World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Precursor B-cell lymphoblastic leukemia

Article Id: WHEBN0017136631
Reproduction Date:

Title: Precursor B-cell lymphoblastic leukemia  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Lymphoid leukemia
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

Precursor B-cell lymphoblastic leukemia

Precursor B-cell lymphoblastic leukemia
Classification and external resources
ICD-O: MeSH D015452

Precursor B-cell lymphoblastic leukemia is a form of lymphoid leukemia in which too many B-cell lymphoblasts (immature white blood cells) are found in the blood and bone marrow. It is the most common type of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). It is sometimes additionally classified as a lymphoma, as designated leukemia/lymphoma.

It consists of the following subtypes:[1]

  • t(9;22)-BCR/ ABL
  • t(v;11q23)-MLL rearrangement
  • t(1;19)-E2A/PBX1
  • t(12;21)-ETV/ CBFα
  • t(17;19)-E2A-HLF

Molecular Mechanisms

One interesting model of precursor B ALL shows aberrant function of a single gene, namely Pax5, as capable to change phenotype of B cells toward precursor cells.[2][3]


 This article incorporates "Dictionary of Cancer Terms".

External links

  • Precursor B-lymphoblastic leukemia entry in the public domain NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.