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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910766/natural-igm-and-the-development-of-b-cell-mediated-autoimmune-diseases
#1
Trang T T Nguyen, Nicole Baumgarth
Most serum immunoglobulin M (IgM) is "natural IgM", which is produced apparently spontaneously by a distinct subset of B cells requiring no exogenous antigenic or microbial stimuli. Natural IgM is an evolutionarily conserved molecule and reacts with a variety of epitopes expressed on both self- and non-self antigens. It has long been understood that secreted (s) IgM contributes to the removal of altered self-antigens, such as apoptotic and dying cells. As we outline in this review, it is thought that this sIgM housekeeping function removes potential triggers of autoresponse induction...
2016: Critical Reviews in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910728/predictive-factors-associated-with-biochemical-recurrence-following-radical-prostatectomy-for-pathological-t2-prostate-cancer-with-negative-surgical-margins
#2
Fouad Aoun, Simone Albisinni, Benjamin Henriet, Bertrand Tombal, Roland Van Velthoven, Thierry Roumeguère
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine factors associated with the development of biochemical recurrence (BCR) following radical prostatectomy in patients with pathological T2 prostate cancer and negative surgical margins. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective multicentre cohort study included 1252 consecutive patients with pT2 pN0/Nx and negative surgical margins on radical prostatectomy and without any adjuvant treatment, performed in three Belgian centres...
December 2, 2016: Scandinavian Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908728/activation-of-evi1-transcription-by-the-lef1-%C3%AE-catenin-complex-with-p53-alteration-in-myeloid-blast-crisis-of-chronic-myeloid-leukemia
#3
Nawin Manachai, Yusuke Saito, Shingo Nakahata, Avinash Govind Bahirvani, Tomomi Osato, Kazuhiro Morishita
The presence of a BCR-ABL1 fusion gene is necessary for the pathogenesis of chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) through t(9;22)(q34;q11) translocation. Imatinib, an ABL tyrosine kinase inhibitor, is dramatically effective in CML patients; however, 30% of CML patients will need further treatment due to progression of CML to blastic crisis (BC). Aberrant high expression of ecotropic viral integration site 1 (EVI1) is frequently observed in CML during myeloid-BC as a potent driver with a CML stem cell signature; however, the precise molecular mechanism of EVI1 transcriptional regulation during CML progression is poorly defined...
November 28, 2016: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904889/reactive-oxygen-species-in-bcr-abl1-expressing-cells-relevance-to-chronic-myeloid-leukemia
#4
Joanna Antoszewska-Smith, Elzbieta Pawlowska, Janusz Blasiak
Chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) results from the t(9;22) reciprocal chromosomal translocation producing the BCR-ABL1 gene, conferring growth and proliferation advantages in the CML cells. CML progresses from chronic, often syndrome-free, to blast phase, fatal if not treated. Although the involvement of BCR-ABL1 in some signaling pathways is considered as the cause of CML, the mechanisms resulting in its progression are not completely known. However, BCR-ABL1 stimulates the production of reactive oxygen species (ROS), which levels increase with CML progression and induce BCR-ABL1 self-mutagenesis...
December 1, 2016: Acta Biochimica Polonica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904766/the-role-of-pim1-in-the-ibrutinib-resistant-abc-subtype-of-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma
#5
Hsu-Ping Kuo, Scott A Ezell, Sidney Hsieh, Karl J Schweighofer, Leo Wk Cheung, Shiquan Wu, Mutiah Apatira, Mint Sirisawad, Karl Eckert, Yu Liang, Jeff Hsu, Chun-Te Chen, Darrin Beaupre, Betty Y Chang
Diffuse large B cell lymphoma (DLBCL) is a heterogeneous lymphoma and the most common subtype of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, accounting for roughly 30% of newly diagnosed cases in the United States. DLBCL can be separated into the activated B cell-like (ABC) and germinal center B cell-like (GCB) subtypes, with distinct gene expression profiles, oncogenic aberrations, and clinical outcomes. ABC-DLBCL is characterized by chronically active B-cell receptor (BCR) signaling that can be modulated by Bruton's tyrosine kinase (BTK) activity...
2016: American Journal of Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904138/cirmtuzumab-inhibits-wnt5a-induced-rac1-activation-in-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-treated-with-ibrutinib
#6
J Yu, L Chen, B Cui, C Wu, M Y Choi, Y Chen, L Zhang, L Z Rassenti, G F Widhopf, T J Kipps
Signaling via the B cell receptor (BCR) plays an important role in the pathogenesis and progression of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). This is underscored by the clinical effectiveness of ibrutinib, an inhibitor of Bruton's tyrosine kinase (BTK) that can block BCR-signaling. However, ibrutinib cannot induce complete responses (CR) or durable remissions without continued therapy, suggesting alternative pathways also contribute to CLL growth/survival that are independent of BCR-signaling. ROR1 is a receptor for Wnt5a, which can promote activation of Rac1 to enhance CLL-cell proliferation and survival...
December 1, 2016: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901368/second-line-small-molecule-therapy-options-for-treating-chronic-myeloid-leukemia
#7
Matteo Molica, Fulvio Massaro, Massimo Breccia
Approximately 33% of chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) patients discontinue treatment with imatinib in the long-term due to resistance and/or intolerance. Second-generation tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) (dasatinib, nilotinib, bosutinib) and third-generation (ponatinib) have added complexity to the treatment paradigm for this disease. Areas covered: Second generation TKIs, approved as second-line treatment in all phases of the disease, are highly effective in patients resistant to and/or intolerant to imatinib and are extremely active against all the resistant BCR-ABL1 mutations, with the exception of T3151...
November 30, 2016: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899971/the-targetable-role-of-herpes-virus-associated-ubiquitin-specific-protease-hausp-in-p190-bcr-abl-leukemia
#8
Giovanna Carrà, Cristina Panuzzo, Sabrina Crivellaro, Deborah Morena, Riccardo Taulli, Angelo Guerrasio, Giuseppe Saglio, Alessandro Morotti
Philadelphia chromosome-positive (Ph(+)) acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is driven by the p190 breakpoint cluster region (BCR)-ABL isoform. Although effectively targeted by BCR-ABL tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs), ALL is associated with a less effective response to TKIs compared with chronic myeloid leukemia. Therefore, the identification of additional genes required for ALL maintenance may provide possible therapeutic targets to aid the eradication of this cancer. The present study demonstrated that p190 BCR-ABL is able to interact with the deubiquitinase herpesvirus-associated ubiquitin-specific protease (HAUSP), which in turn affects p53 protein stability...
November 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899526/dynamic-pre-bcr-homodimers-fine-tune-autonomous-survival-signals-in-b-cell-precursor-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
#9
M Frank Erasmus, Ksenia Matlawska-Wasowska, Ichiko Kinjyo, Avanika Mahajan, Stuart S Winter, Li Xu, Michael Horowitz, Diane S Lidke, Bridget S Wilson
The pre-B cell receptor (pre-BCR) is an immature form of the BCR critical for early B lymphocyte development. It is composed of the membrane-bound immunoglobulin (Ig) heavy chain, surrogate light chain components, and the signaling subunits Igα and Igβ. We developed monovalent quantum dot (QD)-labeled probes specific for Igβ to study the behavior of pre-BCRs engaged in autonomous, ligand-independent signaling in live B cells. Single-particle tracking revealed that QD-labeled pre-BCRs engaged in transient, but frequent, homotypic interactions...
November 29, 2016: Science Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899524/science-signaling-podcast-for-29-november-2016-pre-b-cell-receptor-signaling-in-leukemia
#10
Bridget S Wilson, Annalisa M VanHook
This Podcast features an interview with Bridget Wilson, author of a Research Article that appears in the 29 November 2016 issue of Science Signaling, about pre-B cell receptor (pre-BCR) signaling in B cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia (BCP-ALL). Signaling through the pre-BCR, an immature form of the BCR, promotes the survival of B cell progenitors and has been implicated in the pathology of BCP-ALL. Erasmus et al found that pre-BCRs formed transient homomeric complexes that correlated with pro-survival signaling...
November 29, 2016: Science Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899442/early-generated-b1-b-cells-with-restricted-bcrs-become-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-with-continued-c-myc-and-low-bmf-expression
#11
Kyoko Hayakawa, Anthony M Formica, Joni Brill-Dashoff, Susan A Shinton, Daiju Ichikawa, Yan Zhou, Herbert C Morse, Richard R Hardy
In mice, generation of autoreactive CD5(+) B cells occurs as a consequence of BCR signaling induced by (self)-ligand exposure from fetal/neonatal B-1 B cell development. A fraction of these cells self-renew and persist as a minor B1 B cell subset throughout life. Here, we show that transfer of early generated B1 B cells from Eμ-TCL1 transgenic mice resulted in chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) with a biased repertoire, including stereotyped BCRs. Thus, B1 B cells bearing restricted BCRs can become CLL during aging...
November 29, 2016: Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899359/how-i-treat-atypical-chronic-myeloid-leukemia
#12
Jason Gotlib
Atypical chronic myeloid leukemia, BCR-ABL1-negative (aCML) is a rare myelodysplastic syndrome/myeloproliferative neoplasm for which no current standard of care exists. The challenges of atypical CML relate to its heterogeneous clinical and genetic features, high rate of transformation to acute myeloid leukemia, and historically poor survival. Therefore, allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation should always be an initial consideration for eligible patients with a suitable donor. Non-transplant approaches for treating aCML have otherwise largely relied on adopting treatment strategies used for MDS and MPN...
November 29, 2016: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896516/the-differential-impact-of-body-mass-index-and-the-feature-of-metabolic-syndrome-on-oncological-outcomes-following-different-surgical-procedures-in-japanese-men-with-prostate-cancer
#13
Masaki Shiota, Ario Takeuchi, Masaaki Sugimoto, Eiji Kashiwagi, Takashi Dejima, Keijiro Kiyoshima, Junichi Inokuchi, Katsunori Tatsugami, Akira Yokomizo, Masatoshi Eto
PURPOSE: This study aimed to examine the differential impact of body mass index and the feature of metabolic syndrome (MetS; obesity, hypertension, diabetes mellitus, and dyslipidemia) on biochemical recurrence (BCR) following radical prostatectomy (RP) treatment for prostate cancer using different surgical procedures. METHODS: This study included 283 Japanese patients with clinically localized prostate cancer who were treated with RP between 2008 and 2012. The prognostic significance of overweight and the feature of MetS were analyzed according to surgical procedures...
November 28, 2016: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895712/philadelphia-chromosome-duplication-as-a-ring-shaped-chromosome
#14
Cesar Borjas-Gutierrez, Juan Ramon Gonzalez-Garcia
The gain of a second copy of the Philadelphia chromosome is one of the main secondary chromosomal changes related to the clonal evolution of cells with t(9;22) in chronic myelogenous leukemia. This gain causes the acquisition of another copy of the BCR/ABL1 fusion gene. Isochromosomes of the der(22) chromosome or double minute chromosomes are well known to lead an increased copy number of BCR/ABL1 gene. There is no antecedent of Philadelphia chromosome duplication as a ring chromosome. A recent published report contains evidence that strongly suggests that the Philadelphia chromosome was duplicated as a ring chromosome, observation that was overlooked by the authors...
2016: Molecular Cytogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894974/ccp-score-might-improve-the-current-risk-assessment-in-newly-diagnosed-prostate-cancer-patients
#15
Marco Oderda, Gabriele Cozzi, Lorenzo Daniele, Anna Sapino, Stefania Munegato, Giuseppe Renne, Ottavio De Cobelli, Paolo Gontero
OBJECTIVE: To assess whether cell-cycle progression (CCP)-score (Prolaris) can improve the current risk assessment in newly diagnosed PCa patients. CCP-score is a well validated prognostic assay predictive of PCa death, biochemical recurrence (BCR) and progression. METHODS: We evaluated CCP-score at biopsy in 52 patients newly diagnosed with PCa who underwent radical prostatectomy. CCP-score was calculated as average RNA expression of 31 CCP genes, normalized to 15 housekeeping genes...
November 25, 2016: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894413/targeting-of-bcr-abl-lessons-learned-from-bcr-abl-inhibition
#16
X Lin, M Z Qureshi, R Attar, S Khalid, F Tahir, A Yaqub, A Aslam, I Yaylim, L K De Carlos Back, A A Farooqi, M Ismail
In 1960 researchers reported that balanced translocation between chromosomes 22 and 9 resulted in the generation of Philadelphia chromosome. This breakthrough revolutionized our knowledge related to leukemia biology and contemporary studies revealed that chromosomal translocation resulted in the fusion between the 5' segment of BCR gene and 3' segment of the ABL gene to form BCR/ABL fusion gene. Research over the years has progressively and systematically improved our understanding of the genetic and proteomic basis of Leukemia...
October 31, 2016: Cellular and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894215/the-molecular-pathogenesis-of-mantle-cell-lymphoma
#17
Niklas Vogt, Beiying Dai, Tabea Erdmann, Wolfgang E Berdel, Georg Lenz
Mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) is characterized by the translocation t(11;14) leading to constitutive cyclin D1 overexpression. However, overexpression of cyclin D1 alone is insufficient to cause malignant transformation. Secondary genetic alterations and deregulated signaling pathways involved in DNA damage response, cell proliferation, and apoptosis are indispensable for MCL lymphomagenesis. Recent studies investigating the biology of MCL have revealed crucial importance of B-cell receptor (BCR), nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-κB), phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K), and BCL2 signaling for the molecular pathogenesis of MCL...
November 28, 2016: Leukemia & Lymphoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894077/tyrosine-kinase-fusion-genes-in-pediatric-bcr-abl1-like-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
#18
Judith M Boer, Elisabeth M P Steeghs, João R M Marchante, Aurélie Boeree, James J Beaudoin, H Berna Beverloo, Roland P Kuiper, Gabriele Escherich, Vincent H J van der Velden, C Ellen van der Schoot, Hester A de Groot-Kruseman, Rob Pieters, Monique L den Boer
Approximately 15% of pediatric B cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia (BCP-ALL) is characterized by gene expression similar to that of BCR-ABL1-positive disease and unfavorable prognosis. This BCR-ABL1-like subtype shows a high frequency of B-cell development gene aberrations and tyrosine kinase-activating lesions. To evaluate the clinical significance of tyrosine kinase gene fusions in children with BCP-ALL, we studied the frequency of recently identified tyrosine kinase fusions, associated genetic features, and prognosis in a representative Dutch/German cohort...
November 22, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892697/allium-roseum-l-extract-exerts-potent-suppressive-activities-on-chronic-myeloid-leukemia-k562-cell-viability-through-the-inhibition-of-bcr-abl-pi3k-akt-and-erk1-2-pathways-and-the-abrogation-of-vegf-secretion
#19
Soumaya Souid, Hanen Najjaa, Ichrak Riahi-Chebbi, Meriam Haoues, Mohamed Neffati, Ingrid Arnault, Jacques Auger, Habib Karoui, Makram Essafi, Khadija Essafi-Benkhadir
Use of plant extracts, alone or combined to the current chemotherapy as chemosensitizers, has emerged as a promising strategy to overcome tumor drug resistance. Here, we investigated the anticancer activity of Allium roseum L. extracts, a wild edible species in North Africa, on human Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML) K562 cells. The dehydrated aqueous extract (DAE) disturbed the cell cycle progression and induced the apoptosis of K562 cells. Chemical analysis of DAE showed a diversity of organosulfur compounds S-alk(en)yl-cysteine sulfoxides (RCSO) and high amount of allicin, suggesting that such molecule may be behind its antitumor effect...
November 28, 2016: Nutrition and Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890928/identification-and-characterization-of-activating-abl1-1b-kinase-mutations-impact-on-sensitivity-to-atp-competitive-and-allosteric-abl1-inhibitors
#20
B J Lee, N P Shah
While pathologically activated ABL1 fusion kinases represent well-validated therapeutic targets, tumor genomic sequencing has identified numerous point mutations in the ABL1 proto-oncogene of unclear significance. Here we describe nine novel ABL1 1b point mutations, including two from clinical isolates, that cause constitutive kinase activation and cellular transformation. All mutants retained sensitivity to ATP-competitive tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs). Several substitutions cluster near the myristoyl-binding pocket, the target of ABL001, a novel clinically active allosteric kinase inhibitor that mimics the autoinhibitory myristoyl group, and likely activate the kinase by relieving physiologic autoinhibition...
November 28, 2016: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
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