Detection of JAK2 mutations in paraffin marrow biopsies by high resolution melting analysis: Identification of L611S alone and in cis with V617F in polycythemia vera

Roberto H. Nussenzveig, Tatiana Burjanivova, Mohamed E. Salama, Natalie W. Ogilvie, Juraj Marcinek, Lukas Plank, Archana M. Agarwal, Sherrie L. Perkins, Josef T. Prchal

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Abstract

JAK2 mutations provide an objective major criterion for diagnosis of myeloproliferative neoplasms in the 2008 World Health Organization classification, and are particularly useful for cases of polycythemia vera (PV). High resolution melting analysis (HRM) using DNA from fresh samples for mutation detection in JAK2 exons 12 and 14 has been reported. Here, we describe two new HRM techniques that use both fresh and formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded marrow samples, allowing for both prospective and retrospective analyses. We used these novel assays to screen DNA isolated from paraffin-embedded marrow biopsies from 104 patients with PV for mutations. HRM mutation-positive samples were subsequently sequenced. Ninety-seven samples (93.3%) were positive solely for the JAK2 p.V617F. One harbored a 33 bp duplication in exon 12 along with an exon 14 p.V617F mutation, another had an exon 12 p.H538-K539delinsL, and a third carried a previously unreported mutation in PV, p.L611S, alone, and in cis with p.V617F. This indicates that these assays can detect known and novel JAK2 mutations in exons 12 and 14 using either fresh or paraffin-embedded archival materials.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2479-2486
Number of pages8
JournalLeukemia and Lymphoma
Volume53
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2012

Keywords

  • FFPE
  • High resolution melt
  • JAK2 exon 12
  • JAK2 exon 14
  • Mutation detection
  • Myeloproliferative neoplasm
  • Polycythemia vera

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hematology
  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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