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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714945/impact-of-molecular-residual-disease-post-allografting-in-myelofibrosis-patients
#1
C Wolschke, A Badbaran, T Zabelina, M Christopeit, F Ayuk, I Triviai, A Zander, H Alchalby, U Bacher, B Fehse, N Kröger
We screened 136 patients with myelofibrosis and a median age of 58 years who underwent allogeneic stem cell transplantation (AHSCT) for molecular residual disease for JAKV617F (n=101), thrombopoietin receptor gene (MPL) (n=4) or calreticulin (CALR) (n=31) mutation in peripheral blood on day +100 and +180 after AHSCT. After a median follow-up of 78 months, the 5-year estimated overall survival was 60% (95% confidence interval (CI): 50-70%) and the cumulative incidence of relapse at 5 years was 26% (95% CI: 18-34%) for the entire study population...
July 17, 2017: Bone Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679734/high-prevalence-of-myeloid-neoplasms-in-adults-with-non-langerhans-cell-histiocytosis
#2
Matthias Papo, Eli L Diamond, Fleur Cohen-Aubart, Jean-François Emile, Damien Roos-Weil, Nishant Gupta, Benjamin H Durham, Neval Ozkaya, Ahmet Dogan, Gary A Ulaner, Raajit Rampal, Jean-Emmanuel Kahn, Thomas Sené, Frédéric Charlotte, Baptiste Hervier, Caroline Besnard, Olivier A Bernard, Catherine Settegrana, Nathalie Droin, Zofia Hélias-Rodzewicz, Zahir Amoura, Omar Abdel-Wahab, Julien Haroche
Erdheim-Chester Disease (ECD) is a rare non-Langerhans Cell histiocytosis that most commonly affects adults and is driven by a high frequency of mutations in BRAF, MAP2K1, and kinases promoting MAP kinase signaling. Due to the relative rarity of ECD, key clinical features of the disease may not be well defined. Across a multi-institutional cohort of 189 patients with ECD and ECD overlapping with Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis (so-called Mixed Histiocytosis (MH)), we identified an unexpected and heretofore undescribed frequent occurrence of myeloid neoplasms amongst patients with ECD and MH...
July 5, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677265/epigenetics-in-myeloproliferative-neoplasms
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REVIEW
Suzanne McPherson, Mary Frances McMullin, Ken Mills
A decade on from the description of JAK2 V617F, the MPNs are circumscribed by an increasingly intricate landscape. There is now evidence that they are likely the result of combined genetic dysregulation, with several mutated genes involved in the regulation of epigenetic mechanisms. Epigenetic changes are not due to a change in the DNA sequence but are reversible modifications that dictate the way in which genes may be expressed (or silenced). Among the epigenetic mechanisms, DNA methylation is probably the best described...
July 4, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676668/the-calreticulin-calr-exon-9-mutations-are-promising-targets-for-cancer-immune-therapy
#4
M O Holmström, E Martinenaite, S M Ahmad, Ö Met, C Friese, L Kjær, C H Riley, P Thor Straten, I M Svane, H C Hasselbalch, M H Andersen
The CALR exon 9 mutations are found in approximately 30% of patients with essential thrombocythemia and primary myelofibrosis. Recently, we reported spontaneous immune responses against the CALR mutations. Here, we describe that CALR-mutant (CALRmut)-specific T-cells are able to specifically recognize CALRmut cells. First, we established a T-cell culture specific for a CALRmut epitope. These specific T-cells were able to recognize several epitopes in the CALRmut C-terminus. Next, we established a CALRmut specific CD4(+) T-cell clone by limiting dilution...
July 5, 2017: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640953/overview-of-transgenic-mouse-models-of-myeloproliferative-neoplasms-mpns
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REVIEW
Andrew Dunbar, Abbas Nazir, Ross Levine
Myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) are a class of hematologic diseases characterized by aberrant proliferation of one or more myeloid lineages and progressive bone marrow fibrosis. In 2005, seminal work by multiple groups identified the JAK2V617F mutation in a significant fraction of MPN patients. Since that time, murine models of JAK2V617F have greatly enhanced the understanding of the role of aberrant JAK-STAT signaling in MPN pathogenesis and have provided an in vivo pre-clinical platform that can be used to develop novel therapies...
June 22, 2017: Current Protocols in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638726/downregulation-of-antigen-presentation-associated-pathway-proteins-is-linked-to-poor-outcome-in-triple-negative-breast-cancer-patient-tumors
#6
Martin H Pedersen, Brian L Hood, Hans Christian Beck, Thomas P Conrads, Henrik J Ditzel, Rikke Leth-Larsen
Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) is a heterogeneous subtype with varying disease outcomes. Tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) are frequent in TNBC and have been shown to correlate with outcome, suggesting an immunogenic component in this subtype. However, other factors intrinsic to the cancer cells may also influence outcome. To identify proteins and molecular pathways associated with recurrence in TNBC, 34 formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) primary TNBC tumors were investigated by global proteomic profiling using mass spectrometry...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636987/combination-of-calr-and-pdia3-is-a-potential-prognostic-biomarker-for-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#7
Ke Wang, Hao Li, Ruo Chen, Yang Zhang, Xiu-Xuan Sun, Wan Huang, Huijie Bian, Zhi-Nan Chen
Proteomic-based approaches for biomarker discovery are promising strategies used in cancer research. In this study, we performed quantitative proteomic analysis on 16 paired samples of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and adjacent non-tumor lung tissues using label-free quantitative proteomics and liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry/mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) to identify differentially expressed proteins. A total of 91 proteins were differentially expressed in NSCLC compared with adjacent non-tumor lung tissues among 4047 identified proteins (fold change > 1...
June 16, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625126/enhanced-risk-for-specific-somatic-myeloproliferative-neoplastic-mutations-in-patients-with-stroke
#8
Chih-Cheng Chen, Chia-Chen Hsu, Cih-En Huang, Yi-Yang Chen, Jrhau Lung, Hsing-Ying Ho, Chian-Pei Li, Jiann-Der Lee
BACKGROUND: Somatic mutations of Janus kinase 2 (JAK2V617F), calreticulin (CALR), and myeloproliferative leukemia virus oncogene (MPL) are the major clonal molecules that drive the pathogenesis of myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN). It is well recognized that MPN patients carry an excessive risk of thrombohemorrhagic complications. However, little is known about the prevalence of these clonal markers in patients with cerebral vascular disease. METHODS: To address this issue, 153 consecutive stroke patients in Taiwan were enrolled in the study...
June 18, 2017: Current Neurovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622624/primary-myelofibrosis-older-age-and-high-jak2v617f-allele-burden-are-associated-with-elevated-plasma-high-sensitivity-c-reactive-protein-levels-and-a-phenotype-of-progressive-disease
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Giovanni Barosi, Margherita Massa, Rita Campanelli, Gabriela Fois, Paolo Catarsi, Gianluca Viarengo, Laura Villani, Valentina Poletto, Tiziana Bosoni, Umberto Magrini, Robert P Gale, Vittorio Rosti
We measured plasma levels of high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) in 526 subjects with primary myelofibrosis (PMF). Thirty-eight percent had an elevated hs-CRP level (≥0.3mg/dL). Elevated hs-CRP levels were associated with a progressive disease phenotype, including anemia, high white blood cell count, low platelet count, increased splenomegaly, increased risk of blast transformation, and worse survival. Age≥52years, but no other demographic characteristics, was associated with an elevated hs-CRP level in multivariable logistic regression (odds ratio [OR], 4...
June 7, 2017: Leukemia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622390/inhibiting-dna-methylation-activates-cancer-testis-antigens-and-expression-of-the-antigen-processing-and-presentation-machinery-in-colon-and-ovarian-cancer-cells
#10
Cornelia Siebenkäs, Katherine B Chiappinelli, Angela A Guzzetta, Anup Sharma, Jana Jeschke, Rajita Vatapalli, Stephen B Baylin, Nita Ahuja
Innovative therapies for solid tumors are urgently needed. Recently, therapies that harness the host immune system to fight cancer cells have successfully treated a subset of patients with solid tumors. These responses have been strong and durable but observed in subsets of patients. Work from our group and others has shown that epigenetic therapy, specifically inhibiting the silencing DNA methylation mark, activates immune signaling in tumor cells and can sensitize to immune therapy in murine models. Here we show that colon and ovarian cancer cell lines exhibit lower expression of transcripts involved in antigen processing and presentation to immune cells compared to normal tissues...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600336/diagnosis-and-classification-of-hematologic-malignancies-on-the-basis-of-genetics
#11
Justin Taylor, Wenbin Xiao, Omar Abdel-Wahab
Genomic analysis has greatly influenced the diagnosis and clinical management of patients affected by diverse forms of hematologic malignancies. Here we review how genetic alterations define subclasses of patients with acute leukemias, myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs), non-Hodgkin lymphomas and classical Hodgkin lymphoma. These include new subtypes of acute myeloid leukemia defined by mutations in RUNX1 or BCR-ABL1 translocations as well as a constellation of somatic structural DNA alterations in acute lymphoblastic leukemia...
June 9, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599487/calreticulin-is-a-novel-independent-prognostic-factor-for-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#12
Koji Harada, Takanori Takenawa, Tarannum Ferdous, Yasuhiro Kuramitsu, Yoshiya Ueyama
We focused on the expression of Calreticulin (CALR) in oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) on the basis of proteomic differential display analysis data. We used QR-32 cells in this study which is a regressive murine fibrosarcoma cell clone; and QRsP-11, a progressive malignant tumor cell clone originated from QR-32. CALR is an endoplasmic reticulum luminal Ca(2+)-binding chaperone protein, which is thought to affect the tumor behavior of various malignancies. This study was aimed to determine the usefulness of CALR as a prognostic factor in patients with OSCC...
June 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589084/calreticulin-in-essential-thrombocythemia-stressing-out-the-megakaryocyte-nucleus
#13
Francisco Jose Iborra, Petros Papadopoulos
Calreticulin (CALR) is a multifaceted protein primarily involved in intracellular protein control processes. The identification of CALR mutations in essential thrombocythemia (ET) and primary myelofibrosis that are mutually exclusive with the JAK2 V617F mutation has stirred an intensive research interest about the molecular functions of CALR and its mutants in myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) and its diagnostic/prognostic value. The recently characterized protein-protein interaction of CALR mutants and MPL receptor has advanced our knowledge on the functional role of CALR mutants in thrombocythemia but it has also uncovered limitations of the current established research models...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28561069/a-clinical-molecular-prognostic-model-to-predict-survival-in-patients-with-post-polycythemia-vera-and-post-essential-thrombocythemia-myelofibrosis
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F Passamonti, T Giorgino, B Mora, P Guglielmelli, E Rumi, M Maffioli, A Rambaldi, M Caramella, R Komrokji, J Gotlib, J J Kiladjian, F Cervantes, T Devos, F Palandri, V De Stefano, M Ruggeri, R T Silver, G Benevolo, F Albano, D Caramazza, M Merli, D Pietra, R Casalone, G Rotunno, T Barbui, M Cazzola, A M Vannucchi
Polycythemia vera (PV) and essential thrombocythemia (ET) are myeloproliferative neoplasms with variable risk of evolution into post-PV and post-ET myelofibrosis, from now on referred to as secondary myelofibrosis (SMF). No specific tools have been defined for risk stratification in SMF. To develop a prognostic model for predicting survival, we studied 685 JAK2, CALR, and MPL annotated patients with SMF. Median survival of the whole cohort was 9.3 years (95% CI: 8-not reached-NR-). Through penalized Cox regressions we identified negative predictors of survival and according to beta risk coefficients we assigned 2 points to hemoglobin level <11 g/dl, to circulating blasts ⩾3%, and to CALR-unmutated genotype, 1 point to platelet count <150 × 10(9)/l and to constitutional symptoms, and 0...
May 31, 2017: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559287/occult-myeloproliferative-neoplasms-not-so-occult-any-more
#15
Dhauna Karam, Veena Iyer, Bharat Agrawal
Non-cirrhotic, non-malignant portal vein thrombosis (PVT) is commonly secondary to inherited or acquired prothrombotic states. However, even after extensive workup, 25% of patients with PVT have no apparent prothrombotic aetiology identified (idiopathic PVT). Inherited conditions include factor V Leiden, PT mutation and protein C/S/AT deficiency. Acquired conditions include APS, PNH and BCR-ABL 1-negative myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN). BCR-ABL-1 negative MPNs are the most frequent underlying prothrombotic risk factor for PVT (15%-30%)...
May 30, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557600/integration-of-technical-bioinformatic-and-variant-assessment-approaches-in-the-validation-of-a-targeted-next-generation-sequencing-panel-for-myeloid-malignancies
#16
Mariam Thomas, Mahadeo A Sukhai, Tong Zhang, Roozbeh Dolatshahi, Djamel Harbi, Swati Garg, Maksym Misyura, Trevor Pugh, Tracy L Stockley, Suzanne Kamel-Reid
CONTEXT: - Detection of variants in hematologic malignancies is increasingly important because of a growing number of variants impacting diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment response, and as potential therapeutic targets. The use of next-generation sequencing technologies to detect variants in hematologic malignancies in a clinical diagnostic laboratory setting allows for efficient identification of routinely tested markers in multiple genes simultaneously, as well as the identification of novel and rare variants in other clinically relevant genes...
June 2017: Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28556926/emergence-of-mplw515-mutation-in-a-patient-with-calr-deletion-evidence-of-secondary-acquisition-of-mpl-mutation-in-the-calr-clone
#17
Nicolas Partouche, Carole Conejero, Quentin Barathon, Julien Moroch, Michel Tulliez, Catherine Cordonnier, Stephane Giraudier
Myeloproliferative neoplasms are characterized by transduction pathway recognized as mutually exclusive molecular abnormalities such as BCR-ABL translocation, JAK2V617F or JAK2 exon 12 mutations, MPL w515, and CALR mutations. However, in some rare cases, associations of such mutations are found in 1 patient. This can be related to 2 pathologies (at least 2 different clones harboring 2 mutations) or associated mutations in 1 clone. We describe here such an association of CALR and MPL mutations in a patient harboring the second mutation in a subclone during the phenotypic evolution of the myeloproliferative neoplasms...
May 29, 2017: Hematological Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543356/pre-fibrotic-early-primary-myelofibrosis-vs-who-defined-essential-thrombocythemia-the-impact-of-minor-clinical-diagnostic-criteria-on-the-outcome-of-the-disease
#18
Georg Jeryczynski, Jürgen Thiele, Bettina Gisslinger, Albert Wölfler, Martin Schalling, Andreas Gleiß, Sonja Burgstaller, Veronika Buxhofer-Ausch, Thamer Sliwa, Ernst Schlögl, Klaus Geissler, Maria-Theresa Krauth, Alexander Nader, Michael Vesely, Ingrid Simonitsch-Klupp, Leonhard Müllauer, Christine Beham-Schmid, Heinz Gisslinger
The 2016 revised WHO criteria for the diagnosis of pre-fibrotic/early primary myelofibrosis (pre-PMF) require at least one of the following four borderline expressed minor clinical criteria: anemia, leukocytosis, elevated lactate dehydrogenase and splenomegaly. In this study, we evaluated the relative frequency of these four criteria in a group of 170 pre-PMF patients and compared them to 225 ET cases. More than 91% of pre-PMF cases showed one or more of these features required for diagnosis, by contrast with only 48% of ET patients...
May 20, 2017: American Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542718/impact-of-genotype-on-leukaemic-transformation-in-polycythaemia-vera-and-essential-thrombocythaemia
#19
Alberto Alvarez-Larrán, Alicia Senín, Concepción Fernández-Rodríguez, Arturo Pereira, Eduardo Arellano-Rodrigo, Montse Gómez, Francisca Ferrer-Marin, Joaquín Martínez-López, Laura Camacho, Dolors Colomer, Anna Angona, Blanca Navarro, Francisco Cervantes, Carlos Besses, Beatriz Bellosillo, Juan Carlos Hernández-Boluda
The influence of driver mutations on leukaemic transformation was analysed in 1747 patients with polycythaemia vera or essential thrombocythaemia. With a median follow-up of 7·2 years, 349 patients died and 62 progressed to acute leukaemia or myelodysplastic syndrome. Taking death as a competing risk, CALR genotype was associated with a lower risk of transformation [subdistribution hazard ratio (SHR): 0·13, 95% confidence interval (CI): 0·2-0·9, P = 0·039], whereas JAK2 V617F showed borderline significance for higher risk (SHR: 2·05, 95% CI: 0·9-4·6, P = 0·09)...
May 23, 2017: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529308/assessing-the-thrombotic-risk-of-patients-with-essential-thrombocythemia-in-the-genomic-era
#20
REVIEW
L Falchi, H M Kantarjian, S Verstovsek
The molecular characterization of myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN), including essential thrombocythemia (ET), has enabled deeper understanding of their pathogenesis. A driver lesion, namely, Janus kinase (JAK)2V617F, calreticulin (CALR) or myeloproliferative leukemia (MPL) gene mutation can be identified in the vast majority of patients. Each of these mutations is associated with distinct clinical features and may modulate the patients' clinical course, risk of complications, including vascular events, and survival...
May 22, 2017: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
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