Translocation t(11;17) in de novo myelodysplastic syndrome not associated with acute myeloid or acute promyelocytic leukemia Academic Article uri icon


MeSH Major

  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Translocation, Genetic


  • Translocation t(11;17) is a well-recognized variant of acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) and has also been identified in patients with mixed-lineage leukemia (MLL) non-APL acute myeloid leukemia. Here, we describe two patients bearing translocation t(11;17) presenting with a clinical diagnosis of de novo myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS): the first with sole karyotypic abnormality 46,XY,t(11;17)(p11.2; p13) and the second where it represented one of the two karyotypic abnormalities 46,XX,del(5)(q13q33)46,XX,del(5)(q13q33),t(11;17)(q24;q23). Molecular characterization of both cases failed to identify fusion transcripts involving MLL or PLZF-RARA and no collaborating somatic mutations commonly found among MDS patients were seen in either case, suggesting the presence of an as yet unidentified oncogenic fusion protein.

publication date

  • January 2013



  • Academic Article



  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1159/000342493

PubMed ID

  • 23147462

Additional Document Info

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  • 48

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