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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544907/micrornas-that-affect-the-fanconi-anemia-brca-pathway-are-downregulated-in-imatinib-resistant-chronic-myeloid-leukemia-patients-without-detectable-bcr-abl-kinase-domain-mutations
#1
E Yap, Z A Norziha, A Simbun, N R Tumian, S K Cheong, C F Leong, C L Wong
Chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) patients who do not achieve landmark responses following treatment with imatinib mesylate (IM) are considered IM-resistant. Although IM-resistance can be due to BCR-ABL kinase domain (KD) mutations, many IM-resistant patients do not have detectable BCR-ABL KD mutations. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are short non-coding RNAs that control gene expression. To investigate the role of miRNAs in IM-resistance, we recruited 8 chronic phase CML patients with IM-resistance who tested negative for BCR-ABL KD mutations and 2 healthy normal controls...
May 18, 2017: Leukemia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544905/high-serum-levels-of-soluble-interleukin-2-receptor-sil2-r-interleukin-6-il-6-and-tumor-necrosis-factor-alpha-tnf-are-associated-with-adverse-clinical-features-and-predict-poor-outcome-in-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma
#2
Ivan Dlouhy, Xavier Filella, Jordina Rovira, Laura Magnano, Alfredo Rivas-Delgado, Tycho Baumann, Alejandra Martínez-Trillos, Olga Balagué, Antonio Martínez, Blanca González-Farre, Kennosuke Karube, Eva Gine, Julio Delgado, Elías Campo, Armando López-Guillermo
Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) is an aggressive lymphoma with heterogeneous outcomes. To improve accuracy of the international prognostic index score, new biological variables are being investigated. The aim of this study was to determine the prognostic significance of serum levels of different cytokines, namely soluble interleukin-2 receptor (sIL2-R), interleukin-6 (IL-6) and tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF). We analyzed 197 de novo DLBCL patients (91 M/106 F; median age 66 years) treated with immunochemotherapy in a single institution...
May 17, 2017: Leukemia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549237/haploidentical-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-compared-to-matched-unrelated-transplantation-for-philadelphia-chromosome-positive-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
#3
Bin Gu, Xiaojin Wu, Guanghua Chen, Xiao Ma, Zhengming Jin, Xiaowen Tang, Yue Han, Chengcheng Fu, Huiying Qiu, Aining Sun, Depei Wu
To investigate the effect of haploidentical allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (Haplo-HCT) in Philadelphia chromosome-positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia (Ph+ ALL), the outcome of 58 patients with Ph+ ALL who received Haplo-HCT (n=42) or matched unrelated donor transplantation (MUD-HCT) (n=16) during the same period were analyzed retrospectively. All patients received a tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI)-based regimen before transplantation, and TKI was resumed primarily after transplantation...
May 16, 2017: Leukemia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551161/independent-prognostic-significance-of-monosomy-17-and-impact-of-karyotype-complexity-in-monosomal-karyotype-complex-karyotype-acute-myeloid-leukemia-results-from-four-ecog-acrin-prospective-therapeutic-trials
#4
Stephen A Strickland, Zhuoxin Sun, Rhett P Ketterling, Athena M Cherry, Larry D Cripe, Gordon Dewald, Hugo F Fernandez, Gary A Hicks, Rodney R Higgins, Hillard M Lazarus, Mark R Litzow, Selina M Luger, Elisabeth M Paietta, Jacob M Rowe, Gail H Vance, Peter Wiernik, Anne E Wiktor, Yanming Zhang, Martin S Tallman
The presence of a monosomal karyotype (MK+) and/or a complex karyotype (CK+) identifies subcategories of AML with poor prognosis. The prognostic significance of the most common monosomies (monosomy 5, monosomy 7, and monosomy 17) within MK+/CK+AML is not well defined. We analyzed data from 1,592 AML patients age 17-93 years enrolled on ECOG-ACRIN therapeutic trials. The majority of MK+ patients (182/195; 93%) were MK+/CK+ with 87% (158/182) having ≥5 clonal abnormalities (CK≥5). MK+ patients with karyotype complexity ≤4 had a median overall survival (OS) of 0...
May 12, 2017: Leukemia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549238/risk-factors-and-mechanisms-contributing-to-tki-induced-vascular-events-in-patients-with-cml
#5
REVIEW
Peter Valent, Emir Hadzijusufovic, Gregor Hoermann, Wolfgang Füreder, Gerit-Holger Schernthaner, Wolfgang R Sperr, Rudolf Kirchmair, Dominik Wolf
Vascular adverse events (VAE) are an emerging problem in patients with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) receiving second-generation BCR-ABL1 tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKI). Relevant VAE comprise peripheral, cerebral, and coronary artery changes in patients receiving nilotinib, venous and arterial occlusive events during ponatinib therapy, and pulmonary hypertension in patients receiving dasatinib. Although each TKI binds to a unique profile of molecular targets in leukemic cells and vascular cells, the exact etiology of drug-induced vasculopathies remains uncertain...
May 12, 2017: Leukemia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544906/development-of-a-harmonized-patient-reported-outcome-questionnaire-to-assess-myelofibrosis-symptoms-in-clinical-trials
#6
Chad Gwaltney, Jean Paty, Virginia E Kwitkowski, Ruben A Mesa, Amylou C Dueck, Elektra J Papadopoulos, Lixia Wang, Joseph Feliciano, Stephen Joel Coons
Along with reducing spleen size, relieving symptom severity is a key objective of the treatment of myelofibrosis (MF). Several questionnaires have been developed for patient self-report of MF symptoms in clinical trials and each includes unique instructions, items, and/or response scales. This variability in questionnaire content increases uncertainty; it is unclear which questionnaire is the most appropriate for assessing MF symptoms and it makes comparisons across trials difficult. The Patient-Reported Outcome (PRO) Consortium's MF Working Group (WG) was established to review existing MF symptom questionnaires and to develop a harmonized, consensus-based PRO questionnaire for use in future MF trials...
May 12, 2017: Leukemia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527402/a-rare-e13a3-b2a3-bcr-abl1-fusion-transcript-with-normal-karyotype-in-chronic-myeloid-leukemia-the-challenges-in-diagnosis-and-monitoring-minimal-residual-disease-mrd
#7
M-H Duan, H Li, H Cai
Patients with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) have a t (9;22)(q34;q11.2) or variant translocation that results in a BCR-ABL1 fusion gene. For many years, conventional karyotyping has been used as the standard diagnostic tool for t (9;22) (q34;q11.2). However, it has several limitations that may lead to failure for detecting BCR-ABL1 gene rearrangements in around 5% of all CML patients. Although reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) has evolved as a sensitive method for detecting BCR-ABL1 translocation, this method fail to detect certain BCR-ABL1 fusion transcript type, such as e13a3 (also known as b2a3), as a result of many commercially available and laboratory-developed primer sets...
May 12, 2017: Leukemia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527401/prognostic-factors-on-graft-versus-host-disease-free-and-relapse-free-survival-after-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-for-adults-with-acute-leukemia
#8
Jie Tan, Ya Wang, Si-Jian Yu, Yong-Yong Ma, Hu-Yi Lei, Qi-Fa Liu
The cure of acute leukemia by allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT) is closely linked to major complications leading to adverse outcomes, including graft-versus-host disease (GVHD), disease relapse and death. This study retrospectively investigated a consecutive series of 312 adult patients with acute leukemia receiving allo-HSCT by using a novel concept of GVHD-free/relapse-free survival (GRFS), and further evaluated the impact of clinical factors on GRFS. Results indicated that the 1- and 2-year GRFS were 54...
May 12, 2017: Leukemia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535394/red-blood-cell-alloimmunization-in-184-patients-with-myeloid-neoplasms-treated-with-azacitidine-a-retrospective-single-center-experience
#9
M Leisch, L Weiss, N Lindlbauer, C Jungbauer, A Egle, E Rohde, R Greil, C Grabmer, L Pleyer
Alloimmunization to Red Blood Cell (RBC) antigens frequently occurs in patients with myeloid neoplasms (AML, MDS and CMML) and potentially poses the patient at risk for delayed hemolytic transfusion reactions and limited supply of compatible RBC-units. However, there is comparatively little data on transfusion associated characteristics in this patient cohort. We therefore retrospectively analyzed transfusion requirements and clinical outcomes of 184 patients with myloid neoplasms treated with azacitidine at the Paracelsus Medical University Salzburg, which were included in the Austrian Registry of Hypomethylating Agents...
May 9, 2017: Leukemia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505595/epigenetic-drug-combination-induces-remission-in-mouse-xenograft-models-of-pediatric-acute-myeloid-leukemia
#10
Anilkumar Gopalakrishnapillai, E Anders Kolb, Suzanne M McCahan, Sonali P Barwe
Aberrations in epigenetic modifications contribute to leukemogenesis in childhood acute myeloid leukemia (AML). We combined DNA hypomethylating agent azacitidine with histone deacetylase inhibitor panobinostat in preclinical models of childhood AML. Synergistic cytotoxic effect upon treatment with azacitidine and panobinostat with combination indices <1.0 was observed. Azacitidine and panobinostat increased median survival by 26 and 6days respectively in MV4;11 xenografted mice. Mice treated with both drugs showed a drastic reduction in leukemic burden leading to complete remission sustained for the duration of the experimental period lasting more than 519days...
May 5, 2017: Leukemia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501737/the-bcr-abl-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitor-nilotinib-stimulates-expression-of-il-1%C3%AE-in-vascular-endothelium-in-association-with-downregulation-of-mir-3p
#11
Masumi Sukegawa, Xiangmin Wang, Chie Nishioka, Bin Pan, Kailin Xu, Hiroshi Ohkawara, Yoichi Hamasaki, Masayuki Mita, Kenichi Nakamura, Masatoshi Okamoto, Hiromi Shimura, Masatsugu Ohta, Takayuki Ikezoe
BCR/ABL tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) have significantly improved the prognosis for in dividuals with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML). However, many patients treated with TKIs suffer from TKI-related complications. In particular, vascular events such as peripheral artery occlusive disease have become aserious clinical problem for patients who receive the TKI, nilotinib. At present, the molecular mechanisms by which TKIs cause vascular endothelial cell insults remain unknown.This study explored the effects of the TKIs, imatinib, nilotinib and dasatinib, on vascular endothelial cells in vitro, and found that only nilotinib induced expression of interleukin-1β (IL-1β) by vascular endothelial cells...
May 5, 2017: Leukemia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521176/incidence-and-prognostic-significance-of-nephrotoxicity-in-patients-receiving-eshap-as-salvage-therapy-for-lymphoma
#12
Marc Sorigue, Juan-Manuel Sancho, Alberto Pineda, Olga Garcia, David Lopez, Miriam Moreno, Gustavo Tapia, Montse Batlle, Christelle Ferra, Susanna Vives, Gladys Ibarra, Evarist Feliu, Josep-Maria Ribera
Nephrotoxicity is a well-known side effect of platinum-based chemotherapy. We retrospectively assessed the incidence and prognostic impact of nephrotoxicity with ESHAP rescue chemotherapy in 74 lymphoma patients (61 aggressive lymphomas). A higher incidence of nephrotoxicity (estimated glomerular filtration rate <60mL/min) was found when ESHAP was administred on an outpatient vs. inpatient basis (14/39 vs. 4/35). Patients submitted to ASCT with renal failure had a lower overall survival (OS) than those with normal renal function (2-yr OS probability [95%CI]: 88% [77%-99%] vs...
May 4, 2017: Leukemia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463768/homoharringtonine-enhances-bortezomib-antimyeloma-activity-in-myeloma-cells-adhesion-to-bone-marrow-stromal-cells-and-in-scid-mouse-xenografts
#13
Ping Chen, Qin Yuan, Hui Yang, Xiaofang Wen, Peidong You, Diyu Hou, Jieqiong Xie, Yu Cheng, Huifang Huang
Despite the great progress in the treatment, multiple myeloma (MM) still remains incurable. Bortezomib (BTZ), a reversible inhibitor of the 26S proteasome, is very effective against MM but unable to eradicate the MM cells in bone marrow niche eventually causing the disease relapse. Homoharringtonine (HHT) is a known anti-leukemia drug that inhibits MM both in vitro and in vivo. This study aimed to investigate whether HHT could potentiate the anti-tumor activity of BTZ in MM cells cocultured with bone marrow stromal cells and in vivo xenograft models...
April 25, 2017: Leukemia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460339/recommendations-for-molecular-testing-in-classical-ph1-neg-myeloproliferative-disorders-a-consensus-project-of-the-italian-society-of-hematology
#14
REVIEW
Paola Guglielmelli, Daniela Pietra, Fabrizio Pane, Alessandro Pancrazzi, Mario Cazzola, Alessandro M Vannucchi, Sante Tura, Giovanni Barosi
The discovery that Philadelphia-negative classical myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) present with several molecular abnormalities, including the mostly represented JAK2V617F mutation, opened new horizons in the diagnosis, prognosis, and monitoring of these disorders. However, the great strides in the knowledge on molecular genetics need parallel progresses on the best approach to methods for detecting and reporting disease-associated mutations, and to shape the most effective and rationale testing pathway in the diagnosis, prognosis and monitoring of MPNs...
April 23, 2017: Leukemia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460338/iron-overload-promotes-erythroid-apoptosis-through-regulating-hif-1a-ros-signaling-pathway-in-patients-with-myelodysplastic-syndrome
#15
Qing-Qing Zheng, You-Shan Zhao, Juan Guo, Si-da Zhao, Lu-Xi Song, Cheng-Ming Fei, Zheng Zhang, Xiao Li, Chun-Kang Chang
Erythroid apoptosis increases significantly in myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) patients with iron overload, but the underlying mechanism is not fully clear. In this study, we aim to explore the effect of HIF-1a/ROS on erythroid apoptosis in MDS patients with iron overload. We found that iron overload injured cellular functions through up-regulating ROS levels in MDS/AML cells, including inhibited cell viability, increased cell apoptosis and blocked cell cycle at G0/G1 phase. Interestingly, overexpression of hypoxia inducible factor-1a (HIF-1a), which was under-expressed in iron overload models, reduced ROS levels and attenuated cell damage caused by iron overload in MDS/AML cells...
April 23, 2017: Leukemia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433882/hypothyroidism-following-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-for-acute-myeloid-leukemia
#16
Michael Medinger, Deborah Zeiter, Dominik Heim, Jörg Halter, Sabine Gerull, André Tichelli, Jakob Passweg, Nicole Nigro
BACKGROUND: Hypothyroidism may complicate allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT); we therefore analyzed risk factors in this study. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We studied 229 patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) who underwent an allo-HSCT between 2003 and 2013 with different conditioning regimens (myeloablative, reduced-intensity, chemotherapy-based, or total body irradiation-based). Thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) and free thyroxine levels (fT4) were available in 104 patients before and after allo-HSCT...
April 13, 2017: Leukemia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445808/treatment-results-in-children-with-myeloid-leukemia-of-down-syndrome-in-saudi-arabia-a-multicenter-saphos-leukemia-group-study
#17
Wasil Jastaniah, Abdulrahman Alsultan, Saad Al Daama, Walid Ballourah, Mohammad Bayoumy, Faisal Al-Anzi, Omar Al Shareef, Mohammed Burhan Abrar, Reem Al Sudairy, Ibrahim Al Ghemlas
Despite the high incidence of Down syndrome (DS) in Arab countires, the incidence and outcomes of myeloid leukemia of DS (ML-DS) have not been studied. We evaluated 206 pediatric acute myeloid leukemia (AML) patients diagnosed between 2005 and 2012 and identified 31 (15%) ML-DS. The incidence of ML-DS was 48 per 100,000 compared to 0.6 per 100,000 for AML in non-DS children. Thus, patients with DS had 80-fold increased risk of ML-DS compared to AML in non-DS children. The median age at diagnosis was 1.8 years, male/female ratio was 1...
April 12, 2017: Leukemia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407516/quantitative-mir-analysis-in-chronic-lymphocytic-leukaemia-small-lymphocytic-lymphoma-proliferation-centres-are-characterized-by-high-mir-92a-and-mir-155-and-low-mir-150-expression
#18
Kinga Szurián, Irén Csala, Violetta Piurkó, Linda Deák, András Matolcsy, Lilla Reiniger
Proliferation centres (PCs) are histological hallmarks of lymph nodes in chronic lymphocytic leukaemia/small lymphocytic lymphoma (CLL/SLL). Chromosomal abnormalities have already been described to accumulate preferably in the PCs as opposed to the intervening small cell areas. To further characterize the pathogenic role of PCs, the expression levels of 17 selected miRs known to be involved in the development of CLL/SLL were compared in the PCs and the intervening small cell areas in lymph nodes of 15 patients with CLL/SLL...
April 4, 2017: Leukemia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407515/high-cd200-expression-is-associated-with-poor-prognosis-in-cytogenetically-normal-acute-myeloid-leukemia-even-in-flt3-itd-npm1-patients
#19
Mario Tiribelli, Donatella Raspadori, Antonella Geromin, Margherita Cavallin, Santina Sirianni, Erica Simeone, Monica Bocchia, Renato Fanin, Daniela Damiani
Overexpression of CD200, a trans-membrane protein belonging to the immunoglobulin superfamily, has been associated with poor prognosis in patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML). As few data are available in the subset of cytogenetically-normal (CN) AML, we retrospectively evaluated the correlations between CD200 expression and response to therapy in a series of 139 adults with CN-AML. CD200 was expressed in 67/139 (48%) cases; 18 of them (28%) expressed CD200 at high intensity. No differences in CD200 expression rate were observed according to age, WBC count, type of leukemia, FLT3 or NMP1 mutation, and CD56 expression...
April 4, 2017: Leukemia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472728/new-polymorphisms-of-xeroderma-pigmentosum-dna-repair-genes-in-myelodysplastic-syndrome
#20
Sabrina Pinheiro Santiago, Howard Lopes Ribeiro Junior, Juliana Cordeiro de Sousa, Daniela de Paula Borges, Roberta Taiane Germano de Oliveira, Izabelle Rocha Farias, Marília Braga Costa, Allan Rodrigo Soares Maia, Mayumi da Nóbrega Ito, Silvia Maria Meira Magalhães, Ronald Feitosa Pinheiro
The association between Xeroderma Pigmentosum DNA repair genes (XPA rs1800975, XPC rs2228000, XPD rs1799793 and XPF rs1800067) polymorphisms and myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) have not been reported. To assess the functional role between these polymorphisms and MDS, we evaluated 189 samples stratified in two groups: 95 bone marrow samples from MDS patients and 94 from healthy elderly volunteers used as controls. Genotypes for all polymorphisms were identified in DNA samples in an allelic discrimination experiment by real-time polymerase chain reaction (qPCR)...
April 1, 2017: Leukemia Research
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