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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913602/clonal-conversion-of-b-lymphoid-leukemia-reveals-cross-lineage-transfer-of-malignant-states
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Rajesh Somasundaram, Josefine Åhsberg, Kazuki Okuyama, Jonas Ungerbäck, Henrik Lilljebjörn, Thoas Fioretos, Tobias Strid, Mikael Sigvardsson
Even though leukemia is considered to be confined to one specific hematopoietic cell type, cases of acute leukemia of ambiguous lineage and patients relapsing in phenotypically altered disease suggest that a malignant state may be transferred between lineages. Because B-cell leukemia is associated with mutations in transcription factors of importance for stable preservation of lineage identity, we here investigated the potential lineage plasticity of leukemic cells. We report that primary pro-B leukemia cells from mice carrying heterozygous mutations in either or both the Pax5 and Ebf1 genes, commonly mutated in human leukemia, can be converted into T lineage leukemia cells...
December 2, 2016: Genes & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913457/treatment-of-blastic-plasmacytoid-dendritic-cell-neoplasm
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Jill M Sullivan, David A Rizzieri
Blastic plasmacytoid dendritic cell neoplasm (BPDCN) is a rare myeloid malignancy with no defined standard of care. BPDCN presents most commonly with skin lesions with or without extramedullary organ involvement before leukemic dissemination. As a result of its clinical ambiguity, differentiating BPDCN from benign skin lesions or those of acute myeloid leukemia with leukemia cutis is challenging. BPDCN is most easily defined by the phenotype CD4(+)CD56(+)CD123(+)lineage(-)MPO(-), although many patients will present with variable expression of CD4, CD56, or alternate plasmacytoid markers, which compounds the difficulty in differentiating BPDCN from other myeloid or lymphoid malignancies...
December 2, 2016: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908880/an-anti-cd3-anti-cll-1-bispecific-antibody-for-the-treatment-of-acute-myeloid-leukemia
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Steven R Leong, Siddharth Sukumaran, Maria Hristopoulos, Klara Totpal, Shannon Stainton, Elizabeth Lu, Alfred Wong, Lucinda Tam, Robert Newman, Brian R Vuillemenot, Diego Ellerman, Chen Gu, Mary Mathieu, Mark S Dennis, Allen Nguyen, Bing Zheng, Crystal Zhang, Genee Lee, Yu-Waye Chu, Rodney A Prell, Kedan Lin, Steven T Laing, Andrew G Polson
Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is major unmet medical need. Most patients have poor long-term survival and treatment has not significantly changed in 40 years. Recently, bispecific antibodies that redirect the cytotoxic activity of effector T-cells by binding to CD3, the signaling component of the T-cell receptor, and a tumor target have shown clinical activity. Notably, blinatumomab is approved to treat relapsed/refractory acute lymphoid leukemia. Here we describe the design, discovery, pharmacological activity, pharmacokinetics, and safety of a CD3 T-cell-dependent bispecific (TDB) full-length human IgG1 therapeutic antibody targeting CLL-1 that could potentially be used in humans to treat AML...
December 1, 2016: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899802/genomic-and-transcriptional-landscape-of-p2ry8-crlf2-positive-childhood-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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C Vesely, C Frech, C Eckert, G Cario, A Mecklenbräuker, U Zur Stadt, K Nebral, F Kraler, S Fischer, A Attarbaschi, M Schuster, C Bock, H Cavé, A von Stackelberg, M Schrappe, M A Horstmann, G Mann, O A Haas, R Panzer-Grümayer
Children with P2RY8-CRLF2-positive ALL have an increased relapse risk. Their mutational and transcriptional landscape as well as the respective patterns at relapse remains largely elusive. We therefore performed an integrated analysis of whole-exome and RNA-sequencing in 41 major clone fusion-positive cases including 19 matched diagnosis/relapse pairs. We detected a variety of frequently subclonal and highly instable JAK/STAT but also RTK/Ras pathway activating mutations in 76% of cases at diagnosis and virtually all relapses...
November 30, 2016: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894958/poly-adp-ribose-polymerase-inhibitors-selectively-induce-cytotoxicity-in-tcf3-hlf-positive-leukemic-cells
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Jinhua Piao, Shiori Takai, Takahiro Kamiya, Takeshi Inukai, Kanji Sugita, Kazuma Ohyashiki, Domenico Delia, Mitsuko Masutani, Shuki Mizutani, Masatoshi Takagi
Poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) is an indispensable component of the DNA repair machinery. PARP inhibitors are used as cutting-edge treatments for patients with homologous recombination repair (HRR)-defective breast cancers harboring mutations in BRCA1 or BRCA2. Other tumors defective in HRR, including some hematological malignancies, are predicted to be good candidates for treatment with PARP inhibitors. Screening of leukemia-derived cell lines revealed that lymphoid lineage-derived leukemia cell lines, except for those derived from mature B cells and KMT2A (MLL)-rearranged B-cell precursors, were relatively sensitive to PARP inhibitors...
November 25, 2016: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893466/cd30-expression-is-rare-in-myeloid-leukemia-cutis-a-study-of-55-cases-and-implications-for-routine-diagnostic-algorithms
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Olakunle Ogunrinade, David Terrano, April Chiu, Melissa Pulitzer
Expression of CD30 in blastoid cutaneous infiltrates typically signifies a CD30 lymphoproliferative disorder, often requiring minimal immunohistochemical workup, if clinically consonant. However, myeloid and other hematologic malignancies often express CD30. We retrospectively examined the prevalence of CD30 expression in 41 patients (median age 59) and 55 biopsies with the diagnosis of leukemia cutis (LC) to determine whether an extensive immunohistochemical workup is warranted in all large, round cell CD30 cutaneous infiltrates...
November 22, 2016: American Journal of Dermatopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881874/acute-myeloid-leukemia-derived-from-lympho-myeloid-clonal-hematopoiesis
#7
F Thol, S Klesse, L Köhler, R Gabdoulline, A Kloos, A Liebich, M Wichman, A Chaturvedi, J Fabisch, V I Gaidzik, P Paschka, L Bullinger, G Bug, H Serve, G Göhring, B Schlegelberger, M Lübbert, H Kirchner, M Wattad, D Kraemer, B Hertenstein, G Heil, W Fiedler, J Krauter, R Schlenk, K Döhner, H Döhner, A Ganser, M Heuser
We studied acute myeloid leukemia (AML) patients with lympho-myeloid clonal hematopoiesis (LM-CH), defined by the presence of DNA methyltransferase 3A (DNMT3A) mutations in both the myeloid and lymphoid T-cell compartment. Diagnostic, CR and relapse samples were sequenced for 34 leukemia-related genes in 171 DNMT3A mutated adult AML patients. AML with LM-CH was found in 40 patients (23%) and was associated with clonal haematopoiesis of indeterminate potential (CHIP) years prior to AML, older age, secondary AML, and more frequent MDS-type co-mutations (TET2, RUNX1 and EZH2)...
November 24, 2016: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881659/glycosyl-phosphatidylinositol-gpi-anchored-anti-hiv-scfv-efficiently-protect-cd4-t-cells-from-hiv-1-infection-and-deletion-in-hu-pbl-mice
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Chaobaihui Ye, Weiming Wang, Liang Cheng, Guangming Li, Michael Wen, Qi Wang, Qing Zhang, Dan Li, Paul Zhou, Lishan Su
: Despite the success in viral inhibition and CD4 T cell recovery by highly active antiretroviral treatment (HAART), HIV-1 is still not curable due to the persistence of HIV-1 reservoir during treatment. One patient with acute myeloid leukemia who received allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation from homozygous CCR5 Δ32 donor has had no detectable viremia for 9 years after HAART cessation. This case has inspired a field of HIV-1 cure research focusing on engineering HIV-1 resistance of permissive cells...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875373/revisiting-erythroleukemia
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Daniel A Arber
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The 2016 WHO classification of hematopoietic and lymphoid neoplasms alters the diagnostic criteria for erythroleukemia, including eliminating the erythroid/myeloid type of acute erythroleukemia, which was a prior subcategory of acute myeloid leukemia, not otherwise specified. Only pure erythroid leukemia remains in the WHO classification. This review will summarize the literature that contributed to that classification change as well as recent literature on the significance of the change...
November 21, 2016: Current Opinion in Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865806/ikaros-exploiting-and-targeting-the-hematopoietic-stem-cell-niche-in-b-progenitor-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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Michelle L Churchman, Charles G Mullighan
Genetic alterations of IKZF1 encoding the lymphoid transcription factor IKAROS are a hallmark of high risk B-progenitor ALL such as BCR-ABL1 positive (Ph+) and Ph-like ALL, and are associated with poor outcome, even in the era of contemporary chemotherapy incorporating tyrosine kinase inhibitors in the treatment of Ph+ ALL. Recent experimental mouse modeling of B-progenitor ALL has shown that IKZF1 alterations have multiple effects, including arresting differentiating, skewing lineage of leukemia from myeloid to lymphoid, and in Ph+ leukemia, conferring resistance to TKI therapy without abrogating ABL1 inhibition...
November 16, 2016: Experimental Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856460/architectural-and-functional-heterogeneity-of-hematopoietic-stem-progenitor-cells-in-non-del-5q-myelodysplastic-syndromes
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Virginie Chesnais, Marie-Laure Arcangeli, Caroline Delette, Alice Rousseau, Hélène Guermouche, Carine Lefevre, Sabrina Bondu, M'boyba Diop, Meyling Cheok, Nicolas Chapuis, Laurence Legros, Sophie Raynaud, Lise Willems, Didier Bouscary, Evelyne Lauret, Olivier A Bernard, Olivier Kosmider, Françoise Pflumio, Michaela Fontenay
Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) are hematopoietic stem cell disorders in which recurrent mutations define clonal hematopoiesis. The origin of the phenotypic diversity of non del(5q) MDS remains unclear. Here, we investigated the clonal architecture of the CD34+CD38- hematopoietic stem/progenitor cell (HSPC) compartment and interrogated dominant clones for MDS-initiating cells. We found that clones mainly accumulate mutations in a linear succession with retention of a dominant subclone. The clone detected in the long-term culture-initiating cell (LTC-IC) compartment and that reconstitutes short-term human hematopoiesis in xenotransplantation models is usually the dominant clone, which gives rise to the myeloid and to a lesser extent to the lymphoid lineage...
November 16, 2016: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852053/therapy-related-acute-myeloid-leukemia-following-treatment-of-lymphoid-malignancies
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Sarah Bertoli, Arthur Sterin, Suzanne Tavitian, Lucie Oberic, Loïc Ysebaert, Reda Bouabdallah, François Vergez, Audrey Sarry, Emilie Bérard, Françoise Huguet, Guy Laurent, Thomas Prébet, Norbert Vey, Christian Récher
Therapy-related acute myeloid leukemia (t-AML) is a heterogeneous entity most frequently related to breast cancer or lymphoproliferative diseases (LD). Population-based studies have reported an increased risk of t-AML after treatment of lymphomas. The aim of this study was to describe the characteristics and outcome of 80 consecutive cases of t-AML following treatment of LD. t-AML accounted for 2.3% of all AML cases, occurred 60 months after LD diagnosis, and were characterized by a high frequency of FAB M6 AML and poor-risk cytogenetic abnormalities...
November 10, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846391/instructive-role-of-mll-fusion-proteins-revealed-by-a-model-of-t-4-11-pro-b-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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Shan Lin, Roger T Luo, Anetta Ptasinska, Jon Kerry, Salam A Assi, Mark Wunderlich, Toshihiko Imamura, Joseph J Kaberlein, Ahmad Rayes, Mark J Althoff, John Anastasi, Maureen M O'Brien, Amom Ruhikanta Meetei, Thomas A Milne, Constanze Bonifer, James C Mulloy, Michael J Thirman
The t(4;11)(q21;q23) fuses mixed-lineage leukemia (MLL) to AF4, the most common MLL-fusion partner. Here we show that MLL fused to murine Af4, highly conserved with human AF4, produces high-titer retrovirus permitting efficient transduction of human CD34(+) cells, thereby generating a model of t(4;11) pro-B acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) that fully recapitulates the immunophenotypic and molecular aspects of the disease. MLL-Af4 induces a B ALL distinct from MLL-AF9 through differential genomic target binding of the fusion proteins leading to specific gene expression patterns...
November 14, 2016: Cancer Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833611/activated-allogeneic-nk-cells-preferentially-kill-poor-prognosis-b-cell-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-cells
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Diego Sánchez-Martínez, Pilar M Lanuza, Natalia Gómez, Aura Muntasell, Elisa Cisneros, Manuela Moraru, Gemma Azaceta, Alberto Anel, Luis Martínez-Lostao, Martin Villalba, Luis Palomera, Carlos Vilches, José A García Marco, Julián Pardo
Mutational status of TP53 together with expression of wild-type (wt) IGHV represents the most widely accepted biomarkers, establishing a very poor prognosis in B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia (B-CLL) patients. Adoptive cell therapy using allogeneic HLA-mismatched Natural killer (NK) cells has emerged as an effective and safe alternative in the treatment of acute myeloid and lymphoid leukemias that do not respond to traditional therapies. We have described that allogeneic activated NK cells eliminate hematological cancer cell lines with multidrug resistance acquired by mutations in the apoptotic machinery...
2016: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833094/enhanced-sensitivity-to-glucocorticoids-in-cytarabine-resistant-aml
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D Malani, A Murumägi, B Yadav, M Kontro, S Eldfors, A Kumar, R Karjalainen, M M Majumder, P Ojamies, T Pemovska, K Wennerberg, C Heckman, K Porkka, M Wolf, T Aittokallio, O Kallioniemi
We sought to identify drugs that could counteract cytarabine resistance in acute myeloid leukemia (AML) by generating eight resistant variants from MOLM-13 and SHI-1 AML cell lines by long-term drug treatment. These cells were compared with 66 ex vivo chemorefractory samples from cytarabine-treated AML patients. The models and patient cells were subjected to genomic and transcriptomic profiling and high-throughput testing with 250 emerging and clinical oncology compounds. Genomic profiling uncovered deletion of the deoxycytidine kinase (DCK) gene in both MOLM-13- and SHI-1-derived cytarabine-resistant variants and in an AML patient sample...
December 2, 2016: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824644/rapid-fatal-acute-peripheral-t-cell-lymphoma-associated-with-igg-plasma-cell-leukemia-and-iga-hypergammaglobulinemia
#16
Nives Jonjić, Irena Seili Bekafigo, Dora Fučkar Čupić, Ksenija Lučin, Antica Duletić Načinović, Toni Valković
Simultaneous occurrence of T-cell and B-cell neoplasms is rare, and etiologic relationships between these 2 malignancies are poorly understood. We describe the case of a 66-year-old woman who was admitted to the hospital because of fever, hemoptysis, lymphadenopathy, and skin rash. Enlarged lymph nodes in axillary, pectoral, paratracheal, and periportal regions as well as slight hepatomegaly and splenomegaly were confirmed. A peripheral blood smear revealed rouleaux formation and numerous circulating plasma cells, with plasmacytoid lymphocytes...
November 2016: Applied Immunohistochemistry & Molecular Morphology: AIMM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27820734/the-role-of-the-transcriptional-repressor-growth-factor-independent-1-in-the-formation-of-myeloid-cells
#17
Jennifer Fraszczak, Tarik Möröy
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Growth factor independent 1 (Gfi1) is a transcriptional repressor that plays multiple roles during myeloid commitment and development. Gfi1-deficient mice lack granulocytes, accumulate aberrant monocytes and show a hyperactivity of macrophages toward bacterial cell wall components. Since these initial findings, numerous additional studies have confirmed the role of Gfi1 in myeloid differentiation from hematopoietic stem cells and multipotent progenitors to bipotential lymphoid/myeloid precursors and myeloid effector cells...
January 2017: Current Opinion in Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816971/the-anti-tumor-role-of-nk-cells-in-vivo-pre-activated-and-re-stimulated-by-interleukins-in-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
#18
Fengyan Jin, Hai Lin, Sujun Gao, Zheng Hu, Song Zuo, Liguang Sun, Chunhui Jin, Wei Li, Yanping Yang
Although natural killer cells (NK cells) were traditionally classified as members of the innate immune system, NK cells have recently been found also to be an important player in the adaptive immune systems. In this context, in vitro activation of NK cells by cytokines leads to generation of NK cells with memory-like properties characterized by increased interferon-γ (IFNγ) production. However, it remains to be defined whether these memory-like NK cells exist in vivo after cytokine activation. Furthermore, it is also unclear whether such memory-like NK cells induced in vivo by cytokines could have effective anti-leukemia response...
November 1, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27807368/expression-of-the-fetal-hematopoiesis-regulator-fev-indicates-leukemias-of-prenatal-origin
#19
T-H Liu, Y-J Tang, Y Huang, L Wang, X-L Guo, J-Q Mi, L-G Liu, H Zhu, Y Zhang, L Chen, X Liu, L-H Zhang, Q-J Ye, B-S Li, J-Y Tang, A Ford, T Enver, F Liu, G-Q Chen, D-L Hong
The origin of cancers is associated with etiology as well as therapeutics. Several studies reveal that malignancies in children can originate in utero. However a diagnostic approach to distinguish between cancers initiated pre- or postnatally is absent. Here we identified a transcriptional factor FEV that was expressed in fetal hematopoietic cells and became silent after birth. We characterized that FEV was essential for the self-renewal of hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs). We next found FEV was expressed in most infant leukemia samples, but not in adult samples, in accord with the known pre-natal origins of the former...
November 3, 2016: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27792139/lack-of-tert-promoter-mutations-in-human-b-cell-non-hodgkin-lymphoma
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Gary Lam, Rena R Xian, Yingying Li, Kathleen H Burns, Karen L Beemon
Non-Hodgkin lymphomas (NHL) are a heterogeneous group of immune cell neoplasms that comprise molecularly distinct lymphoma subtypes. Recent work has identified high frequency promoter point mutations in the telomerase reverse transcriptase (TERT) gene of different cancer types, including melanoma, glioma, liver and bladder cancer. TERT promoter mutations appear to correlate with increased TERT expression and telomerase activity in these cancers. In contrast, breast, pancreatic, and prostate cancer rarely demonstrate mutations in this region of the gene...
October 25, 2016: Genes
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