V(H)3-48 and V(H)3-53, as well as V(H)3-21, gene rearrangements define unique subgroups in CLL and are associated with biased lambda light chain restriction, homologous LCDR3 sequences and poor prognosis.

@article{Matthews2007VH348AV,
  title={V(H)3-48 and V(H)3-53, as well as V(H)3-21, gene rearrangements define unique subgroups in CLL and are associated with biased lambda light chain restriction, homologous LCDR3 sequences and poor prognosis.},
  author={Christine H Matthews and Mark A. Catherwood and T C M 'curly' Morris and Hattie D Alexander},
  journal={Leukemia research},
  year={2007},
  volume={31 2},
  pages={
          231-4
        }
}
This study determined IgV(H) gene usage in 228 chronic lymphocytic leukaemia patients to investigate associations between gene usage and other biological or clinical characteristics. V(H)3-48 [N=8] and V(H)3-53 [N=4] gene rearrangements showed biased lambda light chain restriction and were predominantly found in female patients with short lymphocyte doubling time but without adverse prognosis cytogenetics. Overuse of V(L)3-21(Vlambda2-14) gene and highly homologous LCDR3 sequences were found in… CONTINUE READING