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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077417/aid-is-a-key-regulator-of-myeloid-erythroid-differentiation-and-dna-methylation-in-hematopoietic-stem-progenitor-cells
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Hiroyoshi Kunimoto, Anna Sophia McKenney, Cem Meydan, Kaitlyn Shank, Abbas Nazir, Franck Rapaport, Benjamin Durham, Francine E Garrett-Bakelman, Elodie Pronier, Alan H Shih, Ari Melnick, Jayanta Chaudhuri, Ross L Levine
Recent studies have reported activation-induced cytidine deaminase (AID) and ten-eleven-translocation (TET) family members regulate active DNA demethylation. Genetic alterations of TET2 occur in myeloid malignancies and hematopoietic specific loss of Tet2 induces aberrant hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) self-renewal/differentiation, implicating TET2 as a master regulator of normal and malignant hematopoiesis. Despite the functional link between AID and TET in epigenetic gene regulation, the role of AID loss in hematopoiesis and myeloid transformation remains to be investigated...
January 11, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074068/a-cpg-island-methylator-phenotype-in-acute-myeloid-leukemia-independent-of-idh-mutations-and-associated-with-a-favorable-outcome
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A D Kelly, H Kroeger, J Yamazaki, R Taby, F Neumann, S Yu, J T Lee, B Patel, Y Li, R He, S Liang, Y Lu, M Cesaroni, S A Pierce, S M Kornblau, C E Bueso-Ramos, F Ravandi, H M Kantarjian, J Jelinek, J-Pj Issa
Genetic changes are infrequent in acute myeloid leukemia (AML) compared to other malignancies and often involve epigenetic regulators, suggesting that an altered epigenome may underlie AML biology and outcomes. In 96 AML cases including 65 pilot samples selected for cured/not-cured, we found higher CpG island (CGI) promoter methylation in cured patients. Expanded genome-wide digital restriction enzyme analysis of methylation (DREAM) data revealed a CGI methylator phenotype independent of IDH1/2 mutations we term AML-CIMP (A-CIMP(+))...
January 11, 2017: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070990/a-targeted-next-generation-sequencing-in-the-molecular-risk-stratification-of-adult-acute-myeloid-leukemia-implications-for-clinical-practice
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Po-Han Lin, Huei-Ying Li, Sheng-Chih Fan, Tzu-Hang Yuan, Ming Chen, Yu-Hua Hsu, Yu-Hsuan Yang, Long-Yuan Li, Su-Peng Yeh, Li-Yuan Bai, Yu-Min Liao, Chen-Yuan Lin, Ching-Yun Hsieh, Ching-Chan Lin, Che-Hung Lin, Ming-Yu Lien, Tzu-Ting Chen, Yen-Hsuan Ni, Chang-Fang Chiu
Conventional cytogenetics can categorize patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) into favorable, intermediate, and unfavorable-risk groups; however, patients with intermediate-risk cytogenetics represent the major population with variable outcomes. Because molecular profiling can assist with AML prognosis and next-generation sequencing allows simultaneous sequencing of many target genes, we analyzed 260 genes in 112 patients with de novo AML who received standard treatment. Multivariate analysis showed that karyotypes and mutation status of TET2, PHF6, KIT, and NPM1(mutation) /FLT3- internal tandem duplication (ITD)(negative) were independent prognostic factors for the entire cohort...
January 10, 2017: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057676/maxson-je-ries-re-wang-y-c-et-al-csf3r-mutations-have-a-high-degree-of-overlap-with-cebpa-mutations-in-pediatric-aml-blood-2016-127-24-3094-3098
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No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 5, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031487/comprehensive-population-based-genome-sequencing-provides-insight-into-hematopoietic-regulatory-mechanisms
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Michael H Guo, Satish K Nandakumar, Jacob C Ulirsch, Seyedeh M Zekavat, Jason D Buenrostro, Pradeep Natarajan, Rany M Salem, Roberto Chiarle, Mario Mitt, Mart Kals, Kalle Pärn, Krista Fischer, Lili Milani, Reedik Mägi, Priit Palta, Stacey B Gabriel, Andres Metspalu, Eric S Lander, Sekar Kathiresan, Joel N Hirschhorn, Tõnu Esko, Vijay G Sankaran
Genetic variants affecting hematopoiesis can influence commonly measured blood cell traits. To identify factors that affect hematopoiesis, we performed association studies for blood cell traits in the population-based Estonian Biobank using high-coverage whole-genome sequencing (WGS) in 2,284 samples and SNP genotyping in an additional 14,904 samples. Using up to 7,134 samples with available phenotype data, our analyses identified 17 associations across 14 blood cell traits. Integration of WGS-based fine-mapping and complementary epigenomic datasets provided evidence for causal mechanisms at several loci, including at a previously undiscovered basophil count-associated locus near the master hematopoietic transcription factor CEBPA The fine-mapped variant at this basophil count association near CEBPA overlapped an enhancer active in common myeloid progenitors and influenced its activity...
January 17, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924190/network-analysis-of-human-post-mortem-microarrays-reveals-novel-genes-micrornas-and-mechanistic-scenarios-of-potential-importance-in-fighting-huntington-s-disease
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Sreedevi Chandrasekaran, Danail Bonchev
Huntington's disease is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder characterized by motor disturbances, cognitive decline, and neuropsychiatric symptoms. In this study, we utilized network-based analysis in an attempt to explore and understand the underlying molecular mechanism and to identify critical molecular players of this disease condition. Using human post-mortem microarrays from three brain regions (cerebellum, frontal cortex and caudate nucleus) we selected in a four-step procedure a seed set of highly modulated genes...
2016: Computational and Structural Biotechnology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909741/the-role-of-epigenetic-modifiers-in-extended-cultures-of-functional-hepatocyte-like-cells-derived-from-human-neonatal-mesenchymal-stem-cells
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M Cipriano, J C Correia, S P Camões, N G Oliveira, P Cruz, H Cruz, M Castro, J L Ruas, J M Santos, J P Miranda
The development of predictive in vitro stem cell-derived hepatic models for toxicological drug screening is an increasingly important topic. Herein, umbilical cord tissue-derived mesenchymal stem cells (hnMSCs) underwent hepatic differentiation using an optimized three-step core protocol of 24 days that mimicked liver embryogenesis with further exposure to epigenetic markers, namely the histone deacetylase inhibitor trichostatin A (TSA), the cytidine analogue 5-azacytidine (5-AZA) and dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO)...
December 1, 2016: Archives of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899806/preleukemia-one-name-many-meanings
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H P Koeffler, G Leong
Definition of preleukemia has evolved. It was first used to describe the myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) with a propensity to progress to acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Individuals with germline mutations of either RUNX1, CEBPA, or GATA2 can also be called as preleukemic because they have a markedly increased incidence of evolution into AML. Also, alkylating chemotherapy or radiation can cause MDS/preleukemia, which nearly always progress to AML. More recently, investigators noted that AML patients who achieved complete morphological remission after chemotherapy often have clonal hematopoiesis predominantly marked by either DNMT3A, TET2 or IDH1/2 mutations, which were also present at diagnosis of AML...
January 3, 2017: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899775/-leukemia
#9
Minenori Eguchi-Ishimae, Mariko Eguchi
Leukemia is derived from hematopoietic stem/progenitor cells that have acquired genetic abnormalities, leading to malignant transformation. The basis of therapyfor leukemia is a combination of anti-cancer drugs based on risk stratification. The overall 5-year survival rate in leukemia patients of all ages is still 40%, although it has improved in pediatric patients. Leuke- mia itself is a heterogeneous disease that includes various entities/subtypes with different pathogenic gene aberrations. Selection of the treatment strategylargelydepends on risk stratification, and this in turn is mainlybased on specific recurrent chromosome aberrations...
November 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27877211/the-three-gene-signature-in-urinary-extracellular-vesicles-from-patients-with-clear-cell-renal-cell-carcinoma
#10
Giuseppe De Palma, Fabio Sallustio, Claudia Curci, Vanessa Galleggiante, Monica Rutigliano, Grazia Serino, Pasquale Ditonno, Michele Battaglia, Francesco P Schena
Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) accounts for more than 2% of neoplasias in humans worldwide. Renal biopsy is the gold standard among the diagnostic procedures, but it is invasive and not suitable for all patients. Therefore, new reliable and non-invasive biomarkers for RCC are required. Secretion of extracellular vesicles (EVs), containing RNA molecules that can be transferred between cells, appears to be a common feature of neoplasia. Consistently, cancer-derived EVs are increased in blood and urine. Therefore, urinary samples may be a non-invasive approach for discovering new diagnostic biomarkers...
2016: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27835920/-acute-myeloid-leukemia
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Jan Braess
Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) has been genetically characterized extensively and can now be subdivided into 9 to 11 pathogenetically different subtypes according to their profile of driver mutations. In clinical practice karyotyping and molecular analysis of NPM1, cEBPa and FLT3-ITD are required for treatment stratification and potentially genotype specific treatment. Some markers such as NPM1 not only offer prognostic information but can also serve as markers of minimal residual disease and thus have the potential to guide therapy in the future...
November 2016: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829312/cudc-907-promotes-bone-marrow-adipocytic-differentiation-through-inhibition-of-histone-deacetylase-and-regulation-of-cell-cycle
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Dalia Ali, Hassan Alshammari, Radhakrishnan Vishnubalaji, Elna Paul Chalisserry, Rimi Hamam, Musaad Alfayez, Moustapha Kassem, Abdullah Aldahmash, Nehad M Alajez
The role of bone marrow adipocytes (BMAs) in overall energy metabolism and their effects on bone mass are currently areas of intensive investigation. BMAs differentiate from bone marrow stromal cells (BMSCs); however, the molecular mechanisms regulating BMA differentiation are not fully understood. In this study, we investigated the effect of CUDC-907, identified by screening an epigenetic small-molecule library, on adipocytic differentiation of human BMSCs (hBMSCs) and determined its molecular mechanism of action...
November 9, 2016: Stem Cells and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27819178/myelodysplastic-syndromes-and-acute-leukemia-with-genetic-predispositions-a-new-challenge-for-hematologists
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Nicolas Duployez, Sophie Lejeune, Aline Renneville, Claude Preudhomme
The determination of an underlying genetic predisposition is not automatically part of the diagnosis of hematological malignancies (HM) in routine practice. However, it is assumed that genetic predispositions to HM are currently underestimated due to great variations in disease phenotype, variable latency and incomplete penetrance. Most of patients do not display any biological or clinical signs besides the overt hematological disease and many of them have a lack of personal or family history of malignancies...
December 2016: Expert Review of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27812248/prevalence-and-prognostic-impact-of-cebpa-gene-mutation-simplified-assay-technique-in-egyptian-acute-myeloid-leukemia-patients-with-normal-cytogenetics
#14
Samy B Said, Samir A El-Masry, Dalia A Salem, Mona M Taalab, Amr S Al-Posttany
Mutations of the CCAAT/enhancer binding protein alpha (CEBPA) gene have been associated with a favorable outcome in patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML), especially in those with a normal cytogenetics. However, few studies were done on Egyptian AML patients and none of them look for easier and less expensive method for CEBPA mutation screening. This study is aimed to investigate the prevalence of CEBPA mutations and its clinical and prognostic impact in Egyptian patients with cytogenetically normal AML (CN-AML)...
December 2016: Indian Journal of Hematology & Blood Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27736291/clinical-significance-of-galectin-3-in-patients-with-adult-acute-myeloid-leukemia-a-retrospective-cohort-study-with-long-term-follow-up-and-formulation-of-risk-scoring-system
#15
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27694926/nup98-is-rearranged-in-3-8-of-pediatric-aml-forming-a-clinical-and-molecular-homogenous-group-with-a-poor-prognosis
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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, E Bart-Delabesse, A Petit, G Leverger, C Broccardo, I Luquet, M Pasquet
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, as 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...
November 8, 2016: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27646892/-characterization-of-mutational-pattern-in-patients-with-ph-negative-myeloproliferative-neoplasms
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27645901/loss-of-dro1-ccdc80-results-in-obesity-and-promotes-adipocyte-differentiation
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27626217/persistent-dnmt3a-mutation-burden-in-dnmt3a-mutated-adult-cytogenetically-normal-acute-myeloid-leukemia-patients-in-long-term-remission
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27602952/the-significance-of-c-690g-t-polymorphism-rs34529039-and-expression-of-the-cebpa-gene-in-ovarian-cancer-outcome
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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...
October 11, 2016: Oncotarget
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