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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732384/microrna-181-as-a-prognostic-biomarker-for-survival-in-acute-myeloid-leukemia-a-meta-analysis
#1
Qiang Guo, Junwen Luan, Ni Li, Zhen Zhang, Xiaoxiao Zhu, Lin Zhao, Ran Wei, Linlin Sun, Yin Shi, Xunqiang Yin, Na Ding, Guosheng Jiang, Xia Li
Accumulating evidence has indicated that microRNA-181 (miR-181) is dysregulated in hematological malignancies, and associates with the clinical outcomes. However, the association of miR-181 expression levels with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) remains inconclusive, as publications from different groups have reported contradictory results. In this manuscript, a meta-analysis was performed to assess the prognostic significance of miR-181 in AML patients. Eligible studies were retrieved from PubMed, Embase and Cochrane Library databases, and a total of 6 studies including 815 AML patients were included in the final analysis...
July 12, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732370/silibinin-an-old-drug-for-hematological-disorders
#2
REVIEW
Hai Zou, Xing-Xing Zhu, Guo-Bing Zhang, Yuan Ma, Yi Wu, Dong-Sheng Huang
Silibinin (silybin), a non-toxic natural polyphenolic flavonoid, is the principal and the most biologically active component of silymarin. It is efficient in the treatment of acute and chronic liver disorders caused by toxins, drug, alcohol, hepatitis, and gall bladder disorders. Further, in our previous studies, we explored the anti-cancer efficacy in common cancers, such as lung, prostatic, colon, breast, bladder, as well as, hepatocellular carcinoma. Interestingly, silibinin is still not solely limited to the treatment of these diseases...
July 11, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731851/the-frequency-of-occurrence-of-fish-shaped-red-blood-cells-in-different-haematologic-disorders
#3
Christoph Robier, Carolin Körber, Franz Quehenberger, Manfred Neubauer, Albert Wölfler
BACKGROUND: Red blood cells (RBC) resembling the silhouette of a fish are rarely observed in peripheral blood (PB) smears. In this study, we determined the frequency of occurrence of fish-shaped RBC in different haematologic diseases. METHODS: We examined PB smears of patients with iron deficiency anaemia (IDA) (n=23), β-thalassaemia minor (BTM) (n=30), sickle cell disease (SCD) (n=7), autoimmune haemolytic anaemia (AIHA) (n=13), microangiopathic haemolytic anaemia (MAHA) (n=11), hereditary sphaerocytosis (HS) (n=4), hereditary elliptocytosis (HE) (n=3), vitamin B12 and folate deficiency (n=15), anaemia in liver disease (LD) (n=17), myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) (n=15), acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) (n=29), chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML) (n=18), primary myelofibrosis (PMF) (n=12), chronic myelo-monocytic leukaemia (CMML) (n=15) and 21 healthy controls by light microscopy for the occurrence of fish-shaped erythrocytes...
July 21, 2017: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729405/super-enhancer-analysis-defines-novel-epigenomic-subtypes-of-non-apl-aml-including-an-rar%C3%AE-dependency-targetable-by-sy-1425-a-potent-and-selective-rar%C3%AE-agonist
#4
Michael R McKeown, M Ryan Corces, Matthew L Eaton, Chris Fiore, Emily Lee, Jeremy T Lopez, Mei Wei Chen, Darren Smith, Steven M Chan, Julie L Koenig, Kathryn Austgen, Matt G Guenther, David A Orlando, Jakob Lovén, Christian C Fritz, Ravindra Majeti
We characterized the enhancer landscape of 66 AML patients, identifying 6 novel subgroups and their associated regulatory loci. These subgroups are defined by their super-enhancer (SE) maps, orthogonal to somatic mutations, and are associated with distinct leukemic cell states. Examination of transcriptional drivers for these epigenomic subtypes uncovers a subset of patients with a particularly strong super-enhancer at the retinoic acid receptor alpha (RARA) gene locus. Presence of a RARA SE and concomitant high levels of RARA mRNA predisposes cell lines and ex vivo models to exquisite sensitivity to a selective agonist of RARα, SY-1425 (tamibarotene)...
July 20, 2017: Cancer Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729302/vosaroxin-in-combination-with-decitabine-in-newly-diagnosed-older-patients-with-acute-myeloid-leukemia-or-high-risk-mds
#5
Naval Daver, Hagop Kantarjian, Guillermo Garcia-Manero, Elias Jabbour, Gautam Borthakur, Mark Brandt, Sherry Pierce, Kenneth Vaughan, Jing Ning, Graciela M Nogueras González, Keyur Patel, Jeff Jorgensen, Naveen Pemmaraju, Tapan Kadia, Marina Konopleva, Michael Andreeff, Courtney DiNardo, Jorge Cortes, Renee Ward, Adam Craig, Farhad Ravandi
Vosaroxin is an anti-cancer quinolone derived DNA topoisomerase II inhibitor. We investigated vosaroxin with decitabine in patients ≥ 60 years of age with newly diagnosed acute myeloid leukemia (AML) (n=58) or myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) (≥ 10% blasts) (n=7) in a phase 2 non-randomized trial. The initial 22 patients received vosaroxin 90 mg/m2 on Days 1 and 4 with decitabine 20 mg/m2 Days 1-5 every 4-6 weeks for up to 7 cycles. Due to high incidence of mucositis the subsequent 43 patients received vosaroxin 70 mg/m2 Days 1 and 4...
July 20, 2017: Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729148/clinical-grade-expanded-tregs-prevent-gvhd-while-allowing-a-powerful-t-cell-dependent-gvl-effect-in-murine-models
#6
B Del Papa, L Ruggeri, E Urbani, S Baldoni, D Cecchini, T Zei, R Iacucci Ostini, B Crescenzi, A Carotti, A Pierini, P Sportoletti, P Di Bartolomeo, F Falzetti, C Mecucci, A Velardi, M F Martelli, M Di Ianni
We developed a GMP-compatible expansion protocol, to improve number and purity of Tregs available for clinical trials. Six clinical grade separation procedures were performed, followed by expansion with high-dose interleukin (IL)-2, anti-CD3/anti-CD28 TCR stimulation and rapamycin for 19 days achieving a median of 8.5 fold (6.25-13.7) expansion. FOXP3 expression was stably maintained over the culture period, while the percentage of CD127 was significantly reduced. The in vitro suppression assay showed a strong MLR inhibition...
July 17, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727840/dual-inhibition-of-fes-and-flt3-tyrosine-kinases-potently-inhibits-flt3-itd-aml-cell-growth
#7
Mark C Weir, Sabine Hellwig, Li Tan, Yao Liu, Nathanael S Gray, Thomas E Smithgall
Acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) is often associated with activating mutations in the receptor tyrosine kinase, Flt3, including internal tandem duplications (ITDs) within the regulatory juxtamembrane region. Previous studies have linked Flt3-ITD to the activation of the Fes protein tyrosine kinase in AML, and RNAi-knockdown studies suggest that Fes may be required for Flt3 function. In this study, we tested Fes inhibitors from three different chemical classes for their growth-suppressive activity against Flt3-ITD+ myeloid leukemia cell lines (MV4-11, MOLM-13 and MOLM-14) vs...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727820/active-hexose-correlated-compound-enhances-extrinsic-pathway-mediated-apoptosis-of-acute-myeloid-leukemic-cells
#8
Kavin Fatehchand, Ramasamy Santhanam, Brenda Shen, Ericka L Erickson, Shalini Gautam, Saranya Elavazhagan, Xiaokui Mo, Tesfaye Belay, Susheela Tridandapani, Jonathan P Butchar
Active Hexose Correlated Compound (AHCC) has been shown to have many immunostimulatory and anti-cancer activities in mice and in humans. As a natural product, AHCC has potential to create safer adjuvant therapies in cancer patients. Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) is the least curable and second-most common leukemia in adults. AML is especially terminal to those over 60 years old, where median survival is only 5 to 10 months, due to inability to receive intensive chemotherapy. Hence, the purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of AHCC on AML cells both in vitro and in vivo...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727288/complications-preceding-early-deaths-in-black-and-white-children-with-acute-myeloid-leukemia
#9
Lena E Winestone, Kelly D Getz, Tamara P Miller, Yimei Li, Yuan-Shung Huang, Alix E Seif, Brian T Fisher, Richard Aplenc
Black patients have a twofold increased risk of induction mortality compared to White patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML). We reviewed diagnosis and billing data from Pediatric Health Information System for 28 AML Induction I deaths to investigate conditions preceding death in White and Black patients. Half of deaths occurred within 10 days of initial diagnostic admission. Respiratory, cardiac, renal, and infectious complications were common prior to both White and Black deaths. Deaths in White patients were more commonly preceded by intracranial hemorrhage compared to deaths in Black patients...
July 20, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726505/renal-angiomyolipoma-radiologic-classification-and-imaging-features-according-to-the-amount-of-fat
#10
Byung Kwan Park
OBJECTIVE: The purposes of this article are to introduce the radiologic classifications of renal angiomyolipoma (AML) and the clinical implications, to show the imaging features of each type of AML, and to describe which types of AML should be biopsied. CONCLUSION: Renal AML can be classified according to amount of fat as fat rich, fat poor, or fat invisible. To detect fat, one needs to thoroughly evaluate the entire AML by controlling the size and shape of the ROI...
July 20, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725581/direct-magnetic-resonance-imaging-guided-biopsy-of-the-prostate-lessons-learned-in-establishing-a-regional-referral-center
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REVIEW
Benjamin Addicott, Bryan R Foster, Chenara Johnson, Alice Fung, Christopher L Amling, Fergus V Coakley
MRI-targeted biopsy of the prostate appears to have the potential to reduce the high rates of underdiagnosis and overdiagnosis associated with the current diagnostic standard of transrectal ultrasound guided systematic biopsy. Direct or "in bore" MRI-guided biopsy is one of the three methods for MRI-targeted core needle sampling of suspicious, generally Pi-RADS 4 or 5, foci within the prostate, and our early experience suggests the approach demonstrates substantial utility and promise in the care of patients with prostate cancer...
June 2017: Translational Andrology and Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725544/successful-haploidentical-stem-cell-transplantation-with-prophylactic-administration-of-liposomal-amphotericin-b-after-invasive-pulmonary-zygomycosis
#12
Testuro Ochi, Yuta Katayama, Takeshi Okatani, Ryota Imanaka, Kohei Kyo, Mitsuhiro Itagaki, Shinya Katsutani, Koji Iwato, Hideki Asaoku
A 54-year-old woman with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) achieved complete remission by induction chemotherapy, but developed zygomycosis after consolidation therapy. As zygomycosis could not be cured by liposomal amphotericin B and micafungin, left lower lobectomy was performed. As AML relapsed 7 months after onset, she received haploidentical stem cell transplantation under administration of liposomal amphotericin B. Despite experiencing severe acute graft-versus-host disease, she remains alive with no relapse of either zygomycosis or AML...
December 2017: Medical Mycology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724437/the-lncrna-casc15-regulates-sox4-expression-in-runx1-rearranged-acute-leukemia
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Thilini R Fernando, Jorge R Contreras, Matteo Zampini, Norma I Rodriguez-Malave, Michael O Alberti, Jaime Anguiano, Tiffany M Tran, Jayanth K Palanichamy, Jasmine Gajeton, Nolan M Ung, Cody J Aros, Ella V Waters, David Casero, Giuseppe Basso, Martina Pigazzi, Dinesh S Rao
BACKGROUND: Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) play a variety of cellular roles, including regulation of transcription and translation, leading to alterations in gene expression. Some lncRNAs modulate the expression of chromosomally adjacent genes. Here, we assess the roles of the lncRNA CASC15 in regulation of a chromosomally nearby gene, SOX4, and its function in RUNX1/AML translocated leukemia. RESULTS: CASC15 is a conserved lncRNA that was upregulated in pediatric B-acute lymphoblastic leukemia (B-ALL) with t (12; 21) as well as pediatric acute myeloid leukemia (AML) with t (8; 21), both of which are associated with relatively better prognosis...
July 19, 2017: Molecular Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724426/high-expression-of-ets2-predicts-poor-prognosis-in-acute-myeloid-leukemia-and-may-guide-treatment-decisions
#14
Lin Fu, Huaping Fu, Qingyun Wu, Yifan Pang, Keman Xu, Lei Zhou, Jianlin Qiao, Xiaoyan Ke, Kailin Xu, Jinlong Shi
BACKGROUND: ETS2 is a downstream effector of the RAS/RAF/ERK pathway, which plays a critical role in the development of malignant tumor. However, the clinical impact of ETS2 expression in AML remains unknown. METHODS: In this study, we evaluated the prognostic significance of ETS2 expression using two relatively large cohorts of AML patients. RESULTS: In the first cohort, compared to low expression of ETS2 (ETS2 (low)), high expression of ETS2 (ETS2 (high)) showed significant shorter OS, EFS and RFS in the current treatments including the allogeneic HCT group (n = 72) and the chemotherapy group (n = 100)...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723771/malignant-melanoma-misdiagnosed-as-diabetic-foot-ulcer-a-case-report
#15
Wei Gao, Dawei Chen, Xingwu Ran
RATIONALE: Acral lentiginous melanoma (AML) does not exhibit the classic signs of malignant melanoma. ALM is frequently misdiagnosed because of its unusual sites and atypical clinical morphologies, which lead to poor prognosis. PATIENT CONCERNS: A female patient aged 78 years was presented to our center with two ulcers on her right foot. Diabetic foot ulcer was considered as the primary diagnosis. The ulcers failed to improve after 2 weeks' therapy. DIAGNOSES: An incisional biopsy of the lesion revealed malignant melanoma...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723639/integrated-analysis-of-the-molecular-action-of-vorinostat-identifies-epi-sensitised-targets-for-combination-therapy
#16
Jodie F Hay, Katrina Lappin, Fabio Liberante, Laura M Kettyle, Kyle B Matchett, Alexander Thompson, Ken I Mills
Several histone deacetylase inhibitors including Vorinostat have received FDA approval for the treatment of haematological malignancies. However, data from these trials indicate that Vorinostat has limited efficacy as a monotherapy, prompting the need for rational design of combination therapies. A number of epi-sensitised pathways, including sonic hedgehog (SHH), were identified in AML cells by integration of global patterns of histone H3 lysine 9 (H3K9) acetylation with transcriptomic analysis following Vorinostat-treatment...
July 1, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721449/role-of-regulatory-t-cells-in-acute-myeloid-leukemia-patients-undergoing-relapse-preventive-immunotherapy
#17
Frida Ewald Sander, Malin Nilsson, Anna Rydström, Johan Aurelius, Rebecca E Riise, Charlotta Movitz, Elin Bernson, Roberta Kiffin, Anders Ståhlberg, Mats Brune, Robin Foà, Kristoffer Hellstrand, Fredrik B Thorén, Anna Martner
Regulatory T cells (Tregs) have been proposed to dampen functions of anti-neoplastic immune cells and thus promote cancer progression. In a phase IV trial (Re:Mission Trial, NCT01347996, http://www.clinicaltrials.gov ) 84 patients (age 18-79) with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in first complete remission (CR) received ten consecutive 3-week cycles of immunotherapy with histamine dihydrochloride (HDC) and low-dose interleukin-2 (IL-2) to prevent relapse of leukemia in the post-consolidation phase. This study aimed at defining the features, function and dynamics of Foxp3(+)CD25(high)CD4(+) Tregs during immunotherapy and to determine the potential impact of Tregs on relapse risk and survival...
July 18, 2017: Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy: CII
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720666/inactivation-of-receptor-tyrosine-kinases-reverts-aberrant-dna-methylation-in-acute-myeloid-leukemia
#18
Na Shen, Fei Yan, Jiuxia Pang, Na Zhao, Naseema Gangat, Lai-Chu Wu, Ann M Bode, Aref Al-Kali, Mark R Litzow, Shujun Liu
Purpose: Receptor tyrosine kinases (RTKs) are frequently deregulated in leukemia, yet the biological consequences of this deregulation remain elusive. The mechanisms underlying aberrant methylation, a hallmark of leukemia, are not fully understood. Here we investigated the role of RTKs in methylation abnormalities and characterized the hypomethylating activities of RTK inhibitors.<br />Experimental Design: Whether and how RTKs regulate expression of DNA methyltransferases (DNMTs), tumor suppressor genes (TSGs) as well as global and gene specific DNA methylation were examined...
July 18, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720343/exposure-to-ambient-dichloromethane-in-pregnancy-and-infancy-from-industrial-sources-and-childhood-cancers-in-california
#19
Andrew S Park, Beate Ritz, Chenxiao Ling, Myles Cockburn, Julia E Heck
BACKGROUND: The incidence of childhood cancers has been increasing and environmental exposure to air toxics has been suggested as a possible risk factor. This study aims to explore ambient exposure to dichloromethane (methylene chloride). METHODS: We frequency matched by birth year approximately 20 cancer-free controls identified from birth records to all childhood cancers ages 0-5 in the California Cancer Registry diagnosed from 1988 to 2012; i.e. 13,636 cases and a total of 270,673 controls...
June 24, 2017: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719902/serum-hyaluronic-acid-levels-are-altered-in-acute-leukemia-patients-potential-prognostic-implications
#20
Eleni Anagnostopoulou, Chrysanthi Papanastasopoulou, Maria Papastamataki, Antonia Kotsiou, Zoi Topouzoglou, Nikolaos Anagnostopoulos, Nikolaos Sitaras
BACKGROUND: Studies on the serum concentration of hyaluronic acid (HA) in newly diagnosed patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML), B-acute lymphoblastic leukemia (B-ALL), and mantle-cell lymphoma (MCL) are scarce. In this study, we focused on investigating whether HA could serve as a possible prognostic marker in patients with AML, B-ALL, and MCL. METHODS: The serum concentration of HA was measured in a total of 51 patients with newly diagnosed AML, B-ALL, and MCL...
July 19, 2017: Acta Haematologica
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