Publications by authors named "Larisa Shelihova"

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Molecular characteristic of acute leukemias with t(16;21)/FUS-ERG.

Ann Hematol 2018 Jun 9;97(6):977-988. Epub 2018 Feb 9.

Dmitry Rogachev Research and Clinical Center for Pediatric Hematology, Oncology and Immunology, Samora Mashela str., 1, Moscow, 117997, Russia.

T(16;21)(p11;q22)/FUS-ERG is a rare but recurrent translocation in acute leukemias and in some types of solid tumors. Due to multiple types of FUS-ERG transcripts, PCR-based minimal residual disease detection is impeded. In this study, we evaluated a cohort of pediatric patients with t(16;21)(p11;q22)/FUS-ERG and revealed fusion gene breakpoints. We implemented next-generation sequencing (NGS) on long PCR amplicons for the detection of fusion genes with unknown partners or DNA breakpoints. That allowed us to describe different fusion variants of FUS/ERG in different patients and to detect MRD on both RNA and DNA levels. We also found several accompanying mutations in epigenetic regulators (DNMT3A, ASXL1, BCOR) by targeted NGS approach in AML cases. These mutations preceded full transformation by t(16;21)(p11;q22)/FUS-ERG and allowed us to trace clonal evolution on all steps of therapy. As a casual observation, the ASXL1 mutation was found in the unrelated donor hematopoietic cells.
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