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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600336/diagnosis-and-classification-of-hematologic-malignancies-on-the-basis-of-genetics
#1
Justin Taylor, Wenbin Xiao, Omar Abdel-Wahab
Genomic analysis has greatly influenced the diagnosis and clinical management of patients affected by diverse forms of hematologic malignancies. Here we review how genetic alterations define subclasses of patients with acute leukemias, myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs), non-Hodgkin lymphomas and classical Hodgkin lymphoma. These include new subtypes of acute myeloid leukemia defined by mutations in RUNX1 or BCR-ABL1 translocations as well as a constellation of somatic structural DNA alterations in acute lymphoblastic leukemia...
June 9, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576879/robust-patient-derived-xenografts-of-mds-mpn-overlap-syndromes-capture-the-unique-characteristics-of-cmml-and-jmml
#2
Akihide Yoshimi, Maria E Balasis, Alexis Vedder, Kira Feldman, Yan Ma, Hailing Zhang, Stanley Chun-Wei Lee, Christopher Letson, Sandrine Niyongere, Sydney X Lu, Markus Ball, Justin Taylor, Qing Zhang, Yulong Zhao, Salma Youssef, Young Rock Chung, Xiao Jing Zhang, Benjamin H Durham, Wendy Yang, Alan F List, Mignon L Loh, Virginia Klimek, Michael F Berger, Elliot Stieglitz, Eric Padron, Omar Abdel-Wahab
Chronic myelomonocytic leukemia (CMML) and juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia (JMML) are characterized by monocytosis, myelodysplasia, and a characteristic hypersensitivity to GM-CSF. Currently, there are no available disease-modifying therapies for CMML, nor are there preclinical models that fully recapitulate the unique features of CMML. Through use of immunocompromised mice with transgenic expression of human GM-CSF, IL-3, and SCF in a NOD/SCID-IL2Rγ(null) background (NSGS mice), we demonstrate remarkable engraftment of CMML and JMML providing the first examples of serially transplantable and genetically accurate models of CMML...
June 2, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566492/functional-evidence-for-derivation-of-systemic-histiocytic-neoplasms-from-hematopoietic-stem-progenitor-cells
#3
Benjamin H Durham, Damien Roos-Weil, Claude Baillou, Fleur Cohen-Aubart, Akihide Yoshimi, Makoto Miyara, Matthias Papo, Zofia Hélias-Rodzewicz, Nathalie Terrones, Neval Ozkaya, Ahmet Dogan, Raajit Rampal, Fanny Urbain, Lucie Le Fèvre, Eli L Diamond, Christopher Y Park, Thomas Papo, Frédéric Charlotte, Guy Gorochov, Valérie Taly, Olivier A Bernard, Zahir Amoura, Omar Abdel-Wahab, François M Lemoine, Julien Haroche, Jean-Francois Emile
Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis (LCH) and the non-LCH neoplasm Erdheim-Chester Disease (ECD) are heterogeneous neoplastic disorders marked by infiltration of pathologic macrophage-, dendritic cell-, or monocyte-derived cells in tissues driven by recurrent mutations activating MAP kinase signaling. Although recent data indicate that at least a proportion of LCH and ECD patients have detectable activating kinase mutations in circulating hematopoietic cells and bone marrow-based hematopoietic progenitors, functional evidence of the cell-of-origin of histiocytosis from actual patient materials has long been elusive...
May 31, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553668/the-clinical-spectrum-of-erdheim-chester-disease-an-observational-cohort-study
#4
Juvianee I Estrada-Veras, Kevin J O'Brien, Louisa C Boyd, Rahul H Dave, Benjamin Durham, Liqiang Xi, Ashkan A Malayeri, Marcus Y Chen, Pamela J Gardner, Jhonell R Alvarado-Enriquez, Nikeith Shah, Omar Abdel-Wahab, Bernadette R Gochuico, Mark Raffeld, Elaine S Jaffe, William A Gahl
Erdheim-Chester Disease (ECD) is a rare, potentially fatal, multi-organ myeloid neoplasm occurring mainly in adults. The diagnosis is established by clinical, radiologic, and histologic findings; ECD tumors contain foamy macrophages that are CD68+, CD163+, CD1a-, and frequently S100-. The purpose of this report is to describe the clinical and molecular variability of ECD. Sixty consecutive ECD patients (45 males, 15 females) were prospectively evaluated at the NIH Clinical Center between 2011 and 2015. Comprehensive imaging and laboratory studies were performed, and tissues were examined for BRAF V600E and MAPK pathway mutations...
February 14, 2017: Blood Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545085/splicing-factor-sf3b1k700e-mutant-dysregulates-erythroid-differentiation-via-aberrant-alternative-splicing-of-transcription-factor-tal1
#5
Shuiling Jin, Hairui Su, Ngoc-Tung Tran, Jing Song, Sydney S Lu, Ying Li, Suming Huang, Omar Abdel-Wahab, Yanyan Liu, Xinyang Zhao
More than 60% of myeloid dysplasia syndrome (MDS) contains mutations in genes encoding for splicing factors such as SF3B1, U2AF, SRSF2 and ZRSR2. Mutations in SF3B1 are associated with 80% cases of refractory anemia with ring sideroblast (RARS), a subtype of MDS. SF3B1K700E is the most frequently mutated site among mutations on SF3B1. Yet the molecular mechanisms on how mutations of splicing factors lead to defective erythropoiesis are not clear. SF3B1K700E mutant binds to an RNA binding protein, RBM15, stronger than the wild type SF3B1 protein in co-immunoprecipitation assays...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516957/asxl2-is-essential-for-haematopoiesis-and-acts-as-a-haploinsufficient-tumour-suppressor-in-leukemia
#6
Jean-Baptiste Micol, Alessandro Pastore, Daichi Inoue, Nicolas Duployez, Eunhee Kim, Stanley Chun-Wei Lee, Benjamin H Durham, Young Rock Chung, Hana Cho, Xiao Jing Zhang, Akihide Yoshimi, Andrei Krivtsov, Richard Koche, Eric Solary, Amit Sinha, Claude Preudhomme, Omar Abdel-Wahab
Additional sex combs-like (ASXL) proteins are mammalian homologues of additional sex combs (Asx), a regulator of trithorax and polycomb function in Drosophila. While there has been great interest in ASXL1 due to its frequent mutation in leukemia, little is known about its paralog ASXL2, which is frequently mutated in acute myeloid leukemia patients bearing the RUNX1-RUNX1T1 (AML1-ETO) fusion. Here we report that ASXL2 is required for normal haematopoiesis with distinct, non-overlapping effects from ASXL1 and acts as a haploinsufficient tumour suppressor...
May 18, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512190/hematopoietic-origin-of-langerhans-cell-histiocytosis-and-erdheim-chester-disease-in-adults
#7
Paul Milne, Venetia Bigley, Chris M Bacon, Antoine Néel, Naomi McGovern, Simon Bomken, Muzlifah Haniffa, Eli L Diamond, Benjamin H Durham, Johannes Visser, David Hunt, Harsha Gunawardena, Mac Macheta, Kenneth L McClain, Carl Allen, Omar Abdel-Wahab, Matthew Collin
Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) and Erdheim Chester Disease (ECD) are rare histiocytic disorders induced by somatic mutation of MAP kinase pathway genes. BRAF(V600E) mutation is the most common mutation in both conditions and also occurs in the hematopoietic neoplasm hairy cell leukemia (HCL). It is not known if adult LCH or ECD arise from hematopoietic stem cells (HSC) nor which potential blood borne precursors lead to the formation of histiocytic lesions. In this study, BRAF V600E allele-specific PCR was used to map the neoplastic clone in 20 adults with LCH ECD and HCL...
May 16, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468827/hmg-coa-synthase-1-is-a-synthetic-lethal-partner-of-braf-v600e-in-human-cancers
#8
Liang Zhao, Jun Fan, Siyuan Xia, Yaozhu Pan, Shuangping Liu, Guoqing Qian, Zhiyu Qian, Hee-Bum Kang, Jack L Arbiser, Brian P Pollack, Ragini R Kudchadkar, David H Lawson, Michael Rossi, Omar Abdel-Wahab, Taha Merghoub, Hanna J Khoury, Fadlo R Khuri, Lawrence H Boise, Sagar Lonial, Fangping Chen, Jing Chen, Ruiting Lin
Contributions of metabolic changes to cancer development and maintenance have received increasing attention in recent years. Although many human cancers share similar metabolic alterations, it remains unclear whether oncogene-specific metabolic alterations are required for tumor development. Using an RNAi-based screen targeting the majority of the known metabolic proteins, we recently found that oncogenic BRAF(V600E) up-regulates HMG-CoA lyase (HMGCL), which converts HMG-CoA to acetyl-CoA and a ketone body, acetoacetate, that selectively enhances BRAF(V600E)-dependent MEK1 activation in human cancer...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466384/splicing-factor-mutations-in-mds-rars-and-mds-mpn-rs-t
#9
REVIEW
Akihide Yoshimi, Omar Abdel-Wahab
Spliceosomal mutations, especially mutations in SF3B1, are frequently (>80%) identified in patients with refractory anemia with ringed sideroblasts (RARS) and myelodysplastic/myeloproliferative neoplasms with ringed sideroblasts and thrombocytosis (MDS/MPN-RS-T; previously known as RARS-T), and SF3B1 mutations have a high positive predictive value for disease phenotype with ringed sideroblasts. These observations suggest that SF3B1 mutations play important roles in the pathogenesis of these disorders and formation of ringed sideroblasts...
June 2017: International Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408421/modeling-cbl-activating-mutations-in-vivo
#10
Stanley Chun-Wei Lee, Omar Abdel-Wahab
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 13, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348147/how-do-messenger-rna-splicing-alterations-drive-myelodysplasia
#11
REVIEW
Poorval Joshi, Stephanie Halene, Omar Abdel-Wahab
Mutations in RNA splicing factors are the single most common class of genetic alterations in myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) patients. Although much has been learned about how these mutations affect splicing at a global- and transcript-specific level, critical questions about the role of these mutations in MDS development and maintenance remain. Here we present the questions to be addressed in order to understand the unique enrichment of these mutations in MDS.
May 4, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330793/outcomes-in-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-for-bicuspid-versus-tricuspid%C3%A2-aortic%C3%A2-valve-stenosis
#12
Sung-Han Yoon, Sabine Bleiziffer, Ole De Backer, Victoria Delgado, Takahide Arai, Johannes Ziegelmueller, Marco Barbanti, Rahul Sharma, Gidon Y Perlman, Omar K Khalique, Erik W Holy, Smriti Saraf, Florian Deuschl, Buntaro Fujita, Philipp Ruile, Franz-Josef Neumann, Gregor Pache, Masao Takahashi, Hidehiro Kaneko, Tobias Schmidt, Yohei Ohno, Niklas Schofer, William K F Kong, Edgar Tay, Daisuke Sugiyama, Hiroyuki Kawamori, Yoshio Maeno, Yigal Abramowitz, Tarun Chakravarty, Mamoo Nakamura, Shingo Kuwata, Gerald Yong, Hsien-Li Kao, Michael Lee, Hyo-Soo Kim, Thomas Modine, S Chiu Wong, Francesco Bedgoni, Luca Testa, Emmanuel Teiger, Christian Butter, Stephan M Ensminger, Ulrich Schaefer, Danny Dvir, Philipp Blanke, Jonathon Leipsic, Fabian Nietlispach, Mohamed Abdel-Wahab, Bernard Chevalier, Corrado Tamburino, David Hildick-Smith, Brian K Whisenant, Seung-Jung Park, Antonio Colombo, Azeem Latib, Susheel K Kodali, Jeroen J Bax, Lars Søndergaard, John G Webb, Thierry Lefèvre, Martin B Leon, Raj Makkar
BACKGROUND: Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is being increasingly performed in patients with bicuspid aortic valve stenosis (AS). OBJECTIVES: This study sought to compare the procedural and clinical outcomes in patients with bicuspid versus tricuspid AS from the Bicuspid AS TAVR multicenter registry. METHODS: Outcomes of 561 patients with bicuspid AS and 4,546 patients with tricuspid AS were compared after propensity score matching, assembling 546 pairs of patients with similar baseline characteristics...
May 30, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304277/partial-loss-of-genes-might-open-therapeutic-window
#13
Bo Liu, Omar Abdel-Wahab
The loss of genes that encode RNA splicing factors weakens cancer cells in a way that could be exploited by new approaches to treatment.
March 17, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214412/histiocytoses-emerging-neoplasia-behind-inflammation
#14
REVIEW
Julien Haroche, Fleur Cohen-Aubart, Barret J Rollins, Jean Donadieu, Frédéric Charlotte, Ahmed Idbaih, Augusto Vaglio, Omar Abdel-Wahab, Jean-François Emile, Zahir Amoura
Histiocytoses are disorders characterised by inflammation and the accumulation of cells derived from the monocyte and macrophage lineages, which results in tissue damage. Although they are often considered rare disorders with protean clinical manifestations, considerable advances in the understanding of their genetics have led to increased clinical recognition of these conditions, and fuelled further insights into their pathogenesis. In this Review, we describe insights into the cells of origin, molecular pathology, clinical features, and treatment strategies for some of the most common histiocytic disorders, including Langerhans cell histiocytosis, Erdheim-Chester disease, and Rosai-Dorfman disease...
February 2017: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089569/prevention-of-dietary-fat-fueled-ketogenesis-attenuates-braf-v600e-tumor-growth
#15
Siyuan Xia, Ruiting Lin, Lingtao Jin, Liang Zhao, Hee-Bum Kang, Yaozhu Pan, Shuangping Liu, Guoqing Qian, Zhiyu Qian, Evmorfia Konstantakou, Baotong Zhang, Jin-Tang Dong, Young Rock Chung, Omar Abdel-Wahab, Taha Merghoub, Lu Zhou, Ragini R Kudchadkar, David H Lawson, Hanna J Khoury, Fadlo R Khuri, Lawrence H Boise, Sagar Lonial, Benjamin H Lee, Brian P Pollack, Jack L Arbiser, Jun Fan, Qun-Ying Lei, Jing Chen
Lifestyle factors, including diet, play an important role in the survival of cancer patients. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying pathogenic links between diet and particular oncogenic mutations in human cancers remain unclear. We recently reported that the ketone body acetoacetate selectively enhances BRAF V600E mutant-dependent MEK1 activation in human cancers. Here we show that a high-fat ketogenic diet increased serum levels of acetoacetate, leading to enhanced tumor growth potential of BRAF V600E-expressing human melanoma cells in xenograft mice...
February 7, 2017: Cell Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903528/consensus-guidelines-for-the-diagnosis-and-management-of-patients-with-classic-hairy-cell-leukemia
#16
REVIEW
Michael R Grever, Omar Abdel-Wahab, Leslie A Andritsos, Versha Banerji, Jacqueline Barrientos, James S Blachly, Timothy G Call, Daniel Catovsky, Claire Dearden, Judit Demeter, Monica Else, Francesco Forconi, Alessandro Gozzetti, Anthony D Ho, James B Johnston, Jeffrey Jones, Gunnar Juliusson, Eric Kraut, Robert J Kreitman, Loree Larratt, Francesco Lauria, Gerard Lozanski, Emili Montserrat, Sameer A Parikh, Jae H Park, Aaron Polliack, Graeme R Quest, Kanti R Rai, Farhad Ravandi, Tadeusz Robak, Alan Saven, John F Seymour, Tamar Tadmor, Martin S Tallman, Constantine Tam, Enrico Tiacci, Xavier Troussard, Clive S Zent, Thorsten Zenz, Pier Luigi Zinzani, Brunangelo Falini
Hairy cell leukemia is an uncommon hematologic malignancy characterized by pancytopenia and marked susceptibility to infection. Tremendous progress in the management of patients with this disease has resulted in high response rates and improved survival, yet relapse and an appropriate approach to re-treatment present continuing areas for research. The disease and its effective treatment are associated with immunosuppression. Because more patients are being treated with alternative programs, comparison of results will require general agreement on definitions of response, relapse, and methods of determining minimal residual disease...
February 2, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863426/quantification-of-tumor-derived-cell-free-dna-cfdna-by-digital-pcr-digpcr-in-cerebrospinal-fluid-of-patients-with-brafv600-mutated-malignancies
#17
Parisa Momtaz, Elena Pentsova, Omar Abdel-Wahab, Eli Diamond, David Hyman, Taha Merghoub, Daoqi You, Billel Gasmi, Agnes Viale, Paul B Chapman
Tumor-derived cell free DNA (cfDNA) can be detected in plasma. We hypothesized that mutated BRAF V600 cfDNA could be quantified in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of patients with central nervous system (CNS) metastases. We collected CSF from patients with BRAF V600E or K-mutated melanoma (N=8) or BRAF V600E mutated Erdheim-Chester Disease (ECD) (N=3) with suspected central nervous system (CNS) involvement on the basis of neurological symptoms (10/11), MRI imaging (8/11), or both. Tumor-derived cfDNA was quantified by digital PCR in the CSF of 6/11 patients (range from 0...
December 20, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836865/molecular-pathways-understanding-and-targeting-mutant-spliceosomal-proteins
#18
Akihide Yoshimi, Omar Abdel-Wahab
Splicing of precursor messenger RNA is a critical step in regulating gene expression, and major advances are being made in understanding the composition and structure of the enzymatic complex that performs splicing, which is termed the "spliceosome." In parallel, there has been increased appreciation for diverse mechanisms by which alterations in splicing contribute to cancer pathogenesis. Key among these include change-of-function mutations in genes encoding spliceosomal proteins. Such mutations are among the most common genetic alterations in myeloid and lymphoid leukemias, making efforts to therapeutically target cells bearing these mutations critical...
January 15, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27798785/spray-diathermy-versus-harmonic-scalpel-technique-for-hepatic-parenchymal-transection-of-living-donor
#19
Mohamed El Shobary, Tarek Salah, Ayman El Nakeeb, Ahmad M Sultan, Ahmed Elghawalby, Omar Fathy, Mohamed Abdel Wahab, Amro Yassen, Mohamed Elmorshedy, Wagdi F Elkashef, Usama Shiha, Mohamed Elsadany
BACKGROUND: Liver parenchymal transection is the most invasive and challenging part in the living donor operation. The study was planned to compare the safety, efficacy, and outcome of harmonic scalpel versus spray diathermy as a method of parenchymal liver transection in donor hepatectomy. PATIENT AND METHOD: Eighty consecutive patients, who were treated by living donor liver transplantation (LDLT), were included in the study. The study population was divided into two groups according to the method of liver transection: group A by harmonic scalpel (HS) and group B by spray diathermy (SD)...
October 31, 2016: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27663730/genetic-drivers-of-vulnerability-and-resistance-in-relapsed-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
#20
Sydney X Lu, Omar Abdel-Wahab
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 4, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
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