Gene expression profile and genomic changes in disease progression of early-stage chronic lymphocytic leukemia.

Abstract

The biologic mechanisms involved in the clinical progression from early stages of patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) are not well known. We investigated sequential samples from 16 untreated CLL patients obtained at diagnosis in early stage and after progression before treatment. One patient had a p16 (INK4a) homozygous deletion at diagnosis and progression, and 3 patients acquired a p53 mutation, gains of 5q21-q23 and 11pter-p14, and a gain of chromosome 12 respectively, during the progression of the disease. Gene expression profile analysis showed a significant modulation of 58 genes with a particular downregulation of genes that are inhibitors of cell adhesion and motility.

DOI: 10.3324/haematol.11694

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@article{Fernandez2008GeneEP, title={Gene expression profile and genomic changes in disease progression of early-stage chronic lymphocytic leukemia.}, author={Veronica Fernandez and Pedro Jares and Itziar Salaverria and Eva Gin{\'e} and S{\'i}lvia Be{\`a} and Marta Aymerich and Dolors Colomer and Neus Villamor and Francesc Bosch and Emili Montserrat and El{\'i}as Campo}, journal={Haematologica}, year={2008}, volume={93 1}, pages={132-6} }