A novel translocation (1;2)(p34;p21-22) in acute myelomonoblastic leukemia

Izidore S. Lossos*, Vered Bogomolski-Yahalome, Orly Yehuda, Susana Ben-Neriah, Dina Ben-Yehuda, Rachel Leizerowitz, Aaron Polliack

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A novel and as yet unrecorded translocation, (1;2)(p34;p21-22), detected in a patient with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is reported. The leukemia-in this case, AML-M4-showed a rapidly progressive fatal course despite an early transient response to aggressive chemotherapy. In this patient, the leukemic cells showed a novel balanced translocation, (1;2)(p34;p21-22), in most of the metaphases at the time of diagnosis and during subsequent relapse. Interferon-inducible double-stranded RNA-dependent protein kinase (ds RNA- PK) is located in the chromosome region, 2p21-22, that was involved in the translocation in this case. The possible role of ds RNA-PK in leukemogenesis is briefly mentioned.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)78-79
Number of pages2
JournalCancer Genetics and Cytogenetics
Issue number1
StatePublished - Oct 1998
Externally publishedYes


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