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Carolina Garrido, Adam M Spivak, Natalia Soriano-Sarabia, Mary Ann Checkley, Edward Barker, Jonathan Karn, Vicente Planelles, David M Margolis
In an effort to clear persistent HIV infection and achieve a durable therapy-free remission of HIV disease, extensive pre-clinical studies and early pilot clinical trials are underway to develop and test agents that can reverse latent HIV infection and present viral antigen to the immune system for clearance. It is, therefore, critical to understand the impact of latency-reversing agents (LRAs) on the function of immune effectors needed to clear infected cells. We assessed the impact of LRAs on the function of natural killer (NK) cells, the main effector cells of the innate immune system...
2016: Frontiers in Immunology
Zachary T Rivers, Drew R Oostra, James S Westholder, Gregory M Vercellotti
BACKGROUND: Romidepsin is a novel histone deacetylase inhibitor that is approved for the treatment of cutaneous and peripheral T-cell lymphoma in patients who have had at least one prior therapy. Romidepsin is generally well tolerated, though it comes with a risk of cardiac toxicities. OBJECTIVE: We report a case of electrocardiogram changes in a 64-year-old male with enteropathy-associated T-cell lymphoma, type 2, treated with salvage romidepsin therapy who relapsed after non-myeloablative allogeneic sibling peripheral blood stem cell transplant...
October 5, 2016: Journal of Oncology Pharmacy Practice
YiHan Wu, Li Dong, SaRuLa Bao, MeiLing Wang, YongLi Yun, RunXiu Zhu
Temozolomide is a novel cytotoxic agent currently used as first-line chemotherapy for glioblastoma multiforme (GBM). Romidepsin (FK228), a histone deacetylase inhibitor, is a promising new class of antineoplastic agent with the capacity to induce growth arrest and/or apoptosis of cancer cells. However, combination of the two drugs in glioma remains largely unknown. In the present study, we evaluated the combinatory effects of FK228 with TMZ in glioma, and its molecular mechanisms responsible for these effects...
September 26, 2016: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
Steffen Leth, Mariane H Schleimann, Sara K Nissen, Jesper F Højen, Rikke Olesen, Mette E Graversen, Sofie Jørgensen, Anne Sofie Kjær, Paul W Denton, Alejandra Mørk, Maja A Sommerfelt, Kim Krogsgaard, Lars Østergaard, Thomas A Rasmussen, Martin Tolstrup, Ole Schmeltz Søgaard
BACKGROUND: Immune priming before reversal of latency might be a component of a functional HIV cure. To assess this concept, we assessed if therapeutic HIV immunisation followed by latency reversal would affect measures of viral transcription, plasma viraemia, and reservoir size in patients with HIV on suppressive antiretroviral therapy. METHODS: In this single-arm, phase 1B/2A trial, we recruited adults treated at the Department of Infectious Diseases, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark (aged ≥18 years) with successfully treated HIV-1 with plasma RNA loads of less than 50 copies per mL for the previous year and CD4 counts of at least 500 cells per μL...
October 2016: Lancet HIV
Claudius Irlé, Jonathan Weintraub
Peripheral T-cell lymphomas (PTCLs) are a heterogeneous group of aggressive non-Hodgkin lymphomas. Angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma (AITL) is a common subtype of PTCL, and patients with AITL typically have a poor prognosis with limited treatment options. Clinical studies have demonstrated the activity of romidepsin, a structurally unique, potent, bicyclic class 1 selective histone deacetylase inhibitor, in patients with relapsed or refractory AITL. In the case presented herein, we describe a patient treated with single-agent romidepsin at first diagnosis of AITL, resulting in complete remission for over 2 years and leading to the use of maintenance dosing...
2016: Case Reports in Hematology
Qin Xu, Dakshesh Patel, Xian Zhang, Richard D Veenstra
Histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitors are small molecule anti-cancer therapeutics that exhibit limiting cardiotoxicities including QT interval prolongation and life-threatening cardiac arrhythmias. Because the molecular mechanisms for HDAC inhibitor-induced cardiotoxicity are poorly understood, we performed whole cell patch voltage clamp experiments to measure cardiac sodium currents (INa) from wild-type neonatal mouse ventricular or human induced pluripotent stem cell derived cardiomyocytes treated with trichostatin A (TSA), vorinostat (VOR), or romidepsin (FK228)...
September 16, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
Francine Foss, Madeleine Duvic, Adam Lerner, Joel Waksman, Sean Whittaker
BACKGROUND: Tumor stage and folliculotropic mycosis fungoides are uncommon subtypes of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL) with an aggressive disease course. Romidepsin is a histone deacetylase inhibitor approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for patients with CTCL who have received ≥ 1 previous systemic therapy. In the present study, we examined the efficacy and safety of romidepsin in patients from the pivotal, single-arm, open-label, phase II study of relapsed or refractory CTCL with cutaneous tumors and/or folliculotropic disease involvement...
August 10, 2016: Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma & Leukemia
Sunil A Reddy
Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL) is a heterogeneous group of rare non-Hodgkin lymphomas that arise in the skin. In advanced stages, CTCL becomes systemic and is associated with poor prognosis. Diagnosis of CTCL and treatment of early-stage disease with topical therapies often occurs under the care of a dermatologist. Community oncologists see few patients with CTCL due to direct referrals from dermatologists to academic or lymphoma specialty centers. However, some patients will continue to be managed in a community setting...
October 2016: Critical Reviews in Oncology/hematology
Julian C Bahr, Robert W Robey, Victoria Luchenko, Agnes Basseville, Arup R Chakraborty, Hanna Kozlowski, Gary T Pauly, Paresma Patel, Joel P Schneider, Michael M Gottesman, Susan E Bates
We previously demonstrated activation of the mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) pathway in a series of romidepsin-selected T-cell lymphoma cell lines as a mechanism of resistance to the histone deacetylase inhibitor (HDI), romidepsin. As Ras mutation leads to activation of both the MAPK and the phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K) pathway, we examined whether combining romidepsin with small molecule pathway inhibitors would lead to increased apoptosis in cancers harboring Ras mutations. We treated 18 Ras mutant or wild-type cell lines with romidepsin in the presence of a MEK inhibitor (PD-0325901) and/or an AKT inhibitor (MK-2206) and examined apoptosis by flow cytometry...
September 13, 2016: Oncotarget
Benjamin B Policicchio, Cuiling Xu, Egidio Brocca-Cofano, Kevin D Raehtz, Tianyu He, Dongzhu Ma, Hui Li, Ranjit Sivanandham, George S Haret-Richter, Tammy Dunsmore, Anita Trichel, John W Mellors, Beatrice H Hahn, George M Shaw, Ruy M Ribeiro, Ivona Pandrea, Cristian Apetrei
Viruses that persist despite seemingly effective antiretroviral treatment (ART) and can reinitiate infection if treatment is stopped preclude definitive treatment of HIV-1 infected individuals, requiring lifelong ART. Among strategies proposed for targeting these viral reservoirs, the premise of the "shock and kill" strategy is to induce expression of latent proviruses [for example with histone deacetylase inhibitors (HDACis)] resulting in elimination of the affected cells through viral cytolysis or immune clearance mechanisms...
September 2016: PLoS Pathogens
Daniel Nettersheim, Sina Jostes, Martin Fabry, Friedemann Honecker, Valerie Schumacher, Jutta Kirfel, Glen Kristiansen, Hubert Schorle
In Western countries, the incidence of testicular germ cell cancers (GCC) is steadily rising over the last decades. Mostly, men between 20 and 40 years of age are affected. In general, patients suffering from GCCs are treated by orchiectomy and radio- or chemotherapy. Due to resistance mechanisms, intolerance to the therapy or denial of chemo- / radiotherapy by the patients, GCCs are still a lethal threat, highlighting the need for alternative treatment strategies.In this study, we revealed that germ cell cancer cell lines are highly sensitive to the histone deacetylase inhibitor romidepsin in vitro and in vivo, highlighting romidepsin as a potential therapeutic option for GCC patients...
August 27, 2016: Oncotarget
Benigno C Valdez, Yang Li, David Murray, Jonathan E Brammer, Yan Liu, Chitra Hosing, Yago Nieto, Richard E Champlin, Borje S Andersson
HDAC inhibitors, DNA alkylators and nucleoside analogs are effective components of combination chemotherapy. To determine a possible mechanism of their synergism, we analyzed the effects of HDAC inhibitors on the expression of drug transporters which export DNA alkylators. Exposure of PEER lymphoma T-cells to 15 nM romidepsin (Rom) resulted in 40%-50% reduction in mRNA for the drug transporter MRP1 and up to ~500-fold increase in the MDR1 mRNA within 32-48 hrs. MRP1 protein levels concomitantly decreased while MDR1 increased...
August 24, 2016: Oncotarget
Kah-Lok Chan, Carrie van der Weyden, Christine Khoo, Stephen Lade, Piers Blombery, David Westerman, Amit Khot, Brian Melo, Ricky W Johnstone, H Miles Prince, Michael Dickinson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 25, 2016: Leukemia & Lymphoma
P S Suresh, V C Devaraj, Nuggehally R Srinivas, Ramesh Mullangi
Histone deacetylase inhibitors (HDAC inhibitors) are used to treat malignancies such as cutaneous T cell lymphoma and peripheral T cell lymphoma. Only four drugs are approved by the US Food and Drug Administration, namely vorinostat, romidepsin, panobinostat and belinostat, while chidamide has been approved in China. There are a number of bioanalytical methods reported for the measurement of HDAC inhibitors in clinical (human plasma and serum) and preclinical (mouse plasma, rat plasma, urine and tissue homogenates, etc...
August 11, 2016: Biomedical Chromatography: BMC
Brian Scott, Heather Wickless
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May 2016: JAAD Case Reports
Tian-Yun Wang, Yu-Rong Chai, Yan-Long Jia, Jian-Hui Gao, Xiao-Jun Peng, Hua-Feng Han
Romidepsin (FK228) is one of the most promising histone-deacetylase inhibitors due to its potent antitumor activity, and has been used as a practical option for cancer therapy. However, FK228-induced changes in protein modifications and the crosstalk between different modifications has not been reported. To better understand the underlying mechanisms of FK228-related cancer therapy, we investigated the acetylome, phosphorylation, and crosstalk between modification datasets in colon cancer cells treated with FK228 by using stable-isotope labeling with amino acids in cell culture and affinity enrichment, followed by high-resolution liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry analysis...
July 26, 2016: Oncotarget
Lu-Hong Li, Pei-Ru Zhang, Pei-Ya Cai, Zhi-Chao Li
OBJECTIVE: Romidepsin (FK228), a Histone Deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitor, has been used for anti-cancer therapies. However, the anti-cancer effect of FK228 and its underlying mechanism in endometrial carcinoma (EC) have not been studied. The aime of this study was to investigate the anti-cancer effects of FK228 and the associated mechanism(s) in EC. METHODS: Ishikawa and HEC-1-A endometrial cancer cells were treated with 8nM concentration of FK228 and cell growth was measured by XTT assay...
August 2016: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
M N Cruickshank, J Ford, L C Cheung, J Heng, S Singh, J Wells, T W Failes, G M Arndt, N Smithers, R K Prinjha, D Anderson, K W Carter, A M Gout, T Lassmann, J O'Reilly, C H Cole, R S Kotecha, U R Kees
To address the poor prognosis of mixed lineage leukemia (MLL)-rearranged infant acute lymphoblastic leukemia (iALL), we generated a panel of cell lines from primary patient samples and investigated cytotoxic responses to contemporary and novel Food and Drug Administration-approved chemotherapeutics. To characterize representation of primary disease within cell lines, molecular features were compared using RNA-sequencing and cytogenetics. High-throughput screening revealed variable efficacy of currently used drugs, however identified consistent efficacy of three novel drug classes: proteasome inhibitors, histone deacetylase inhibitors and cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitors...
July 22, 2016: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
Victoria E Walker-Sperling, Christopher W Pohlmeyer, Patrick M Tarwater, Joel N Blankson
Shock and kill strategies involving the use of small molecules to induce viral transcription in resting CD4+ T cells (shock) followed by immune mediated clearance of the reactivated cells (kill), have been proposed as a method of eliminating latently infected CD4+ T cells. The combination of the histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitor romidepsin and protein kinase C (PKC) agonist bryostatin-1 is very effective at reversing latency in vitro. However, we found that primary HIV-1 specific CD8+ T cells were not able to eliminate autologous resting CD4+ T cells that had been reactivated with these drugs...
June 2016: EBioMedicine
Christopher L Plaisier, Sofie O'Brien, Brady Bernard, Sheila Reynolds, Zac Simon, Chad M Toledo, Yu Ding, David J Reiss, Patrick J Paddison, Nitin S Baliga
We developed the transcription factor (TF)-target gene database and the Systems Genetics Network Analysis (SYGNAL) pipeline to decipher transcriptional regulatory networks from multi-omic and clinical patient data, and we applied these tools to 422 patients with glioblastoma multiforme (GBM). The resulting gbmSYGNAL network predicted 112 somatically mutated genes or pathways that act through 74 TFs and 37 microRNAs (miRNAs) (67 not previously associated with GBM) to dysregulate 237 distinct co-regulated gene modules associated with patient survival or oncogenic processes...
August 2016: Cell Systems
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