New translocation t(2;13)(p12;q34) and rearrangement of the MLL gene in a childhood leukemia cell line

Genes Chromosomes Cancer. 1995 Mar;12(3):201-8. doi: 10.1002/gcc.2870120307.


Here we report the case of a 7-month-old boy who presented with biphenotypic acute leukemia, but with leukemia cells of B-cell phenotype present at the time of relapse. Two cell lines were derived from bone marrow specimens obtained at relapse, and immunophenotyping and analysis of antigen receptor gene configuration revealed concordance between the patient's leukemic cells and the cell lines. Cell line PER-377 shows a new chromosomal abnormality, t(2;13)(p12;q34), a molecular rearrangement at chromosome band 11q23 in the absence of a cytogenetically detectable abnormality of this band, and deletion of the genes for IGK.

Publication types

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

MeSH terms

  • Biomarkers, Tumor
  • Chromosome Banding
  • Chromosomes, Human, Pair 11*
  • Chromosomes, Human, Pair 13*
  • Chromosomes, Human, Pair 2*
  • Clone Cells
  • Gene Rearrangement, B-Lymphocyte*
  • Genetic Markers
  • Humans
  • Immunophenotyping
  • Infant
  • Karyotyping
  • Leukemia, Biphenotypic, Acute / genetics*
  • Leukemia, Biphenotypic, Acute / pathology
  • Male
  • Precursor Cell Lymphoblastic Leukemia-Lymphoma / genetics*
  • Precursor Cell Lymphoblastic Leukemia-Lymphoma / pathology
  • Translocation, Genetic*
  • Tumor Cells, Cultured*


  • Biomarkers, Tumor
  • Genetic Markers