p53 gene inactivation in acute lymphoblastic leukemia of B cell lineage associates with chromosomal breakpoints at 11q23 and 8q24.

The clinical heterogeneity of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) of B cell lineage reflects the presence of distinct molecular pathways leading to well-defined ALL molecular subtypes. These molecular pathways include the formation of the fusion transcripts BCR/ABL and E2A/PBX1, due to t(9;22) and t(1;19), respectively, as well as rearrangements of the MLL… (More)