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memo - Magazine of European Medical Oncology 2/2018

JAK2V617F allele burden: innovative concept in monitoring of myeloproliferative neoplasms

memo - Magazine of European Medical Oncology > Ausgabe 2/2018
Soheila Bagheropur, Ali Ehsanpour, Maryam Tahmasebi Birgani, Najmaldin Saki
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N. Saki conceived and revised the manuscript. S. Bagheropur, A. Ehsanpour and M.T. Birgani wrote the manuscript and prepared the tables.


Philadelphia chromosome-negative myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs), including polycythemia vera (PV), essential thrombocythemia (ET), and primary myelofibrosis (PMF), are characterized by mutations in genes, such as JAK2V617F, JAK2 exon12 gene and MPL. With respect to MPN-associated subclasses, each of these disorders has a different allele burden during disease treatment. Up to now, several studies have been conducted on the relationship between allele burden with specific MPN-associated phenotypic features, prognosis and disease progression. It seems that finding such a correlation would be a great contribution to faster diagnosis and effective treatment. The goal of this review is to investigate the relationship between JAK2V617 allele burden with different MPN subtypes and their different phenotypes. Allele burden is closely associated with MPN phenotype and can partially indicate the prognosis, progression and even the likelihood of disease transformation.

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