PhD program in
Genetics and Molecular and Structural Evolution  
Coordinated by Prof. Mariano Rocchi

  Tumor cytogenetics

  C.T.Storlazzi, M.Rocchi

- Genome plasticity and chromosome instability in tumors.
Molecular mechanisms of gene alteration in solid and hematological neoplasms.
Some of these activities are performed by C.T. Storlazzi in the frame of the Cost Action EuGESMA (European Genomic and Epigenetic Study on myelodisplastic syndromes (MDS) and acute myeloid leukemia (AML)]

Published papers (selection) (click to download the pdf)

Guastadisegni MC, Lonoce A, Impera L, Di Terlizzi F, Fugazza G, Aliano S, Grasso R, Cluzeau T, Raynaud S, Rocchi M, Storlazzi CT: CBFA2T2 and C20orf112: two novel fusion partners of RUNX1 in acute myeloid leukemia. Leukemia 24:1516-9 (2010)

Martinelli G, Iacobucci I, Storlazzi CT, Vignetti M, Paoloni F, Cilloni D, Soverini S, Vitale A, Chiaretti S, Cimino G, Papayannidis C, Paolini S, Elia L, Fazi P, Meloni G, Amadori S, Saglio G, Pane F, Baccarani M, Foa R: IKZF1 (Ikaros) Deletions in BCR-ABL1-Positive Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Are Associated With Short Disease-Free Survival and High Rate of Cumulative Incidence of Relapse: A GIMEMA AL WP Report. Journal of Clinical Oncology 27:5202-5207 (2009)

Storlazzi CT, Lonoce A, Guastadisegni MC, Trombetta D, D'Addabbo P, Daniele G, L'Abbate A, Macchia G, Surace C, Kok K, Ullmann R, Purgato S, Palumbo O, Carella M, Ambros PF, Rocchi M: Gene amplification as double minutes or homogeneously staining regions in solid tumors: Origin and structure. Genome Res 20:1198-1206 (2010)

Trageser D, Iacobucci I, Nahar R, Duy C, von Levetzow G, Klemm L, Park E, Schuh W, Gruber T, Herzog S, Kim YM, Hofmann WK, Li A, Storlazzi CT, Jack HM, Groffen J, Martinelli G, Heisterkamp N, Jumaa H, Muschen M: Pre-B cell receptor-mediated cell cycle arrest in Philadelphia chromosome-positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia requires IKAROS function. J Exp Med 206:1739-1753 (2009)

Iacobucci I, Storlazzi CT, Cilloni D, Lonetti A, Ottaviani E, Soverini S, Astolfi A, Chiaretti S, Vitale A, Messa F, Impera L, Baldazzi C, D'Addabbo P, Papayannidis C, Lonoce A, Colarossi S, Vignetti M, Piccaluga PP, Paolini S, Russo D, Pane F, Saglio G, Baccarani M, Foa R, Martinelli G: Identification and molecular characterisation of recurrent genomic deletions on 7p12 in the IKZF1 gene in a large cohort of BCR-ABL1-positive acute lymphoblastic leukaemia patients: on behalf of GIMEMA AL WP. Blood 114:2159-2167 (2009)

Impera L, Albano F, Lo Cunsolo C, Funes S, Iuzzolino P, Laveder F, Panagopoulos I, Rocchi M, Storlazzi CT: A novel fusion 5'AFF3/3'BCL2 originated from a t(2;18)(q11.2;q21.33) translocation in follicular lymphoma. Oncogene 27:6187-6190 (2008)

Silva FP, Morolli B, Storlazzi CT, Zagaria A, Impera L, Klein B, Vrieling H, Kluin-Nelemans HC, Giphart-Gassler M: ETV6 mutations and loss in AML-M0. Leukemia 22:1639-1643 (2008)

Storlazzi CT, Albano F, Lo Cunsolo C, Doglioni C, Guastadisegni MC, Impera L, Lonoce A, Funes S, Macri E, Iuzzolino P, Panagopoulos I, Specchia G, Rocchi M: Upregulation of the SOX5 by promoter swapping with the P2RY8 gene in primary splenic follicular lymphoma. Leukemia 17:2221-2225 (2007)

Storlazzi CT, Fioretos T, Surace C, Lonoce A, Mastrorilli A, Strombeck B, D'Addabbo P, Iacovelli F, Minervini C, Aventin A, Dastugue N, Fonatsch C, Hagemeijer A, Jotterand M, Muhlematter D, Lafage-Pochitaloff M, Nguyen-Khac F, Schoch C, Slovak ML, Smith A, Sole F, Van Roy N, Johansson B, Rocchi M: MYC-containing double minutes in hematologic malignancies: evidence in favor of the episome model and exclusion of MYC as the target gene. Hum Mol Genet 15:933-942 (2006)

Storlazzi CT, Fioretos T, Paulsson K, Strombeck B, Lassen C, Ahlgren T, Juliusson G, Mitelman F, Rocchi M, Johansson B: Identification of a commonly amplified 4.3 Mb region with overexpression of C8FW, but not MYC in MYC-containing double minutes in myeloid malignancies. Hum Mol Genet 13:1479-1485 (2004)

Saglio G, Storlazzi CT, Giugliano E, Surace C, Anelli L, Rege-Cambrin G, Zagaria A, Jimenez Velasco A, Heiniger A, Scaravaglio P, Torres Gomez A, Roman Gomez J, Archidiacono N, Banfi S, Rocchi M: A 76-kb duplicon maps close to the BCR gene on chromosome 22 and the ABL gene on chromosome 9: possible involvement in the genesis of the Philadelphia chromosome translocation. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 99:9882-9887 (2002)