Germ-line mutation of the NRAS gene may be responsible for the development of juvenile myelomonocytic leukaemia

Paola De Filippi, Marco Zecca, Daniela Lisini, Vittorio Rosti, Claudia Cagioni, Carmelo Carlo-Stella, Orietta Radi, Pierangelo Veggiotti, Angela Mastronuzzi, Antonio Acquaviva, Alfonso D'Ambrosio, Franco Locatelli, Cesare Danesino

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Abstract

We report the case of a child with clinical and haematological features indicative of juvenile myelomonocytic leukaemia (JMML). The patient showed dysmorphic features: high forehead, bilateral epicanthal folds, long eyebrows, low nasal bridge and slightly low-set ears. A 38G>A (G13D) mutation in exon 1 of the NRAS gene was first demonstrated on peripheral blood cells, and then confirmed on granulocyte-macrophage colony-forming units. The same mutation was also found in buccal swab, hair bulbs, endothelial cells, skin fibroblasts. This case suggests for the first time that constitutional mutations of NRAS may be responsible for development of a myeloproliferative/myelodysplastic disorder in children.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)706-709
Number of pages4
JournalBritish Journal of Haematology
Volume147
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2009

Keywords

  • JMML
  • Noonan
  • PTPN11
  • RAS

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hematology

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