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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923920/microrna-dysregulation-to-identify-therapeutic-target-combinations-for-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia
#1
Laura Z Rassenti, Veronica Balatti, Emanuela M Ghia, Alexey Palamarchuk, Luisa Tomasello, Paolo Fadda, Yuri Pekarsky, George F Widhopf, Thomas J Kipps, Carlo M Croce
Loss of miR-15/16 is the most common genetic lesion in chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), promoting overexpression of BCL2, which factors in leukemia pathogenesis. Indeed, an inhibitor of Bcl2, venetoclcax, is highly active in the treatment of patients with CLL. However, single-agent venetoclcax fails to eradicate minimal residual disease in most patients. Accordingly, we were interested in other genes that may be regulated by miR-15/16, which may target other drivers in CLL. We found that miR-15/16 targets ROR1, which encodes an onco-embryonic surface protein expressed on the CLL cells of over 90% of patients, but not on virtually all normal postpartum tissues...
September 18, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916317/presence-of-human-herpesvirus-8-hhv-8-dna-sequences-in-patients-with-lymphoproliferative-diseases-and-chronic-blood-disorders
#2
Hossein Keyvani, Mohammad Hadi Karbalaie Niya, Maryam Esghaei, Farah Bokharaei Salim, Seyed Hamid Reza Monavari
OBJECTIVE: Human herpesvirus 8 (HHV-8) is the causative agent of Kaposi's sarcoma (KS), but it has also been associated with different hematologic malignancies, including plasmablastic lymphoma, Multicentric Castleman's disease (MCD), primary effusion lymphoma (PEL) and various atypical lymphoproliferative disorders. Patients with underlying lymphoproliferative diseases and chronic blood disorders who become infected with this virus are at risk for human malignancies. This small study reported the frequency of human herpesvirus -8 in 81 Iranian patients with lymphoproliferative disorders for estimation of possible factors affecting malignancy...
September 12, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902633/ginkgetin-inhibits-proliferation-of-human-leukemia-cells-via-the-tnf-%C3%AE-signaling-pathway
#3
Ling-Ling Pan, Wen-Jun Wu, Gao-Feng Zheng, Xiao-Yan Han, Jing-Song He, Zhen Cai
Ginkgetin is known to be an anticancer agent in many studies. However, its effectiveness in treating chronic lymphoblastic leukemia (CLL) remains unknown. The present study aimed to evaluate the effects of ginkgetin on the growth of the K562 cell line. The MTT assay was employed to examine the proliferation of K562, and a terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase-mediated deoxyuridine triphosphate nick end labeling (TUNEL) staining was conducted to detect the apoptotic rates. Furthermore, changes of tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) were detected by Western blot analysis...
September 13, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Naturforschung. C, A Journal of Biosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867658/identification-and-characterization-of-a-potent-and-biologically-active-pde4-7-inhibitor-via-fission-yeast-based-assays
#4
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/28865368/sweroside-eradicated-leukemia-cells-and-attenuated-pathogenic-processes-in-mice-by-inducing-apoptosis
#5
Xiao-Lin Han, Jing-Dong Li, Wan-Ling Wang, Cui Yang, Zhi-Ying Li
Acute myeloid leukemia (AML), characterized by extremely heterogeneous molecular and biologic abnormalities, is an aggressive hematologic malignancy, hampering the research and development of effective targeted treatment modalities. Sweroside (SWE), an iridoid glycoside, is isolated from Lonicera japonIca. It has diverse biological activities, but little is known in human leukemia. Here, our study showed the potential of sweroside as an effective agent against human leukemia using in vitro and in vivo approaches...
August 30, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28845710/combination-therapy-with-the-type-ii-anti-cd20-antibody-obinutuzumab
#6
Christian Klein, Marina Bacac, Pablo Umana, Günter Fingerle-Rowson
Obinutuzumab is a novel humanized type II glycoengineered anti-CD20 antibody approved for first-line treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) in combination with chlorambucil and for treatment of rituximab-refractory follicular lymphoma (FL). Areas covered: We describe current preclinical and clinical evidence supporting the combination of obinutuzumab with not only chemotherapy but also novel targeted therapies for B-cell hematologic malignancies, and its application in chemoimmunotherapy. We also provide an overview of the current clinical trial landscape investigating novel combination therapies based on obinutuzumab...
August 26, 2017: Expert Opinion on Investigational Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835371/b-cell-receptor-signaling-regulates-metabolism-in-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia
#7
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/28833722/killing-two-birds-with-one-stone-response-to-pembrolizumab-in-a-patient-with-metastatic-melanoma-and-b-cell-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia
#8
M Arenbergerova, A Fialova, P Arenberger, S Gkalpakiotis, T Jirasek, A Srp, A Novotna, H Frankova
Pembrolizumab, a humanized immunoglobulin G4 monoclonal antibody against PD-1, has demonstrated antitumor activity and a manageable safety profile in patients with different solid tumors and hematologic malignancies in multiple clinical trials (1-4). Although these data highlight the effectiveness of PD-1 pathway inhibition, some patients, even those with highly immunogenic tumors, such as melanoma, do not achieve objective response (1). An increased association of B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia (B-CLL) and melanoma, possibly related to an underlying immunologic defect, has been previously reported (5)...
August 22, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783166/anti-leukemic-activity-of-microrna-26a-in-a-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-mouse-model
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L D'Abundo, E Callegari, A Bresin, A Chillemi, B K Elamin, P Guerriero, X Huang, E Saccenti, E M A A Hussein, F Casciano, P Secchiero, G Zauli, G A Calin, G Russo, L J Lee, C M Croce, G Marcucci, S Sabbioni, F Malavasi, M Negrini
Dysregulation of microRNAs (miRNAs) plays an important role in the pathogenesis of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). The Eμ-TCL1 transgenic mouse develops a form of leukemia that is similar to the aggressive type of human B-CLL, and this valuable model has been widely used for testing novel therapeutic approaches. Here, we adopted this model to investigate the potential effects of miR-26a, miR-130an and antimiR-155 in CLL therapy. Improved delivery of miRNA molecules into CLL cells was obtained by developing a novel system based on lipid nanoparticles conjugated with an anti-CD38 monoclonal antibody...
August 7, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780376/retinoic-acid-induction-of-cd1d-expression-primes-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-b-cells-for-killing-by-cd8-invariant-natural-killer-t-cells
#10
Yasmeen G Ghnewa, Vincent P O'Reilly, Elisabeth Vandenberghe, Paul V Browne, Anthony M McElligott, Derek G Doherty
Invariant natural killer T (iNKT) cells are cytotoxic T cells that respond to glycolipid antigens presented by CD1d. Therapeutic activation of iNKT cells with α-galactosylceramide (α-GalCer) can prevent and reverse tumor growth in mice and clinical trials involving α-GalCer-stimulated iNKT cells are ongoing in humans. B cells express CD1d, however, we show that CD1d expression is reduced on B cells from patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). B cells from CLL patients pulsed with α-GalCer failed to stimulate cytolytic degranulation by iNKT cell lines, but could present the more potent glycolipid analogue, 7DW8-5...
August 3, 2017: Clinical Immunology: the Official Journal of the Clinical Immunology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769046/kaiso-protects-human-umbilical-vein-endothelial-cells-against-apoptosis-by-differentially-regulating-the-expression-of-b-cell-cll-lymphoma-2-family-members
#11
Xiaodong Xue, Jian Zhang, Huai Lan, Yinli Xu, Huishan Wang
Endothelial cell injury can promote the development of various cardiovascular diseases, thus, fully understanding the mechanisms underlying the maintenance of vascular endothelial cell homoeostasis may help prevent and treat cardiovascular disease. Kaiso, a zinc finger and BTB domain containing transcription factor, is key to embryonic development and cancer, but how Kaiso interacts with vascular endothelium is not fully understood. We report that Kaiso has an anti-apoptotic function in human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) and human microvascular endothelial cells (HMEC-1s)...
August 2, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751718/two-mouse-models-reveal-an-actionable-parp1-dependence-in-aggressive-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia
#12
Gero Knittel, Tim Rehkämper, Darya Korovkina, Paul Liedgens, Christian Fritz, Alessandro Torgovnick, Yussor Al-Baldawi, Mona Al-Maarri, Yupeng Cun, Oleg Fedorchenko, Arina Riabinska, Filippo Beleggia, Phuong-Hien Nguyen, F Thomas Wunderlich, Monika Ortmann, Manuel Montesinos-Rongen, Eugen Tausch, Stephan Stilgenbauer, Lukas P Frenzel, Marco Herling, Carmen Herling, Jasmin Bahlo, Michael Hallek, Martin Peifer, Reinhard Buettner, Thorsten Persigehl, H Christian Reinhardt
Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) remains an incurable disease. Two recurrent cytogenetic aberrations, namely del(17p), affecting TP53, and del(11q), affecting ATM, are associated with resistance against genotoxic chemotherapy (del17p) and poor outcome (del11q and del17p). Both del(17p) and del(11q) are also associated with inferior outcome to the novel targeted agents, such as the BTK inhibitor ibrutinib. Thus, even in the era of targeted therapies, CLL with alterations in the ATM/p53 pathway remains a clinical challenge...
July 28, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710251/role-for-zap-70-signaling-in-the-differential-effector-functions-of-rituximab-and-obinutuzumab-ga101-in-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-b-cells
#13
Sladjana Skopelja-Gardner, Jonathan D Jones, B JoNell Hamilton, Alexey V Danilov, William F C Rigby
Rituximab (RTX) has been the hallmark anti-CD20 mAb for the treatment of B cell neoplasms, including B cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia (B-CLL). Recently, a novel humanized anti-CD20 mAb obinutuzumab (GA101) has been implemented as first-line CLL therapy. Treatment of CLL patients with RTX is associated with CD20 loss via an FcγR-mediated process, trogocytosis. RTX-induced trogocytosis has been characterized as both the means of resistance to therapy, via loss of cell surface target proteins (antigenic modulation), as well as a process that alters B cell phenotype and function...
August 15, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708284/cd20-specific-immunoligands-engaging-nkg2d-enhance-%C3%AE-%C3%AE-t-cell-mediated-lysis-of-lymphoma-cells
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Matthias Peipp, Daniela Wesch, Hans-Heinrich Oberg, Sebastian Lutz, Anja Muskulus, Jan G J van de Winkel, Paul W H I Parren, Renate Burger, Andreas Humpe, Dieter Kabelitz, Martin Gramatzki, Christian Kellner
Human γδ T cells are innate-like T cells which are able to kill a broad range of tumor cells and thus may have potential for cancer immunotherapy. The activating receptor natural killer group 2 member D (NKG2D) plays a key role in regulating immune responses driven by γδ T cells. Here, we explored whether recombinant immunoligands consisting of a CD20 single-chain fragment variable (scFv) linked to a NKG2D ligand, either MHC class I chain-related protein A (MICA) or UL16 binding protein 2 (ULBP2), could be employed to engage γδ T cells for tumor cell killing...
July 14, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Immunology
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
#15
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/28687625/a-phase-ii-trial-evaluating-the-safety-of-rapid-infusion-of-ofatumumab-in-patients-with-previously-treated-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia
#16
William Donnellan, Jesus G Berdeja, Diana Shipley, Edward R Arrowsmith, David Wright, Scott Lunin, Richard Brown, James H Essell, Ian W Flinn
LESSONS LEARNED: Ofatumumab infusion reactions can be diminished by escalating the dose rate in individual patients in sequential infusions. BACKGROUND: Ofatumumab (OFA) is a fully humanized, anti-CD20 antibody approved for use in chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). The recommended administration requires long infusion times. We evaluated an accelerated infusion regimen of 2 hours. METHODS: The first dose of OFA (300 mg) was given on week 1 day 1 starting at 3...
July 7, 2017: Oncologist
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
#17
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/28679298/prevalence-of-cutaneous-viral-infections-in-incident-cutaneous-squamous-cell-carcinoma-detected-among-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-and-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplant-patients
#18
Shalaka S Hampras, Frederick L Locke, Julio C Chavez, Nishit S Patel, Anna R Giuliano, Kyle Miller, Tarik Gheit, Massimo Tommasino, Dana E Rollison
The role of cutaneous viral infections in the development of non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC), including cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), among chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and blood and marrow transplant (BMT) patients is not established. CLL (n = 977) and BMT (n = 3587) patients treated at the Moffitt Cancer Center were included in a retrospective cohort study. Human papillomavirus (HPV) and human polyomavirus (HPyV) DNA were examined in a subset of incident SCC tumors. Five-year cumulative incidence of NMSC was 1...
July 6, 2017: Leukemia & Lymphoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676343/treatment-of-acute-myeloid-leukemia-with-t-cells-expressing-chimeric-antigen-receptors-directed-to-c-type-lectin-like-molecule-1
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Haruko Tashiro, Tim Sauer, Thomas Shum, Kathan Parikh, Maksim Mamonkin, Bilal Omer, Rayne H Rouce, Premal Lulla, Cliona M Rooney, Stephen Gottschalk, Malcolm K Brenner
The successful immunotherapy of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) has been hampered because most potential antigenic targets are shared with normal hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs), increasing the risk of sustained and severe hematopoietic toxicity following treatment. C-type lectin-like molecule 1 (CLL-1) is a membrane glycoprotein expressed by >80% of AML but is absent on normal HSCs. Here we describe the development and evaluation of CLL-1-specific chimeric antigen receptor T cells (CLL-1.CAR-Ts) and we demonstrate their specific activity against CLL-1(+) AML cell lines as well as primary AML patient samples in vitro...
September 6, 2017: Molecular Therapy: the Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674892/surface-profiling-of-extracellular-vesicles-from-plasma-or-ascites-fluid-using-dotscan-antibody-microarrays
#20
Larissa Belov, Susannah Hallal, Kieran Matic, Jerry Zhou, Sandra Wissmueller, Nuzhat Ahmed, Sumaiya Tanjil, Stephen P Mulligan, O Giles Best, Richard J Simpson, Richard I Christopherson
DotScan antibody microarrays were initially developed for the extensive surface profiling of live leukemia and lymphoma cells. DotScan's diagnostic capability was validated with an extensive clinical trial using mononuclear cells from the blood or bone marrow of leukemia or lymphoma patients. DotScan has also been used for the profiling of surface proteins on peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) from patients with HIV, liver disease, and stable and progressive B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL)...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
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