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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069801/aurora-a-and-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-survival-pathway-drive-chemoresistance-in-acute-myeloid-leukemia-via-the-traf-interacting-protein-tifa
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Tong-You Wade Wei, Pei-Yu Wu, Ting-Jung Wu, Hsin-An Hou, Wen-Chien Chou, Chieh-Lin Jerry Teng, Chih-Ru Lin, Jo-Mei Maureen Chen, Ting-Yang Lin, Hsiang-Chun Su, Chia-Chi Flora Huang, Chang-Tze Ricky Yu, Shih-Lan Hsu, Hwei-Fang Tien, Ming-Daw Tsai
Aurora A-dependent NF-κB signaling portends poor prognosis in acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and other cancers, but the functional basis underlying this association is unclear. Here, we report that Aurora A is essential for Thr9 phosphorylation of the TRAF-interacting protein TIFA, triggering activation of the NF-κB survival pathway in AML. TIFA protein was overexpressed concurrently with Aurora A and NF-κB signaling factors in patients with de novo AML relative to healthy individuals and also correlated with poor prognosis...
November 10, 2016: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054944/the-role-of-histone-protein-modifications-and-mutations-in-histone-modifiers-in-pediatric-b-cell-progenitor-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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REVIEW
Szymon Janczar, Karolina Janczar, Agata Pastorczak, Hani Harb, Adam J W Paige, Beata Zalewska-Szewczyk, Marian Danilewicz, Wojciech Mlynarski
While cancer has been long recognized as a disease of the genome, the importance of epigenetic mechanisms in neoplasia was acknowledged more recently. The most active epigenetic marks are DNA methylation and histone protein modifications and they are involved in basic biological phenomena in every cell. Their role in tumorigenesis is stressed by recent unbiased large-scale studies providing evidence that several epigenetic modifiers are recurrently mutated or frequently dysregulated in multiple cancers. The interest in epigenetic marks is especially due to the fact that they are potentially reversible and thus druggable...
January 3, 2017: Cancers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28044259/bortezomib-interferes-with-adhesion-of-b-cell-precursor-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-cells-through-sparc-up-regulation-in-human-bone-marrow-mesenchymal-stromal-stem-cells
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Masaki Iwasa, Yasuo Miura, Aya Fujishiro, Sumie Fujii, Noriko Sugino, Satoshi Yoshioka, Asumi Yokota, Terutoshi Hishita, Hideyo Hirai, Akira Andoh, Tatsuo Ichinohe, Taira Maekawa
The poor prognosis of adults with B cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia (BCP-ALL) is attributed to leukemia cells that are protected by the bone marrow (BM) microenvironment. In the present study, we explored the pharmacological targeting of mesenchymal stromal/stem cells in BM (BM-MSCs) to eliminate chemoresistant BCP-ALL cells. Human BCP-ALL cells (NALM-6 cells) that adhered to human BM-MSCs (NALM-6/Ad) were highly resistant to multiple anti-cancer drugs, and exhibited pro-survival characteristics, such as an enhanced Akt/Bcl-2 pathway and increased populations in the G0 and G2/S/M cell cycle stages...
January 2, 2017: International Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042875/the-pik3-mtor-dual-inhibitor-bez235-suppresses-proliferation-and-migration-and-reverses-multidrug-resistance-in-acute-myeloid-leukemia
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Lan Deng, Ling Jiang, Xiang-Hua Lin, Kuo-Fu Tseng, Yuan Liu, Xing Zhang, Rui-Hong Dong, Zhi-Gang Lu, Xiu-Ju Wang
Aberrant activation of the PI3K/Akt/mTOR pathway contributes to the proliferation of malignant cells, and may confer resistance to chemotherapy in various malignancies, including acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Chemoresistance is the major reason for relapse in AML. RAD001 (everolimus) has been used at d1 and d7 of an induction chemotherapy regimen for AML, which has acceptable toxicity and may improve conventional chemotherapeutic treatment. Dual inhibitors of PI3K and mTOR overcome some of the intrinsic disadvantages of rapamycin and its derivatives...
January 2, 2017: Acta Pharmacologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040726/role-of-znf224-in-cell-growth-and-chemoresistance-of-chronic-lymphocitic-leukemia
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Teresa Busiello, Michela Ciano, Simona Romano, Gaetano Sodaro, Olgavalentina Garofalo, Dario Bruzzese, Luigia Simeone, Federico Chiurazzi, Maria Fiammetta Romano, Paola Costanzo, Elena Cesaro
Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) is associated with apoptosis resistance and defective control of cell growth. Our study describes for the first time a critical role in CLL for the KRAB-zinc finger protein ZNF224. High ZNF224 transcript levels were detected in CLL patients with respect to control cells. Moreover, ZNF224 expression was significantly lowered after conventional chemotherapy treatment in a subset of CLL patients. By in vitro experiments we confirmed that ZNF224 expression is suppressed by fludarabine and demonstrated that ZNF224 is involved in apoptosis resistance in CLL cells...
December 30, 2016: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27980223/extracellular-atp-induces-apoptosis-through-p2x7r-activation-in-acute-myeloid-leukemia-cells-but-not-in-normal-hematopoietic-stem-cells
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Valentina Salvestrini, Stefania Orecchioni, Giovanna Talarico, Francesca Reggiani, Cristina Mazzetti, Francesco Bertolini, Elisa Orioli, Elena Adinolfi, Francesco Di Virgilio, Annalisa Pezzi, Michele Cavo, Roberto M Lemoli, Antonio Curti
Recent studies have shown that high ATP levels exhibit direct cytotoxic effects on several cancer cells types. Among the receptors engaged by ATP, P2X7R is the most consistently expressed by tumors. P2X7R is an ATP-gated ion channel that could drive the opening of a non-selective pore, triggering cell-death signal. We previously demonstrated that acute myeloid leukemia (AML) cells express high level of P2X7R. Here, we show that P2X7R activation with high dose ATP induces AML blast cells apoptosis. Moreover, P2X7R is also expressed on leukemic stem/progenitor cells (LSCs) which are sensitive to ATP-mediated cytotoxicity...
December 13, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974700/tunneling-nanotube-tnt-formation-is-downregulated-by-cytarabine-and-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-inhibition-in-acute-myeloid-leukemia-aml
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Maria Omsland, Øystein Bruserud, Bjørn T Gjertsen, Vibeke Andresen
Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is a bone marrow derived blood cancer where intercellular communication in the leukemic bone marrow participates in disease development, progression and chemoresistance. Tunneling nanotubes (TNTs) are intercellular communication structures involved in transport of cellular contents and pathogens, also demonstrated to play a role in both cell death modulation and chemoresistance. Here we investigated the presence of TNTs by live fluorescent microscopy and identified TNT formation between primary AML cells and in AML cell lines...
December 10, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974648/alternative-rna-processing-of-topoisomerase-ii%C3%AE-in-etoposide-resistant-human-leukemia-k562-cells-intron-retention-results-in-a-novel-c-terminal-truncated-90-kda-isoform
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Ragu Kanagasabai, Lucas Serdar, Soumendrakrishna Karmahapatra, Corey A Kientz, Justin Ellis, Mary K Ritke, Terry S Elton, Jack C Yalowich
DNA topoisomerase IIα (TOP2α) is a prominent target for anticancer drugs whose clinical efficacy is often limited by chemoresistance. Using antibody specific for the N-terminal of TOP2α, immunoassays indicated the existence of two TOP2α isoforms, 170 and 90 kDa, present in K562 leukemia cells and in an acquired etoposide (VP-16)-resistant clone (K/VP.5). TOP2α/90 expression was dramatically increased in etoposide-resistant K/VP.5 compared with parental K562 cells. We hypothesized that TOP2α/90 was the translation product of novel alternatively processed pre-mRNA, confirmed by 3'-rapid amplification of cDNA ends, polymerase chain reaction, and sequencing...
January 2017: Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27973410/therapeutic-resistance-in-acute-myeloid-leukemia-the-role-of-non-coding-rnas
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REVIEW
Armin Zebisch, Stefan Hatzl, Martin Pichler, Albert Wölfler, Heinz Sill
Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is caused by malignant transformation of hematopoietic stem or progenitor cells and displays the most frequent acute leukemia in adults. Although some patients can be cured with high dose chemotherapy and allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, the majority still succumbs to chemoresistant disease. Micro-RNAs (miRNAs) and long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) are non-coding RNA fragments and act as key players in the regulation of both physiologic and pathologic gene expression profiles...
December 10, 2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941792/loss-of-the-histone-methyltransferase-ezh2-induces-resistance-to-multiple-drugs-in-acute-myeloid-leukemia
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Stefanie Göllner, Thomas Oellerich, Shuchi Agrawal-Singh, Tino Schenk, Hans-Ulrich Klein, Christian Rohde, Caroline Pabst, Tim Sauer, Mads Lerdrup, Sigal Tavor, Friedrich Stölzel, Sylvia Herold, Gerhard Ehninger, Gabriele Köhler, Kuan-Ting Pan, Henning Urlaub, Hubert Serve, Martin Dugas, Karsten Spiekermann, Binje Vick, Irmela Jeremias, Wolfgang E Berdel, Klaus Hansen, Arthur Zelent, Claudia Wickenhauser, Lutz P Müller, Christian Thiede, Carsten Müller-Tidow
In acute myeloid leukemia (AML), therapy resistance frequently occurs, leading to high mortality among patients. However, the mechanisms that render leukemic cells drug resistant remain largely undefined. Here, we identified loss of the histone methyltransferase EZH2 and subsequent reduction of histone H3K27 trimethylation as a novel pathway of acquired resistance to tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) and cytotoxic drugs in AML. Low EZH2 protein levels correlated with poor prognosis in AML patients. Suppression of EZH2 protein expression induced chemoresistance of AML cell lines and primary cells in vitro and in vivo...
January 2017: Nature Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903981/nurse-like-cells-promote-cll-survival-through-lfa-3-cd2-interactions
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Frédéric Boissard, Marie Tosolini, Laetitia Ligat, Anne Quillet-Mary, Frederic Lopez, Jean-Jacques Fournié, Loic Ysebaert, Mary Poupot
In the tumoral micro-environment (TME) of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), nurse-like cells (NLC) are tumor-associated macrophages which play a critical role in the survival and chemoresistance of tumoral cells. This pro-survival activity is known to involve soluble factors, but few data are available on the relative role of cells cross-talk. Here, we used a transcriptome-based approach to systematically investigate the expression of various receptor/ligand pairs at the surface of NLC/CLL cells. Their relative contribution to CLL survival was assessed both by fluorescent microscopy to identify cellular interactions and by the use of functional tests to measure the impact of uncoupling these pairs with blocking monoclonal antibodies...
November 26, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903673/combining-anti-mir-155-with-chemotherapy-for-the-treatment-of-lung-cancers
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Katrien Van Roosbroeck, Francesca Fanini, Tetsuro Setoyama, Cristina Ivan, Cristian Rodriguez-Aguayo, Enrique Fuentes-Mattei, Lianchun Xiao, Ivan Vannini, Roxana Redis, Lucilla D'Abundo, Xinna Zhang, Milena S Nicoloso, Simona Rossi, Vianey Gonzalez-Villasana, Rajesha Rupaimoole, Manuela Ferracin, Fortunato Morabito, Antonino Neri, Peter Ruvolo, Vivian R Ruvolo, Chad V Pecot, Dino Amadori, Lynne Aruzzo, Steliana Calin, Xuemei Wang, M James You, Alessandra Ferrajoli, Robert Z Orlowski, William Plunkett, Tara Lichtenberg, Ramana V Davuluri, Ioana Berindan-Neagoe, Massimo Negrini, Ignacio I Wistuba, Kantarjian Hagop, Anil K Sood, Gabriel Lopez-Berestein, Michael J Keating, Muller Fabbri, George A Calin
Purpose The oncogenic miR-155 is upregulated in many human cancers and its expression is increased in more aggressive and therapy resistant tumors, but the molecular mechanisms underlying miR-155-induced therapy resistance are not fully understood. The main objectives of this study were to determine the role of miR-155 in resistance to chemotherapy and to evaluate anti-miR-155 treatment to chemosensitize tumors. Experimental Design We performed in vitro studies on cell lines to investigate the role of miR-155 in therapy resistance...
November 30, 2016: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902471/autophagy-autophagy-associated-adaptive-immune-responses-and-its-role-in-hematologic-malignancies
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REVIEW
Liangshun You, Shenhe Jin, Li Zhu, Wenbin Qian
Autophagy is a tightly regulated catabolic process that leads to the degradation of cytoplasmatic components such as aggregated/misfolded proteins and organelles through the lysosomal machinery. Recent studies suggest that autophagy plays such a role in the context of the anti-tumor immune response, make it an attractive target for cancer immunotherapy. Defective autophagy in hematopoietic stem cells may contribute to the development of hematologic malignancies, including leukemia, myelodysplastic syndrome, and lymphoproliferative disorder...
November 25, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902457/tfdp3-confers-chemoresistance-in-minimal-residual-disease-within-childhood-t-cell-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
#14
Ming Chu, Kailin Yin, Yujun Dong, Pingzhang Wang, Yun Xue, Peng Zhou, Yuqi Wang, Yuedan Wang
Acquired drug resistance in childhood T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (T-ALL) remains a significant clinical problem. In this study, a novel gene therapy target for childhood T-ALL to overcome chemoresistance was discovered: TFDP3 increased in the minimal residual disease (MRD) positive childhood T-ALL patients. Then, we established a preclinical model of resistance to induction therapy to examine the functional relevance of TFDP3 to chemoresistance in MRD derived from Jurkat/E6-1. Jurkat xenografts in NOD/SCID mice were exposed to a four drug combination (VXLD) of vincristine (VCR), dexamethasone (DEX), L-asparaginase (L-asp) and daunorubicin (DNR)...
November 26, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895780/curcumin-potentiates-the-effect-of-chemotherapy-against-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-cells-via-downregulation-of-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb
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Helia Judith Pimentel-Gutiérrez, Lucina Bobadilla-Morales, César Cenobio Barba-Barba, Citlalli Ortega-De-La-Torre, Fernando Antonio Sánchez-Zubieta, Jorge Román Corona-Rivera, Betsy Annel González-Quezada, Juan S Armendáriz-Borunda, Rocío Silva-Cruz, Alfredo Corona-Rivera
Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) accounts for 30% of all pediatric cancers. Currently available treatments exhibit toxicity and certain patients may develop resistance. Thus, less toxic and chemoresistance-reversal agents are required. In the present study, the potential effect of curcumin, a component of Curcuma longa, as a pharmacological co-adjuvant of several chemotherapeutic agents against ALL, including prednisone, 6-mercaptopurine, dexamethasone, cyclophosphamide, l-asparaginase, vincristine, daunorubicin, doxorubicin, methotrexate and cytarabine, was investigated in the REH ALL cell line cultures treated in combination with chemotherapeutic agents and curcumin...
November 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888802/low-dose-triptolide-reverses-chemoresistance-in-adult-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-cells-via-reactive-oxygen-species-generation-and-dna-damage-response-disruption
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Haijun Zhao, Pengcheng Shi, Manman Deng, Zhiwu Jiang, Yin Li, Vinodh Kannappan, Weiguang Wang, Peng Li, Bing Xu
Chemoresistance represents a major challenge for treatment of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). Thus, new drugs to overcome chemoresistance in ALL are urgently needed. To this end, we established a cytarabine (araC)-resistant ALL cell line (NALM-6/R), which interestingly displayed cross-resistance towards doxorubicin (ADM). Here we report that low dose of triptolide (TPL), a natural product used for treating inflammatory diseases such as arthritis, could reverse araC and ADM resistance and in NALM-6/R cells as well as primary cells from patients with relapsed or refractory (R/R) ALL, reflected by inhibition of cell proliferation and induction of apoptosis in vitro, and repression of tumor growth in vivo in a mouse xenograft model...
November 19, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888629/inhibition-of-bcr-signaling-using-the-syk-inhibitor-tak-659-prevents-stroma-mediated-signaling-in-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-cells
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Noelia Purroy, Júlia Carabia, Pau Abrisqueta, Leire Egia, Meritxell Aguiló, Cecilia Carpio, Carles Palacio, Marta Crespo, Francesc Bosch
Proliferation and survival of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) cells depend on microenvironmental signals coming from lymphoid organs. One of the key players involved in the crosstalk between CLL cells and the microenvironment is the B-cell receptor (BCR). Syk protein, a tyrosine kinase essential for BCR signaling, is therefore a rational candidate for targeted therapy in CLL. Against this background, we tested the efficacy of the highly specific Syk inhibitor TAK-659 in suppressing the favorable signaling derived from the microenvironment...
November 24, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27831567/erk-drp1-dependent-mitochondrial-fission-is-involved-in-the-msc-induced-drug-resistance-of-t-cell-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-cells
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Jianye Cai, Jiancheng Wang, Yinong Huang, Haoxiang Wu, Ting Xia, Jiaqi Xiao, Xiaoyong Chen, Hongyu Li, Yuan Qiu, Yingnan Wang, Tao Wang, Huimin Xia, Qi Zhang, Andy Peng Xiang
The bone marrow microenvironment facilitates the proliferation and survival of leukemia cells, contributing to disease relapse. Bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are well known to promote cancer chemoresistance via soluble factors and cell adhesion. However, little is known about the effects of MSCs on the mitochondrial dynamics of T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (T-ALL) cells, or how this may influence the chemoresistance of these cells. Here, we tested both indirect (Transwell) and direct coculture strategies, and found that MSCs protected T-ALL cells from chemotherapeutic cell death and cytotoxicity under both culture conditions...
November 10, 2016: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27823652/current-evidence-for-cancer-stem-cells-in-gastrointestinal-tumors-and-future-research-perspectives
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REVIEW
Miriam López-Gómez, Enrique Casado, Marta Muñoz, Sonia Alcalá, Juan Moreno-Rubio, Gabriele D'Errico, Ana María Jiménez-Gordo, Silvia Salinas, Bruno Sainz
Cancer stem cells (CSCs) are a very heterogeneous subpopulation of "stem-like" cancer cells that have been identified in many cancers, including leukemias and solid tumors. It is believed that CSCs drive tumor growth, malignant behavior and are responsible for the initiation of metastatic spread. In addition, CSCs have been implicated in chemotherapy and radiotherapy resistance. Current evidence supports the theory that CSCs share at least two main features of normal stem cells: self-renewal and differentiation, properties that contribute to tumor survival even in the presence of aggressive chemotherapy; however, the mechanism(s) governing the unique biology of CSCs remain unclear...
November 2016: Critical Reviews in Oncology/hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818289/hpip-expression-predicts-chemoresistance-and-poor-clinical-outcomes-in-patients-with-epithelial-ovarian-cancer
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Yao Wang, Mingxun Li, Fanling Meng, Ge Lou
This study aims to investigate the expression of HPIP, the Hematopoietic pre-B cell leukemia transcription factor (PBX)-interacting protein, and its association with platinum resistance in epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC). The protein expression of HPIP was analyzed by immunohistochemistry in 248 patients with EOC. Furthermore, we analyzed the association between HPIP expression and clinicopathological features including prognosis in EOC samples. High HPIP expression was correlated with platinum resistance in EOCs...
November 3, 2016: Human Pathology
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