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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507466/high-level-of-mir-196b-at-newly-diagnosed-pediatric-acute-myeloid-leukemia-predicts-a-poor-outcome
#1
Lihua Xu, Yang Guo, Wenying Yan, Jiannong Cen, Yuna Niu, Qing Yan, Hailong He, Chien-Shing Chen, Shaoyan Hu
Differential expression of microRNAs (miRNAs) has been implicated in leukemogenesis. We investigate the expression pattern of miR-196b. Using quantitative real-time PCR (qRT-PCR), we detected the expression of miR-196b and its correlated genes (SMC1A/MLH1) in initial pediatric AML. A significant association was observed between overexpression of miR-196b and inferior overall survival of pediatric AML (Log Rank P<0.0001). AML M4/5 subtype, high white blood cell (WBC) count at presentation, MLL rearrangement, or FLT3-ITD mutation at diagnosis and non-remission group after the first induction chemotherapy possessed higher miR-196b expression...
2017: EXCLI journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500307/alox5-exhibits-anti-tumor-and-drug-sensitizing-effects-in-mll-rearranged-leukemia
#2
Yungui Wang, Jennifer R Skibbe, Chao Hu, Lei Dong, Kyle Ferchen, Rui Su, Chenying Li, Hao Huang, Hengyou Weng, Huilin Huang, Xi Qin, Jie Jin, Jianjun Chen, Xi Jiang
MLL-rearranged acute myeloid leukemia (AML) remains a fatal disease with a high rate of relapse and therapeutic failure due to chemotherapy resistance. In analysis of our Affymetrix microarray profiling and chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP) assays, we found that ALOX5 is especially down-regulated in MLL-rearranged AML, via transcription repression mediated by Polycomb repressive complex 2 (PRC2). Colony forming/replating and bone marrow transplantation (BMT) assays showed that Alox5 exhibited a moderate anti-tumor effect both in vitro and in vivo...
May 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499784/gsk-3-as-a-novel-prognostic-indicator-in-leukemia
#3
REVIEW
Peter P Ruvolo
While leukemias represent a diverse set of diseases with malignant cells derived from myeloid or lymphoid origin, a common feature is the dysregulation of signal transduction pathways that influence leukemogeneisis, promote drug resistance, and favor leukemia stem cells. Mutations in PI3K, PTEN, RAS, or other upstream regulators can activate the AKT kinase which has central roles in supporting cell proliferation and survival. A major target of AKT is Glycogen Synthase Kinase 3 (GSK3). GSK3 has two isoforms (alpha and beta) that were studied as regulators of metabolism but emerged as central players in cancer in the early 1990s...
May 8, 2017: Advances in Biological Regulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487406/set1a-compass-and-shadow-enhancers-in-the-regulation-of-homeotic-gene-expression
#4
Kaixiang Cao, Clayton K Collings, Stacy A Marshall, Marc A Morgan, Emily J Rendleman, Lu Wang, Christie C Sze, Tianjiao Sun, Elizabeth T Bartom, Ali Shilatifard
The homeotic (Hox) genes are highly conserved in metazoans, where they are required for various processes in development, and misregulation of their expression is associated with human cancer. In the developing embryo, Hox genes are activated sequentially in time and space according to their genomic position within Hox gene clusters. Accumulating evidence implicates both enhancer elements and noncoding RNAs in controlling this spatiotemporal expression of Hox genes, but disentangling their relative contributions is challenging...
May 9, 2017: Genes & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484075/twist1-wdr5-hottip-regulates-hoxa9-chromatin-to-facilitate-prostate-cancer%C3%A2-metastasis
#5
Reem Malek, Rajendra P Gajula, Russell D Williams, Belinda Nghiem, Brian W Simons, Katriana Nugent, Hailun Wang, Kekoa Taparra, Ghali Lemtiri-Chlieh, Arum R Yoon, Lawrence True, Steven S An, Theodore L DeWeese, Ashley E Ross, Edward M Schaeffer, Kenneth J Pienta, Paula J Hurley, Colm Morrissey, Phuoc T Tran
TWIST1 is a transcription factor critical for development which can promote prostate cancer metastasis. During embryonic development, TWIST1 and HOXA9 are co-expressed in mouse prostate and then silenced post-natally. Here we report that TWIST1 and HOXA9 co-expression are re-activated in mouse and human primary prostate tumors and are further enriched in human metastases, correlating with survival. TWIST1 formed a complex with WDR5 and the lncRNA Hottip/HOTTIP, members of the MLL/COMPASS-like H3K4 methylases, which regulate chromatin in the Hox/HOX cluster during development...
May 8, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28477129/phenotypic-analysis-of-atm-protein-kinase-in-dna-double-strand-break-formation-and-repair
#6
Elisabeth Mian, Lisa Wiesmüller
Ataxia telangiectasia mutated (ATM) encodes a serine/threonine protein kinase, which is involved in various regulatory processes in mammalian cells. Its best-known role is apical activation of the DNA damage response following generation of DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs). When DSBs appear, sensor and mediator proteins are recruited, activating transducers such as ATM, which in turn relay a widespread signal to a multitude of downstream effectors. ATM mutation causes Ataxia telangiectasia (AT), whereby the disease phenotype shows differing characteristics depending on the underlying ATM mutation...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476540/epigenetic-and-transcriptional-modulation-of-wdr5-a-chromatin-remodeling-protein-in-huntington-s-disease-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-hipsc-model
#7
Simona Baronchelli, Alberto La Spada, Aikaterini Ntai, Andrea Barbieri, Paola Conforti, Gloria Saccani Jotti, Serena Redaelli, Angela Bentivegna, Pasquale De Blasio, Ida Biunno
DNA methylation (DNAm) changes are of increasing relevance to neurodegenerative disorders, including Huntington's disease (HD). We performed genome-wide screening of possible DNAm changes occurring during striatal differentiation in human induced pluripotent stem cells derived from a HD patient (HD-hiPSCs) as cellular model. We identified 240 differentially methylated regions (DMRs) at promoters in fully differentiated HD-hiPSCs. Subsequently, we focused on the methylation differences in a subcluster of genes related to Jumonji Domain Containing 3 (JMJD3), a demethylase that epigenetically regulates neuronal differentiation and activates neuronal progenitor associated genes, which are indispensable for neuronal fate acquisition...
May 2, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476198/copy-number-alterations-associated-with-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-in-mexican-children-a-report-from-the-mexican-inter-institutional-group-for-the-identification-of-the-causes-of-childhood-leukemia
#8
Beatriz Rosales-Rodríguez, Fernando Fernández-Ramírez, Juan Carlos Núñez-Enríquez, Ana Claudia Velázquez-Wong, Aurora Medina-Sansón, Elva Jiménez-Hernández, Janet Flores-Lujano, José Gabriel Peñaloza-González, Rosa Martha Espinosa-Elizondo, María Luisa Pérez-Saldívar, José Refugio Torres-Nava, Jorge Alfonso Martín-Trejo, Gabriela Bibiana Martínez-Morales, Vilma Carolina Bekker-Méndez, Juan Manuel Mejía-Aranguré, Haydee Rosas-Vargas
B-cell precursor acute lymphocytic leukemia (B-ALL) represents a worldwide public health issue. Particularly, Mexico is one of the countries with the highest incidence of ALL in children. Between the multiple factors involved in ALL etiology, genetic alterations are clearly one of the most relevant features. In this work, a group of 24 B-ALL patients, all negative for the four most frequent gene fusions (ETV6-RUNX1, BCR-ABL1, TCF3-PBX1 and MLL-AF4), were included in a high-resolution microarray analysis in order to evaluate genomic copy-number alterations (CNAs)...
November 2016: Archives of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476193/molecular-characterization-of-pediatric-acute-myeloid-leukemia-results-of%C3%A2-a-multicentric-study-in-brazil
#9
Francianne Gomes Andrade, Elda Pereira Noronha, Gisele Dallapicola Brisson, Filipe Dos Santos Vicente Bueno, Ingrid Sardou Cezar, Eugênia Terra-Granado, Luiz Claudio Santos Thuler, Maria S Pombo-de-Oliveira
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The biological characterization of childhood acute myeloid leukemia (c-AML) is an important outcome predictor. In Brazil, very little is known about the frequency of AML subgroups, although c-AML accounts for about 18% of leukemias. We carried out this study to investigate the contribution of type I and II gene mutations in the probability of overall survival (pOS) of c-AML in Brazil. METHODS: Seven hundred and three de novo pediatric AML cases (2000-2015) were assessed throughout a multicentric network study...
November 2016: Archives of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474697/menin-enhances-c-myc-mediated-transcription-to-promote-cancer-progression
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Gongwei Wu, Mengqiu Yuan, Shengqi Shen, Xiaoyu Ma, Jingwen Fang, Lianbang Zhu, Linchong Sun, Zhaoji Liu, Xiaoping He, De Huang, Tingting Li, Chenchen Li, Jun Wu, Xin Hu, Zhaoyong Li, Libing Song, Kun Qu, Huafeng Zhang, Ping Gao
Menin is an enigmatic protein that displays unique ability to either suppress or promote tumorigenesis in a context-dependent manner. The role for Menin to promote oncogenic functions has been largely attributed to its essential role in forming the MLL methyltransferase complex, which mediates H3K4me3. Here, we identify an unexpected role of Menin in enhancing the transactivity of oncogene MYC in a way independent of H3K4me3 activity. Intriguingly, we find that Menin interacts directly with the TAD domain of MYC and co-localizes with MYC to E-Box to enhance the transcription of MYC target genes in a P-TEFb-dependent manner...
May 5, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472073/aggressive-rat-prostate-tumors-reprogram-the-benign-parts-of-the-prostate-and-regional-lymph-nodes-prior-to-metastasis
#11
Kerstin Strömvall, Elin Thysell, Sofia Halin Bergström, Anders Bergh
In order to grow and spread tumors need to interact with adjacent tissues. We therefore hypothesized that small but aggressive prostate cancers influence the rest of the prostate and regional lymph nodes differently than tumors that are more indolent. Poorly metastatic (Dunning AT1) or highly metastatic (Dunning MLL) rat prostate tumor cells were injected into the ventral prostate lobe of immunocompetent rats. After 10 days-when the tumors occupied about 30% of the prostate lobe and lymph node metastases were undetectable-the global gene expression in tumors, benign parts of the prostate, and regional iliac lymph nodes were examined to define tumor-induced changes related to preparation for future metastasis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462918/targeting-hdac3-new-partner-protein-of-akt-in-the-reversal-of-chemo-resistance-in-acute-myeloid-leukemia-via-dna-damage-response
#12
Jun Long, W Y Fang, Li Chang, W H Gao, Yan Shen, M Y Jia, Y X Zhang, Y Wang, H B Dou, W J Zhang, J Zhu, A B Liang, J M Li, J Hu
Resistance to cytotoxic chemotherapy drugs remains as the major cause of treatment failure in acute myeloid leukemia. Histone deacetylases are important regulators to maintain chromatin structure and control DNA damage; nevertheless, how each HDAC regulates genome stability remains unclear, especially under genome stress conditions. Here, we identified a mechanism by which HDAC3 regulates DNA damage repair and mediates resistance to chemotherapy drugs. In addition to inducing DNA damage, chemotherapy drugs trigger upregulation of HDAC3 expression in leukemia cells...
May 2, 2017: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459703/novel-cytogenetic-findings-in-a-case-of-mixed-phenotype-acute-leukemia-within-the-context-of-a-complex-karyotype
#13
David Shabsovich, Gary Schiller, Yalda Naeini, Robert Collins, Carlos A Tirado
BACKGROUND: Mixed phenotype acute leukemia (MPAL) is a rare hematological malignancy characterized by combinatorial aberrations involving cells of the myeloid, T-, and/or B- lineages, most often diagnosed by means of immunophenotyping in order to assess lineage-specific markers, which can still yield inconclusive diagnoses. MPAL with a complex karyotype (three or more chromosomal abnormalities) is a cytogenetic subtype of MPAL associated with a poor prognosis, but limited data is available about the cytogenetic abnormalities present in this context...
2017: Journal of the Association of Genetic Technologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456746/genetically-engineered-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-producing-il3-and-tpo-to-further-improve-human-scaffold-based-xenograft-models
#14
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/28453885/lineage-switch-under-blinatumomab-treatment-of-relapsed-common-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-without-mll-rearrangement
#15
Annabelle Zoghbi, Udo Zur Stadt, Beate Winkler, Ingo Müller, Gabriele Escherich
Blinatumomab is a bispecific T-cell engaging αCD19 antibody used in refractory or relapsed B-cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). Recently, lineage switch to a myeloid phenotype has been described following CD19 targeting treatment in three pediatric patients with mixed lineage leukemia (MLL) rearranged ALL. We report the case of a female who received blinatumomab for a first relapse of ALL without MLL alterations. She suffered from a second relapse early after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation and was treated with blinatumomab again...
April 28, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447382/quantitative-proteomic-analysis-of-ezh2-inhibition-in-acute-myeloid-leukemia-reveals-the-targets-and-pathways-that-precede-the-induction-of-cell-death
#16
Jarrod J Sandow, Giuseppe Infusini, Aliaksei Z Holik, Gabriela Brumatti, Tessa V Averink, Paul G Ekert, Andrew I Webb
PURPOSE: Chromosomal translocation of the Mixed Lineage Leukemia (MLL) locus generates fusion proteins that drive acute myeloid leukemia (AML) resulting in atypical histone methyltransferase activity and alterations in the epigenetic regulation of gene expression. Targeting histone regulators, such as Enhancer of Zeste Homologue 2 (EZH2), has shown promise in AML. Profiling differential protein expression following inhibition of epigenetic regulators in AML may help to identify novel targets for therapeutics...
April 26, 2017: Proteomics. Clinical Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446316/-prognostic-value-of-recurrent-molecular-genetics-and-epigenetics-abnormity-in-t-lymphoblastic-lymphoma-leukemia-review
#17
Wei Guan, Yu Jing, Li Yu
T lymphoblastic lymphoma / leukemia is a strong invasive and has a high incidence of various molecular genetic abnormalities. The NOTCH1 / FBXW7 mutation is one of the most common mutations, and related with good prognosis in T-LBL / ALL. PTEN mutation, a poor prognostic factor, could be overcome by NOTCH1 mutations in pediatric patients to some extent. Patients with MLL gene abnormality and loss of heterozygosity 6q have worse prognosis than those with normal karyotype. The incidence of MLL gene abnormality, RUNX1 mutation and DNMT3A mutation in early precursor T-lymphoblastic leukemia was higher than that of other mature subtypes, which could be used as risk stratification factors...
April 2017: Zhongguo Shi Yan Xue Ye Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436985/functional-screen-of-msi2-interactors-identifies-an-essential-role-for-syncrip-in-myeloid-leukemia-stem-cells
#18
Ly P Vu, Camila Prieto, Elianna M Amin, Sagar Chhangawala, Andrei Krivtsov, M Nieves Calvo-Vidal, Timothy Chou, Arthur Chow, Gerard Minuesa, Sun Mi Park, Trevor S Barlowe, James Taggart, Patrick Tivnan, Raquel P Deering, Lisa P Chu, Jeong-Ah Kwon, Cem Meydan, Javier Perales-Paton, Arora Arshi, Mithat Gönen, Christopher Famulare, Minal Patel, Elisabeth Paietta, Martin S Tallman, Yuheng Lu, Jacob Glass, Francine E Garret-Bakelman, Ari Melnick, Ross Levine, Fatima Al-Shahrour, Marcus Järås, Nir Hacohen, Alexia Hwang, Ralph Garippa, Christopher J Lengner, Scott A Armstrong, Leandro Cerchietti, Glenn S Cowley, David Root, John Doench, Christina Leslie, Benjamin L Ebert, Michael G Kharas
The identity of the RNA-binding proteins (RBPs) that govern cancer stem cells remains poorly characterized. The MSI2 RBP is a central regulator of translation of cancer stem cell programs. Through proteomic analysis of the MSI2-interacting RBP network and functional shRNA screening, we identified 24 genes required for in vivo leukemia. Syncrip was the most differentially required gene between normal and myeloid leukemia cells. SYNCRIP depletion increased apoptosis and differentiation while delaying leukemogenesis...
April 24, 2017: Nature Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429049/dysregulation-of-haematopoietic-stem-cell-regulatory-programs-in-acute-myeloid-leukaemia
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REVIEW
Silvia Basilico, Berthold Göttgens
Haematopoietic stem cells (HSC) are situated at the apex of the haematopoietic differentiation hierarchy, ensuring the life-long supply of mature haematopoietic cells and forming a reservoir to replenish the haematopoietic system in case of emergency such as acute blood loss. To maintain a balanced production of all mature lineages and at the same time secure a stem cell reservoir, intricate regulatory programs have evolved to control multi-lineage differentiation and self-renewal in haematopoietic stem and progenitor cells (HSPCs)...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Molecular Medicine: Official Organ of the "Gesellschaft Deutscher Naturforscher und Ärzte"
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428443/mechanisms-of-pinometostat-epz-5676-treatment-emergent-resistance-in-mll-rearranged-leukemia
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Carly T Campbell, Jessica N Haladyna, David A Drubin, Ty M Thomson, Michael J Maria, Taylor Yamauchi, Nigel J Waters, Edward J Olhava, Roy M Pollock, Jesse J Smith, Robert A Copeland, Stephen J Blakemore, Kathrin M Bernt, Scott R Daigle
DOT1L is a protein methyltransferase involved in the development and maintenance of MLL-rearranged (MLL-r) leukemia through its ectopic methylation of histones associated with well characterized leukemic genes.  Pinometostat (EPZ-5676), a selective inhibitor of DOT1L, is in clinical development in relapsed/refractory acute leukemia patients harboring rearrangements of the MLL gene. The observation of responses and subsequent relapses in the adult trial treating MLL-r patients motivated preclinical investigations into potential mechanisms of pinometostat treatment emergent resistance (TER) in cell lines confirmed to have MLL-r...
April 20, 2017: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
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