Activity of the notch-signalling pathway in circulating human chronic lymphocytic leukaemia cells

M. Hajdu, A. Sebestyén, G. Barna, L. Reiniger, J. Jánosi, L. Sréter, J. Várkonyi, J. Demeter, L. Kopper

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Abstract

Dysregulation of the Notch-pathway has been implicated in the pathogenesis of chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (B-CLL). We characterized the mRNA expression of Notch pathway elements in circulating normal B- and B-CLL cells, and compared expression profiles with clinical and prognostic data. Similar expression profiles were found in normal B-cells and B-CLL cells, however, most B-CLL samples showed lower Hairy/Enhancer of Split-1 expression than normal B-cells, which suggests that the pathway is not over-activated in B-CLL. The expression of Notch-pathway genes did not correlate with other prognostic factors of B-CLL. The importance of Notch-signalling in CLL cells in lymphatic tissue microenvironments remains to be determined.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)271-275
Number of pages5
JournalScandinavian Journal of Immunology
Volume65
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology

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