14q translocations, having a break point at 14q13, in lymphoid malignancy



In three patients with non-Hodgkin lymphomas and in one cell line (HPL-Hod) derived from pleural effusion cells of a patient with Hodgkin's disease, rearrangements of the long arm of chromosome No. 14(14q) were observed. These rearrangements appeared to be consistently associated with a 14q translocation, suggestive of occurrence of a break at 14q13. The translocation in an individual case could occur with 1p, 2q, 4q, and another 14q. A 14q13 translocation may be comparable with a 14q32 translocation, which has often been observed in various types of lymphoid malignancy.