t(6;14)(q25-27;q32) BCL11B/?

2008-07-01   Jean-Loup Huret 

1.Genetics, Dept Medical Information, University of Poitiers; CHU Poitiers Hospital, F-86021 Poitiers, France

Clinics and Pathology


Haematological malignancies

Phenotype stem cell origin

The phenotype is variable, and the translocation may be heterogenous at the level of the genes involved; there was one acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL), four biphenotypic acute leukaemias (BAL), two of which with expression of myeloid and T-cell markers, one acute myeloid leukaemia (AML), one chronic T-cell neoplasm, and one chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (B-CLL) Binet stage B.


Only 8 cases to date (5M/2F); there was 3 children and 4 adults (ages were: 12, 14, 28, 41, 54, 62, ?, ?).


Survival data is available in only 5 cases; patients died: "shortly", at 17 months, 33 mths, 45 mths, and 112 mths after diagnosis.

Genes Involved and Proteins

In only one of the above mentioned cases, BCL11B was detected as being involved in the translocation; the partner is unknown (Bezrookove et al., 2004). The case with BCL11B involvement was a case of M1-AML in a 54 year old male patient who died shortly after diagnosis. The t(6;14) was the sole anomaly. In other cases, data is missing concerning the genes implicated in the translocation.
Gene name
BCL11B (B-cell lymphoma/leukaemia 11B)
Protein description
Kruppel-like zinc finger protein. Expressed in the immune system and in the brain. Regulates thymic differentiation and survival.


Pubmed IDLast YearTitleAuthors
87807431996Is t(6;14) a non-random translocation in childhood acute mixed lineage leukemia?Batanian JR et al
151042872004A novel t(6;14)(q25-q27;q32) in acute myelocytic leukemia involves the BCL11B gene.Bezrookove V et al
186566902008Acute mixed lineage leukemia and a t(6;14)(q25;q32) in two adults.Georgy M et al
2364166199014q32 translocations are associated with mixed-lineage expression in childhood acute leukemia.Hayashi Y et al
119204812002Abnormalities of chromosome bands 15q13-15 in childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia.Heerema NA et al
23999101990Cytogenetic findings in 21 cases of peripheral T-cell lymphoma.Inwards DJ et al
161793742006Chromosomal translocations are associated with poor prognosis in chronic lymphocytic leukemia.Mayr C et al
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Jean-Loup Huret

t(6;14)(q25-27;q32) BCL11B/?

Atlas Genet Cytogenet Oncol Haematol. 2008-07-01

Online version: http://atlasgeneticsoncology.org/haematological/1324/t(6;14)(q25-27;q32)

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