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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541275/engineering-the-haemogenic-niche-mitigates-endogenous-inhibitory-signals-and-controls-pluripotent-stem-cell-derived-blood-emergence
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Nafees Rahman, Patrick M Brauer, Lilian Ho, Tatiana Usenko, Mukul Tewary, Juan Carlos Zúñiga-Pflücker, Peter W Zandstra
Efforts to recapitulate haematopoiesis, a process guided by spatial and temporal inductive signals, to generate haematopoietic progenitors from human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs) have focused primarily on exogenous signalling pathway activation or inhibition. Here we show haemogenic niches can be engineered using microfabrication strategies by micropatterning hPSC-derived haemogenic endothelial (HE) cells into spatially-organized, size-controlled colonies. CD34+VECAD+ HE cells were generated with multi-lineage potential in serum-free conditions and cultured as size-specific haemogenic niches that displayed enhanced blood cell induction over non-micropatterned cultures...
May 25, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516957/asxl2-is-essential-for-haematopoiesis-and-acts-as-a-haploinsufficient-tumour-suppressor-in-leukemia
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Jean-Baptiste Micol, Alessandro Pastore, Daichi Inoue, Nicolas Duployez, Eunhee Kim, Stanley Chun-Wei Lee, Benjamin H Durham, Young Rock Chung, Hana Cho, Xiao Jing Zhang, Akihide Yoshimi, Andrei Krivtsov, Richard Koche, Eric Solary, Amit Sinha, Claude Preudhomme, Omar Abdel-Wahab
Additional sex combs-like (ASXL) proteins are mammalian homologues of additional sex combs (Asx), a regulator of trithorax and polycomb function in Drosophila. While there has been great interest in ASXL1 due to its frequent mutation in leukemia, little is known about its paralog ASXL2, which is frequently mutated in acute myeloid leukemia patients bearing the RUNX1-RUNX1T1 (AML1-ETO) fusion. Here we report that ASXL2 is required for normal haematopoiesis with distinct, non-overlapping effects from ASXL1 and acts as a haploinsufficient tumour suppressor...
May 18, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516481/massive-mediastinal-enlargement-due-to-extramedullary-haematopoiesis-in-a-patient-with-myh9-related-thrombocytopenia
#3
Carlo Zaninetti, Emanuela Boveri, Federica Melazzini
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 17, 2017: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511479/extramedullary-haematopoiesis-presenting-as-an-adrenal-mass
#4
Subramanian Kannan, Prashant Kulkarni, Akhila Lakshmikantha, Karthik Gadabanahalli
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490659/runx-transcription-factors-at-the-interface-of-stem-cells-and-cancer
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Elitza Deltcheva, Rachael Nimmo
The RUNX1 transcription factor is a critical regulator of normal haematopoiesis and its functional disruption by point mutations, deletions or translocations is a major causative factor leading to leukaemia. In the majority of cases, genetic changes in RUNX1 are linked to loss of function classifying it broadly as a tumour suppressor. Despite this, several recent studies have reported the need for a certain level of active RUNX1 for the maintenance and propagation of acute myeloid leukaemia and acute lymphoblastic leukaemia cells, suggesting an oncosupportive role of RUNX1...
May 10, 2017: Biochemical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487547/non-conventional-features-of-peripheral-serotonin-signalling-the-gut-and-beyond
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Stephanie N Spohn, Gary M Mawe
Serotonin was first discovered in the gut, and its conventional actions as an intercellular signalling molecule in the intrinsic and extrinsic enteric reflexes are well recognized, as are a number of serotonin signalling pharmacotherapeutic targets for treatment of nausea, diarrhoea or constipation. The latest discoveries have greatly broadened our understanding of non-conventional actions of peripheral serotonin within the gastrointestinal tract and in a number of other tissues. For example, it is now clear that bacteria within the lumen of the bowel influence serotonin synthesis and release by enterochromaffin cells...
May 10, 2017: Nature Reviews. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485401/foxp3-regulatory-t-cells-maintain-the-bone-marrow-microenvironment-for-b-cell-lymphopoiesis
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Antonio Pierini, Hidekazu Nishikii, Jeanette Baker, Takaharu Kimura, Hye-Sook Kwon, Yuqiong Pan, Yan Chen, Maite Alvarez, William Strober, Andrea Velardi, Judith A Shizuru, Joy Y Wu, Shigeru Chiba, Robert S Negrin
Foxp3(+) regulatory T cells (Treg cells) modulate the immune system and maintain self-tolerance, but whether they affect haematopoiesis or haematopoietic stem cell (HSC)-mediated reconstitution after transplantation is unclear. Here we show that B-cell lymphopoiesis is impaired in Treg-depleted mice, yet this reduced B-cell lymphopoiesis is rescued by adoptive transfer of affected HSCs or bone marrow cells into Treg-competent recipients. B-cell reconstitution is abrogated in both syngeneic and allogeneic transplantation using Treg-depleted mice as recipients...
May 9, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481328/leptin-receptor-expressing-bone-marrow-stromal-cells-are-myofibroblasts-in-primary-myelofibrosis
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Matthew Decker, Leticia Martinez-Morentin, Guannan Wang, Yeojin Lee, Qingxue Liu, Juliana Leslie, Lei Ding
Bone marrow fibrosis is a critical component of primary myelofibrosis (PMF). However, the origin of the myofibroblasts that drive fibrosis is unknown. Using genetic fate mapping we found that bone marrow leptin receptor (Lepr)-expressing mesenchymal stromal lineage cells expanded extensively and were the fibrogenic cells in PMF. These stromal cells downregulated the expression of key haematopoietic-stem-cell-supporting factors and upregulated genes associated with fibrosis and osteogenesis, indicating fibrogenic conversion...
May 8, 2017: Nature Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478821/lorenz-system-in-the-thermodynamic-modelling-of-leukaemia-malignancy
#9
Igor Alexeev
The core idea of the proposed thermodynamic modelling of malignancy in leukaemia is entropy arising within normal haematopoiesis. Mathematically its description is supposed to be similar to the Lorenz system of ordinary differential equations for simplified processes of heat flow in fluids. The hypothetical model provides a description of remission and relapse in leukaemia as two hierarchical and qualitatively different states of normal haematopoiesis with their own phase spaces. Phase space transition is possible through pitchfork bifurcation, which is considered the common symmetrical scenario for relapse, induced remission and the spontaneous remission of leukaemia...
May 2017: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474750/heavy-metal-induced-toxicity-in-the-indian-green-frog-biochemical-and-histopathological-alterations
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Uthpala Apekshani Jayawardena, Preethika Angunawela, Deepthi Devika Wickramasinghe, Wanigasekara Daya Ratnasooriya, Preethi Vidya Udagama
Heavy metal contamination may impart adverse effects on wetland biota, particularly on amphibians. Severe immunotoxic effects elicited in Euphlyctis hexadactylus (Indian green frog) due to metal exposure (Cd, Cr, Cu, Pb and Zn) in the Bellanwila Attidiya sanctuary, a polluted, urban wetland in Sri Lanka, provided the rationale for the current study. This study evaluated the biochemical and histopathological effects of this metal contamination with a reference E. hexadactylus population and a laboratory exposure group i...
May 5, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470536/flt3-itd-and-its-current-role-in-acute-myeloid-leukaemia
#11
REVIEW
Francisco Alejandro Lagunas-Rangel, Venice Chávez-Valencia
FMS-like tyrosine kinase 3 (FLT3) is a proto-oncogene involved in crucial steps of haematopoiesis such as proliferation, differentiation and survival. In recent years, FLT3 has been an important marker in different haematological malignancies, highlighting in acute myeloid leukaemia, where FLT3 mutations have been associated with the clinical prognosis, treatment and survival of patients. The most common form of FLT3 mutation is an internal tandem duplication (ITD) that promotes ligand-independent auto-phosphorylation and constitutive activation of the receptor...
June 2017: Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433708/toxicological-characterisation-of-two-novel-selective-aryl-hydrocarbon-receptor-modulators-in-sprague-dawley-rats
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Selma Mahiout, Jere Lindén, Javier Esteban, Ismael Sánchez-Pérez, Satu Sankari, Lars Pettersson, Helen Håkansson, Raimo Pohjanvirta
The aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AHR) mediates the toxicity of dioxins, but also plays important physiological roles. Selective AHR modulators, which elicit some effects imparted by this receptor without causing the marked toxicity of dioxins, are presently under intense scrutiny. Two novel such compounds are IMA-08401 (N-acetyl-N-phenyl-4-acetoxy-5-chloro-1,2-dihydro-1-methyl-2-oxo-quinoline-3-carboxamide) and IMA-07101 (N-acetyl-N-(4-trifluoromethylphenyl)-4-acetoxy-1,2-dihydro-5-methoxy-1-methyl-2-oxo-quinoline-3-carboxamide)...
April 20, 2017: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420931/paediatrics-primary-myelofibrosis-and-acute-stroke-a-rare-presentation
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Wajida Mazher, Ather Hasan Rizvi, Arsalan Majeed Adam, Muhammad Saad Ali Mallick, Ansab Godil
Idiopathic Myelofibrosis is a rare myeloproliferative disorder. In children, it becomes even rarer. Herein, we report a case of idiopathic myelofibrosis of a 6-year old male patient who presented with complaints of pallor, petechiae and bleeding from gums. Bone marrow aspirate showed afragmented haemodiluted smears with erythroid and myeloid precursors scattered throughout. Trephine biopsy showed increased background fibrotic activity along with clusters of histiocytes. A diagnosis of paediatric primary myelofibrosis was made on biopsy...
April 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399541/extramedullary-haematopoiesis-in-patients-with-thalassaemia-major-should-we-search-for-it-regularly
#14
Paolo Ricchi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Acta Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361939/demystifying-blood-stem-cell-fates
#15
Fiona K Hamey, Berthold Göttgens
Determining the differentiation potential of stem and progenitor cells is essential for understanding their function, yet our ability to do so is limited by the restrictions of experimental assays. Based on single-cell functional and molecular profiling experiments, a new computational approach shows how lineage commitment may occur in human haematopoiesis.
March 31, 2017: Nature Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342932/changes-in-hba2-and-hbf-in-alpha-thalassemia-carriers-with-klf1-mutation
#16
Stefania Satta, Maria Elisabetta Paglietti, Maria Carla Sollaino, Susanna Barella, Paolo Moi, Maria Franca Desogus, Franca Rosa Demartis, Laura Manunza, Raffaella Origa
α-thalassemia carriers are common in Mediterranean regions, particularly in the Sardinian population. Their haematological phenotype is characterized by reduced MCV and/or MCH with normal or slightly reduced HbA2 levels and normal HbF. Krüppel-like factor 1 (KLF1) is a pleiotropic erythroid transcription factor that is essential for haematopoiesis. Mutations in the KLF1 gene trigger a series of benign human red blood phenotypes, such as an increase in HbA2 and HBF. Recently, it has been found that KLF1 mutations were a frequent cause of borderline HbA2 levels in a group of Sardinian subjects...
March 18, 2017: Blood Cells, Molecules & Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319093/human-haematopoietic-stem-cell-lineage-commitment-is-a-continuous-process
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Lars Velten, Simon F Haas, Simon Raffel, Sandra Blaszkiewicz, Saiful Islam, Bianca P Hennig, Christoph Hirche, Christoph Lutz, Eike C Buss, Daniel Nowak, Tobias Boch, Wolf-Karsten Hofmann, Anthony D Ho, Wolfgang Huber, Andreas Trumpp, Marieke A G Essers, Lars M Steinmetz
Blood formation is believed to occur through stepwise progression of haematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) following a tree-like hierarchy of oligo-, bi- and unipotent progenitors. However, this model is based on the analysis of predefined flow-sorted cell populations. Here we integrated flow cytometric, transcriptomic and functional data at single-cell resolution to quantitatively map early differentiation of human HSCs towards lineage commitment. During homeostasis, individual HSCs gradually acquire lineage biases along multiple directions without passing through discrete hierarchically organized progenitor populations...
April 2017: Nature Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303904/microbiota-a-key-orchestrator-of-cancer-therapy
#18
REVIEW
Soumen Roy, Giorgio Trinchieri
The microbiota is composed of commensal bacteria and other microorganisms that live on the epithelial barriers of the host. The commensal microbiota is important for the health and survival of the organism. Microbiota influences physiological functions from the maintenance of barrier homeostasis locally to the regulation of metabolism, haematopoiesis, inflammation, immunity and other functions systemically. The microbiota is also involved in the initiation, progression and dissemination of cancer both at epithelial barriers and in sterile tissues...
May 2017: Nature Reviews. Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300168/zebrafish-caudal-haematopoietic-embryonic-stromal-tissue-chest-cells-support-haematopoiesis
#19
Anja Wolf, Julian Aggio, Clyde Campbell, Francis Wright, Gabriel Marquez, David Traver, David L Stachura
Haematopoiesis is an essential process in early vertebrate development that occurs in different distinct spatial locations in the embryo that shift over time. These different sites have distinct functions: in some anatomical locations specific hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells (HSPCs) are generated de novo. In others, HSPCs expand. HSPCs differentiate and renew in other locations, ensuring homeostatic maintenance. These niches primarily control haematopoiesis through a combination of cell-to-cell signalling and cytokine secretion that elicit unique biological effects in progenitors...
March 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286768/epigenetic-guardian-a-review-of-the-dna-methyltransferase-dnmt3a-in-acute-myeloid-leukaemia-and-clonal-haematopoiesis
#20
REVIEW
Sabah F Chaudry, Timothy J T Chevassut
Acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) is a haematological malignancy characterized by clonal stem cell proliferation and aberrant block in differentiation. Dysfunction of epigenetic modifiers contributes significantly to the pathogenesis of AML. One frequently mutated gene involved in epigenetic modification is DNMT3A (DNA methyltransferase-3-alpha), a DNA methyltransferase that alters gene expression by de novo methylation of cytosine bases at CpG dinucleotides. Approximately 22% of AML and 36% of cytogenetically normal AML cases carry DNMT3A mutations and around 60% of these mutations affect the R882 codon...
2017: BioMed Research International
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