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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717940/alopecia-areata-a-comprehensive-review-of-pathogenesis-and-management
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Ralph M Trüeb, Maria Fernanda Reis Gavazzoni Dias
Alopecia areata is a common hair loss condition that is characterized by acute onset of non-scarring hair loss in usually sharply defined areas ranging from small patches to extensive or less frequently diffuse involvement. Depending on its acuity and extent, hair loss is an important cause of anxiety and disability. The current understanding is that the condition represents an organ-specific autoimmune disease of the hair follicle with a genetic background. Genome-wide association studies provide evidence for the involvement of both innate and acquired immunity in the pathogenesis, and mechanistic studies in mouse models of alopecia areata have specifically implicated an IFN-γ-driven immune response, including IFNγ, IFNγ-induced chemokines and cytotoxic CD8 T cells as the main drivers of disease pathogenesis...
July 17, 2017: Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711920/baseline-factors-associated-with-response-to-ruxolitinib-an-independent-study-on-408-patients-with-myelofibrosis
#2
REVIEW
Francesca Palandri, Giuseppe Alberto Palumbo, Massimiliano Bonifacio, Mario Tiribelli, Giulia Benevolo, Bruno Martino, Elisabetta Abruzzese, Mariella D'Adda, Nicola Polverelli, Micaela Bergamaschi, Alessia Tieghi, Francesco Cavazzini, Adalberto Ibatici, Monica Crugnola, Costanza Bosi, Roberto Latagliata, Ambra Di Veroli, Luigi Scaffidi, Federico de Marchi, Elisa Cerqui, Barbara Anaclerico, Giovanna De Matteis, Marco Spinsanti, Elena Sabattini, Lucia Catani, Franco Aversa, Francesco Di Raimondo, Umberto Vitolo, Roberto Massimo Lemoli, Renato Fanin, Francesco Merli, Domenico Russo, Antonio Cuneo, Maria Letizia Bacchi Reggiani, Michele Cavo, Nicola Vianelli, Massimo Breccia
In patients with Myelofibrosis (MF) treated with ruxolitinib (RUX), the response is unpredictable at therapy start. We retrospectively evaluated the impact of clinical/laboratory factors on responses in 408 patients treated with RUX according to prescribing obligations in 18 Italian Hematology Centers. At 6 months, 114 out of 327 (34.9%) evaluable patients achieved a spleen response. By multivariable Cox proportional hazard regression model, pre-treatment factors negatively correlating with spleen response were: high/intermediate-2 IPSS risk (p=0...
June 27, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710306/ruxolitinib-treatment-in-an-infant-with-jak2-polycythaemia-vera-associated-budd-chiari-syndrome
#3
Mehmet Enes Coskun, Sue Height, Anil Dhawan, Nedim Hadzic
Budd-Chiari syndrome (BCS) is caused by hepatic venous outflow obstruction commonly seen with myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs). Polycythaemia vera (PV) is a very rare MPN in childhood. This is the youngest reported patient diagnosed with PV and BCS secondary to JAK V617F mutation.A 26-month-old girl was admitted with a 5-month history of abdominal distension, hepatosplenomegaly and ascites. Imaging studies revealed occlusion of the right hepatic vein and marked attenuation of the middle and left hepatic veins...
July 14, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701183/ruxolitinib-found-to-cause-eyelash-growth-a-case-report
#4
Julia Song, Alice Song, Trisa Palmares, Michael Song, Harold Song
BACKGROUND: Hypereosinophilic syndrome is a hematologic disorder in which the eosinophils proliferate. Oral Janus kinase inhibitors are known to be effective treating hypereosinophilic syndrome. Janus kinase inhibitors have also demonstrated efficacy in alopecia. Madarosis is a condition in which the eyelashes are missing or absent and can been seen in alopecia patients. CASE PRESENTATION: We present the case of a 77-year-old Asian man who was diagnosed with hypereosinophilic syndrome, refractive to all medications except ruxolitinib...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687621/cancer-associated-fibroblasts-share-characteristics-and-pro-tumorigenic-activity-with-mesenchymal-stromal-cells
#5
Lucia Borriello, Rie Nakata, Michael A Sheard, G Esteban Fernandez, Richard Sposto, Jemily Malvar, Laurence Blavier, Hiroyuki Shimada, Shahab Asgharzadeh, Robert C Seeger, Yves A DeClerck
Cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAF) have been suggested to originate from mesenchymal stromal cells (MSC), but their relationship to MSC is not clear. Here we have isolated from primary human neuroblastoma (NB) tumors a population of αFAP- and FSP-1-expressing CAF that share phenotypic and functional characteristics with bone marrow-derived MSC (BM-MSC). Analysis of human NB tumors also confirmed the presence of αFAP- and FSP-1-positive cells in the tumor stroma, and their presence correlated with that of M2 tumor-associated macrophages...
July 7, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684419/versican-g1-domain-enhances-adenoviral-mediated-transgene-expression-and-can-be-modulated-by-inhibitors-of-the-janus-kinase-jak-stat-and-src-family-kinase-pathways
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Patricia Y Akinfenwa, Wesley S Bond, Cristhian J Ildefonso, Mary Y Hurwitz, Richard L Hurwitz
To examine the biochemical influences that may contribute to the success of gene therapy for ocular disorders, the role of versican, a vitreous component, in adenoviral-mediated transgene expression was examined. Versican is a large chondroitin sulfate-containing, hyaluronic acid-binding proteoglycan present in the extracellular matrix and in ocular vitreous body. Y79 retinoblastoma cells and CD44-negative SK-N-DZ neuroblastoma cells transduced with adenoviral vectors in the presence of versican respond with an activation of transgene expression...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674362/the-amelioration-of-myelofibrosis-with-thrombocytopenia-by-a-jak1-2-inhibitor-ruxolitinib-in-a-post-polycythemia-vera-myelofibrosis-patient-with-a-jak2-exon-12-mutation
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Kazuhiko Ikeda, Koki Ueda, Takahiro Sano, Kazuei Ogawa, Takayuki Ikezoe, Yuko Hashimoto, Soji Morishita, Norio Komatsu, Hitoshi Ohto, Yasuchika Takeishi
Less than 5% of patients with polycythemia vera (PV) show JAK2 exon 12 mutations. Although PV patients with JAK2 exon 12 mutations are known to develop post-PV myelofibrosis (MF) as well as PV with JAK2V617F, the role of JAK inhibitors in post-PV MF patients with JAK2 exon 12 mutations remains unknown. We describe how treatment with a JAK1/2 inhibitor, ruxolitinib, led to the rapid amelioration of marrow fibrosis, erythrocytosis and thrombocytopenia in a 77-year-old man with post-PV MF who carried a JAK2 exon 12 mutation (JAK2H538QK539L)...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674026/clonal-evolution-and-outcomes-in-myelofibrosis-after-ruxolitinib-discontinuation
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Kate J Newberry, Keyur Patel, Lucia Masarova, Rajyalakshmi Luthra, Taghi Manshouri, Elias Jabbour, Prithviraj Bose, Naval Daver, Jorge Cortes, Hagop Kantarjian, Srdan Verstovsek
Despite significant improvements in the signs and symptoms of myelofibrosis (MF), and possible prolongation of patients' survival, some have disease that is refractory to ruxolitinib and many lose their response over time. Furthermore, patients with ≥3 mutations are less likely to respond to ruxolitinib. Here we describe outcomes after ruxolitinib discontinuation in MF patients enrolled in a phase 1/2 study at our center. After a median follow-up of 79 months, 86 patients had discontinued ruxolitinib (30 of whom died while on therapy)...
July 3, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673391/the-development-and-use-of-janus-kinase-2-inhibitors-for-the-treatment-of-myeloproliferative-neoplasms
#9
REVIEW
Gabriela S Hobbs, Sarah Rozelle, Ann Mullally
Following the discovery of the JAK2V617F mutation, Janus kinase (JAK) 2 inhibitors were developed as rationally designed therapy in myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs). Although JAK2 inhibitors have clinical efficacy in MPN, they are not clonally selective for the JAK2V617F-mutant cells. Because activated JAK-signal transducer and activator of transcription (STAT) signaling is a common feature of MPN, JAK2 inhibitors are efficacious regardless of the specific MPN phenotypic driver mutation. The Food and Drug Administration approved the JAK1/JAK2 inhibitor, ruxolitinib, for the treatment of myelofibrosis and polycythemia vera...
August 2017: Hematology/oncology Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669446/inflammation-and-myeloproliferative-neoplasms
#10
REVIEW
Federico Lussana, Alessandro Rambaldi
Myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN) include three main entities: Polycythemia Vera (PV), Essential Thrombocythemia (ET), and Myelofibrosis (MF). MPN represent a unique model of the relationship between the clonal development of a hematologic malignancy and chronic inflammation. The neoplastic clone is the main driver of this inflammatory reaction as demonstrated by the curative effect of allogeneic stem cell transplantation which leads not only to a complete restore of the hematopoiesis, but also to regression of bone marrow fibrosis...
June 29, 2017: Journal of Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649004/macc1-regulates-fas-mediated-apoptosis-through-stat1-3-mcl-1-signaling-in-solid-cancers
#11
Harikrishnan Radhakrishnan, Katharina Ilm, Wolfgang Walther, Senji Shirasawa, Takehiko Sasazuki, Peter T Daniel, Bernhard Gillissen, Ulrike Stein
MACC1 was identified as a novel player in cancer progression and metastasis, but its role in death receptor-mediated apoptosis is still unexplored. We show that MACC1 knockdown sensitizes cancer cells to death receptor-mediated apoptosis. For the first time, we provide evidence for STAT signaling as a MACC1 target. MACC1 knockdown drastically reduced STAT1/3 activating phosphorylation, thereby regulating the expression of its apoptosis targets Mcl-1 and Fas. STAT signaling inhibition by the JAK1/2 inhibitor ruxolitinib mimicked MACC1 knockdown-mediated molecular signatures and apoptosis sensitization to Fas activation...
June 23, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646676/multicenter-phase-2-study-of-combination-therapy-with-ruxolitinib-and-danazol-in-patients-with-myelofibrosis
#12
K Gowin, H Kosiorek, A Dueck, J Mascarenhas, R Hoffman, C Reeder, J Camoriano, R Tibes, K Gano, J Palmer, R Mesa
Myelofibrosis is a myeloproliferative neoplasm that is characterized by splenomegaly, profound symptom burden, and cytopenias. JAK inhibitor therapy offers improvements in splenomegaly, symptom burden, and potentially survival; however, cytopenias remain a significant challenge. Danazol has previously demonstrated improvements in myelofibrosis-associated anemia. We conducted a phase II clinical trial evaluating the efficacy and tolerability of combination therapy with ruxolitinib, an oral JAK inhibitor, and danazol...
June 13, 2017: Leukemia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645562/anti-myeloma-effects-of-ruxolitinib-combined-with-bortezomib-and-lenalidomide-a-rationale-for-jak-stat-pathway-inhibition-in-myeloma-patients
#13
Mariana B de Oliveira, Veruska L Fook-Alves, Angela I P Eugenio, Rodrigo C Fernando, Luiz Felipe G Sanson, Mariana F de Carvalho, Walter M T Braga, Faith E Davies, Gisele W B Colleoni
JAK proteins have been linked with survival and proliferation of multiple myeloma (MM) cells; therefore, JAK inhibition could be a therapeutic strategy for MM. We evaluated JAK1 and JAK2 expression in MM patients and the effects of JAK/STAT pathway inhibition on apoptosis, cell cycle, gene and protein expression in RPMI-8226 and U266 MM cell lines. 57% of patients presented overexpression of JAK2 and 27%, of JAK1. After treatment with ruxolitinib and bortezomib, RPMI-8226 and U266 presented 50% of cells in late apoptosis, reduction of anti-apoptotic genes expression and higher number of cells in SubG0 phase...
June 20, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635319/a-case-of-topical-ruxolitinib-treatment-failure-in-alopecia-areata
#14
Maya Deeb, Renée A Beach
Alopecia areata (AA) is an autoimmune-mediated, nonscarring form of hair loss. Despite its prevalence, current management options are limited, especially when the disease has progressed to alopecia totalis (AT) or alopecia universalis (AU). Recent evidence that janus kinase (JAK) signaling contributes to AA pathogenesis prompted the investigation of JAK inhibitors such as tofacitinib and ruxolitinib as possible oral treatments. However, the potential for significant adverse effects with systemic JAK inhibition makes local administration a more attractive option...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628689/aggressive-skin-cancers-occurring-in-patients-treated-with-the-janus-kinase-inhibitor-ruxolitinib
#15
Adam B Blechman, Christine E Cabell, Christine H Weinberger, Anna Duckworth, Justin J Leitenberger, Fiona O Zwald, Mark A Russell
<p>The Food and Drug Administration approved Ruxolitinib in 2011 for the treatment of primary myelofibrosis. Five-year safety data showed a higher incidence of skin cancer in patients treated with Ruxolitinib compared to best available therapy for myelofibrosis. This report presents a series of five patients with history of myelofibrosis treated with Ruxolitinib who subsequently developed numerous skin cancers with aggressive biological behavior. Each patient in this report was treated by a Mohs surgeon affiliated with an academic institution...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622305/the-thrombopoietin-mpl-axis-is-activated-in-the-gata1-low-mouse-model-of-myelofibrosis-and-is-associated-with-a-defective-rps14-signature
#16
M Zingariello, L Sancillo, F Martelli, F Ciaffoni, M Marra, L Varricchio, R A Rana, C Zhao, J D Crispino, A R Migliaccio
Myelofibrosis (MF) is characterized by hyperactivation of thrombopoietin (TPO) signaling, which induces a RPS14 deficiency that de-regulates GATA1 in megakaryocytes by hampering its mRNA translation. As mice carrying the hypomorphic Gata1(low) mutation, which reduces the levels of Gata1 mRNA in megakaryocytes, develop MF, we investigated whether the TPO axis is hyperactive in this model. Gata1(low) mice contained two times more Tpo mRNA in liver and TPO in plasma than wild-type littermates. Furthermore, Gata1(low) LSKs expressed levels of Mpl mRNA (five times greater than normal) and protein (two times lower than normal) similar to those expressed by LSKs from TPO-treated wild-type mice...
June 16, 2017: Blood Cancer Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619982/jak1-2-and-bcl2-inhibitors-synergize-to-counteract-bone-marrow-stromal-cell-induced-protection-of-aml
#17
Riikka Karjalainen, Tea Pemovska, Mihaela Popa, Minxia Liu, Komal K Javarappa, Muntasir M Majumder, Bhagwan Yadav, David Tamborero, Jing Tang, Dmitrii Bychkov, Mika Kontro, Alun Parsons, Minna Suvela, Mireia Mayoral Safont, Kimmo Porkka, Tero Aittokallio, Olli Kallioniemi, Emmet McCormack, Bjørn T Gjertsen, Krister Wennerberg, Jonathan Knowles, Caroline A Heckman
The bone marrow (BM) provides a protective microenvironment to support the survival of leukemic cells and influence their response to therapeutic agents. In acute myeloid leukemia (AML), the high rate of relapse may in part be due to the inability of current treatment to effectively overcome the protective influence of the BM niche. To better understand the impact of the BM microenvironment on drug responses in AML, we conducted a comprehensive evaluation of 304 inhibitors, including approved and investigational agents, comparing ex vivo responses of primary AML cells in BM stroma-derived and standard culture conditions...
June 15, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606598/practical-measures-of-clinical-benefit-with-ruxolitinib-therapy-an-exploratory-analysis-of-comfort-i
#18
Carole B Miller, Rami S Komrokji, Ruben A Mesa, William Sun, Michael Montgomery, Srdan Verstovsek
BACKGROUND: The phase III COMFORT (Controlled Myelofibrosis Study With Oral JAK inhibitor Treatment)-I and COMFORT-II trials in patients with intermediate-2 or high-risk myelofibrosis (MF) showed that ruxolitinib was superior to placebo and best available therapy, respectively, for improvements in spleen volume, MF-related symptoms, and overall survival (OS). However, patients managed in community settings might not have access to the methods used in the COMFORT trials. In this exploratory analysis we summarize efficacy findings of COMFORT-I using practical, community-oriented measures of patient outcomes...
May 12, 2017: Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma & Leukemia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602585/janus-kinase-2-inhibitor-fedratinib-in-patients-with-myelofibrosis-previously-treated-with-ruxolitinib-jakarta-2-a-single-arm-open-label-non-randomised-phase-2-multicentre-study
#19
Claire N Harrison, Nicolaas Schaap, Alessandro M Vannucchi, Jean-Jacques Kiladjian, Ramon V Tiu, Pierre Zachee, Eric Jourdan, Elliott Winton, Richard T Silver, Harry C Schouten, Francesco Passamonti, Sonja Zweegman, Moshe Talpaz, Joanne Lager, Zhenming Shun, Ruben A Mesa
BACKGROUND: Myelofibrosis is a chronic myeloproliferative neoplasm characterised by splenomegaly, cytopenias, bone marrow fibrosis, and debilitating symptoms including fatigue, weight loss, and bone pain. Mutations in Janus kinase-2 (JAK2) occur in approximately 50% of patients. The only approved JAK2 inhibitor for myelofibrosis is the dual JAK1 and JAK2 inhibitor, ruxolitinib. 58-71% of patients treated with ruxolitinib in clinical trials so far have not achieved the primary endpoint of 35% or more reduction in spleen volume from baseline assessed by MRI or CT...
July 2017: Lancet Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598077/-the-effect-of-ruxolitinib-on-the-expression-of-vegf-and-hif-1%C3%AE-in-leukemia-hel-cells
#20
Qian Xu, Gui-Min Liu, Feng-Yun Wang, Li-Jun Zhang, Wen-Tong Liang, Zhi-Yong Cheng
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the effect of Ruxolitinib on the expression of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and hypoxia inducible factor-1 α (HIF-1α) in HEL cells. METHODS: he HEL cells were treated with Ruxolitinib in different concentrations (1 nmol/L, 5 nmol/L, 10 nmol/L, 50 nmol/L, 100 nmol/L, 500 nmol/L). The growth inhibition of Ruxolitinib on HEL cells was detected by CCK-8 assay;the mRNA expression level ofJAK2 were measured by RT-PCR and the protein level of p-JAK2, VEGF, HIF-1α were observed by Western blot after treated with Ruxolitinib for 24,48,72 h...
September 2016: Sichuan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Sichuan University. Medical Science Edition
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