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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704388/the-mir-23a-27a-24-2-microrna-cluster-buffers-transcription-and-signaling-pathways-during-hematopoiesis
#1
Jeffrey L Kurkewich, Justin Hansen, Nathan Klopfenstein, Helen Zhang, Christian Wood, Austin Boucher, Joseph Hickman, David E Muench, H Leighton Grimes, Richard Dahl
MicroRNA cluster mirn23a has previously been shown to promote myeloid development at the expense of lymphoid development in overexpression and knockout mouse models. This polarization is observed early in hematopoietic development, with an increase in common lymphoid progenitors (CLPs) and a decrease in all myeloid progenitor subsets in adult bone marrow. The pool size of multipotential progenitors (MPPs) is unchanged; however, in this report we observe by flow cytometry that polarized subsets of MPPs are changed in the absence of mirn23a...
July 13, 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698179/a-novel-regulatory-mechanism-of-smooth-muscle-%C3%AE-actin-expression-by-nrg-1-circacta2-mir-548f-5p-axis
#2
Yan Sun, Zhan Yang, Bin Zheng, Xin-Hua Zhang, Man-Li Zhang, Xue-Shan Zhao, Hong-Ye Zhao, Toru Suzuki, Jin-Kun Wen
Rationale: Neuregulin-1 (NRG-1) includes an extracellular EGF-like domain and an intracellular domain (NRG-1-ICD). In response to transforming growth factor (TGF)-β1,its cleavage by proteolytic enzymes releases a bioactive fragment, which suppresses the vascular smooth muscle cell (VSMC) proliferation by activating ErbB receptor. However, NRG-1-ICD function in VSMCs remains unknown. Objective: Here, we characterize the function of NRG-1-ICD and underlying mechanisms in VSMCs. Methods and Results: Immunofluorescence staining, Western blotting and quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) showed that NRG-1 was expressed in rat, mouse and human VSMCs and was upregulated and cleaved in response to TGF-β1...
July 11, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677265/epigenetics-in-myeloproliferative-neoplasms
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REVIEW
Suzanne McPherson, Mary Frances McMullin, Ken Mills
A decade on from the description of JAK2 V617F, the MPNs are circumscribed by an increasingly intricate landscape. There is now evidence that they are likely the result of combined genetic dysregulation, with several mutated genes involved in the regulation of epigenetic mechanisms. Epigenetic changes are not due to a change in the DNA sequence but are reversible modifications that dictate the way in which genes may be expressed (or silenced). Among the epigenetic mechanisms, DNA methylation is probably the best described...
July 4, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655536/b-cell-identity-as-a-metabolic-barrier-against-malignant-transformation
#4
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Lai N Chan, Markus Müschen
B-lineage and myeloid leukemia cells are often transformed by the same oncogenes, but have different biological and clinical characteristics. Although B-lineage acute lymphoblastic leukemia (B-ALL) cells are characterized by a state of chronic energy deficit, myeloid leukemia cells show abundant energy reserve. Interestingly, fasting has been demonstrated to inhibit selectively the development of B-ALL but not myeloid leukemia, further suggesting that lineage identity may be linked to divergent metabolic states in hematopoietic malignancies...
June 24, 2017: Experimental Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631637/an-integrated-genomic-profile-that-includes-copy-number-alterations-is-highly-predictive-of-minimal-residual-disease-status-in-childhood-precursor-b-lineage-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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Nikhil Patkar, P G Subramanian, Prashant Tembhare, Sneha Mandalia, Gaurav Chaterjee, Nikhil Rabade, Rohan Kodgule, Karishma Chopra, Asma Bibi, Swapnali Joshi, Shruti Chaudhary, Russel Mascerhenas, Pratibha Kadam-Amare, Gaurav Narula, Brijesh Arora, Shripad Banavali, Sumeet Gujral
INTRODUCTION: Copy number alterations (CNA) have been described in childhood precursor B-lineage acute lymphoblastic leukemia (B-ALL) which in conjunction with chromosomal abnormalities drive leukemogenesis. There is no consensus on the clinical incorporation of CNA in B-ALL. An integrated genomic classification (IGC) has been proposed which includes CNA and cytogenetics. METHODS: We correlated this IGC with immunophenotypic minimal residual disease (MRD) as well as other standard criteria for 245 patients of B-ALL such as National Cancer Institute (NCI) risk, D+8 prednisolone response, cytogenetics, and ploidy status...
April 2017: Indian Journal of Pathology & Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580304/significance-of-inactivated-genes-in-leukemia-pathogenesis-and-prognosis
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Nazanin Heidari, Saeid Abroun, Jessika Bertacchini, Tina Vosoughi, Fakher Rahim, Najmaldin Saki
Epigenetic and genetic alterations are two mechanisms participating in leukemia, which can inactivate genes involved in leukemia pathogenesis or progression. The purpose of this review was to introduce various inactivated genes and evaluate their possible role in leukemia pathogenesis and prognosis. By searching the mesh words "Gene, Silencing AND Leukemia" in PubMed website, relevant English articles dealt with human subjects as of 2000 were included in this study. Gene inactivation in leukemia is largely mediated by promoter's hypermethylation of gene involving in cellular functions such as cell cycle, apoptosis, and gene transcription...
2017: Cell Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552951/common-variants-near-ikzf1-are-associated-with-primary-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome-in-han-chinese
#7
Susu Qu, Yang Du, Suhua Chang, Liyuan Guo, Kechi Fang, Yongzhe Li, Fengchun Zhang, Kunlin Zhang, Jing Wang
Primary Sjögren's syndrome (pSS) is a systematic autoimmune disease with evidence of genetic predisposition. The IKZF1 (IKAROS family zinc finger 1 (Ikaros)) gene is located at 7p12.2, encodes a transcription factor related to chromatin remodeling, regulates lymphocyte differentiation, and has been reported to be associated with some autoimmune diseases. However, there have been no reports of an association between IKZF1 and pSS. To investigate the possibility of an association between the IKZF1 locus and pSS, we selected two single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the IKZF1 locus, rs4917129 and rs4917014, based on a detailed analysis of genome-wide association study (GWAS) data and performed genotyping in 665 Han Chinese pSS patients and 863 healthy controls...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544751/constitutional-abnormalities-of-idh1-combined-with-secondary-mutations-predispose-a-patient-with-maffucci-syndrome-to-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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Shinsuke Hirabayashi, Masafumi Seki, Daisuke Hasegawa, Motohiro Kato, Nobuyuki Hyakuna, Takuya Shuo, Shunsuke Kimura, Kenichi Yoshida, Keisuke Kataoka, Yoichi Fujii, Yuichi Shiraishi, Kenichi Chiba, Hiroko Tanaka, Nobutaka Kiyokawa, Satoru Miyano, Seishi Ogawa, Junko Takita, Atsushi Manabe
Maffucci syndrome is a nonhereditary disorder caused by somatic mosaic isocitrate dehydrogenase 1 or 2 (IDH1 or IDH2) mutations and is characterized by multiple enchondromas along with hemangiomas. Malignant transformation of enchondromas to chondrosarcomas and secondary neoplasms, such as brain tumors or acute myeloid leukemia, are serious complications. A 15-year-old female with Maffucci syndrome developed B-cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia (BCP-ALL). A somatic mutation in IDH1 was detected in hemangioma and leukemic cells...
May 24, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542447/exploratory-plasma-proteomic-analysis-in-a-randomized-crossover-trial-of-aspirin-among-healthy-men-and-women
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Xiaoliang Wang, Ali Shojaie, Yuzheng Zhang, David Shelley, Paul D Lampe, Lisa Levy, Ulrike Peters, John D Potter, Emily White, Johanna W Lampe
Long-term use of aspirin is associated with lower risk of colorectal cancer and other cancers; however, the mechanism of chemopreventive effect of aspirin is not fully understood. Animal studies suggest that COX-2, NFκB signaling and Wnt/β-catenin pathways may play a role, but no clinical trials have systematically evaluated the biological response to aspirin in healthy humans. Using a high-density antibody array, we assessed the difference in plasma protein levels after 60 days of regular dose aspirin (325 mg/day) compared to placebo in a randomized double-blinded crossover trial of 44 healthy non-smoking men and women, aged 21-45 years...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530236/psilac-mass-spectrometry-reveals-zfp91-as-imid-dependent-substrate-of-the-crl4-crbn-ubiquitin-ligase
#10
Jian An, Charles M Ponthier, Ragna Sack, Jan Seebacher, Michael B Stadler, Katherine A Donovan, Eric S Fischer
Thalidomide and its derivatives lenalidomide and pomalidomide (IMiDs) are effective treatments of haematologic malignancies. It was shown that IMiDs impart gain-of-function properties to the CUL4-RBX1-DDB1-CRBN (CRL4(CRBN)) ubiquitin ligase that enable binding, ubiquitination and degradation of key therapeutic targets such as IKZF1, IKZF3 and CSNK1A1. While these substrates have been implicated as efficacy targets in multiple myeloma (MM) and 5q deletion associated myelodysplastic syndrome (del(5q)-MDS), other targets likely exist...
May 22, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529312/prognostic-impact-of-ikzf1-deletions-in-association-with-vincristine-dexamethasone-pulses-during-maintenance-treatment-of-childhood-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-on-trial-all-bfm-95
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L Hinze, A Möricke, M Zimmermann, S Junk, G Cario, E Dagdan, C P Kratz, V Conter, M Schrappe, M Stanulla
Leukemia accepted article preview online, 22 May 2017. doi:10.1038/leu.2017.154.
May 22, 2017: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471446/dysfunction-of-ikzf1-myc-mdig-axis-contributes-to-liver-cancer-progression-through-regulating-h3k9me3-p21-activity
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Qi Huo, Chao Ge, Hua Tian, Ji Sun, Meiling Cui, Hong Li, Fangyu Zhao, Taoyang Chen, Haiyang Xie, Ying Cui, Ming Yao, Jinjun Li
MDIG is known to be overexpressed in many types of human cancers and has demonstrated predictive power in the prognosis of cancer, although the functions and mechanisms of MDIG in liver cancer, especially in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), are still unknown. In this study, we report that MDIG and MYC were negatively regulated by IKZF1. MDIG overexpression substantially promoted HCC cell proliferation, cell migration and spreading, whereas knockdown of MDIG would reverse above-mentioned effect. MDIG effects on tumour cell growth were further demonstrated in a tumour xenograft model...
May 4, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415578/high-expression-of-mir-125b-2-and-snord116-noncoding-rna-clusters-characterize-erg-related-b-cell-precursor-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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Elena Vendramini, Marco Giordan, Emanuela Giarin, Barbara Michielotto, Grazia Fazio, Gianni Cazzaniga, Andrea Biondi, Daniela Silvestri, Maria Grazia Valsecchi, Martina U Muckenthaler, Andreas E Kulozik, Valter Gattei, Shai Izraeli, Giuseppe Basso, Geertruy Te Kronnie
ERG-related leukemia is a B cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia (BCP ALL) subtype characterized by aberrant expression of DUX4 and ERG transcription factors, and highly recurrent ERG intragenic deletions. ERG-related patients have remarkably favorable outcome despite a high incidence of inauspicious IKZF1 aberrations.We describe clinical and genomic features of the ERG-related cases in an unselected cohort of B-other BCP ALL pediatric patients enrolled in the AIEOP ALL 2000 therapeutic protocol. We report a small noncoding RNA signature specific of ERG-related group, with up-regulation of miR-125b-2 cluster on chromosome 21 and several snoRNAs in the Prader-Willi locus at 15q11...
June 27, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401483/molecular-profiling-of-gene-copy-number-abnormalities-in-key-regulatory-genes-in-high-risk-b-lineage-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-frequency-and-their-association-with-clinicopathological-findings-in-indian-patients
#14
Prerana Bhandari, Firoz Ahmad, Bibhu Ranjan Das
Genes related to key cellular pathways are frequently altered in B cell ALL and are associated with poor survival especially in high-risk (HR) subgroups. We examined gene copy number abnormalities (CNA) in 101 Indian HR B cell ALL patients and their correlation with clinicopathological features by multiplex ligation-dependent probe amplification. Overall, CNA were detected in 59 (59%) cases, with 26, 10 and 23% of cases harboring 1, 2 or +3 CNA. CNA were more prevalent in BCR-ABL1 (60%), pediatric (64%) and high WCC (WBC count) (63%) patients...
May 2017: Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395118/etv6-runx1-like-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-a-novel-b-cell-precursor-leukemia-subtype-associated-with-the-cd27-cd44-immunophenotype
#15
Marketa Zaliova, Michaela Kotrova, Silvia Bresolin, Jan Stuchly, Jan Stary, Ondrej Hrusak, Geertruy Te Kronnie, Jan Trka, Jan Zuna, Martina Vaskova
We have shown previously that ETV6/RUNX1-positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is distinguishable from other ALL subtypes by CD27(pos) /CD44(low-neg) immunophenotype. During diagnostic immunophenotyping of 573 childhood B-cell precursor ALL (BCP-ALL), we identified eight cases with this immunophenotype among "B-other ALL" (BCP-ALL cases negative for routinely tested chromosomal/genetic aberrations). We aimed to elucidate whether these cases belong to the recently described ETV6/RUNX1-like ALL defined by the ETV6/RUNX1-specific gene expression profile (GEP), harboring concurrent ETV6 and IKZF1 lesions...
April 10, 2017: Genes, Chromosomes & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371317/molecular-characterization-of-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-with-high-crlf2-gene-expression-in-childhood
#16
Juliane Schmäh, Birthe Fedders, Renate Panzer-Grümayer, Susanna Fischer, Martin Zimmermann, Elif Dagdan, Susanne Bens, Denis Schewe, Anja Moericke, Julia Alten, Kirsten Bleckmann, Reiner Siebert, Martin Schrappe, Martin Stanulla, Gunnar Cario
BACKGROUND: A high-level expression of the CRLF2 gene is frequent in precursor B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (pB-ALL) and can be caused by different genetic aberrations. The presence of the most frequent alteration, the P2RY8/CRLF2 fusion, was shown to be associated with a high relapse incidence in children treated according to ALL-Berlin-Frankfurt-Münster (BFM) protocols, which is poorly understood. Moreover, the frequency of other alterations has not been systematically analyzed yet...
April 1, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331056/monitoring-of-childhood-all-using-bcr-abl1-genomic-breakpoints-identifies-a-subgroup-with-cml-like-biology
#17
Lenka Hovorkova, Marketa Zaliova, Nicola C Venn, Kirsten Bleckmann, Marie Trkova, Eliska Potuckova, Martina Vaskova, Jana Linhartova, Katerina Machova Polakova, Eva Fronkova, Walter Muskovic, Jodie E Giles, Peter J Shaw, Gunnar Cario, Rosemary Sutton, Jan Stary, Jan Trka, Jan Zuna
We used the genomic breakpoint between BCR and ABL1 genes for the DNA-based monitoring of minimal residual disease (MRD) in 48 patients with childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). Comparing the results with standard MRD monitoring based on immunoglobulin/T-cell receptor (Ig/TCR) gene rearrangements and with quantification of IKZF1 deletion, we observed very good correlation for the methods in a majority of patients; however, >20% of children (25% [8/32] with minor and 12.5% [1/8] with major-BCR-ABL1 variants in the consecutive cohorts) had significantly (>1 log) higher levels of BCR-ABL1 fusion than Ig/TCR rearrangements and/or IKZF1 deletion...
May 18, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320958/p97-vcp-promotes-degradation-of-crbn-substrate-glutamine-synthetase-and-neosubstrates
#18
Thang Van Nguyen, Jing Li, Chin-Chun Jean Lu, Jennifer L Mamrosh, Gang Lu, Brian E Cathers, Raymond J Deshaies
Glutamine synthetase (GS) plays an essential role in metabolism by catalyzing the synthesis of glutamine from glutamate and ammonia. Our recent study showed that CRBN, a direct protein target for the teratogenic and antitumor activities of immunomodulatory drugs such as thalidomide, lenalidomide, and pomalidomide, recognizes an acetyl degron of GS, resulting in ubiquitylation and degradation of GS in response to glutamine. Here, we report that valosin-containing protein (VCP)/p97 promotes the degradation of ubiquitylated GS, resulting in its accumulation in cells with compromised p97 function...
April 4, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214896/the-genomic-landscape-of-pax5-ikzf1-and-cdkn2a-b-alterations-in-b-cell-precursor-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
#19
Zhishuo Ou, Maureen Sherer, Jane Casey, Heather A Bakos, Kathleen Vitullo, Jie Hu, Erika Friehling, Susanne M Gollin, Urvashi Surti, Svetlana A Yatsenko
We present a comprehensive comparison of PAX5,IKZF1, and CDKN2A/B abnormalities in 21 B-cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia (B-ALL) patients studied by aCGH and gene-specific FISH assays. In our cohort of B-ALL patients, alterations of IKZF1, PAX5, and CDKN2A/B were detected by aCGH analysis in 43, 52, and 57% of samples, respectively. Deletions of IKZF1 were present in 9 samples, including 5 cases positive for both PAX5 and IKZF1 deletions, implying digenic impairment. Furthermore, all cases with IKZF1 deletions also had additional genomic alterations, including BCR-ABL1 gene fusions, PAX5 deletions, CDKN2A/B deletions, and FLT3 amplification...
2016: Cytogenetic and Genome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205024/immunomodulatory-drugs-in-multiple-myeloma-mechanisms-of-action-and-clinical-experience
#20
REVIEW
Sarah A Holstein, Philip L McCarthy
Over the last two decades, the outcomes for patients with multiple myeloma, a plasma cell malignancy, have dramatically improved. The development of the immunomodulatory drugs (IMiDs), which include thalidomide, lenalidomide, and pomalidomide, has contributed significantly to these improved outcomes. While thalidomide is now less commonly prescribed, lenalidomide is widely used in the treatment of newly diagnosed transplant-eligible and transplant-ineligible patients, in the maintenance setting post-transplant and in the relapsed/refractory setting, while pomalidomide is currently utilized in the relapsed/refractory setting...
April 2017: Drugs
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