XL 2p11 IGK BA

Break Apart Probe

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100 µl (10 Tests)


XL 2p11 IGK BA

XL 2p11 IGK BA is designed as a break apart probe. The orange labeled probe hybridizes to the ´IGKV distal´ region at 2p11.2, the green labeled probe hybridizes distal to the ´IGKV proximal´, IGKJ and IGKC region.

Probe map details based on UCSC Genome Browser GRCh37/hg19. Map components not to scale.

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Clinical Details

The immunoglobulin (IG) genes for the kappa light chain at 2p11 (IGK), the lambda light chain at 22q11 (IGL) and the heavy chain at 14q32 (IGH) are recurrently involved in the development of non-Hodgkin lymphomas. By far most frequently involved is IGH with more than 30 partner genes, less frequently IGK and IGL. IG-translocations are leading to juxtaposition of proto-oncogenes with IG enhancer sequences resulting in overexpression of the respective oncogene. Chromosomal translocations involving MYC at 8q24 and IG genes frequently and occur in Burkitt lymphoma. The Burkitt lymphoma is a rare but fast growing type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma which is rapidly fatal if left untreated. About 75% of Burkitt lymphoma patients are carrying the MYC rearrangement t(8;14) while the remainder show a translocation between MYC and IGK or IGL. MYC-IG rearrangements are also involved in other B-cell malignancies as atypical Burkitt/Burkitt-like lymphoma, diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, follicular lymphoma, mantle cell lymphoma and multiple myeloma. Besides 8q24 (MYC), other translocation partners for IGK, as chromosomal regions 1p13, 3q27 (BCL6), 7q21, 16q24 and 18q21 (BCL2), are known.

FISH break apart assays are valuable tools for the detection of IG light chains rearrangements independent of the translocation partner. Furthermore, double translocations have been described which are difficult to detect by PCR-based methods.

Clinical Applications

  • Non-Hodgkin Lymphomas (NHL)
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XL 2p11 IGK BA

XL 2p11 IGK BA hybridized to lymphocytes. Two normal interphases are shown. The orange signals might appear as paired dots in normal cells.

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Expected Patterns

Expected Pattern 1

Normal Cell:
Two green-orange colocalization/fusion signals (2GO).

Expected Pattern 2

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 respective locus.

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  • Martin-Subero et al (2002) Int J Cancer 98:470-474
  • Einerson et al (2006) Leukemia 10:1790-1799
  • Fujimoto et al (2008) Eur J Haematol 80:143-150