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Cll genetics

Xu Chen, Stefan Gustafsson, Thomas Whitington, Yan Borné, Erik Lorentzen, Jitong Sun, Peter Almgren, Jun Su, Robert Karlsson, Jie Song, Yi Lu, Yiqiang Zhan, Sara Hägg, Per Svensson, Karin E Smedby, Susan L Slager, Erik Ingelsson, Cecilia M Lindgren, Andrew P Morris, Olle Melander, Thomas Karlsson, Ulf de Faire, Kenneth Caidahl, Gunnar Engström, Lars Lind, Mikael C I Karlsson, Nancy L Pedersen, Johan Frostegård, Patrik K E Magnusson
Phosphorylcholine (PC) is an epitope on oxidized low-density lipoprotein (oxLDL), apoptotic cells and several pathogens like Streptococcus pneumoniae. Immunoglobulin M against PC (IgM anti-PC) has the ability to inhibit uptake of oxLDL by macrophages and increase clearance of apoptotic cells. From our genome-wide association studies (GWAS) in four European-ancestry cohorts, six SNPs in 11q24.1 were discovered (in 3002 individuals) and replicated (in 646 individuals) to be associated with serum level of IgM anti-PC (the leading SNP rs35923643-G, combined beta=0...
March 14, 2018: Human Molecular Genetics
Idanna Innocenti, Davide Rossi, Giulio Trapè, Francesco Autore, Luigi Maria Larocca, Vincenzo Gomes, Michaela Cerri, Paolo Falcucci, Simona Sica, Gianluca Gaidano, Luca Laurenti
Richter syndrome, a transformation of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) into a diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, is a rare complication of patients treated with chemo-immunotherapy. Richter syndrome might be both clonally related or unrelated to the underlying CLL and often showed mutations of the TP53 and NOTCH1 genes. Recently, ibrutinib was approved for patients with relapsed/refractory CLL or for untreated CLL patients with del 17p or TP53 mutation. The clinical picture, pathology, and genetics of Richter transformation after IBR treatment are largely unknown...
February 27, 2018: Hematological Oncology
S V Andreieva, K V Korets, O E Ruzhinska, I M Skorokhod, O G Alkhimova
AIM: The genetic mechanisms of resistance to chemotherapy in B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia/small lymphocytic lymphoma (B-CLL/SLL) are not clear. We aimed to determine the peculiarities of abnormal karyotype formation in bone marrow (BM) cells and peripheral blood (PB) blast transformed B-cells in relapse of B-CLL/SLL. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Cytogenetic GTG banding technique and molecular cytogenetic in interphase cells (i-FISH) studies of BM cells and PB blast transformed B-lymphocytes were performed in 14 patients (10 males and 4 females) with B-CLL/SLL...
July 2017: Experimental Oncology
Neil E Kay, Betsy R LaPlant, Adam M Pettinger, Timothy G Call, Jose F Leis, Wei Ding, Sameer A Parikh, Michael J Conte, Deborah A Bowen, Tait D Shanafelt
BACKGROUND: 7 regimens of pentostatin based chemoimmunotherapy (CIT) for progressive previously untreated CLL primarily with long term follow-up to update both efficacy and toxicity. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: Prognostic markers including assessment of IGVH and FISH status were done on all. Response rates and 95% binomial confidence intervals were calculated for each regimen and in the combined cohort. Overall survival and treatment-free survival were evaluated using Kaplan-Meier methods...
February 20, 2018: Expert Review of Hematology
Simar Pal Singh, Floris Dammeijer, Rudi W Hendriks
Bruton's tyrosine kinase (BTK) is a non-receptor kinase that plays a crucial role in oncogenic signaling that is critical for proliferation and survival of leukemic cells in many B cell malignancies. BTK was initially shown to be defective in the primary immunodeficiency X-linked agammaglobulinemia (XLA) and is essential both for B cell development and function of mature B cells. Shortly after its discovery, BTK was placed in the signal transduction pathway downstream of the B cell antigen receptor (BCR). More recently, small-molecule inhibitors of this kinase have shown excellent anti-tumor activity, first in animal models and subsequently in clinical studies...
February 19, 2018: Molecular Cancer
Roberta La Starza, Tiziana Pierini, Lorenza Pastorino, Elisa Albi, Caterina Matteucci, Barbara Crescenzi, Paolo Sportoletti, Piero Covarelli, Franca Falzetti, Giovanni Roti, Stefano Ascani, Cristina Mecucci
Background: Collision tumors are rare entities that consist of two histologically distinct tumor types arising in the same anatomic site. An association between chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and malignant melanoma (MM) has been already described. Up to now, they have been documented only at positive regional lymph nodes while we focused on collision tumor in a skin lesion. Case presentation: We characterized the genomic profile of a skin CLL/MM collision tumor in a patient with a 9-years story of CLL...
2018: Molecular Cytogenetics
S Raponi, I Del Giudice, M Marinelli, J Wang, L Cafforio, C Ilari, A Piciocchi, M Messina, S Bonina, S Tavolaro, M Bordyuh, P Mariglia, N Peragine, F R Mauro, S Chiaretti, S Molica, M Gentile, A Visentin, L Trentin, G M Rigolin, A Cuneo, F Diop, D Rossi, G Gaidano, A Guarini, R Rabadan, R Foà
Background: Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) has a heterogeneous clinical course. Beside patients requiring immediate treatment, others show an initial indolent phase followed by progression and others do not progress for decades. The latter two subgroups usually display mutated IGHV genes and a favorable FISH profile. Patients and Methods: Patients with absence of disease progression for over 10 years (11-30) from diagnosis were defined as ultra-stable CLL (US-CLL)...
January 22, 2018: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
Anthony Mato, Chadi Nabhan, Neil E Kay, Nicole Lamanna, Thomas J Kipps, David L Grinblatt, Christopher R Flowers, Charles M Farber, Matthew S Davids, Pavel Kiselev, Arlene S Swern, Shriya Bhushan, Kristen Sullivan, E Dawn Flick, Jeff P Sharman
INTRODUCTION: Prognostic genetic testing is recommended for patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) to guide clinical management. Specific abnormalities, such as del(17p), del(11q), and unmutated IgHV, can predict the depth and durability of the response to CLL therapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In the present analysis of the Connect CLL Registry ( identifier, NCT01081015), a prospective observational cohort study of patients treated across 199 centers, the patterns of prognostic testing and outcomes of patients with unfavorable-risk genetics were analyzed...
December 6, 2017: Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma & Leukemia
Vishal Ashok, Ramya Ranganathan, Smitha Chander, Sharat Damodar, Sunil Bhat, Nataraj K S, Satish Kumar A, Sachin Suresh Jadav, Mahesh Rajashekaraiah, Sundareshan T S
Objectives: Genetic markers are crucial fort diagnostic and prognostic investigation of hematological malignancies (HM). The conventional cytogenetic study (CCS) has been the gold standard for more than five decades. However, FISH (Fluorescence in Situ Hybridization) testing has become a popular modality owing to its targeted approach and the ability to detect abnormalities in non-mitotic cells. We here aimed to compare the diagnostic yields of a FISH panel against CCS in HMs. Methods: Samples of bone marrow and peripheral blood for a total of 201 HMs were tested for specific gene rearrangements using multi-target FISH and the results were compared with those from CCS...
December 29, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
N I Bilous, I V Abramenko, A A Chumak, I S Diagil, Z V Martina
OBJECTIVE: to test the method of polymerase chain reaction with following fragments' length restriction to deter mine the rs2124594 polymorphism and to study its contribution in the development of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) in the post Chornobyl period. METHODS: Genotypes of rs2124594 were determined in 109 patients with CLL of B cell origin including 53 patients irradiated due to the Chornobyl NPP accident. Genotypes distribution among CLL patients was compared with healthy persons of European origin (the 1000 Genomes Project data set was used as a reference)...
December 2017: Problemy Radiat︠s︡iĭnoï Medyt︠s︡yny Ta Radiobiolohiï
Yasser B.M Ali, Rasha M Foad, Essam Abdel-Wahed
Background: Genetic factors like single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) may play an important role in the etiology of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). Mutations in Toll like receptor 9 (TLR9) and myeloid differentiation primary response 88 (MYD88) genes may lead to an abnormal immune response that may cause greater cell proliferation and thus alter an individual’s susceptibility to haematological malignancies including CLL. Objective: This work was designed to study any association of the TLR9 (rs2066807C/G and rs187084T/C) and MYD88 (L265P) single nucleotide polymorphism (SNPs) with risk of CLL in Egyptians...
December 29, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
Bryone J Kuss, Constantine S Tam
BACKGROUND: Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) frequently responds to chemoimmunotherapy combining cytotoxic chemotherapy and monoclonal antibodies. However, CLL is associated with significant genetic heterogeneity, and some high-risk forms are known to be chemo-resistant and associated with early relapse. AIMS: To review the current treatment paradigm of patients with high-risk disease, in particular those with del(17p) and TP53 variants. RESULTS: A 'watch and wait' approach is recommended for all patients who are asymptomatic...
December 2017: Internal Medicine Journal
Jeffrey D Cooney, An-Ping Lin, Daifeng Jiang, Long Wang, Avvaru N Suhasini, Jamie Myers, ZhiJun Qiu, Albert Wölfler, Heinz Sill, Ricardo C T Aguiar
Purpose: Aberrant activation of the B-cell receptor (BCR) is implicated in the pathogenesis of mature B-cell tumors, a concept validated in part by the clinical success of inhibitors of the BCR-related kinases BTK (Bruton's tyrosine kinase) and PI3Kδ. These inhibitors have limitations, including the paucity of complete responses, acquired resistance, and toxicity. Here, we examined the mechanism by which the cyclic-AMP/PDE4 signaling axis suppresses PI3K, toward identifying a novel mechanism-based combinatorial strategy to attack BCR-dependency in mature B-cell malignancies...
December 15, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
Kirsten Fischer, Michael Hallek
The heterogeneity of the clinical course of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) ranges from an indolent course, where patients do not require therapy for many years, to a very aggressive disease, where treatment is required soon after diagnosis and relapses may occur early. The improved tools for prognostication allow predicting the outcome of patients with increasing reliability. Some markers also allow selecting more specific therapies with improved activity in the presence of certain genetic or clinical features of CLL...
December 8, 2017: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
Franz Josef Gassner, Maria Schubert, Stefan Rebhandl, Karina Spandl, Nadja Zaborsky, Kemal Catakovic, Stephanie Blaimer, Daniel Hebenstreit, Richard Greil, Roland Geisberger
Cancer is a genetic disease caused by mutations and chromosomal abnormalities that contribute to uncontrolled cell growth. In addition, cancer cells can rapidly respond to conventional and targeted therapies by accumulating novel and often specific genetic lesions leading to acquired drug resistance and relapsing disease. In chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), however, diverse chromosomal aberrations often occur. In many cases, improper repair of DNA double-strand breaks (DSB) is a major source for genomic abnormalities...
March 2018: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
Teresa Amato, Abibatou Sall, Tandakha NDiaye Dièye, Alessandro Gozzetti, Michele Iacono, Maria Raffaella Ambrosio, Massimo Granai, Serena Somma, Saliou Diop, Awa Oumar Touré, Evelyne May, Charles Henry Gattiollat, Joëlle Wiels, Yonis Ahmed, Martine Raphael, Lorenzo Leoncini, Cristiana Bellan, Pier Paolo Piccaluga
Objectives: Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is the most common type of leukemia in Western populations, being rarer in Asian and African people. It has been suggested that patients with CLL from Africa might have a more aggressive disease compared with white patients. In this study, we aimed to identify genetic factors that may account for this difference. Methods: We analyzed immunoglobulin heavy chain (IGH) genes' mutational status by performing next-generation sequencing in 25 Senegalese and 50 Italian patients with CLL...
November 20, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Pathology
Theresa Vasko, Andrea Kaifie, Matthias B Stope, Thomas Kraus, Patrick Ziegler
Leukocyte telomere length (TL) has been suggested as a marker of biological age in healthy individuals, but can also reflect inherited and acquired hematopoietic dysfunctions or indicate an increased turnover of the hematopoietic stem and progenitor cell compartment. In addition, TL is able to predict the response rate of tyrosine kinase inhibitor therapy in chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), indicates clinical outcomes in chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), and can be used as screening tool for genetic sequencing of selected genes in patients with inherited bone marrow failure syndromes (BMFS)...
October 28, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Elisa Ten Hacken, Romain Guièze, Catherine J Wu
Despite the recent advances in the therapeutic management of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) patients, this common B cell malignancy still remains incurable. This SnapShot provides an overview of CLL biology and therapy, with a focus on genetics and microenvironmental interactions, which contribute to disease progression and therapy resistance. To view this SnapShot, open or download the PDF.
November 13, 2017: Cancer Cell
Ümmet Abur, Gönül Oğur, Ömer Salih Akar, Engin Altundağ, Huri Sema Aymelek, Düzgün Özatlı, Mehmet Turgut
OBJECTIVE: This study evaluates the impact of the CLLU1 expression and FISH analysis of a group of Turkish CLL patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Totally, 156 CLL patients were analysed by FISH method;47 of them were also evaluated for CLLU1 expression. Results were correlated with clinical parameters. RESULTS: FISH aberrations were found in 62% of patients. These aberrations were del13q14 (67%), trisomy 12 (27%), del11q22 (19%), del17p (8%) and 14q32 rearrangements (20%)...
November 13, 2017: Turkish Journal of Haematology: Official Journal of Turkish Society of Haematology
Alain Mina, Jose Sandoval Sus, Elsa Sleiman, Javier Pinilla-Ibarz, Farrukh T Awan, Mohamed A Kharfan-Dabaja
Four decades ago, two staging systems were developed to help stratify CLL into different prognostic categories. These systems, the Rai and the Binet staging, depended entirely on abnormal exam findings and evidence of anemia and thrombocytopenia. Better understanding of biologic, genetic, and molecular characteristics of CLL have contributed to better appreciating its clinical heterogeneity. New prognostic models, the GCLLSG prognostic index and the CLL-IPI, emerged. They incorporate biologic and genetic information related to CLL and are capable of predicting survival outcomes and cases anticipated to need therapy earlier in the disease course...
October 28, 2017: Blood Reviews
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