The yearly MetaSystems Distributor Meeting (DM), brought into life in 2002 as a platform to gather all international partners of MetaSystems and other members of the global MetaSystems family, just ended last week. The DM is being organized in turns by MetaSystems Headquarters, MetaSystems USA (MGI), and MetaSystems Asia. Since MGI is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2018 they decided to choose a special location: Nassau, The Bahamas!
Break Apart Probe
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- 100 µl
Several recurrent balanced translocations and inversions, and their variants, are
recognized in the WHO category AML with recurrent genetic abnormalities. Furthermore, several cytogenetic abnormalities are considered sufficient to establish the WHO diagnosis of AML with myelodysplasia-related features when 20% or more blood or marrow blasts are present.
Translocations involving nucleoporin 98kD (NUP98) on chromosome 11p15 occur at relatively low frequency in acute myeloid leukemia (AML), but can be missed with routine karyotyping. NUP98 is known to be fused to at least 28 different partner genes
in patients with hematopoietic malignancies, including acute myeloid leukemia, chronic
myeloid leukemia in blast crisis, myelodysplastic syndrome, acute lymphoblastic
leukemia, and bilineage/biphenotypic leukemia.
- Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML)
Two green-orange fusion signals (2GO).
Aberrant Cell (typical results):
One green (1G), one orange (1O), and one green-orange (1GO) fusion signal, indicating a chromosome break in the NUP98 locus.
- Nebral et al (2005) Haematologica 90: 746- 752
- Romana et al (2006) Leukemia 20: 696-706
- Gough et al (2011) Blood 118: 6247-6257