2009.10.08 – JAK2(V617F) mutation in myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) with del(5q) arises in genetically discordant clones.

http://pubmeddy.com/syndrome/jak2v617f-mutation-in-myelodysplastic-syndrome-mds-with-del5q-arises-in-genetically-discordant-clones/2009/

JAK2(V617F) mutation in myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) with del(5q) arises in genetically discordant clones.

JAK2(V617F) mutation in myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) with del(5q) arises in genetically discordant clones.

Leuk Res. 2009 Oct 8;

Authors: Sokol L, Caceres G, Rocha K, Stockero KJ, Dewald DW, List AF

The 2008 World Health Organization (WHO) proposed revision of the classification of MDS recognizes a deletion (5q) subtype with mutation of Janus kinase-2 (JAK2(V617F)). We investigated the clonal origin of this gene mutation in a patient with del(5q) MDS presenting with thrombocytosis and normal hemoglobin. Analysis of colony forming units-granulocyte-monocyte (CFU-GM) and erythropoietin-independent growth of bone marrow (BM) and peripheral blood (PB) burst forming units-erythroid (BFU-E) showed that del(5q) and JAK2(V617F) existed in progenitors derived from independent clones. Fifty percent of endogenous erythroid colonies (EEC) harbored the JAK2(V617F) mutation whereas fluorescent in situ hybridization (Fish) with a chromosome 5 (q31.1) probe showed only a diploid allele compliment. Assessment of transcriptional clonality by iduronate-2-sulfatase (IDS) gene polymorphism suggested that JAK2(V617F) was acquired in at least two independent multipotent stem cell progeny. Our findings indicate that JAK2(V617F) mutant clones may arise in genetically discordant clones independent of del(5q).

PMID: 19819015 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]


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