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CLL Humans

Jianheng Wu, Linfan Li, Guangyuan Jiang, Hui Zhan, Nannan Wang
Aberrant expression of oncogenes and/or tumor suppressors play fundamental roles in the pathogenesis of glioma. B-cell CLL/lymphoma 3 (BCL3) was previously found to be a putative proto-oncogene in human cancers and the decoy receptor DcR1 is induced in a p50/Bcl3-dependent manner and attenuates the efficacy of temozolomide in glioblastoma cells. However, its expression status, clinical significance and biological functions in glioma remain largely unknown. In the present study, the levels of BCL3 were overexpressed in glioma compared to normal brain tissues...
October 12, 2016: International Journal of Oncology
Victor Peperzak, Erik Slinger, Johanna Ter Burg, Eric Eldering
For successful treatment of malignant B-cells it is crucial to understand intrinsic survival requirements in relation to their normal progenitors. Long-lived humoral immunity as well as most B-cell malignancies, originate in the germinal center (GC). Murine GC B-cells depend on pro-survival protein MCL-1, but not BCL-XL. In contrast, naive and memory B-cells depend on BCL-2, but not BCL-XL or MCL-1. For human B-cell subsets, the functional relationships among BCL-2 members are unclear, and also if and how they shift after malignant transformation...
September 30, 2016: Cell Death and Differentiation
Staci L Haney, Garland M Upchurch, Jana Opavska, David Klinkebiel, Adams Kusi Appiah, Lynette M Smith, Tayla B Heavican, Javeed Iqbal, Shantaram Joshi, Rene Opavsky
Cytosine methylation of DNA is an epigenetic modification involved in the repression of genes that affect biological processes including hematopoiesis. It is catalyzed by DNA methyltransferases, one of which -DNMT3A- is frequently mutated in human hematologic malignancies. We have previously reported that Dnmt3a inactivation in hematopoietic stem cells results in chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and CD8-positive peripheral T cell lymphomas (PTCL) in EμSRα-tTA;Teto-Cre;Dnmt3a(fl/fl); Rosa26LOXP(EGFP/EGFP) (Dnmt3a(Δ/Δ)) mice...
September 28, 2016: Scientific Reports
Dilini C Gunasekara, Mary M Zheng, Tara Mojtahed, James R Woods, Tamer E Fandy, Mark V Riofski, Carlotta A Glackin, Hazem E Hassan, Julia Kirshner, David A Colby
Recent studies suggest that leukemia stem cells (LSCs) play a critical role in the initiation, propagation, and relapse of leukemia. Herein we show that (-)-15-methylene-eburnamonine, a derivative of the alkaloid (-)-eburnamonine, is cytotoxic against acute and chronic lymphocytic leukemias (ALL and CLL) and acute myelogenous leukemia (AML). The agent also decreases primary LSC frequency in vitro. The cytotoxic effects appear to be mediated via the oxidative stress pathways. Furthermore, we show that the compound kills AML, ALL, and CLL stem cells...
September 28, 2016: ChemMedChem
S Fathullahzadeh, H Mirzaei, M A Honardoost, A Sahebkar, M Salehi
Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is known as the most common lymphoid malignancy in the Western world. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are a class of small noncoding RNAs with pivotal roles in cellular and molecular processes related to different malignancies including CLL. Recently, some studies have shown that miR-192 plays a key role in CLL pathogenesis through increasing CDKN1A/p21 levels, suppression of Bcl-2 and enhancement of wild-type P53 and cell cycle arrest. Forty samples, including 20 patients with CLL, diagnosed in Omid hospital (Isfahan, Iran) and 20 healthy controls were sampled during a period of 4 months...
September 23, 2016: Cancer Gene Therapy
Alba Matas-Céspedes, Anna Vidal-Crespo, Vanina Rodriguez, Neus Villamor, Julio Delgado, Eva Giné, Heleia Roca-Ho, Pablo Menéndez, Elias Campo, Armando López-Guillermo, Dolors Colomer, Gaël Roué, Adrian Wiestner, Paul Whi Parren, Parul Doshi, Jeroen J Lammerts-van Bueren, Patricia Perez-Galan
PURPOSE: To establish a proof-of-concept for the efficacy of the anti-CD38 antibody daratumumab in the poor prognosis CD38+ CLL subtype. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: The mechanism of action of daratumumab was assessed in CLL primary cells and cell lines using peripheral blood mononuclear cells to analyze antibody-dependent cell cytotoxicity (ADCC), murine and human macrophages to study antibody-dependent cell phagocytosis (ADCP) or human serum to analyze complement-dependent cytotoxicity (CDC)...
September 16, 2016: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
Jesvin Samuel, Sandrine Jayne, Yixiang Chen, Aneela Majid, Alice Wignall, Timothy Wormull, Hishyar Najeeb, JinLi Luo, Geroge D D Jones, Salvador Macip, Martin J S Dyer
Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) cells multiply and become more resistant to immunochemotherapy in 'proliferation centers' within tissues, whereas apoptosis occurs in the periphery. Various models recapitulate these microenvironments in vitro, such as stimulation with CD154 and IL-4. Using this system, we observed a 30-40 fold induction of wild-type p53 protein in 50 distinct human CLL specimens tested, without the induction of either cell cycle arrest or apoptosis. In contrast, the mRNA levels for p53 did not increase, indicating that its elevation occurred posttranscriptionally...
September 7, 2016: Cancer Research
Ingo G H Schmidt-Wolf, Christoph Plass, John C Byrd, Kathrin Frevel, Torsten Pietsch, Andreas Waha
BACKGROUND: Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is characterized by a clonal accumulation of neoplastic lymphocytes, indicating disruption of apoptosis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Differential methylation hybridization analysis was performed to identify novel target genes silenced by CpG island methylation in patients with CLL. RESULTS: Patched (PTCH), a tumor-suppressor gene, was found to be frequently methylated in CLL samples compared to samples derived from healthy individuals...
September 2016: Anticancer Research
Silvia Sánchez-Ramón, Fatima Dhalla, Helen Chapel
Patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and multiple myeloma (MM) are prone to present with antibody production deficits associated with recurrent or severe bacterial infections that might benefit from human immunoglobulin (Ig) (IVIg/SCIg) replacement therapy. However, the original IVIg trial data were done before modern therapies were available, and the current indications do not take into account the shift in the immune situation of current treatment combinations and changes in the spectrum of infections...
2016: Frontiers in Immunology
Alison Yeomans, Elizabeth Lemm, Sarah Wilmore, Breeze E Cavell, Beatriz Valle-Argos, Sergey Krysov, Marina Sanchez Hidalgo, Elodie Leonard, Anne E Willis, Francesco Forconi, Freda K Stevenson, Andrew J Steele, Mark J Coldwell, Graham Packham
Increased mRNA translation drives carcinogenesis and is an attractive target for the development of new anti-cancer drugs. In this work, we investigated effects of phenethylisothiocyanate (PEITC), a phytochemical with chemopreventive and anti-cancer activity, on mRNA translation. PEITC rapidly inhibited global mRNA translation in human breast cancer-derived MCF7 cells and mouse embryonic fibroblasts (MEFs). In addition to the known inhibitory effects of PEITC on mTORC1 activity, we demonstrate that PEITC increased eIF2α phosphorylation...
August 27, 2016: Oncotarget
You Zou, Fang Fang, Yong-Jun Ding, Meng-Yuan Dai, Xing Yi, Chen Chen, Ze-Zhang Tao, Shi-Ming Chen
Notch signaling is important during the development of a variety of human tumors. Depending on the context, Notch signaling can be either oncogenic or anti‑proliferative, and therefore, its effects in cancer are unpredictable. The aim of the present study was to identify the importance of Notch 2 in the cell growth and metastasis of laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma (LSCC). The current study performed quantum dots‑based immunofluorescence histochemistry to determine expression of Notch 2 in 72 LSCC samples without lymph node metastasis, 23 LSCC samples with lymph node metastasis and 31 samples from vocal cord polyps...
October 2016: Molecular Medicine Reports
Thamilvaani Manaharan, Ramaraj Thirugnanasampandan, Rajarajeswaran Jayakumar, M S Kanthimathi, Gunasekar Ramya, Madhusudhanan Gogul Ramnath
BACKGROUND: Essential oil of Ocimum sanctum Linn. exhibited various pharmacological activities including antifungal and antimicrobial activities. In this study, we analyzed the anticancer and apoptosis mechanisms of Ocimum sanctum essential oil (OSEO). OBJECTIVE: To trigger the apoptosis mechanism in human breast cancer cells using OSEO. MATERIALS AND METHODS: OSEO was extracted using hydrodistillation of the leaves. Cell proliferation was determined using different concentrations of OSEO...
May 2016: Pharmacognosy Magazine
Chingiz Underbayev, Siddha Kasar, William Ruezinsky, Heba Degheidy, Joel Solomon Schneider, Gerald Marti, Steven R Bauer, Diego Fraidenraich, Marilyn M Lightfoote, Vijay Parashar, Elizabeth Raveche, Mona Batish
In both human chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and the New Zealand Black (NZB) murine model of CLL, decreased levels of microRNAs miR-15a/16 play an important role in the disease. Here we investigate the effects of this microRNA on early steps of B cell development and the capacity of miR-15a-deficient hematopoietic stem cells (HSC) and B1 progenitor cells (B1P) to reproduce CLL-like phenotype both in vitro and in vivo. Our results demonstrate that both miR-15a deficient HSC and B1P cells are capable of repopulating irradiated recipients and produce higher numbers of B1 cells than sources with normal miR-15a/16 levels...
August 14, 2016: Oncotarget
Stacie L Clark, Julie Y Tse, David C Fisher, Nicole R LeBeouf, George F Murphy, Thomas S Kupper, Rachael A Clark, Christine G Lian
BACKGROUND: Alemtuzumab is a humanized monoclonal antibody directed against CD52, a cell surface antigen on B and T lymphocytes, and used to treat B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia and cutaneous T-cell lymphoma. Skin rash is a common adverse reaction following treatment with alemtuzumab. However, the clinicopathologic features and immunologic basis for the reaction have not been previously reported. METHODS: Our hospital's electronic pathology database was searched for cases with documentation of "alemtuzumab" or "anti-CD52" in the clinical history provided by either the ordering physician or the pathologist...
August 17, 2016: Journal of Cutaneous Pathology
AbdelRahman N Zekri, Esraa Sobhy, Nehal Hussein, Ola S Ahmed, Amira Hussein, Sahar Shoman, Amira H Soliman, Hanaa M Alam ElDin
Several studies have addressed the possible role of hepatitis C virus genotype4 (HCV GT4) in apoptosis. However, this still not fully understood. In the current study a reconstructed clone of E1/E2 polyprotein region of the HCV GT4 was transfected into the Huh7 cell line and a human apoptotic PCR array of 84 genes was used to investigate its possible significance for apoptosis. Out of the 84 genes, only 35 showed significant differential expression, 12 genes being upregulated and 23 downregulated. The highestup regulated genes were APAF1 (apoptotic peptidaseactivating factor 1), BID (BH3 interacting domain death agonist) and BCL 10 (Bcell CLL/ lymphoma protein 10) with fold regulation of 33...
2016: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
Sara Serra, Silvia Deaglio
This method describes a sensitive, specific, reliable and reproducible reverse phase high-performance liquid chromatography (RP-HPLC) assay developed and validated for the quantification of extracellular purine nucleotides and nucleosides produced by purified chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) cells under different culture conditions. The chromatographic separation of adenosine 5'-monophosphate (AMP), adenosine (ADO) and inosine (INO) is performed at RT on a silica-based, reversed-phase column that is used for polar compound retention...
2016: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
Larry Mansouri, Nikos Papakonstantinou, Stavroula Ntoufa, Kostas Stamatopoulos, Richard Rosenquist
The nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB) pathway is constitutively activated in chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) patients, and hence plays a major role in disease development and evolution. In contrast to many other mature B-cell lymphomas, only a few recurrently mutated genes involved in canonical or non-canonical NF-κB activation have been identified in CLL (i.e. BIRC3, MYD88 and NFKBIE mutations) and often at a low frequency. On the other hand, CLL B cells seem 'addicted' to the tumor microenvironment for their survival and proliferation, which is primarily mediated by interaction through a number of cell surface receptors, e...
August 2016: Seminars in Cancer Biology
Katrin Sak, Kristi Kasemaa, Hele Everaus
Despite numerous studies chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) still remains an incurable disease. Therefore, all new compounds and novel strategies which are able to eradicate CLL cells should be considered as valuable clues for a potential future remedy against this malignancy. In the present study, the cytotoxic profiles of natural flavonoids were described in two human CLL cell lines, HG-3 and EHEB, indicating the flavone luteolin as the most potent flavonoid with half-maximal inhibitory constants (IC50) of 37 μM and 26 μM, respectively...
September 14, 2016: Food & Function
Marcel Gätjen, Franziska Brand, Michael Grau, Kerstin Gerlach, Ralph Kettritz, Jörg Westermann, Ioannis Anagnostopoulos, Peter Lenz, Georg Lenz, Uta E Höpken, Armin Rehm
Recruitment of tumor-associated macrophages and neutrophils (TAM and TAN) to solid tumors contributes to immunosuppression in the tumor microenvironment; however, their contributions to lymphoid neoplasms are less clear. In human chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), tumor B cells lodge in lymph nodes where interactions with the microenvironment occur. Tumor cell homing stimulates proliferation, such that engagement of the B-cell receptor is important for malignant progression. In the Eμ-Tcl1 murine model of CLL, we identified gene expression signatures indicative of a skewed polarization in the phenotype of monocytes and neutrophils...
September 15, 2016: Cancer Research
Minoo Shahidi, Seyed Mohsen Razavi, Parisa Hayat
Although certain evidence has indicated a role for angiogenesis in the pathophysiology of hematopoietic malignancies, its role in chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) prognosis is yet to be defined. To our knowledge, the effects of CLL plasma on cell culture have not been addressed. Therefore, we investigated the effects of CLL plasma on cell cycle regulation and von Willebrand factor (vWF) secretion, and expression in human umbilical vein endothelial cell cultures (HUVECs). Since nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-κB) transcription factor has been a therapeutic target for treatment of cancer, we inhibited NF-κB using small interfering RNA to clarify if there is a role for this factor in probable effects...
September 2016: Blood Coagulation & Fibrinolysis: An International Journal in Haemostasis and Thrombosis
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