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Título: TCRalphabeta+/CD4+ large granular lymphocytosis: a new clonal T‐cell lymphoproliferative disorder.
Autor: LIMA, M.
ALMEIDA, J.
DOS ANJOS TEIXEIRA, M.
ALGUERO, M.D.
MDEL, C.
SANTOS, A.H.
BALANZATEGUI, A.
QUEIROS, M.L.
BARCENA, P.
IZARRA, A.
FONSECA, S.
BUENO, C.
JUSTICA, B.
GONZALEZ, M.
SAN MIGUEL, J.F.
ORFAO, A.
Data: Ago-2003
Editora: American Society for Investigative Pathology (ASIP)
Resumo: Am J Pathol. 2003 Aug;163(2):763-71. TCRalphabeta+/CD4+ large granular lymphocytosis: a new clonal T-cell lymphoproliferative disorder. Lima M, Almeida J, Dos Anjos Teixeira M, Alguero Md Mdel C, Santos AH, Balanzategui A, Queirós ML, Bárcena P, Izarra A, Fonseca S, Bueno C, Justiça B, Gonzalez M, San Miguel JF, Orfao A. Serviço de Hematologia Clinica, Unidade de Citometria, Hospital Geral de Santo Antonio, Porto, Portugal. Abstract Large granular lymphocyte (LGL) leukemia is a well-recognized disease of mature T-CD8(+) or less frequently natural killer cells; in contrast, monoclonal expansions of CD4(+) T-LGL have only been sporadically reported in the literature. In the present article we have explored throughout a period of 56 months the incidence of monoclonal expansions of CD4(+) T-LGL in a population of 2.2 million inhabitants and analyzed the immunophenotype and the pattern of cytokine production of clonal CD4(+) T cells of a series of 34 consecutive cases. Like CD8(+) T-LGL leukemias, CD4(+) T-LGL leukemia patients have an indolent disease; however, in contrast to CD8(+) T-LGL leukemias, they do not show cytopenias and autoimmune phenomena and they frequently have associated neoplasias, which is usually determining the clinical course of the disease. Monoclonal CD4(+) T-LGLshowed expression of TCRalphabeta, variable levels of CD8 (CD8(-/+dim)) and a homogeneous typical cytotoxic (granzyme B(+), CD56(+), CD57(+), CD11b(+/-)) and activated/memory T cell (CD2(+bright), CD7(-/+dim), CD11a(+bright), CD28(-), CD62L(-) HLA-DR(+)) immunophenotype. In addition, they exhibited a Th1 pattern of cytokine production [interferon-gamma(++), tumor necrosis factor-alpha(++), interleukin (IL-2)(-/+), IL-4(-), IL-10(-), IL-13(-)]. Phenotypic analysis of the TCR-Vbeta repertoire revealed large monoclonal TCR-Vbeta expansions; only a restricted number of TCR-Vbeta families were represented in the 34 cases analyzed. These findings suggest that monoclonal TCRalphabeta(+)/CD4(+)/NKa(+)/CD8(-/+dim) T-LGL represent a subgroup of monoclonal LGL lymphoproliferative disorders different from both CD8(+) T-LGL and natural killer cell-type LGL leukemias. Longer follow-up periods are necessary to determine the exact significance of this clonal disorder.
Peer review: yes
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10400.16/564
ISSN: 0002-9440
Versão do Editor: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1868208/pdf/3721.pdf
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