t(7;8)(q34;p11) TRIM24/FGFR1

2006-02-01   Elena Belloni , Francesco Lo Coco , Pier Giuseppe Pelicci 

1.IFOM, Fondazione Istituto FIRC di Oncologia Molecolare, and IEO, Istituto Europero di Oncologia, Milan, Italy

Clinics and Pathology


Acute myeloid leucemia (AML) and 8p11 myeloproliferative syndrome (EMS).
Chromosome band 8p11 has been implicated in recurrent chromosome rearrangements associated either with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) or with a peculiar myeloproliferative disorder named 8p11 myeloproliferative syndrome (EMS). The latter is characterized by generalized lymphadenopathy and marked eosinophilia, rapid evolution to AML, and frequent association with non-Hodgkin lymphoma. The FGFR1 gene is constantly involved in EMS, often evolving to AML.

Phenotype stem cell origin



1 case to date, a female patient aged 49 yrs. The differential WBC count suggested a chronic MPD. Examination of a bone marrow smear showed 44% blasts, hypoplasia, and eosinophilia. The immunophenotypic characterization revealed the coexistence of two distinct components, a myelomonocytic part along with a lymphoid population. A diagnosis of AML-M4 was established.


Induction therapy was started with daunorubicin, cytosine arabinoside, and etoposide.


The patient died of sepsis during aplasia on day 20.


Atlas Image
Genomic clones and genes in the FGFR1 (8p11) and TIF1 (7q34) regions. To the left are shown the positions of the RPCI11- 350N15 at 8p11 and of the 2 adjacent genomic clones, RPCI11-513D5 and 675F6 (vertical white bars, genes in the genomic region of interest). On the right are the positions of the 4 clones that span the TIF1 locus (indicated by a vertical white bar) at 7q34 (RPCI11-18L16, 256C24, 199L18, and 269N18).

Additional anomalies


Genes Involved and Proteins

Gene name
TRIM24 (tripartite motif-containing 24)
Alias TIF1
Dna rna description
see figure a. Transcript: 2 variants. For details see the specific NCBI page.
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Genomic structure (not drawn to scale) of the TIF1 loci (numbered black boxes, exons) in figure a. The corresponding protein are represented in figure b.
Protein description
TIF1 encodes a nuclear protein, transcription intermediary factor 1a displaying an RBCC motif (RING finger, B-BOX, and coiled-coil domains, also called tripartite motif, TRIM) in its N-terminus and PHD and bromo domains at the C-terminus (figure b).
Gene name
FGFR1 (Fibroblast Growth Factor Receptor 1)
Dna rna description
see figure c. Transcript: various isoforms. For details see the specific NCBI page.
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Genomic structure (not drawn to scale) of the FGFR1 loci (numbered black boxes, exons) in figure c. The corresponding proteins are represented in figure d.
Protein description
The FGFR1 gene encodes the fibroblast growth factor receptor 1, a transmembrane receptor with a tyrosine kinase (TK) domain in the intracellular C-terminus, a transmembrane (TM) domain, and 3 immunoglobulin-like C-2 type extracellular domains.

Result of the Chromosomal Anomaly


TIF1-FGFR1 and FGFR1-TIF1: see figure e.
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TIF1-FGFR1 and FGFR1-TIF1: see figure f.
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Fusion gene

TRIM24/FGFR1 TRIM24 (7q33) FGFR1 (8p11.23) M|TRIM24/FGFR1 TRIM24 (7q33) FGFR1 (8p11.23) M t(7;8)(q34;p11)|TRIM24/FGFR1 TRIM24 (7q33) FGFR1 (8p11.23) TIC


Elena Belloni ; Francesco Lo Coco ; Pier Giuseppe Pelicci

t(7;8)(q34;p11) TRIM24/FGFR1

Atlas Genet Cytogenet Oncol Haematol. 2006-02-01

Online version: http://atlasgeneticsoncology.org/haematological/1409/t(7;8)(q34;p11)