Possible disorder of B-cell-related surveillance and malignant lymphoma of the thyroid.

@article{Matsubayashi1989PossibleDO,
  title={Possible disorder of B-cell-related surveillance and malignant lymphoma of the thyroid.},
  author={Sunao Matsubayashi and Hironao Tamai and Tomoyuki Morita and Fumio Matsuzuka and Kanji Kuma and Toru Miyazaki and Hiroshi Matsumoto and Shigenobu Nagataki and Rachele Volpe},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={1989},
  volume={64 11},
  pages={2259-61}
}
Malignant lymphoma of the thyroid has been shown to be of B-cell origin. To clarify its genetic origin, we have investigated HLA-A, B, C, and DR antigens, and the immunoglobulin G (IgG) heavy-chain allotype, Gm, in such patients. There was no correlation between the occurrence of malignant lymphoma of the thyroid and the HLA antigens tested, but patients with this lymphoma had significantly lower frequency of the Gm1,21 haplotype than healthy persons. These results suggested a disorder of… CONTINUE READING