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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916311/lenalidomide-maintenance-after-first-line-therapy-for-high-risk-chronic-lymphocytic-leukaemia-cllm1-final-results-from-a-randomised-double-blind-phase-3-study
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Anna Maria Fink, Jasmin Bahlo, Sandra Robrecht, Othman Al-Sawaf, Ali Aldaoud, Holger Hebart, Kathleen Jentsch-Ullrich, Steffen Dörfel, Kirsten Fischer, Clemens-Martin Wendtner, Thomas Nösslinger, Paolo Ghia, Francesc Bosch, Arnon P Kater, Hartmut Döhner, Michael Kneba, Karl-Anton Kreuzer, Eugen Tausch, Stephan Stilgenbauer, Matthias Ritgen, Sebastian Böttcher, Barbara Eichhorst, Michael Hallek
BACKGROUND: The combined use of genetic markers and detectable minimal residual disease identifies patients with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia with poor outcome after first-line chemoimmunotherapy. We aimed to assess lenalidomide maintenance therapy in these high-risk patients. METHODS: In this randomised, double-blind, phase 3 study (CLLM1; CLL Maintenance 1 of the German CLL Study Group), patients older than 18 years and diagnosed with immunophenotypically confirmed chronic lymphocytic leukaemia with active disease, who responded to chemoimmunotherapy 2-5 months after completion of first-line therapy and who were assessed as having a high risk for an early progression with at least a partial response after four or more cycles of first-line chemoimmunotherapy, were eligible if they had high minimal residual disease levels or intermediate levels combined with an unmutated IGHV gene status or TP53 alterations...
September 12, 2017: Lancet Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891959/the-pi3k%C3%AE-inhibitor-idelalisib-inhibits-homing-in-an-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-model-of-b-all
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Etai Adam, Hye Na Kim, Eun Ji Gang, Caitlin Schnair, Solomon Lee, Solah Lee, Sajad Khazal, Osanna Kosoyan, Marina Konopleva, Chintan Parekh, Deepa Bhojwani, Alan S Wayne, Hisham Abdel-Azim, Nora Heisterkamp, Yong-Mi Kim
The quest continues for targeted therapies to reduce the morbidity of chemotherapy and to improve the response of resistant leukemia. Adhesion of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) cells to bone marrow stromal cells triggers intracellular signals that promote cell-adhesion-mediated drug resistance (CAM-DR). Idelalisib, an U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved PI3Kδ-specific inhibitor has been shown to be effective in CLL in down-regulating p-Akt and prolonging survival in combination with Rituximab; herein we explore the possibility of its use in B ALL and probe the mechanism of action...
September 10, 2017: Cancers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867658/identification-and-characterization-of-a-potent-and-biologically-active-pde4-7-inhibitor-via-fission-yeast-based-assays
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Ana Santos de Medeiros, Arlene R Wyman, Manal A Alaamery, Christina Allain, F Douglas Ivey, Lili Wang, Hai Le, James P Morken, Alawi Habara, Cuong Le, Shuaiying Cui, Adam Lerner, Charles S Hoffman
We previously constructed a collection of fission yeast strains that express various mammalian cyclic nucleotide phosphodiesterases (PDEs) and developed a cell-based high throughput screen (HTS) for small molecule PDE inhibitors. Here we describe a compound, BC54, that is a selective inhibitor of enzymes from the cAMP-specific PDE4 and PDE7 families. Consistent with the biological effect of other PDE4 and PDE7 inhibitors, BC54 displays potent anti-inflammatory properties and is superior to a combination of rolipram (a PDE4 inhibitor) and BRL50481 (a PDE7A inhibitor) for inducing apoptosis in chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) cells...
September 1, 2017: Cellular Signalling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835371/b-cell-receptor-signaling-regulates-metabolism-in-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia
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Hima Vangapandu, Ondrej Havranek, Mary Ayres, Benny A Kaipparettu, Kumudha Balakrishnan, William Wierda, Michael J Keating, R Eric Davis, Christine M Stellrecht, Varsha Gandhi
Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) cells are quiescent but have active transcription and translation processes, suggesting that these lymphocytes are metabolically active. Based on this premise, the metabolic phenotype of CLL lymphocytes was investigated by evaluating the two intracellular ATP generating pathways. Metabolic flux was assessed by measuring glycolysis as extracellular acidification rate (ECAR) and mitochondrial oxidative phosphorylation as oxygen consumption rate (OCR) and then correlated with prognostic factors...
August 23, 2017: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28829750/shelterins-a-genetic-crossroad-in-cll
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Renée Beekman, Elias Campo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 10, 2016: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796569/cost-effectiveness-of-kinase-inhibitors-for-hematologic-malignancies-a-systematic-and-critical-review
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Monia Marchetti
Several genetic disruptions lead to constitutive activation of those kinases leukemic cells depend on for survival and proliferation. Kinase inhibitors (KI) are major therapeutic innovations for chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), chronic lymphoid leukemia (CLL) and myelofibrosis (MF) providing a relevant improvement of quality-adjusted survival in patients with high-risk or refractory disease. CML patients are being treated with first-generation KI imatinib since many years, achieving expected survivals longer than 10 years...
August 21, 2017: Expert Review of Pharmacoeconomics & Outcomes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782884/chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-2017-update-on-diagnosis-risk-stratification-and-treatment
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REVIEW
Michael Hallek
DISEASE OVERVIEW: Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is the commonest leukemia in western countries. The disease typically occurs in elderly patients and has a highly variable clinical course. Leukemic transformation is initiated by specific genomic alterations that impair apoptosis of clonal B cells. DIAGNOSIS: The diagnosis is established by blood counts, blood smears, and immunophenotyping of circulating B lymphocytes, which identify a clonal B-cell population carrying the CD5 antigen and B-cell markers...
September 2017: American Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751992/prostatic-like-syndrome-in-a-woman-with-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-sequential-kinase-inhibitor-therapy
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Diego Velasco-Rodríguez, Miguel Piris-Villaespesa, Carmen Soteras, Ana Vallés, José Antonio García-Marco, José Antonio García-Vela
Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is an incurable lymphoproliferative disorder with a heterogeneous genetic and clinical course. Two kinase inhibitors, ibrutinib and idelalisib, have demonstrated achievement of complete and durable remissions in relapse/refractory genetically unselected CLL patients. We present a case of relapsed CLL with extensive disease and hourglass deformity of urinary bladder as a result of the compression of two extraperitoneal paravesical soft tissue bulky masses, with excellent response to sequential kinase inhibitor therapy...
2017: Case Reports in Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694085/baseline-characteristics-predicting-very-good-outcome-of-allogeneic-hematopoietic-cell-transplantation-in-young-patients-with-high-cytogenetic-risk-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia%C3%A2-a-retrospective-analysis-from-the-chronic-malignancies-working-party-of-the-ebmt
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Michel van Gelder, Dimitris Ziagkos, Liesbeth de Wreede, Anja van Biezen, Peter Dreger, Martin Gramatzki, Matthias Stelljes, Niels Smedegaard Andersen, Nicolaas Schaap, Antonin Vitek, Dietrich Beelen, Vesa Lindström, Jürgen Finke, Jacob Passweg, Matthias Eder, Maciej Machaczka, Julio Delgado, William Krüger, Luděk Raida, Gerard Socié, Pavel Jindra, Boris Afanasyev, Eva Wagner, Yves Chalandon, Anja Henseler, Stefan Schoenland, Nicolaus Kröger, Johannes Schetelig
BACKGROUND: Patients with genetically high-risk relapsed/refractory chronic lymphocytic leukemia have shorter median progression-free survival (PFS) with kinase- and BCL2-inhibitors (KI, BCL2i). Allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (alloHCT) may result in sustained PFS, especially in younger patients because of its age-dependent non-relapse mortality (NRM) risk, but outcome data are lacking for this population. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Risk factors for 2-year NRM and 8-year PFS were identified in patients < 50 years in an updated European Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation registry cohort (n = 197; median follow-up, 90...
June 17, 2017: Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma & Leukemia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680761/the-splenic-marginal-zone-shapes-the-phenotype-of-leukemia-b-cells-and-facilitates-their-niche-specific-retention-and-survival
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Vanessa Stache, Lydia Verlaat, Marcel Gätjen, Kristina Heinig, Jörg Westermann, Armin Rehm, Uta E Höpken
Microenvironmental regulation in lymphoid tissues is essential for the development of chronic lymphocytic leukemia. We identified cellular and molecular factors provided by the splenic marginal zone (MZ), which alter the migratory and adhesive behavior of leukemic cells. We used the Cxcr5(-/-)Eµ-Tcl1 leukemia mouse model, in which tumor cells are excluded from B cell follicles and instead accumulate within the MZ. Genes involved in MZ B cell development and genes encoding for adhesion molecules were upregulated in MZ-localized Cxcr5(-/-)Eµ-Tcl1 cells...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679620/integrated-single-cell-genetic-and-transcriptional-analysis-suggests-novel-drivers-of-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia
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Lili Wang, Jean Fan, Joshua M Francis, George Georghiou, Sarah Hergert, Shuqiang Li, Rutendo Gambe, Chensheng W Zhou, Chunxiao Yang, Sheng Xiao, Paola Dal Cin, Michaela Bowden, Dylan Kotliar, Sachet A Shukla, Jennifer R Brown, Donna Neuberg, Dario R Alessi, Cheng-Zhong Zhang, Peter V Kharchenko, Kenneth J Livak, Catherine J Wu
Intra-tumoral genetic heterogeneity has been characterized across cancers by genome sequencing of bulk tumors, including chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). In order to more accurately identify subclones, define phylogenetic relationships, and probe genotype-phenotype relationships, we developed methods for targeted mutation detection in DNA and RNA isolated from thousands of single cells from five CLL samples. By clearly resolving phylogenic relationships, we uncovered mutated LCP1 and WNK1 as novel CLL drivers, supported by functional evidence demonstrating their impact on CLL pathways...
August 2017: Genome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666010/dysregulation-of-h-aca-ribonucleoprotein-components-in-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia
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Patricia Carolina Dos Santos, Julieta Panero, Carmen Stanganelli, Virginia Palau Nagore, Flavia Stella, Raimundo Bezares, Irma Slavutsky
Telomeres are protective repeats of TTAGGG sequences located at the end of human chromosomes. They are essential to maintain chromosomal integrity and genome stability. Telomerase is a ribonucleoprotein complex containing an internal RNA template (hTR) and a catalytic subunit (hTERT). The human hTR gene consists of three major domains; among them the H/ACA domain is essential for telomere biogenesis. H/ACA ribonucleoprotein (RNP) complex is composed of four evolutionary conserved proteins, including dyskerin (encoded by DKC1 gene), NOP10, NHP2 and GAR1...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644154/acute-promyelocytic-leukemia-and-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-concomitant-presentation-of-two-molecularly-distinct-entities
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Jingdong Su, Diana Veillon, Rodney Shackelford, James Cotelingam, Hazem El-Osta, Glenn Mills, Reinhold Munker, Srinivas Devarakonda
Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) developing in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is very uncommon and usually associated with prior treatment. Acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) accounts for a very small proportion of treatment-associated AML. So far, there has been only one reported case of APL occurring post radiation for prostate cancer in a patient with CLL. We report herein the first case of APL and CLL presenting concomitantly in an untreated patient. Evaluation of peripheral blood and bone marrow aspirate with immunohistochemistry, flow cytometry, and FISH to confirm two morphologically, molecularly and genetically distinct leukemic populations characteristic of APL and CLL is required...
May 2017: Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society: Official Organ of the Louisiana State Medical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641468/association-between-immunoglobulin-heavy-chain-variable-region-mutational-status-and-isolated-favorable-baseline-genomic-aberrations-in-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia
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Jose D Sandoval-Sus, Julio C Chavez, Samir Dalia, Syeda Mahrukh Hussnain Naqvi, Chetasi Talati, Lisa Nodzon, Mohamed A Kharfan-Dabaja, Javier Pinilla-Ibarz
Immunoglobulin heavy-chain variable region (IGHV) mutational status and karyotype abnormalities are important prognostic factors in chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). The goal was to assess the impact of IGHV in CLL patients with isolated favorable genetic aberrations (del13q, trisomy 12, or negative fluorescence in situ hybridization [FISH]). We studied 273 CLL patients with both IGHV mutational status and cytogenetic information: 145 with isolated del13q 49 with sole trisomy 12 and 79 with negative FISH...
June 22, 2017: Leukemia & Lymphoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603911/cd11c-expression-in-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-revisited-related-with-complications-and-survival
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E G Umit, M Baysal, Y Durmus, A M Demir
INTRODUCTION: Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is a disorder of mature but dysfunctional monoclonal B cells. Microenvironment, antigenic stimulation and genetical mutations are demonstrated in etiopathogenesis. We aimed to evaluate the expression of CD11c in patients with CLL and its possible clinical significance. METHODS: Data of 259 patients with CLL between 2010 and 2016 in Trakya University Faculty of Medicine, including age at diagnosis, sex, whole blood count, stage, percentage of CLL cells in bone marrow, line of treatments, development of Richter's transformation and secondary tumors, autoimmune complications, IgG level, prognostic cytogenetic analysis, and length of survival were recorded from files...
October 2017: International Journal of Laboratory Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600336/diagnosis-and-classification-of-hematologic-malignancies-on-the-basis-of-genetics
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REVIEW
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...
July 27, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584254/whole-genome-sequencing-of-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-reveals-distinct-differences-in-the-mutational-landscape-between-ighv-mut-and-ighv-unmut-subgroups
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A Burns, R Alsolami, J Becq, A Timbs, D Bruce, P Robbe, D Vavoulis, M Cabes, H Dreau, J Taylor, S J L Knight, R Mansson, D Bentley, R Beekman, J I Martín-Subero, E Campo, R S Houlston, K E Ridout, A Schuh
Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) consists of two biologically and clinically distinct subtypes defined by the abundance of somatic hypermutation (SHM) affecting the Ig variable heavy chain locus (IgHV). The molecular mechanisms underlying these subtypes are incompletely understood. Here, we present a comprehensive whole genome sequencing (WGS) analysis of somatically acquired genetic events from 46 CLL patients, including a systematic comparison of coding and non-coding SNVs, CNVs and structural variants, regions of kataegis and mutation signatures between IgHV(mut) and IgHV(unmut) subtypes...
June 6, 2017: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583051/monoclonal-b-cell-lymphocytosis-in-blood-donors-in-turkey
#18
Münci Yağcı, Zeynep Arzu Yegin, İdil Yenicesu, Elif Suyanı, Bahar Uncu Ulu, Kamil İnci, Zeynep Çetin, Zeynep Yılmaz, Nevruz Kurşunoğlu, Zübeyde Nur Özkurt
OBJECTIVES: Monoclonal B-cell lymphocytosis (MBL) is a precursor state of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) with peripheral lymphocytosis below 5 × 10(9)/l. The diagnostic criteria exclude the presence of lymphadenopathy, organomegaly, infections, autoimmune diseases or any sign of a lymphoproliferative disorder. This prospective study was designed in order to evaluate the frequency of MBL in blood donors in Turkey. METHODS: The diagnosis of MBL was identified by flow cytometry method based on the International Familial CLL Consortium Report...
June 5, 2017: Hematology (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580304/significance-of-inactivated-genes-in-leukemia-pathogenesis-and-prognosis
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REVIEW
Nazanin Heidari, Saeid Abroun, Jessika Bertacchini, Tina Vosoughi, Fakher Rahim, Najmaldin Saki
Epigenetic and genetic alterations are two mechanisms participating in leukemia, which can inactivate genes involved in leukemia pathogenesis or progression. The purpose of this review was to introduce various inactivated genes and evaluate their possible role in leukemia pathogenesis and prognosis. By searching the mesh words "Gene, Silencing AND Leukemia" in PubMed website, relevant English articles dealt with human subjects as of 2000 were included in this study. Gene inactivation in leukemia is largely mediated by promoter's hypermethylation of gene involving in cellular functions such as cell cycle, apoptosis, and gene transcription...
2017: Cell Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578024/hexamerization-enhanced-cd20-antibody-mediates-complement-dependent-cytotoxicity-in-serum-genetically-deficient-in-c9
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Ronald P Taylor, Margaret A Lindorfer, Erika M Cook, Frank J Beurskens, Janine Schuurman, Paul W H I Parren, Clive S Zent, Karl R VanDerMeid, Richard Burack, Masashi Mizuno, B Paul Morgan
We examined complement-dependent cytotoxicity (CDC) by hexamer formation-enhanced CD20 mAb Hx-7D8 of patient-derived chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) cells that are relatively resistant to CDC. CDC was analyzed in normal human serum (NHS) and serum from an individual genetically deficient for C9. Hx-7D8 was able to kill up to 80% of CLL cells in complete absence of C9. We conclude that the narrow C5b-8 pores formed without C9 are sufficient for CDC due to efficient antibody-mediated hexamer formation. In the absence of C9, we observed transient intracellular increases of Ca(2+) during CDC (as assessed with FLUO-4) that were extended in time...
August 2017: Clinical Immunology: the Official Journal of the Clinical Immunology Society
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