B de Jong

Universitair Medisch Centrum Groningen, Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands

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    ABSTRACT: Despite the fact that numerous studies have been performed on diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL), only few have concerned extranodal lymphomas occurring in the testis. We performed a cytogenetic and molecular study of 17 testicular non-Hodgkin lymphomas, of which 14 were proven primary DLBCL of the testis. Cytogenetic analysis revealed in 8 out of 11 evaluable cases a structural abnormality of the long arm of chromosome 6, with deletion or addition of material of unknown origin, and with breakpoints spanning the region 6q12-6q23. The cytogenetic findings were confirmed by fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH) with a chromosome 6 painting probe. Using array based-comparative genomic hybridization on 16 evaluable cases, including 5 cases not tested by cytogenetics or FISH, 14 (88%) showed chromosome 6q deletions. We identified two regions of minimal deletion (RMD), at 104-113 Mb (6q16.3-q21) and 137.5-138.8 Mb (6q23.3), respectively. In one case, we observed a 2.7 Mb homozygous deletion ranging from 135.3 to 138.0 Mb that partly overlapped with the RMD at 6q23.3. Our study indicates that 6q deletions play a major pathogenetic role in DLBCL of the testis and that many of these deletions are part of unbalanced translocations.
    Genes Chromosomes and Cancer 11/2006; 45(10):976-81. · 3.55 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: To investigate the effect of factors involved in cell culturing and slide preparation of amniotic fluid (AF) and chorionic villus biopsies (CVB) for prenatal cytogenetic diagnosis. The effect on the outcome of our standard AF cell culture procedure of volume and appearance of the submitted AF specimen, gynaecologist performing the amniocentesis, week of gestation in which the specimen was taken and culture medium was retrospectively investigated. In a prospective study controlled experimental variation was introduced in composition of fixative, relative humidity, temperature and airflow during slide preparation from primary CVB and AF in situ cultures. For evaluation, analysis of regression or variance was used. Provided that at least 0.8 mL AF per culture dish was admitted, none of the investigated factors appeared as critical resulting in unacceptable variation in outcome. Variation in appearance of the AF had a relatively major impact: bloody or brown AF resulted in a 3 days longer culture time. To a limited degree, metaphase quality of AF and CVB cells was affected by composition of fixative, relative humidity, ambient temperature and airflow during slide preparation. Current prenatal cytogenetic practice as described here appears in general to be robust and reliable. The investigated conditions are not critical within the investigated range. Expensive measures for fine control of these conditions are, therefore, not required.
    Prenatal Diagnosis 10/2006; 26(9):791-800. · 2.68 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The aim of this study was to find factors that could explain the accumulation difference of mitoxantrone in the BCRP1-negative GLC4-MITO cell line compared to GLC4. Comparative genomic hybridisation (CGH) was applied to determine chromosomal differences between GLC4 and GLC4-MITO. Comparative genomic hybridisation analysis revealed gain of 2q, 6p, 9q, 13q, 14q, 15q, 19q and Xp and loss of 1p, 2q, 3p, 3q, 4q, 6q, 8q, 11p, 16p, 17q, 18p, 20p and Xq. In the over-represented chromosomal areas, seven transporter genes were identified: ABCB6, ABCB2 (TAP1), ABCB3 (TAP2), ABCF1 (ABC50), ABCC10 (MRP7), ABCA2 (ABC2) and ABCC4 (MRP4). No RNA or protein upregulation was observed for ABCB6, ABCF1, ABCC10, ABCC4, ABCB2 and ABCB3, but an increased expression was detected for ABCA2 mRNA in GLC4-MITO. ABCA2 is known to be involved in resistance to estramustine. In the MTT assay, GLC4-MITO was two-fold resistant to estramustine compared to GLC4. Coincubation with estramustine and mitoxantrone increased mitoxantrone accumulation in GLC4-MITO, while this was not affected in GLC4. This suggests that estramustine is able to block mitoxantrone efflux in GLC4-MITO cells. These data reveal that cellular reduction of mitoxantrone in a mitoxantrone-resistant cell line is associated with overexpression of ABCA2.
    British Journal of Cancer 07/2004; 90(12):2411-7. · 5.08 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Chromosomal translocations involving t(14;18)(q32;q21) and the chromosome 3q27 region are common in B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma of germinal center cell origin. Grade 3B follicular lymphoma (FL), consisting almost exclusively of centroblasts, is a distinct subgroup of follicular lymphomas that has more in common clinically with the aggressive diffuse large B-cell lymphomas than with their indolent FL grade 1 and 2 counterparts. We studied the cytogenetic and molecular genetic aberrations by classic cytogenetics, polymerase chain reaction, Southern blot hybridization, and fluorescence in situ hybridization, with special emphasis on t(14;18), affecting bcl-2, and 3q27 rearrangement, affecting bcl-6, in 32 cases of FL grade 3B. Three distinctive subgroups were identified based upon the existence of breakpoint 3q27, a translocation t(14;18), or the absence of both. Group I involved a t(14;18) and no 3q27 aberrations (n = 13); group II was without a t(14;18) and without 3q27 aberrations (n = 9), but had other cytogenetic aberrations; and group III was without a t(14;18) but with aberrations involving 3q27 (n = 10). None of the FL grade 3B cases harbored both a t(14;18) and 3q27 aberration. These results, in particular the finding of a mutual exclusiveness of bcl-2 and bcl-6 rearrangement, indicate at least 3 different pathways of oncogenesis in FL grade 3B. FL grade 3B with bcl-2 rearrangement probably is part of the same entity as the other follicular lymphomas (1, 2, 3A), whereas the cases with 3q27 abnormalities or other unrelated translocations are more closely related to the majority of diffuse large-cell lymphomas of germinal center cell origin.
    Blood 03/2003; 101(3):1149-54. · 9.78 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Most adult testicular germ cell tumors have a characteristic chromosomal abnormality that is an isochromosome 12p [i(12p)]. Furthermore, these tumors are characterized by a chromosome number in the triploid range and gains and losses of (parts of) specific chromosomes. Cytogenetic investigation of three cases of infantile testicular germ cell tumors, all diagnosed as yolk sac tumors, revealed highly abnormal karyotypes. We found one case to be diploid; the other two cases were in the hypertriploid/hypotetraploid range. Structural abnormalities of chromosomes 1, 3, and 6 were recurrent and no i(12p) was found. Our results, together with data from the literature, suggest that infantile and adult testicular germ cell tumors have a different origin and pathogenetic pathway. Aberrations of chromosomes 1, 3, and 6 may play an important role in the pathogenesis of infantile testicular yolk sac tumors.
    Cancer Genetics and Cytogenetics 06/2002; 135(1):57-62. · 1.93 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Most adult testicular germ cell tumors have a characteristic chromosomal abnormality that is an isochromosome 12p [i(12p)]. Furthermore, these tumors are characterized by a chromosome number in the triploid range and gains and losses of (parts of) specific chromosomes. Cytogenetic investigation of three cases of infantile testicular germ cell tumors, all diagnosed as yolk sac tumors, revealed highly abnormal karyotypes. We found one case to be diploid; the other two cases were in the hypertriploid/hypotetraploid range. Structural abnormalities of chromosomes 1, 3, and 6 were recurrent and no i(12p) was found. Our results, together with data from the literature, suggest that infantile and adult testicular germ cell tumors have a different origin and pathogenetic pathway. Aberrations of chromosomes 1, 3, and 6 may play an important role in the pathogenesis of infantile testicular yolk sac tumors.
    Cancer Genetics and Cytogenetics - CANCER GENET CYTOGENET. 01/2002; 135(1):57-62.
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    ABSTRACT: Cardiac myxomas are significant causes of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Their genetic background is presently unknown. Recently, linkage analysis in cardiac myxomas of Carney complex patients has indicated that 2p16 and 17q2 might carry genes responsible for the development of hereditary cardiac myxomas. Less is known about sporadic cardiac myxomas. To date, cytogenetic analysis has been performed on 13 sporadic cases, and no specific rearrangement has been deduced. We studied 15 sporadic cardiac myxomas and reviewed the literature. Ten of the present cases revealed abnormal karyotypes with clonal and nonclonal rearrangements including dicentric chromosomes and telomeric associations. No cytogenetic evidence was found for a role of 2p16 in the development of sporadic cases. Region 17q2 was involved in structural rearrangements, but to a lesser extent than other regions. Structural rearrangements involving regions 12p1 and 17p1 are more frequently present and might therefore harbor genes important for the development of sporadic cardiac myxomas.
    Cancer Genetics and Cytogenetics 05/2001; 126(2):162-5. · 1.93 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: In 1958 chorionic villus samples, investigated by culture method, we found 137 (7%) abnormalities. The abnormal results were classified in certain abnormal (generalised abnormal at high probability) and uncertain abnormal (potentially confined to the placenta) results. Certain abnormal were 73 cases (3.7%). Uncertain abnormal were 64 cases (3.3%), in which confirmation studies were done in 47 cases. In 12 cases of these 47, the abnormality was confirmed and in 35 cases (1.8%) the abnormality was confined to the placenta. Among the latter cases, poor pregnancy outcome [16% intrauterine death (IUD), 6% intrauterine growth retardation (IUGR)] was increased. Total maternal cell contamination was not seen. The positive predictive value of all confirmed abnormal cases was 66%. The positive predictive value was 100% for indications 'ultrasound abnormalities' and 'carrier' and between 50 and 60% for all other indications. Predictive value among uncertain abnormal cases was low (26%). However, the positive predictive value depends of the type of abnormality. Therefore we conclude that the culture method for chorionic villi is a good test for indications 'ultrasound abnormalities' and 'carrier' and reliable for all other indications. Whether or not follow-up investigations should be offered to the parents depends of the type of abnormality. We conclude that the culture method is reliable for prenatal diagnosis and can be used as the sole investigative method.
    Prenatal Diagnosis 01/2001; 20(12):950-5. · 2.68 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Cardiac myxomas are significant causes of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Their genetic background is presently unknown. Recently, linkage analysis in cardiac myxomas of Carney complex patients has indicated that 2p16 and 17q2 might carry genes responsible for the development of hereditary cardiac myxomas. Less is known about sporadic cardiac myxomas. To date, cytogenetic analysis has been performed on 13 sporadic cases, and no specific rearrangement has been deduced. We studied 15 sporadic cardiac myxomas and reviewed the literature. Ten of the present cases revealed abnormal karyotypes with clonal and nonclonal rearrangements including dicentric chromosomes and telomeric associations. No cytogenetic evidence was found for a role of 2p16 in the development of sporadic cases. Region 17q2 was involved in structural rearrangements, but to a lesser extent than other regions. Structural rearrangements involving regions 12p1 and 17p1 are more frequently present and might therefore harbor genes important for the development of sporadic cardiac myxomas.
    Cancer Genetics and Cytogenetics - CANCER GENET CYTOGENET. 01/2001; 126(2):162-165.
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    ABSTRACT: Human testicular germ cell tumours (TGCTs) of adolescents and adults, both seminomas and non-seminomas, originate from intratubular germ cell neoplasia (IGCN). Comparative genomic hybridization (CGH) was applied to microdissected samples from different stages of the development of a seminoma and a mixed non-seminoma, including IGCN of both. The different stages of the seminoma development, namely IGCN, intratubular and invasive seminoma, showed a very similar pattern of chromosomal imbalances, including gains of parts of 7, 8, 12,14, and X, and losses of parts of 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12q, 16, 18, 22, and Y. A more heterogeneous pattern was found for the non-seminoma. Some aberrations were present only in IGCN, or in IGCN and in all invasive components (gains of parts of 1q, 17, 19p, 20q, and 22, and losses of parts of 4, 5, 9p, 13, and 18q), while others were present in a less consistent pattern. These are the first reported CGH data from different stages in the development of TGCTs. Although only two cases were studied, the results suggest that particular numerical changes of (parts of) chromosomes are involved in the early development and progression of this cancer.
    The Journal of Pathology 07/2000; 191(2):187-92. · 7.59 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Human testicular germ cell tumours (TGCTs) of adolescents and adults, both seminomas and non-seminomas, originate from intratubular germ cell neoplasia (IGCN). Comparative genomic hybridization (CGH) was applied to microdissected samples from different stages of the development of a seminoma and a mixed non-seminoma, including IGCN of both. The different stages of the seminoma development, namely IGCN, intratubular and invasive seminoma, showed a very similar pattern of chromosomal imbalances, including gains of parts of 7, 8,12,14, and X, and losses of parts of 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12q, 16, 18, 22, and Y. A more heterogeneous pattern was found for the non-seminoma. Some aberrations were present only in IGCN, or in IGCN and in all invasive components (gains of parts of 1q, 17, 19p, 20q, and 22, and losses of parts of 4, 5, 9p, 13, and 18q), while others were present in a less consistent pattern. These are the first reported CGH data from different stages in the development of TGCTs. Although only two cases were studied, the results suggest that particular numerical changes of (parts of) chromosomes are involved in the early development and progression of this cancer. Copyright © 2000 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
    The Journal of Pathology 05/2000; 191(2):187 - 192. · 7.59 Impact Factor
  • Prenatal Diagnosis 01/2000; 19(12):1176-7. · 2.68 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The first published chromosomal pattern of the retroperitoneal lymph node metastasis of a malignant gonadal stroma cell tumor of the adult testis is presented. Karyotyping showed structural chromosomal abnormalities and loss of the Y-chromosome. This loss was confirmed in primary tumor and metastasis using fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH). The characteristic chromosomal abnormality of adult testicular germ cell tumors, an i(12p), was not present. The results are compared with other data of testicular and ovarian sex cord stromal tumors. From the comparison of the male tumors, it is concluded that loss of the Y-chromosome might have a pathogenetic significance.
    Cancer Genetics and Cytogenetics 08/1999; 112(1):21-5. · 1.93 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: We report on the cytogenetics of a primary testicular nonseminoma, a residual mature teratoma after remission-induction chemotherapy, and a late relapse after 9 years of follow-up, in one patient. The late relapse was composed of a mature teratoma and a yolk sac tumor component. Cytogenetic comparison of the different tumors shows that progression of primary testicular nonseminoma to residual mature teratoma and to a late-relapse lesion is accompanied by net loss of chromosomes. In addition, our findings may suggest that transformation to viable cancer in a late-relapse lesion is accompanied by further chromosomal losses.
    Cancer Genetics and Cytogenetics 06/1999; 111(1):49-54. · 1.93 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: No data on the chromosomal constitution of spermatocytic seminomas are available thus far because of their rarity. Ploidy analysis performed on paraffin-embedded cases showed varying results from (near-) diploid to aneuploid. We applied comparative genomic hybridization on four snap-frozen primary spermatocytic seminomas of three different patients. Conventional cytogenetic analysis was successful in one, and "interphase cytogenetics" with centromeric region-specific probes was applied to another. The results from comparative genomic hybridization showed almost exclusively numerical chromosomal aberrations, in agreement with the data from karyotyping. Despite the limited number of cases studied, a nonrandom pattern of chromosome imbalances was detected: chromosome 9 was gained in all spermatocytic seminomas. This suggests that that this aberration plays a role in the development of this cancer. Interphase cytogenetics shows that the copy number of most chromosomes ranges from two to four, with an average of near trisomic. This constitutes the first report on the chromosomal constitution of spermatocytic seminomas.
    Genes Chromosomes and Cancer 01/1999; 23(4):286-91. · 3.55 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The first published chromosomal pattern of the retroperitoneal lymph node metastasis of a malignant gonadal stroma cell tumor of the adult testis is presented. Karyotyping showed structural chromosomal abnormalities and loss of the Y-chromosome. This loss was confirmed in primary tumor and metastasis using fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH). The characteristic chromosomal abnormality of adult testicular germ cell tumors, an i(12p), was not present. The results are compared with other data of testicular and ovarian sex cord stromal tumors. From the comparison of the male tumors, it is concluded that loss of the Y-chromosome might have a pathogenetic significance.
    Cancer Genetics and Cytogenetics - CANCER GENET CYTOGENET. 01/1999; 112(1):21-25.
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    ABSTRACT: No data on the chromosomal constitution of spermatocytic seminomas are available thus far because of their rarity. Ploidy analysis performed on paraffin-embedded cases showed varying results from (near-) diploid to aneuploid. We applied comparative genomic hybridization on four snap-frozen primary spermatocytic seminomas of three different patients. Conventional cytogenetic analysis was successful in one, and “interphase cytogenetics” with centromeric region-specific probes was applied to another. The results from comparative genomic hybridization showed almost exclusively numerical chromosomal aberrations, in agreement with the data from karyotyping. Despite the limited number of cases studied, a nonrandom pattern of chromosome imbalances was detected: chromosome 9 was gained in all spermatocytic seminomas. This suggests that that this aberration plays a role in the development of this cancer. Interphase cytogenetics shows that the copy number of most chromosomes ranges from two to four, with an average of near trisomic. This constitutes the first report on the chromosomal constitution of spermatocytic seminomas. Genes Chromosomes Cancer 23:286–291, 1998. © 1998 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
    Genes Chromosomes and Cancer 12/1998; 23(4):286 - 291. · 3.55 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The chromosomal pattern of 31 specimens of chromophilic renal-cell cancer (RCC), selected according to the criteria mentioned in the classification of Thoenes and Störkel, is presented. A high male preponderance was found (8.7:1). Cytogenetic analysis revealed a typical pattern of numeric alterations specific for this sub-type in the majority of cases (i.e., -Y, +7, +12, +16, +17, and/or +20), which is different from the chromosomal patterns found in other sub-types of RCC. Gain of chromosome 20, as well as loss of the extra copy of chromosome 17 or loss of 17p, was found to be related to the higher-grade chromophilic carcinomas. None of the 14 cases examined by SSCP analysis revealed mutations of the p53 gene, indicating that other genes at 17(p) might be important in the progression of this sub-type of RCC. © 1996 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
    International Journal of Cancer 12/1998; 68(1):47 - 50. · 6.20 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Mosaicism for a balanced reciprocal translocation (BRTM) is rare. As far as we know only 26 cases of BRTM, demonstrated in lymphocyte cultures, have been described, five of which had an abnormal phenotype. Prenatally three confirmed cases with a normal phenotypic outcome have been described. Here we present three further cases of BRTM in lymphocyte cultures. The first was detected during a family study, the second after an abnormal karyotype in chorionic villus sampling, and the third because of a history of stillborn children. All three carriers have normal phenotypes. An inventory of the BRTM cases reported so far is made.
    American Journal of Medical Genetics 11/1998; 79(5):362-5.
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    ABSTRACT: Metastatic disease is a well-known complicating factor in the treatment of renal cell cancer. Whereas radical nephrectomy usually is curative in cases of localized disease, no adequate treatment has been established for metastatic renal tumors. Identification of specific chromosome changes or genes responsible for metastatic behavior may lead to new strategies of treatment in the future. In light of this, we cytogenetically analyzed a metastasis of a chromophobe renal cell carcinoma arising in a 73-year-old male and compared the results with genetic data on primary chromophobe renal tumors. The chromosomal pattern of the present case showed, next to the extensive chromosome losses specific for the chromophobe subtype, structural rearrangements involving chromosomes 1, 5, 12, 15, and 18. Determining whether or not (some of) the observed structural changes are important for the metastatic behavior of chromophobe renal cell tumors will have to await further genetic studies on metastases of renal cancer.
    Cancer Genetics and Cytogenetics 09/1998; 105(1):86-9. · 1.93 Impact Factor

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  • 1992–2006
    • Universitair Medisch Centrum Groningen
      • Department of Internal Medicine
      Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands
    • Odense University Hospital
      Odense, South Denmark, Denmark
  • 1973–2002
    • University of Groningen
      • • Department of Clinical Genetics
      • • Department of Medical Genetics
      • • Department of Genetics
      • • Department of Pediatrics
      Groningen, Province of Groningen, Netherlands
  • 2000
    • Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam
      • Department of Pathology
      Rotterdam, South Holland, Netherlands
  • 1993–1999
    • Erasmus MC
      • Daniel den Hoed Centre
      Rotterdam, South Holland, Netherlands
  • 1997
    • Academic Medical Center (AMC)
      Amsterdamo, North Holland, Netherlands
  • 1992–1997
    • Radboud University Nijmegen
      • Department of Human Genetics
      Nijmegen, Provincie Gelderland, Netherlands
  • 1994
    • Utrecht University
      Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands