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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646491/sickle-cells-produce-functional-immune-modulators-and-cytotoxics
#1
Chiao-Wang Sun, Li-Chen Wu, Peter L Knopick, David S Bradley, Tim Townes, David S Terman
Sickle erythrocytes' (SSRBCs) unique physical adaptation to hypoxic conditions renders them able to home to hypoxic tumor niches in vivo, shut down tumor blood flow and induce tumoricidal responses. SSRBCs are also useful vehicles for transport of encapsulated drugs and oncolytic virus into hypoxic tumors with enhanced anti-tumor effects. In search of additional modes for arming sickle cells with cytotoxics, we turned to a lentiviral β-globin vector with optimized Locus Control Region/β-globin coding region/promoter/enhancers...
June 24, 2017: American Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639308/discovery-of-novel-wtret-and-v804mret-inhibitors-from-hit-to-lead
#2
Luca Mologni, Martina Dalla Via, Adriana Chilin, Manlio Palumbo, Giovanni Marzaro
Oncogenic activation of the RET kinase has been found in several neoplastic diseases, like medullary thyroid carcinoma, multiple endocrine neoplasia, papillary thyroid carcinoma and non-small cells lung cancer. Currently approved RET inhibitors were not originally designed to be RET inhibitors and their potency against RET kinase has not been optimized. Hence, novel compounds able to inhibit both wtRET and its mutants (e.g. V804MRET) are needed. Herein we present the development and the preliminary evaluation of a new sub-micromolar wtRET/V804MRET inhibitor (69) endowed with 4-anilinopyridine structure, starting from our previously identified 4-anilinopyrimidine hit compound...
June 22, 2017: ChemMedChem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638859/a-review-of-the-aetiopathogenesis-and-clinical-and-histopathological-features-of-oral-mucosal-melanoma
#3
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Liviu Feller, Razia A G Khammissa, Johan Lemmer
Oral mucosal melanoma is an uncommon, usually heavily melanin-pigmented, but occasionally amelanotic aggressive tumour with a poor prognosis. Despite radical surgery, radiotherapy, or chemotherapy, local recurrence and distant metastasis are frequent. Microscopical examination is essential for diagnosis, and routine histological staining must be supplemented by immunohistochemical studies. The aetiology is unknown, the pathogenesis is poorly understood, and the 5-year survival rate rarely exceeds 30%. In most cases, oral mucosal melanoma arises from epithelial melanocytes in the basal layer of the epithelium and less frequently from immature melanocytes arrested in the lamina propria...
2017: TheScientificWorldJournal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593990/loss-of-asxl2-leads-to-myeloid-malignancies-in-mice
#4
Jianping Li, Fuhong He, Peng Zhang, Shi Chen, Hui Shi, Yanling Sun, Ying Guo, Hui Yang, Na Man, Sarah Greenblatt, Zhaomin Li, Zhengyu Guo, Yuan Zhou, Lan Wang, Lluis Morey, Sion Williams, Xi Chen, Qun-Tian Wang, Stephen D Nimer, Peng Yu, Qian-Fei Wang, Mingjiang Xu, Feng-Chun Yang
ASXL2 is frequently mutated in acute myeloid leukaemia patients with t(8;21). However, the roles of ASXL2 in normal haematopoiesis and the pathogenesis of myeloid malignancies remain unknown. Here we show that deletion of Asxl2 in mice leads to the development of myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS)-like disease. Asxl2(-/-) mice have an increased bone marrow (BM) long-term haematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) and granulocyte-macrophage progenitors compared with wild-type controls. Recipients transplanted with Asxl2(-/-) and Asxl2(+/-) BM cells have shortened lifespan due to the development of MDS-like disease or myeloid leukaemia...
June 8, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586009/fli-1-overexpression-in-erythroleukemic-cells-promotes-erythroid-de-differentiation-while-spi-1-pu-1-exerts-the-opposite-effect
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Laura M Vecchiarelli-Federico, Tangjingjun Liu, Yao Yao, Yuanyuan Gao, Yanmei Li, You-Jun Li, Yaacov Ben-David
The ETS transcription factors play a critical role during hematopoiesis. In F-MuLV-induced erythroleukemia, Fli‑1 insertional activation producing high expression of this transcription factor required to promote proliferation. How deregulated Fli‑1 expression alters the balance between erythroid differentiation and proliferation is unknown. To address this issue, we exogenously overexpressed Fli‑1 in an erythroleukemic cell harboring activation of spi‑1/PU.1, another ETS gene involved in erythroleukemogenesis...
June 2, 2017: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570944/oral-feeding-with-polyunsaturated-fatty-acids-fosters-hematopoiesis-and-thrombopoiesis-in-healthy-and-bone-marrow-transplanted-mice
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Kedar Limbkar, Ankita Dhenge, Dipesh D Jadhav, Hirekodathakallu V Thulasiram, Vaijayanti Kale, Lalita Limaye
Hematopoietic stem cells play the vital role of maintaining appropriate levels of cells in blood. Therefore, regulation of their fate is essential for their effective therapeutic use. Here we report the role of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) in regulating hematopoiesis which has not been explored well so far. Mice were fed daily for 10 days with n-6/n-3 PUFAs, viz. linoleic acid (LA), arachidonic acid (AA), alpha-linolenic acid and docosahexanoic acid (DHA) in four separate test groups with phosphate-buffered saline fed mice as control set...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541695/discovery-of-potent-selective-stem-cell-factor-receptor-platelet-derived-growth-factor-receptor-alpha-c-kit-pdgfr%C3%AE-dual-inhibitor-for-the-treatment-of-imatinib-resistant-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumors-gists
#7
Yanli Lu, Fei Mao, Xiaokang Li, Xinyu Zheng, Manjiong Wang, Qing Xu, Jin Zhu, Jian Li
Stem cell factor receptor (c-KIT) and platelet derived growth factor receptor alpha (PDGFRα) kinases play an important role in gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs). Here, we have discovered an c-KIT/PDGFRα dual inhibitor, compound 31, with single-digit nanomolar potency against c-KIT and PDGFRα. Compared to Imatinib (1), 31 showed better antiproliferative efficacy against various TEL-c-KIT/PDGFRα-BaF3 isogenic cells, including three 1-resistant BaF3 cell lines, as well as against GIST-T1 and GIST-882 cell lines...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495881/dynamic-expression-and-regulatory-mechanism-of-tgf-%C3%AE-signaling-in-chicken-embryonic-stem-cells-differentiating-into-spermatogonial-stem-cells
#8
Qisheng Zuo, Kai Jin, Yani Zhang, Jiuzhou Song, Bichun Li
This study investigated the dynamic expression and regulatory mechanism of TGF-β signaling involved in embryonic stem cells (ESCs) differentiation into male germ cells. Candidate genes involved in TGF-β signaling pathway were screened from RNA-seq, which were further validated by quantitative real time PCR(qRT-PCR). Bone morphogenetic protein 4 (BMP4) was used to induce differentiation of ESCs in vitro Inhibition of TGF-β signaling pathway was reflected by western blot of SMAD 2 and SMAD 5 expression. Differentiating efficiency of germ cells was evaluated by immunofluorescence and fluorescence activated cell sorting(FACS)...
May 11, 2017: Bioscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490570/mouse-runx1c-regulates-pre-megakaryocytic-erythroid-output-and-maintains-survival-of-megakaryocyte-progenitors
#9
Julia E Draper, Patrycja Sroczynska, Hui Sun Leong, Muhammad Z H Fadlullah, Crispin Miller, Valerie Kouskoff, Georges Lacaud
RUNX1 is crucial for the regulation of megakaryocyte specification, maturation and thrombopoiesis. Runx1 possesses two promoters: the distal P1 and proximal P2 promoters. The major protein isoforms generated by P1 and P2 are RUNX1C and RUNX1B respectively, which differ solely in their N-terminal amino acid sequences. RUNX1C is the most abundantly expressed isoform in adult hematopoiesis, present in all RUNX1-expressing populations, including the cKit(+) hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells (HSPCs). RUNX1B expression is more restricted, being highly expressed in the megakaryocyte lineage but downregulated during erythropoiesis...
May 10, 2017: Blood
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 16, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419818/local-group-2-innate-lymphoid-cells-promote-corneal-regeneration-after-epithelial-abrasion
#11
Jun Liu, Chengju Xiao, Hanqing Wang, Yunxia Xue, Dong Dong, Cuipei Lin, Fang Song, Ting Fu, Zhaorui Wang, Jiansu Chen, Hongwei Pan, Yangqiu Li, Dongqing Cai, Zhijie Li
Corneal injuries and infections are the leading cause of blindness worldwide. Thus, understanding the mechanisms that control healing of the damaged cornea is critical for the development of new therapies to promptly restore vision. Innate lymphoid cells (ILCs) are a recently identified heterogeneous cell population that has been reported to orchestrate immunity and promote tissue repair in the lungs and skin after injury. However, whether ILCs can modulate the repair process in the cornea remains poorly understood...
June 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402059/molecular-markers-of-putative-spermatogonial-stem-cells-in-the-domestic-cat
#12
S J Bedford-Guaus, S Kim, L Mulero, J M Vaquero, C Morera, R Adan-Milanès, A Veiga, Á Raya
Spermatogonial stem cells (SSCs) are an important tool for fertility preservation and species conservation. The ability to expand SSCs by in vitro culture is a crucial premise for their use in assisted reproduction. Because SSCs represent a small proportion of the germ cells in the adult testis, culture success is aided by pre-enrichment through sorting techniques based on cell surface-specific markers. Given the importance of the domestic cat as a model for conservation of endangered wild felids, herein we sought to examine culture conditions as well as molecular markers for cat SSCs...
April 2017: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394335/progenitor-t-cell-differentiation-from-hematopoietic-stem-cells-using-delta-like-4-and-vcam-1
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Shreya Shukla, Matthew A Langley, Jastaranpreet Singh, John M Edgar, Mahmood Mohtashami, Juan Carlos Zúñiga-Pflücker, Peter W Zandstra
The molecular and cellular signals that guide T-cell development from hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells (HSPCs) remain poorly understood. The thymic microenvironment integrates multiple niche molecules to potentiate T-cell development in vivo. Recapitulating these signals in vitro in a stromal cell-free system has been challenging and limits T-cell generation technologies. Here, we describe a fully defined engineered in vitro niche capable of guiding T-lineage development from HSPCs. Synergistic interactions between Notch ligand Delta-like 4 and vascular cell adhesion molecule 1 (VCAM-1) were leveraged to enhance Notch signaling and progenitor T-cell differentiation rates...
May 2017: Nature Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280620/potential-actionable-targets-in-appendiceal-cancer-detected-by-immunohistochemistry-fluorescent-in-situ-hybridization-and-mutational-analysis
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Erkut Borazanci, Sherri Z Millis, Jeffery Kimbrough, Nancy Doll, Daniel Von Hoff, Ramesh K Ramanathan
BACKGROUND: Appendiceal cancers are rare and consist of carcinoid, mucocele, pseudomyxoma peritonei (PMP), goblet cell carcinoma, lymphoma, and adenocarcinoma histologies. Current treatment involves surgical resection or debulking, but no standard exists for adjuvant chemotherapy or treatment for metastatic disease. METHODS: Samples were identified from approximately 60,000 global tumors analyzed at a referral molecular profiling CLIA-certified laboratory. A total of 588 samples with appendix primary tumor sites were identified (male/female ratio of 2:3; mean age =55)...
February 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263231/appendix-derived-pseudomyxoma-peritonei-pmp-molecular-profiling-toward-treatment-of-a-rare-malignancy
#15
Elizabeth M Gleeson, Rebecca Feldman, Beth L Mapow, Lynn T Mackovick, Kristine M Ward, William F Morano, Rene R Rubin, Wilbur B Bowne
OBJECTIVES: Pseudomyxoma peritonei (PMP) is a rare malignancy originating from the appendix, characterized by disseminated mucinous tumor implants on peritoneal surfaces. We examined the role of multiplatform molecular profiling to study biomarker-guided treatment strategies for this rare malignancy. METHODS: A total of 54 patients with appendix-derived PMP were included in the study. Tests included one or more of the following: gene sequencing (Sanger or next generation sequencing), protein expression (immunohistochemistry), and gene amplification (C/fluorescent in situ hybridization)...
March 3, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28170370/development-of-a-gene-panel-for-next-generation-sequencing-of-clinically-relevant-mutations-in-cell-free-dna-from-cancer-patients
#16
Umberto Malapelle, Clara Mayo de-Las-Casas, Danilo Rocco, Monica Garzon, Pasquale Pisapia, Nuria Jordana-Ariza, Maria Russo, Roberta Sgariglia, Caterina De Luca, Francesco Pepe, Alejandro Martinez-Bueno, Daniela Morales-Espinosa, María González-Cao, Niki Karachaliou, Santiago Viteri Ramirez, Claudio Bellevicine, Miguel Angel Molina-Vila, Rafael Rosell, Giancarlo Troncone
BACKGROUND: When tumour tissue is unavailable, cell-free DNA (cfDNA)can serve as a surrogate for genetic analyses. Because mutated alleles in cfDNA are usually below 1%, next-generation sequencing (NGS)must be narrowed to target only clinically relevant genes. In this proof-of-concept study, we developed a panel to use in ultra-deep sequencing to identify such mutations in cfDNA. METHODS: Our panel ('SiRe') covers 568 mutations in six genes (EGFR, KRAS, NRAS, BRAF, cKIT and PDGFRα)involved in non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), gastrointestinal stromal tumour, colorectal carcinoma and melanoma...
March 14, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122740/single-cell-molecular-analysis-defines-therapy-response-and-immunophenotype-of-stem-cell-subpopulations-in-cml
#17
Rebecca Warfvinge, Linda Geironson Ulfsson, Mikael N E Sommarin, Stefan Lang, Christine Karlsson, Teona Roschupkina, Leif Stenke, Jesper Stentoft, Ulla Olsson-Strömberg, Henrik Hjorth-Hansen, Satu Mustjoki, Shamit Soneji, Johan Richter, Göran Karlsson
Understanding leukemia heterogeneity is critical for the development of curative treatments as the failure to eliminate therapy-persistent leukemic stem cells (LSCs) may result in disease relapse. Here we have combined high-throughput immunophenotypic screens with large-scale single-cell gene expression analysis to define the heterogeneity within the LSC-population in chronic phase chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) patients at diagnosis and following conventional tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) treatment. Our results reveal substantial heterogeneity within the putative LSC population in CML at diagnosis and demonstrate differences in response to subsequent TKI-treatment between distinct subpopulations...
January 25, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116354/asxl1-interacts-with-the-cohesin-complex-to-maintain-chromatid-separation-and-gene-expression-for-normal-hematopoiesis
#18
Zhaomin Li, Peng Zhang, Aimin Yan, Zhengyu Guo, Yuguang Ban, Jin Li, Shi Chen, Hui Yang, Yongzheng He, Jianping Li, Ying Guo, Wen Zhang, Ehsan Hajiramezanali, Huangda An, Darlene Fajardo, J William Harbour, Yijun Ruan, Stephen D Nimer, Peng Yu, Xi Chen, Mingjiang Xu, Feng-Chun Yang
ASXL1 is frequently mutated in a spectrum of myeloid malignancies with poor prognosis. Loss of Asxl1 leads to myelodysplastic syndrome-like disease in mice; however, the underlying molecular mechanisms remain unclear. We report that ASXL1 interacts with the cohesin complex, which has been shown to guide sister chromatid segregation and regulate gene expression. Loss of Asxl1 impairs the cohesin function, as reflected by an impaired telophase chromatid disjunction in hematopoietic cells. Chromatin immunoprecipitation followed by DNA sequencing data revealed that ASXL1, RAD21, and SMC1A share 93% of genomic binding sites at promoter regions in Lin(-)cKit(+) (LK) cells...
January 2017: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087538/bcap-inhibits-proliferation-and-differentiation-of-myeloid-progenitors-in-the-steady-state-and-during-demand-situations
#19
Jeffrey M Duggan, Matthew B Buechler, Rebecca M Olson, Tobias M Hohl, Jessica A Hamerman
B-cell adaptor for phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (BCAP) is a signaling adaptor expressed in mature hematopoietic cells, including monocytes and neutrophils. Here we investigated the role of BCAP in the homeostasis and development of these myeloid lineages. BCAP(-/-) mice had more bone marrow (BM) monocytes than wild-type (WT) mice, and in mixed WT:BCAP(-/-) BM chimeras, monocytes and neutrophils skewed toward BCAP(-/-) origin, showing a competitive advantage for BCAP(-/-) myeloid cells. BCAP was expressed in BM hematopoietic progenitors, including lineage(-)Sca-1(+)c-kit(+) (LSK), common myeloid progenitor, and granulocyte/macrophage progenitor (GMP) cells...
March 16, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057738/a-population-of-hematopoietic-stem-cells-derives-from-gata4-expressing-progenitors-located-in-the-placenta-and-lateral-mesoderm-of-mice
#20
Ana Cañete, Rita Carmona, Laura Ariza, María José Sánchez, Anabel Rojas, Ramón Muñoz-Chápuli
GATA transcription factors are expressed in the mesoderm and endoderm during development. GATA1-3, but not GATA4, are critically involved in hematopoiesis. An enhancer (G2) of the mouse Gata4 gene directs its expression throughout the lateral mesoderm and the allantois, beginning at embryonic day 7.5, becoming restricted to the septum transversum by embryonic day 10.5, and disappearing by midgestation. We have studied the developmental fate of the G2-Gata4 cell lineage using a G2-Gata4(Cre);R26R(EYFP) mouse line...
April 2017: Haematologica
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