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  • Articles  (2)
  • Acute lymphoblastic leukemia BCR-ABL rearrangment  (1)
  • Hybrid identification  (1)
  • Molecular evolution  (1)
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  • 1
    ISSN: 1432-2242
    Keywords: Hybrid identification ; Molecular evolution ; Repetitive DNA elements ; Satellite DNA ; Solanaceae
    Source: Springer Online Journal Archives 1860-2000
    Topics: Biology
    Notes: Abstract Species-specific repetitive DNA probes are a useful tool for the molecular identification of somatic hybrids. Therefore, the distribution of three repetitive DNA elements of Solanum was investigated in Solanum wild species, Solanum breeding lines, and in more distantly related species of the genera Lycopersicon, Nicotiana, and Datura. The clone pSCH15, obtained from S. circaeifolium, represents a new 168-bp repetitive element; it shows 73–79% sequence similarity to repetitive elements of S. brevidens and Lycopersicon species. The 163-bp element in pSBH6, cloned from S. bulbocastanum, turned out to be very similar (95% sequence homology) to the Lycopersicon element pLEG15/TGRI previously regarded to be present only in species of the genus Lycopersicon and in S. lycopersicoides. Lower sequence similarity of approximately 80% was observed to repetitive elements of S. brevidens which are organized differently. The repeats exhibited different degrees of specificity: by Southern hybridization the element represented by the clone pSBH6 could be detected in almost all Solanum species investigated here but only after long exposure to X-ray film. The previously described “Solanum-specific” element represented by the clone pSA287 was also found, although in a very low copy number, in Lycopersicon esculentum. Therefore, detection of the repetitive elements pSA287 and pSBH6 in those species in which the respective repeat is less represented depends on exposure time. In contrast, the element pSCH15 is prominently present only in a small number of Solanum wild species and — to some extent — in the diploid breeding lines as revealed after long exposure. Use of these repeated elements for the identification of specific genomes in protoplast-fusion hybrids between Solanum wild species and Solanum breeding lines, or between two breeding lines, was evaluated.
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    ISSN: 1432-0584
    Keywords: Acute lymphoblastic leukemia BCR-ABL rearrangment ; Minimal residual diasease Polymerase chain reaction ; Autologous BMT
    Source: Springer Online Journal Archives 1860-2000
    Topics: Medicine
    Notes: Summary Residual leukemic cells are detectable at frequencies as low as 1 in 106 normal cells in patients with Philadelphia chromosome/BCR-ABL-positive leukemias in complete remission (CR) using reverse-transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) with specific nested primers. The level of minimal residual disease (MRD) in the bone marrow (BM) and the peripheral blood (PB) may favor one of the two as the source for an autologous graft. In order to quantify MRD with RT-PCR we analyzed patients ficolled cells after limiting logarithmic dilutions in normal ficolled buffy-coat cells. In six patients with BCR-ABL-pos ALL who were in CR by conventional criteria (5 in CR1 and 1 in CR2), we studied a total of nine paired BM and PB samples prior to scheduled ABMT. A positive RT-PCR signals was detectable in all samples up to dilutions ranging from 1∶101 to 1∶103 in PB, and at higher titers ranging from 1∶103 to 1∶105 in the BM. The BM titers exceeded the corresponding PB titers in all nine sample pairs by at least 1 log. The mean difference was 1.55 log (geometric mean,n=9) and is statistically significant (p〈0.03). We conclude that residual leukemia in BCR-ABL-positive ALL preferentially locates in the BM compartment, and we assume that PB may yield autologous grafts with significantly less leukemic contamination.
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