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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926427/dna-methylation-targeted-drugs
#1
Elodie M Da Costa, Gabrielle McInnes, Annie Beaudry, Noël J-M Raynal
Targeting DNA hypermethylation, using nucleoside analogs, is an efficient approach to reprogram cancer cell epigenome leading to reduced proliferation, increased differentiation, recognition by the immune system, and ultimately cancer cell death. DNA methyltransferase inhibitors have been approved for the treatment of myelodysplastic syndromes, chronic myelomonocytic leukemia, and acute myelogenous leukemia. To improve clinical efficacy and overcome mechanisms of drug resistance, a second generation of DNA methyltransferase inhibitors has been designed and is currently in clinical trials...
September 2017: Cancer Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912296/exuberant-nodal-proliferation-of-mature-plasmacytoid-dendritic-cells-in-a-patient-with-chronic-myelomonocytic-leukemia
#2
Huan-You Wang, Andrew L Feldman
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 14, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905323/phase-i-study-of-panobinostat-and-5-azacitidine-in-japanese-patients-with-myelodysplastic-syndrome-or-chronic-myelomonocytic-leukemia
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Yukio Kobayashi, Wataru Munakata, Michinori Ogura, Toshiki Uchida, Masafumi Taniwaki, Tsutomu Kobayashi, Fumika Shimada, Masataka Yonemura, Fumiko Matsuoka, Takeshi Tajima, Kimikazu Yakushijin, Hironobu Minami
The current therapy for high-risk myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) involves repeated cycles of the DNA demethylating agent 5-azacitidine (5-Aza), but combination treatments have been proposed to improve patient outcomes. We performed a phase Ib study to investigate the safety and tolerability of 5-Aza (75 mg/m(2)) combined with the histone deacetylase inhibitor panobinostat (PAN) in adult Japanese patients with MDS or chronic myelomonocytic leukemia (CMML). Eleven patients were enrolled; five received 20 mg PAN + 5-Aza and six received 30 mg PAN + 5-Aza...
September 13, 2017: International Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885734/chronic-myelomonocytic-leukemia-masquerading-as-cutaneous-indeterminate-dendritic-cell-tumor-expanding-the-spectrum-of-skin-lesions-in-chronic-myelomonocytic-leukemia
#4
Sanam Loghavi, Jonathan L Curry, Guillermo Garcia-Manero, Keyur P Patel, Jie Xu, Joseph D Khoury, Carlos A Torres-Cabala, Priyadharsini Nagarajan, Phyu P Aung, Bernard R Gibson, Brandon P Goodwin, Brent C Kelly, Brinda Rao Korivi, L Jeffrey Medeiros, Victor G Prieto, Hagop M Kantarjian, Carlos E Bueso-Ramos, Michael T Tetzlaff
Chronic myelomonocytic leukemia (CMML) is a clonal hematopoietic stem cell neoplasm exhibiting both myelodysplastic and myeloproliferative features and characterized by persistent relative and absolute monocytosis in the peripheral blood.
September 8, 2017: Journal of Cutaneous Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880462/indeterminate-dendritic-cell-neoplasm-of-the-skin-a-2-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#5
Pedro Horna, Haipeng Shao, Afshan Idrees, L Frank Glass, Carlos A Torres-Cabala
Indeterminate dendritic cell neoplasm (IDCN) is an exceedingly rare and mostly cutaneous histiocytosis, frequently associated with other hematopoietic malignancies. We report 2 cases of multilesional cutaneous IDCN. A 55-year-old male with no associated malignancy and complete response to ultraviolet light therapy; and a 72-year-old male with chronic myelomonocytic leukemia (CMML). Both cases showed histiocytoid cytology, positivity for CD1a and no expression of Langerin or BRAF(V600E) . With our patients, the literature describes 79 cases of IDCNs, including 65 (82%) with only skin involvement, 7 cases (9%) with involvement of skin and a second site, 5 cases (6%) involving lymph nodes only, 1 splenic lesion and 1 systemic disease...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Cutaneous Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28853315/a-phase-i-study-of-lenalidomide-in-patients-with-chronic-myelomonocytic-leukemia-cmml-agmt_cmml-1
#6
Sonja Burgstaller, Reinhard Stauder, Thomas Kuehr, Alois Lang, Sigrid Machherndl-Spandl, Beate Mayrbaeurl, Thomas Noesslinger, Andreas Petzer, Peter Valent, Richard Greil, Josef Thaler
According to former classification systems chronic myelomonocytic leukemia (CMML) is listed within myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS). Therefore data regarding treatment of CMML is largely derived from MDS trials. Two published studies suggest efficacy of lenalidomide in a proportion of patients with CMML, but the number of patients included was very low. We initiated this phase I trial with lenalidomide in patients with CMML. Primary objective of the current study was to determine the maximum tolerated dose (MTD)...
August 30, 2017: Leukemia & Lymphoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28846072/mice-expressing-krasg12d-in-hematopoietic-multipotent-progenitor-cells-develop-neonatal-myeloid-leukemia
#7
Stefan P Tarnawsky, Rebecca J Chan, Mervin C Yoder
Juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia (JMML) is a pediatric myeloproliferative neoplasm that bears distinct characteristics associated with abnormal fetal development. JMML has been extensively modeled in mice expressing the oncogenic KrasG12D mutation. However, these models have struggled to recapitulate the defining features of JMML due to in utero lethality, nonhematopoietic expression, and the pervasive emergence of T cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Here, we have developed a model of JMML using mice that express KrasG12D in multipotent progenitor cells (Flt3Cre+ KrasG12D mice)...
August 28, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28842140/blastic-transformation-in-mexican-population-with-chronic-myelomonocytic-leukemia
#8
Alfonso Rivera Duarte, Alejandra Armengol Alonso, Elena Sandoval Cartagena, Elena Tuna Aguilar
BACKGROUND: Chronic myelomonocytic leukemia (CMML) is the most aggressive of chronic leukemias, with short overall survival and a high transformation rate to acute leukemia. We investigated the factors related to blastic transformation in a Mexican population treated at a tertiary referral center. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The records of patients with a diagnosis of CMML from 2000 to 2015 were reviewed. A total of 54 patients were included, with a median age of 71 years and an overall survival of 16 months...
August 2017: Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma & Leukemia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28826859/tet2-restrains-inflammatory-gene-expression-in-macrophages
#9
Alyssa H Cull, Brooke Snetsinger, Rena Buckstein, Richard A Wells, Michael J Rauh
Tet methylcytosine dioxygenase 2 (TET2) is one of the earliest and most frequently mutated genes in clonal hematopoiesis of aging (CHIP) and myeloid cancers, including myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) and chronic myelomonocytic leukemia (CMML). TET2 catalyzes the oxidation of 5-methylcytosine to 5-hydroxymethylcytosine, leading to DNA demethylation. TET2 also affects transcription by recruiting histone modifiers. Inactivating TET2 mutations cause epigenetic dysregulation, clonal hematopoietic stem cell dominance and monocytic lineage skewing...
August 18, 2017: Experimental Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812920/orbital-myxoma-comorbid-with-acute-myelomonocytic-leukemia
#10
Jacqueline Mupas-Uy, Yoshiyuki Kitaguchi, Yasuhiro Takahashi, Emiko Takahashi, Hirohiko Kakizaki
We report the first case of orbital myxoma in a 10-year-old girl with a history of acute myelomonocytic leukemia diagnosed at the age of 10 months. She presented with a mass in the right orbit, which was excised completely. There was no recurrence during the 6 months of follow-up.
August 16, 2017: Orbit
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812528/acute-leukemia-in-horses
#11
Carina J Cooper, Stefan M Keller, Luis G Arroyo, Joanne Hewson, Daniel Kenney, Dorothee Bienzle
Leukemia is broadly divided into acute and chronic lymphocytic and myeloid types based on the proportion of blasts, morphology of cells, and expression of specific antigens on neoplastic cells. Classifying leukemia in horses can be challenging if blasts predominate and since few antibodies to identify cell types are available. The objective of this study was to describe in detail the clinical and pathologic features of acute leukemia in horses. Twelve horses ranging from 0.2 to 25.9 years of age were diagnosed with acute leukemia...
January 1, 2017: Veterinary Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774880/a-randomized-phase-ii-study-of-low-dose-decitabine-versus-low-dose-azacitidine-in-lower-risk-mds-and-mds-mpn
#12
Elias Jabbour, Nicholas J Short, Guillermo Montalban-Bravo, Xuelin Huang, Carlos Bueso-Ramos, Wei Qiao, Hui Yang, Chong Zhao, Tapan Kadia, Gautam Borthakur, Naveen Pemmaraju, Koji Sasaki, Zeev Estrov, Jorge Cortes, Farhad Ravandi, Yesid Alvarado, Rami Komrokji, Mikkael A Sekeres, David P Steensma, Amy DeZern, Gail Roboz, Hagop Kantarjian, Guillermo Garcia-Manero
BACKGROUND: Hypomethylating agents (HMAs) improve survival in patients with higher-risk myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) but are less well-studied in lower-risk disease. We compared the safety and efficacy of low-dose decitabine versus low-dose azacitidine in this group of patients. METHODS: Adults with low- or intermediate-1-risk MDS or MDS/myeloproliferative neoplasm (MPN), including chronic myelomonocytic leukemia, by the International Prognostic Scoring System were randomized using a Bayesian adaptive design to receive either azacitidine 75 mg/m(2) IV/SC daily or decitabine 20 mg/m(2) IV daily for 3 consecutive days on a 28-day cycle...
August 3, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749240/epigenetic-dysregulation-of-the-erythropoietic-transcription-factor-klf1-and-the-%C3%AE-like-globin-locus-in-juvenile-myelomonocytic-leukemia
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Silvia Fluhr, Christopher Felix Krombholz, Angelina Meier, Thomas Epting, Oliver Mücke, Christoph Plass, Charlotte M Niemeyer, Christian Flotho
Increased levels of fetal hemoglobin (HbF) are a hallmark of more than half of the children diagnosed with juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia (JMML). Elevated HbF levels in JMML are associated with DNA hypermethylation of distinct gene promoter regions in leukemic cells. Since the regulation of globin gene transcription is known to be under epigenetic control, we set out to study the relation of DNA methylation patterns at β-/γ-globin promoters, mRNA and protein expression of globins, and epigenetic modifications of genes encoding the globin-regulatory transcription factors BCL11A and KLF1 in nucleated erythropoietic precursor cells of patients with JMML...
July 27, 2017: Epigenetics: Official Journal of the DNA Methylation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731458/flow-cytometry-based-monocyte-subset-analysis-accurately-distinguishes-chronic-myelomonocytic-leukemia-from-myeloproliferative-neoplasms-with-associated-monocytosis
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M M Patnaik, M M Timm, R Vallapureddy, T L Lasho, R P Ketterling, N Gangat, M Shi, A Tefferi, E Solary, K K Reichard, D Jevremovic
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 21, 2017: Blood Cancer Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723562/integrative-genomics-identifies-the-molecular-basis-of-resistance-to-azacitidine-therapy-in-myelodysplastic-syndromes
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Ashwin Unnikrishnan, Elli Papaemmanuil, Dominik Beck, Nandan P Deshpande, Arjun Verma, Ashu Kumari, Petter S Woll, Laura A Richards, Kathy Knezevic, Vashe Chandrakanthan, Julie A I Thoms, Melinda L Tursky, Yizhou Huang, Zara Ali, Jake Olivier, Sally Galbraith, Austin G Kulasekararaj, Magnus Tobiasson, Mohsen Karimi, Andrea Pellagatti, Susan R Wilson, Robert Lindeman, Boris Young, Raj Ramakrishna, Christopher Arthur, Richard Stark, Philip Crispin, Jennifer Curnow, Pauline Warburton, Fernando Roncolato, Jacqueline Boultwood, Kevin Lynch, Sten Eirik W Jacobsen, Ghulam J Mufti, Eva Hellstrom-Lindberg, Marc R Wilkins, Karen L MacKenzie, Jason W H Wong, Peter J Campbell, John E Pimanda
Myelodysplastic syndromes and chronic myelomonocytic leukemia are blood disorders characterized by ineffective hematopoiesis and progressive marrow failure that can transform into acute leukemia. The DNA methyltransferase inhibitor 5-azacytidine (AZA) is the most effective pharmacological option, but only ∼50% of patients respond. A response only manifests after many months of treatment and is transient. The reasons underlying AZA resistance are unknown, and few alternatives exist for non-responders. Here, we show that AZA responders have more hematopoietic progenitor cells (HPCs) in the cell cycle...
July 18, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694633/facial-diplegia-as-initial-manifestation-of-acute-myelomonocytic-leukemia-with-isolated-trisomy-47-xy-11-14-46-xy-6
#16
Josef Finsterer, Michael Panny
Bilateral peripheral facial palsy (facial diplegia) has been repeatedly reported as a neurologic manifestation of acute myeloid leukemia but has not been reported as the initial clinical manifestation of myelomonocytic leukemia. A 71-year-old male developed left-sided peripheral facial palsy being interpreted and treated as Bell's palsy. C-reactive protein (CRP) and leukocyte count 4 days later were 2.5 mg/l and 16 G/l, respectively. Steroids were ineffective. Seven days after onset, he developed right-sided peripheral facial palsy...
July 2017: Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679734/high-prevalence-of-myeloid-neoplasms-in-adults-with-non-langerhans-cell-histiocytosis
#17
Matthias Papo, Eli L Diamond, Fleur Cohen-Aubart, Jean-François Emile, Damien Roos-Weil, Nishant Gupta, Benjamin H Durham, Neval Ozkaya, Ahmet Dogan, Gary A Ulaner, Raajit Rampal, Jean-Emmanuel Kahn, Thomas Sené, Frédéric Charlotte, Baptiste Hervier, Caroline Besnard, Olivier A Bernard, Catherine Settegrana, Nathalie Droin, Zofia Hélias-Rodzewicz, Zahir Amoura, Omar Abdel-Wahab, Julien Haroche
Erdheim-Chester disease (ECD) is a rare non-Langerhans cell histiocytosis that most commonly affects adults and is driven by a high frequency of mutations in BRAF, MAP2K1, and kinases promoting MAPK signaling. Because of the relative rarity of ECD, key clinical features of the disease may not be well defined. Across a multi-institutional cohort of 189 patients with ECD and ECD overlapping with Langerhans cell histiocytosis (so-called mixed histiocytosis [MH]), we identified an unexpected and heretofore undescribed frequent occurrence of myeloid neoplasms among patients with ECD and MH...
August 24, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672893/anthocyanins-from-black-rice-oryza-sativa-promote-immune-responses-in-leukemia-through-enhancing-phagocytosis-of-macrophages-in-vivo
#18
Ming-Jen Fan, Ping-Hsuan Yeh, Jing-Pin Lin, An-Cheng Huang, Jin-Cherng Lien, Hui-Yi Lin, Jing-Gung Chung
Rice is a staple food in numerous countries around the world. Anthocyanins found in black rice have been reported to reduce the risk of certain diseases, but the effects of crude extract of anthocyanins from Asia University-selected purple glutinous indica rice (AUPGA) on immune responses have not yet been demonstrated. The current study aimed to investigate whether AUPGA treatment could affect immune responses in murine leukemia cells in vivo. Murine acute myelomonocytic leukemia WEHI-3 cells were intraperitoneally injected into normal BALB/c mice to generate leukemia mice...
July 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637621/gata2-deficiency-and-related-myeloid-neoplasms
#19
Marcin W Wlodarski, Matthew Collin, Marshall S Horwitz
The GATA2 gene codes for a hematopoietic transcription factor that through its two zinc fingers (ZF) can occupy GATA-DNA motifs in a countless number of genes. It is crucial for the proliferation and maintenance of hematopoietic stem cells. During the past 5 years, germline heterozygous mutations in GATA2 were reported in several hundred patients with various phenotypes ranging from mild cytopenia to severe immunodeficiency involving B cells, natural killer cells, CD4(+) cells, monocytes and dendritic cells (MonoMAC/DCML), and myeloid neoplasia...
April 2017: Seminars in Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630775/a-rare-case-of-paraneoplastic-aortitis-associated-with-chronic-myelomonocytic-leukemia
#20
Sylwia Sasinowska, Pamela Traisak, Michael McCormack, Hala Eid
Aortitis is a broad term describing inflammation of the aorta. The most common causes of aortitis are the large-vessel vasculitides giant cell arteritis and Takayasu arteritis. Other etiologies include aortitis associated with other autoimmune disorders, infectious causes, and paraneoplastic and idiopathic cases. We describe a rare case of a large-vessel arteritis occurring in association with chronic myelomonocytic leukemia (CMML). A 68-year-old female with recent diagnosis of CMML presented to our office for evaluation of abnormal chest computed tomography (CT) that showed inflammation surrounding the entirety of thoracic and abdominal aorta, consistent with aortitis...
2017: Case Reports in Hematology
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