOSE Gene expression profiling studies have reported upregulated mRNA expression of forkhead box protein P1 (FOXP1) in response to normal B-cell activation and high expression in a poor prognosis subtype of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL). Recently, it was also found that FOXP1 rearrangements and expression of its protein occur in mucosa-associated(More)
Recently, we described a transgenic mouse model to analyze the effect of the API2-MALT1 fusion-protein in vivo. Our results showed that the expression of API2-MALT1 is not sufficient to induce the development of lymphoma masses. Here, we demonstrate that immunization with Freund's complete adjuvant led to the loss of compartmentalization of the splenic(More)
Posttransplant patients are at risk of developing a potentially life-threatening posttransplantation lymphoproliferative disorder (PTLD), most often of diffuse large B cell lymphoma (DLBCL) morphology and associated with Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) infection. The aim of this study was to characterize the clinicopathological and molecular-genetic(More)
The resident macrophages of the gastrointestinal tract represent the largest population of macrophages in the human body and are usually located in the subepithelial lamina propria. This strategic location guarantees a first-line defense to the huge numbers of potentially harmful bacteria and antigenic stimuli that are present in the intestinal lumen. In(More)
Hematopoietic stem cell and solid organ transplant recipients diagnosed with biopsy-confirmed posttransplant lymphoproliferative disorder (PTLD) at our institution from 1989 to 2010 were identified. Patient-, transplant- and disease-related characteristics, prognostic factors and outcome were collected and analyzed. One hundred and forty biopsy-proven cases(More)
In contrast to the commonly indolent clinical behavior of nodular lymphocyte predominant Hodgkin lymphoma (NLPHL), T cell/histiocyte rich large B cell lymphoma (THRLBCL) is frequently diagnosed in advanced clinical stages and has a poor prognosis. Besides the different clinical presentations of these lymphoma entities, there are variants of NLPHL with(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the use of FDG-PET/CT before, during and after chemoradiotherapy (CRT) and diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (DW-MRI) before CRT for the prediction of pathological response (pCR) in rectal cancer patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS Twenty-two rectal cancer patients treated with long course CRT were included. An FDG-PET/CT was(More)