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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617152/impact-of-immunoablation-and-autologous-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-on-gray-and-white-matter-atrophy-in-multiple-sclerosis
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Hyunwoo Lee, Kunio Nakamura, Sridar Narayanan, Robert Brown, Jacqueline Chen, Harold L Atkins, Mark S Freedman, Douglas L Arnold
BACKGROUND: Immunoablation and autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (IA/aHSCT) halts relapses, white matter (WM) lesion formation, and pathological whole-brain (WB) atrophy in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients. Whether the latter was due to effects on gray matter (GM) or WM warranted further exploration. OBJECTIVE: To model GM and WM volume changes after IA/aHSCT to further understand the effects seen on WB atrophy. METHODS: GM and WM volume changes were calculated from serial baseline and follow-up magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) ranging from 1...
June 1, 2017: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608322/long-evans-rat-spermatogonial-lines-are-effective-germline-vectors-for-transgenic-rat-production
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F Kent Hamra, Christopher T Richie, Brandon K Harvey
Long Evans rat strains are applied as research models in a broad spectrum of biomedical fields (>15,800 citations, NCBI PubMed). Here, we report an approach to genetically modify the Long Evans rat germline in donor spermatogonial stem cells. Long Evans rat spermatogonial lines were derived from freshly isolated laminin-binding spermatogonia. Laminin-binding spermatogonia were cultured over multiple passages on fibroblast feeder layers in serum-free culture medium containing GDNF and FGF2. Long Evans rat spermatogonial lines were genetically modified by transposon transduction to express a germline, tdTomato reporter gene...
June 12, 2017: Transgenic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606176/rituximab-containing-reduced-intensity-conditioning-improves-progression-free-survival-following-allogeneic-transplantation-in-b-cell-non-hodgkin-lymphoma
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Narendranath Epperla, Kwang Woo Ahn, Sairah Ahmed, Madan Jagasia, Alyssa DiGilio, Steven M Devine, Samantha Jaglowski, Vanessa Kennedy, Andrew R Rezvani, Sonali M Smith, Anna Sureda, Timothy S Fenske, Mohamed A Kharfan-Dabaja, Phillipe Armand, Mehdi Hamadani
BACKGROUND: In B cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma (B-NHL), rituximab-containing reduced-intensity conditioning regimens (R-RIC) have been shown to provide favorable outcomes in single-arm studies; however, large multicenter studies comparing R-RIC and non-rituximab-containing reduced-intensity conditioning regimens (nonR-RIC) have not been performed. Using the CIBMTR database, we report the outcomes of R-RIC versus nonR-RIC regimens in B-NHL. METHODS: We evaluated 1401 adult B-NHL patients undergoing allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (allo-HCT) who received nonR-RIC (n = 1022) or R-RIC (n = 379) regimens...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Hematology & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604667/single-agent-gvhd-prophylaxis-with-tacrolimus-after-post-transplant-high-dose-cyclophosphamide-is-a-valid-option-for-haploidentical-transplantation-in-adults-with-hematological-malignancies
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A Esquirol, M J Pascual, M Ortiz, J L Piñana, C Ferra, I Garcia Cadenas, I Vilades, S Brunet, R Martino, J Sierra
Eighty-one patients with high-risk hematological malignancies received unmanipulated haploidentical stem cell transplants (haploSCT) using the same protocol at four Spanish institutions. The conditioning regimen was thiotepa, busulfan and fludarabine; following bone marrow or peripheral blood infusion. GvHD prophylaxis with high-dose cyclophosphamide on days +3 and +4, and IV tacrolimus from day +5 was administered. 62% were in complete remission, 17% had received previous allogeneic SCT and 44% had a high-very high refined disease risk index...
June 12, 2017: Bone Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601505/heat-and-chemical-treatments-in-adult-cyprinus-carpio-pisces-cypriniformes-rapidly-produce-sterile-gonads
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Sullip Kumar Majhi, Avinash Rambhau Rasal, Basdeo Kushwaha, Sudhir Raizada
Several options have been proposed for eradication of germ cells (GCs) in mammals such as treatment with cytotoxic drugs, irradiation, cold ischemia and hyperthermic treatment. Some of these methods have been also tried in fish but conditions for complete sterilisation of gonads have not been established. Here, we report the production of sterile adult common carp Cyprinus carpio in 10 weeks by the heat and chemical treatments. The cytotoxic drug busulfan (40mg/kg) was intraperitoneally injected into the animals at 2-week intervals (5 doses in total), and they were maintained in water at 38°C between Weeks 1 and 10...
June 3, 2017: Animal Reproduction Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579394/primate-primordial-germ-cells-acquire-transplantation-potential-by-carnegie-stage-23
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Amander T Clark, Sofia Gkountela, Di Chen, Wanlu Liu, Enrique Sosa, Meena Sukhwani, Jon D Hennebold, Kyle E Orwig
Primordial germ cells (PGCs) are the earliest embryonic progenitors in the germline. Correct formation of PGCs is critical to reproductive health as an adult. Recent work has shown that primate PGCs can be differentiated from pluripotent stem cells; however, a bioassay that supports their identity as transplantable germ cells has not been reported. Here, we adopted a xenotransplantation assay by transplanting single-cell suspensions of human and nonhuman primate embryonic Macaca mulatta (rhesus macaque) testes containing PGCs into the seminiferous tubules of adult busulfan-treated nude mice...
May 22, 2017: Stem Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578006/increased-sat2-expression-is-associated-with-busulfan-induced-testicular-sertoli-cell-injury
#7
Yi Xian, Mingjun Wu, Yaping Liu, Jie Hao, Yu Wu, Xiaogang Liao, Gang Li
Busulfan is a chemotherapeutic agent used to treat chronic myelogenous leukemia and other myeloproliferative disorders. Increasing evidence has demonstrated that busulfan may induce testicular dysfunction by targeting genes that are expressed in the testis. Here, we showed that spermidine/spermine N1-acetyltransferase 2 (Sat2) was present in testicular Sertoli cells, and its expression was significantly increased by busulfan treatment. To investigate the implications of Sat2 upregulation for cell growth and function, a Sat2-overexpressing TM4 Sertoli cell model was established...
June 1, 2017: Toxicology in Vitro: An International Journal Published in Association with BIBRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555420/limited-sampling-strategy-for-predicting-busulfan-exposure-in-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-recipients
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Jing-Jing Huang, Bing Chen, Jiong Hu, Wan-Hua Yang
Background Optimization of the area under the concentration-time curve (AUC) of busulfan, an essential component of conditioning regimens, improves the outcomes in patients undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). Traditional sampling methods for calculating AUC require multiple sampling. Objective To establish a limited sampling strategy for predicting the AUC0-12 of intravenous busulfan for Chinese adult patients prior to HSCT. Methods The pharmacokinetics of twice-daily intravenous busulfan was studied in forty-five Chinese adult patients...
May 29, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552421/reduced-intensity-conditioning-with-busulfan-fludarabine-and-antithymocyte-globulin-for-hematopoietic-cell-transplantation-from-unrelated-or-haploidentical-family-donors-in-acute-myeloid-leukemia-in-remission
#9
Kyoo-Hyung Lee, Je-Hwan Lee, Jung-Hee Lee, Dae-Young Kim, Han-Seung Park, Eun-Ji Choi, Sun-Hye Ko, Miee Seol, Young-Shin Lee, Young-A Kang, Mijin Jeon, Seunghyun Baek, You-Lee Kang, Sung-Han Kim, Sung-Cheol Yun, Hawk Kim, Jae-Cheol Jo, Yunsuk Choi, Young-Don Joo, Sung-Nam Lim
To investigate the role of antithymocyte globulin (ATG)-containing reduced-intensity conditioning (RIC) in hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) from unrelated (UD) or haploidentical-family donors (HFD), we conducted a phase-2 trial of 237 patients (age, 16-69 years) with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in remission. Patients undergoing UD-HCT (n=93) or HFD-HCT (n=59) received RIC comprising busulfan, fludarabine, and Thymoglobulin, 9 mg/kg, whereas those undergoing HCT from matched sibling donors (MSD; n=85) received myeloablative busulfan-cyclophosphamide conditioning or aforementioned RIC with Thymoglobulin, 4...
May 25, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522110/high-dose-gemcitabine-busulfan-and-melphalan-for-autologous-stem-cell-transplant-in-patients-with-relapsed-or-refractory-myeloma-a-phase-2-trial-and-matched-pair-comparison-with-melphalan
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Yago Nieto, Benigno C Valdez, Sai R Pingali, Roland Bassett, Ruby Delgado, John Nguyen, Nina Shah, Uday Popat, Roy B Jones, Borje S Andersson, Alison Gulbis, Sairah Ahmed, Qaiser Bashir, Simrit Parmar, Krina Patel, Alan Myers, Gabriela Rondon, Robert Z Orlowski, Richard Champlin, Muzaffar Qazilbash
BACKGROUND: High-dose melphalan is of little benefit as a regimen for patients with relapsed or refractory myeloma undergoing an autologous stem-cell transplant (ASCT). The poor performance of single-agent melphalan in this setting prompted us to study a new high-dose combination of infused gemcitabine, busulfan, and melphalan. METHODS: We did a phase 2 trial at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (Houston, TX, USA). We enrolled patients with primary refractory or relapsed myeloma who had received treatment with bortezomib, an immunomodulatory drug, or both, or who were receiving a salvage ASCT...
June 2017: Lancet Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522109/gemcitabine-busulfan-and-melphalan-conditioning-for-autologous-stem-cell-transplants-in-multiple-myeloma
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Gösta Gahrton
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June 2017: Lancet Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490733/pharmacometabolomics-for-predicting-variable-busulfan-exposure-in-paediatric-haematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-patients
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Bora Kim, Ji Won Lee, Kyung Taek Hong, Kyung-Sang Yu, In-Jin Jang, Kyung Duk Park, Hee Young Shin, Hyo Seop Ahn, Joo-Youn Cho, Hyoung Jin Kang
Owing to its narrow therapeutic range and high pharmacokinetic variability, optimal dosing for busulfan is important to minimise overexposure-related systemic toxicity and underexposure-related graft failure. Using global metabolomics, we investigated biomarkers for predicting busulfan exposure. We analysed urine samples obtained before busulfan administration from 59 paediatric patients divided into 3 groups classified by area under the busulfan concentration-time curve (AUC), i.e., low-, medium-, and high-AUC groups...
May 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483347/the-potentiality-of-two-dimensional-preantral-follicle-culture-as-an-in-vitro-model-in-predicting-premature-ovarian-failure
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Ting Zhang, Ying Chen, Yang Yang, Zhonghui Wang, Qi Pan, Sichong Xu, Zuyue Sun
The purpose of this study is to identify the potential of a two-dimensional preantral follicle culture as an in vitro model of predicting premature ovarian failure. The two-dimensional preantral follicles culture method was established by cultivating preantral follicles collected from ICR F1 hybrids (aged 12-14days) for 12days. The preantral follicles were incubated with 0.54mg/ml cyclophosphamide, 0.5mg/ml busulfan, 0.12mg/ml cisplatin, 3.12mg/ml 4-vinylcyclohexene diepoxide, 5mg/ml D (+) galactose, and 0...
May 5, 2017: Experimental and Toxicologic Pathology: Official Journal of the Gesellschaft Für Toxikologische Pathologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479418/development-of-an-assay-for-cellular-efflux-of-pharmaceutically-active-agents-and-its-relevance-to-understanding-drug-interactions
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Benigno C Valdez, Moustapha Hassan, Borje S Andersson
Drug interactions may dictate the failure or success of a treatment. Patients undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) are exposed to various types of drugs, and understanding how these drugs interact is of the utmost importance. The pharmacokinetics of busulfan, melphalan, and cyclophosphamide, drugs commonly used for HSCT, are known to be affected by a variety of other drugs with differing molecular structures. We hypothesized that these structurally unrelated drugs affect the transport of DNA-alkylating agents...
May 4, 2017: Experimental Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472509/multicenter-phase-ii-study-of-temozolomide-and-myeloablative-chemotherapy-with-autologous-stem-cell-transplant-for-newly-diagnosed-anaplastic-oligodendroglioma
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Alissa A Thomas, Lauren E Abrey, Robert Terziev, Jeffrey Raizer, Nina L Martinez, Peter Forsyth, Nina Paleologos, Matthew Matasar, Craig S Sauter, Craig Moskowitz, Stephen D Nimer, Lisa M DeAngelis, Thomas Kaley, Sean Grimm, David N Louis, J Gregory Cairncross, Katherine S Panageas, Samuel Briggs, Geraldine Faivre, Nimish A Mohile, Jayesh Mehta, Philip Jonsson, Debyani Chakravarty, Jianjiong Gao, Nikolaus Schultz, Cameron W Brennan, Jason T Huse, Antonio Omuro
Background: Anaplastic oligodendroglioma (AO) and anaplastic oligoastrocytomas (AOA) are chemotherapy-sensitive tumors with prolonged survival after radiochemotherapy. We report a prospective trial using induction temozolomide (TMZ) followed by myeloablative high-dose chemotherapy (HDC) with autologous stem-cell transplant (ASCT), as a potential strategy to defer radiotherapy. Methods: Patients with AO/AOA received 6 cycles of TMZ (200mg/m2 X5/28-day). Responding patients were eligible for HDC (thiotepa 250mg/m2/day X3 days then busulfan 3...
May 2, 2017: Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468095/-the-mechanism-of-bone-marrow-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-excessive-senescence-in-severe-aplastic-anemia-mouse-model
#16
Y Q Ou, H Y Liu, W Lu, M J Wen, H Liu
Objective: To explore the mechanism of excessive senescence in bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (BM-MSC) of mouse model with severe aplastic anemia (SAA) . Methods: 40 BALB/c mice were randomly assigned to two groups of control (n=20) and AA (n=20) . SAA mouse model was induced by intraperitoneal injection with IFN-γ and intragastric infusion with busulfan. BM-MSC were isolated and cultured from bone marrow of SAA and healthy mice. The cell morphology was observed by inverted microscope and cell cytoskeleton was stained by Rhodamine-Phalloidin; The level of proliferation was analyzed by CCK-8 method, and cell cycle was tested by flow cytometry...
April 14, 2017: Zhonghua Xue Ye Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Xueyexue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463633/dose-reduced-versus-standard-conditioning-followed-by-allogeneic-stem-cell-transplantation-for-patients-with-myelodysplastic-syndrome-a-prospective-randomized-phase-iii-study-of-the-ebmt-ricmac-trial
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Nicolaus Kröger, Simona Iacobelli, Georg-Nikolaus Franke, Uwe Platzbecker, Ruzena Uddin, Kai Hübel, Christof Scheid, Thomas Weber, Marie Robin, Matthias Stelljes, Boris Afanasyev, Dominik Heim, Giorgio Lambertenghi Deliliers, Francesco Onida, Peter Dreger, Massimo Pini, Stefano Guidi, Liisa Volin, Andreas Günther, Wolfgang Bethge, Xavier Poiré, Guido Kobbe, Marleen van Os, Ronald Brand, Theo de Witte
Purpose To compare a reduced-intensity conditioning regimen (RIC) with a myeloablative conditioning regimen (MAC) before allogeneic transplantation in patients with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) within a randomized trial. Patients and Methods Within the European Society of Blood and Marrow Transplantation, we conducted a prospective, multicenter, open-label, randomized phase III trial that compared a busulfan-based RIC with MAC in patients with MDS or secondary acute myeloid leukemia. A total of 129 patients were enrolled from 18 centers...
May 2, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450182/cervical-papanicolaou-smears-in-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplant-recipients-high-prevalence-of-therapy-related-atypia-during-the-acute-phase
#18
Shan-Chi Yu, Huai-Hsuan Huang, Chi-Cheng Li, Jih-Luh Tang, Yi-Hsuan Lee, Tsui-Lien Mao, Kuan-Ting Kuo, Chien-Ting Lin, Jia-Hau Liu, Bor-Sheng Ko, Ming Yao
Hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) recipients have a higher risk of cervical cancer. Papanicolaou (Pap) smear is the standard tool for screening cervical cancer, but there is limited research about the cervical cytology in HSCT recipients. Here, we retrospectively included adult female patients who underwent allogeneic or autologous HSCT at National Taiwan University Hospital during 2009 to 2015 and reviewed their Pap smears before and after HSCT. There were 248 allogeneic and 131 autologous HSCT recipients in our study...
April 24, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445850/simultaneous-quantification-of-busulfan-clofarabine-and-f-ara-a-using-isotope-labelled-standards-and-standard-addition-in-plasma-by-lc-ms-ms-for-exposure-monitoring-in-hematopoietic-cell-transplantation-conditioning
#19
Arjen M Punt, Jurgen B Langenhorst, Annelies C Egas, Jaap Jan Boelens, Charlotte van Kesteren, Erik M van Maarseveen
In allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) it has been shown that over- or underexposure to conditioning agents have an impact on patient outcomes. Conditioning regimens combining busulfan (Bu) and fludarabine (Flu) with or without clofarabine (Clo) are gaining interest worldwide in HCT. To evaluate and possibly adjust full conditioning exposure a simultaneous analysis of Bu, F-ARA-A (active metabolite of Flu) and Clo in one analytical run would be of great interest. However, this is a chromatographical challenge due to the large structural differences of Bu compared to F-ARA-A and Clo...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444774/protective-effect-of-l-carnitine-and-l-arginine-against-busulfan-induced-oligospermia-in-adult-rat
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A M Abd-Elrazek, O A H Ahmed-Farid
Busulfan is an anticancer drug caused variety of adverse effects for patients with cancer. But it could cause damage to the male reproductive system as one of its adverse effects. This study aimed to investigate the protective effect of L-carnitine and L-arginine on semen quality, oxidative stress parameters and testes cell energy after busulfan treatment. Adult male rats were divided into four groups: control (Con), busulfan (Bus), busulfan plus L-arginine (Bus + L-arg) and busulfan plus L-carnitine (Bus + L-car)...
April 25, 2017: Andrologia
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