Aberrant DNA methylation of genomic regions translocated in myeloid malignancies

Leuk Lymphoma. 1998 Jun;30(1-2):1-9. doi: 10.3109/10428199809050924.


The mechanism of aberrant genetic recombinatorial events in neoplasia is vaguely understood. One hypothesis is that aberrant DNA methylation may in some way predispose genomic regions to recombination. Using the t(9;22) of chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) and the t(15;17) of acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) as models, our laboratory and others have gathered data supporting this hypothesis. These data are reviewed.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • DNA Methylation*
  • Genome, Human*
  • Germ Cells / physiology
  • Humans
  • Leukemia, Myelogenous, Chronic, BCR-ABL Positive
  • Leukemia, Myeloid / genetics*
  • Leukemia, Promyelocytic, Acute / genetics
  • Recombination, Genetic*
  • Translocation, Genetic*