Novel translocation of the BCL10 gene in a case of mucosa associated lymphoid tissue lymphoma

Genes Chromosomes Cancer. 2000 Dec;29(4):347-9. doi: 10.1002/1098-2264(2000)9999:9999<::aid-gcc1048>;2-b.


Interest has focused on a recently identified gene, BCL10, thought to play an important role in the genesis of extranodal, marginal zone (MALT) lymphomas. This gene belongs to a family containing caspase recruitment domains (CARD), that are involved in the apoptotic pathway. Translocations of the BCL10 gene to the immunoglobulin heavy chain locus at 14q32 have been described. We report herein a case of MALT lymphoma showing t(1; 2)(p22; p12). The translocation was shown to involve the BCL10 gene and the immunoglobulin kappa light chain locus by fluorescence in situ hybridization.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adaptor Proteins, Signal Transducing*
  • Aged
  • B-Cell CLL-Lymphoma 10 Protein
  • Humans
  • Immunoglobulin Variable Region / genetics
  • Immunoglobulin kappa-Chains / genetics
  • In Situ Hybridization, Fluorescence
  • Lymphoma, B-Cell, Marginal Zone / diagnosis
  • Lymphoma, B-Cell, Marginal Zone / genetics*
  • Lymphoma, B-Cell, Marginal Zone / surgery
  • Male
  • Neoplasm Proteins / genetics*
  • Proto-Oncogenes*
  • Splenic Neoplasms / diagnosis
  • Splenic Neoplasms / genetics
  • Splenic Neoplasms / surgery
  • Stomach Neoplasms / diagnosis
  • Stomach Neoplasms / genetics
  • Stomach Neoplasms / surgery
  • Translocation, Genetic / genetics*


  • Adaptor Proteins, Signal Transducing
  • B-Cell CLL-Lymphoma 10 Protein
  • BCL10 protein, human
  • Immunoglobulin Variable Region
  • Immunoglobulin kappa-Chains
  • Neoplasm Proteins