Array-based comparative genomic hybridization in early-stage mycosis fungoides: Recurrent deletion of tumor suppressor genes BCL7A, SMAC/DIABLO, and RHOF

Angelo Carbone, Laura Bernardini, Francesco Valenzano, Irene Bottillo, Clara De Simone, Rodolfo Capizzi, Anna Capalbo, Francesca Romano, Antonio Novelli, Bruno Dallapiccola, Pierluigi Amerio

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Abstract

The etiology of mycosis fungoides (MF), the most frequent form of cutaneous T cell lymphoma (CTCL), is poorly understood. No specific genetic aberration has been detected, especially in early-stage disease, possibly due to the clinical and histological heterogeneity of patient series and to the different sources of malignant cells (skin, blood, or lymph node) included in most studies. Frozen skin biopsies from 16 patients with early-stage MF were studied using array-based comparative genomic hybridization. A DNA pool from healthy donors was used as the reference. Results demonstrated recurrent loss of 19, 7p22.1-p22.3, 7q11.1-q11.23, 9q34.12, 12q24.31, and 16q22.3-q23.1, and gain of 8q22.3-q23.1 and 21q22.12. The 12q24.31 region was recurrently deleted in 7/16 patients. Real-time PCR investigation for deletion of genes BCL7A, SMAC/DIABLO, and RHOF - three tumor suppressor genes with a putative role in hematological malignancies - demonstrated that they were deleted in 9, 10, and 13 cases, respectively. The identified genomic alterations and individual genes could yield important insights into the early steps of MF pathogenesis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1067-1075
Number of pages9
JournalGenes Chromosomes and Cancer
Volume47
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cancer Research
  • Genetics

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