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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522576/natural-killer-cell-counts-are-associated-with-molecular-relapse-free-survival-after-imatinib-discontinuation-in-chronic-myeloid-leukemia-the-immunostim-study
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Delphine Rea, Guylaine Henry, Zena Khaznadar, Gabriel Etienne, François Guilhot, Franck Nicolini, Joelle Guilhot, Philippe Rousselot, Françoise Huguet, Laurence Legros, Martine Gardembas, Viviane Dubruille, Agnès Guerci-Bresler, Aude Charbonnier, Frédéric Maloisel, Jean-Christophe Ianotto, Bruno Villemagne, François-Xavier Mahon, Hélène Moins-Teisserenc, Nicolas Dulphy, Antoine Toubert
Despite leukemic stem cell persistence, patients with chronic myeloid leukemia who achieve and maintain deep molecular responses may successfully stop the tyrosine kinase inhibitor imatinib. However, questions remain unanswered regarding the biological basis of molecular relapse after imatinib cessation. In IMMUNOSTIM, we monitored 51 patients from the French Stop IMatinib trial for peripheral blood T-cells and natural killer-cells. Molecular relapse-free survival at 24 months was 45.1% (95% CI: 31.44%-58.75%)...
May 18, 2017: Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28518151/disulfiram-copper-selectively-eradicates-aml-leukemia-stem-cells-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-by-simultaneous-induction-of-ros-jnk-and-inhibition-of-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-nrf2
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Bing Xu, Shiyun Wang, Rongwei Li, Kai Chen, Lingli He, Manman Deng, Vinodh Kannappan, Jie Zha, Huijuan Dong, Weiguang Wang
Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is a heterogeneous malignancy. Despite the advances in past decades, the clinical outcomes of AML patients remain poor. Leukemia stem cells (LSCs) is the major cause of the recurrence of AML even after aggressive treatment making, promoting development of LSC-targeted agents is an urgent clinical need. Although the antitumor activity of disulfiram (DS), an approved anti-alcoholism drug, has been demonstrated in multiple types of tumors including hematological malignancies such as AML, it remains unknown whether this agent would also be able to target cancer stem cells like LSCs...
May 18, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508636/piperazin-1-ylpyridazine-derivatives-are-a-novel-class-of-human-dctp-pyrophosphatase-1-inhibitors
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Sabin Llona-Minguez, Andreas Höglund, Artin Ghassemian, Matthieu Desroses, José Manuel Calderón-Montaño, Estefanía Burgos Morón, Nicholas C K Valerie, Elisee Wiita, Ingrid Almlöf, Tobias Koolmeister, André Mateus, Cindy Cazares-Körner, Kumar Sanjiv, Evert Homan, Olga Loseva, Pawel Baranczewski, Masoud Darabi, Amir Mehdizadeh, Shabnam Fayezi, Ann-Sofie Jemth, Ulrika Warpman Berglund, Kristmundur Sigmundsson, Thomas Lundbäck, Annika Jenmalm Jensen, Per Artursson, Martin Scobie, Thomas Helleday
The dCTP pyrophosphatase 1 (dCTPase) is a nucleotide pool "housekeeping" enzyme responsible for the catabolism of canonical and noncanonical nucleoside triphosphates (dNTPs) and has been associated with cancer progression and cancer cell stemness. We have identified a series of piperazin-1-ylpyridazines as a new class of potent dCTPase inhibitors. Lead compounds increase dCTPase thermal and protease stability, display outstanding selectivity over related enzymes and synergize with a cytidine analogue against leukemic cells...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502982/why-are-hematopoietic-stem-cells-so-sexy-on-a-search-for-developmental-explanation
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REVIEW
Mariusz Z Ratajczak
Evidence has accumulated that normal human and murine hematopoietic stem cells express several functional pituitary and gonadal sex hormones and that, in fact, some sex hormones, such as androgens, have been employed for many years to stimulate hematopoiesis in patients with bone marrow aplasia. Interestingly, sex hormone receptors are also expressed by leukemic cell lines and blasts. In this review I will discuss the emerging question of why hematopoietic cells express these receptors. A tempting hypothetical explanation for this phenomenon is that hematopoietic stem cells are related to subpopulation of migrating primordial germ cells...
May 15, 2017: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501913/chronic-myeloid-leukemia-immunobiology-and-novel-immunotherapeutic-approaches
#5
Emilie Cayssials, Francois Guilhot
Imatinib has revolutionized the treatment and prognosis of chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) with survival rates now approaching those of the age-matched healthy population. To be able to discontinue tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) treatment, it is necessary to develop complementary therapies to target minimal residual disease. Recent findings by a number of investigators in both CML mouse models and CML patients offer evidence that many factors in the leukemic microenvironment can collectively contribute to immune escape, including expansion of myeloid-derived suppressor cells, programmed death-1/programmed death-1 ligand interactions resulting in T-cell impairment, expression of soluble suppressive factors such as soluble CD25, and down-regulation of MHC molecules by CML cells...
May 13, 2017: BioDrugs: Clinical Immunotherapeutics, Biopharmaceuticals and Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479045/balance-of-anti-cd123-chimeric-antigen-receptor-binding-affinity-and-density-for-the-targeting-of-acute-myeloid-leukemia
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Silvia Arcangeli, Maria Caterina Rotiroti, Marco Bardelli, Luca Simonelli, Chiara Francesca Magnani, Andrea Biondi, Ettore Biagi, Sarah Tettamanti, Luca Varani
Chimeric antigen receptor (CAR)-redirected T lymphocytes are a promising immunotherapeutic approach and object of pre-clinical evaluation for the treatment of acute myeloid leukemia (AML). We developed a CAR against CD123, overexpressed on AML blasts and leukemic stem cells. However, potential recognition of low CD123-positive healthy tissues, through the on-target, off-tumor effect, limits safe clinical employment of CAR-redirected T cells. Therefore, we evaluated the effect of context-dependent variables capable of modulating CAR T cell functional profiles, such as CAR binding affinity, CAR expression, and target antigen density...
May 3, 2017: Molecular Therapy: the Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476191/analysis-of-normal-hematopoietic-stem-and-progenitor-cell-contents-in-childhood-acute-leukemia-bone-marrow
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Juan Carlos Balandrán, Eduardo Vadillo, David Dozal, Alfonso Reyes-López, Antonio Sandoval-Cabrera, Merle Denisse Laffont-Ortiz, Jessica L Prieto-Chávez, Armando Vilchis-Ordoñez, Henry Quintela-Nuñez Del Prado, Héctor Mayani, Juan Carlos Núñez-Enríquez, Juan Manuel Mejía-Aranguré, Briceida López-Martínez, Elva Jiménez-Hernández, Rosana Pelayo
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Childhood acute leukemias (AL) are characterized by the excessive production of malignant precursor cells at the expense of effective blood cell development. The dominance of leukemic cells over normal progenitors may result in either direct suppression of functional hematopoiesis or remodeling of microenvironmental niches, contributing to BM failure and AL-associated mortality. We undertook this study to investigate the contents and functional activity of hematopoietic stem/progenitor cells (HSPC) and their relationship to immune cell production and risk status in AL pediatric patients...
November 2016: Archives of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475879/gmp-ing-to-spatial-conclusions-about-emergency-and-leukemic-myelopoiesis
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Madeline Niederkorn, Daniel T Starczynowski
Hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) in the bone marrow (BM) form mature blood cells of all lineages through expansion of lineage-biased progenitors. In a recent issue of Nature, Hérault et al. (2017) uncover a unique spatiotemporal mechanism of granulocyte-macrophage progenitors (GMPs) employed in emergency hematopoiesis that is also hijacked in leukemia.
May 4, 2017: Cell Stem Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475398/persistent-response-of-fanconi-anemia-haematopoietic-stem-and-progenitor-cells-to-oxidative-stress
#9
Yibo Li, Surya Amarachintha, Andrew F Wilson, Xue Li, Wei Du
Oxidative stress is considered as an important pathogenic factor in many human diseases including Fanconi anemia (FA), an inherited bone marrow failure syndrome with extremely high risk of leukemic transformation. Members of the FA protein family are involved in DNA damage and other cellular stress responses. Loss of FA proteins renders cells hypersensitive to oxidative stress and cancer transformation. However, how FA cells respond to oxidative DNA damage remains unclear. By using an in vivo stress-response mouse strain expressing the Gadd45β-luciferase transgene, we show here that haematopoietic stem and progenitor cells (HSPCs) from mice deficient for the FA gene Fanca or Fancc persistently responded to oxidative stress...
May 5, 2017: Cell Cycle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461508/conditional-knockin-of-dnmt3a-r878h-initiates-acute-myeloid-leukemia-with-mtor-pathway-involvement
#10
Yu-Jun Dai, Yue-Ying Wang, Jin-Yan Huang, Li Xia, Xiao-Dong Shi, Jie Xu, Jing Lu, Xian-Bin Su, Ying Yang, Wei-Na Zhang, Pan-Pan Wang, Song-Fang Wu, Ting Huang, Jian-Qing Mi, Ze-Guang Han, Zhu Chen, Sai-Juan Chen
DNMT3A is frequently mutated in acute myeloid leukemia (AML). To explore the features of human AML with the hotspot DNMT3A R882H mutation, we generated Dnmt3a R878H conditional knockin mice, which developed AML with enlarged Lin(-)Sca1(+)cKit(+) cell compartments. The transcriptome and DNA methylation profiling of bulk leukemic cells and the single-cell RNA sequencing of leukemic stem/progenitor cells revealed significant changes in gene expression and epigenetic regulatory patterns that cause differentiation arrest and growth advantage...
May 1, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457753/expression-of-cd25-on-leukemic-stem-cells-in-bcr-abl1-cml-potential-diagnostic-value-and-functional-implications
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REVIEW
Irina Sadovnik, Harald Herrmann, Gregor Eisenwort, Katharina Blatt, Gregor Hoermann, Niklas Mueller, Wolfgang R Sperr, Peter Valent
Chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) is a stem cell-derived leukemia in which neoplastic cells exhibit the Philadelphia (Ph) chromosome and the related oncoprotein, BCR-ABL1. The disease is characterized by an accumulation of myeloid precursor cells in the peripheral blood (PB) and bone marrow (BM). A small fraction of neoplastic cells in the CML clone supposedly exhibits self-renewal and thus long-term disease-propagating ability. However, so far, little is known about the phenotype, function, and target expression-profiles of these leukemic stem cells (LSC)...
April 27, 2017: Experimental Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456748/reprogramming-acute-myeloid-leukemia-into-sensitivity-for-retinoic-acid-driven-differentiation
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REVIEW
Noortje van Gils, Han J M P Verhagen, Linda Smit
The success of all-trans retinoic acid (ATRA) therapy for acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) provides a rationale to use retinoic acid-based therapy also for other subtypes of acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Recently, several studies showed that ATRA may efficiently drive leukemic cells into differentiation and/or apoptosis in a subset of AML patients with a NPM1 mutation, a FLT3-ITD, an IDH1 mutation, and patients overexpressing EVI-1. Since not all patients within these molecular subgroups respond to ATRA and clinical trials that tested ATRA response in non-APL AML patients have been very disappointing, the identification of additional biomarkers may help to identify patients that strongly respond to ATRA-based therapy...
April 26, 2017: Experimental Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456746/genetically-engineered-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-producing-il3-and-tpo-to-further-improve-human-scaffold-based-xenograft-models
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M Carretta, B de Boer, J Jaques, A Antonelli, S J Horton, H Yuan, J D de Bruijn, R W J Groen, E Vellenga, J J Schuringa
Recently, NOD-SCID IL2Rγ(-/-) (NSG) mice were implanted with human mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) in the presence of ceramic scaffolds or matrigel in order to mimic the human bone marrow (BM) microenvironment. This approach allowed the engraftment of leukemic samples that failed to engraft in NSG mice without humanized niches and resulted in a better preservation of leukemic stem cell self-renewal properties [1-3]. To further improve our humanized niche scaffold model, we genetically engineered human MSCs to secrete human IL3 and TPO...
April 26, 2017: Experimental Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441794/reciprocal-interactions-of-leukemic-cells-with-bone-marrow-stromal-cells-promote-enrichment-of-leukemic-stell-cell-compartments-in-response-to-curcumin-and-daunorubicin
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Saeed Mohammadi, Mohsen Nikbakht, Seyed Mehdi Sajjadi, Fariba Rad, Bahram Chahardouli, Javid Sabour Takanlu, Shahrbano Rostami, Kamran Alimoghaddam, Ardeshir Ghavamzadeh, Seyed H Ghaffari
A predominant challenge in developing curative leukemia therapy is interactions of leukemic cells with the bone marrow stromal microenvironment. We aimed to investigate the role of stromal cells, such as bone marrow mesenchymal stromal cells (BMSCs) and osteoblasts (OBs), in curcumin (CUR) and daunorubicin (DNR) induced apoptosis of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) cells. We used KG1 and U937 as leukemia cell line models and treated them with CUR and DNR. The cells were then co-cultured with BMSCs or a combination of BMSCs and OBs as feeders...
March 1, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436588/reduced-erg-dosage-impairs-survival-of-hematopoietic-stem-and-progenitor-cells
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Ying Xie, Mia Lee Koch, Xin Zhang, Melanie J Hamblen, Frank J Godinho, Yuko Fujiwara, Huafeng Xie, Jan-Henning Klusmann, Stuart H Orkin, Zhe Li
ERG, an ETS family transcription factor frequently overexpressed in human leukemia, has been implicated as a key regulator of hematopoietic stem cells. However, how ERG controls normal hematopoiesis, particularly at the stem and progenitor cell level, and how it contributes to leukemogenesis remain incompletely understood. Using homologous recombination, we generated an Erg knockdown allele (Erg(kd) ) in which Erg expression can be conditionally restored by Cre recombinase. Erg(kd/kd) animals die at E10.5-E11...
April 24, 2017: Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416638/eya2-a-target-activated-by-plzf-is-critical-for-plzf-rara-induced-leukemogenesis
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Ryoichi Ono, Masahiro Masuya, Satomi Ishii, Naoyuki Katayama, Tetsuya Nosaka
PLZF is a transcription factor that confers aberrant self-renewal in leukemogenesis, and the PLZF-RARA fusion gene causes acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) through differentiation block. However, the molecular mechanisms of aberrant self-renewal underlying PLZF-mediated leukemogenesis are poorly understood. To investigate these mechanisms, comprehensive expression profiling of mouse hematopoietic stem/progenitor cells transduced with Plzf was performed, which revealed the involvement of a key transcriptional coactivator, Eya2, a target molecule shared by Plzf and PLZF-RARA, in the aberrant self-renewal...
April 17, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416577/normal-and-neoplastic-stem-cells
#17
Melissa N McCracken, Benson M George, Kevin S Kao, Kristopher D Marjon, Tal Raveh, Irving L Weissman
A stem cell is broadly defined as a cell that retains the capacity to self-renew, a feature that confers the ability to continuously make identical daughter cells or additional cells that will differentiate into downstream progeny. This highly regulated genetic program to retain "stemness" is under active investigation. Research in our laboratory has explored similarities and differences in embryonic, tissue-specific, and neoplastic stem cells and their terminally differentiated counterparts. In this review, we will focus on the contributions of our laboratory, in particular on the studies that identified the mouse hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) and the human leukemic stem cell...
April 17, 2017: Cold Spring Harbor Symposia on Quantitative Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416471/chemotherapy-resistant-human-acute-myeloid-leukemia-cells-are-not-enriched-for-leukemic-stem-cells-but-require-oxidative-metabolism
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Thomas Farge, Estelle Saland, Fabienne de Toni, Nesrine Aroua, Moshen Hosseini, Robin Perry, Claudie Bosc, Mayumi Sugita, Lucille Stuani, Marine Fraisse, Sarah Scotland, Clément Larrue, Héléna Boutzen, Virginie Féliu, Marie-Laure Nicolau-Travers, Stephanie Cassant-Sourdy, Nicolas Broin, Marion David, Nizar Serhan, Audrey Sarry, Suzanne Tavitian, Tony Kaoma, Laurent Vallar, Jason Iacovoni, Laetitia K Linares, Camille Montersino, Remy Castellano, Emmanuel Griessinger, Yves Collette, Olivier Duchamp, Yara Barreira, Pierre Hirsch, Tony Palama, Lara Gales, Francois Delhommeau, Barbara H Garmy-Susini, Jean-Charles Portais, Francois Vergez, Mary Selak, Gwenn Danet-Desnoyers, Martin Carroll, Christian Récher, Jean Emmanuel Sarry
Chemotherapy-resistant human acute myeloid leukemia (AML) cells are thought to be enriched in quiescent immature leukemic stem cells (LSCs). To validate this hypothesis in vivo, we developed a clinically relevant chemotherapeutic approach treating patient-derived xenograft (PDX) with cytarabine. Cytarabine residual AML cells are enriched neither in immature, quiescent cells nor LSCs. Strikingly, cytarabine-resistant pre-existing and persisting cells displayed high levels of reactive oxygen species, showed increased mitochondrial mass, and retained active polarized mitochondria, consistent with a high oxidative phosphorylation (OXPHOS) status...
April 17, 2017: Cancer Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415763/low-numbers-of-pre-leukemic-fusion-genes-are-frequently-present-in-umbilical-cord-blood-without-affecting-dna-damage-response
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Pavol Kosik, Milan Skorvaga, Matus Durdik, Lukas Jakl, Ekaterina Nikitina, Eva Markova, Katarina Kozics, Eva Horvathova, Igor Belyaev
Despite widely accepted notion that many childhood leukemias are likely developed from hematopoietic stem/progenitor cells (HSPC) with pre-leukemic fusion genes (PFG) formed in embryonic/fetal development, the data on PFG incidence in newborns are contradictive. To provide a better understanding of a prenatal origin of leukemia, umbilical cord blood from 500 newborns was screened for the presence of the most frequent PFG associated with pediatric B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia. This screening revealed relatively high incidence of ETV6-RUNX1, BCR-ABL1 (p190) and MLL-AF4 at very low frequencies, averaging ~14 copies per 100,000 cells...
March 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412727/znf521-sustains-the-differentiation-block-in-mll-rearranged-acute-myeloid-leukemia
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Giuseppe Germano, Giulia Morello, Sanja Aveic, Marica Pinazza, Sonia Minuzzo, Chiara Frasson, Luca Persano, Paolo Bonvini, Giampietro Viola, Silvia Bresolin, Claudia Tregnago, Maddalena Paganin, Martina Pigazzi, Stefano Indraccolo, Giuseppe Basso
Zinc finger protein 521 (ZNF521) is a multiple zinc finger transcription factor and a strong candidate as regulator of hematopoietic stem cell homeostasis. Recently, independent gene expression profile studies have evidenced a positive correlation between ZNF521 mRNA overexpression and MLL-rearranged acute myeloid leukemia (AML), leaving open the question on the role of ZNF521 in this subtype of leukemia. In this study, we sought to analyze the effect of ZNF521 depletion on MLL-rearranged AML cell lines and MLL-AF9 xenograft primary cells...
April 18, 2017: Oncotarget
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