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Eliot L Osher, Francisco Castillo, Nagarajan Elumalai, Michael J Waring, Garry Pairaudeau, Ali Tavassoli
We report an inhibitor of the homodimeric protein-protein interaction of the BCL6 oncoprotein, identified from a genetically encoded SICLOPPS library of 3.2 million cyclic hexapeptides in combination with a bacterial reverse two-hybrid system. This cyclic peptide is shown to bind the BTB domain of BCL6, disrupts its homodimerization, and subsequent binding of the SMRT2 corepressor peptide.
March 9, 2018: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
Jie Xu, L Jeffrey Medeiros, Annapurna Saksena, Michael Wang, Jiehao Zhou, Jingyi Li, C Cameron Yin, Guilin Tang, Lifu Wang, Pei Lin, Shaoying Li
Mantle cell lymphoma is usually negative for CD10 which is useful in distinguishing MCL from other CD10 + B cell lymphomas. Here we assessed the clinicopathologic features of 30 cases of CD10+ MCL, the largest series to date in the English literature, and compared them with a group of 212 typical MCL cases (CD5+, CD10-negative, CD23-negative, cyclin D1+). The 30 patients with CD10+ MCL included 17 men and 13 women with a median age of 68 years. Compared with CD10-negative MCL, patients with CD10+ MCL showed a lower male predominance ( p = 0...
February 20, 2018: Oncotarget
Weicheng Ren, Xiaofei Ye, Hong Su, Wei Li, Dongbing Liu, Mohammad Pirmoradian, Xianhuo Wang, Bo Zhang, Qiang Zhang, Longyun Chen, Man Nie, Yao Liu, Bin Meng, Huiqiang Huang, Wenqi Jiang, Yixin Zeng, Wenyu Li, Kui Wu, Yong Hou, Klas G Wiman, Zhiming Li, Huilai Zhang, Roujun Peng, Shida Zhu, Qiang Pan-Hammarström
Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is endemic in some parts of Asia, Africa and South America and remains to be a significant public health problem in these areas. It is known as a leading risk factor for the development of hepatocellular carcinoma, but epidemiological studies have also shown that the infection may increase the incidence of several types B-cell lymphoma. Here, by characterizing altogether 275 Chinese diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) patients, we showed that patients with concomitant HBV infection (surface antigen positive, HBsAg+ ) are characterized by a younger age, a more advanced disease stage at diagnosis and a reduced overall survival...
March 15, 2018: Blood
Yrina Rochman, Krista Dienger-Stambaugh, Phoebe K Richgels, Ian P Lewkowich, Andrey V Kartashov, Artem Barski, Gurjit K Khurana Hershey, Warren J Leonard, Harinder Singh
Pathogenic T helper 2 (TH 2) cells, which produce increased amounts of the cytokines interleukin-5 (IL-5) and IL-13, promote allergic disorders, including asthma. Thymic stromal lymphopoietin (TSLP), a cytokine secreted by epithelial and innate immune cells, stimulates such pathogenic TH 2 cell responses. We found that TSLP signaling in mouse CD4+ T cells initiated transcriptional changes associated with TH 2 cell programming. IL-4 signaling amplified and stabilized the genomic response of T cells to TSLP, which increased the frequency of T cells producing IL-4, IL-5, and IL-13...
March 13, 2018: Science Signaling
Ariel L Raybuck, Sung Hoon Cho, Jingxin Li, Meredith C Rogers, Keunwook Lee, Christopher L Williams, Mark Shlomchik, James W Thomas, Jin Chen, John V Williams, Mark R Boothby
B lymphocytes migrate among varied microenvironmental niches during diversification, selection, and conversion to memory or Ab-secreting plasma cells. Aspects of the nutrient milieu differ within these lymphoid microenvironments and can influence signaling molecules such as the mechanistic target of rapamycin (mTOR). However, much remains to be elucidated as to the B cell-intrinsic functions of nutrient-sensing signal transducers that modulate B cell differentiation or Ab affinity. We now show that the amino acid-sensing mTOR complex 1 (mTORC1) is vital for induction of Bcl6-a key transcriptional regulator of the germinal center (GC) fate-in activated B lymphocytes...
March 12, 2018: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
Yong-Yuan Li, Jian-Ping Shao, Shu-Peng Zhang, Guo-Qiang Xing, Hong-Jie Liu
miR-519d inhibits cell growth, migration, and invasion, but its role in gastric cancer (GC) cells is obscure. We showed that miR-519d-3p was lowly expressed in GC tissues and was associated with the clinical stage and lymph node metastasis of GC tissues. We found that miR-519d-3p repressed cell proliferation and invasion of MGC803 cells and delayed the G1/S phase transition, resulting in decreased cyclin B1 and MMP2 and increased E-cadherin levels. Furthermore, miR-519d-3p targeted and downregulated B-cell lymphoma 6 (BCL6) expression...
March 7, 2018: Cytogenetic and Genome Research
Dorina Ujvari, Noemi Nagy, Harsha S Madapura, Tomasz Kallas, Marijke C L Kröhnke, Leif Stenke, Eva Klein, Daniel Salamon
B-cell CLL/lymphoma 6 (BCL6) is a transcriptional master regulator that can repress more than 1200 potential target genes. It exerts oncogenic effects through the inhibition of differentiation, DNA damage sensing and apoptosis in several human hematopoietic malignancies, including multiple myeloma (MM). The multifunctional cytokine interferon γ (IFNγ) exerts pro-apoptotic and anti-proliferative effects on MM cells in vitro, at least partially through the inhibition of the effects of interleukin 6 (IL6), one of the most important growth factor of MM and a strong inducer of BCL6 expression...
March 3, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Deyin Xing, Gang Zheng, John Kenneth Schoolmeester, Zaibo Li, Aparna Pallavajjala, Lisa Haley, Michael G Conner, Russell Vang, Chien-Fu Hung, Tzyy-Choou Wu, Brigitte M Ronnett
Small cell neuroendocrine carcinoma (SCNEC) of the uterine cervix is a rare but extremely aggressive tumor. While high-risk human papillomavirus (HPV) is involved at an early stage of oncogenesis in many tumors, additional driving events have been postulated to facilitate the progression of SCNECs. Identification of oncogenic drivers could guide targeted therapy of this neoplasm. Clinicopathologic features of 10 cervical SCNECs are reported. Analyses included immunohistochemical evaluation of p16, p53, synaptophysin, and chromogranin expression; in situ hybridizations and polymerase chain reaction for high-risk HPV and/or HPV 18; and next-generation sequencing based on a 637-gene panel...
March 2, 2018: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
Fan Yang, Song Xu, Renwang Liu, Tao Shi, Xiongfei Li, Xuebing Li, Gang Chen, Hongyu Liu, Qinghua Zhou, Jun Chen
Introduction: Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) is a common Mendelian multi-system disorder that is characterized by café-au-lait spots (CLS), axillary freckling, optic glioma and plexiform neurofibroma. Various mutations of the NF1 gene are widely accepted to be the main cause of this disease, while whether there are still certain other modifier genes that could influence the phenotypes of NF1 is our concern. Patients and Methods: One proband and his father are involved, who are characterized by plexiform neurofibroma and cutaneous neurofibroma, respectively...
2018: OncoTargets and Therapy
Cezar I Betianu, Augustin Dima, Giorgiana Pavaloiu
Extramarginal zone lymphoma of mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) is a non-Hodgkin lymphoma of low-grade malignancy. The most common localization is the stomach, and the common nongastric sites are salivary glands, the skin, orbits, the conjunctiva, the lung, breasts, upper airways, other gastrointestinal sites, and the liver. Primary hepatic MALT lymphoma is a rare disease and the diagnostic can be challenging. The clinical presentation is nonspecific and may range from no symptoms to end-stage liver disease...
December 2017: Radiology Case Reports
David W Scott, Rebecca L King, Annette M Staiger, Susana Ben-Neriah, Aixiang Jiang, Heike Horn, Anja Mottok, Pedro Farinha, Graham W Slack, Daisuke Ennishi, Norbert Schmitz, Michael Pfreundschuh, Grzegorz S Nowakowski, Brad S Kahl, Joseph M Connors, Randy D Gascoyne, German Ott, William R Macon, Andreas Rosenwald
High grade B-cell lymphoma with MYC and BCL2 and/or BCL6 rearrangements (HGBL-DH/TH) is a newly defined entity in the latest World Health Organization Classification. Accurate diagnosis would appear to mandate fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) for all tumors with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) morphology. We present the results of FISH, cell-of-origin and immunohistochemistry (IHC) testing from 1228 DLBCL biopsies from three clinical trials and a population-based registry. HGBL-DH/TH made up 7...
February 23, 2018: Blood
Ming Hu, Jose Trevino, Lijun Yang, Dengfeng Cao, Xiuli Liu, Jinping Lai
Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)-positive diffuse large B cell lymphoma (DLBCL) of the elderly is a rare subtype of B-cell neoplasms. Primary gastric EBV-positive DLBCL of the elderly with partial plasmablastic phenotype is extremely rare. Differentiation of EBV-positive DLBCL of the elderly with partial plasmablastic phenotype from true plasmablastic lymphoma (PBL) is difficult and very important from the therapeutic and prognostic point of view. Here we report a case of a 59-year-old man with upper gastrointestinal bleeding...
March 2018: In Vivo
Fang Huang, Zhifeng Chen, Hanwen Chen, Wei Lu, Shujun Xie, Qing H Meng, Yihua Wu, Dajing Xia
Cypermethrin (CYM), a type II pyrethroid, is widely used as an insecticide for agriculture and household. Cumulative evidence indicates that acute and chronic exposure to CYM might cause a number of health problems, such as cancer and neuronal system diseases. However, the molecular mechanism underlying this pathology is not known. The main objective of our study was to define the effects of CYM on macrophages and the implication of such effects in cancer metastasis and the potential mechanism involved. The effects of CYM on the macrophages were evaluated by detecting the expression of M1 and M2 macrophage polarization markers through ELISA, quantitative RT-PCR and Western blot assay...
February 19, 2018: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
Masayoshi Fujii, Katsuyoshi Takata, Shih-Sung Chuang, Tomoko Miyata-Takata, Midori Ando, Yasuharu Sato, Tadashi Yoshino
The gastrointestinal (GI) tract is the most frequently involved site of extranodal non-Hodgkin lymphomas, and diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) is the most common subtype occurring in the GI tract. TNFAIP3 (A20) genetic alterations were reported to be involved in DLBCL's pathogenesis and a portion of GI-DLBCL cases harbor this alteration. However, the frequency and clinicopathological relations focusing on small and large intestinal DLBCL are unclear. Here, we examined A20 deletion and protein expression and analyzed the clinicopathological features of 52 cases of primary intestinal DLBCL...
February 2018: Acta Medica Okayama
Kiryeong Kim, Tae Hoon Kim, Hye Jung Ihn, Jung Eun Kim, Je-Yong Choi, Hong-In Shin, Eui Kyun Park
Purpurogallin, a benzotropolone-containing natural compound, has been reported to exhibit numerous biological and pharmacological functions, such as antioxidant, anticancer, and anti-inflammatory effects. In this study, we enzymatically synthesized purpurogallin from pyrogallol and investigated its role in receptor activator of nuclear factor-κB ligand (RANKL)-induced osteoclastogenesis. Purpurogallin attenuated the formation of multinucleated tartrate-resistant acid phosphatase (TRAP)-positive osteoclasts from bone marrow macrophages (BMMs) without causing cytotoxicity, and suppressed upregulation of osteoclast-specific markers, including TRAP (Acp5), cathepsin K (Ctsk), and dendritic cell-specific transmembrane protein (Dcstamp)...
February 17, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Yun Li, Xuelin Zhang, Zhen Yang, Yanan Li, Baiyu Han, Liang An Chen
Metastasis is a common event in cancer pathology, and represents the primary cause of cancer-associated mortality. Metastasis, which is the process in which cancer cells at the primary tumor site spread to a different location in the body and form a new tumor, is regulated by multiple factors and includes a number of steps and stages. In our previous study, it was demonstrated miR-339-5p inhibits cell migration and invasion in vitro and is associated with the tumor-node-metastasis stage and the lymph node metastasis status of non-small cell lung cancer...
February 2018: Oncology Letters
Keman Xu, William Y Yang, Gayani Kanchana Nanayakkara, Ying Shao, Fan Yang, Wenhui Hu, Eric T Choi, Hong Wang, Xiaofeng Yang
We conducted an experimental database analysis to determine the expression of 61 CD4+ Th subset regulators in human and murine tissues, cells, and in T-regulatory cells (Treg) in physiological and pathological conditions. We made the following significant findings: (1) adipose tissues of diabetic patients with insulin resistance upregulated various Th effector subset regulators; (2) in skin biopsy from patients with psoriasis, and in blood cells from patients with lupus, effector Th subset regulators were more upregulated than downregulated; (3) in rosiglitazone induced failing hearts in ApoE-deficient (KO) mice, various Th subset regulators were upregulated rather than downregulated; (4) aortic endothelial cells activated by proatherogenic stimuli secrete several Th subset-promoting cytokines; (5) in Treg from follicular Th (Tfh)-transcription factor (TF) Bcl6 KO mice, various Th subset regulators were upregulated; whereas in Treg from Th2-TF GATA3 KO mice and HDAC6 KO mice, various Th subset regulators were downregulated, suggesting that Bcl6 inhibits, GATA3 and HDAC6 promote, Treg plasticity; and (6) GATA3 KO, and Bcl6 KO Treg upregulated MHC II molecules and T cell co-stimulation receptors, suggesting that GATA3 and BCL6 inhibit Treg from becoming novel APC-Treg...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
Paulina M Budzyńska, Minna K Kyläniemi, Olli Lassila, Kalle-Pekka Nera, Jukka Alinikula
Differentiation of B cells into antibody secreting cells (ASCs), plasmablasts and plasma cells, is regulated by a network of transcription factors. Within this network factors including PAX5 and BCL6 prevent ASC differentiation and maintain the B cell phenotype. In contrast, BLIMP-1 and high IRF4 expression promote plasma cell differentiation. BLIMP-1 is thought to induce immunoglobulin secretion whereas IRF4 is needed for the survival of ASCs. The role of IRF4 in the regulation of antibody secretion has remained controversial...
February 11, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Immunology
Teresa Santiago, Michael R Clay, Sariah J Allen, Brent A Orr
This corrects the article DOI: 10.1038/modpathol.2017.12.
February 2018: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
Cherif Dial, Kwame Doh, Ibou Thiam, Mariam Faye, Gisèle Woto-Gaye
INTRODUCTION: Burkitt's lymphoma (BL) is an exceptional cause of acute renal failure (ARF). The origin of the tumor clone may be lymphoid follicles secondary to renal Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection. With the presentation of this clinical case, the pathogenesis, diagnostic criteria and evolution of this extremely rare affection will be discussed. OBSERVATION: A 4-year-old patient with a recent history of acute osteomyelitis of the right thigh presented an ARF without indications of post-infectious glomerulonephritis...
February 5, 2018: Néphrologie & Thérapeutique
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