The t(8;21)(q22;q22) is consistently associated with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) M2. Recent data have suggested that breakpoints on chromosome 21 are clustered within a single intron of a novel gene. AML1, just downstream of a region of homology to the runt gene of D melanogaster. In this report, we confirm rearrangement at the same location in at least 12 of 18 patients with t(8;21). Furthermore, we have isolated recombinant clones spanning the breakpoint regions on both the der(8) and the der(21) from one patient. By using a chromosome 8 probe derived from these clones, we show that t(8;21) breakpoints are also clustered on chromosome 8.
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - Feb 1 1993|
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