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Juan R Martinez-Galan, Ana Verdejo, Elena Caminos
Disturbances in calcium homeostasis due to canonical transient receptor potential (TRPC) and/or store-operated calcium (SOC) channels can play a key role in a large number of brain disorders. TRPC channels are plasma membrane cation channels included in the transient receptor potential (TRP) superfamily. The most widely distributed member of the TRPC subfamily in the brain is TRPC1, which is frequently linked to group I metabotropic glutamate receptors (mGluRs) and to the components of SOC channels. Proposing TRPC/SOC channels as a therapeutic target in neurological diseases previously requires a detailed knowledge of the distribution of such molecules in the brain...
2018: Frontiers in Neuroanatomy
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
Ekarat Rattarittamrong, Adisak Tantiworawit, Noppamas Kumpunya, Ornkamon Wongtagan, Ratchanoo Tongphung, Arunee Phusua, Chatree Chai-Adisaksopha, Sasinee Hantrakool, Thanawat Rattanathammethee, Lalita Norasetthada, Pimlak Charoenkwan, Suree Lekawanvijit
OBJECTIVES: The primary objective was to determine the prevalence of calreticulin (CALR) mutation in patients with non-JAK2V617F mutated essential thrombocythemia (ET). The secondary objectives were to evaluate the accuracy of CALR mutation analysis by high-resolution melting (HRM) analysis and real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) compared with DNA sequencing and to compare clinical characteristics of CALR mutated and JAK2V617F mutated ET. METHODS: This was a prospective cohort study involving ET patients registered at Chiang Mai University in the period September 2015-September 2017 who were aged more than 2 years, and did not harbor JAK2V617F mutation...
March 9, 2018: Hematology (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Jackline P Ayres-Silva, Martin H Bonamino, Maria E Gouveia, Barbara C R Monte-Mor, Diego F Coutinho, Adelmo H Daumas, Cristiana Solza, Esteban Braggio, Ilana Renault Zalcberg
The genetic events associated with transformation of myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) to secondary acute myeloid leukemia (sAML), particularly in the subgroup of essential thrombocythemia (ET) patients, remain incompletely understood. Deep studies using high-throughput methods might lead to a better understanding of genetic landscape of ET patients who transformed to sAML. We performed array-based comparative genomic hybridization (aCGH) and whole exome sequencing (WES) to analyze paired samples from ET and sAML phases...
2018: Frontiers in Oncology
Tiziano Barbui, Ayalew Tefferi, Alessandro M Vannucchi, Francesco Passamonti, Richard T Silver, Ronald Hoffman, Srdan Verstovsek, Ruben Mesa, Jean-Jacques Kiladjian, Rȕdiger Hehlmann, Andreas Reiter, Francisco Cervantes, Claire Harrison, Mary Frances Mc Mullin, Hans Carl Hasselbalch, Steffen Koschmieder, Monia Marchetti, Andrea Bacigalupo, Guido Finazzi, Nicolaus Kroeger, Martin Griesshammer, Gunnar Birgegard, Giovanni Barosi
This document updates the recommendations on the management of Philadelphia chromosome-negative myeloproliferative neoplasms (Ph-neg MPNs) published in 2011 by the European LeukemiaNet (ELN) consortium. Recommendations were produced by multiple-step formalized procedures of group discussion. A critical appraisal of evidence by using Grades of Recommendation, Assessment, Development and Evaluation (GRADE) methodology was performed in the areas where at least one randomized clinical trial was published. Seven randomized controlled trials provided the evidence base; earlier phase trials also informed recommendation development...
February 27, 2018: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
Ayalew Tefferi, Daniela Barraco, Terra L Lasho, Sahrish Shah, Kebede H Begna, Aref Al-Kali, William J Hogan, Mark R Litzow, Curtis A Hanson, Rhett P Ketterling, Naseema Gangat, Animesh Pardanani
One-hundred Mayo Clinic patients with high/intermediate-risk myelofibrosis (MF) received momelotinib (MMB; JAK1/2 inhibitor) between 2009 and 2010, as part of a phase 1/2 trial (NCT00935987); 73% harbored JAK2 mutations, 16% CALR, 7% MPL, 44% ASXL1, and 18% SRSF2. As of July 2017, MMB was discontinued in 91% of the patients, after a median treatment duration of 1.4 years. Grade 3/4 toxicity included thrombocytopenia (34%) and liver/pancreatic test abnormalities (<10%); grade 1/2 peripheral neuropathy occurred in 47%...
March 7, 2018: Blood Cancer Journal
K Lewandowski, M Gniot, M Wojtaszewska, Z Kanduła, R Becht, E Paczkowska, E Mędraś, E Wasilewska, M Iwoła
INTRODUCTION: There are 7 designated conditions under the category of myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN), including chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) and classical MPN, that is, polycythemia vera (PV), essential thrombocythaemia (ET), and primary myelofibrosis (PMF). Recently, reports about Philadelphia and JAK2 V617F-positive MPN cases have been described in literature. The coexistence of different molecular defects may change the clinical and laboratory manifestation of MPN and may result in an inappropriate interpretation of the response to treatment with tyrosine kinase inhibitors in CML patients...
March 6, 2018: International Journal of Laboratory Hematology
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
Terra L Lasho, Mythri Mudireddy, Christy M Finke, Curtis A Hanson, Rhett P Ketterling, Natasha Szuber, Kebede H Begna, Mrinal M Patnaik, Naseema Gangat, Animesh Pardanani, Ayalew Tefferi
Among 248 consecutive patients with blast phase myeloproliferative neoplasm (MPN-BP), DNA collected at the time of blast transformation was available in 75 patients (median age, 66 years; 64% men). MPN-BP followed primary myelofibrosis in 39 patients, essential thrombocythemia in 20 patients, and polycythemia vera in 16 patients. A myeloid neoplasm-relevant 33-gene panel was used for next-generation sequencing. Driver mutation distribution was JAK2 57%, CALR 20%, MPL 9%, and triple-negative 13%. Sixty-four patients (85%) harbored other mutations/variants, including 37% with ≥3 mutations; most frequent were ASXL1 47%, TET2 19%, RUNX1 17%, TP53 16%, EZH2 15%, and SRSF2 13%; relative mutual exclusivity was expressed by TP53 , EZH2 , LNK , RUNX1 , SRSF2 , and NRAS/KRAS mutations...
February 27, 2018: Blood Advances
Kyohei Misawa, Hajime Yasuda, Marito Araki, Tomonori Ochiai, Soji Morishita, Shuichi Shirane, Yoko Edahiro, Akihiko Gotoh, Akimichi Ohsaka, Norio Komatsu
The majority of patients with Philadelphia chromosome-negative myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) harbor JAK2, CALR, or MPL mutations. We compared clinical manifestations of different subtypes of JAK2 and CALR mutations in Japanese patients with MPNs. Within our cohort, we diagnosed 166 patients as polycythemia vera (PV), 212 patients as essential thrombocythemia (ET), 23 patients as pre-primary myelofibrosis (PMF), 65 patients as overt PMF, and 27 patients as secondary myelofibrosis following the 2016 WHO criteria...
February 20, 2018: International Journal of Hematology
Maria C Foss-Freitas, Rafael C Ferraz, Luciana Z Monteiro, Patricia M Gomes, Ricardo Iwakura, Luiz Carlos C de Freitas, Milton C Foss
Background: Familial partial lipodystrophy of the Dunnigan type is one of the most common inherited lipodystrophies variables. These individuals have important metabolic disorders that cause predisposition to various diseases. In this study we aimed to demonstrate the relation between the metabolic abnormalities, inflammatory profile and the expression of genes involved in the activation of the endoplasmic reticulum stress (ERS) in subjects with FPLD. Methods: We evaluated 14 female FPLD patients and compared with 13 female healthy individuals...
2018: Diabetology & Metabolic Syndrome
Mohan Nair, Juan Romero, Aria Mahtabfar, Ahmed M Meleis, Ramsey A Foty, Siobhan A Corbett
Dispersal of Glioblastoma (GBM) renders localized therapy ineffective and is a major cause of recurrence. Previous studies have demonstrated that Dexamethasone (Dex), a drug currently used to treat brain tumor-related edema, can also significantly reduce dispersal of human primary GBM cells from neurospheres. It does so by triggering α5 integrin activity, leading to restoration of fibronectin matrix assembly (FNMA), increased neurosphere cohesion, and reduction of neurosphere dispersal velocity (DV). How Dex specifically activates α5 integrin in these GBM lines is unknown...
February 14, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Tiziano Barbui, Jürgen Thiele, Heinz Gisslinger, Hans Michael Kvasnicka, Alessandro M Vannucchi, Paola Guglielmelli, Attilio Orazi, Ayalew Tefferi
The new edition of the 2016 World Health Organization (WHO) classification system for tumors of the hematopoietic and lymphoid tissues was published in September 2017. Under the category of myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs), the revised document includes seven subcategories: chronic myeloid leukemia, chronic neutrophilic leukemia, polycythemia vera (PV), primary myelofibrosis (PMF), essential thrombocythemia (ET), chronic eosinophilic leukemia-not otherwise specified and MPN, unclassifiable (MPN-U); of note, mastocytosis is no longer classified under the MPN category...
February 9, 2018: Blood Cancer Journal
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
William Vainchenker, Emilie Leroy, Laure Gilles, Caroline Marty, Isabelle Plo, Stefan N Constantinescu
JAK inhibitors have been developed following the discovery of the JAK2 V617F in 2005 as the driver mutation of the majority of non- BCR-ABL1 myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs). Subsequently, the search for JAK2 inhibitors continued with the discovery that the other driver mutations ( CALR and MPL ) also exhibited persistent JAK2 activation. Several type I ATP-competitive JAK inhibitors with different specificities were assessed in clinical trials and exhibited minimal hematologic toxicity. Interestingly, these JAK inhibitors display potent anti-inflammatory activity...
2018: F1000Research
Dian Zhou, Wei Chen, Kai-Lin Xu
Essential thrombocythemia(ET) is one of the Ph chromosome-negative myeloproliferative neoplasms. Some studies discovered that the mutation of JAK2 V617F existed in 50%-70% patients with ET. Recently, many significant advances in researches about pathogenesis of ET, such as mutations of JAK2V617F, MPL, CALR and other related mutation; the epigenetic abnomalities in incidence of ET; the changes of bone marrow microenvironment of ET and the regulation of related cytokines were obtained. In this article, the advances of above mentioned aspects of ET are summarized...
February 2018: Zhongguo Shi Yan Xue Ye Xue za Zhi
Hui Xie, Yao-Qin Xue, Peng Liu, Peng-Jun Zhang, Sheng-Tao Tian, Zhao Yang, Zhi Guo, Hua-Ming Wang
AIM: In our previous study, we have built a nine-gene (GPC3, HGF, ANXA1, FOS, SPAG9, HSPA1B, CXCR4, PFN1, and CALR) expression detection system based on the GeXP system. Based on peripheral blood and GeXP, we aimed to analyze the results of genes expression by different multi-parameter analysis methods and build a diagnostic model to classify hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients and healthy people. METHODS: Logistic regression analysis, discriminant analysis, classification tree analysis, and artificial neural network were used for the multi-parameter gene expression analysis method...
January 21, 2018: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
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
Lucillia Bezu, Allan Sauvat, Juliette Humeau, Lígia C Gomes-da-Silva, Kristina Iribarren, Sabrina Forveille, Pauline Garcia, Liwei Zhao, Peng Liu, Laurence Zitvogel, Laura Senovilla, Oliver Kepp, Guido Kroemer
The phosphorylation of eIF2α is essential for the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress response, the formation of stress granules, as well as macroautophagy. Several successful anticancer chemotherapeutics have the property to induce immunogenic cell death (ICD), thereby causing anticancer immune responses. ICD is accompanied by the translocation of calreticulin (CALR) from the ER lumen to the plasma membrane, which facilitates the transfer of tumor-associated antigens to dendritic cells. Here we systematically investigated the capacity of anticancer chemotherapeutics to induce signs of ER stress...
January 22, 2018: Cell Death and Differentiation
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