t(2;8)(q12;p11) RANBP2/FGFR1

2014-11-01   Carine Gervais 

1.Laboratoire de Cytogenetique Hematologique, CHU Strasbourg, France

Clinics and Pathology


Myeloid and lymphoid neoplasms with FGFR1 abnormalities (previously: 8p11 myeloproliferative syndrome)


Different disease phenotypes according to the FGFR1 partner gene.

Phenotype stem cell origin

Pluripotent haematopoietic stem cell.


Only one case to date, a 63 years old female with myeloproliferative/myelodysplastic neoplasm (Gervais et al., 2013).


Splenomegaly, dyspnea, impaired general condition at diagnosis. Rapid disease progression despite chemotherapy.
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Bone marrow (MGG): hypercellularity with granular hyperplasia, dysgranulopoiesis and few eosinophils.


Disease progressed rapidly and the patient died 6 months after the diagnosis.


Undetermined (myeloid and lymphoid neoplasms with FGFR1 abnormalities prognosis is currently poor).


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R and G-banding showing t(2;8)(q12;p11).

Cytogenetics morphological

t(2;8)(q12;p11) without additional abnormality.
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Cohybridization of FGFR1 BAC RP11-350N15 (8p11, green) and RANBP2 RP11-84C2 (2q12, red) showing a dual fusion signal.

Genes Involved and Proteins

Gene name
FGFR1 (Fibroblast Growth Factor Receptor 1)
Receptor tyrosine kinase.
Dna rna description
18 exons.
Protein description
Extracellular ligand-binding domain (with the N-terminus). Unique transmembrane domain. Catalytic (tyrosine kinase) cytosolic domain.
Gene name
RANBP2 (RAN binding protein 2)
Implicated in various cancers, inflammatory myofibroblastic tumors (with ALK 2p23), JMML and AML with RANBP2-ALK fusion (Rottgers et al., 2010; Maesako et al., 2014; Lim et al., 2014).
Dna rna description
31 exons.
Protein description
Component of the nuclear pore complex, localised at its cytoplasmic side.

Result of the Chromosomal Anomaly

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Schematic representation of RANBP2-FGFR1 fusion transcript.


5 RANBP2 - 3 FGFR1; fusion of RANPB2 exon 20 to FGFR1 exon 9.


Detection of both RANBP2-FGFR1 transcript and FGFR1-RANBP2 reciprocal transcript.
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Schematic representation of RANBP2, FGFR1 and RANBP2-FGFR1 predicted fusion protein.


RANBP2 N-terminal (leucine-rich region) - FGFR1 C-terminal (TK domain).


Constitutive activation of FGFR1 kinase activity.


Pubmed IDLast YearTitleAuthors
1560934220058p11 myeloproliferative syndrome with a novel t(7;8) translocation leading to fusion of the FGFR1 and TIF1 genes.Belloni E et al
117391862001The t(8;22) in chronic myeloid leukemia fuses BCR to FGFR1: transforming activity and specific inhibition of FGFR1 fusion proteins.Demiroglu A et al
117469712001Fusion of the BCR and the fibroblast growth factor receptor-1 (FGFR1) genes as a result of t(8;22)(p11;q11) in a myeloproliferative disorder: the first fusion gene involving BCR but not ABL.Fioretos T et al
230417762013A translocation t(2;8)(q12;p11) fuses FGFR1 to a novel partner gene, RANBP2/NUP358, in a myeloproliferative/myelodysplastic neoplasm.Gervais C et al
150348732004Identification of a novel gene, FGFR1OP2, fused to FGFR1 in 8p11 myeloproliferative syndrome.Grand EK et al
106888392000FGFR1 is fused to the centrosome-associated protein CEP110 in the 8p12 stem cell myeloproliferative disorder with t(8;9)(p12;q33).Guasch G et al
123935972003Endogenous retroviral sequence is fused to FGFR1 kinase in the 8p12 stem-cell myeloproliferative disorder with t(8;19)(p12;q13.3).Guasch G et al
182052092008The t(1;9)(p34;q34) and t(8;12)(p11;q15) fuse pre-mRNA processing proteins SFPQ (PSF) and CPSF6 to ABL and FGFR1.Hidalgo-Curtis C et al
226191102012Identification of a novel partner gene, TPR, fused to FGFR1 in 8p11 myeloproliferative syndrome.Li F et al
240348962013Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor with RANBP2 and ALK gene rearrangement: a report of two cases and literature review.Li J et al
246132772014RANBP2-ALK fusion combined with monosomy 7 in acute myelomonocytic leukemia.Lim JH et al
126610112003Fusion of ALK to the Ran-binding protein 2 (RANBP2) gene in inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor.Ma Z et al
243075152014inv(2)(p23q13)/RAN-binding protein 2 (RANBP2)-ALK fusion gene in myeloid leukemia that developed in an elderly woman.Maesako Y et al
111221152000The 8p12 myeloproliferative disorder. t(8;19)(p12;q13.3): a novel translocation involving the FGFR1 gene.Mugneret F et al
99491821999The t(6;8)(q27;p11) translocation in a stem cell myeloproliferative disorder fuses a novel gene, FOP, to fibroblast growth factor receptor 1.Popovici C et al
204281972010ALK fusion genes in children with atypical myeloproliferative leukemia.Röttgers S et al
193699592009LRRFIP1, a new FGFR1 partner gene associated with 8p11 myeloproliferative syndrome.Soler G et al
158006732005The t(8;17)(p11;q23) in the 8p11 myeloproliferative syndrome fuses MYO18A to FGFR1.Walz C et al
213303212011The kinase inhibitor TKI258 is active against the novel CUX1-FGFR1 fusion detected in a patient with T-lymphoblastic leukemia/lymphoma and t(7;8)(q22;p11).Wasag B et al
94259081998FGFR1 is fused with a novel zinc-finger gene, ZNF198, in the t(8;13) leukaemia/lymphoma syndrome.Xiao S et al


Carine Gervais

t(2;8)(q12;p11) RANBP2/FGFR1

Atlas Genet Cytogenet Oncol Haematol. 2014-11-01

Online version: http://atlasgeneticsoncology.org/haematological/1661/t(2;8)(q12;p11)