Loss of a whole chromosome 7 or a deletion of the long arm, del(7q), are recurring abnormalities in malignant myeloid diseases. Most deletions are interstitial and there are two distinct deleted segments of 7q. The majority of patients have proximal breakpoints in bands q11-22 and distal breakpoints in q31-36. The CCAAT displacement protein CUX1 gene region is located in the 7q22 critical region.
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