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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098170/targeting-the-pi3k-akt-pathway-via-gli1-inhibition-enhanced-the-drug-sensitivity-of-acute-myeloid-leukemia-cells
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Hui Liang, Qi-Li Zheng, Peng Fang, Jian Zhang, Tuo Zhang, Wei Liu, Min Guo, Christopher L Robinson, Shui-Bing Chen, Xiao-Ping Chen, Fang-Ping Chen, Hui Zeng
Combination targeted therapy is commonly used to treat acute myeloid leukemia (AML) patients, particularly in refractory/relapse (RR) population. However, concerns have been raised regarding the safety and patient tolerance of combination chemotherapy. It is critical to choose the appropriate treatment for precision therapy. We performed genome-wide RNA profiling using RNA-Seq to compare the RR group and the complete remission (CR) group (a total of 42 adult AML patients). The Hedgehog (Hh) and PI3K/AKT pathways were upregulated in the RR population, which was further confirmed by western blot and/or qPCR...
January 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096534/novel-therapeutic-approach-to-improve-hematopoiesis-in-low-risk-mds-by-targeting-mdscs-with-the-fc-engineered-cd33-antibody-bi-836858
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E A Eksioglu, X Chen, K-H Heider, B Rueter, K L McGraw, A A Basiorka, M Wei, A Burnette, P Cheng, J Lancet, R Komrokji, J Djeu, A List, S Wei
We recently reported that the accumulation of myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSC), defined as CD33(+)HLA-DR(-)Lin(-), plays a direct role in the pathogenesis of myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS). In particular, CD33 is strongly expressed in MDSC isolated from patients with MDS where it plays an important role in MDSC-mediated hematopoietic suppressive function through its activation by S100A9. Therefore, we tested whether blocking this interaction with a fully human, Fc-engineered monoclonal antibody against CD33 (BI 836858) suppresses CD33-mediated signal transduction and improves the bone marrow microenvironment in MDS...
January 18, 2017: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096240/coevolution-of-leukemia-and-host-immune-cells-in-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia
#3
Noelia Purroy, C J Wu
Cumulative studies on the dissection of changes in driver genetic lesions in cancer across the course of the disease have provided powerful insights into the adaptive mechanisms of tumors in response to the selective pressures of therapy and environmental changes. In particular, the advent of next-generation-sequencing (NGS)-based technologies and its implementation for the large-scale comprehensive analyses of cancers have greatly advanced our understanding of cancer as a complex dynamic system wherein genetically distinct subclones interact and compete during tumor evolution...
January 17, 2017: Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092685/precision-oncology-for-acute-myeloid-leukemia-using-a-knowledge-bank-approach
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Moritz Gerstung, Elli Papaemmanuil, Inigo Martincorena, Lars Bullinger, Verena I Gaidzik, Peter Paschka, Michael Heuser, Felicitas Thol, Niccolo Bolli, Peter Ganly, Arnold Ganser, Ultan McDermott, Konstanze Döhner, Richard F Schlenk, Hartmut Döhner, Peter J Campbell
Underpinning the vision of precision medicine is the concept that causative mutations in a patient's cancer drive its biology and, by extension, its clinical features and treatment response. However, considerable between-patient heterogeneity in driver mutations complicates evidence-based personalization of cancer care. Here, by reanalyzing data from 1,540 patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML), we explore how large knowledge banks of matched genomic-clinical data can support clinical decision-making. Inclusive, multistage statistical models accurately predicted likelihoods of remission, relapse and mortality, which were validated using data from independent patients in The Cancer Genome Atlas...
January 16, 2017: Nature Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091414/acute-myeloid-leukemia-advancements-in-diagnosis-and-treatment
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Meng-Ge Yu, Hu-Yong Zheng
OBJECTIVE: Leukemia is the most common pediatric malignancy and a major cause of morbidity and mortality in children. Among all subtypes, a lack of consensus exists regarding the diagnosis and treatment of acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Patient survival rates have remained modest for the past three decades in AML. Recently, targeted therapy has emerged as a promising treatment. DATA SOURCES: We searched the PubMed database for recently published research papers on diagnostic development, target therapy, and other novel therapies of AML...
2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090653/genome-wide-study-links-pnpla3-variant-with-elevated-hepatic-transaminase-after-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-therapy
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Yiwei Liu, Christian A Fernandez, Colton Smith, Wenjian Yang, Cheng Cheng, John C Panetta, Nancy Kornegay, Chengcheng Liu, Laura B Ramsey, Seth E Karol, Laura J Janke, Eric C Larsen, Naomi Winick, William L Carroll, Mignon L Loh, Elizabeth A Raetz, Stephen P Hunger, Meenakshi Devidas, Jun J Yang, Charles G Mullighan, Jinghui Zhang, William E Evans, Sima Jeha, Ching-Hon Pui, Mary V Relling
Remission induction therapy for acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) includes medications that may cause hepatotoxicity, including asparaginase. We used a genome-wide association study (GWAS) to identify loci associated with elevated alanine transaminase (ALT) levels after induction therapy in children with ALL enrolled on St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (SJCRH) protocols. Germline DNA was genotyped using arrays and exome sequencing. Adjusting for age, body mass index, ancestry, asparaginase preparation and dosage, the PNPLA3 rs738409 (C>G) I148M variant, previously associated with fatty liver disease risk, had the strongest genetic association with ALT (P = 2...
January 16, 2017: Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088963/-clinical-characteristics-and-prognosis-in-12-patients-with-adult-t-cell-leukemia-lymphoma-confirmed-by-htlv-1-provirus-gene-detection
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Z J Wu, X Y Zheng, X Z Yang, T B Liu, T Yang, Z H Zheng, F Gao, C X Chen, J G Li, C Q Zhang, W Q Lin, H Y Zheng, S X Lin, J D Hu
Objective: To analyze the clinical characteristics and prognosis of adult T cell leukemia/lymphoma (ATLL). Methods: Peripheral blood samples from patients who were suspected as ATLL from March, 2013 to July, 2015, were collected for HTLV-1 provirus genes detection in genomic DNA extraction by PCR. Cases showing positive results were confirmed as ATLL. Clinical and laboratory characteristics, therapeutic outcomes and survival evaluation were collected. Results: 12 out of 23 suspected patients were confirmedly diagnosed as ATLL through HTLV-1 provirus genes detection by PCR...
December 14, 2016: Zhonghua Xue Ye Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Xueyexue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075457/high-resolution-melting-analysis-for-rapid-and-sensitive-notch1-screening-in-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia
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Jing-Jing Xu, Fei-Rong Yao, Min Jiang, You-Tao Zhang, Feng Guo
Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is a biological and clinical heterogeneous disease. Activating mutations of NOTCH1 have been implicated to be associated with adverse prognosis in CLL. The objective of the present study was to develop an effective high-resolution melting (HRM) assay for detecting NOTCH1 mutations. Genomic DNA (gDNA) extracted from 133 CLL patients was screened by HRM assay, and the results were compared with the data obtained using direct sequencing. The relative sensitivity of the HRM assay and direct sequencing was evaluated using diluted gDNA with different NOTCH1 mutational frequencies...
February 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074068/a-cpg-island-methylator-phenotype-in-acute-myeloid-leukemia-independent-of-idh-mutations-and-associated-with-a-favorable-outcome
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A D Kelly, H Kroeger, J Yamazaki, R Taby, F Neumann, S Yu, J T Lee, B Patel, Y Li, R He, S Liang, Y Lu, M Cesaroni, S A Pierce, S M Kornblau, C E Bueso-Ramos, F Ravandi, H M Kantarjian, J Jelinek, J-Pj Issa
Genetic changes are infrequent in acute myeloid leukemia (AML) compared to other malignancies and often involve epigenetic regulators, suggesting that an altered epigenome may underlie AML biology and outcomes. In 96 AML cases including 65 pilot samples selected for cured/not-cured, we found higher CpG island (CGI) promoter methylation in cured patients. Expanded genome-wide digital restriction enzyme analysis of methylation (DREAM) data revealed a CGI methylator phenotype independent of IDH1/2 mutations we term AML-CIMP (A-CIMP(+))...
January 11, 2017: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074006/autocrine-wnt-regulates-the-survival-and-genomic-stability-of-embryonic-stem-cells
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Iris Augustin, Dyah L Dewi, Jennifer Hundshammer, Gerrit Erdmann, Grainne Kerr, Michael Boutros
Wnt signaling plays an important role in the self-renewal and differentiation of stem cells. The secretion of Wnt ligands requires Evi (also known as Wls). Genetically ablating Evi provides an experimental approach to studying the consequence of depleting all redundant Wnt proteins, and overexpressing Evi enables a nonspecific means of increasing Wnt signaling. We generated Evi-deficient and Evi-overexpressing mouse embryonic stem cells (ESCs) to analyze the role of autocrine Wnt production in self-renewal and differentiation...
January 10, 2017: Science Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070874/infection-of-defective-human-t-lymphotropic-virus-type-1
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Yuuki Hashikura, Kazumi Umeki, Kunihiko Umekita, Hajime Nomura, Akiteru Yamada, Ikuo Yamamoto, Hiroo Hasegawa, Katsunori Yanagihara, Akihiko Okayama
In a previous study, we reported that an identical defective provirus had integrated into multiple sites of the genome of a representative human T-lymphotropic virus type 1 (HTLV-1) cell line, MT-2. A possible explanation for this may be the repeated infection of this defective provirus to a cell. Therefore, we attempted to determine whether a defective provirus could transmit during the co-culture of HTLV-1 uninfected human T-cell line, Jurkat, with MT-2 cells treated with mitomycin C. As a result, we established not only a cell line with the integration of one complete provirus, but also a cell line with the integration of one defective provirus...
January 9, 2017: Human Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069558/from-genome-to-proteome-looking-beyond-dna-and-rna-in-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia
#12
Lauren A Thurgood, Karen M Lower, Bryone J Kuss, Tim K Chataway
Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) remains the most common leukemia in the Western world. Whilst its disease course is extremely heterogeneous (ranging from indolent to aggressive), current methods are unable to accurately predict the clinical journey of each patient. There is clearly a pressing need for both improved prognostication and treatment options for patients with this disease.Whilst molecular studies have analyzed both genetic mutations and gene expression profiles of these malignant B-cells, and as a result have shed light on the pathogenesis of CLL, proteomic studies have been largely overlooked to date...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066922/x-ray-crystal-structure-of-the-n-terminal-region-of-moloney-murine-leukemia-virus-integrase-and-its-implications-for-viral-dna-recognition
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Rongjin Guan, Sriram Aiyer, Marie L Cote, Rong Xiao, Mei Jiang, Thomas B Acton, Monica J Roth, Gaetano T Montelione
The retroviral integrase (IN) carries out the integration of a dsDNA copy of the viral genome into the host DNA, an essential step for viral replication. All IN proteins have three general domains, the N-terminal domain (NTD), the catalytic core domain (CCD), and the C-terminal domain (CTD). The NTD includes an HHCC zinc finger-like motif, which is conserved in all retroviral IN proteins. Two crystal structures of Moloney murine leukemia virus (M-MuLV) IN N-terminal region (NTR) constructs that both include an N-terminal extension domain (NED, residues 1-44) and an HHCC zinc-finger NTD (residues 45-105), in two crystal forms are reported...
January 9, 2017: Proteins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063925/on-the-conformational-stability-of-the-smallest-rna-kissing-complexes-maintained-through-two-g%C3%A2-c-base-pairs
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Wally Chu, Akila Weerasekera, Chul-Hyun Kim
Two identical 5'GACG3' tetra-loop motifs with different stem sequences (called H2 and H3) are found in the 5' end region of Moloney Murine Leukemia Virus (MMLV) genomic RNA. They play important roles in RNA dimerization and encapsidation through two identical tetra-loops (5'GACG3') forming a loop-to-loop kissing complex, the smallest RNA kissing complex ever found in nature. We examined the effects of a loop-closing base pair as well as a stem sequence on the conformational stability of the kissing complex...
January 4, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061369/employing-image-processing-techniques-for-cancer-detection-using-microarray-images
#15
Nastaran Dehghan Khalilabad, Hamid Hassanpour
Microarray technology is a powerful genomic tool for simultaneously studying and analyzing the behavior of thousands of genes. The analysis of images obtained from this technology plays a critical role in the detection and treatment of diseases. The aim of the current study is to develop an automated system for analyzing data from microarray images in order to detect cancerous cases. The proposed system consists of three main phases, namely image processing, data mining, and the detection of the disease. The image processing phase performs operations such as refining image rotation, gridding (locating genes) and extracting raw data from images the data mining includes normalizing the extracted data and selecting the more effective genes...
December 21, 2016: Computers in Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057848/a-pipeline-for-drug-target-identification-and-validation
#16
Eusebio Manchado, Chun-Hao Huang, Nilgun Tasdemir, Darjus F Tschaharganeh, John E Wilkinson, Scott W Lowe
Rapid and affordable tumor profiling has led to an explosion of genomic data that is facilitating the development of new cancer therapies. The potential of therapeutic strategies aimed at inactivating the oncogenic lesions that contribute to the aberrant survival and proliferation of tumor cells has yielded remarkable success in some malignancies such as BRAF-mutant melanoma and BCR-ABL expressing chronic myeloid leukemia. However, the direct inhibition of several well-established oncoproteins in some of these cancers is not possible or produces only transient benefits...
January 5, 2017: Cold Spring Harbor Symposia on Quantitative Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054944/the-role-of-histone-protein-modifications-and-mutations-in-histone-modifiers-in-pediatric-b-cell-progenitor-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
#17
REVIEW
Szymon Janczar, Karolina Janczar, Agata Pastorczak, Hani Harb, Adam J W Paige, Beata Zalewska-Szewczyk, Marian Danilewicz, Wojciech Mlynarski
While cancer has been long recognized as a disease of the genome, the importance of epigenetic mechanisms in neoplasia was acknowledged more recently. The most active epigenetic marks are DNA methylation and histone protein modifications and they are involved in basic biological phenomena in every cell. Their role in tumorigenesis is stressed by recent unbiased large-scale studies providing evidence that several epigenetic modifiers are recurrently mutated or frequently dysregulated in multiple cancers. The interest in epigenetic marks is especially due to the fact that they are potentially reversible and thus druggable...
January 3, 2017: Cancers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052028/establishment-and-characterization-of-hypomethylating-agent-resistant-cell-lines-molm-aza-1-and-molm-dec-5
#18
Eun-Hye Hur, Seung-Hyun Jung, Bon-Kwan Goo, Juhyun Moon, Yunsuk Choi, Dae Ro Choi, Yeun-Jun Chung, Je-Hwan Lee
Two hypomethylating agents (HMAs), azacitidine and decitabine, have demonstrated clinical activities in myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) and acute myeloid leukemia (AML); however, potential problems include development of acquired resistance. HMA-resistant patients have very poor prognosis and this cohort of patients constitutes an important area of research. To understand the mechanisms underlying HMA-resistance and to overcome it, we established an azacitidine-resistant cell line, MOLM/AZA-1 and a decitabine-resistant cell line, MOLM/DEC-5 using MOLM-13...
December 28, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045896/a-signature-of-genomic-instability-resulting-from-deficient-replication-licensing
#19
Steven C Pruitt, Maochun Qin, Jianmin Wang, Dimiter Kunnev, Amy Freeland
Insufficient licensing of DNA replication origins has been shown to result in genome instability, stem cell deficiency, and cancers. However, it is unclear whether the DNA damage resulting from deficient replication licensing occurs generally or if specific sites are preferentially affected. To map locations of ongoing DNA damage in vivo, the DNAs present in red blood cell micronuclei were sequenced. Many micronuclei are the product of DNA breaks that leave acentromeric remnants that failed to segregate during mitosis and should reflect the locations of breaks...
January 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038447/proteome-alterations-associated-with-transformation-of-multiple-myeloma-to-secondary-plasma-cell-leukemia
#20
Alexey Zatula, Aida Dikic, Celine Mulder, Animesh Sharma, Cathrine B Vågbø, Mirta M L Sousa, Anders Waage, Geir Slupphaug
Plasma cell leukemia is a rare and aggressive plasma cell neoplasm that may either originate de novo (primary PCL) or by leukemic transformation of multiple myeloma (MM) to secondary PCL (sPCL). The prognosis of sPCL is very poor, and currently no standard treatment is available due to lack of prospective clinical studies. In an attempt to elucidate factors contributing to transformation, we have performed super-SILAC quantitative proteome profiling of malignant plasma cells collected from the same patient at both the MM and sPCL stages of the disease...
December 27, 2016: Oncotarget
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