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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899802/genomic-and-transcriptional-landscape-of-p2ry8-crlf2-positive-childhood-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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C Vesely, C Frech, C Eckert, G Cario, A Mecklenbräuker, U Zur Stadt, K Nebral, F Kraler, S Fischer, A Attarbaschi, M Schuster, C Bock, H Cavé, A von Stackelberg, M Schrappe, M A Horstmann, G Mann, O A Haas, R Panzer-Grümayer
Children with P2RY8-CRLF2-positive ALL have an increased relapse risk. Their mutational and transcriptional landscape as well as the respective patterns at relapse remains largely elusive. We therefore performed an integrated analysis of whole-exome and RNA-sequencing in 41 major clone fusion-positive cases including 19 matched diagnosis/relapse pairs. We detected a variety of frequently subclonal and highly instable JAK/STAT but also RTK/Ras pathway activating mutations in 76% of cases at diagnosis and virtually all relapses...
November 30, 2016: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890933/preclinical-activity-of-cpi-0610-a-novel-small-molecule-bromodomain-and-extra-terminal-protein-inhibitor-in-the-therapy-of-multiple-myeloma
#2
K T Siu, J Ramachandran, A J Yee, H Eda, L Santo, C Panaroni, J A Mertz, R J Sims, M R Cooper, N Raje
Inhibition of the bromodomain and extra-terminal (BET) proteins is a promising therapeutic strategy for various hematologic cancers. Previous studies suggest that BET inhibitors constrain tumor cell proliferation and survival mainly through suppression of MYC transcription and activity. However, suppression of the transcription of additional genes also contributes to the anti-tumor activity of BET inhibitors but is less well understood. Here we examined the therapeutic potential of CPI-0610, a potent BET inhibitor currently undergoing Phase I clinical testing, in multiple myeloma (MM)...
November 28, 2016: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885263/targeting-high-dynamin-2-dnm2-expression-by-restoring-ikaros-function-in-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
#3
Zheng Ge, Yan Gu, Qi Han, Gang Zhao, Min Li, Jianyong Li, Baoan Chen, Tianyu Sun, Sinisa Dovat, Robert Peter Gale, Chunhua Song
Dynamin-2 (DNM2) is a GTPase essential for intracellular vesicle formation and trafficking, cytokinesis and receptor endocytosis. Mutations in DNM2 are common in early T-cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia. However, DNM2 expression in other types of ALL are not reported. We studied DNM2 mRNA level in adults with B- and T-cell ALL. We found DNM2 is more highly expressed compared with normals in both forms of ALL. High DNM2 expression is associated with some clinical and laboratory features, inferior outcomes and with leukaemia cell proliferation...
November 25, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869105/an-open-access-database-for-the-evaluation-of-heart-sound-algorithms
#4
Chengyu Liu, David Springer, Qiao Li, Benjamin Moody, Ricardo Abad Juan, Francisco J Chorro, Francisco Castells, José Millet Roig, Ikaro Silva, Alistair E W Johnson, Zeeshan Syed, Samuel E Schmidt, Chrysa D Papadaniil, Leontios Hadjileontiadis, Hosein Naseri, Ali Moukadem, Alain Dieterlen, Christian Brandt, Hong Tang, Maryam Samieinasab, Mohammad Reza Samieinasab, Reza Sameni, Roger G Mark, Gari D Clifford
In the past few decades, analysis of heart sound signals (i.e. the phonocardiogram or PCG), especially for automated heart sound segmentation and classification, has been widely studied and has been reported to have the potential value to detect pathology accurately in clinical applications. However, comparative analyses of algorithms in the literature have been hindered by the lack of high-quality, rigorously validated, and standardized open databases of heart sound recordings. This paper describes a public heart sound database, assembled for an international competition, the PhysioNet/Computing in Cardiology (CinC) Challenge 2016...
November 21, 2016: Physiological Measurement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865806/ikaros-exploiting-and-targeting-the-hematopoietic-stem-cell-niche-in-b-progenitor-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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REVIEW
Michelle L Churchman, Charles G Mullighan
Genetic alterations of IKZF1 encoding the lymphoid transcription factor IKAROS are a hallmark of high risk B-progenitor ALL such as BCR-ABL1 positive (Ph+) and Ph-like ALL, and are associated with poor outcome, even in the era of contemporary chemotherapy incorporating tyrosine kinase inhibitors in the treatment of Ph+ ALL. Recent experimental mouse modeling of B-progenitor ALL has shown that IKZF1 alterations have multiple effects, including arresting differentiating, skewing lineage of leukemia from myeloid to lymphoid, and in Ph+ leukemia, conferring resistance to TKI therapy without abrogating ABL1 inhibition...
November 16, 2016: Experimental Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849215/communication-self-assessment-by-public-prosecutors-in-a-north-eastern-brazilian-state
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Neuza Josina Sales, Daniel Francisco Neyra Castaneda, Íkaro Daniel de Carvalho Barreto, Marina Paoliello, Silvia Márcia Andrade Campanha
Purpose: To describe how public prosecutors self-assess their communication approaches and how listeners react to them; to analyze how this relates to gender, age, and work experience. Methods: Descriptive, transversal study. A questionnaire was developed and sent to 126 public prosecutors for completion. Thirty-three completed questionnaires were sent back. The independent variables were gender, age, and number of years of professional experience. The dependent variables were communication self-assessment throughout the years of work, communication parameters used, and listeners' reactions...
November 16, 2016: CoDAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826566/variations-in-mrna-and-protein-levels-of-ikaros-family-members-in-pediatric-t-cell-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
#7
Julie L Mitchell, Thomas M Yankee
BACKGROUND: Pediatric T cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (T-ALL) is a highly heterogeneous disease in which the cells share phenotypic characteristics with normal human thymocytes. The Ikaros family of transcription factors includes five members that are required for normal T cell development and are implicated in leukemogenesis. The goal of this work was to correlate the pattern of expression of Ikaros family members with the phenotype of the T-ALL cells. METHODS: We obtained twenty-four samples from pediatric T-ALL patients and used multi-parameter flow cytometry to characterize each sample, comparing the phenotype of the leukemic cells with normal human thymocytes...
October 2016: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818917/the-ikaros-family-of-zinc-finger-proteins
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REVIEW
Yingzhi Fan, Duo Lu
Ikaros represents a zinc-finger protein family important for lymphocyte development and certain other physiological processes. The number of family members is large, with alternative splicing producing various additional isoforms from each of the five homologous genes in the family. The functional forms of Ikaros proteins could be even more diverse due to protein-protein interactions readily established between family members. Emerging evidence suggests that targeting Ikaros proteins is feasible and effective in therapeutic applications, although the exact roles of Ikaros proteins remain elusive within the intricate regulatory networks in which they are involved...
November 2016: Acta Pharmaceutica Sinica. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815723/prognostic-significance-of-ikzf1-deletion-in-adult-b-cell-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-a-meta-analysis
#9
Wanhua Zhang, Pu Kuang, He Li, Fengjuan Wang, Yu Wang
The IKAROS family zinc finger 1 (IKZF1) gene is frequently altered in adults with B cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). Although many studies have indicated that IKZF1 alterations might be associated with poor outcomes in adults with ALL, the results remain controversial. A previous meta-analysis demonstrated the negative prognostic significance of IKZF1 deletion in ALL. However, most of the included studies (14 out of 15) were conducted in pediatric patients with ALL, and age was identified as a significant source of heterogeneity...
November 4, 2016: Annals of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815209/ikaros-and-its-interacting-partner-ctbp-target-the-metalloprotease-adamts10-to-modulate-pituitary-cell-function
#10
Zhongyi Shen, Sylvia L Asa, Shereen Ezzat
We have previously described the expression and up-regulation of the C-terminal Binding Protein (CtBP) in response to pituitary hypoxia. This co-repressor interacts with the hematopoietic factor Ikaros to target several components implicated in cellular growth and apoptotic pathways. To identify common transcriptional pituitary targets we performed promoter arrays using Ikaros and CtBP chromatin immunoprecipitated (ChIP) DNA from pituitary AtT20 cells. This approach yielded a finite list of gene targets common to both transcription factors...
November 1, 2016: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27791087/human-v%C3%AE-2-t-cells-are-a-major-source-of-interleukin-9
#11
Christian Peters, Robert Häsler, Daniela Wesch, Dieter Kabelitz
Vδ2Vγ9 T cells are the dominant γδ T-cell subset in human peripheral blood. Vδ2 T cells recognize pyrophosphate molecules derived from microbes or tumor cells; hence, they play a role in antimicrobial and antitumor immunity. TGF-β, together with IL-15, induces a regulatory phenotype in Vδ2 T cells, characterized by forkhead box protein P3 (FoxP3) expression and suppressive activity on CD4 T-cell activation. We performed a genome-wide transcriptome analysis and found that the same conditions (TGF-β plus IL-15) strongly enhanced the expression of additional genes in Vδ2 T cells, including IKAROS family zinc finger 4 (IKZF4; Eos), integrin subunit alpha E (ITGAE; CD103/αEβ7), and IL9 This up-regulation was associated with potent IL-9 production as revealed by flow cytometry and multiplex analysis of cell culture supernatants...
November 1, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27719640/casein-kinase-ii-ck2-as-a-therapeutic-target-for-hematological-malignancies
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Chandrika Gowda, Mansi Sachdev, Sunil Muthisami, Malika Kapadia, Lidija Petrovic-Dovat, Melanie Hartman, Yali Ding, Chunhua Song, Jonathon L Payne, Bi-Hua Tan, Sinisa Dovat
BACKGROUND: Casein kinase II (CK2) is a pro-oncogenic protein, which is emerging as a promising therapeutic target in cancer. Recent studies have revealed an important role for CK2 in tumorigenesis. High levels of CK2 are noted in many malignancies including leukemia. Use of CK2 inhibitors in various malignancies including breast, prostate, and lung cancer are being tested. Although many CK2 inhibitors exist, only a few have emerged as selective inhibitors that are potent and effective...
October 6, 2016: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27707884/ikaros-6-protects-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-cells-against-daunorubicin-induced-apoptosis-by-activating-the-akt-foxo1-pathway
#13
Juan Han, Runming Jin, Meiling Zhang, Qing Guo, Fen Zhou
Ikaros isoform 6 (Ik6) is associated with a poor prognosis for children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). Our previous study demonstrated that overexpression of Ik6 enhances proliferation and chemoresistance of leukemia cells, with a possible underlying mechanism that involves antiapoptosis. In the present study, we investigated whether Ik6 protects against apoptosis by regulating the Akt-FoxO1 pathway. Bone marrow samples from children with ALL were collected and evaluated. In Ik6(+) patients, the Akt-FoxO1 pathway was activated such that expression of phosphorylated Akt and FoxO1 was significantly increased, but that of Bim and p27 decreased...
October 5, 2016: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27706911/making-extra-teeth-lessons-from-a-trps1-mutation
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Worawan Kunotai, Panjit Ananpornruedee, Mark Lubinsky, Apitchaya Pruksametanan, Piranit Nik Kantaputra
A Thai mother and her two daughters were affected with tricho-rhino-phalangeal syndrome type I. The daughters had 15 and 18 supernumerary teeth, respectively. The mother had normal dentition. Mutation analysis of TRPS1 showed a novel heterozygous c.3809_3811delACTinsCATGTTGTG mutation in all. This mutation is predicted to cause amino acid changes in the Ikaros-like zinc finger domain near the C-terminal end of TRPS1, which is important for repressive protein function. The results of our study and the comprehensive review of the literature show that pathways of forming supernumerary teeth appear to involve APC and RUNX2, the genes responsible for familial adenomatous polyposis syndrome and cleidocranial dysplasia, respectively...
October 5, 2016: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27684961/association-of-the-ikzf1-5-utr-variant-rs1456896-with-lupus-nephritis-in-a-northern-han-chinese-population
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Y-M Zhang, X-J Zhou, F-J Cheng, Y-Y Qi, P Hou, M-H Zhao, H Zhang
OBJECTIVES: Polymorphisms of IKAROS family zinc finger 1 (IKZF1) have been found to be associated with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) by genome-wide association studies (GWAS). The aim of the current study was to investigate the association between IKZF1 functional variants and lupus nephritis (LN) in a northern Han Chinese population and analyse their relationship with clinical and pathological phenotypes in LN. METHOD: The association between IKZF1 functional variants and LN was analysed for the lead variant rs1456896 with both GWAS and expression quantitative trait loci (eQTL) top hits in 500 LN patients and 500 healthy controls...
August 16, 2016: Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27683156/prediction-and-validation-of-protein-protein-interactors-from-genome-wide-dna-binding-data-using-a-knowledge-based-machine-learning-approach
#16
Ashley J Waardenberg, Bernou Homan, Stephanie Mohamed, Richard P Harvey, Romaric Bouveret
The ability to accurately predict the DNA targets and interacting cofactors of transcriptional regulators from genome-wide data can significantly advance our understanding of gene regulatory networks. NKX2-5 is a homeodomain transcription factor that sits high in the cardiac gene regulatory network and is essential for normal heart development. We previously identified genomic targets for NKX2-5 in mouse HL-1 atrial cardiomyocytes using DNA-adenine methyltransferase identification (DamID). Here, we apply machine learning algorithms and propose a knowledge-based feature selection method for predicting NKX2-5 protein : protein interactions based on motif grammar in genome-wide DNA-binding data...
September 2016: Open Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27681508/alternative-splice-variants-modulates-dominant-negative-function-of-helios-in-t-cell-leukemia
#17
Shaorong Zhao, Wei Liu, Yinghui Li, Pengjiang Liu, Shufang Li, Daolei Dou, Yue Wang, Rongcun Yang, Rong Xiang, Feifei Liu
The molecular defects which lead to multistep incidences of human T-cell leukemia have yet to be identified. The DNA-binding protein Helios (known as IKZF2), a member of the Ikaros family of Krüppel-like zinc-finger proteins, functions pivotally in T-cell differentiation and activation. In this study, we identify three novel short Helios splice variants which are T-cell leukemic specific, and demonstrate their dominant-negative function. We then test the cellular localization of distinct Helios isoforms, as well as their capability to form heterodimer with Ikaros, and the association with complexes comprising histone deacetylase (HDAC)...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27666503/regulation-of-cellular-proliferation-in-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-by-casein-kinase-ii-ck2-and-ikaros
#18
Chandrika Gowda, Chunhua Song, Malika Kapadia, Jonathon L Payne, Tommy Hu, Yali Ding, Sinisa Dovat
The IKZF1 gene encodes the Ikaros protein, a zinc finger transcriptional factor that acts as a master regulator of hematopoiesis and a tumor suppressor in leukemia. Impaired activity of Ikaros is associated with the development of high-risk acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) with a poor prognosis. The molecular mechanisms that regulate Ikaros' function as a tumor suppressor and regulator of cellular proliferation are not well understood. We demonstrated that Ikaros is a substrate for Casein Kinase II (CK2), an oncogenic kinase that is overexpressed in ALL...
September 18, 2016: Advances in Biological Regulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27664237/superenhancer-reprogramming-drives-a-b-cell-epithelial-transition-and-high-risk-leukemia
#19
Yeguang Hu, Zhihong Zhang, Mariko Kashiwagi, Toshimi Yoshida, Ila Joshi, Nilamani Jena, Rajesh Somasundaram, Akinola Olumide Emmanuel, Mikael Sigvardsson, Julien Fitamant, Nabeel El-Bardeesy, Fotini Gounari, Richard A Van Etten, Katia Georgopoulos
IKAROS is required for the differentiation of highly proliferative pre-B-cell precursors, and loss of IKAROS function indicates poor prognosis in precursor B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (B-ALL). Here we show that IKAROS regulates this developmental stage by positive and negative regulation of superenhancers with distinct lineage affiliations. IKAROS defines superenhancers at pre-B-cell differentiation genes together with B-cell master regulators such as PAX5, EBF1, and IRF4 but is required for a highly permissive chromatin environment, a function that cannot be compensated for by the other transcription factors...
September 1, 2016: Genes & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27637333/identification-of-novel-nuclear-factor-of-activated-t-cell-nfat-associated-proteins-in-t-cells
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Christian H Gabriel, Fridolin Gross, Martin Karl, Heike Stephanowitz, Anna Floriane Hennig, Melanie Weber, Stefanie Gryzik, Ivo Bachmann, Katharina Hecklau, Jürgen Wienands, Johannes Schuchhardt, Hanspeter Herzel, Andreas Radbruch, Eberhard Krause, Ria Baumgrass
Transcription factors of the nuclear factor of activated T cell (NFAT) family are essential for antigen-specific T cell activation and differentiation. Their cooperative DNA binding with other transcription factors, such as AP1 proteins (FOS, JUN, and JUNB), FOXP3, IRFs, and EGR1, dictates the gene regulatory action of NFATs. To identify as yet unknown interaction partners of NFAT, we purified biotin-tagged NFATc1/αA, NFATc1/βC, and NFATc2/C protein complexes and analyzed their components by stable isotope labeling by amino acids in cell culture-based mass spectrometry...
November 11, 2016: Journal of Biological Chemistry
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