Apoptotic index, Fas and bcl-2 in initial and relapsed childhood acute lymphoblastic leukaemia

Seventy-two samples with initial and 23 samples with relapsed childhood acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) were investigated for apoptotic index (AI) and for Fas expression. AI was determined by DNA-fragmentation using deoxynucleotidyl terminal transferase and Fas expression by immunocytochemistry. bcl-2 mRNA expression was measured in 50 initial and 20… CONTINUE READING