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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324286/prolymphocytic-leukemia-new-insights-in-diagnosis-and-in-treatment
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REVIEW
Aude Collignon, Anne Wanquet, Elsa Maitre, Edouard Cornet, Xavier Troussard, Thérèse Aurran-Schleinitz
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: We aimed to produce a comprehensive update on clinical and biological data regarding two rare lymphoid neoplasms, B and T prolymphocytic leukemias, and assess therapeutic management in the light of new molecular insights and the advent of targeted therapies. RECENT FINDINGS: B cell prolymphocytic leukemia (B-PLL) diagnosis remains challenging in the absence of clear immunophenotypic or cytogenetic signature and overlap with mantle cell lymphoma...
April 2017: Current Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321119/notch1-mutated-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-cells-are-characterized-by-a-myc-related-overexpression-of-nucleophosmin-1-and-ribosome-associated-components
#2
F Pozzo, T Bittolo, E Vendramini, R Bomben, P Bulian, F M Rossi, A Zucchetto, E Tissino, M Degan, G D'Arena, F Di Raimondo, F Zaja, G Pozzato, D Rossi, G Gaidano, G Del Poeta, V Gattei, M Dal Bo
In chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), the mechanisms controlling cell growth and proliferation in presence of NOTCH1 mutations remain largely unexplored. By performing a gene expression profile of NOTCH1 mutated (NOTCH1-mut) versus NOTCH1 wild type CLL, we identified a gene signature of NOTCH1-mut CLL characterized by upregulation of genes related to ribosome biogenesis, such as nucleophosmin1 (NPM1) and ribosomal proteins (RNPs). Activation of NOTCH1 signaling by EDTA or by co-culture with JAGGED1-expressing stromal cells increased NPM1 expression, and inhibition of NOTCH1 signaling by either NOTCH1-specific small interfering RNA (siRNA) or γ-secretase inhibitor reduced NPM1 expression...
March 21, 2017: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314854/common-nonmutational-notch1-activation-in-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia
#3
Giulia Fabbri, Antony B Holmes, Mara Viganotti, Claudio Scuoppo, Laura Belver, Daniel Herranz, Xiao-Jie Yan, Yasmine Kieso, Davide Rossi, Gianluca Gaidano, Nicholas Chiorazzi, Adolfo A Ferrando, Riccardo Dalla-Favera
Activating mutations of NOTCH1 (a well-known oncogene in T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia) are present in ∼4-13% of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) cases, where they are associated with disease progression and chemorefractoriness. However, the specific role of NOTCH1 in leukemogenesis remains to be established. Here, we report that the active intracellular portion of NOTCH1 (ICN1) is detectable in ∼50% of peripheral blood CLL cases lacking gene mutations. We identify a "NOTCH1 gene-expression signature" in CLL cells, and show that this signature is significantly enriched in primary CLL cases expressing ICN1, independent of NOTCH1 mutation...
March 17, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314441/erratum-to-higher-t-cell-imbalance-and-growth-factor-receptor-expression-in-b-cell-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-b-cll-as-compared-to-monoclonal-b-cell-lymphocytosis-of-undetermined-significance-b-mlus-leukemia-res-13-1-1989-31-37
#4
C Garcia, A Rosén, E Kimby, M Aguilar-Santelises, M Jondal, M Björkhilm, G Holm, H Mellstedt
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 14, 2017: Leukemia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306177/frequency-and-functional-characterization-of-exhausted-cd8-t-cells-in-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia
#5
Saeid Taghiloo, Esmaeil Allahmoradi, Mohsen Tehrani, Hadi Hossein-Nataj, Ramin Shekarriz, Ghasem Janbabaei, Saeid Abediankenari, Hossein Asgarian-Omran
OBJECTIVES: The phenotypic and functional properties of Tim-3+/PD-1+/CD8+ cells as exhausted T-cells were investigated in chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). METHODS: Frequency of CD8+/Tim-3+/PD-1+ exhausted cells was determined by flow cytometry. For functional analysis, magnetic beads isolated CD8+ T-cells were stimulated with PHA and PMA/ionocymin to assess their proliferative responses and cytokine production by MTT and ELISA, respectively. Cytotoxic activity of isolated CD8+ T-cells was determined using CD107a degranulation assay...
March 17, 2017: European Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302939/concurrent-with-t-zone-lymphoma-and-high-grade-gastrointestinal-cytotoxic-t-cell-lymphoma-in-a-dog
#6
Akihisa Suwa, Tetsuya Shimoda
A 9-year-old, spayed female Golden Retriever dog was referred to us for lymphocytosis and lymphadenopathy, secondary to suspected chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). The dog had a clinical history of anorexia, vomiting and melena lasting two days. The popliteal lymph node contained small-to-intermediate lymphocytes, which led us to suspect low-grade lymphoma. Thickened lesions in the stomach and small intestine were detected by ultrasonography. Histopathology of the popliteal lymph node and small intestine revealed a simultaneous presence of T-zone lymphoma (TZL) and high-grade gastrointestinal (GI) cytotoxic T-cell lymphoma...
March 12, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295181/long-term-follow-up-of-patients-receiving-allogeneic-stem-cell-transplant-for-chronic-lymphocytic-leukaemia-mixed-t-cell-chimerism-is-associated-with-high-relapse-risk-and-inferior-survival
#7
Philip A Thompson, Francesco Stingo, Michael J Keating, William G Wierda, Susan M O'Brien, Zeev Estrov, Celina Ledesma, Katayoun Rezvani, Muzaffar Qazilbash, Nina Shah, Simrit Parmar, Uday Popat, Paolo Anderlini, Nieto Yago, Stefan O Ciurea, Partow Kebriaei, Richard Champlin, Elizabeth J Shpall, Chitra M Hosing
There is limited information regarding the immunological predictors of post-allogeneic stem cell transplant (alloSCT) outcome in chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL), such as mixed T-cell chimerism. We analysed 143 consecutive patients with relapsed/refractory CLL, transplanted between 2000 and 2012, to determine the prognostic relevance of mixed chimerism post-alloSCT and the ability of post-transplant immunomodulation to treat relapse. Mixed T-cell chimerism occurred in 50% of patients at 3 months and 43% at 6 months post-alloSCT; upon 3- and 6-month landmark analysis, this was associated with inferior progression-free survival (PFS) [Hazard ratio (HR) 1·93, P = 0·003 and HR 2·58, P < 0·001] and survival (HR 1·66, P = 0·05 and HR 2·17, P < 0·001), independent of baseline patient characteristics, and a lower rate of grade II-IV acute graft-versus-host disease (GHVD) (16% vs...
March 14, 2017: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282218/immunotoxins-in-cancer-therapy-review-and-update
#8
Bahman Akbari, Safar Farajnia, Shiva Ahdi Khosroshahi, Fatemeh Safari, Mohammadreza Yousefi, Hassan Dariushnejad, Leila Rahbarnia
Immunotoxins are a novel class of cancer therapeutics that contains a cytotoxic agent fused to a targeting moiety. Various toxic agents from different sources are used in immunotoxin development, including bacterial, plant and human origin cytotoxic elements. Although bacterial and plant-derived toxins are highly toxic and commonly used in immunotoxins, their immunogenicity for human restricted their application in cancer therapy. Here, we discuss the advantages and limitations of bacterial toxins such as Pseudomonas and Diphtheria toxins, plant toxins such as ricin and gelonin, and some endogenous protein of human origin such as RNases and Granzymes...
March 1, 2017: International Reviews of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257957/the-cancer-immunity-cycle-as-rational-design-for-synthetic-cancer-drugs-novel-dc-vaccines-and-car-t-cells
#9
REVIEW
Mohanraj Ramachandran, Anna Dimberg, Magnus Essand
Cell therapy is an advanced form of cancer immunotherapy that has had remarkable clinical progress in the past decade in the search for cure of cancer. Most success has been achieved for chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cells where CAR T-cells targeting CD19 show very high complete response rates for patients with refractory acute B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and are close to approval for this indication. CD19 CAR T-cells are also effective against B-cell chronic lymphoblastic leukemia (CLL) and B-cell lymphomas...
February 28, 2017: Seminars in Cancer Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257435/idelalisib-and-caffeine-reduce-suppression-of-t-cell-responses-mediated-by-activated-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-cells
#10
Barry D Hock, Sean A MacPherson, Judith L McKenzie
Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is associated with T cell dysfunction. Activated CLL cells are found within the lymphoid tumor micro-environment and overcoming immuno-suppression induced by these cells may improve anti-CLL immune responses. However, the mechanisms by which activated CLL cells inhibit T cell responses, and reagents targeting such mechanisms have not been identified. Here we demonstrate that the ability of in vitro activated CLL cells to suppress T cell proliferation is not reversed by the presence of ecto-nuclease inhibitors or blockade of IL-10, PD-1 and CTLA-4 pathways...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220479/a-phase-1-2-trial-of-ublituximab-a-novel-anti-cd20-monoclonal-antibody-in-patients-with-b-cell-non-hodgkin-lymphoma-or-chronic-lymphocytic-leukaemia-previously-exposed-to-rituximab
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Ahmed Sawas, Charles M Farber, Marshall T Schreeder, Mazen Y Khalil, Daruka Mahadevan, Changchun Deng, Jennifer E Amengual, Petros G Nikolinakos, Jill M Kolesar, John G Kuhn, Peter Sportelli, Hari P Miskin, Owen A O'Connor
This phase 1/2 study evaluated the safety, pharmacokinetic behavior and anti-tumour activity of ublituximab, a unique type I, chimeric, glycoengineered anti-CD20 monoclonal antibody, in rituximab-relapsed or -refractory patients with B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma (B-NHL) or chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL). Induction therapy (doses of 450-1200 mg) consisted of 4 weekly infusions in cycle 1 for NHL and 3 weekly infusions in cycles 1 and 2 for CLL. Patients received ublituximab maintenance monthly during cycles 3-5, then once every 3 months for up to 2 years...
February 21, 2017: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203174/richter-s-syndrome-with-hypercalcemia-induced-by-tumor-associated-production-of-parathyroid-hormone-related-peptide
#12
Naoki Watanabe, Hajime Yasuda, Soji Morishita, Yasuo Aota, Junichi Tomomatsu, Masaru Tanaka, Akimichi Ohsaka, Norio Komatsu
Humoral hypercalcemia due to parathyroid hormone-related peptide (PTHrP) elevation is a well-known complication of various malignancies, but the situation is rare concerning hematological malignancies except for adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma. We report a case of Richter's syndrome with humoral hypercalcemia, and demonstrate by reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) that peripheral blood PTHrP levels were 2,500-fold higher compared to healthy controls. PTHrP production by tumor cells in chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and Richter's syndrome has been previously demonstrated by nonquantitative methods such as immunohistochemistry and northern blot analysis, but this is the first report using the RT-PCR method...
January 2017: Case Reports in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202953/fully-human-cd19-specific-chimeric-antigen-receptors-for-t-cell-therapy
#13
D Sommermeyer, T Hill, S M Shamah, A I Salter, Y Chen, K M Mohler, S R Riddell
Impressive results have been achieved by adoptively transferring T-cells expressing CD19-specific CARs with binding domains from murine mAbs to treat B-cell malignancies. T-cell mediated immune responses specific for peptides from the murine scFv antigen-binding domain of the CAR can develop in patients and result in premature elimination of CAR T-cells increasing the risk of tumor relapse. As fully human scFv might reduce immunogenicity, we generated CD19-specific human scFvs with similar binding characteristics as the murine FMC63-derived scFv using human Ab/DNA libraries...
March 21, 2017: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197963/a-concise-review-of-autoimmune-cytopenias-in-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia
#14
REVIEW
Mazie Tsang, Sameer A Parikh
Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is frequently associated with autoimmune complications such as autoimmune hemolytic anemia, immune thrombocytopenia, pure red cell aplasia, and autoimmune granulocytopenia. It is critical to diagnose cytopenias from these secondary complications of CLL accurately, since prognosis and therapy are substantially different from patients who have cytopenias due to extensive bone marrow infiltration by CLL. The pathogenesis of autoimmune cytopenias in CLL is complex; and it involves antigen presentation by CLL cells to polyclonal B cells resulting in production of autoantibody, and alteration of the T cell milieu tilting the balance in favor of an autoimmune response...
February 14, 2017: Current Hematologic Malignancy Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192408/macrophages-confer-survival-signals-via-ccr1-dependent-translational-mcl-1-induction-in-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia
#15
M H A van Attekum, S Terpstra, E Slinger, M von Lindern, P D Moerland, A Jongejan, A P Kater, E Eldering
Protective interactions with bystander cells in micro-environmental niches, such as lymph nodes (LNs), contribute to survival and therapy resistance of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) cells. This is caused by a shift in expression of B-cell lymphoma 2 (BCL-2) family members. Pro-survival proteins B-cell lymphoma-extra large (BCL-XL), BCL-2-related protein A1 (BFL-1) and myeloid leukemia cell differentiation protein 1 (MCL-1) are upregulated by LN-residing T cells through CD40L interaction, presumably via nuclear factor (NF)-κB signaling...
February 13, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28180067/-hemophagocytic-lymphohistiocytosis-after-ebv-reactivation-and-ibrutinib-treatment-in-relapsed-refractory-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia
#16
Maurizio Cavallari, Maria Ciccone, Simonetta Falzoni, Francesco Cavazzini, Luca Formigaro, Francesco Di Virgilio, Antonella Rotola, Gian Matteo Rigolin, Antonio Cuneo
Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) is a rare syndrome characterized by ineffective T-cell and NK response. We report the clinical course of a patient with relapsed CLL who developed acute symptoms soon after starting ibrutinib. Hyperpyrexia, splenomegaly, hyperferritinemia, hypertriglyceridemia, cytopenias, and a typical cytokine pattern, i.e. high interleukin (IL)-6, IL10 and IL18, were consistent with a diagnosis of HLH. Coexistent Epstein Barr virus reactivation was documented. Ibrutinib-induced impairment of NK degranulation, associated with EBV reactivation and CLL-related immunodeficiency may have contributed to the development of HLH in our patient...
2017: Leukemia Research Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159928/a-meta-analysis-of-hla-peptidome-composition-in-different-hematological-entities-entity-specific-dividing-lines-and-pan-leukemia-antigens
#17
Linus Backert, Daniel Johannes Kowalewski, Simon Walz, Heiko Schuster, Claudia Berlin, Marian Christoph Neidert, Mirle Schemionek, Tim H Brümmendorf, Vladan Vucinic, Dietger Niederwieser, Lothar Kanz, Helmut Rainer Salih, Oliver Kohlbacher, Katja Weisel, Hans-Georg Rammensee, Stefan StevanoviÄ, Juliane Sarah Walz
Hematological malignancies (HM) are highly amenable targets for immunotherapeutic intervention and may be effectively treated by antigen-specific T-cell based treatment. Recent studies demonstrate that physiologically occurring anti-cancer T-cell responses in certain HM entities target broadly presented non-mutated epitopes. HLA ligands are thus implied as prime targets for broadly applicable and antigen-specific off-the-shelf compounds. With the aim of assessing the presence of common targets shared among different HM which may enable addressing a larger patient collective we conducted a meta-analysis of 83 mass spectrometry-based HLA peptidome datasets (comprising 40,361 unique peptide identifications) across four major HM (19 AML, 16 CML, 35 CLL, and 13 MM/MCL samples) and investigated similarities and differences within the HLA presented antigenic landscape...
January 31, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130399/constitutive-phosphorylation-of-stat3-by-the-ck2-blnk-cd5-complex
#18
Uri Rozovski, David M Harris, Ping Li, Zhiming Liu, Preetesh Jain, Ivo Veletic, Alessandra Ferrajoli, Jan Burger, Susan O'Brien, Prithviraj Bose, Philip Thompson, Nitin Jain, William Wierda, Michael J Keating, Zeev Estrov
In chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), STAT3 is constitutively phosphorylated on serine 727 and plays a role in the pathobiology of CLL. However, what induces constitutive phosphorylation of STAT3 is currently unknown. Mass spectrometry was used to identify casein kinase 2 (CK2), a serine/threonine kinase that co-immunoprecipitated with serine phosphorylated STAT3 (pSTAT3). Furthermore, activated CK2 incubated with recombinant STAT3 induced phosphorylation of STAT3 on serine 727. Although STAT3 and CK2 are present in normal B- and T-cells, STAT3 is not constitutively phosphorylated in these cells...
January 27, 2017: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125682/the-number-of-overlapping-aid-hotspots-in-germline-ighv-genes-is-inversely-correlated-with-mutation-frequency-in-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia
#19
Chaohui Yuan, Charles C Chu, Xiao-Jie Yan, Davide Bagnara, Nicholas Chiorazzi, Thomas MacCarthy
The targeting of mutations by Activation-Induced Deaminase (AID) is a key step in generating antibody diversity at the Immunoglobulin (Ig) loci but is also implicated in B-cell malignancies such as chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). AID has previously been shown to preferentially deaminate WRC (W = A/T, R = A/G) hotspots. WGCW sites, which contain an overlapping WRC hotspot on both DNA strands, mutate at much higher frequency than single hotspots. Human Ig heavy chain (IGHV) genes differ in terms of WGCW numbers, ranging from 4 for IGHV3-48*03 to as many as 12 in IGHV1-69*01...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115735/leukemia-cell-proliferation-and-disease-progression-in-patients-with-early-stage-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia
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E J Murphy, D S Neuberg, L Z Rassenti, G Hayes, R Redd, C Emson, K Li, J R Brown, W G Wierda, S Turner, A W Greaves, C S Zent, J C Byrd, C McConnel, J Barrientos, N Kay, M K Hellerstein, N Chiorazzi, T J Kipps, K R Rai
The clinical course of patients with recently diagnosed early stage chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is highly variable. We examined the relationship between CLL-cell birth rate and treatment-free survival (TFS) in 97 patients with recently diagnosed, Rai stage 0-II CLL in a blinded, prospective study, using in vivo (2)H2O labeling. Birth rates ranged from 0.07-1.31% new cells per day. With median follow-up of 4.0 years, 33 subjects (34%) required treatment by NCI criteria. High birth rate was observed in 44% of subjects and was significantly associated with shorter TFS, unmutated IGHV status, and expression of ZAP70 and of CD38...
January 24, 2017: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
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