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Na Gao, Wen-Zheng Yu, Nong-Jian Guo, Xue-Xia Wang, Jian-Rong Sun
Galectin-3 plays an increasingly important role in development and progression of tumor. However, little is known about the clinical impact of galectin-3 in non-acute promyelocytic leukemia (non-M3 AML). Peripheral blood of 298 patients with primary non-M3 AML and 30 normal donors was collected for measurement of galectin-3. Galectin-3 levels were significantly higher compared with the control group (p < .001). Patients with higher galectin-3 levels had lower CR rates (p = .001) and 1-year overall survival (OS) rates (p = ...
October 13, 2016: Leukemia & Lymphoma
S Struski, S Lagarde, P Bories, C Puiseux, N Prade, W Cuccuini, M-P Pages, A Bidet, C Gervais, M Lafage-Pochitaloff, C Roche-Lestienne, C Barin, D Penther, N Nadal, I Radford-Weiss, M-A Collonge-Rame, B Gaillard, F Mugneret, C Lefebvre, A Petit, G Leverger, C Broccardo, I Luquet, M Pasquet, E Delabesse
Pediatric acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is a rare disease whose prognosis is highly variable according to factors such as chromosomal abnormalities. Recurrent genomic rearrangements are detected in half of pediatric AML by karyotype. NUcleoPorin 98 (NUP98) gene is rearranged with 31 different fusion partner genes. These rearrangements are frequently undetected by conventional cytogenetics, since the NUP98 gene is located at the end of the chromosome 11 short arm (11p15). By screening a series of 574 pediatric AML, we detected a NUP98 rearrangement in 22 cases (3...
October 3, 2016: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
F Xing, Y N Lin, Q Sun, L Qin, Y J Jia, D L Zhang, K Ru
Objective: To characterize the molecular profile in patients with Ph negative myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN) by exploring 49 gene mutations. Methods: Targeted gene sequencing were performed to analyze 49 MPN-associated genes in 51 patients with Ph negative MPN, of which CARL (exon 9), NPM1 (exon 12) and CEBPA (TAD, BZIP domains) were investigated by using Sanger sequencing simultaneously, while FLT3-ITD was assessed by PCR method. Results: Mutations were detected in 73.5% (36/49) of genes, and the mutational rates of JAK2-V617F, CALR (exon 9) and MPL were 60...
September 8, 2016: Zhonghua Bing Li Xue za Zhi Chinese Journal of Pathology
Jessica I Grill, Jens Neumann, Andreas Herbst, Andrea Ofner, Felix Hiltwein, Maximilian K Marschall, Heike Zierahn, Eckhard Wolf, Marlon R Schneider, Frank T Kolligs
To investigate the role of DRO1 in obesity and adipogenesis in vivo, we generated a constitutive Dro1 knockout mouse model and analyzed the effect of DRO1 loss on body growth under standard and high fat diet feeding conditions. Loss of DRO1 resulted in a significant increase in body weight which was accompanied by a substantial expansion of white adipose tissue depots. The obese phenotype could be further enhanced by a high fat dietary challenge which also resulted in impaired glucose metabolism and the development of hepatosteatosis in Dro1 knockout mice...
September 16, 2016: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
Yanjun Sun, Hongjie Shen, Ting Xu, Zhen Yang, Huiying Qiu, Aining Sun, Suning Chen, Depei Wu, Yang Xu
DNMT3A mutations are frequent in cytogenetically normal acute myeloid leukemia (CN-AML) patients and can be present many years before the disease develops. However, the clinical significance of DNMT3A mutation burden in CN-AML remains unclear. In this study, 81 DNMT3A mutated adult CN-AML patients in their first complete remission (CR) were enrolled at our center from March 2005 to May 2015. All patients were identified as having DNMT3A exon 23 mutations, and R882H was the most frequent variant (n=49, 60.49%)...
October 2016: Leukemia Research
Bozena Konopka, Lukasz Michal Szafron, Ewa Kwiatkowska, Agnieszka Podgorska, Aleksandra Zolocinska, Barbara Pienkowska-Grela, Agnieszka Dansonka-Mieszkowska, Anna Balcerak, Martyna Lukasik, Anna Stachurska, Agnieszka Timorek, Beata Spiewankiewicz, Mona El-Bahrawy, Jolanta Kupryjanczyk
The CEBPA gene is known to be mutated or abnormally expressed in several cancers. This is the first study assessing the clinical impact of CEBPA gene status and expression on the ovarian cancer outcome. The CEBPA gene sequence was analyzed in 118 ovarian cancer patients (44 platinum/cyclophosphamide (PC)-treated and 74 taxane/platinum (TP)-treated), both in tumors and blood samples, and in blood from 236 healthy women, using PCR-Sanger sequencing and Real-Time quantitative PCR (qPCR)-based genotyping methods, respectively...
September 2, 2016: Oncotarget
Xin-Xing Zhu, Ya-Wei Yan, Demeng Chen, Chun-Zhi Ai, Xifeng Lu, Shan-Shan Xu, Shan Jiang, Gen-Shen Zhong, Dong-Bao Chen, Yi-Zhou Jiang
Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) play an important role in gene regulation and are involving in diverse cellular processes. However, their roles in reprogramming of gene expression profiles during lineage commitment and maturation of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) remain poorly understood. In the current study, we characterize the expression of a lncRNA, HoxA-AS3, during the differentiation of MSCs. We showed that HoxA-AS3 is increased upon adipogenic induction of MSCs, while HoxA-AS3 remains unaltered during osteogenic induction...
August 23, 2016: Oncotarget
Xinghui Song, Chaoyang Hong, Qingqing Zheng, Hailan Zhao, Kangping Song, Zhe Liu, Jiang Shen, Yanwei Li, Jiajia Wang, Ting Shen
To investigate the differentiation potential of purified CD90(+) cells sorted from adipose-derived stem cells (ADSCs), CD90(+) cells were sorted from rabbit ADSCs using flow cytometry. Then, cell expansion of CD90(+) cells and unsorted ADSCs was observed using an inverted microscope. Furthermore, cell surface markers including CD40, CD105, and CD90 on CD90(+) cells and unsorted ADSCs were quantified using flow cytometry. Additionally, multi-lineage differentiation ability between CD90(+) cells and unsorted ADSCs was compared, and expression of adipocyte-related genes PPAR-r and CEBPA as well as stem cell-related gene SOX2 in CD90(+) cells and unsorted ADSCs was determined using real-time quantitative PCR...
August 23, 2016: In Vitro Cellular & Developmental Biology. Animal
Norio Shiba, Kenichi Yoshida, Yuichi Shiraishi, Yusuke Okuno, Genki Yamato, Yusuke Hara, Yasunobu Nagata, Kenichi Chiba, Hiroko Tanaka, Kiminori Terui, Motohiro Kato, Myoung-Ja Park, Kentaro Ohki, Akira Shimada, Junko Takita, Daisuke Tomizawa, Kazuko Kudo, Hirokazu Arakawa, Souichi Adachi, Takashi Taga, Akio Tawa, Etsuro Ito, Keizo Horibe, Masashi Sanada, Satoru Miyano, Seishi Ogawa, Yasuhide Hayashi
Acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) is a molecularly and clinically heterogeneous disease. Targeted sequencing efforts have identified several mutations with diagnostic and prognostic values in KIT, NPM1, CEBPA and FLT3 in both adult and paediatric AML. In addition, massively parallel sequencing enabled the discovery of recurrent mutations (i.e. IDH1/2 and DNMT3A) in adult AML. In this study, whole-exome sequencing (WES) of 22 paediatric AML patients revealed mutations in components of the cohesin complex (RAD21 and SMC3), BCORL1 and ASXL2 in addition to previously known gene mutations...
July 29, 2016: British Journal of Haematology
Suresh Ambati, Ping Yu, Elizabeth C McKinney, Muthugapatti K Kandasamy, Diane Hartzell, Clifton A Baile, Richard B Meagher
BACKGROUND: Obesity-related comorbidities are thought to result from the reprogramming of the epigenome in numerous tissues and cell types, and in particular, mature adipocytes within visceral and subcutaneous adipose tissue, VAT and SAT. The cell-type specific chromatin remodeling of mature adipocytes within VAT and SAT is poorly understood, in part, because of the difficulties of isolating and manipulating large fragile mature adipocyte cells from adipose tissues. METHODS: We constructed MA-INTACT (Mature Adipocyte-Isolation of Nuclei TAgged in specific Cell Types) mice using the adiponectin (ADIPOQ) promoter (ADNp) to tag the surface of mature adipocyte nuclei with a reporter protein...
2016: BMC Obesity
Sang Ah Yi, Jihoon Han, Jeung-Whan Han
S6K1 is a key regulator of cell growth, cell size, and metabolism. Although the role of cytosolic S6K1 in cellular processes is well established, the function of S6K1 in the nucleus remains poorly understood. Our recent study has revealed that S6K1 is translocated into the nucleus upon adipogenic stimulus where it directly binds to and phosphorylates H2B at serine 36. Such phosphorylation promotes EZH2 recruitment and subsequent histone H3K27 trimethylation on the promoter of its target genes including Wnt6, Wnt10a, and Wnt10b, leading to repression of their expression...
August 2016: BMB Reports
Patricia Rubio, B Campos, J A Digiorge, M S Gallego, A Medina, J G Rossi, M S Felice, C N Alonso
Mutations in NPM1, FLT3 and CEBPA genes are found in 25-35 % of adult acute myeloblastic leukemia (AML) cases and correlate with prognosis. To date, there have been no reports about these mutations in pediatric AML from Argentina. The aims of the present study were to describe the incidence of NPM1, FLT3 and CEBPA mutations and to analyze their prognostic impact in this population. The incidences of these mutations within a population of 216 pediatric AML cases were: NPM1-mutated 4.2 %, CEBPA-mutated 1.9 %, FLT3-ITD 10...
July 19, 2016: International Journal of Hematology
Mark B Meyer, Nancy A Benkusky, Buer Sen, Janet Rubin, J Wesley Pike
Terminal differentiation of multipotent stem cells is achieved through a coordinated cascade of activated transcription factors and epigenetic modifications that drive gene transcription responsible for unique cell fate. Within the mesenchymal lineage, factors such as RUNX2 and PPARγ are indispensable for osteogenesis and adipogenesis, respectively. We therefore investigated genomic binding of transcription factors and accompanying epigenetic modifications that occur during osteogenic and adipogenic differentiation of mouse bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs)...
August 19, 2016: Journal of Biological Chemistry
N Ping, A Sun, Y Song, Q Wang, J Yin, W Cheng, Y Xu, L Wen, H Yao, L Ma, H Qiu, C Ruan, D Wu, S Chen
Acute erythroid leukemia (AEL), characterized by a predominant erythroid proliferation, is a subtype of acute myelogenous leukemia. The genetic basis of AEL remains poorly defined. Through whole-exome sequencing, we identified high frequencies of mutations in CEBPA (32.7%), GATA2 (22.4%), NPM1 (15.5%), SETBP1 (12.1%) and U2AF1 (12.1%). Structure prediction analysis revealed that most of the GATA2 mutations were located at the DNA-binding N-terminal zinc-finger near the DNA-binding interface, suggesting that mutations could result in at least partial inactivation of GATA2 protein...
July 8, 2016: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
Hideki Muramatsu
Various genetic disorders are known to be associated with cancer predisposition. For example, children with Down syndrome are predisposed to developing acute myeloid leukemia, and those with RASopathies, such as Noonan syndrome, are predisposed to juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia. To date, more than 250 diseases or syndromes have been reported to be associated with the development of pediatric cancers. Recently, the advent of the massive parallel sequencing technique revealed several germline mutations, including RUNX1, CEBPA, GATA2, SRP72, ETV6, and DDX41, which are associated with familial myeloid malignancies...
June 2016: [Rinshō Ketsueki] the Japanese Journal of Clinical Hematology
Yafei Yin, Ji Li, Wenzhe Yan, Zhao Cheng, Nannan Sun, Guangsen Zhang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 5, 2016: Leukemia & Lymphoma
F Theis, A Corbacioglu, V I Gaidzik, P Paschka, D Weber, L Bullinger, M Heuser, A Ganser, F Thol, B Schlegelberger, G Göhring, C-H Köhne, U Germing, P Brossart, H-A Horst, D Haase, K Götze, M Ringhoffer, W Fiedler, D Nachbaur, T Kindler, G Held, M Lübbert, M Wattad, H R Salih, J Krauter, H Döhner, R F Schlenk, K Döhner
Leukemia accepted article preview online, 04 July 2016. doi:10.1038/leu.2016.185.
July 4, 2016: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
I De Kouchkovsky, M Abdul-Hay
Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is the most common acute leukemia in adults, with an incidence of over 20 000 cases per year in the United States alone. Large chromosomal translocations as well as mutations in the genes involved in hematopoietic proliferation and differentiation result in the accumulation of poorly differentiated myeloid cells. AML is a highly heterogeneous disease; although cases can be stratified into favorable, intermediate and adverse-risk groups based on their cytogenetic profile, prognosis within these categories varies widely...
July 1, 2016: Blood Cancer Journal
Sang-Yong Shin, Seung-Tae Lee, Hee-Jin Kim, Eun Hae Cho, Jong-Won Kim, Silvia Park, Chul Won Jung, Sun-Hee Kim
We selected 19 significantly-mutated genes in AMLs, including FLT3, DNMT3A, NPM1, TET2, RUNX1, CEBPA, WT1, IDH1, IDH2, NRAS, ASXL1, SETD2, PTPN11, TP53, KIT, JAK2, KRAS, BRAF and CBL, and performed massively parallel sequencing for 114 patients with acute myeloid leukemias, mainly including those with normal karyotypes (CN-AML). More than 80% of patients had at least one mutation in the genes tested. DNMT3A mutation was significantly associated with adverse outcome in addition to conventional risk stratification such as the European LeukemiaNet (ELN) classification...
June 23, 2016: Oncotarget
Long Su, SuJun Gao, XiaoLiang Liu, YeHui Tan, Lu Wang, Wei Li
BACKGROUND: This study was aimed to explore the clinical characteristics and prognoses of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) patients with CEBPA mutations. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Three hundred and forty-five patients with de novo AML were retrospectively analyzed with regard to CEBPA mutations, clinical characteristics, therapeutic responses, and long-term outcomes. RESULTS: CEBPA mutations were detected in 59 patients (17.10%), with 47 cases harboring double mutations and 12 cases harboring single mutations...
2016: OncoTargets and Therapy
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