The meeting of the German Society of Human Genetics (gfh) was held in Weimar, Germany this week and of course the attendees had the opportunity to visit the joined booth of MetaSystems and MetaSystems Probes. Main topics of the exhibition have been the latest advancements of the Neon case and imaging platform and RapidHyb, the revolutionary fast hybridization times of MetaSystems Probes' FISH probes.
Break Apart Probe
- Order Number
- Package Size
- 100 µl (10 Tests)
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.
The inv(16) and related t(16;16) are found in 10 % of all cases with de novo AML. In these rearrangements the core binding factor b (CBFB) gene on 16q22 is fused to the smooth muscle myosin heavy chain gene (MYH11) on 16p13. This cytogenetic group is usually associated with high complete remission rates and a relatively favorable outcome, especially when treated with repetitive cycles of highdose cytarabine as consolidation therapy.
- Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML)
Two green-orange colocalization/fusion signals (2GO).
Aberrant Cell (typical results):
One green-orange colocalization/fusion signal (1GO), one separate green (1G) and orange (1O) signal each resulting from a chromosome break in the relevant locus.
- Doehner et al (2010) Blood 115: 453-474
- Froehling et al (2002) J Clin Oncol 20:2480-2485
- Arber et al (2016) Blood 127:2391-2405