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Madhav V Dhodapkar
All cases of multiple myeloma (MM) are preceded by precursor states termed as monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS) or smoldering myeloma (SMM). Genetic analyses of MGUS cells have provided evidence that it is a genetically advanced lesion wherein tumor cells carry many of the genetic changes found in MM cells. Intraclonal heterogeneity is also established early during the MGUS phase. While the genetic features of MGUS or SMM cells at baseline may predict disease risk, transition to MM involves altered growth of pre-existing clones...
October 13, 2016: Blood
E Terpos, D Christoulas, E Kastritis, T Bagratuni, M Gavriatopoulou, M Roussou, A Papatheodorou, E Eleutherakis-Papaiakovou, N Kanellias, C Liakou, I Panagiotidis, M Migkou, P Kokkoris, L A Moulopoulos, M A Dimopoulos
Periostin is an extracellular matrix protein that is implicated in the biology of normal bone remodeling and in different cancer cell growth and metastasis. However, there is no information on the role of periostin in multiple myeloma (MM). Thus, we evaluated periostin in six myeloma cell lines in vitro; in the bone marrow plasma and serum of 105 newly diagnosed symptomatic MM (NDMM) patients and in the serum of 23 monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS), 33 smoldering MM (SMM) patients, 30 patients at the plateau phase post-first-line therapy, 30 patients at first relapse and 30 healthy controls...
October 7, 2016: Blood Cancer Journal
Ben Boursi, Ronac Mamtani, Yu-Xiao Yang, Brendan M Weiss
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October 5, 2016: Leukemia & Lymphoma
Alfredo Gagliardi, Claudio Carbone, Angela Russo, Rosanna Cuccurullo, Anna Lucania, Paola Della Cioppa, Gabriella Misso, Michele Caraglia, Catello Tommasino, Lucia Mastrullo
Monoclonal gammopathies are characterized by serum monoclonal component (MC) plus an intact immunoglobulin and a free light chain (FLC), or a combination of both. The measurement of FLC with Freelite(®) is the standard practice recommended by International Myeloma Working Group guidelines. Recently, Hevylite(®) heavy/light chains (HLC) assays were introduced to specifically target junctional epitopes between the heavy and light chains of intact immunoglobulins, allowing the independent quantification of the involved (MC) and uninvolved (polyclonal immunoglobulin background) HLC isotype...
October 2016: Oncology Letters
Domenico Ribatti, Angelo Vacca
Multiple myeloma (MM) mainly progresses in bone marrow (BM). Therefore, signals from the BM microenvironment are thought to play a critical role in maintaining plasma cell growth, migration, and survival. Reciprocal positive and negative interactions between plasma cells and microenvironmental cells, including endothelial cells (ECs) and fibroblasts may occur. The BM neovascularization is a constant hallmark of MM, and goes hand in hand with progression to leukemic phase. Microenvironmental factors induce MMECs and fibroblasts to become functionally different from monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS) ECs (MGECs), i...
2016: Cancer Treatment and Research
María-Victoria Mateos, Ola Landgren
Monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MHUS) is characterized by the presence of a serum M-protein less than 3 g/dL, less than 10 % clonal plasma cells in the bone marrow, and the absence of myeloma-defining event. Smoldering multiple myeloma (SMM) is an asymptomatic disorder characterized by the presence of ≥3 g/dL serum M-protein and/or 10-60 % bone marrow plasma cell infiltration with no myeloma-defining event. The risk of progression to multiple myeloma (MM) requiring therapy varies greatly for individual patients, but it is uniform and 1 % per year for MGUS, while higher (10 % per year) and not uniform for SMM patients...
2016: Cancer Treatment and Research
John Gubatan, Xiaohui Wang, Abner Louissaint, Anuj Mahindra, John Vanderpool
BACKGROUND: Bone marrow sarcoidosis is extremely rare. The association between sarcoidosis and lymphoproliferative disorders has been previously speculated, although the diagnosis of sarcoidosis often precedes any hematological derangements. CASE PRESENTATION: Here, we report for the first time, a case of a 57-year-old Caucasian woman with a previous diagnosis of monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS) developing hypercalcemia and renal failure with workup notable for isolated bone marrow sarcoidosis and not multiple myeloma as expected...
2016: Biomarker Research
Catarina Geraldes, Ana Cristina Gonçalves, Emília Cortesão, Marta Isabel Pereira, Adriana Roque, Artur Paiva, Letícia Ribeiro, José Manuel Nascimento-Costa, Ana Bela Sarmento-Ribeiro
BACKGROUND: Aberrant DNA methylation is considered a crucial mechanism in the pathogenesis of monoclonal gammopathies. We aimed to investigate the contribution of hypermethylation of 4 tumor suppressor genes to the multistep process of myelomagenesis. METHODS: The methylation status of p15, p16, p53, and DAPK genes was evaluated in bone marrow samples from 94 patients at diagnosis: monoclonal gammopathy of uncertain significance (MGUS) (n = 48), smoldering multiple myeloma (SMM) (n = 8) and symptomatic multiple myeloma (MM) (n = 38), and from 8 healthy controls by methylation-specific polymerase chain reaction analysis...
August 10, 2016: Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma & Leukemia
Pengfei Cao, Guiyuan Li, Qian Tan, Ying Zhang, Guoping Zhang, Xiaolin Li, Yuxiang He
OBJECTIVE: To investigate several abnormal genes by the fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) in multiple myeloma (MM), monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS) and reactive plasmacytosis (RP), and to increase the diagnosis and differential diagnosis levels for these common plasma diseases. 
 METHODS: The clinical manifestations, image and laboratory tests and the FISH detection were retrospectively analyzed in 61 cases of newly diagnosed MM, 20 cases of MGUS and 20 cases of RP from August, 2012 to February, 2015 in the Xiangya Hospital of Central South University...
July 2016: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
Fanny Pojero, Alessandra Casuccio, Caterina Giambanco, Matteo Bulati, Silvio Buffa, Francesco Di Bassiano, Francesco Gervasi, Calogero Caruso, Giuseppina Colonna Romano
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Multiple myeloma (MM) is caused by proliferation of clonal plasma cells (cPCs) in bone marrow (BM), associated with numerical and functional defects in immune subsets. An impairment of B cell compartment is involved in onset/progression of the disease. METHODS: By flow cytometry, we studied distribution of naïve/transitional (IgD(+)CD27(-)), memory unswitched (IgD(+)CD27(+)), memory switched (IgD(-)CD27(+)) and double negative (DN) (IgD(-)CD27(-)) B lymphocytes in BM of control subjects, and responding and relapsing patients...
October 2016: Leukemia Research
Jorge J Castillo, Morie A Gertz
In recent years, the survival of patients with plasma cell dyscrasias has improved due to improvements in anticancer and supportive therapy. However, the risk of secondary malignancies has increased, thought to be due to a combination of environmental and disease-related factors, as well as treatment. In the present review, we evaluate the risk of secondary malignancies in patients with monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS), multiple myeloma (MM) and Waldenström macroglobulinemia (WM). Patients with MGUS appear to have a higher risk of developing myeloid malignancies such as myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) and acute myeloid leukemia (AML)...
August 22, 2016: Leukemia & Lymphoma
Petra Schneiderova, Tomas Pika, Petr Gajdos, Regina Fillerova, Pavel Kromer, Milos Kudelka, Jiri Minarik, Tomas Papajik, Vlastimil Scudla, Eva Kriegova
Serum protein fingerprints associated with MGUS and MM and their changes in MM after autologous stem cell transplantation (MM-ASCT, day 100) remain unexplored. Using highly-sensitive Proximity Extension ImmunoAssay on 92 cancer biomarkers (Proseek Multiplex, Olink), enhanced serum levels of Adrenomedullin (ADM, Pcorr= .0004), Growth differentiation factor 15 (GDF15, Pcorr= .003), and soluble Major histocompatibility complex class I-related chain A (sMICA, Pcorr= .023), all prosurvival and chemoprotective factors for myeloma cells, were detected in MM comparing to MGUS...
August 12, 2016: Oncotarget
P A von dem Borne, M F Jonkman, R van Doorn
Subcorneal pustular dermatosis (SPD) or Sneddon-Wilkinson disease is a rare pustular skin disease that follows a chronic relapsing course. A well-known association exists between SPD and IgA monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (IgA MGUS), which exists in up to 40% of cases. SPD has also been observed in IgA myeloma patients. In SPD direct and indirect immunofluorescence studies do not reveal in vivo bound IgA to the epithelial cell surface, in contrast to IgA pemphigus that has similar clinico-pathological features...
August 12, 2016: British Journal of Dermatology
Giovanni D'Arena, Giovanni Rossi, Luca Laurenti, Teodora Statuto, Fiorella D'Auria, Luciana Valvano, Vittorio Simeon, Aldo Giudice, Idanna Innocenti, Vincenzo De Feo, Rosanna Filosa, Pellegrino Musto
The frequency and function of regulatory T-cells (Tregs) in multiple myeloma (MM) are still matter of debate. The percentage and absolute number of circulating Tregs (CD4(+)CD25(+high  density)CD127(-/low  density)) from 39 patients with untreated MM and 44 patients with monoclonal gammopathies of uncertain significance (MGUS) were tested and compared with 20 healthy subjects as controls. The mean percentage number of circulating Tregs was 2.1%  ± 1.0 (range 0.75-6.1%) in MM patients; 2.1%  ± 0...
2016: Journal of Immunology Research
Mohamed-Amine Hamouda, Arnaud Jacquel, Guillaume Robert, Alexandre Puissant, Valentine Richez, Romeo Cassel, Nina Fenouille, Sandrine Roulland, Jerome Gilleron, Emmanuel Griessinger, Alix Dubois, Beatrice Bailly-Maitre, Diogo Goncalves, Aude Mallavialle, Pascal Colosetti, Sandrine Marchetti, Martine Amiot, Patricia Gomez-Bougie, Nathalie Rochet, Marcel Deckert, Herve Avet-Loiseau, Paul Hofman, Jean-Michel Karsenti, Pierre-Yves Jeandel, Claudine Blin-Wakkach, Bertrand Nadel, Thomas Cluzeau, Kenneth C Anderson, Jean-Gabriel Fuzibet, Patrick Auberger, Frederic Luciano
Multiple myeloma (MM) evolves from a premalignant condition known as monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS). However, the factors underlying the malignant transformation of plasmocytes in MM are not fully characterized. We report here that Eµ-directed expression of the antiapoptotic Bcl-B protein in mice drives an MM phenotype that reproduces accurately the human disease. Indeed, with age, Eµ-bcl-b transgenic mice develop the characteristic features of human MM, including bone malignant plasma cell infiltration, a monoclonal immunoglobulin peak, immunoglobulin deposit in renal tubules, and highly characteristic bone lytic lesions...
August 22, 2016: Journal of Experimental Medicine
G McNee, K L Eales, W Wei, D S Williams, A Barkhuizen, D B Bartlett, S Essex, S Anandram, A Filer, P A H Moss, G Pratt, S Basu, C C Davies, D A Tennant
Multiple myeloma (MM), an incurable plasma cell malignancy, requires localisation within the bone marrow. This microenvironment facilitates crucial interactions between the cancer cells and stromal cell types that permit the tumour to survival and proliferate. There is increasing evidence that the bone marrow mesenchymal stem cell (BMMSC) is stably altered in patients with MM-a phenotype also postulated to exist in patients with monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS) a benign condition that precedes MM...
July 11, 2016: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
Joyce Veld, Elizabeth K O'Donnell, Michaela R Reagan, Andrew J Yee, Martin Torriani, Clifford J Rosen, Miriam A Bredella
OBJECTIVE: To determine abdominal adipose tissue parameters on PET/CT in patients with monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS) and multiple myeloma (MM) that may serve as predictors of progression of MGUS to MM. We hypothesized that patients with MM had higher abdominal adiposity and higher fat metabolic activity compared to patients with MGUS. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Our retrospective study was IRB approved and HIPAA compliant. The study group comprised 40 patients (mean age 64 ± 13 years) with MGUS and 32 patients (mean age 62 ± 10 years) with recently diagnosed MM (mean time since diagnosis of MM 3...
September 2016: Skeletal Radiology
Alexei Shimanovsky, Juliana Alvarez Argote, Shruti Murali, Constantin A Dasanu
BACKGROUND: Multiple myeloma (MM) and its precursor, monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS), have been linked with several autoimmune conditions in the medical literature. Yet, significance of these associations is not well understood. METHODS: Herein, we provide a comprehensive literature review on autoimmune disorders identified in patients with MM and MGUS. Most relevant papers were identified via searching the PubMed/Medline and EMBASE databases for articles published from inception until May 1, 2016...
December 2016: BBA Clinical
Kari Hemminki, Asta Försti, Raimo Tuuminen, Otto Hemminki, Hartmut Goldschmidt, Kristina Sundquist, Jan Sundquist, Xinjun Li
Plasma cell dyscrasias, including monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS), multiple myeloma (MM), Waldenström macroglobulinemia (WM) and light chain AL amyloidosis, are characterized by clonal expansion of plasma cells which produce a vast amount of an immunoglobulin-derived M-protein. We noted that MGUS diagnosis often coincided with diagnoses of senile cataract and glaucoma and tested the associations of MGUS, MM, WM and AL amyloidosis with subsequent eye diseases identified from the Swedish patient registers between 1997 and 2012...
2016: Scientific Reports
Salomon Manier, Karma Z Salem, David Liu, Irene M Ghobrial
Multiple myeloma (MM) is an incurable disease that progresses from a premalignant stage termed monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS) and an intermediate stage of smoldering multiple myeloma (SMM). Recent major advances in therapy with more effective and less toxic treatments have brought reconsideration of early therapeutic intervention in management of SMM, with the goal of reducing progression of the disease before the occurrence of end-organ damage to MM and improving survival. Key to this effort is accurate identification of patients at high risk of progression who would truly benefit from early intervention...
2016: American Society of Clinical Oncology Educational Book
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