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calreticulin myeloproliferative

M Palova, T Szotkowski, A Hlusi, K Indrak, J Navratilova, M Divoka, T Papajik
Primary myelofibrosis (PMF) is a chronic clonal myeloid disorder. Together with essential thrombocythemia (ET) and polycythemia vera (PV), it belongs to a group of Philadelphia chromosome-negative myeloproliferative neoplasms. An integral part of laboratory tests carried out in this disease group is detecting the presence of mutations in the Janus kinase 2 gene at position 617 (JAK2 V617F) and in the gene encoding for the receptor for thrombopoietin (myeloproliferative leukemia virus oncogene, MPL) found in approximately 60% of PMF patients...
2018: Neoplasma
Sarah Hintermair, Elisabeth Zwickl-Traxler, Martin Pecherstorfer, Josef Singer
Myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN), classified as polycythemia vera (PV), essential thrombocytosis (ET) and myelofibrosis (MF) are stem-cell derived disorders. Mutations in either the januskinase-2 (JAK-2) or the calreticulin (CALR) gene are characteristic for MPN and may result in enhanced proliferation of red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets, and thus increase the risk for vascular events. This study is a retrospective and descriptive analysis of records of patients, who underwent treatment for myeloproliferative syndromes at the Department of Hemato-Oncology of the University hospital Krems from 2008 to the end of 2015...
February 2, 2018: Oncotarget
Tariq I Mughal, Jason Gotlib, Ruben Mesa, Steffen Koschmieder, H Jean Khoury, Jorge E Cortes, Tiziano Barbui, Rüdiger Hehlmann, Michael Mauro, Susanne Saussele, Jerald P Radich, Richard A Van Etten, Giuseppe Saglio, Srdnan Verstovek, Robert Peter Gale, Omar Abdel-Wahab
This review is based on the presentations and deliberations at the 7th John Goldman Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML) and Myeloproliferative Neoplasms (MPN) Colloquium which took place in Estoril, Portugal on the 15th October 2017, and the 11th post-ASH International Workshop on CML and MPN which took place on the 6th-7th December 2016, immediately after the 58th American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting. Rather than present a resume of the proceedings, we have elected to address some of the topical translational research and clinically relevant topics in greater detail...
February 14, 2018: Leukemia Research
Robert Diep, Ara Metjian
Essential thrombocythemia (ET) is an indolent myeloproliferative neoplasm characterized by megakaryocyte hyperplasia, thrombocytosis, thrombotic and hemorrhagic complications, and potential transformation into myelofibrosis and acute myeloid leukemia. The vast majority of cases are driven by a somatic mutation in JAK2, CALR, or MPL. CALR, a gene that codes for the calcium-binding chaperone calreticulin, is the predominant mutation in patients with non-mutated JAK2 essential thrombocythemia, accounting for 20-25% of the overall somatic mutation frequency in ET...
February 6, 2018: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
Grażyna Gadomska, Alicja Bartoszewska-Kubiak, Joanna Boinska, Karolina Matiakowska, Katarzyna Ziołkowska, Olga Haus, Danuta Rość
The aim of the study was to evaluate selected angiogenic factors in patients with essential thrombocythemia (ET) depending on JAK2V617F, calreticulin gene (CALR) and myeloproliferative leukemia virus oncogene (MPL) mutations. Sixty ET patients and 20 healthy volunteers were enrolled in the study. The following tests were performed: vascular endothelial growth factor- A (VEGF-A), soluble vascular endothelial growth factor receptor-1 (sVEGFR-1),soluble vascular endothelial growth factor receptor-2 (sVEGFR-2), platelet-derived growth factor( PDGF-BB), and stromal-derived factor-1α (SDF-1α)...
January 1, 2018: Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/hemostasis
Nouran S Abdelfattah, Ann Mullally
Clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR) is an adaptive immunity system in prokaryotes that has been repurposed by scientists to generate RNA-guided nucleases, such as CRISPR-associated (Cas) 9 for site-specific eukaryotic genome editing. Genome engineering by Cas9 is used to efficiently, easily and robustly modify endogenous genes in many biomedically-relevant mammalian cell lines and organisms. Here we show an example of how to utilize the CRISPR/Cas9 methodology to understand the biological function of specific genetic mutations...
January 5, 2018: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
Shannon Elf, Nouran S Abdelfattah, April J Baral, Danielle Beeson, Jeanne F Rivera, Amy Ko, Natalie Florescu, Gabriel Birrane, Edwin Chen, Ann Mullally
Mutations in calreticulin (CALR) are phenotypic drivers in the pathogenesis of myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN). Mechanistic studies have demonstrated that mutant CALR binds to the thrombopoietin receptor MPL, and that the positive electrostatic charge of the mutant CALR C-terminus is required for mutant CALR-mediated activation of JAK-STAT signaling. Here we demonstrate that although binding between mutant CALR and MPL is required for mutant CALR to transform hematopoietic cells, binding alone is insufficient for cytokine independent growth...
December 29, 2017: Blood
Prithviraj Bose, Jason Gotlib, Claire N Harrison, Srdan Verstovsek
The discovery of the activating Janus kinase (JAK)2V617F mutation in 2005 in most patients with the classic Philadelphia chromosome-negative myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN) spurred intense interest in research into these disorders, culminating in the identification of activating mutations in MPL in 2006 and indels in the gene encoding calreticulin (CALR) in 2013, thus providing additional mechanistic explanations for the universal activation of JAK-signal transducer and activator of transcription (JAK-STAT) observed in these conditions, and the success of the JAK1/2 inhibitor ruxolitinib, which first received regulatory approval in 2011...
January 2018: Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma & Leukemia
Simona Salati, Zelia Prudente, Elena Genovese, Valentina Pennucci, Sebastiano Rontauroli, Niccolo' Bartalucci, Carmela Mannarelli, Samantha Ruberti, Roberta Zini, Chiara Rossi, Elisa Bianchi, Paola Guglielmelli, Enrico Tagliafico, Alessandro M Vannucchi, Rossella Manfredini
Calreticulin (CALR) is a chaperone protein that localizes primarily to the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) lumen where it is responsible for the control of proper folding of neo-synthesized glycoproteins and for the retention of calcium. Recently, mutations affecting exon 9 of the CALR gene have been described in approximately 40% of patients with myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs). Although the role of mutated CALR in the development of MPNs has begun to be clarified, there are still no data available on the function of wild-type (WT) CALR during physiological hematopoiesis...
December 19, 2017: Stem Cells and Development
Jyoti Nangalia, Anthony R Green
Substantial progress has been made in our understanding of the pathogenetic basis of myeloproliferative neoplasms. The discovery of mutations in JAK2 over a decade ago heralded a new age for patient care as a consequence of improved diagnosis and the development of therapeutic JAK inhibitors. The more recent identification of mutations in calreticulin brought with it a sense of completeness, with most patients with myeloproliferative neoplasm now having a biological basis for their excessive myeloproliferation...
December 8, 2017: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
Lilian Varricchio, Mario Falchi, Massimiliano Dall'Ora, Caterina De Benedittis, Alessandra Ruggeri, Vladimir N Uversky, Anna Rita Migliaccio
Calreticulin is a Ca2+ -binding chaperone protein, which resides mainly in the endoplasmic reticulum but also found in other cellular compartments including the plasma membrane. In addition to Ca2+ , calreticulin binds and regulates almost all proteins and most of the mRNAs deciding their intracellular fate. The potential functions of calreticulin are so numerous that identification of all of them is becoming a nightmare. Still the recent discovery that patients affected by the Philadelphia-negative myeloproliferative disorders essential thrombocytemia or primary myelofibrosis not harboring JAK2 mutations carry instead calreticulin mutations disrupting its C-terminal domain has highlighted the clinical need to gain a deeper understanding of the biological activity of this protein...
2017: Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology
Jyoti Nangalia, Anthony R Green
Substantial progress has been made in our understanding of the pathogenetic basis of myeloproliferative neoplasms. The discovery of mutations in JAK2 over a decade ago heralded a new age for patient care as a consequence of improved diagnosis and the development of therapeutic JAK inhibitors. The more recent identification of mutations in calreticulin brought with it a sense of completeness, with most patients with myeloproliferative neoplasm now having a biological basis for their excessive myeloproliferation...
December 7, 2017: Blood
Alessandro M Vannucchi, Paola Guglielmelli, Ayalew Tefferi
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To describe an algorithm-based approach, whenever available, to the diagnosis, the risk stratification criteria informing therapy and the current management of polycythemia vera and essential thrombocythemia. RECENT FINDINGS: Description of recurrent genetic abnormalities in driver genes, including Janus Kinase 2 (JAK2), myeloproliferative leukemia and calreticulin, a better appreciation of the key diagnostic role of bone marrow features, results of large epidemiologic studies and a few but landmark controlled clinical trials produced in the last decade, all resulted in a reappraisal of the approach to polycythemia vera and essential thrombocythemia...
March 2018: Current Opinion in Hematology
Ayalew Tefferi, Maura Nicolosi, Mythri Mudireddy, Natasha Szuber, Christy M Finke, Terra L Lasho, Curtis A Hanson, Rhett P Ketterling, Animesh Pardanani, Naseema Gangat, Carmela Mannarelli, Tiziana Fanelli, Paola Guglielmelli, Alessandro M Vannucchi
The 2013 discovery of calreticulin (CALR) mutations in myeloproliferative neoplasms was attended by their association with longer survival in primary myelofibrosis (PMF). Subsequent studies have suggested prognostic distinction between type 1/like and type 2/like CALR mutations and detrimental effect from triple-negative mutational status. Among 709 Mayo Clinic patients with PMF, 467 (66%) harbored JAK2, 112 (16%) CALR type 1/like, 24 (3.4%) CALR type 2/like, 38 (5.4%) MPL mutations and 68 (10%) were triple-negative...
November 22, 2017: American Journal of Hematology
Martin Griesshammer, Parvis Sadjadian
The classical BCR-ABL1-negative myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN) include primary myelofibrosis (PMF), polycythemia vera (PV) and essential thrombocythemia (ET). They are characterized by stem cell-derived clonal proliferation, harbor Janus kinase 2 (JAK2), or calreticulin (CALR), or myeloproliferative leukemia virus oncogene (MPL) driver mutations and exert an over activated JAK-signal transducer and activator of transcription (STAT) pathway. Therefore JAK inhibiting strategies have been successfully investigated in MPN clinical trials...
December 2017: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy
Marco Romano, Daria Sollazzo, Sara Trabanelli, Martina Barone, Nicola Polverelli, Margherita Perricone, Dorian Forte, Simona Luatti, Michele Cavo, Nicola Vianelli, Camilla Jandus, Francesca Palandri, Lucia Catani
Myelofibrosis (MF) is a clonal neoplasia associated with chronic inflammation due to aberrant cytokine production. Mutations in Janus Kinase-2 (JAK2), calreticulin (CALR) and myeloproliferative leukemia protein (MPL) genes have been recently associated to MF and they all activate the JAK/STAT signaling pathway. Since this pathway is essential in shaping the immune response, we investigated the role of circulating immune subsets and cytokines in 38 patients (20 carrying JAK2(V617F),13 exon-9 CALR mutation and 5 triple negative)...
2017: Oncoimmunology
Keita Kirito
Since the discovery of the activating mutation of JAK2, known as JAK2V617F, our understanding of mutation profiles, and the biological significance of this mutation in Philadelphia-negative (Ph-) MPNs has drastically changed over the last decade. Mutations of the thrombopoietin receptor MPL and chaperone protein calreticulin gene also induce aberrant activation of JAK and downstream molecules, including STAT proteins, and contribute to the development of MPNs. Mutations of the genes JAK2, MPL, and calreticulin are referred to as "driver mutations" for MPNs...
2017: [Rinshō Ketsueki] the Japanese Journal of Clinical Hematology
Marito Araki, Norio Komatsu
Deregulation of the cytokine-receptor signaling pathway plays a significant role in tumorigenesis. Such deregulation is frequently caused by alterations in the genes involved in the signaling pathway. At the end of 2013, recurrent somatic mutations in the calreticulin (CALR) gene that encodes a molecular chaperone were identified in a subset of patients with Philadelphia-chromosome negative myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN). The present review focuses on the role of CALR mutations in the oncogenic transformations observed in MPN...
October 2017: Cancer Science
Irene Dogliotti, Carmen Fava, Anna Serra, Enrico Gottardi, Filomena Daraio, Francesca Carnuccio, Emilia Giugliano, Monica Bocchia, Giuseppe Saglio, Giovanna Rege-Cambrin
Current diagnostic criteria for Philadelphia-negative myeloproliferative neoplasia (MPN) have been redefined by the discovery of Janus kinase 2 (JAK2), myeloproliferative leukemia (MPL) and calreticulin (CALR) genetic alterations. Only few cases of coexistence of CALR-mutated MPN and Philadelphia-positive chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) have been described so far. Here we report the case of a patient with CML diagnosed in 2001, treated with imatinib and pegylated interferon (IFN) frontline. She reached complete molecular remission (CMR) and discontinued imatinib, maintaining treatment free remission...
2017: Stem Cell Investigation
Sara C Meyer
Myeloproliferative neoplasms are driven by activated JAK2 signaling due to somatic mutations in JAK2, the thrombopoietin receptor MPL or the chaperone calreticulin in hematopoietic stem/progenitor cells. JAK2 inhibitors have been developed, but despite clinical benefits, they do not signficantly reduce the mutant clone. Loss of response to JAK2 inhibitors occurs and several mechanisms of resistance, genetic and functional, have been identified. Resistance mutations have not been reported in MPN patients suggesting incomplete target inhibition...
August 2017: Hematology/oncology Clinics of North America
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