Length polymorphism of heterochromatic segment of the Y chromosome in boys with acute leukemia


Pediatrics International, vol.37, no.5, pp.614-616, 1995 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 37 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 1995
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1442-200x.1995.tb03387.x
  • Journal Name: Pediatrics International
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.614-616
  • Keywords: acute leukemia, heterochromatic segments, length polymorphism, Y chromosome
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


The extent of length polymorphisms of the heterochromatic and euchromatic segment of the human Y chromosome were investigated in 15 boys with acute leukemia and were compared with 15 normal controls. A greater value of the Yh/F index in relation to controls was established (P < 0.05). The length of the euchromatic segment was also shorter in the patients than the controls (P < 0.05). 1995 Japan Pediatric Society