A lymphoid cell line was established from a patient with B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (B-CLL) by infecting blood lymphocytes with Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). Immunoglobulin gene rearrangement studies and the presence of a chromosome marker (isochromosome 17q) provided the formal proof that the line has originated from the neoplastic B cells. The morphology and phenotype indicate that the EBV-induced cell line has reached a plasma cell-like stage of differentiation.
- B-chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (B-CLL)
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- Cancer Research