Dataset features


Application: Gene expression microarray analysis
Number of samples: 92
Release date: Feb 23 2008
Last update date: Aug 28 2018
Access: Public
Diseases: Precursor T-Cell Lymphoblastic Leukemia-Lymphoma
Dataset link the recurrent SET-NUP214 fusion as a new HOXA activation mechanism in pediatric T-ALL

Experimental Protocol

For 67 T-ALL patients having one of the major molecular cytogenetic abnormalities (i.e. TAL1 (n=24), LMO2 (n=9), HOXA (n=5), HOX11/TLX1 (n=7), and HOX11L2/TLX3 (n=22)), differentially expressed probesets were calculated from Affymetrix U133plus2.0 data based upon a Wilcoxon analysis and corrected for multiple testing for each probeset. Significant and differentially expressed probesets were obtained for the TAL1, HOX11 and HOX11L2 subgroups. No significant probesets were obtained for the HOXA subgroup or the LMO2 subgroup . As TAL1 and LMO2 both participate in the same transcriptional complex, activation of these genes may both lead to a highly similar expression profile. Combined analysis of TAL1 and LMO2 rearranged cases revealed significant and differentially expressed probesets that, as expected, almost entirely overlapped with the gene signature obtained for the TAL1-subgroup only. Next, we clustered 92 T-ALL cases, that besides the 67 cases as described above further included 25 T-ALL that lacked any of these recurrent abnormalities. Cluster analysis was performed based upon the top 25, 50 or 100 most significant probesets for the TAL1, TAL1/LMO2, HOX11 and HOX11L2 subgroups combined with 15 HOXA probesets identified by Soulier et al (2005)










Jules Meijerink
Jules P.P. Meijerink