Expression of members of the immunoglobulin VH3 gene families is not restricted at the level of individual genes in human chronic lymphocytic leukemia.

Previous studies on the repertoire of Ig VH genes utilized in the malignant cells of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) have suggested a non-random expression pattern. In particular, individual genes from the VH1, VH5, and VH6 gene families have been frequently found in CLL. With regard to other VH gene families, including the large VH3 family which is… (More)