Bcr-Abl variants: biological and clinical aspects

Leuk Res. 2002 Aug;26(8):713-20. doi: 10.1016/s0145-2126(01)00197-7.


Bcr-Abl is an oncogene that arises from fusion of the Bcr gene with the c-Abl proto-oncogene. Three different Bcr-Abl variants can be formed, depending on the amount of Bcr gene included: p185, p210, and p230. The three variants are associated with distinct types of human leukemias. Examination of the signaling pathways differentially regulated by the Bcr-Abl proteins will help us gain better insight into Bcr-Abl mediated leukemogenesis.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Genes, abl / genetics*
  • Genetic Variation
  • Humans
  • Leukemia, Myelogenous, Chronic, BCR-ABL Positive / diagnosis
  • Leukemia, Myelogenous, Chronic, BCR-ABL Positive / genetics
  • Philadelphia Chromosome