Knowledge regarding the molecular pathogenesis and progression of mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphomas of ocular adnexa is limited. Eleven cases of ocular MALT lymphoma were analyzed by clonal rearrangement of antigen receptor genes using Southern blot hybridization. Polymerase chain reaction-single stranded conformational polymorphism analysis and DNA sequencing was utilized to analyze the mutations of BCL6 and BCL10 genes. Clonal rearrangement of immunoglobulin heavy genes was found in all 11 patients. No point mutation was found in BCL6 or BCL10 genes in any of the samples analyzed. We suggest that mutations of BCL6 and BCL10 genes are rare in low-grade MALT lymphoma of ocular adnexa and are unlikely to be involved in the pathogenesis of the disease. But the role of alterations of both BCL6 and BCL10 genes in the disease progression of low-grade MALT lymphoma require additional study. Copyright (C) 2000 Elsevier Science Inc.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Cancer Genetics and Cytogenetics|
|Publication status||Published - 2000|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology
- Cancer Research