1q triplication in hematologic malignancies

2009-07-01   Tae Sung Park , Jong Rak Choi 

1.Department of Laboratory Medicine, Kyung Hee University School of Medicine, 1 Hoegi-dong, Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul 130-702, Korea (TSP); Department of Laboratory Medicine, Yonsei University College of Medicine, 250 Seongsanno, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul 120-752, Korea (JRC)

Clinics and Pathology


Acute myeloid leukemia (AML), myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), Burkitt lymphomas or non-Burkitt type lymphomas, acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), multiple myeloma (MM), myeloproliferative neoplasm (MPN) and Fanconi anemia.


29 cases have been reported in the literature.

Phenotype stem cell origin

Rare secondary karyotypic event in various hematologic malignancies; AML/MDS (8 cases), Lymphoma (9 cases), ALL (6 cases), MM (3 cases), MPN (2 cases), Fanconi anemia without other hematologic malignancies (1 case).


Male predominance (71%), patients ranged in age from 14 to 69 (median 41.5 years).


Most of 1q triplication cases did not provide detailed information for the patients survival. Although partial duplication/triplication of 1q or trisomy 1 was reported to be correlated with a poor outcome, further studies are needed for the evaluation of prognosis in such patients.


Cytogenetics morphological

1q triplication is a distinct secondary chromosomal abnormality. Most repeated region (tandem triplication) of 1q is q21-q32 (33% of total cases).

Additional anomalies

Most cases showed a complex karyotype except three solitary abnormalities of trp(1)(q) cases.

Genes Involved and Proteins

The gene involved in trp(1)(q) is unknown. However, it was suggested that the most common region of duplication, 1q23-q24, habors genes associated with tumor cell invasiveness.


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Atlas Image
Giemsa-banding partial karyograms of 1q triplication and its representative ideogram. The arrows indicate a trp(1)(q21q32) chromosome.


Tae Sung Park ; Jong Rak Choi

1q triplication in hematologic malignancies

Atlas Genet Cytogenet Oncol Haematol. 2009-07-01

Online version: http://atlasgeneticsoncology.org/haematological/1528/1q-triplication-in-hematologic-malignancies

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