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MYB Deletion

Catalogue Numbers
LPH 016 (10 tests)
LPH 016-S (5 tests)

Deletions of chromosome 6q are found in B-CLL, with breakpoints being reported in bands 6q13, q15 and q21.

The MYB gene (Avian Myeloblastosis Viral Oncogene Homolog) is a homologue of the avian v-myb oncogene and has been shown to be highly expressed in all immature lymphoid and myeloid T-cells, but becomes down regulated in mature T or B-cells1.

The MYB gene is located in band 6q23.3 and is provided as a marker for 6q deletion as it is distal to reported deletion breakpoints (6q13, 6q15 and 6q21).


1. Oh and Reddy. Oncogene. 1999 May 13;18 (19):3017-33


Microscope Images

MYB Deletion magnified
Area of Interest*
ALL, CLL, Lymphoma


This product is intended to be used on Carnoy’s solution (3:1 methanol/acetic acid) fixed haematological samples.

*Disease information supported by the literature and is not a reflection of the intended purpose of this product.