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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205049/construction-of-potent-recombinant-strain-through-intergeneric-protoplast-fusion-in-endophytic-fungi-for-anticancerous-enzymes-production-using-rice-straw
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Mervat Morsy Abbas Ahmed El-Gendy, Salha Hassan Mastour Al-Zahrani, Ahmed Mohamed Ahmed El-Bondkly
Among all fungal endophytes isolates derived from different ethno-medical plants, the hyper-yield L-asparaginase and L-glutaminase wild strains Trichoderma sp. Gen 9 and Cladosporium sp. Gen 20 using rice straw under solid-state fermentation (SSF) were selected. The selected strains were used as parents for the intergeneric protoplast fusion program to construct recombinant strain for prompt improvement production of these enzymes in one recombinant strain. Among 21 fusants obtained, the recombinant strain AYA 20-1, with 2...
February 15, 2017: Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195091/coagulation-profile-during-induction-chemotherapy-in-childhood-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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Shivali Sehgal, Sunita Sharma, Jagdish Chandra, Anita Nangia
CONTEXT: Thromboembolism in children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is most commonly reported after the initiation of antileukemic therapy, indicating a possible interaction of disease and therapy. AIMS: To study the effect of induction chemotherapy on coagulation parameters in pediatric ALL patients. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: Thirty-seven newly diagnosed patients of ALL up to 18 years of age were evaluated along with 30 age- and sex-matched controls...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Pathology & Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188133/pd1-blockade-with-pembrolizumab-is-highly-effective-in-relapsed-or-refractory-nk-t-cell-lymphoma-failing-l-asparaginase
#3
Yok-Lam Kwong, Thomas S Y Chan, Daryl Tan, Seok Jin Kim, Li-Mei Poon, Benjamin Mow, Pek-Lan Khong, Florence Loong, Rex Au-Yeung, Jabed Iqbal, Colin Phipps, Eric Tse
Natural killer (NK)/T-cell lymphomas failing L-asparaginse-regimens have no known salvage and are almost invariably fatal. Seven male NK/T-cell lymphoma patients (age: 49, 31-68, years) failing 2 (1-5) regimens (including L-asparaginase-regimens, and allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, HSCT, in 2 cases), were treated with the anti-programmed-death-1 (PD1) antibody pembrolizumab. All patients responded, according to various clinical, radiologic (positron emission tomography), morphologic and molecular (circulating Epstein-Barr virus, EBV, DNA) criteria...
February 10, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150907/venous-thromboembolism-following-l-asparaginase-treatment-for-lymphoid-malignancies-in-korea
#4
J H Lee, J Lee, H-Y Yhim, D Oh, S-M Bang
BACKGROUND: L-asparaginase (L-asp) associated venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a serious adverse complication associated with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and lymphoma treatment. The incidence rate of L-asp related VTE in Asian cancer patients is not well known. METHODS: We performed a population-based study between 2009 and 2013 using claim databases including both diagnostic and medication codes, such as anti-cancer treatment with L-asp, and VTE diagnoses from the starting date until 3 months after cessation of L-asp...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139703/the-differential-ability-of-asparagine-and-glutamine-in-promoting-the-closed-active-enzyme-conformation-rationalizes-the-wolinella-succinogenes-l-asparaginase-substrate-specificity
#5
Hien Anh Nguyen, Donald L Durden, Arnon Lavie
Many side effects of current FDA-approved L-asparaginases have been related to their secondary L-glutaminase activity. The Wolinella succinogenes L-asparaginase (WoA) has been reported to be L-glutaminase free, suggesting it would have fewer side effects. Unexpectedly, the WoA variant with a proline at position 121 (WoA-P121) was found to have L-glutaminase activity in contrast to Uniprot entry P50286 (WoA-S121) that has a serine residue at this position. Towards understanding how this residue impacts the L-glutaminase property, kinetic analysis was coupled with crystal structure determination of these WoA variants...
January 31, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28119366/bioluminescence-imaging-enhances-analysis-of-drug-responses-in-a-patient-derived-xenograft-model-of-pediatric-all
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Luke Jones, Jennifer Richmond, Kathryn Evans, Hernan Carol, Duohui Jing, Raushan T Kurmasheva, Catherine A Billups, Peter J Houghton, Malcolm A Smith, Richard B Lock
PURPOSE: Robust preclinical models of pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) are essential in prioritizing promising therapies for clinical assessment in high-risk patients. Patient-derived xenograft (PDX) models of ALL provide a clinically relevant platform for assessing novel drugs, with efficacy generally assessed by enumerating circulating human lymphoblasts in mouse peripheral blood (PB) as an indicator of disease burden. While allowing indirect measurement of disease burden in real-time, this technique cannot assess treatment effects on internal reservoirs of disease...
January 24, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28117395/utility-of-baseline-interim-and-end-of-treatment-18-f-fdg-pet-ct-in-extranodal-natural-killer-t-cell-lymphoma-patients-treated-with-l-asparaginase-pegaspargase
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Yu Chang, Xiaorui Fu, Zhenchang Sun, Xinli Xie, Ruihua Wang, Zhaoming Li, Xudong Zhang, Guangyao Sheng, Mingzhi Zhang
Positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET/CT) is widely used for initial staging and monitoring treatment responses in Hodgkin and diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. However, its prognostic value in extranodal natural killer (NK)/T-cell lymphoma (ENKL) remains unclear. Here, we conducted a retrospective study to determine the impact of PET/CT in ENKL. Fifty-two patients newly diagnosed with ENKL were enrolled. Baseline maximum standardized uptake values (SUVmax), whole-body metabolic tumor volume (WBMTV) and whole-body total lesion glycolysis (WBTLG) were recorded...
January 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110669/in-vitro-screening-and-in-silico-validation-revealed-key-microbes-for-higher-production-of-significant-therapeutic-enzyme-l-asparaginase
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Archana Vimal, Awanish Kumar
l-asparaginase is an enzyme of medical prominence and reputable as a chemotherapeutic agent. It also has immense potential to cure autoimmune and infectious diseases. The vast application of this enzyme in healthcare sector increases its market demand. However, presently the huge market demand is not achieved completely. This serves the basis to explore better producer microbial strains to bridge the gap between huge demand and supply of this therapeutic enzyme. The present study deals with the successful screening of potent microorganisms producing l-asparaginase...
March 2017: Enzyme and Microbial Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105864/expression-and-purification-of-l-asparaginase-from-escherichia-coli-and-the-inhibitory-effects-of-cyclic-dipeptides
#9
Yanan Zhang, Dan Li, Yan Li
L-asparaginase, a key enzyme involved in nitrogen metabolism, is an effective anti-tumour agent. Cyclic dipeptides, a group of compounds, contain several important biological functions. In this paper, we proposed a novel method for L-asparaginase expression and purification from Echerichia coli and determined the effect of cyclic dipeptides on the enzymatic activity of recombinant L-asparaginase. The gene ansB encoding L-asparaginase was amplified from the genome of E. coli BL21 (DE3) by polymerase chain reaction and sub-cloned into pET-15b vector to construct expressing plasmid pET-15b-ansB...
January 20, 2017: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101462/identification-and-molecular-characterization-of-genes-coding-pharmaceutically-important-enzymes-from-halo-thermo-tolerant-bacillus
#10
Azam Safary, Rezvan Moniri, Maryam Hamzeh-Mivehroud, Siavoush Dastmalchi
Purpose: Robust pharmaceutical and industrial enzymes from extremophile microorganisms are main source of enzymes with tremendous stability under harsh conditions which make them potential tools for commercial and biotechnological applications. Methods: The genome of a Gram-positive halo-thermotolerant Bacillus sp. SL1, new isolate from Saline Lake, was investigated for the presence of genes coding for potentially pharmaceutical enzymes. We determined gene sequences for the enzymes laccase (CotA), l-asparaginase (ansA3, ansA1), glutamate-specific endopeptidase (blaSE), l-arabinose isomerase (araA2), endo-1,4-β mannosidase (gmuG), glutaminase (glsA), pectate lyase (pelA), cellulase (bglC1), aldehyde dehydrogenase (ycbD) and allantoinases (pucH) in the genome of Bacillus sp...
December 2016: Advanced Pharmaceutical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100766/comparison-of-a-chop-lasp-based-protocol-with-and-without-maintenance-for-canine-multicentric-lymphoma
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E M Lautscham, M Kessler, T Ernst, L Willimzig, R Neiger
The recommendation to treat canine lymphoma with a discontinuous protocol is based on small case numbers and mostly historic controls. This study compares duration of first remission (DFR) and overall survival time (ST) with a discontinuous protocol to the same protocol with maintenance phase. 408 dogs were treated with a CHOP-LAsp (C=cyclophosphamide; H=hydroxydaunorubicin; O=Oncovin; P=prednisolone; LAsp=l-asparaginase)-based 28-week induction protocol. In 75 dogs (cohort 1), this was followed by a maintenance phase consisting of vincristine, chlorambucil and actinomycin-D with a total treatment duration of two years...
January 18, 2017: Veterinary Record
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060110/antithrombin-iii-as-the-indicator-of-l-asparaginase-activity-in-children-treated-for-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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Małgorzata Czogała, Walentyna Balwierz, Krystyna Sztefko, Iwona Rogatko
L-asparaginase (ASP) is widely used in the treatment of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) in children. Monitoring its activity is necessary because of the risk of drug inactivation as the result of an immune reaction. Besides allergic reactions, another frequent side effect of ASP treatment is coagulopathy, especially deficiency of antithrombin III (ATIII). The aim of this study was to analyze the relationship between ASP and ATIII activities and the possibility of ATIII activity use in an indirect ASP activity assessment...
March 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034070/treatments-and-outcomes-of-patients-with-extranodal-natural-killer-t-cell-lymphoma-diagnosed-between-2000-and-2013-a-cooperative-study-in-japan
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Motoko Yamaguchi, Ritsuro Suzuki, Masahiko Oguchi, Naoko Asano, Jun Amaki, Takeshi Akiba, Takeshi Maeda, Satoshi Itasaka, Nobuko Kubota, Yoshihiro Saito, Yukio Kobayashi, Jun Itami, Kyoko Ueda, Kana Miyazaki, Noriko Ii, Naoto Tomita, Nodoka Sekiguchi, Jun Takizawa, Bungo Saito, Tohru Murayama, Toshihiko Ando, Hideho Wada, Rie Hyo, Yasuo Ejima, Masatoshi Hasegawa, Naoyuki Katayama
Purpose To elucidate the management and outcomes of patients with extranodal natural killer/T-cell lymphoma, nasal type (ENKL), who were diagnosed between 2000 and 2013 in Japan. Patients and Methods Data from 358 patients with ENKL diagnosed between 2000 and 2013 from 31 institutes were retrospectively analyzed. Results Patients' median age was 58 years, and 257 (72%) had localized disease. The most common first-line treatment was radiotherapy with dexamethasone, etoposide, ifosfamide, and carboplatin (RT-DeVIC) (66%) for localized ENKL and L-asparaginase-containing chemotherapy (30%) for advanced ENKL...
January 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003999/synergistic-cytotoxic-effect-of-l-asparaginase-combined-with-decitabine-as-a-demethylating-agent-in-pediatric-t-all-with-specific-epigenetic-signature
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Salvatore Serravalle, Salvatore N Bertuccio, Annalisa Astolfi, Fraia Melchionda, Andrea Pession
T-Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (T-ALL) remains a subgroup of pediatric ALL, with a lower response to standard chemotherapy. Some recent studies established the fundamental role of epigenetic aberrations such as DNA hypermethylation, to influence patients' outcome and response to chemotherapy. Moreover, L-asparaginase is an important chemotherapeutic agent for treatment of ALL and resistance to this drug has been linked to ASNS expression, which can be silenced through methylation. Therefore, we tested whether the sensitivity of T-ALL cell lines towards L-asparaginase is correlated to the epigenetic status of ASNS gene and whether the sensitivity can be modified by concurrent demethylating treatment...
2016: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999622/purification-characterization-and-comparison-between-two-new-l-asparaginases-from-bacillus-pg03-and-bacillus-pg04
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Mahsa Rahimzadeh, Manijeh Poodat, Sedigheh Javadpour, Fatemeh Izadpanah Qeshmi, Fereshteh Shamsipour
BACKGROUND: L-asparaginase has been used as a chemotherapeutic agent in treatment of lymphoblastic leukemia. In the present investigation, Bacillus sp. PG03 and Bacillus sp. PG04 were studied. METHODS: L- asparaginases were produced using different culture media and were purified using ion exchange chromatography. RESULTS: Maximum productivity was obtained when asparagine was used as the nitrogen source at pH 7 and 48 h after cultivation. New intracellular L-asparaginases showed an apparent molecular weight of 25 kDa and 30 kDa by SDS-PAGE respectively...
2016: Open Biochemistry Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997540/il-7-receptor-mutations-and-steroid-resistance-in-pediatric-t-cell-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-a-genome-sequencing-study
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Yunlei Li, Jessica G C A M Buijs-Gladdines, Kirsten Canté-Barrett, Andrew P Stubbs, Eric M Vroegindeweij, Willem K Smits, Ronald van Marion, Winand N M Dinjens, Martin Horstmann, Roland P Kuiper, Rogier C Buijsman, Guido J R Zaman, Peter J van der Spek, Rob Pieters, Jules P P Meijerink
BACKGROUND: Pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is the most common childhood cancer and the leading cause of cancer-related mortality in children. T cell ALL (T-ALL) represents about 15% of pediatric ALL cases and is considered a high-risk disease. T-ALL is often associated with resistance to treatment, including steroids, which are currently the cornerstone for treating ALL; moreover, initial steroid response strongly predicts survival and cure. However, the cellular mechanisms underlying steroid resistance in T-ALL patients are poorly understood...
December 2016: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27972454/cost-minimization-analysis-of-peg-l-asparginase-versus-e-coli-l-asparaginase-in-pediatric-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-all-patients-a-jordanian-perspective
#17
Al Rabayah, S Jaddouh, A Amireh
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November 2016: Value in Health: the Journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941739/incidence-of-hyperglycemia-during-induction-of-remission-phase-of-pediatric-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
#18
R Laila, A Islam, M M Bhuiyan
Hyperglycemia is frequently associated with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) therapy. It has long been recognized as a consequence of corticosteroids and asparaginase. These medications are usually administrated concurrently in high doses during the initial induction phase of chemotherapy. As a result, hyperglycemia frequently develops during this phase, with resolution after the steroids and asparaginase have been discontinued or reduced in dose. Various recent studies have evaluated the incidence of hyperglycemia in this particular group of patients and its relationship with chemotherapy...
October 2016: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920886/evaluation-of-recombinant-human-growth-hormone-secretion-in-e-coli-using-the-l-asparaginase-ii-signal-peptide
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Mozhdeh Zamani, Navid Nezafat, Younes Ghasemi
BACKGROUND: In the recent years, there has been an increasing interest in secretory production of recombinant proteins, due to its various advantages compared with intracellular expression. Signal peptides play a critical role in prosperous secretion of recombinant proteins. Accordingly, different signal peptides have been assessed for their ability to produce secretory proteins by trial-and-error experiments. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of L-asparaginase II signal peptide on the recombinant human Growth Hormone (hGH) protein secretion in the Escherichia coli (E...
October 2016: Avicenna Journal of Medical Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919811/biochemical-characterization-of-a-novel-l-asparaginase-from-paenibacillus-barengoltzii-being-suitable-for-acrylamide-reduction-in-potato-chips-and-mooncakes
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Ran Shi, Yu Liu, Qing Mu, Zhengqiang Jiang, Shaoqing Yang
A novel L-asparaginase gene (PbAsnase) from Paenibaeillus barengoltzii CAU904 was cloned and expressed in Escherichia coli. The L-asparaginase gene was 1011bp encoding 336 amino acids. Multiple sequence alignment of PbAsnase with other known L-asparaginases revealed that the enzyme showed high similarities with some Rhizobial-type L-asparaginases, sharing the highest identity of 32% with a characterized L-asparaginase from Rhizobium etli CFN 42, suggesting that it should be a novel L-asparaginase. The recombinant L-asparaginase (PbAsnase) was purified to homogeneity and biochemically characterized...
December 2, 2016: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
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