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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628241/aberrant-expression-of-cd10-and-bcl6-in-mantle-cell-lymphoma
#1
Marco Pizzi, Claudio Agostinelli, Simona Righi, Anna Gazzola, Claudia Mannu, Francesca Galuppini, Matteo Fassan, Andrea Visentin, Francesco Piazza, Gianpietro C Semenzato, Massimo Rugge, Elena Sabattini
AIMS: Mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) is characterized by distinctive histologic and molecular features. Aberrant expression of BCL6 and CD10 has occasionally been reported, but the biological features of such cases are largely unknown. This study aimed to define the epidemiologic, histologic and cytogenetic characteristics of BCL6 and CD10-positive MCLs, also investigating possible biological features. METHODS AND RESULTS: 165 cases of cyclin D1 and t(11;14)(q13;q34) positive MCLs were studied for CD10 and BCL6 immunohistochemical expression which was documented in 26/165 (15...
June 19, 2017: Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614202/further-exploration-of-the-complexities-of-large-b-cell-lymphomas-with-myc-abnormalities-and-the-importance-of-a-blastoid-morphology
#2
Erika M Moore, Nidhi Aggarwal, Urvashi Surti, Steven H Swerdlow
The 2016 World Health Organization classification recognized "high-grade B-cell lymphoma with MYC and BCL2 and/or BCL6 rearrangements" (double/triple-hit lymphoma [DTHL]) and "high-grade B-cell lymphoma, not otherwise specified," which includes non-DTHL with a "blastoid" or "intermediate" cytology. Although extensively studied, many questions remain, including which cases belong in these categories, which factors mitigate their adverse prognosis, and when to perform fluorescence in situ hybridization studies...
June 13, 2017: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610450/novel-tumor-markers-provide-improved-prediction-of-survival-after-diagnosis-of-human-immunodeficiency-virus-hiv-related-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma
#3
Chun Chao, Michael J Silverberg, Lie-Hong Chen, Lanfang Xu, Otoniel Martínez-Maza, Donald I Abrams, Hongbin D Zha, Reina Haque, Jonathan Said
Existing prognostic tools for HIV + diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) fail to accurately predict patient outcomes. To develop a novel prognostic algorithm incorporating molecular tumor characteristics and HIV disease factors, we included 80 patients with HIV-related DLBCL diagnosed between 1996 and 2007. Immunohistochemistry staining was used to analyze the expression of 26 tumor markers. Clinical data were collected from medical records. Logistic regression and bootstrapping were used to select and assess stability of the prognostic model, respectively...
June 13, 2017: Leukemia & Lymphoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604718/the-transcription-factor-runx3-guards-cytotoxic-cd8-effector-t-cells-against-deviation-towards-follicular-helper-t-cell-lineage
#4
Qiang Shan, Zhouhao Zeng, Shaojun Xing, Fengyin Li, Stacey M Hartwig, Jodi A Gullicksrud, Samarchith P Kurup, Natalija Van Braeckel-Budimir, Yao Su, Matthew D Martin, Steven M Varga, Ichiro Taniuchi, John T Harty, Weiqun Peng, Vladimir P Badovinac, Hai-Hui Xue
Activated CD8(+) T cells differentiate into cytotoxic effector (TEFF) cells that eliminate target cells. How TEFF cell identity is established and maintained is not fully understood. We found that Runx3 deficiency limited clonal expansion and impaired upregulation of cytotoxic molecules in TEFF cells. Runx3-deficient CD8(+) TEFF cells aberrantly upregulated genes characteristic of follicular helper T (TFH) cell lineage, including Bcl6, Tcf7 and Cxcr5. Mechanistically, the Runx3-CBFβ transcription factor complex deployed H3K27me3 to Bcl6 and Tcf7 genes to suppress the TFH program...
June 12, 2017: Nature Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600336/diagnosis-and-classification-of-hematologic-malignancies-on-the-basis-of-genetics
#5
Justin Taylor, Wenbin Xiao, Omar Abdel-Wahab
Genomic analysis has greatly influenced the diagnosis and clinical management of patients affected by diverse forms of hematologic malignancies. Here we review how genetic alterations define subclasses of patients with acute leukemias, myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs), non-Hodgkin lymphomas and classical Hodgkin lymphoma. These include new subtypes of acute myeloid leukemia defined by mutations in RUNX1 or BCR-ABL1 translocations as well as a constellation of somatic structural DNA alterations in acute lymphoblastic leukemia...
June 9, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594133/diagnostic-value-of-stmn1-lmo2-hgal-aid-expression-and-1p36-chromosomal-abnormalities-in-primary-cutaneous-b-cell-lymphomas
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Evelyne Verdanet, Olivier Dereure, Céline René, Ariane Tempier, Assia Benammar-Hafidi, Mathieu Gallo, Eric Frouin, Luc Durand, Isabelle Gazagne, Valérie Costes-Martineau, Valère Cacheux, Vanessa Szablewski
INTRODUCTION: distinction between primary cutaneous follicular lymphoma (PCFL) and primary cutaneous marginal zone lymphoma (PCMZL) is challenging as clear-cut immunophenotypic and cytogenetic criteria to segregate both entities are lacking. MATERIALS AND METHODS: to better characterize PCFL and PCMZL and to define criteria helpful for the differential diagnosis, we compared expression of immunohistochemical markers (LMO2, HGAL, STMN1, AID, MNDA) and the presence of cytogenetic abnormalities previously described in nodal follicular lymphoma (BCL2 and BCL6 breaks, 1p36 chromosomal region deletion (del 1p36)) in a series of 48 cutaneous follicular and marginal zone lymphomas (CFL and CMZL)...
June 8, 2017: Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589362/determining-the-origin-of-human-germinal-center-b-cell-derived-malignancies
#7
Marc Seifert, Ralf Küppers
Most human B cell lymphomas originate from germinal center (GC) B cells. This is partly caused by the high proliferative activity of GC B cells and the remodeling processes acting at the immunoglobulin (Ig) loci of these cells, i.e., somatic hypermutation and class-switching. Mistargeting of these processes can cause chromosomal translocations, and the hypermutation machinery may also target non-Ig genes. As somatic hypermutation is exclusively active in GC B cells, the presence of somatic mutations in rearranged IgV genes is a standard criterium for a GC or post-GC B cell origin of lymphomas...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589317/bcl6-gene-silencing-facilitates-pma-induced-megakaryocyte-differentiation-in-k562-cells
#8
Sedigheh Eskandari, Razieh Yazdanparast
Targeted therapy via imatinib appears to be a promising approach for chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) therapy. However, refractory and resistance to imatinib therapy has encouraged many investigators to get involved in development of new therapeutic agents such as Phorbol 12-myrestrat 13-acetate (PMA) for patients with CML. In that line, we attempted to investigate the chemosensitizing effect of PMA on the imatinib-resistant cells. Based on our western blot analyses, resistant K562 cells (K562R) showed high levels of FoxO3a and Bcl6 expressions which were not modulated by imatinib treatment...
June 6, 2017: Journal of Cell Communication and Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586108/bcl6-promotes-follicular-helper-t-cell-differentiation-and-pd-1-expression-in-a-blimp1-independent-manner-in-mice
#9
Markus M Xie, Byung-Hee Koh, Kristin Hollister, Hao Wu, Jie Sun, Mark H Kaplan, Alexander L Dent
The transcription factors Bcl6 and Blimp1 have opposing roles in the development of the follicular helper T (TFH ) cells: Bcl6 promotes and Blimp1 inhibits TFH -cell differentiation. Similarly, Bcl6 activates, while Blimp1 represses, expression of the TFH -cell marker PD-1. However, Bcl6 and Blimp1 repress each other's expression, complicating the interpretation of the regulatory network. Here we sought to clarify the extent to which Bcl6 and Blimp1 independently control TFH -cell differentiation by generating mice with T-cell specific deletion of both Bcl6 and Blimp1 (double conditional KO [dcKO] mice)...
June 6, 2017: European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579851/transformation-of-follicular-lymphoma-to-a-high-grade-b-cell-lymphoma-with-myc-and-bcl2-translocations-and-overlapping-features-of-burkitt-lymphoma-and-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#10
Alina M Bischin, Russell Dorer, David M Aboulafia
Most commonly, histologic transformation (HT) from follicular lymphoma (FL) manifests as a diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, not otherwise specified (DLBCL, NOS). Less frequently, HT may result in a high-grade B-cell lymphoma (HGBL) with MYC and B-cell lymphoma protein 2 (BCL2) and/or BCL6 gene rearrangements, also known as "double-hit" or "triple-hit" lymphomas. In the 2016 revision of the World Health Organization (WHO) classification of lymphoid neoplasms, the category B-cell lymphoma, unclassifiable was eliminated due to its vague criteria and limiting diagnostic benefit...
2017: Clinical Medicine Insights. Blood Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550121/bcl6-represses-antiviral-resistance-in-follicular-t-helper-cells
#11
Tohti Amet, Young Min Son, Li Jiang, In Su Cheon, Su Huang, Samir K Gupta, Alexander L Dent, Luis J Montaner, Qigui Yu, Jie Sun
Follicular Th (Tfh) cells are a distinct subset of Th cells that help B cells produce class-switched antibodies. Studies have demonstrated that Tfh cells are highly prone to HIV infection and replication. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying this phenomenon are largely unclear. Here, we show that murine and human Tfh cells have diminished constitutive expression of IFN-stimulated genes (ISGs) inclusive of antiviral resistance factor MX dynamin-like GTPase 2 (MX2) and IFN-induced transmembrane 3 (IFITM3) compared with non-Tfh cells...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544233/bcl6-overexpression-alters-gene-expression-profile-in-a-myeloma-cell-line-and-is-associated-with-decreased-dna-damage-response
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Kenichi Tahara, Makiko Takizawa, Arito Yamane, Yohei Osaki, Takuma Ishizaki, Takeki Mitsui, Akihiko Yokohama, Takayuki Saitoh, Norifumi Tsukamoto, Morio Matsumoto, Hirokazu Murakami, Yoshihisa Nojima, Hiroshi Handa
BCL6 attenuates DNA damage response (DDR) through gene repression and facilitates tolerance to genomic instability during immunoglobulin affinity maturation in germinal center (GC) B cells. Although BCL6 expression is repressed through normal differentiation of GC B cells into plasma cells, a recent study showed the ectopic expression of BCL6 in primary multiple myeloma (MM) cells. However, the functional roles of BCL6 in MM cells are largely unknown. Here, we report that overexpression of BCL6 in a MM cell line, KMS12PE, induced transcriptional repression of ataxia telangiectasia mutated (ATM), a DDR signaling kinase, which was associated with a reduction in γH2AX formation after DNA damage...
May 23, 2017: Cancer Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525305/clinical-impact-of-the-cell-of-origin-classification-and-the-myc-bcl2-dual-expresser-status-in-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma-treated-within-prospective-clinical-trials-of-the-german-high-grade-non-hodgkin-s-lymphoma-study-group
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Annette M Staiger, Marita Ziepert, Heike Horn, David W Scott, Thomas F E Barth, Heinz-Wolfram Bernd, Alfred C Feller, Wolfram Klapper, Monika Szczepanowski, Michael Hummel, Harald Stein, Dido Lenze, Martin-Leo Hansmann, Sylvia Hartmann, Peter Möller, Sergio Cogliatti, Georg Lenz, Lorenz Trümper, Markus Löffler, Norbert Schmitz, Michael Pfreundschuh, Andreas Rosenwald, German Ott
Purpose To explore the prognostic impact and interdependence of the cell-of-origin (COO) classification, dual expression (DE) of MYC and BCL2 proteins, and MYC, BCL2, and BCL6 translocations in two prospectively randomized clinical trials of patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL). Patients and Methods Overall, 452 formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded samples from two prospective, randomized DLBCL trials (RICOVER-60, prospective, randomized study for patients > 60 years, all IPI groups; and R-MegaCHOEP, prospective, randomized study for patients ≤ 60 years with age-adjusted IPI 2,3) of the German High-Grade Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Study Group were analyzed with the Lymph2Cx assay for COO classification, with immunohistochemistry for MYC and BCL2, and with fluorescent in situ hybridization for MYC, BCL2, and BCL6 rearrangements...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511943/relationship-between-soluble-cd25-and-gene-expression-in-healthy-individuals-and-patients-with-multiple-sclerosis
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Sophie Buhelt, Rikke Lenhard Ratzer, Jeppe Romme Christensen, Lars Börnsen, Finn Sellebjerg, Helle Bach Søndergaard
Genome wide association studies and fine mapping has established a firm link between the IL2RA gene, encoding the interleukin-2 receptor α-chain CD25, and susceptibility to multiple sclerosis (MS). We hypothesized that gene expression in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) from healthy controls (HCs) and MS patients are associated with IL2RA SNP rs2104286 and that gene expression levels correlate with soluble CD25 (sCD25) concentrations - that are affected by rs2104286. We used the Affymetrix Human Gene ST 1...
May 13, 2017: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504205/comparison-of-clinicopathologic-characteristics-of-gastric-follicular-lymphomas-and-duodenal-follicular-lymphomas
#15
Akiko Miyagi Maeshima, Hirokazu Taniguchi, Tomotaka Suzuki, Sayako Yuda, Kosuke Toyoda, Nobuhiko Yamauchi, Shinichi Makita, Suguru Fukuhara, Wataru Munakata, Dai Maruyama, Yukio Kobayashi, Yutaka Saito, Kensei Tobinai
We compared the incidence, esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) findings, and histopathologic characteristics of gastric and duodenal follicular lymphomas (FL). Of 626 FL cases, primary gastric FL and secondary gastric involvement of FL were observed in 1% and 5% of the cases, respectively, which were lower incidences than duodenal FL (10% and 9%, respectively). Gastric FL usually appeared as submucosal tumors (primary, 71%: secondary, 79%), whereas duodenal FL as granular lesions (primary, 92%: secondary, 87%)...
May 10, 2017: Human Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498098/germinal-center-b-cell-development-has-distinctly-regulated-stages-completed-by-disengagement-from-t-cell-help
#16
Ting-Ting Zhang, David G Gonzalez, Christine M Cote, Steven M Kerfoot, Shaoli Deng, Yuqing Cheng, Masaki Magari, Ann M Haberman
To reconcile conflicting reports on the role of CD40 signaling in germinal center (GC) formation, we examined the earliest stages of murine GC B cell differentiation. Peri-follicular GC precursors first expressed intermediate levels of BCL6 while co-expressing the transcription factors RelB and IRF4, the latter known to repress Bcl6 transcription. Transition of GC precursors to the BCL6(hi) follicular state was associated with cell division, although the number of required cell divisions was immunogen dose dependent...
May 12, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496444/the-transcription-factor-c-maf-promotes-the-differentiation-of-follicular-helper-t-cells
#17
Fabienne Andris, Sébastien Denanglaire, Maelle Anciaux, Mélanie Hercor, Hind Hussein, Oberdan Leo
Follicular helper T cells (Tfh) have been identified as the primary cell subpopulation regulating B cell responses in germinal centers, thus supporting high-affinity antibody production. Among the transcription factors orchestrating Tfh cell differentiation and function, the role played by the proto-oncogene c-Maf remains poorly characterized. We report herein that selective loss of c-Maf expression in the T cell compartment results in defective development of Tfh cells in response to both antigen/adjuvant vaccinations and commensal intestinal bacteria...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487787/ebv-negative-monomorphic-b-cell-posttransplant-lymphoproliferative-disorder-with-marked-morphologic-pleomorphism-and-pathogenic-mutations-in-asxl1-bcor-cdkn2a-nf1-and-tp53
#18
Agata M Bogusz
Posttransplant lymphoproliferative disorders (PTLDs) are a diverse group of lymphoid or plasmacytic proliferations frequently driven by Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). EBV-negative PTLDs appear to represent a distinct entity. This report describes an unusual case of a 33-year-old woman that developed a monomorphic EBV-negative PTLD consistent with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) 13 years after heart-lung transplant. Histological examination revealed marked pleomorphism of the malignant cells including nodular areas reminiscent of classical Hodgkin lymphoma (cHL) with abundant large, bizarre Hodgkin-like cells...
2017: Case Reports in Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487311/egr2-and-3-control-adaptive-immune-responses-by-temporally-uncoupling-expansion-from-t-cell-differentiation
#19
Tizong Miao, Alistair L J Symonds, Randeep Singh, Janine D Symonds, Ane Ogbe, Becky Omodho, Bo Zhu, Suling Li, Ping Wang
Egr2 and 3 are important for maintaining immune homeostasis. Here we define a fundamental function of Egr2 and 3 operating as a checkpoint that controls the transition between clonal expansion and differentiation of effector T cells. Egr2 and 3 deficiency resulted in defective clonal expansion but hyperactivation and excessive differentiation of T cells in response to viral infection. Conversely, sustained Egr2 expression enhanced expansion but severely impaired effector differentiation. Egr2 bound to and controlled the expression of genes regulating proliferation (Myc and Myb) and differentiation repressors (Bcl6, Id3), while repressing transcription factors required for effector function (Zeb2, RORa, RORc, and Bhlhe40)...
June 5, 2017: Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485934/discovery-of-pyrazolo-1-5-a-pyrimidine-b-cell-lymphoma-6-bcl6-binders-and-optimization-to-high-affinity-macrocyclic-inhibitors
#20
William McCoull, Roman D Abrams, Erica Anderson, Kevin Blades, Peter Barton, Matthew Box, Jonathan Burgess, Kate Byth, Qing Cao, Claudio Chuaqui, Rodrigo J Carbajo, Tony Cheung, Erin Code, Andrew D Ferguson, Shaun Fillery, Nathan O Fuller, Eric Gangl, Ning Gao, Matthew Grist, David Hargreaves, Martin R Howard, Jun Hu, Paul D Kemmitt, Jennifer E Nelson, Nichole O'Connell, D Bryan Prince, Piotr Raubo, Philip B Rawlins, Graeme R Robb, Junjie Shi, Michael J Waring, David Whittaker, Marta Wylot, Xiahui Zhu
Inhibition of the protein-protein interaction between B-cell lymphoma 6 (BCL6) and corepressors has been implicated as a therapeutic target in diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) cancers and profiling of potent and selective BCL6 inhibitors are critical to test this hypothesis. We identified a pyrazolo[1,5-a]pyrimidine series of BCL6 binders from a fragment screen in parallel with a virtual screen. Using structure-based drug design, binding affinity was increased 100000-fold. This involved displacing crystallographic water, forming new ligand-protein interactions and a macrocyclization to favor the bioactive conformation of the ligands...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
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