volume 107, issue 12, P4834-4840 2006
DOI: 10.1182/blood-2005-08-3076
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Abstract: T-cell large granular lymphocytic leukemia (T-LGL) is characterized by chronic clonal lymphoproliferation of cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTLs). Despite exhibiting phenotypic properties of antigen-activated cells, including expression of Fas and FasL, T-LGL cells accumulate and demonstrate resistance to apoptosis. We propose that increased activity of a prosurvival signaling pathway in T-LGL is responsible for attenuated apoptosis in T-LGL. Given the importance of the phosphatidylinositol-3 kinase (PI3K)-AKT pathw…

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