The aim of this study was to identify genes distinctively expressed or suppressed in childhood leukemia with different prognoses, using cDNA microarray and quantitative reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR). The expression levels of the selected genes by cDNA microarray were quantified in primary leukemic blasts from 44 patients (acute lymphoblastic leukemia, 28; acute myelogenous leukemia (AML), 13; transient myeloproliferative disorder, 3). The expression levels of CDKN2C, CRADD, and IGFBP-2 genes were significantly associated with the event-free survival of the patients in AML. The present results suggest that a combination of cDNA microarray and quantitative RT-PCR may be useful to identify novel genes with prognostic value in childhood AML.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health