KEGG   DISEASE: Burkitt lymphoma
Entry
H00008                      Disease                                
Name
Burkitt lymphoma
  Supergrp
Non-Hodgkin lymphoma [DS:H02418]
Primary central nervous system lymphoma [DS:H02424]
Description
Burkitt lymphoma (BL) is a highly aggressive mature B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma consisting of endemic, sporadic, and immunodeficiency-associated variants. Endemic BL (eBL) affects children and young adults in Africa and some other geographical areas and carries Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) in more than 95% of cases. In contrast, sporadic BL (sBL) among adolescents in Europe and North America are mostly EBV-negative. A third type of BL is associated with HIV-infection in adults. All of these subtypes possess chromosomal rearrangements of the c-myc oncogene, the genetic hallmark of BL that contributes to lymphomagenesis through alterations in cell cycle regulation, cellular differentiation, apoptosis, cellular adhesion, and metabolism. Many BL carry point mutation in the p53 tumor suppressor gene or other defects in the p14ARF-MDM2-p53 pathway, and inactivation of the p16INK4a gene by promoter methylation or homozygous deletion. This indicates that disruption of both the pRb and p53 tumor suppressor pathways is critical for BL development.
Category
Cancer
Brite
Human diseases [BR:br08402]
 Cancers
  Cancers of haematopoietic and lymphoid tissues
   H00008  Burkitt lymphoma
Human diseases in ICD-11 classification [BR:br08403]
 02 Neoplasms
  Neoplasms of haematopoietic or lymphoid tissues
   Mature B-cell neoplasms
    2A85  Other specified mature B-cell neoplasms or lymphoma
     H00008  Burkitt lymphoma
Tumor markers [br08442.html]
 H00008
Related
pathway
hsa05169  Epstein-Barr virus infection
Network
nt06165  Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)
nt06517  TLR signaling
nt06518  JAK-STAT signaling
Gene
MYC-IgH (translocation) [HSA:4609] [KO:K04377]
p53 (mutation) [HSA:7157] [KO:K04451]
p16/INK4A (promoter methylation) [HSA:1029] [KO:K06621]
Pathogen
Human herpesvirus 4 (Epstein-Barr virus) [GN:T40079]
Human immunodeficiency virus 1 (HIV-1) [GN:T40001]
Drug
Cyclophosphamide [DR:D00287]
Other DBs
ICD-11: 2A85.6
ICD-10: C83.7
MeSH: D002051
Reference
  Authors
Lindstrom MS, Wiman KG.
  Title
Role of genetic and epigenetic changes in Burkitt lymphoma.
  Journal
Semin Cancer Biol 12:381-7 (2002)
DOI:10.1016/S1044-579X(02)00058-5
Reference
  Authors
Kuppers R.
  Title
Mechanisms of B-cell lymphoma pathogenesis.
  Journal
Nat Rev Cancer 5:251-62 (2005)
DOI:10.1038/nrc1589
Reference
  Authors
Patel P, Moazzam N, Potti A, Mehdi SA.
  Title
Azathioprine induced hodgkin lymphoma: a case report and review of literature.
  Journal
Am J Clin Oncol 28:427-8 (2005)
DOI:10.1097/01.coc.0000168670.28659.8d
Reference
  Authors
Schottenfeld D, Beebe-Dimmer JL.
  Title
Advances in cancer epidemiology: understanding causal mechanisms and the evidence for implementing interventions.
  Journal
Annu Rev Public Health 26:37-60 (2005)
DOI:10.1146/annurev.publhealth.26.021304.144402
Reference
  Authors
Luch A.
  Title
Nature and nurture - lessons from chemical carcinogenesis.
  Journal
Nat Rev Cancer 5:113-25 (2005)
DOI:10.1038/nrc1546
Reference
  Authors
Kolman A, Chovanec M, Osterman-Golkar S.
  Title
Genotoxic effects of ethylene oxide, propylene oxide and epichlorohydrin in humans: update review (1990-2001).
  Journal
Mutat Res 512:173-94 (2002)
DOI:10.1016/S1383-5742(02)00067-4
Reference
  Authors
Abnet CC.
  Title
Carcinogenic food contaminants.
  Journal
Cancer Invest 25:189-96 (2007)
DOI:10.1080/07357900701208733
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