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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154209/external-signals-regulate-germinal-center-fate-determining-transcription-factors-in-the-a20-lymphoma-cell-line
#1
Juan Feng, Xin Liu, Xingya Ni, Hai Qi
Due to the apoptosis-prone nature of primary germinal center B (GCB) cells, it remains a huge challenge to dissect signals that guide their differentiation towards memory B cells and plasma cells in vitro. Here we show that the murine lymphoma cell line A20 resembles primary GCB cells in expression of GC-specific surface markers and the master transcription factor BCL6 and may serve as a useful system to model certain GCB cell behaviors in vitro. Using these cells, we found that both CD40 and B cell receptor (BCR) signaling are able to drive BCL6 downregulation, which is a prerequisite of post-GC B-cell differentiation...
November 16, 2017: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134420/co-localization-and-interaction-of-pax5-with-iba1-in-brain-of-mice
#2
Shashank Kumar Maurya, Rajnikant Mishra
The Pax5, a B-cell-Specific Activator Protein (BSAP) and redox-sensitive transcription factor, is expressed in the immune-privileged brain, B-lymphocytes, lymph nodes and spleen. PAX5-mediated immune pathway has also been described in the progression of Glioblastoma multiforme. However, the status of Pax5 and its role in brain immunity are not yet elucidated. In silico analysis of Pax5 interacting proteins predicts its interaction with proteins of cell proliferation, differentiation of hematopoietic cells, neurogenesis and several cell signalling pathways...
November 13, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112015/pd-l1-and-pd-l2-are-differentially-expressed-by-macrophages-or-tumor-cells-in-primary-cutaneous-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma-leg-type
#3
Sarah Menguy, Martina Prochazkova-Carlotti, Marie Beylot-Barry, Fréderic Saltel, Béatrice Vergier, Jean-Philippe Merlio, Anne Pham-Ledard
As checkpoint molecules' inhibition may represent a therapeutic option in relapsing cases, we assessed programmed death ligands' (PD-L1/PD-L2) expression in a series of 29 primary cutaneous diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, leg-type (PCDLBCL-LT) cases. Double immunostaining for either PD-L1 or PD-L2 was associated either with PAX5 staining to evaluate tumor cells or with CD68 or CD163 staining for macrophages. The microenvironment of PCDLBCL-LT was characterized by immunostainings for CD3 (tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes), FOXP3 (regulatory T cells), programmed cell death-1, and CD33 (myeloid-derived suppressor cells)...
November 3, 2017: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109877/pax5-negative-classical-hodgkin-lymphoma-a-case-report-of-a-rare-entity-and-review-of-the-literature
#4
Elham Vali Betts, Denis M Dwyre, Huan-You Wang, Hooman H Rashidi
Classical Hodgkin lymphoma (CHL) is recognized as a B-cell neoplasm arising from germinal center or postgerminal center B-cells. The hallmark of CHL is the presence of CD30 (+) Hodgkin and Reed-Sternberg (HRS) cells with dim expression of PAX5. Nearly all of the HRS cells are positive for PAX5. However, a small minority of HRS cells may lack PAX5 expression, which can cause a diagnostic dilemma. Herein we describe two cases of PAX5-negative CHL and review of the English literature on this very rare entity. It is crucial to be aware of this phenomenon, which in some cases may lead to misdiagnosis and may ultimately adversely affect patient's management...
2017: Case Reports in Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099287/pax5-gene-as-a-novel-methylation-marker-that-predicts-both-clinical-outcome-and-cisplatin-sensitivity-in-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#5
Keisuke Kurimoto, Masamichi Hayashi, Rafael Guerrero-Preston, Masahiko Koike, Mitsuro Kanda, Sho Hirabayashi, Hiroshi Tanabe, Nao Takano, Naoki Iwata, Yukiko Niwa, Hideki Takami, Daisuke Kobayashi, Chie Tanaka, Suguru Yamada, Goro Nakayama, Hiroyuki Sugimoto, Tsutomu Fujii, Michitaka Fujiwara, Yasuhiro Kodera
Therapeutic strategies for esophageal cancer largely depend on histopathological assessment. To select appropriate treatments for individual patients, we examined the background molecular characteristics of tumor malignancy and sensitivity to multidisciplinary therapy. Seventy-eight surgically-resected esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) cases during 2001-2013 were examined. PAX5, a novel gene methylation marker in ESCC, was evaluated in the specimens, as methylation of this gene was identified as an extremely tumor-specific event in squamous cell carcinogenesis of head and neck...
November 3, 2017: Epigenetics: Official Journal of the DNA Methylation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079175/aberrant-expression-of-cd20-in-thyroid-cancer-and-its-clinicopathologic-significance
#6
Andrey Bychkov, Chan Kwon Jung
CD20 is the first line diagnostic marker of B-cells, which serves as the target of the therapeutic monoclonal antibodies in B-cell lymphomas and leukemias. Recently, aberrant CD20 expression has been described in a small series of papillary thyroid carcinomas (PTC). We aimed to evaluate CD20 immunoexpression and to perform clinicopathologic correlation in a large set of thyroid tumors, including a cohort of high-grade thyroid cancer. A total of 625 cases of thyroid tumor comprised tissue microarrays of 538 PTCs and 47 follicular adenomas, and whole-slide sections of 40 aggressive thyroid carcinomas (10 radioiodine-refractory PTCs, 8 poorly differentiated, 5 anaplastic and 17 medullary thyroid carcinomas) were immunostained with anti-CD20 monoclonal antibody...
October 24, 2017: Human Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050074/-clinicopathologic-characteristics-and-prognosis-of-neoplastic-cell-rich-mixed-cellularity-classic-hodgkin-lymphoma
#7
W H Hou, P Wei, J L Xie, Y Y Zheng, X G Zhou
Objective: To investigate the clinicopathologic characteristics of neoplastic cell-rich mixed cellularity classical Hodgkin lymphoma(MCCHL-R) and to compare the prognosis with typical mixed cellularity classic Hodgkin lymphoma(MCCHL). Methods: Fifty-four patients with MCCHL-R(the tumor cells >10%) and 65 patients with typical MCCHL identified from 1 721 Hodgkin lymphomas were reviewed to compare the clinicopathological characteristics including morphologic and immunophenotypic features, EBV infection status, clinical therapy and overall survival...
October 8, 2017: Zhonghua Bing Li Xue za Zhi Chinese Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029550/b-lymphoblastic-leukemia-lymphoma-new-insights-into-genetics-molecular-aberrations-subclassification-and-targeted-therapy
#8
REVIEW
Xiaohui Zhang, Prerna Rastogi, Bijal Shah, Ling Zhang
B lymphoblastic leukemia/lymphoma (B-ALL) is a clonal hematopoietic stem cell neoplasm derived from B-cell progenitors, which mostly occurs in children and adolescents and is regarded as one of top leading causes of death related to malignancies in this population. Despite the majority of patients with B-ALL have fairly good response to conventional chemotherapeutic interventions followed by hematopoietic stem cell transplant for the last decades, a subpopulation of patients show chemo-resistance and a high relapse rate...
September 12, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28982308/tumor-shb-gene-expression-affects-disease-characteristics-in-human-acute-myeloid-leukemia
#9
Maria Jamalpour, Xiujuan Li, Lucia Cavelier, Karin Gustafsson, Gustavo Mostoslavsky, Martin Höglund, Michael Welsh
The mouse Shb gene coding for the Src Homology 2-domain containing adapter protein B has recently been placed in context of BCRABL1-induced myeloid leukemia in mice and the current study was performed in order to relate SHB to human acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Publicly available AML databases were mined for SHB gene expression and patient survival. SHB gene expression was determined in the Uppsala cohort of AML patients by qPCR. Cell proliferation was determined after SHB gene knockdown in leukemic cell lines...
October 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28982264/de-novo-unclassifiable-cd20-negative-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma-a-diagnostic-and-therapeutic-challenge
#10
Badr AbdullGaffar, Rania M Seliem
CD20-negative diffuse large B-cell lymphomas (DLBCLs) constitute a rare and heterogeneous group of aggressive lymphomas. Known well-documented variants include plasmablastic lymphomas, primary effusion lymphomas, anaplastic kinase-positive large B-cell lymphomas, and large B-cell lymphomas arising in human herpesvirus 8 (HHV8)-associated multicentric Castleman disease. They impose diagnostic challenges for pathologists and therapeutic confrontations for clinicians. CD20 loss in B-cell lymphomas is a well-known phenomenon after rituximab therapy...
October 1, 2017: International Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28978690/aryl-hydrocarbon-receptor-activation-suppresses-ebf1-and-pax5-and-impairs-human-b-lymphopoiesis
#11
Jinpeng Li, Sudin Bhattacharya, Jiajun Zhou, Ashwini S Phadnis-Moghe, Robert B Crawford, Norbert E Kaminski
Aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AHR) is a ligand-activated transcription factor that mediates biological responses to endogenous and environmental chemical cues. Increasing evidence shows that the AHR plays physiological roles in regulating development, homeostasis, and function of a variety of cell lineages in the immune system. However, the role of AHR in human B cell development has not been investigated. Toward this end, an in vitro feeder-free human B cell developmental model system was employed using human cord blood CD34(+) hematopoietic stem/progenitor cells...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28977418/developmentally-regulated-higher-order-chromatin-interactions-orchestrate-b-cell-fate-commitment
#12
Ravi Boya, Anurupa Devi Yadavalli, Sameena Nikhat, Sreenivasulu Kurukuti, Dasaradhi Palakodeti, Jagan M R Pongubala
Genome organization in 3D nuclear-space is important for regulation of gene expression. However, the alterations of chromatin architecture that impinge on the B cell-fate choice of multi-potent progenitors are still unclear. By integrating in situ Hi-C analyses with epigenetic landscapes and genome-wide expression profiles, we tracked the changes in genome architecture as the cells transit from a progenitor to a committed state. We identified the genomic loci that undergo developmental switch between A and B compartments during B-cell fate determination...
August 17, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28976132/diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma-of-hard-palate-a-case-report-with-literature-review
#13
Bhavana Rai, Madhusudan S Astekar, Bhari Sharanesha Manjunatha, Gaurav Sapra
Lymphomas are diverse group of neoplasm affecting the lymphoreticular system. Diffuse large B cell lymphoma is the most frequently diagnosed type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma and is the fifth most frequent malignancy, accounting for about 40% of cases reported. In the present case report a 40 year old female patient complains of swelling on right side of face since 45 days and gradually increased to present size. Intra-orally an ulcero-proliferative growth was present on the right side of hard palate. Incisional biopsy was suggestive of Lymphoproliferative disorder...
September 2017: Journal of Experimental Therapeutics & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28959124/higher-expression-of-activation-induced-cytidine-deaminase-is-significantly-associated-with-merkel-cell-polyomavirus-negative-merkel-cell-carcinomas
#14
Michiko Matsushita, Takeshi Iwasaki, Daisuke Nonaka, Satoshi Kuwamoto, Keiko Nagata, Masako Kato, Yukisato Kitamura, Kazuhiko Hayashi
BACKGROUND: Merkel cell carcinomas (MCCs), clinically aggressive neuroendocrine skin cancers, are divided into Merkel cell polyomavirus (MCPyV)-positive and -negative tumors, which show different clinicopathological features and may develop through different mechanisms of carcinogenesis. Aberrant expression of activation-induced cytidine deaminase (AID) as a genomic modulator was demonstrated through pathogen-related NF-κB signal in Helicobacter pylori-associated gastric cancer, adult T cell leukemia/lymphoma (HTLV-1), hepatoma (HCV), and Burkitt lymphoma (EBV)...
September 2017: Yonago Acta Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28939748/in-depth-genetic-analysis-of-sclerosing-epithelioid-fibrosarcoma-reveals-recurrent-genomic-alterations-and-potential-treatment-targets
#15
Elsa Arbajian, Florian Puls, Cristina R Antonescu, M Fernanda Amary, Raf Sciot, Maria Debiec-Rychter, Vaiyapuri Sumathi, Marcus Järås, Linda Magnusson, Jenny Nilsson, Jakob Hofvander, Fredrik Mertens
PURPOSE: Sclerosing epithelioid fibrosarcoma (SEF) is a highly aggressive soft tissue sarcoma closely related to low-grade fibromyxoid sarcoma (LGFMS). Some tumors display morphological characteristics of both SEF and LGFMS, so called hybrid SEF/LGFMS. Despite the overlap of gene fusion variants between these two tumor types, SEF is much more aggressive. The present study aimed to further characterize SEF and hybrid SEF/LGFMS genetically in order to better understand the role of the characteristic fusion genes and possible additional genetic alterations in tumorigenesis...
September 22, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927157/selected-mirna-levels-are-associated-with-ikzf1-microdeletions-in-pediatric-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
#16
J Krzanowski, J Madzio, A Pastorczak, A Tracz, M Braun, J Tabarkiewicz, A Pluta, W Młynarski, I Zawlik
The clinical outcome of children with high-risk relapsed B-cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia (BCP-ALL) is poor. The present study assessed the utility and prognostic value of selected microRNA (miRNA/miR) in BCP-ALL. The changes in the expression levels of these miRNAs regarding known gene lesions affecting lymphoid development [early B-cell factor 1 (EBF1), ETS variant 6 (ETV6), IKAROS family zinc finger 1 (IKZF1), paired box 5 (PAX5), cyclin dependent kinase inhibitor (CDKN) 2A/CDKN2B, retinoblastoma 1 (RB1), pseudoautosomal region 1 (PAR1), B-cell translocation gene 1 protein (BTG1)] were analyzed...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900388/disc1-regulates-the-proliferation-and-migration-of-mouse-neural-stem-progenitor-cells-through-pax5-sox2-dll1-and-neurog2
#17
Qian Wu, Weiting Tang, Zhaohui Luo, Yi Li, Yi Shu, Zongwei Yue, Bo Xiao, Li Feng
Background: Disrupted-in-schizophrenia 1 (DISC1) regulates neurogenesis and is a genetic risk factor for major psychiatric disorders. However, how DISC1 dysfunction affects neurogenesis and cell cycle progression at the molecular level is still unknown. Here, we investigated the role of DISC1 in regulating proliferation, migration, cell cycle progression and apoptosis in mouse neural stem/progenitor cells (MNSPCs) in vitro. Methods: MNSPCs were isolated and cultured from mouse fetal hippocampi. Retroviral vectors or siRNAs were used to manipulate DISC1 expression in MNSPCs...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886309/the-correlation-between-pax5-deletion-and-patients-survival-in-iranian-children-with-precursor-b-cell-acute-lymphocytic-leukemia
#18
A Moafi, A Zojaji, R Salehi, S Najafi Dorcheh, S Rahgozar
Despite advances in treatment, children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) still experience drug resistance and relapse. Several gene mutations are involved in the onset of this disease and resistance to therapy. The present study examines the incidence of IKZF1, CDKN2A/B, PAX5, EBF1, ETV6, BTG1, RB1, JAK2, and Xp22.33 gene deletions/duplications associated with pediatric ALL in Iran and investigates the possible effect of these mutations on drug resistance. Three-year disease-free survival (3DFS) was evaluated for children diagnosed with Philadelphia negative precursor-B-cell ALL hospitalized at Sayed-al-Shohada Hospital, Isfahan-Iran, from January 2009 until December 2012...
August 30, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855851/an-assessment-of-fixed-and-native-chromatin-preparation-methods-to-study-histone-post-translational-modifications-at-a-whole-genome-scale-in-skeletal-muscle-tissue
#19
Sarah-Anne David, Benoît Piégu, Christelle Hennequet-Antier, Maëlle Pannetier, Tiphaine Aguirre-Lavin, Sabine Crochet, Thierry Bordeau, Nathalie Couroussé, Aurélien Brionne, Yves Bigot, Anne Collin, Vincent Coustham
BACKGROUND: Genomic loci associated with histone marks are typically analyzed by immunoprecipitation of the chromatin followed by quantitative-PCR (ChIP-qPCR) or high throughput sequencing (ChIP-seq). Chromatin can be either cross-linked (X-ChIP) or used in the native state (N-ChIP). Cross-linking of DNA and proteins helps stabilizing their interactions before analysis. Despite X-ChIP is the most commonly used method, muscle tissue fixation is known to be relatively inefficient. Moreover, no protocol described a simple and reliable preparation of skeletal muscle chromatin of sufficient quality for subsequent high-throughput sequencing...
2017: Biological Procedures Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28851699/an-aberrant-notch2-bcr-signaling-axis-in-b-cells-from-patients-with-chronic-gvhd
#20
Jonathan C Poe, Wei Jia, Hsuan Su, Sarah Anand, Jeremy J Rose, Prasanthi V Tata, Amy N Suthers, Corbin D Jones, Pei Fen Kuan, Benjamin G Vincent, Jonathan S Serody, Mitchell E Horwitz, Vincent T Ho, Steven Z Pavletic, Frances T Hakim, Kouros Owzar, Dadong Zhang, Bruce R Blazar, Christian W Siebel, Nelson J Chao, Ivan Maillard, Stefanie Sarantopoulos
B Cell Receptor (BCR)-activated B cells contribute to pathogenesis in chronic graft-versus-host disease (cGVHD), a condition manifested by both B cell autoreactivity and immune deficiency. We hypothesized that constitutive BCR activation precluded functional B cell maturation in cGVHD. To address this, we examined BCR-NOTCH2 synergy, since Notch has been shown to increase BCR responsiveness in normal mouse B cells. We conducted ex vivo activation and signaling assays of 30 primary samples from HCT patients with and without cGVHD...
August 29, 2017: Blood
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