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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424163/clinical-significance-of-somatic-mutation-in-unexplained-blood-cytopenia
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Luca Malcovati, Anna Gallì, Erica Travaglino, Ilaria Ambaglio, Ettore Rizzo, Elisabetta Molteni, Chiara Elena, Virginia Valeria Ferretti, Silvia Catricalà, Elisa Bono, Gabriele Todisco, Antonio Bianchessi, Elisa Rumi, Silvia Zibellini, Daniela Pietra, Emanuela Boveri, Clara Camaschella, Daniela Toniolo, Elli Papaemmanuil, Seishi Ogawa, Mario Cazzola
Unexplained blood cytopenias, in particular anemia, are often found in older persons. The relationship between these cytopenias and myeloid neoplasms like myelodysplastic syndromes is currently poorly defined. We studied a prospective cohort of patients with unexplained cytopenia with the aim to estimate the predictive value of somatic mutations for identifying subjects with, or at risk of developing a myeloid neoplasm. The study included a learning cohort of 683 consecutive patients investigated for unexplained cytopenia, and a validation cohort of 190 patients referred for suspected myeloid neoplasm...
April 19, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424161/response-and-progression-on-midostaurin-in-advanced-systemic-mastocytosis-kit-d816v-and-other-molecular-markers
#2
Mohamad Jawhar, Juliana Schwaab, Nicole Naumann, Hans-Peter Horny, Karl Sotlar, Torsten Haferlach, Georgia Metzgeroth, Alice Fabarius, Peter Valent, Wolf-Karsten Hofmann, Nicholas C P Cross, Manja Meggendorfer, Andreas Reiter
In advanced systemic mastocytosis (advSM), disease evolution is often triggered by activating KIT mutations (D816V in >80% of cases) and by additional mutations, e.g. in SRSF2, ASXL1 and/or RUNX1 (S/A/R(pos), >60% of cases). In a recently reported phase-II-study, midostaurin, a multikinase/KIT inhibitor, demonstrated an overall response rate (ORR) of 60% in advSM but biomarkers predictive of response are lacking. We evaluated the impact of molecular markers (KIT D816V, S/A/R(pos)) at baseline and during follow-up in 38 midostaurin-treated advSM patients...
April 19, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419183/comparison-of-the-mutational-profiles-of-primary-myelofibrosis-polycythemia-vera-and-essential-thrombocytosis
#3
Jinming Song, Mohammad Hussaini, Hailing Zhang, Haipeng Shao, Dahui Qin, Xiaohui Zhang, Zhenjun Ma, Syeda Mahrukh Hussnain Naqvi, Ling Zhang, Lynn C Moscinski
Objectives: To compare the mutational profiles of patients with primary myelofibrosis (PMF), polycythemia vera (PV), and essential thrombocytosis (ET). Methods: Next-generation sequencing results of 75 cases of PMF, 33 cases of PV, and 27 cases of ET were compared. Results: Mutation rates of ASXL1 and SRSF2 were significantly higher in PMF than in PV or ET. ASXL1 mutations appeared to be more frequently associated with risk of transformation to acute myeloid leukemia than JAK2 or TET2 mutations...
April 15, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394181/a-novel-recurrent-copy-number-loss-region-on-6q23-3-in-mds-related-myeloid-malignancy-patients-with-stable-survival-conditions
#4
Kun Chi, Yang Li, Lan Xu, Xuefeng Wang
Metaphase cytogenetics (MC) karyotyping is a fundamental way to approach cytogenetic pathogenesis of MDS-related myeloid malignancies. However, in some patients, the results are normal while the patients often show discrepancies in survival conditions. To explain this question, we analyzed CytoScan™ HD array results of 20 MC-normal/failure patients who were followed up for three years. Exon sequencing was performed in genes RUNX1, TP53, ASXL1, and TET2. The array enabled the detection of additional aberrations in 16 (80%) patients...
April 10, 2017: Leukemia & Lymphoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389256/impact-of-molecular-genetics-on-outcome-in-myelofibrosis-patients-after-allogeneic-stem-cell-transplantation
#5
Nicolaus Kröger, Victoria Panagiota, Anita Badbaran, Tatjana Zabelina, Ioanna Triviai, Michelle Maria Araujo Cruz, Rabia Shahswar, Francis Ayuk, Marten Gehlhaar, Christine Wolschke, Robin Bollin, Carolin Walter, Martin Dugas, Lutz Wiehlmann, Ulrich Lehmann, Christian Koenecke, Anuhar Chaturvedi, Haefaa Alchalby, Michael Stadler, Matthias Eder, Max Christopeit, Gudrun Göhring, Michael Koenigsmann, Brigitte Schlegelberger, Hans-Heinrich Kreipe, Arnold Ganser, Carol Stocking, Boris Fehse, Felicitas Thol, Michael Heuser
Molecular genetics may influence outcome for patients with myelofibrosis. To determine the impact of molecular genetics on outcome after allogeneic stem cell transplantation, we screened 169 patients with primary myelofibrosis (n = 110), post-ET/PV myelofibrosis (n = 46), and myelofibrosis in transformation (n = 13) for mutations in 16 frequently mutated genes. The most frequent mutation was JAK2V617F (n = 101) followed by ASXL1 (n = 49), calreticulin (n = 34), SRSF2 (n = 16), TET2 (n = 10), U2AF1 (n = 11), EZH2 (n = 7), MPL (n = 6), IDH2 (n = 5), IDH1 (n = 4), and CBL (n = 1)...
April 4, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388552/myelodysplastic-syndromes-advantages-of-a-combined-cytogenetic-and-molecular-diagnostic-workup
#6
Elena Ciabatti, Angelo Valetto, Veronica Bertini, Maria Immacolata Ferreri, Alice Guazzelli, Susanna Grassi, Francesca Guerrini, Iacopo Petrini, Maria Rita Metelli, Maria Adelaide Caligo, Simona Rossi, Sara Galimberti
In this study we present a new diagnostic workup for the myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) including FISH, aCGH, and somatic mutation assays in addition to the conventional cytogenetics (CC). We analyzed 61 patients by CC, FISH for chromosome 5, 7, 8 and PDGFR rearrangements, aCGH, and PCR for ASXL1, EZH2, TP53, TET2, RUNX1, DNMT3A, SF3B1 somatic mutations. Moreover, we quantified WT1 and RPS14 gene expression levels, in order to find their possible adjunctive value and their possible clinical impact. CC analysis showed 32% of patients with at least one aberration...
March 25, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381396/caspase-3-controls-aml1-eto-driven-leukemogenesis-via-autophagy-modulation-in-a-ulk1-dependent-manner
#7
Na Man, Yurong Tan, Xiao-Jian Sun, Fan Liu, Guoyan Cheng, Sarah Greenblatt, Camilo Martinez, Daniel L Karl, Koji Ando, Ming Sun, Dan Hou, Bingyi Chen, Mingjiang Xu, Feng-Chun Yang, Zhu Chen, Saijuan Chen, Stephen D Nimer, Lan Wang
AML1-ETO (AE), a fusion oncoprotein, generated by the t(8;21), can trigger acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in collaboration with mutations including c-Kit, ASXL1/2, FLT3, N-RAS, and K-RAS. Caspase-3, a key executor among its family, plays multiple roles in cellular processes, including hematopoietic development and leukemia progression. Caspase-3 was revealed to directly cleave AE in vitro, suggesting that AE may accumulate in a Caspase-3 compromised background and thereby accelerate leukemogenesis. Therefore, we developed a Caspase-3 knockout genetic mouse model of AML and found that loss of Caspase-3 actually delayed AML1-ETO9a (AE9a)-driven leukemogenesis, indicating that Caspase-3 may play distinct roles in the initiation and/or progression of AML...
April 5, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351937/presentation-and-outcome-of-patients-with-2016-who-diagnosis-of-prefibrotic-and-overt-primary-myelofibrosis
#8
Paola Guglielmelli, Annalisa Pacilli, Giada Rotunno, Elisa Rumi, Vittorio Rosti, Federica Delaini, Margherita Maffioli, Tiziana Fanelli, Alessandro Pancrazzi, Daniela Pietra, Silvia Salmoiraghi, Carmela Mannarelli, Annalisa Franci, Chiara Paoli, Alessandro Rambaldi, Francesco Passamonti, Giovanni Barosi, Tiziano Barbui, Mario Cazzola, Alessandro M Vannucchi
The 2016 revision of the World Health Organization (WHO) classification of myeloproliferative neoplasms defines 2 stages of primary myelofibrosis (PMF) that is, prefibrotic/early (pre-PMF) and overt fibrotic (overt-PMF) phase. In this work, we studied the clinical and molecular features of patients belonging to these categories of PMF. The diagnosis of 661 PMF patients with a bone marrow biopsy at presentation was revised according to modern criteria; clinical information and annotation of somatic mutations in both driver and selected non-driver myeloid genes were available for all patients...
March 28, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341738/higher-hopx-expression-is-associated-with-distinct-clinical-and-biological-features-and-predicts-poor-prognosis-in-de-novo-acute-myeloid-leukemia
#9
Chien-Chin Lin, Yueh-Chwen Hsu, Yi-Hung Li, Yuan-Yeh Kuo, Hsin-An Hou, Keng-Hsueh Lan, Tsung-Chih Chen, Yi-Shiuan Tzeng, Yi-Yi Kuo, Chein-Jun Kao, Po-Han Chuang, Mei-Hsuan Tseng, Yu-Chiao Chiu, Wen-Chien Chou, Hwei-Fang Tien
Homeodomain-only protein homeobox (HOPX) is the smallest homeodomain protein. It was regarded as a stem cell marker in several non-hematopoietic systems. While the prototypic homeobox genes such as HOX family have been well characterized in acute myeloid leukemia, the clinical and biological implications of HOPX in the disease remain unknown. Thus we analyzed HOPX and global gene expression patterns in 347 newly diagnosed de novo acute myeloid leukemia patients in our institute. We found that higher HOPX expression was closely associated with older age, higher platelet counts, lower white blood cell counts, lower lactate dehydrogenase levels, and mutations in RUNX1, IDH2, ASXL1, and DNMT3A, but negatively associated with acute promyelocytic leukemia, favorable karyotypes, CEBPA double mutations and NPM1 mutation...
March 24, 2017: Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335073/clinical-characteristics-and-whole-exome-transcriptome-sequencing-of-coexisting-chronic-myeloid-leukemia-and-myelofibrosis
#10
Malathi Kandarpa, Yi-Mi Wu, Dan Robinson, Patrick William Burke, Arul M Chinnaiyan, Moshe Talpaz
Myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) are clonal hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) disorders that can be classified on the basis of genetic, clinical, phenotypic features. Genetic lesions such as JAK2 mutations and BCR-ABL translocation are often mutually exclusive in MPN patients and lead to essential thrombocythemia, polycythemia vera or myelofibrosis (ET/PV/MF) or chronic myeloid leukemia, respectively. Nevertheless, coexistence of these genetic aberrations in the same patient has been reported. Whether these aberrations occur in the same stem cell or a different cell is unclear, but an unstable genome in the HSCs seems to be the common antecedent...
March 23, 2017: American Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314085/targeted-next-generation-sequencing-and-identification-of-risk-factors-in-world-health-organization-defined-atypical-chronic-myeloid-leukemia
#11
Mrinal M Patnaik, Daniela Barraco, Terra L Lasho, Christy M Finke, Kaaren Reichard, Katherine P Hoversten, Rhett P Ketterling, Naseema Gangat, Ayalew Tefferi
Atypical chronic myeloid leukemia (aCML) is an aggressive myeloid neoplasm with overlapping features of myelodysplastic syndromes (prominent granulocytic dysplasia) and myeloproliferative neoplasms (neutrophilic leukocytosis). We studied 25 molecularly-annotated and World Health Organization defined aCML patients; median age 70 years, 84% males. Cytogenetic abnormalities were seen in 36% and gene mutations in 100%. Mutational frequencies were, ASXL1 28%, TET2 16%, NRAS 16%, SETBP1 12%, RUNX1 12%, ETNK1 8% and PTPN11 4%...
March 17, 2017: American Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297624/genomics-of-acute-myeloid-leukemia-diagnosis-and-pathways
#12
Lars Bullinger, Konstanze Döhner, Hartmut Döhner
In recent years, our understanding of the molecular pathogenesis of myeloid neoplasms, including acute myeloid leukemia (AML), has been greatly advanced by genomics discovery studies that use novel high-throughput sequencing techniques. AML, similar to most other cancers, is characterized by multiple somatically acquired mutations that affect genes of different functional categories, a complex clonal architecture, and disease evolution over time. Patterns of mutations seem to follow specific and temporally ordered trajectories...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273187/-the-role-of-driver-and-subclonal-mutations-in-pathogenesis-of-primary-myelofibrosis
#13
Réka Mózes, Ambrus Gángó, Zsófia Boha, Judit Csomor, Csaba Bödör
Primary myelofibrosis (PMF) is a Philadelphia chromosome negative, clonal myeloproliferative neoplasm characterised by a progressive nature. Morphologically, the bone marrow biopsy shows features of abnormal proliferation of terminally differentiated megakaryocytes and subsequent bone marrow fibrosis. The molecular landscape of PMF includes phenotypic driver mutations (JAK2 V617F, CALR and MPL) which represent major diagnostic criteria, and subclonal mutations that also occur in several other myeloid diseases, but have a prognostic value in disease progression of MF...
March 8, 2017: Magyar Onkologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255023/the-clinical-and-molecular-diversity-of-mast-cell-leukemia-with-or-without-associated-hematologic-neoplasm
#14
Mohamad Jawhar, Juliana Schwaab, Manja Meggendorfer, Nicole Naumann, Hans-Peter Horny, Karl Sotlar, Torsten Haferlach, Karla Schmitt, Alice Fabarius, Peter Valent, Wolf-Karsten Hofmann, Nicholas C P Cross, Georgia Metzgeroth, Andreas Reiter
Mast cell leukemia is a rare variant of advanced systemic mastocytosis characterized by ≥20% mast cells in a bone marrow smear. We evaluated clinical and molecular characteristics of 28 patients with (n=20, 71%) or without an associated hematologic neoplasm. De novo mast cell leukemia was diagnosed in 16/28 (57%) patients and secondary mast cell leukemia evolving from other advanced systemic mastocytosis subtypes in 12/28 (43%) patients, of which 7 patients progressed while on cytoreductive treatment. Median bone marrow mast cell infiltration was 65% and median serum tryptase was 565 microg/L...
March 2, 2017: Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229513/pathogenic-asxl1-somatic-variants-in-reference-databases-complicate-germline-variant-interpretation-for-bohring-opitz-syndrome
#15
Colleen M Carlston, Anne H O'Donnell-Luria, Hunter R Underhill, Beryl B Cummings, Ben Weisburd, Eric V Minikel, Daniel P Birnbaum, Tatiana Tvrdik, Daniel G MacArthur, Rong Mao
The clinical interpretation of genetic variants has come to rely heavily on reference population databases such as the Exome Aggregation Consortium (ExAC) database. Pathogenic variants in genes associated with severe, pediatric-onset, highly penetrant, autosomal dominant conditions are assumed to be absent or rare in these databases. Exome sequencing of a 6-year-old female patient with seizures, developmental delay, dysmorphic features, and failure to thrive identified an ASXL1 variant previously reported as causative of Bohring-Opitz syndrome (BOS)...
May 2017: Human Mutation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219221/-the-clinical-characteristics-gene-mutations-and-prognosis-of-chronic-neutrophilic-leukemia
#16
Y J Cui, Q Jiang, J Q Liu, B Li, Z F Xu, T J Qin, Y Zhang, W Y Cai, H L Zhang, L W Fang, L J Pan, N B Hu, S Q Qu, Z J Xiao
Objective: To investigate the clinical manifestation, cytogenetics, gene mutations and prognostic factors of chronic neutrophilic leukemia (CNL) . Methods: 16 CNL cases, according to WHO (2016) -definition, were reviewed retrospectively. Identifications of the CSF3R, ASXL1, SETBP1, CALR and MPL mutations were performed by direct sequencing. JAK2 V617F mutation was detected by AS-PCR. Results: Of the 16 CNL patients, the median age was 64 (43-80) years with a male predominance of 75% (12/16) . The median hemoglobin was 114 (81-154) g/L, with median WBC of 41...
January 14, 2017: Zhonghua Xue Ye Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Xueyexue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218607/tet2-asxl1-idh1-and-idh2-single-nucleotide-polymorphisms-in-turkish-patients-with-chronic-myeloproliferative-neoplasms
#17
Nur Soyer, Burçin Tezcanlı Kaymaz, Melda Cömert Özkan, Çağdaş Aktan, Ali Şahin Küçükaslan, Fahri Şahin, Buket Kosova, Güray Saydam
We aimed to determine the genotype distribution, allele frequency and prognostic impact of IDH1/2(Isocitrate dehydrogenase), TET2(Ten-Eleven-Translocation2) and ASXL1(Additional Sex Combs-Like 1) single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in MPNs. TET2(rs763480), ASXL1(rs2208131) and IDH1(rs11554137) variant homozygous genotype frequencies were 1.5%, 9.2% and 2.3%, respectively. No IDH2 SNP was identified. IDH1 and TET2 frequencies were 5% in ET and 1.7% in ET, 5% in PMF, respectively. ASXL1 frequencies were 8...
February 20, 2017: Turkish Journal of Haematology: Official Journal of Turkish Society of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211153/the-prognostic-relevance-of-serum-lactate-dehydrogenase-and-mild-bone-marrow-reticulin-fibrosis-in-essential-thrombocythemia
#18
Mythri Mudireddy, Daniela Barraco, Curtis A Hanson, Animesh Pardanani, Naseema Gangat, Ayalew Tefferi
The 2016 World Health Organization (WHO) diagnostic criteria for myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN) underscore the prognostically-relevant distinction between essential thrombocythemia (ET) and prefibrotic primary myelofibrosis (pre-PMF). In addition, leukocytosis has been identified as an important prognostic marker in otherwise WHO-defined ET. However, controversy remains regarding the objectivity of morphologic criteria in distinguishing ET from pre-PMF and the precise prognostic cutoff values for leukocytosis...
May 2017: American Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197208/molecular-mutations-and-their-cooccurrences-in-cytogenetically-normal-acute-myeloid-leukemia
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Mengning Wang, Chuanwei Yang, Le Zhang, Dale G Schaar
Adult acute myeloid leukemia (AML) clinically is a disparate disease that requires intensive treatments ranging from chemotherapy alone to allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (allo-HCT). Historically, cytogenetic analysis has been a useful prognostic tool to classify patients into favorable, intermediate, and unfavorable prognostic risk groups. However, the intermediate-risk group, consisting predominantly of cytogenetically normal AML (CN-AML), itself exhibits diverse clinical outcomes and requires further characterization to allow for more optimal treatment decision-making...
2017: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188970/refractory-anemia-with-ring-sideroblasts-rars-and-rars-with-thrombocytosis-rars-t-2017-update-on-diagnosis-risk-stratification-and-management
#20
Mrinal M Patnaik, Ayalew Tefferi
DISEASE OVERVIEW: Ring sideroblasts (RS) are erythroid precursors with abnormal perinuclear mitochondrial iron accumulation. Two myeloid neoplasms defined by the presence of RS, include refractory anemia with ring sideroblasts (RARS), now classified under myelodysplastic syndromes with RS (MDS-RS) and RARS with thrombocytosis (RARS-T); now called myelodysplastic/myeloproliferative neoplasm with RS and thrombocytosis (MDS/MPN-RS-T). DIAGNOSIS: MDS-RS is a lower risk MDS, with single or multilineage dysplasia (SLD/MLD), <5% bone marrow (BM) blasts and ≥15% BM RS (≥5% in the presence of SF3B1 mutations)...
March 2017: American Journal of Hematology
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