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TitleMolecular Basis of Chronic Myeloproliferative Disorders [electronic resource] / edited by Petro E. Petrides, Heike L. Pahl
ImprintBerlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg : Imprint: Springer, 2004
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Descript XII, 218 p. online resource


Since the first description of Philadelphia chromosome-negative chronic myeloproliferative disorders more than 100 years ago, the diagnosis and therapy of these conditions have been based primarily on clinical experience and judgement. Until recently very little was known about the molecular basis of these diseases. In order to spark research in this area basic scientists and clinicians from various parts of the world have contributed to this volume, the first of its kind to put together the current knowledge. The book deals with the new WHO classification of these disorders, novel aspects of diagnostic pathology, the search for disease-relevant genes utilizing molecular biology and proteomic techniques, the description of the roles of PVR-1 and VHL genes for polycythemias and the discovery of the gene mutation responsible for the idiopathic hypereosinophilic syndrome. A chapter on anagrelide, an important novel drug for the treatment of primary thrombocythemia, is included


Basics -- 1 Introduction: Towards a Molecular Classification of Chronic Myeloproliferative Disorders -- 2 Chronic Myeloproliferative Disorders: A Clinicianโ{128}{153}s View -- 3 Chronic Myeloproliferative Disorders: A Pathologistโ{128}{153}s View -- 4 Cytogenetics of Myeloproliferative Disorders -- Polycythemia Vera -- 5 Classification and Molecular Biology of Polycythemias (Erythrocytoses) -- 6 Characterization of PRV-1, a Novel Hematopoietic Cell Surface Marker Overexpressed in Polycythemia Rubra Vera -- 7 Impaired Expression of the Thrombopoietin Receptor, Mpl, in Polycythemia Vera -- 8 Growth Factor Signaling in Polycythemia Vera Cells: Specific Hypersensitivities to Cytokines in the Chronic Myeloproliferative Disorders -- 9 Role of the Antiapoptotic Protein Bcl-xL in the Pathogenesis of Polycythemia Vera -- 10 Involvement of Chromosome 9 and 11 in Familial and Sporadic Polycythemia Vera -- Essential Thrombocythemia -- 11 Essential Thrombocythemia: Regulation of Megakaryocytopoiesis -- 12 Hereditary Thrombocythemia -- 13 Thromboembolic Complications in Essential Thrombocythemia: the Role of the Analysis of the Platelet Proteome -- 14 Clonality Studies in Essential Thrombocythemia -- 15 Molecular and Preclinical Aspects of Anagrelide Action -- Chronic Idiopathic Myelofibrosis -- 16 Prolactin-like Protein E and Megakaryocytopoiesis -- 17 Pathophysiology and Stem Cell Biology in Myelofibrosis with Myeloid Metaplasia -- 18 Transforming Growth Factor ร{159}1 in Myelofibrosis -- 19 Idiopathic Myelofibrosis: Evidence for Pathological Crosstalk Between Polymorphonuclear Leukocytes and Megakaryocytes -- Mastocytosis -- 20 C-kit and Mastocytosis -- 21 Tryptases, a Marker of Occult Mastocytosis -- Hypereosinophilic Syndrome -- 22 Familial Hypereosinophilic Syndrome -- 23 Mononuclear Cell Preparations from Patients with Idiopathic Hypereosinophilic Syndromes Do Not Express the Wilmsโ{128}{153} Tumor Gene -- 24 Clonality Analysis and Hypereosinophilia -- 25 Clonal Lymphocytes in Patients with Idiopathic Hypereosinophilic Syndrome

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