Normal frequency of structural chromosome aberrations in fibroblasts from patients with non‐Hodgkin's lymphoma
JOHANSSON, BERTIL, (författare)
Lunds universitet, Lund University, Medicinska fakulteten, Faculty of Medicine, Institutionen för laboratoriemedicin, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Avdelningen för klinisk genetik, Division of Clinical Genetics, Skåne University Hospital
Lunds universitet, Lund University, Medicinska fakulteten, Faculty of Medicine, Institutionen för kliniska vetenskaper, Lund, Department of Clinical Sciences, Lund, Tumörmikromiljö, Tumor microenvironment, Sektion I, Section I, Skåne University Hospital
The incidence of chromosome aberrations, i.e., chromatid and chromosome gaps, breaks, and exchanges, was studied in cultured skin fibroblasts from 25 untreated patients with non‐Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) and 26 controls. The mean frequencies of aberrant cells, and gap, break, and gap+break events per 100 metaphases were 4.2, 1.9, 2.8, and 4.7 in the NHL group, and 5.1, 2.6, 3.2, and 5.8 in the control group. None of these parameters differed significantly between the groups, indicating that constitutional chromosomal instability is not related to the development of NHL. In the total material there was a significant (P<0.05) increase with age in the number of aberrant cells.
MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP -- Klinisk medicin -- Cancer och onkologi (hsv//swe)
MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES -- Clinical Medicine -- Cancer and Oncology (hsv//eng)