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.
XL t(8;21) plus
Translocation/Dual Fusion Probe
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- Package Size
- 100 µl (10 Tests)
Several recurrent balanced translocations and inversions, and their variants, are recognized in the WHO category acute myeloid leukemia (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 t(8;21)(q21;q22) is the most common translocation in de novo AML occurring in up to 20% of adult and 40% of pediatric cases of AML. The translocation fuses RUNX1 with RUNX1T1 to produce a RUNX1/RUNX1T1 fusion gene located on the derivative chromosome 8. The prognosis after intensive chemotherapy is better for these patients than for the majoritiy of AML patients. Small hidden interstitial insertions resulting in an RUNX1/RUNX1T1 rearrangement have been found, necessitating the use of a breakpoint spanning rather than a breakpoint flanking FISH probe.
- Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML)
Two green (2G) and two orange (2O) signals.
Aberrant Cell (typical results):
One green (1G), one orange (1O), and two green-orange colocalization/fusion signals (2GO) resulting from a reciprocal translocation between the relevant loci.
- Zhang et al (2002) PNAS 99: 3070-3075
- Gamerdinger et al (2003) Gene Chromosome Canc 36: 261-272
- Jang et al (2010) Ann Clin Lab Sci 40 :80-84