Patterns of expression of CD56 and CD117 on neoplastic plasma cells and association with genetically distinct subtypes of plasma cell myeloma.

@article{Pozdnyakova2012PatternsOE,
  title={Patterns of expression of CD56 and CD117 on neoplastic plasma cells and association with genetically distinct subtypes of plasma cell myeloma.},
  author={Olga Pozdnyakova and Elizabeth A Morgan and Betty Li and Ali Shahsafaei and David M Dorfman},
  journal={Leukemia & lymphoma},
  year={2012},
  volume={53 10},
  pages={1905-10}
}
Plasma cell neoplasms are common hematopoietic malignancies that recently have been shown to be driven by specific genetic events. In the past decade, immunophenotyping by flow cytometry has become an important tool in the characterization of plasma cells. However, the clinical and prognostic significance of antigenic expression remains unclear. We analyzed 102 cases of plasma cell neoplasm by flow cytometric immunophenotyping for expression of CD56 and CD117 and correlated the results with… CONTINUE READING