Rapid cell senescence and apoptosis in lymphocytes and granulocytes and absence of GM-CSF receptor in congenital dysgranulopoietic neutropenia


Olcay L., YETGİN S., OKUR H., ERDEMLİ E.

LEUKEMIA RESEARCH, vol.32, no.2, pp.235-242, 2008 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.leukres.2007.06.017
  • Journal Name: LEUKEMIA RESEARCH
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.235-242

Abstract

A girl with congenital dysgranulopoietic neutropenia (CDN) and her non-neutropenic mother with aphthae (A) were investigated. Apoptosis in lymphocytes and granulocytes of both patients (mother A+) were documented by high annexin and electron microscopic morphology. CD11b/CD18 of the daughter's granulocytes ranged between low to normal while that of the mother changed between very low to high levels through A(-) to A(+) periods. In both patients, CD11b/CD18 on lymphocytes were high; GM-CSF receptor was negative; CD4-/CD8- lymphocytes were high and the leukocytes which showed abnormal cell cycle were stained by senescence associated beta-galactosidase. We think that increased apoptosis and rapid cell senescence of leukocytes underlies the pathophysiology of CDN. (C) 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.