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Cerroni, L; Volkenandt, M; Rieger, E; Soyer, HP; Kerl, H.
bcl-2 protein expression and correlation with the interchromosomal 14;18 translocation in cutaneous lymphomas and pseudolymphomas.
J Invest Dermatol. 1994; 102(2):231-235 [OPEN ACCESS]
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Autor/innen der Med Uni Graz:
Cerroni Lorenzo
Kerl Helmut
Soyer Hans Peter
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The interchromosomal 14;18 translocation occurs in approximately 70-80% of follicular lymphomas and in a lower proportion of high-grade non-Hodgkin lymphomas of the lymph nodes. This translocation results in the fusion of the bcl-2 oncogene on chromosome 18 with immunoglobulin heavy chain genes on chromosome 14, and in the expression of higher amounts of normal bcl-2 protein. We studied bcl-2 expression in biopsies of 108 patients with benign and malignant cutaneous lymphoproliferative diseases (B-cell lymphoma, primary cutaneous, 42; secondary cutaneous, 21; primary cutaneous T-cell lymphoma, 21; B-cell pseudolymphoma, 24), using a monoclonal anti-bcl-2 antibody on paraffin-embedded tissue sections, bcl-2 protein was detected immunohistochemically in 16 of 63 cases of cutaneous B-cell lymphoma, whereas cutaneous T-cell lymphomas and B-cell pseudolymphomas were negative. The proportion of bcl-2 protein expression was significantly higher in secondary (11/21) than in primary cutaneous B-cell lymphomas (5/42; chi 2 test, p < 0.001). Biopsies from 25 of these patients (B-cell lymphoma, 22; B-cell pseudolymphoma, three) were analyzed previously on the molecular level for the t(14;18), using polymerase chain reaction amplification of DNA obtained from paraffin-embedded sections. In four of 11 cases of bcl-2 protein-positive B-cell lymphoma (primary, one; secondary, three) the t(14;18) was detected by polymerase chain reaction. All other cases of B-cell lymphoma, including seven cases where bcl-2 protein was detected by immunohistology, and B-cell pseudolymphoma were negative. These results demonstrate: 1) bcl-2 protein is expressed in a small portion of cutaneous B-cell lymphomas; 2) bcl-2 protein expression is significantly more frequent in secondary than in primary cutaneous B-cell lymphoma; 3) only approximately one-third of cases expressing the bcl-2 protein are characterized also by the t(14;18). bcl-2 protein expression might indicate that the cutaneous manifestation of the lymphoma represents a secondary spread from a node-based lymphoma.
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Blotting, Southern -
Chromosomes, Human, Pair 14 -
Chromosomes, Human, Pair 18 -
DNA, Neoplasm - analysis
Gene Expression Regulation, Neoplastic - genetics
Humans -
Immunohistochemistry -
Leukemia, Lymphocytic, Chronic, B-Cell - chemistry
Lymphoma, B-Cell - chemistry
Lymphoma, T-Cell, Cutaneous - chemistry
Polymerase Chain Reaction -
Proto-Oncogene Proteins - analysis
Proto-Oncogene Proteins c-bcl-2 -
Skin Neoplasms - chemistry
Translocation, Genetic - genetics

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Cutaneous Lymphoma
Pseudolymphoma
1418 Translocation
Bcl-2 Protein
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