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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416638/eya2-a-target-activated-by-plzf-is-critical-for-plzf-rara-induced-leukemogenesis
#1
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
#2
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
#3
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
#4
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
#5
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...
February 16, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411381/pbx3-is-essential-for-leukemia-stem-cell-maintenance-in-mll-rearranged-leukemia
#6
Huidong Guo, Yajing Chu, Le Wang, Xing Chen, Yangpeng Chen, Hui Cheng, Lei Zhang, Yuan Zhou, Feng-Chun Yang, Tao Cheng, Mingjiang Xu, Xiaobing Zhang, Jianfeng Zhou, Weiping Yuan
Interaction of HOXA9/MEIS1/PBX3 is responsible for hematopoietic system transformation in MLL-rearranged (MLL-r) leukemia. Of these genes, HOXA9 has been shown to be critical for leukemia cell survival, while MEIS1 has been identified as an essential regulator for leukemia stem cell (LSC) maintenance. Although significantly high expression of PBX3 was observed in clinical acute myeloid leukemia (AML) samples, the individual role of PBX3 in leukemia development is still largely unknown. In this study, we explored the specific role of PBX3 and its associated regulatory network in leukemia progression...
April 15, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410601/the-diagnosis-and-management-of-nk-t-cell-lymphomas
#7
REVIEW
Eric Tse, Yok-Lam Kwong
Extranodal natural killer (NK)/T-cell lymphoma is an aggressive malignancy of putative NK-cell origin, with a minority deriving from the T-cell lineage. Pathologically, the malignancy occurs in two forms, extranodal NK/T-cell lymphoma, nasal type; and aggressive NK-cell leukaemia. Lymphoma occur most commonly (80%) in the nose and upper aerodigestive tract, less commonly (20%) in non-nasal areas (skin, gastrointestinal tract, testis, salivary gland), and rarely as disseminated disease with a leukemic phase...
April 14, 2017: Journal of Hematology & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401599/foxm1-transcription-factor-a-new-component-of-chronic-myeloid-leukemia-stem-cell-proliferation-advantage
#8
Manuela Mancini, Fausto Castagnetti, Simona Soverini, Elisa Leo, Caterina De Benedittis, Gabriele Gugliotta, Gianantonio Rosti, Luana Bavaro, Sara De Santis, Cecilia Monaldi, Margherita Martelli, Maria Alessandra Santucci, Michele Cavo, Giovanni Martinelli
FOXM1 transcription factor is a central component of tumor initiation, growth and progression due to its multiple effects on cell cycle, DNA repair, angiogenesis and invasion, chromatin, protein anabolism and cell adhesion. Moreover, FOXM1 interacts with β-catenin promoting its nuclear import and transcriptional activation. Here we show that FOXM1 is involved in the advantage of chronic myeloid leukemia hematopoiesis over the normal counterpart. FOXM1 hyper-activation associated with BCR-ABL1 results from phosphorylation by the fusion protein kinase-dependent activation of Polo-like kinase 1...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396495/clonal-selection-and-asymmetric-distribution-of-human-leukemia-in-murine-xenografts-revealed-by-cellular-barcoding
#9
Mirjam E Belderbos, Taco Koster, Bertien Ausema, Sabrina Jacobs, Sharlaine Sowdagar, Erik Zwart, Eveline de Bont, Gerald de Haan, Leonid V Bystrykh
Genetic and phenotypic heterogeneity of human leukemia is thought to drive leukemia progression through a Darwinian process of selection and evolution of increasingly malignant clones. However, the lack of markers to uniquely identify individual leukemia clones precludes high resolution tracing of their clonal dynamics. Here, we employ cellular barcoding to analyze the clonal behavior of patient-derived leukemia-propagating cells (LPCs) in murine xenografts. Using a leukemic cell line and diagnostic bone marrow cells from six patients with B-progenitor cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (B-ALL), we demonstrate that patient-derived xenografts were highly polyclonal, consisting of tens to hundreds of LPC clones...
April 10, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396162/phase-i-study-of-clofarabine-and-2-gy-total-body-irradiation-as-a-non-myeloablative-preparative-regimen-for-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-hsct-in-pediatric-patients-with-hematologic-malignancies-a-therapeutic-advances-in-childhood-leukemia-tacl-consortium
#10
Sandeep Soni, Hisham Abdel-Azim, Meghann McManus, Eneida Nemecek, Richard Sposto, Ann Woolfrey, Haydar Frangoul
Clofarabine is a purine nucleoside analog with immunosuppressive and anti-leukemic activity and its inclusion in reduced intensity regimens could potentially improve outcomes. We performed a prospective Phase I study of clofarabine combined with 2 Gy total body irradiation (TBI) as a non-myeloablative (NMA) preparative regimen for allogeneic stem cell transplantation in pediatric patients, who were considered at high risk of mortality from standard myeloablative regimens. The main goal of the study was to delineate the maximum feasible dose (MFD) of clofarabine in combination with 2 Gy TBI...
April 7, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377326/treatment-and-molecular-monitoring-update-in-chronic-myeloid-leukemia-management
#11
Nathalie Sorel, Émilie Cayssials, Françoise Brizard, Jean-Claude Chomel
Chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) is a myeloproliferative neoplasm resulting from the t(9;22)(q34;q11) translocation. It is characterized by the presence of the BCR-ABL1 fusion gene encoding the BCR-ABL oncoprotein characterized by a deregulated tyrosine kinase activity. Targeted therapies using tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKI) such as imatinib, dasatinib, nilotinib, bosutinib, or ponatinib have profoundly changed the natural history of the disease with a major impact on survival. Indeed, most patients diagnosed today can enjoy a near normal life expectancy...
April 1, 2017: Annales de Biologie Clinique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373009/formaldehyde-and-co-exposure-with-benzene-induce-compensation-of-bone-marrow-and-hematopoietic-stem-progenitor-cells-in-balb-c-mice-during-post-exposure-period
#12
Chenxi Wei, Mouying Chen, Huihui You, Feng Qiu, Huaxiao Wen, Junlin Yuan, Shuanglin Xiang, Xu Yang
Formaldehyde (FA) is a human leukemogen. Since there is a latency period between initial FA exposure and the development of leukemia, the subsequent impact of FA on hematopoietic stem or progenitor cells (HSCs/HPCs) in post-exposure stage is crucial for a deep understanding of FA-induced hematotoxicity. BALB/c mice were exposed to 3mg/m(3) FA for 2weeks, mimicking occupational exposure, and were monitored for another 7days post-exposure. Meanwhile, we included benzene (BZ) as a positive control, separately and together with FA because co-exposure occurs frequently...
March 31, 2017: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366933/a-novel-ahi-1-bcr-abl-dnm2-complex-regulates-leukemic-properties-of-primitive-cml-cells-through-enhanced-cellular-endocytosis-and-ros-mediated-autophagy
#13
X Liu, K Rothe, R Yen, C Fruhstorfer, T Maetzig, M Chen, D L Forrest, K Humphries, X Jiang
Tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) therapies induce clinical remission with remarkable effects on chronic myeloid leukemia (CML). However, very few TKIs completely eradicate the leukemic clone and persistence of leukemic stem cells (LSCs) remains challenging, warranting new, distinct targets for improved treatments. We demonstrated that the scaffold protein AHI-1 is highly deregulated in LSCs and interacts with multiple proteins, including Dynamin-2 (DNM2), to mediate TKI-resistance of LSCs. We have now demonstrated that the SH3 domain of AHI-1 and the proline rich domain of DNM2 are mainly responsible for this interaction...
April 3, 2017: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363872/novel-therapeutic-strategies-to-target-leukemic-cells-that-hijack-compartmentalized-continuous-hematopoietic-stem-cell-niches
#14
REVIEW
Vashendriya V V Hira, Cornelis J F Van Noorden, Hetty E Carraway, Jaroslaw P Maciejewski, Remco J Molenaar
Acute myeloid leukemia and acute lymphoblastic leukemia cells hijack hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) niches in the bone marrow and become leukemic stem cells (LSCs) at the expense of normal HSCs. LSCs are quiescent and resistant to chemotherapy and can cause relapse of the disease. HSCs in niches are needed to generate blood cell precursors that are committed to unilineage differentiation and eventually production of mature blood cells, including red blood cells, megakaryocytes, myeloid cells and lymphocytes...
March 28, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28357672/overview-of-targeted-therapies-for-adult-t-cell-leukemia-lymphoma
#15
Rihab Nasr, Ambroise Marçais, Olivier Hermine, Ali Bazarbachi
Adult T-Cell Leukemia/lymphoma (ATL) is the first human malignancy associated with a chronic infection by a retrovirus, the human T-cell lymphotropic virus type I (HTLV-I). ATL occurs, after a long latency period, only in about 5% of 10-20 millions infected individuals. ATL has a dismal prognosis with a median survival of less than 1 year, mainly due to its resistance to chemotherapy and to a profound immunosuppression. The viral oncoprotein, Tax, plays a major role in ATL oncogenic transformation by interfering with cell proliferation, cell cycle, apoptosis, and DNA repair...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28357569/leukemic-stem-cells-identification-and-clinical-application
#16
REVIEW
Diana Hanekamp, Jacqueline Cloos, Gerrit Jan Schuurhuis
Leukemic stem cells (LSCs) in acute myeloid leukemia (AML) represent a low-frequency subpopulation of leukemia cells that possess stem cell properties distinct from the bulk leukemia cells, including self-renewal capacity and drug resistance. Due to these properties, LSCs are supposed to facilitate the development of relapse. The existence of LSCs is demonstrated by the ability to engraft and initiate human AML in immune-compromised mouse models. Although several lines of evidence suggest the complex heterogeneity of phenotypes displayed by LSC, many studies consider the CD34+/CD38- compartment as the most relevant...
March 29, 2017: International Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283480/leveraging-increased-cytoplasmic-nucleoside-kinase-activity-to-target-mtdna-and-oxidative-phosphorylation-in-aml
#17
Sanduni U Liyanage, Rose Hurren, Veronique Voisin, Gaëlle Bridon, Xiaoming Wang, ChangJiang Xu, Neil MacLean, Thirushi P Siriwardena, Marcela Gronda, Dana Yehudai, Shrivani Sriskanthadevan, Daina Avizonis, Aisha Shamas-Din, Mark D Minden, Gary D Bader, Rebecca Laposa, Aaron D Schimmer
Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) biosynthesis requires replication factors and adequate nucleotide pools from the mitochondria and cytoplasm. We performed gene expression profiling analysis of 542 human AML samples and identified 55% with upregulated mtDNA biosynthesis pathway expression compared to normal hematopoietic cells. Genes that support mitochondrial nucleotide pools, including mitochondrial nucleotide transporters and a subset of cytoplasmic nucleoside kinases, were also increased in AML compared to normal hematopoietic samples...
March 10, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280079/targeted-therapy-for-a-subset-of-acute-myeloid-leukemias-that-lack-expression-of-aldehyde-dehydrogenase-1a1
#18
Maura Gasparetto, Shanshan Pei, Mohammad Minhajuddin, Nabilah Khan, Daniel A Pollyea, Jason R Myers, John M Ashton, Michael W Becker, Vasilis Vasiliou, Keith R Humphries, Craig T Jordan, Clayton A Smith
Aldehyde dehydrogenase 1A1 (ALDH1A1) activity is high in hematopoietic stem cells and functions in part to protect stem cells from reactive aldehydes and other toxic compounds. In contrast, we found that ~25% of all acute myeloid leukemias expressed low or undetectable levels of ALDH1A1 and that this ALDH1A1- subset of leukemias correlates with good prognosis cytogenetics. ALDH1A1- cell lines as well as primary leukemia cells were found to be sensitive to treatment with compounds that directly and indirectly generate toxic ALDH substrates including 4-hydroxynonenal and the clinically relevant compounds arsenic trioxide and 4-hydroperoxycyclophosphamide...
March 9, 2017: Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266575/cordycepin-disrupts-leukemia-association-with-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-and-eliminates-leukemia-stem-cell-activity
#19
Shu-Man Liang, Yi-Jhu Lu, Bor-Sheng Ko, Yee-Jee Jan, Song-Kun Shyue, Shaw-Fang Yet, Jun-Yang Liou
Maintaining stemness of leukemic stem cells (LSCs) and reciprocal interactions between leukemia and stromal cells support leukemic progression and resistance to chemotherapy. Targeting the niche-based microenvironment is thus a new approach for leukemia therapy. Cordycepin is an analogue of adenosine and has been suggested to possess anti-leukemia properties. However, whether cordycepin influences association of leukemia and mesenchymal stromal cells has never been investigated. Here we show that cordycepin reduces CD34(+)CD38(-) cells in U937 and K562 cells and induces Dkk1 expression via autocrine and paracrine regulation in leukemia and mesenchymal stromal/stem cells (MSCs)...
March 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257710/bringing-a-leukemic-stem-cell-gene-signature-into-clinics-are-we-there-yet
#20
Guillaume Richard-Carpentier, Guy Sauvageau
Prognostic markers that capture leukemia stem cell (LSC) activity can be useful for the risk stratification of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) patients. In a recent issue of Nature, Ng et al. (2016) develop a prognostic score based on a 17-gene expression signature of LSCs to predict outcome in AML patients.
March 2, 2017: Cell Stem Cell
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