2  Complete Record


  BCL10 gene mutations rarely occur in lymphoid malignancies.

  Luminari S; Intini D; Baldini L; Berti E; Bertoni F; Zucca E; Cro L;
Maiolo AT; 

Cavalli F; Neri A

  Laboratorio di Ematologia Sperimentale e Genetica Molecolare, Istituto
di Scienze 

Mediche, Universita di Milano, Ospedale Maggiore IRCCS, Milan, Italy.

  Leukemia  (ENGLAND)  May 2000  14 (5) p905-8  ISSN: 0887-6924

  Language: ENGLISH

  Document Type:   JOURNAL ARTICLE       

  Journal Announcement: 0007


  BCL10, a gene involved in apoptosis signalling, has recently been

through the cloning of chromosomal breakpoints in extranodal (MALT-type)

zone lymphomas carrying the t(1;14)(p22;q32) translocation.  BCL10 was
also found 

mutated in these cases as well as in other types of lymphoid and solid

suggesting that its inactivation may play an important pathogenetic
role; however, 

this has been questioned by recent studies showing a lack of somatic
mutations in 

human cancers.  We report the mutation analysis of exons 1-3 of the
BCL10 gene in 

DNAs from 228 cases of lymphoid malignancies (30 B cell chronic

leukemias, 123 B and 45 T non-Hodgkin's lymphomas and 30 multiple
myelomas).  Somatic 

mutations were detected in four cases (approximately 2%): one small
lymphocytic, one 

follicular and two diffuse large cell lymphomas.  The mutations were all
within exon 

3 and have not been previously reported.  Our data suggest that BCL10
mutations may 

play only a limited role in the pathogenesis of lymphoid neoplasms.

  Tags: Human; Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

  Descriptors: *Leukemia, B-Cell, Chronic--Genetics--GE; *Lymphoma,

GE; *Lymphoma, T-Cell--Genetics--GE; *Multiple Myeloma--Genetics--GE;

*Neoplasm Proteins--Genetics--GE; Base Sequence; Polymerase Chain

Polymorphism (Genetics); Polymorphism, Single-Stranded Conformational

  CAS Registry No.: 0   (Bcl10 protein); 0   (Neoplasm Proteins)

  4  Complete Record


  Evi9 encodes a novel zinc finger protein that physically interacts
with BCL6, a 

known human B-cell proto-oncogene product.

  Nakamura T; Yamazaki Y; Saiki Y; Moriyama M; Largaespada DA; Jenkins
NA; Copeland 


  The Cancer Institute, Japanese Foundation for Cancer Research,
Toshima-ku, Tokyo 

170-8455, Japan. takuro-ind@umin.u-tokyo,ac.jp

  Molecular and cellular biology  (UNITED STATES)  May 2000  20 (9)
p3178-86  ISSN: 


  Language: ENGLISH

  Document Type:   JOURNAL ARTICLE       

  Journal Announcement: 0007


  Evi9 is a common site of retroviral integration in BXH2 murine myeloid

Here we show that Evi9 encodes a novel zinc finger protein with three

isoforms: Evi9a (773 amino acids {aa}) contains two C(2)H(2)-type zinc
finger motifs, 

a proline-rich region, and an acidic domain; Evi9b (486 aa) lacks the
first zinc 

finger motif and part of the proline-rich region; Evi9c (239 aa) lacks
all but the 

first zinc finger motif.  Proviral integration sites are located in the
first intron 

of the gene and lead to increased gene expression.  Evi9a and Evi9c, but
not Evi9b, 

show transforming activity for NIH 3T3 cells, suggesting that Evi9 is a

acting proto-oncogene.  Immunolocalization studies show that Evi9c is
restricted to 

the cytoplasm whereas Evi9a and Evi9b are located in the nucleus, where
they form a 

speckled localization pattern identical to that observed for BCL6, a
human B-cell 

proto-oncogene product.  Coimmunoprecipitation and glutathione
S-transferase pull-

down experiments show that Evi9a and Evi9b, but not Evi9c, physically
interact with 

BCL6, while deletion mutagenesis localized the interaction domains in or
near the 

second zinc finger and POZ domains of Evi9 and BCL6, respectively. 
These results 

suggest that Evi9 is a leukemia disease gene that functions, in part,
through its 

interaction with BCL6.

  Tags: Animal; Human; Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Support, U.S. Gov't,

  Descriptors: *Carrier Proteins--Chemistry--CH; *Carrier

*Carrier Proteins--Metabolism--ME; *DNA-Binding
Proteins--Metabolism--ME; *Leukemia, 

Myeloid--Metabolism--ME; *Proto-Oncogene Proteins--Metabolism--ME;

Factors--Metabolism--ME; *Zinc Fingers; Amino Acid Sequence; Base
Sequence; Cell 

Transformation, Neoplastic; COS Cells; DNA,

Fluorescent Antibody Technique; Hela Cells; Mice; Molecular Sequence
Data; Plasmids; 

Precipitin Tests; Protein Isoforms; Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase
Chain Reaction; 

Transfection; Tumor Cells, Cultured; 3T3 Cells

  Molecular Sequence Databank No.: GENBANK/AF169036; GENBANK/AF169037

  CAS Registry No.: 0   (proto-oncogene protein bcl-6); 0   (Carrier
Proteins); 0   

(DNA-Binding Proteins); 0   (DNA, Complementary); 0   (Evi9 protein); 0 

0   (Protein Isoforms); 0   (Proto-Oncogene Proteins); 0  
(Transcription Factors)

  9  Complete Record


  Regulatory mechanisms of TRAF2-mediated signal transduction by Bcl10,

lymphoma-associated protein.

  Yoneda T; Imaizumi K; Maeda M; Yui D; Manabe T; Katayama T; Sato N;
Gomi F; 

Morihara T; Mori Y; Miyoshi K; Hitomi J; Ugawa S; Yamada S; Okabe M;
Tohyama M

  Department of Anatomy, Osaka University Medical School, 2-2 Yamadaoka,
Suita, Osaka 

565-0871, Japan. yoneda@anat2.med.osaka-u.ac.jp

  Journal of biological chemistry  (UNITED STATES)  Apr 14 2000  275
(15) p11114-20

  ISSN: 0021-9258

  Language: ENGLISH

  Document Type:   JOURNAL ARTICLE       

  Journal Announcement: 0007


  To elucidate the function of Bcl10, recently cloned as an
apoptosis-associated gene 

mutated in MALT lymphoma, we identified its binding partner TRAF2, which

signaling via tumor necrosis factor receptors.  In mammalian cells, low
levels of 

Bcl10 expression promoted the binding of TRAF2 and c-IAPs.  Conversely,

expression inhibited complex formation.  Overexpressed Bcl10 reduced
c-Jun N-terminal 

kinase activation and induced nuclear factor kappaB activation
downstream of TRAF2.  

To determine whether overexpression of Bcl10 could perturb the
regulation of 

apoptosis in vivo, we generated Bcl10 transgenic mice.  In these
transgenic mice, 

atrophy of the thymus and spleen was observed at postnatal stages.  The

changes in these tissues were caused by acceleration of apoptosis in T
cells and B 

cells.  The phenotype of Bcl10 transgenic mice was similar to that of

mice reported previously, indicating that excessive expression of Bcl10
might deplete 

the TRAF2 function.  In contrast, in the other organs such as the brain,
where Bcl10 

was expressed at high levels, no apoptosis was detected.  The altered

to overexpressed Bcl10 may have been due to differences in signal
responses to Bcl10 

among cell types.  Thus, Bcl10 was suggested to play crucial roles in
the modulation 

of apoptosis associated with TRAF2.

  Tags: Animal; Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

  Descriptors: *Proteins--Physiology--PH; *Signal Transduction; Base
Sequence; Enzyme 

Activation; Mice; Mice, Transgenic; Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinase

Metabolism--ME; Molecular Sequence Data; Neoplasm
Proteins--Physiology--PH; NF-kappa 

B--Metabolism--ME; Viral Proteins--Physiology--PH

  Molecular Sequence Databank No.: GENBANK/AB016069

  CAS Registry No.: 0   (inhibitor of apoptosis, nuclear polyhedrosis
virus); 0   

(Bcl10 protein); 0   (Neoplasm Proteins); 0   (NF-kappa B); 0  
(Proteins); 0   (TNF 

receptor-associated factor 2); 0   (Viral Proteins)

  Enzyme No.: EC 2.7.1.-   (JNK-activating protein kinase); EC 2.7.10.- 

Activated Protein Kinase Kinases)

  12  Complete Record


  The Ikaros gene, a central regulator of lymphoid differentiation,
fuses to the BCL6 

gene as a result of t(3;7)(q27;p12) translocation in a patient with
diffuse large B-

cell lymphoma.

  Hosokawa Y; Maeda Y; Ichinohasama R; Miura I; Taniwaki M; Seto M

  Laboratory of Molecular Medicine, Aichi Cancer Center Research
Institute, Nagoya, 

Japan. yhosokaw@aichi-cc.pref.aichi.jp

  Blood  (UNITED STATES)  Apr 15 2000  95 (8) p2719-21  ISSN: 0006-4971

  Language: ENGLISH

  Document Type:   JOURNAL ARTICLE       

  Journal Announcement: 0007


  The BCL6 gene, isolated from the breakpoints of 3q27-associated

translocations, has been implicated in diffuse large B-cell lymphomas
(DLBL).  Here 

we describe the molecular characterization of novel t(3;7)(q27;p12)
translocations in 

2 patients with DLBL.  Molecular genetic analysis of the breakpoint area

BCL6 revealed the presence of the Ikaros gene, a central regulator of

differentiation that had been mapped to human chromosome 7 band
p13-p11.1.  As a 

molecular consequence of the translocation, the 5' regulatory region of
the BCL6 gene 

was replaced by the putative 5' regulatory region of the Ikaros gene,

leading to deregulated expression of the BCL6 gene throughout B-cell

Reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) and
fluorescence in situ 

hybridization (FISH) analyses of a patient sample established that the 

t(3;7)(q27;p12) results in fusion of the Ikaros and BCL6 genes.  This
study provides 

the first evidence that the Ikaros gene is rearranged in human

malignant disorders.  (Blood.  2000;95:2719-2721)

  Tags: Human; Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

  Descriptors: *Chromosomes, Human, Pair 3; *Chromosomes, Human, Pair 7;

Proteins--Genetics--GE; *Lymphoma, B-Cell--Genetics--GE; *Lymphoma,

Diffuse--Genetics--GE; *Proto-Oncogene Proteins--Genetics--GE;
*Transcription Factors-

-Genetics--GE; *Translocation (Genetics); Base Sequence; Molecular
Sequence Data; 

Oncogene Proteins, Fusion

  CAS Registry No.: 0   (proto-oncogene protein bcl-6); 0   (DNA-Binding
Proteins); 0 

  (Oncogene Proteins, Fusion); 0   (Proto-Oncogene Proteins); 0  

Factors); 148971-36-2   (Ikaros protein)

  16  Complete Record


  {CD5 positive B cell leukemic lymphoma associated with BCL6

  Hirai H; Shimura K; Takahashi R; Kikuta T; Ashihara E; Inada T; Fujita
N; Shimazaki 

C; Akasaka T; Ohno H; Nakagawa M

  Second Department of Medicine, Kyoto Prefectural University of

  {Rinsho ketsueki}  (JAPAN)  Nov 1999  40 (11) p1198-200  ISSN:

  Language: JAPANESE  Summary Language: ENGLISH

  Document Type: 

  JOURNAL ARTICLE         English Abstract

  Journal Announcement: 0006


  A 59-year-old man was admitted in December 1995 because of general
fatigue without 

lymphadenopathy.  Increased abnormal lymphocytes (70%) were observed in

blood.  Bone marrow aspiration was a dry tap.  Biopsy specimens revealed

hypercellularity with infiltration of abnormal lymphocytes.  Surface
marker analysis 

of tumor cells was positive for CD5, CD19, CD20, HLA -DR, kappa, and
sIgM and 

negative for CD10.  Cytogenetic analysis disclosed a complex abnormal

including t(3;22) and rearrangement of the BCL6 gene.  The patient was
given a 

diagnosis of CD5 positive B-cell lymphoma, but died in January 1997
despite repeated 

chemotherapy.  This case was unique because BCL6 rearrangement has been
reported in 

various types of B-cell lymphoma but rarely associated with leukemic
types without 


  Tags: Case Report; Human; Male

  Descriptors: *Antigens, CD5--Analysis--AN; *DNA-Binding

*Gene Rearrangement; *Lymphoma, B-Cell--Pathology--PA; *Proto-Oncogene

Genetics--GE; *Transcription Factors--Genetics--GE; Lymphoma,

Middle Age

  CAS Registry No.: 0   (proto-oncogene protein bcl-6); 0   (Antigens,
CD5); 0   (DNA-

Binding Proteins); 0   (Proto-Oncogene Proteins); 0   (Transcription

  32  Complete Record


  Up-regulation of BOB.1/OBF.1 expression in normal germinal center B
cells and 

germinal center-derived lymphomas.

  Greiner A; Muller KB; Hess J; Pfeffer K; Muller-Hermelink HK; Wirth T

  Pathologisches Institut, Wurzburg. Wurzburg. Munchen, Germany.

  American journal of pathology  (UNITED STATES)  Feb 2000  156 (2)
p501-7  ISSN: 


  Language: ENGLISH

  Document Type:   JOURNAL ARTICLE       

  Journal Announcement: 0005


  The BOB.1/OBF.1/OCAB.1 protein is a lymphocyte-specific
transcriptional coactivator.  

It interacts with the Oct1 and Oct2 transcription factors and
contributes to the 

transcriptional activity of octamer motifs.  The analysis of established
B cell lines 

had suggested that BOB.1/OBF.1 is constitutively expressed at all stages
of B cell 

development.  Here we show that expression of BOB.  1/OBF.1 is regulated
within the B 

cell lineage.  Specifically, germinal center B cells show highly
increased BOB.1/

OBF.1 levels.  We can induce the up-regulation by stimulating primary
splenic B 

cells, eg, by triggering CD40 signaling in the presence of
interleukin-4.  Expression 

of BOB.1/OBF.1 is detectable but reduced in spleens from mice unable to
undergo the 

germinal center reaction due to mutations in the TNF receptor p55 or
lymphotoxin beta 

(LTbeta) receptor genes.  Furthermore, we demonstrate that BOB.1/OBF.1
expression is 

highly regulated in human B cell lymphomas.  Whereas lymphomas
representing pre- and 

postfollicular B cell developmental stages are negative for BOB.1/OBF.1,

expression of BOB.1/OBF.1 is characteristic of germinal center-derived
tumors.  In 

these tumors BOB.1/OBF.1 is typically coexpressed with high levels of
Bcl6.  These 

results imply that overexpression of BOB.1/OBF.1, like overexpression of
Bcl6, might 

play a role in the pathogenesis of germinal center-derived B cell

Furthermore, overexpression of BOB.1/OBF.1 represents a characteristic
feature of 

these tumors that is useful in their identification.

  Tags: Animal; Human; Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

  Descriptors: *B-Lymphocytes--Metabolism--ME; *Germinal

*Lymphoma, B-Cell--Metabolism--ME; *Trans-Activators--Metabolism--ME;
Antigens, CD--

Genetics--GE; B-Lymphocytes--Pathology--PA;
B-Lymphocytes--Physiology--PH; Cell Aging-

-Physiology--PH; Cell Differentiation; Cell Line; Lymphoma,

Mice; Mutation; Receptors, Tumor Necrosis Factor--Genetics--GE;
Reference Values; 

Spleen--Cytology--CY; Spleen--Metabolism--ME; Up-Regulation (Physiology)

  CAS Registry No.: 0   (lymphotoxin beta-specific receptor); 0   (tumor

factor receptor 55); 0   (Antigens, CD); 0   (Bob1 protein); 0  
(Receptors, Tumor 

Necrosis Factor); 0   (Trans-Activators)

  36  Complete Record


  Infrequent BCL10 mutations in B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphomas.

  Takahashi H; Hosokawa Y; Suzuki R; Morishima Y; Nakamura S; Seto M

  Laboratory of Chemotherapy, Aichi Cancer Center Research Institute,

  Japanese journal of cancer research  (JAPAN)  Dec 1999  90 (12)
p1316-20  ISSN: 


  Language: ENGLISH

  Document Type:   JOURNAL ARTICLE       

  Journal Announcement: 0005


  The BCL10 gene was recently isolated from the breakpoint region of

in mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphomas.  Somatic
mutations of BCL10 

were found in not only t(1;14)-bearing MALT lymphomas, but also a wide
range of other 

tumors.  To clarify the actual frequency and spectrum of BCL10 mutations
in primary B-

cell non-Hodgkin's lymphomas (NHL), we examined a total of 139 NHL cases

25 with MALT lymphomas, 54 with follicular B-cell lymphomas (FCL), and
60 with 

diffuse large B-cell lymphomas (DLBL).  Polymerase chain reaction

conformation polymorphism (PCR-SSCP) and sequencing analyses led to the 

identification of four nucleotide changes in FCL and one in DLBL.  In
contrast, no 

BCL10 mutations were found in our series of MALT lymphomas.  While
screening for 

mutations, we also found three polymorphic sequence variants at codons 5
and 213 and 

in intron 1 of the BCL10 gene.  Our results strongly suggest that
somatic mutations 

of BCL10, if they occur at all, are rare in B-cell NHLs and do not

contribute to their molecular pathogenesis.

  Tags: Human; Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

  Descriptors: *Lymphoma, B-Cell--Genetics--GE; *Mutation; *Neoplasm

Genetics--GE; Blotting, Southern; DNA, Neoplasm--Analysis--AN; DNA,

Genetics--GE; Lymphoma, Follicular--Genetics--GE; Lymphoma, Large-Cell,

Genetics--GE; Lymphoma, Mucosa-Associated Lymphoid Tissue--Genetics--GE;

Chain Reaction; Polymorphism, Single-Stranded Conformational

  CAS Registry No.: 0   (Bcl10 protein); 0   (DNA, Neoplasm); 0  
(Neoplasm Proteins)

  45  Complete Record


  Identification of heterologous translocation partner genes fused to
the BCL6 gene 

in diffuse large B-cell lymphomas: 5'-RACE and LA - PCR analyses of
biopsy samples.

  Yoshida S; Kaneita Y; Aoki Y; Seto M; Mori S; Moriyama M

  Department of Pathology, Institute of Medical Science, The University
of Tokyo, 

Tokyo, Japan.

  Oncogene  (ENGLAND)  Dec 23 1999  18 (56) p7994-9  ISSN: 0950-9232

  Language: ENGLISH

  Document Type:   JOURNAL ARTICLE       

  Journal Announcement: 0004


  In order to elucidate the molecular mechanism(s) for BCL6
translocation, we 

identified translocational partner genes by subjecting clinical biopsy
samples from 

patients with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma to 5'-rapid amplification of cDNA
ends (5'-RACE).  

Sequence analysis of the 5'-RACE product revealed that the BCL6 gene was
fused to the 

J segment of the immunoglobulin heavy chain (IgH) gene in about half of
the cases, 

but in the other half, it was fused to heterologous partners, including
the MHC class 

II transactivator (CIITA), pim-1, eukaryotic initiation factor 4AII

transferrin receptor (TFRR) and ikaros genes.  Since analyses using
genomic long and 

accurate (LA) - PCR revealed that the breakpoints in the partner gene
were confined 

to the first intron or the second exon in all cases, the promoter and
the first exon 

of the BCL6 gene were replaced by the promoter and the first or both the
first and 

second exon of the partner gene.  The breakpoint flanking sequences had

recombination signal sequences (RSSs) or chi sequences and were
homologous with the 

switch region only when the BCL6 gene was fused to the IgH gene,
suggesting that BCL6 

translocation cannot be explained solely by mistakes of V(D)J, or
chi-mediated or 

class-switch recombination, but rather another mechanism may also be
required to 

explain the molecular mechanism for the promiscuous BCL6 translocation.

  Tags: Animal; Human

  Descriptors: *DNA-Binding Proteins--Genetics--GE; *Lymphoma,

*Lymphoma, Large-Cell, Diffuse--Genetics--GE; *Proto-Oncogene

*Transcription Factors--Genetics--GE; *Translocation (Genetics); Base

Chromosome Mapping; Chromosomes, Human, Pair 3; Exons; Gene
Amplification; Introns; 

Lymphocytes--Metabolism--ME; Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin--Genetics--GE;
Lymphoma, Non-

Hodgkin--Pathology--PA; Mice; Mice, SCID; Molecular Sequence Data;
Oncogene Proteins, 

Fusion--Genetics--GE; Polymerase Chain Reaction; Restriction Mapping;

Transplantation, Heterologous; 5' Untranslated Regions--Genetics--GE

  CAS Registry No.: 0   (proto-oncogene protein bcl-6); 0   (DNA-Binding
Proteins); 0 

  (Oncogene Proteins, Fusion); 0   (Proto-Oncogene Proteins); 0  

Factors); 0   (5' Untranslated Regions)

  49  Complete Record


  Identification and characterization of BCL6 translocation partner
genes in primary 

gastric high-grade B-cell lymphoma: heat shock protein 89 alpha is a
novel fusion 

partner gene of BCL6.

  Xu WS; Liang RH; Srivastava G

  Department of Pathology, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China.

  Genes, chromosomes & cancer  (UNITED STATES)  Jan 2000  27 (1) p69-75 
ISSN: 1045-


  Language: ENGLISH

  Document Type:   JOURNAL ARTICLE       

  Journal Announcement: 0004


  Primary gastric high-grade B-cell lymphoma (HGBL) is a special type of

Hodgkin's lymphoma.  So far, the genetic features of this tumor have not
been well 

characterized.  Recently, a high incidence of BCL6 rearrangements has
been detected 

in HGBL.  However, no previous cytogenetic studies have found

involving the BCL6 locus (3q27) in HGBL, and the genetic basis
underlying the BCL6 

rearrangements in this tumor remains unclear.  We therefore
characterized the partner 

genes of BCL6 in five primary gastric HGBLs with a rearranged BCL6 gene
by analyzing 

BCL6 transcripts using the 5' RACE (rapid amplification of cDNA end)
strategy.  BCL6 

translocation partner genes were identified at the 5' end of the
chimeric transcripts 

in all five cases, including the immunoglobulin heavy-chain (IGH) gene
in three cases 

and the immunoglobulin lambda-light-chain gene and the heat shock
protein 89 alpha 

(HSP89A) gene in the other two cases.  The chimeric transcripts in all

contained the intact BCL6 exon 2, but lacked exon 1, which was replaced
by sequences 

from the partner genes, suggesting that BCL6 expression was under the
control of 

regulatory sequences of the partner genes.  These results, for the first

indicate that immunoglobulin genes, especially IGH, are the most common

translocation partner genes in primary gastric HGBL and that HSP89A is a

partner of BCL6.  Because immunoglobulin genes are also the most
frequent partners of 

BCL6 in nodal diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL), these data suggest
that primary 

gastric HGBL shares a common genetic basis with nodal DLBCL.  Genes

Cancer 27:69-75, 2000.  Copyright 2000 Wiley-Liss, Inc.

  Tags: Human; Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

  Descriptors: *DNA-Binding Proteins--Genetics--GE; *Heat-Shock Proteins

-GE; *Lymphoma, B-Cell--Genetics--GE; *Lymphoma,
High-Grade--Genetics--GE; *Proto-

Oncogene Proteins--Genetics--GE; *Stomach Neoplasms--Genetics--GE;

Factors--Genetics--GE; *Translocation (Genetics)--Genetics--GE; Chimeric

Genetics--GE; Chromosome Mapping; Chromosomes, Human, Pair
3--Genetics--GE; DNA, 

Complementary--Analysis--AN; DNA, Neoplasm; Genes, Immunoglobulin;

Proteins 90--Chemistry--CH; Immunoglobulins, Heavy-Chain--Genetics--GE; 

Immunoglobulins, Light-Chain--Genetics--GE; RNA,
Messenger--Genetics--GE; 5' 

Untranslated Regions

  CAS Registry No.: 0   (proto-oncogene protein bcl-6); 0   (Chimeric
Proteins); 0   

(DNA-Binding Proteins); 0   (DNA, Complementary); 0   (DNA, Neoplasm); 0

Shock Proteins 90); 0   (Immunoglobulins, Heavy-Chain); 0  
(Immunoglobulins, Light-

Chain); 0   (Proto-Oncogene Proteins); 0   (RNA, Messenger); 0  

Factors); 0   (5' Untranslated Regions)

  54  Complete Record


  Nonrandom fusion of L-plastin(LCP1) and LAZ3(BCL6) genes by

chromosome translocation in two cases of B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

  Galiegue-Zouitina S; Quief S; Hildebrand MP; Denis C; Detourmignies L;
Lai JL; 

Kerckaert JP

  Unite 524 INSERM, Institut de Recherches sur le Cancer de Lille,
Lille, France. 


  Genes, chromosomes & cancer  (UNITED STATES)  Oct 1999  26 (2) p97-105
 ISSN: 1045-


  Language: ENGLISH

  Document Type:   JOURNAL ARTICLE       

  Journal Announcement: 0003


  The LAZ3(BCL6) gene on chromosome band 3q27 is nonrandomly disrupted
in B-cell non-

Hodgkin lymphoma (B-NHL) by chromosomal translocations clustered within
a 3.3-kb MTC 

(major translocation cluster) located between the two first noncoding
exons.  These 

translocations generally result in the expression of a chimeric mRNA

between the LAZ3 gene and sequences derived from the partner chromosome.
 Using RACE 

RT-PCR, we previously demonstrated fusion of LAZ3 with the RhoH/TTF
gene, a 

hemopoietic cell-specific small GTPase involved in cytoskeleton
organization, and 

with the BOB1/OBF1 gene, a B-cell-specific coactivator of

transcription factors, following translocations t(3;4)(q27;p13) and

respectively.  Here we report the identification of the L-Plastin(LCP1)
gene as a 

novel LAZ3 partner in chimeric transcripts resulting from a

translocation, in two cases of B-cell lymphoma.  As a consequence of the

translocation, the 5' regulatory region of each gene was exchanged,
creating both 

LCP1-LAZ3 and reciprocal LAZ3-LCP1 fusion transcripts in one case, and
only a LCP1-

LAZ3 fusion transcript in the other.  The 13q14 chromosome region is

disrupted in various proliferative disorders, and the LCP1 gene defines
a new 

breakpoint site in this region.  This gene encodes an actin-binding
protein and is 

the second LAZ3 partner gene, with the RhoH/TTF gene, involved in actin

organization.  Genes Chromosomes Cancer 26:97-105, 1999.  Copyright 1999


  Tags: Human; Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

  Descriptors: *Chromosomes, Human, Pair 13--Genetics--GE; *Chromosomes,
Human, Pair 

3--Genetics--GE; *DNA-Binding Proteins--Genetics--GE; *Lymphoma,

*Neoplasm Proteins--Genetics--GE; *Phosphoproteins--Genetics--GE;

Proteins--Genetics--GE; *Transcription Factors--Genetics--GE;

(Genetics)--Genetics--GE; Base Sequence; Cells, Cultured; DNA-Binding

Biosynthesis--BI; Gene Expression Regulation, Neoplastic; Molecular
Sequence Data; 

Neoplasm Proteins--Biosynthesis--BI; Phosphoproteins--Biosynthesis--BI;

Oncogene Proteins--Biosynthesis--BI; Restriction Mapping--Methods--MT;


  CAS Registry No.: 0   (proto-oncogene protein bcl-6); 0   (DNA-Binding
Proteins); 0 

  (Neoplasm Proteins); 0   (Phosphoproteins); 0   (Proto-Oncogene
Proteins); 0   

(Transcription Factors); 121396-96-1   (plastin)

  58  Complete Record


  Bcl10 in chronic lymphocytic leukaemia and T-cell prolymphocytic

  Yuille MR; Stone JG; Bradshaw PS; Houlston RS

  Academic Department of Haematology and Cytogenetics, Institute of
Cancer Research, 

Sutton, Surrey. myuille@icr.ac.uk

  British journal of haematology  (ENGLAND)  Nov 1999  107 (2) p384-5 
ISSN: 0007-


  Language: ENGLISH

  Document Type:   JOURNAL ARTICLE       

  Journal Announcement: 0003


  Bcl10 is a cancer gene recently identified in B-cell lymphomas of

lymphoid tissues.  It has been suggested as a target for mutation in
multiple types 

of tumour including follicular lymphoma, T-cell acute lymphoblastic
leukaemia and 

Sezary syndrome.  To evaluate further the role of Bcl10 in human adult

cancers, we screened for mutations samples from 24 patients with B-cell

lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) and 18 samples from patients with T-cell

leukaemia (T-PLL).  No pathogenic mutations were detected in any of the

analysed, strongly suggesting that Bcl10 is not involved in the
development of CLL or 

T-PLL and that its involvement may be restricted to other haematological


  Tags: Human; Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

  Descriptors: *Leukemia, B-Cell, Chronic--Genetics--GE; *Leukemia,

Genetics--GE; *Mutation--Genetics--GE; *Neoplasm Proteins--Genetics--GE;
Adult; Exons

  CAS Registry No.: 0   (Bcl10 protein); 0   (Neoplasm Proteins)

  67  Complete Record


  Point mutations and deletions of the Bcl10 gene in solid tumors and


  Lee SH; Shin MS; Kim HS; Park WS; Kim SY; Lee HK; Park JY; Oh RR; Jang
JJ; Park KM; 

Han JY; Kang CS; Lee JY; Yoo NJ

  Department of Pathology, College of Medicine, The Catholic University
of Korea, 


  Cancer research  (UNITED STATES)  Nov 15 1999  59 (22) p5674-7  ISSN:

  Language: ENGLISH

  Document Type:   JOURNAL ARTICLE       

  Journal Announcement: 0002


  The Bcl10 gene, which encodes a protein with proapoptotic activity,
recently has 

been identified on chromosome 1p22.  In this study, we analyzed somatic
mutations and 

deletions of the Bcl10 gene in a series of 439 tumor tissues from

histological origins that are known to have frequent loss of
heterozygosity at 

chromosome 1p22.  According to the LOH study at intragenic polymorphic

deletion of Bcl10 in informative cases was detected in 50% of malignant 

mesotheliomas, 33% of gastric carcinomas, 23% of breast carcinomas, 20%

hepatocellular carcinomas, 17% of lymphomas, 15% of colorectal
carcinomas, 13% of 

laryngeal carcinomas, and 10% of male germ cell tumors (GCTs).  In
contrast, we 

detected Bcl10 mutations in 4 of 120 lymphomas (3.3%) and 2 of 78 GCTs

respectively, but no mutation was found in the remaining solid tumors

Taken together, these data imply that Bcl10 may occasionally be involved
in the 

pathogenesis of lymphoma and GCTs.  However, the absence or low
frequency of the 

mutation suggests that either Bcl10 is inactivated by other mechanisms
or it is not 

the only target of chromosome 1p22 deletion in human tumors.

  Tags: Human; Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

  Descriptors: *Chromosomes, Human, Pair 1--Genetics--GE; *Gene
Deletion; *Neoplasm 

Proteins--Genetics--GE; *Neoplasms--Genetics--GE; *Point

Breast Neoplasms--Genetics--GE; Carcinoma, Infiltrating

Carcinoma, Squamous Cell--Genetics--GE; Colorectal
Neoplasms--Genetics--GE; Germinoma-

-Genetics--GE; Laryngeal Neoplasms--Genetics--GE; Lymphoma,

Lymphoma, T-Cell--Genetics--GE

  CAS Registry No.: 0   (Bcl10 protein); 0   (Neoplasm Proteins)

  72  Complete Record


  Genetic abnormalities and drug resistance in acute lymphoblastic

  Pui CH; Evans WE

  St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee, USA.

  Advances in experimental medicine and biology  (UNITED STATES)  1999 
457 p383-9

  ISSN: 0065-2598  Contract/Grant No.: P01-CA20180--CA--NCI;


  Language: ENGLISH


  Journal Announcement: 0001


  Recent advances in cytogenetics and molecular genetics have made it
possible to 

identify an array of genomic abnormalities with prognostic and

significance.  Hyperdiploidy > 50 chromosomes and ETV6-CBFA2 fusions
have been used 

to identify low-risk cases, and BCR-ABL and MLL-AF4 to define high-risk

Despite their clinical utility, the risk classification system based on

findings lack absolute precision and should be complemented with other
variables, the 

most important of which is the early blast cell response to remission

therapy.  Studies of tumor suppressor genes and proto-oncogenes in the
BCL2 family 

genes may unravel the mechanisms of leukemia cell progression and the
development of 

drug resistance, leading to innovative therapies.  As the cure rates for

acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) approach 80%, precise methods of risk

are needed to permit better selection of treatment that is neither
excessive nor 

inadequate for individual patients.  Because one or more genetic

underlie every case of leukemia, a risk assignment system based on
primary genetic 

abnormalities has great intuitive appeal.  Even though over 90% of
childhood ALL 

cases can be readily classified according to numerical or gross

chromosomal abnormalities, molecular analyses are essential to identify 

therapeutically relevant, submicroscopic genetic lesions not visible by

This review focuses mainly on recent advances in genetic studies that

contributed to therapeutic advances or that hold promise for the future.


  Tags: Human; Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

  Descriptors: *Chromosome Aberrations; *Leukemia, Lymphocytic,
Acute--Drug Therapy--

DT; *Leukemia, Lymphocytic, Acute--Genetics--GE; DNA-Binding

Fusion Proteins, bcr-abl--Genetics--GE; Gene Rearrangement; Genes,
Suppressor, Tumor; 

Infant; Leukemia, B-Cell, Acute--Drug Therapy--DT; Leukemia, B-Cell,

GE; Leukemia, Lymphocytic, Acute, L1--Drug Therapy--DT; Leukemia,
Lymphocytic, Acute, 

L1--Genetics--GE; Oncogene Proteins, Fusion--Genetics--GE;
Proto-Oncogene Proteins c-

bcl-2--Genetics--GE; Risk Factors; Transcription Factors--Genetics--GE;


  CAS Registry No.: 0   (tel protein); 0   (AML1 protein); 0  
(DNA-Binding Proteins); 

0   (Fusion Proteins, bcr-abl); 0   (Oncogene Proteins, Fusion); 0  

Proteins c-bcl-2); 0   (Transcription Factors)

  88  Complete Record


  Molecular and immunological dissection of diffuse large B cell
lymphoma: CD5+, and 

CD5- with CD10+ groups may constitute clinically relevant subtypes.

  Harada S; Suzuki R; Uehira K; Yatabe Y; Kagami Y; Ogura M; Suzuki H;
Oyama A; 

Kodera Y; Ueda R; Morishima Y; Nakamura S; Seto M

  Laboratory of Chemotherapy, Aichi Cancer Center Research Institute,

  Leukemia  (ENGLAND)  Sep 1999  13 (9) p1441-7  ISSN: 0887-6924

  Language: ENGLISH


  Journal Announcement: 9912


  Diffuse large B cell lymphoma (DLBL) constitutes the greatest
percentage of adult 

non-Hodgkin's lymphomas and represents a diverse spectrum of lymphoid

Clinicopathologic, phenotypic and genotypic findings were correlated and
compared for 

63 DLBL cases to investigate whether they represent clinically relevant

They were all cyclin D1 negative and were phenotypically divided into
three groups, 

ie group I (CD5+ type, n=11), group II (CD5- CD10+ type, n=19), and
group III (CD5- 

CD10- type, n=33).  Data were correlated by observing the respective

rearrangement and expression of BCL2 and BCL6.  In clinical aspects, the
group I 

cases demonstrated a significantly inferior survival than those of the
other two 

groups (log-rank test, P = 0.016).  Although rearrangement of BCL2 and
BCL6 did not 

show any inclination to a specific subgroup, the immunohistochemical
detection of 

BCL2 was less frequent, at a statistically significant level (P=0.011),
in group II 

(50%) than in group I (82%) and III (82%) cases.  This appears to
confirm the unique 

aspect of the CD5- CD10+ type DLBL, indicating a certain relationship
with the normal 

germinal center cells which usually lack BCL2 expression.  The BCL6

expression was detected in most of the present DLBL cases (92%)
irrespective of this 

grouping.  These data suggest that the phenotypic delineation by the
detection of CD5 

and CD10 will improve our understanding of DLBL and be helpful in a

subgrouping of DLBL.

  Tags: Female; Human; Male; Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

  Descriptors: *Lymphoma, B-Cell--Genetics--GE; *Lymphoma, Large-Cell,

Genetics--GE; Adult; Aged; Aged, 80 and over; Antigens,
CD5--Analysis--AN; Blotting, 

Southern; Gene Rearrangement; Genes, bcl-2; Genotype;

Immunophenotyping; Lymphoma, B-Cell--Immunology--IM; Lymphoma,
Large-Cell, Diffuse--

Immunology--IM; Middle Age; Neprilysin--Analysis--AN; Phenotype

  CAS Registry No.: 0   (Antigens, CD5)

  Enzyme No.: EC   (Neprilysin)