Indian Journal of Human Genetics
Medknow Publications on behalf of Indian Society of Human Genetics
Vol. 18, No. 1, 2012, pp. 66-70
Bioline Code: hg12011
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Indian Journal of Human Genetics, Vol. 18, No. 1, 2012, pp. 66-70
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Karyotypic findings in chronic myeloid leukemia cases undergoing treatment|
Kaur, Anupam; Kaur, Simran Preet.; Singh, Amarjit & Singh, Jai Rup.
Background: Chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) is a clonal myeloproliferative expansion of primitive hematopoietic progenitor cells.
Materials and Methods: In the present study, CML samples were collected from various hospitals in Amritsar, Jalandhar and Ludhiana.
Results: Chromosomal alterations seen in peripheral blood lymphocytes of these treated and untreated cases of CML were satellite associations, double minutes, random loss, gain of C group chromosomes and presence of marker chromosome. No aberrations were observed in control samples. Karyotypic abnormalities have also been noted in the Ph-negative cells of some patients in disease remission.
Conclusion: This is a novel phenomenon whose prognostic implications require thorough and systematic evaluation.
Imatinib, myeloid leukemia, philadelphia chromosome
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