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Elizabeth E Hjort, Weiqi Huang, Liping Hu, Elizabeth A Eklund
Icsbp/Irf8 is an interferon regulatory transcription factor that functions as a suppressor of myeloid leukemias. Consistent with this activity, Icsbp represses a set of genes encoding proteins that promote cell proliferation/survival. One such gene encodes Gas2, a calpain inhibitor. We previously found that increased Gas2-expression in Bcr-abl+ cells stabilized βcatenin; a Calpain substrate. This was of interest, because βcatenin contributes to disease progression in chronic myeloid leukemia (CML). Calpain has additional substrates implicated in leukemogenesis, including Stat5...
October 19, 2016: Oncotarget
Yali Chen, Qianxiang Zhou, Lei Zhang, Ran Wang, Meihua Jin, Yuling Qiu, Dexin Kong
Increasing resistance of imatinib, a BCR-ABL tyrosine kinase inhibitor, hinders its use in the therapy of chronic myeloid leukemia (CML). The PI3K pathway is known to be closely involved in BCR-ABL transformation and the tumorigenesis of CML, suggesting that PI3K may be a potential target for CML therapy. Idelalisib, a specific inhibitor of PI3K p110δ, has been approved for the treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). However, the antileukemia effect of idelalisib on CML remains unknown. In the present study, the antileukemia activity of idelalisib alone or in combination with imatinib was investigated by use of K562 cells...
October 17, 2016: Oncology Reports
S Rajashree Nandagopalan, Nivedita Kuila, Sutapa Biswas, Naresh Chandra Pattnayak, Gyanashyam Biswas, Soumen Chakraborty
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES: Chronic myeloid leukaemia is (CML) characterized by the presence of a hallmark chromosomal translocation, the Philadelphia chromosome. Although there are many reports available regarding the different variants of BCR-ABL in CML, we studied the co-expression of e13a2 and e14a2 transcripts and a few polymorphisms in CML patients. METHODS: Molecular genetics approach was adapted to screen for polymorphisms, mutation and translocation in BCR, ABL kinase domain and BCR-ABL breakpoint region in 73 CML patients...
May 2016: Indian Journal of Medical Research
Zofia Litwińska, Bogusław Machaliński
Chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) is a myeloproliferative disorder associated with clonal expansion of cancerous bone marrow stem cells. Tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) targeting Bcr-Abl oncoprotein are the first-line therapy for most CML patients, however, some are unresponsive to it or develop resistance. Recently, microRNAs (miRNAs) have been implicated in the progression of CML and the development of TKI resistance based on their important regulatory function in cell homeostasis. MicroRNAs are small noncoding RNAs that post-transcriptionally regulate gene expression...
October 13, 2016: Leukemia & Lymphoma
Naoto Takahashi
BCR-ABL tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) has dramatically improved the prognosis of CML patients. Now, one of the most important factors with a marked effect on prognosis in CML patients is having a comorbidity. Recently, cardiovascular events (CVE) have been reported in some clinical trials as a late toxicity of TKI, which might be associated with off-target of TKI, ABL/ARG, PDGFR and VEGFR. Because TKI-associated CVE is one of the potentially lethal adverse events associated with TKI administration, hematologists must practice the "ABCDE steps" for CML patients treated with second generation TKI in collaboration with cardiologists...
2016: [Rinshō Ketsueki] the Japanese Journal of Clinical Hematology
Katsuto Takenaka
Myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) are chronic hematopoietic stem cell disorders, including polycythemia vera, essential thrombocytosis, and primary myelofibrosis. The JAK2V617F mutation was identified in 2005, followed by the discovery of the JAK2 exon12, MPNW515 mutation, and CALR mutation. About 90% of patients with BCR/ABL negative MPNs have been shown to have one of these driver mutations. In addition, mutations in epigenetic regulators and RNA splicing genes were found to co-exist with driver mutations and to play critical roles in the disease progression of MPNs...
2016: [Rinshō Ketsueki] the Japanese Journal of Clinical Hematology
Yunqing Ma, Jiayuan Zhang, Weijie Yin, Zhenchao Zhang, Yan Song, Xing Chang
A large number of genetic variants have been associated with human diseases. However, the lack of a genetic diversification approach has impeded our ability to interrogate functions of genetic variants in mammalian cells. Current screening methods can only be used to disrupt a gene or alter its expression. Here we report the fusion of activation-induced cytidine deaminase (AID) with nuclease-inactive clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR)-associated protein 9 (dCas9) for efficient genetic diversification, which enabled high-throughput screening of functional variants...
October 10, 2016: Nature Methods
Khadega A Abuelgasim, Saeed Alshieban, Nada A Almubayi, Ayman Alhejazi, Abdulrahman R Jazieh
We describe the case of a young man with therapy-naive chronic myeloid leukemia who did not initially have any peripheral blood or bone marrow excess blasts but presented with extramedullary myeloid blast crises involving the central nervous system and multiple lymph nodes. Conventional cytogenetic tests were positive for t(9;22)(q34:q11) as well as for trisomy 8, 14 and 21 and del(16q). The patient's peripheral blood and bone marrow were positive for the BCR-ABL oncogene when analyzed by fluorescence in situ hybridization and polymerase chain reaction...
May 2016: Case Reports in Oncology
Pranav Gupta, Rishil J Kathawala, Liuya Wei, Fang Wang, XiaoKun Wang, Brian J Druker, Li-Wu Fu, Zhe-Sheng Chen
Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML) is largely caused by the Philadelphia (Ph) chromosome carrying the Break point Cluster Region-Abelson (BCR-ABL) oncogene. Imatinib is a BCR-ABL-targeted therapy and considered the standard of care in CML management. Resistance to imatinib therapy often develops because of mutations in the BCR-ABL kinase domain. In this study, we evaluated PBA2, a novel BCR-ABL inhibitor, for its anti-cancer activity against BCR-ABL expressing BaF3 cells. PBA2 shows potent activity against wild-type and T315I mutated BaF3 cells as compared with imatinib...
October 5, 2016: Cancer Letters
C Q Zhong, N He, M Q Hua, X D Wei, D X Ma, C Y Ji
Objective: To set internal quality control system of BCR-ABL (P210) transcript levels for real-time quantitative PCR (RQ-PCR). Methods: Using K562 cells and HL-60 cells, we prepared high- and low-level BCR-ABL internal quality control substance. The BCR-ABL (P210) transcript levels of internal quality control substance have been determined for 184 times together with clinical samples from August 2013 to October 2015. The slope rate, intercept and correlation coefficient of standard curve were calculated according to different reagent lots (lots number 20130303, 20131212, 20140411 and 20150327 are called R1、R2、R3 and R4 for short respectively), and the detection results of quality control substance were calculated according to different reagent lots and quality control substance lots (lots number 20130725, 20140611 are called Q1、Q2 for short respectively)...
September 14, 2016: Zhonghua Xue Ye Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Xueyexue Zazhi
Silvina Laura Lompardía, Mariángeles Díaz, Daniela Laura Papademetrio, Matías Pibuel, Élida Álvarez, Silvia Elvira Hajos
Chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) is a myeloproliferative syndrome characterized by the presence of the Philadelphia chromosome which encodes a constitutively activated tyrosine kinase (BCR-ABL). The first line treatment for CML consists on BCR-ABL inhibitors such as Imatinib. Nevertheless, such treatment may lead to the selection of resistant cells. Therefore, it is of great value to find molecules that enhance the anti-proliferative effect of first-line drugs. Hyaluronan is the main glycosaminglican of the extracellular matrix which is involved in tumor progression and multidrug resistance...
October 8, 2016: Investigational New Drugs
Fengfeng Wang, Fei Meng, Lili Wang
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are post-transcriptional regulators that regulate gene expression by binding to the 3' untranslated region of target mRNAs. Mature miRNAs transcribed from the miR-17-92 cluster have an oncogenic activity, which are overexpressed in chronic-phase chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) patients compared with normal individuals. Besides, the tyrosine kinase activity of BCR-ABL oncoprotein from the Philadelphia chromosome in CML can affect this miRNA cluster. Genes with similar mRNA expression profiles are likely to be regulated by the same regulators...
2016: Frontiers in Genetics
Angela Proctor, Imola G Zigoneanu, Qunzhao Wang, Christopher E Sims, David S Lawrence, Nancy L Allbritton
A peptidase-resistant ABL kinase substrate was developed by identifying protease-susceptible bonds on an ABL substrate peptide and replacing flanking amino acids with non-native amino acids. After an iterative design process, the lead, or designed, peptide X-A possesses a six-fold longer life in a cytosolic lysate than that of the starting peptide. The catalytic efficiency (kcat/KM) of purified ABL kinase for the lead peptide (125 s(-1) μM(-1)) is similar to that of the starting peptide (103 s(-1) μM(-1)) demonstrating preservation of the peptide's ability to serve as a kinase substrate...
October 17, 2016: Analyst
Xia Zhang, Riming Liu, Baohua Huang, Xiaolu Zhang, Weijuan Yu, Cuixia Bao, Jie Li, Chengming Sun
Programmed cell death 4 (PDCD4) is a tumor suppressor that inhibits carcinogenesis, tumor progression and invasion by preventing gene transcription and translation. Downregulation of PDCD4 expression has been identified in multiple types of human cancer, however, to date, the function of PDCD4 in leukemia has not been investigated. In the present study, PDCD4 mRNA and protein expression was investigated in 50 patients exhibiting various phases of chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) and 20 healthy individuals by reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction and western blot analysis...
October 2016: Oncology Letters
Wang Chun-Guang, Zhong Liang, Liu Yong-L, Shi Xue-Jun, Shi Long-Qin, Zeng Li, Liu Bei-Zhong
The BCR-ABL kinase inhibitor, imatinib mesylate, is the front-line treatment for chronic myeloid leukemia, but the emergence of imatinib resistance has led to the search for alternative drug treatments. There is a pressing need, therefore, to develop and test novel drugs. Natural products including plants, microorganisms, and halobios provide rich resources for discovery of anticancer drugs. In this article, we demonstrate that emodin inhibited the growth of K562 cells harboring BCR-ABL in vitro and in vivo, and induced abundant apoptosis, which was correlated with the inhibition of PETN/PI3K/Akt level and deletion of BCR-ABL...
October 3, 2016: Integrative Cancer Therapies
F Rocchetti, C Tran Quang, A L Maragno, J Nguyen, C Lasgi, J Ghysdael
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October 21, 2016: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
Karen Y P S Avelino, Isaac A M Frias, Norma Lucena-Silva, Renan G Gomes, Celso P de Melo, Maria D L Oliveira, César A S Andrade
In the last ten years, conjugated polymers started to be used in the immobilization of nucleic acids via non-covalent interactions. In the present study, we describe the construction and use of an electrochemical DNA biosensor based on a nanostructured polyaniline-gold composite, specifically developed for the detection of the BCR/ABL chimeric oncogene. This chromosome translocation is used as a biomarker to confirm the clinical diagnosis of both chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) and acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL)...
September 22, 2016: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
Shinichiro Kawamoto, Katsuya Yamamoto, Masanori Toyoda, Kimikazu Yakushijin, Hiroshi Matsuoka, Hironobu Minami
Constitutional translocations that coincide with t(9;22)(q34;q11.2) may lead to unnecessary treatments in chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) patients, as, under the standard criteria, a diagnosis of CML with additional chromosomal abnormalities indicates an accelerated phase (AP). In the present report, a 47-year-old male had pain in the right foot due to gout. Peripheral blood examination showed leukocytosis with left shift. Bone marrow aspiration revealed myeloid hyperplasia with megakaryocytosis. RT-PCR revealed the major BCR-ABL fusion transcript, and CML in the chronic phase was diagnosed, followed by nilotinib treatment...
September 29, 2016: International Journal of Hematology
Juli-Anne Gardner, Jason D Peterson, Scott A Turner, Barbara L Soares, Courtney R Lancor, Luciana L Dos Santos, Prabhjot Kaur, Deborah L Ornstein, Gregory J Tsongalis, Francine B de Abreu
OBJECTIVES: To describe three methods used to screen for frameshift mutations in exon 9 of the CALR gene. METHODS: Genomic DNA from 47 patients was extracted from peripheral blood and bone marrow using the EZ1 DNA Blood Kit (Qiagen, Valencia, CA) and quantified by the Quant-iT PicoGreen dsDNA Assay Kit (Invitrogen, San Diego, CA). After clinical history, cytogenetics, and molecular tests, patients were diagnosed with either clonal or nonclonal hematologic diseases...
October 2016: American Journal of Clinical Pathology
S V Andreieva, K V Korets, O A Kyselova, O E Ruzhinska, I M Serbin
AIM: Genetic inborn along with acquired diseases arise due to the lesions in genome of multipotent hematopoietic stem cells. The aim was to study an influence of constitutional anomaly, Klinefelter syndrome, and additional structural rearrangements on the BCR-ABL tyrosine kinase inhibitor targeted therapy efficacy. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We describe a 32-year-old male patient with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) who was detected to have sex chromosomal abnormality during evaluation for Philadelphia chromosome...
September 2016: Experimental Oncology
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