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Motoharu Shibusawa, Jiro Tadokoro, Masaru Kojima, Makoto Kashimura
A 70-year-old man visited our emergency department, whose laboratory test results revealed leucocytosis, anaemia, thrombocytopenia and high levels of serum lactate dehydrogenase. In addition, the peripheral blood smear revealed neutrophilic granulocytes with nuclear hypolobation (pseudo-Pelger-Hüet anomaly), hypogranulation and no myeloperoxidase reactivity. Genetic testing of the peripheral blood sample was as follows: G-band, 46XY,t(9;22)(q34;q11.2) (20/20); fluorescence in situ hybridisation BCR/ABL fusion signal, 97%; and analysis of exons 5-9 of the p53 gene, mutation (Pro72Arg) in exon 4 protein...
March 15, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
Andy Tsai, Patrick R Johnston, Jeannette M Perez-Rossello, Micheál A Breen, Paul K Kleinman
BACKGROUND: The distal tibia is a common location for the classic metaphyseal lesion (CML). Prior radiologic-pathologic studies have suggested a tendency for medial, as opposed to lateral, cortical injury with the CML, but there has been no formal study of the geographic distribution of this strong indicator of abuse. OBJECTIVE: This study compares medial versus lateral cortical involvement of distal tibial CMLs in a clinical cohort of infants with suspected abuse...
March 14, 2018: Pediatric Radiology
Cosimo Cumbo, Luciana Impera, Crescenzio Francesco Minervini, Paola Orsini, Luisa Anelli, Antonella Zagaria, Nicoletta Coccaro, Giuseppina Tota, Angela Minervini, Paola Casieri, Claudia Brunetti, Antonella Russo Rossi, Elisa Parciante, Giorgina Specchia, Francesco Albano
For monitoring minimal residual disease (MRD) in chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) the most recommended method is quantitative RT-PCR (RT-qPCR) for measuring BCR-ABL1 transcripts. Several studies reported that a DNA-based assay enhances the sensitivity of detection of the BCR-ABL1 genomic rearrangement, even if its characterization results difficult. We developed a DNA-based method for detecting and quantifying residual BCR-ABL1 positive leukemic stem cells in CML patients. We propose two alternative approaches: the first one is a fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH)-based step followed by Sanger sequencing; the second one employs MinION, a single molecule sequencer based on nanopore technology...
February 16, 2018: Oncotarget
Qian Li, Xiao-Ji Lin, Hui Chen, Jian Gong, Zhen Li, Xiang-Nan Chen
More than 90% of patients with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) have the chromosomal translocation t(9;22)(q34;q11), while 5-8% of patients have complex variant translocations that have previously been thought not to affect the efficacy of imatinib therapy. The present study reports a patient with CML in B-lymphoid blast crisis who had a rare three-way Philadelphia (Ph) variant t(3;9;22)(p21;q34;q11), in addition to isodicentric Ph chromosomes. The patient was initially treated with imatinib for >2 months with a very poor response...
April 2018: Oncology Letters
Sitapriya Moorthi, Tara Ann Burns, Gui-Qin Yu, Chiara Luberto
Bcr-Abl (break-point cluster region-abelson), the oncogenic trigger of chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML), has previously been shown to up-regulate the expression and activity of sphingomyelin synthase 1 (SMS1), which contributes to the proliferation of CML cells; however, the mechanism by which this increased expression of SMS1 is mediated remains unknown. In the current study, we show that Bcr-Abl enhances the expression of SMS1 via a 30-fold up-regulation of its transcription. Of most interest, the Bcr-Abl-regulated transcription of SMS1 is initiated from a novel transcription start site (TSS) that is just upstream of the open reading frame...
March 13, 2018: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
Stefano Menini, Carla Iacobini, Luisa de Latouliere, Isabella Manni, Vittoria Ionta, Claudia Blasetti Fantauzzi, Carlo Pesce, Paola Cappello, Francesco Novelli, Giulia Piaggio, Giuseppe Pugliese
Diabetes is an established risk factor for pancreatic cancer (PaC), together with obesity, Western diet and tobacco smoking. The common mechanistic link might be the accumulation of advanced glycation endproducts (AGEs), which characterizes all the above disease conditions and unhealthy habits. Surprisingly, however, the role of AGEs in PaC has not been examined yet, despite the evidence of a tumor-promoting role of RAGE, the receptor for AGEs. Here, we tested the hypothesis that AGEs promote PaC through RAGE activation...
March 13, 2018: Journal of Pathology
Ching-Yuan Kuo, Po-Nan Wang, Wen-Li Hwang, Cheng-Hwai Tzeng, Li-Yaun Bai, Jih-Luh Tang, Ming-Chih Chang, Sheng-Fung Lin, Tsai-Yun Chen, Yeu-Chin Chen, Tran-Der Tan, Chih-Yi Hsieh, Chinjune Lin, Clinton Lai, Darko Miljkovic, Cheng-Shyong Chang
Background: Nilotinib, a second-generation tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI), is approved for the treatment of patients with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) in many countries, including Taiwan. Though a number of controlled clinical trials have demonstrated the safety and efficacy of nilotinib, studies assessing the safety and efficacy of nilotinib in routine clinical practice are limited. Methods: The current study was an open-label, single-arm study conducted across 12 centers in Taiwan in adult patients with CML in chronic or accelerated phase with confirmed Ph+ chromosome (or BCR-ABL) and resistant or intolerant to one or more previous TKIs...
March 2018: Therapeutic Advances in Hematology
Kelly J Butnor, Elizabeth N Pavlisko, Thomas A Sporn, Victor L Roggli
CONTEXT: - Malignant mesothelioma (MM) is a component of the BAP1 tumor predisposition syndrome. Other than in BAP1 familial studies, nonmesothelial neoplasms in individuals with MM has not been comprehensively assessed. OBJECTIVE: - To assess the spectrum and prevalence of nonmesothelial neoplasms in individuals with MM. DESIGN: - Individuals with MM and second neoplasms were identified from a database of 3900 MM cases. The expected prevalence of each type of neoplasm was calculated and compared with the actual prevalence in the study population using available Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results data and other published data...
March 12, 2018: Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Priya Venkatesan
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March 8, 2018: Lancet Oncology
Fulvio Massaro, Gioia Colafigli, Matteo Molica, Massimo Breccia
Chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) is characterized by a pathognomonic chromosomal translocation, which leads to the fusion of breakpoint cluster region (BCR) and Abelson leukemia virus 1 (ABL1) genes, generating an oncoprotein with deregulated tyrosine kinase activity. Areas covered: In the last two decades, BCR/ABL1 kinase has become the molecular target for tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs), a class of drugs that impressively improved overall survival. Despite these results, a proportion of patients experiences resistance to TKIs and need to change treatment...
March 9, 2018: Expert Review of Hematology
Małgorzata Janeczko-Czarnecka, Maryna Krawczuk-Rybak, Irena Karpińska-Derda, Maciej Niedźwiecki, Katarzyna Musioł, Magdalena Ćwiklińska, Katarzyna Drabko, Katarzyna Mycko, Tomasz Ociepa, Katarzyna Pawelec, Danuta Januszkiewicz-Lewandowska, Marek Ussowicz, Blanka Rybka, Renata Ryczan-Krawczyk, Andrzej Kołtan, Grażyna Karolczyk, Agnieszka Zaucha-Prażmo, Wanda Badowska, Krzysztof Kałwak
BACKGROUND: Chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) constitutes only 2-3% of all leukemias in pediatric patients. Philapelphia chromosome and BCR-ABL fusion are genetic hallmarks of CML, and their presence is crucial for targeted molecular therapy with tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs), which replaced hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) as a standard first-line therapy. The disease in pediatric population is rare, and despite molecular and clinical similarities to CML in adults, different approach is needed, due to the long lifetime expectancy and distinct developmental characteristics of affected children...
January 2018: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
Pierre Laneuville
Strict criteria for when to stop tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) therapy in clinical practice are not easily defined without an agreement on what probability of achieving a treatment-free remission (TFR) constitutes a medically acceptable standard and consideration of the potential medical risks of continued TKI therapy and/or patient preferences. Patients in sustained deep molecular response (DMR) have no significant chronic myelogenous leukemia-related risk of progression and death, and thus, safety is of paramount importance...
March 8, 2018: Current Treatment Options in Oncology
Sean P Cornillie, Benjamin J Bruno, Carol S Lim, Thomas E Cheatham
The oncogenic gene product Bcr-Abl is the principal cause of chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) and though several therapies exist to curb the aberrant kinase activity of Bcr-Abl through targeting of the Abl kinase domain, these therapies are rendered ineffective by frequent mutations in the corresponding gene. It has been demonstrated that a designed protein known as CCmut3 is able to produce a dominant negative inactivating effect on Bcr-Abl kinase by preferentially oligomerizing with the N-terminal coiled-coil oligomerization domain of Bcr-Abl (Bcr-CC) to effectively reduce the oncogenic potential of Bcr-Abl...
March 8, 2018: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
Tânia Patrícia Almeida, Joana Ferreira, Ariane Vettorazzi, Amaia Azqueta, Eduardo Rocha, Alice Abreu Ramos
In the present study, we evaluate the in vitro cytotoxicity of fucoxanthin (Fx) on two human leukemia cell lines, K562 and TK6, alone and in combination with the conventional anticancer drugs imatinib (Imat) and doxorubicin (Dox). For the purpose, we assessed the cytotoxic and proliferation effects by cell count, induction of DNA damage by comet assay, and cell death by nuclear condensation, annexin V staining, coupled with propidium iodide uptake, and protein expression of Bax, caspase-3, and Bcl-2 (western blot)...
February 16, 2018: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology
Jianjian Zhuang, Juxin Yin, Chaojian Xu, Ying Mu, Shaowu Lv
Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and Chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) are common leukemia in adults. 20(S)-GRh2 is an important bioactive substance that is present in Panax ginseng. However, there are no investigations that deal with the comparison of apoptosis, the occurrence of autophagy, and the relationship between apoptosis and autophagy after being treated with 20(S)-GRh2 in AML and CML. In this study, we explored the effect of 20(S)-GRh2 on the AML and CML (U937 and K562). Fluorescence microscopy, CCK-8, Quantitative realtime PCR, Western blot, transmission electron microscopy (TEM), and flow cytometric analysis were used to detect the occurrence of cell proliferation inhibition, apoptosis, and autophagy...
March 8, 2018: Nutrients
Masahiko Sumi, Keijiro Sato, Nozomu Uematsu, Hiroko Kawaguchi, Tsutomu Shishido, Hiroko Kaiume, Wataru Takeda, Takehiko Kirihara, Toshimitsu Ueki, Yuki Hiroshima, Mayumi Ueno, Naoaki Ichikawa, Nobuyuki Urasawa, Hikaru Kobayashi
Vascular adverse events (VAEs) in chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) patients treated with nilotinib (NIL) has become a; however, studies on strategies to prevent VAEs remain limited. Therefore, the present study investigated VAEs in 19 CML patients treated with NIL at our hospital. The median age of the patients was 65 years and median follow-up period was 55 months after the initiation of NIL. VAEs occurred in 8 patients (peripheral artery disease (PAD), n=6; cerebral infarction (CI), n=3; coronary artery disease (CAD), n=4)...
2018: [Rinshō Ketsueki] the Japanese Journal of Clinical Hematology
Joanna Drozd-Sokołowska, Krzysztof Mądry, Anna Waszczuk-Gajda, Przemysław Biecek, Paweł Szwedyk, Katarzyna Budziszewska, Magdalena Raźny, Magdalena Dutka, Agata Obara, Ewa Wasilewska, Krzysztof Lewandowski, Agnieszka Piekarska, Grażyna Bober, Helena Krzemień, Beata Stella-Hołowiecka, Katarzyna Kapelko-Słowik, Waldemar Sawicki, Małgorzata Paszkowska-Kowalewska, Rafał Machowicz, Jadwiga Dwilewicz-Trojaczek
Atypical chronic myeloid leukaemia (aCML) belongs to myelodysplastic/myeloproliferative neoplasms. Because of its rarity and changing diagnostic criteria throughout subsequent classifications, data on aCML are very scarce. Therefore, we at the Polish Adult Leukemia Group performed a nationwide survey on aCML. Eleven biggest Polish centres participated in the study. Altogether, 45 patients were reported, among whom only 18 patients (40%) fulfilled diagnostic criteria. Among misdiagnosed patients, myelodysplastic/myeloproliferative syndrome unclassifiable and chronic myelomonocytic leukaemia were the most frequent diagnoses...
March 7, 2018: Hematological Oncology
Massimo Breccia, Robin Foà
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Discontinuation of tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) in chronic phase chronic myeloid leukemia (CP-CML) patients has become a reality. Treatment-free remission (TFR) is the term that identifies success after discontinuation. RECENT FINDINGS: Several trials have demonstrated that with imatinib about 40% of patients discontinuing treatment in deep and stable molecular response remain disease-free. Second-generation TKIs have improved the rate of deep molecular responses and allowed to increase the percentage of patients attempting treatment discontinuation...
March 6, 2018: Current Oncology Reports
Yu Zhu, Luo Lu, Chun Qiao, Yi Shan, Huapeng Li, Sixuan Qian, Ming Hong, Huihui Zhao, Jianyong Li, Zhongfa Yang, Yaoyu Chen
Resistance to the BCR-ABL tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) remains a challenge for curing the disease in chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) patients as leukemia cells may survive through BCR-ABL kinase activity-independent signal pathways. To gain insight into BCR-ABL kinase activity-independent mechanisms, we performed an initial bioinformatics screen and followed by a quantitative PCR screen of genes that were elevated in CML samples. A total of 33 candidate genes were identified to be highly expressed in TKIs resistant patients...
March 7, 2018: Oncogene
Sébastien Rinaldetti, Markus Pfirrmann, Kirsi Manz, Joelle Guilhot, Christian Dietz, Panayiotidis Panagiotidis, Birgit Spiess, Wolfgang Seifarth, Alice Fabarius, Martin Müller, Maria Pagoni, Maria Dimou, Jolanta Dengler, Cornelius F Waller, Tim H Brümmendorf, Regina Herbst, Andreas Burchert, Carsten Janβen, Maria Elisabeth Goebeler, Philipp J Jost, Stefan Hanzel, Philippe Schafhausen, Gabriele Prange-Krex, Thomas Illmer, Viktor Janzen, Martine Klausmann, Robert Eckert, Gerd Büschel, Alexander Kiani, Wolf-Karsten Hofmann, François-Xavier Mahon, Susanne Saussele
INTRODUCTION: Tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) can safely be discontinued in chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) patients with sustained deep molecular response. ABCG2 (breast cancer resistance protein), OCT1 (organic cation transporter 1), and ABCB1 (multidrug resistance protein 1) gene products are known to play a crucial role in acquired pharmacogenetic TKI resistance. Their influence on treatment-free remission (TFR) has not yet been investigated. MATERIALS AND METHODS: RNA was isolated on the last day of TKI intake from peripheral blood leukocytes of 132 chronic phase CML patients who discontinued TKI treatment within the European Stop Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitor Study trial...
February 8, 2018: Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma & Leukemia
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