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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624829/preoperative-c-reactive-protein-values-as-a-potential-component-in-outcome-prediction-models-of-metastasized-renal-cell-carcinoma-patients-receiving-cytoreductive-nephrectomy
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Charis Kalogirou, Philipp Mulfinger, Ioannis Sokolakis, Markus Krebs, Hubert Kübler, Hubertus Riedmiller, Daniel Vergho
PURPOSE: To validate preoperative C-reactive protein (CRP) levels as a prognostic marker for survival in a metastasized renal cell carcinoma (mRCC) patient cohort receiving cytoreductive nephrectomy (CN). PATIENTS AND METHODS: By chart review, 146 mRCC patients receiving CN at our tertiary referral centre from 1997 to 2015 were identified retrospectively. All relevant clinicopathological features including laboratory parameters were collected and correlated to overall survival, progression-free survival and cancer-specific survival (CSS)...
June 17, 2017: Urologia Internationalis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611394/identification-of-the-ectoenzyme-cd38-as-a-marker-of-committed-preadipocytes
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A Carrière, Y Jeanson, J-A Côté, C Dromard, A Galinier, S Menzel, C Barreau, S Dupuis-Coronas, E Arnaud, A Girousse, V Cuminetti, J Paupert, B Cousin, C Sengenes, F Koch-Nolte, A Tchernof, L Casteilla
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Characterization of the adipocyte cellular lineage is required for a better understanding of white adipose tissue homeostasis and expansion. While several studies have focused on the phenotype of the most immature adipocyte progenitors, very few tools exist to identify committed cells. In haematopoiesis, the CD38 ectoenzyme is largely used to delineate various stages of stem cell lineage commitment. We hypothesize that this marker could be used to identify committed preadipocytes...
June 14, 2017: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611013/the-effect-of-bone-marrow-mesenchymal-stem-cells-on-the-granulocytic-differentiation-of-hl-60-cells
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Hossein Nikkhah, Elham Safarzadeh, Karim Shamsasenjan, Mehdi Yousefi, Parisa Lotfinejad, Mehdi Talebi, Mozhde Mohammadian, Farhoud Golafshan, Ali Akbar Movassaghpour
OBJECTIVE: The mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are multipotent stromal cells that can differentiate into a variety of cell types. They control the process of haematopoiesis by secreting regulatory cytokines and growth factors and by the expression of important cell adhesion molecules for cell-to-cell interactions. This investigation intended to examine the effect of bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (BM-MSCs) on the differentiation of the HL-60 cells according to morphological evaluation, flow cytometry analysis, andgene expression profile...
June 13, 2017: Turkish Journal of Haematology: Official Journal of Turkish Society of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605873/associations-of-urban-environmental-pollution-with-health-related-physiological-traits-in-a-free-living-bird-species
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Petra Bauerová, Jitka Vinklerová, Jakub Hraníček, Vojtěch Čorba, Libor Vojtek, Jana Svobodová, Michal Vinkler
Urban environmental pollution results in contamination of the tissues of synanthropic organisms by toxic trace elements with potential impacts on human health. Passerine birds may serve as convenient indicators of such contamination. In this study we investigated the effect of blood and plumage contamination with heavy metals (lead Pb, cadmium Cd, copper Cu, chromium Cr) and arsenic metalloid (As) on condition, health and ornamental colour in free-living great tit (Parus major) males from 13 cities across the Czech Republic (EU), mist netted during the early breading season (April-May)...
June 8, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600522/direct-competition-between-dna-binding-factors-highlights-the-role-of-kr%C3%A3-ppel-like-factor-1-in-the-erythroid-megakaryocyte-switch
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Laura J Norton, Samantha Hallal, Elizabeth S Stout, Alister P W Funnell, Richard C M Pearson, Merlin Crossley, Kate G R Quinlan
The Krüppel-like factor (KLF) family of transcription factors play critical roles in haematopoiesis. KLF1, the founding member of the family, has been implicated in the control of both erythropoiesis and megakaryopoiesis. Here we describe a novel system using an artificial dominant negative isoform of KLF1 to investigate the role of KLF1 in the erythroid/megakaryocytic switch in vivo. We developed murine cell lines stably overexpressing a GST-KLF1 DNA binding domain fusion protein (GST-KLF1 DBD), as well as lines expressing GST only as a control...
June 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593990/loss-of-asxl2-leads-to-myeloid-malignancies-in-mice
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Jianping Li, Fuhong He, Peng Zhang, Shi Chen, Hui Shi, Yanling Sun, Ying Guo, Hui Yang, Na Man, Sarah Greenblatt, Zhaomin Li, Zhengyu Guo, Yuan Zhou, Lan Wang, Lluis Morey, Sion Williams, Xi Chen, Qun-Tian Wang, Stephen D Nimer, Peng Yu, Qian-Fei Wang, Mingjiang Xu, Feng-Chun Yang
ASXL2 is frequently mutated in acute myeloid leukaemia patients with t(8;21). However, the roles of ASXL2 in normal haematopoiesis and the pathogenesis of myeloid malignancies remain unknown. Here we show that deletion of Asxl2 in mice leads to the development of myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS)-like disease. Asxl2(-/-) mice have an increased bone marrow (BM) long-term haematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) and granulocyte-macrophage progenitors compared with wild-type controls. Recipients transplanted with Asxl2(-/-) and Asxl2(+/-) BM cells have shortened lifespan due to the development of MDS-like disease or myeloid leukaemia...
June 8, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579852/treatment-of-myelofibrosis-old-and-new-strategies
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Alessandra Iurlo, Daniele Cattaneo
Myelofibrosis (MF) is a BCR-ABL1-negative myeloproliferative neoplasm that is mainly characterised by reactive bone marrow fibrosis, extramedullary haematopoiesis, anaemia, hepatosplenomegaly, constitutional symptoms, leukaemic progression, and shortened survival. As such, this malignancy is still orphan of curative treatments; indeed, the only treatment that has a clearly demonstrated impact on disease progression is allogeneic haematopoietic stem cell transplantation, but only a minority of patients are eligible for such intensive therapy...
2017: Clinical Medicine Insights. Blood Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574591/bone-marrow-adipocytes-support-haematopoietic-stem-cell-survival
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Domenico Mattiucci, Giulia Maurizi, Valerio Izzi, Lorenzo Cenci, Marco Ciarlantini, Stefania Mancini, Emanuela Mensà, Raffaele Pascarella, Marco Vivarelli, Attilio Olivieri, Pietro Leoni, Antonella Poloni
In bone marrow (BM), haematopoietic elements are mingled with adipocytes (BM-A), which are the most abundant stromal component in the niche. BM-A progressively increase with ageing, eventually occupying up to 50% of BM cavities. In this work, the role played by BM-A was explored by studying primary human BM-A isolated from hip surgery patients at the molecular level, through microarray analysis, and at the functional level, by assessing their relationship with primary human haematopoietic stem cells (HSC) by the long-term culture initiating cell (LTC-IC) assay...
June 2, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28561053/mitochondria-link-metabolism-and-epigenetics-in-haematopoiesis
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John C Schell, Jared Rutter
Due to their varied metabolic and signalling roles, mitochondria are important in mediating cell behaviour. By altering mitochondrial function, two studies now identify metabolite-induced epigenetic changes that have profound effects on haematopoietic stem cell fate and function.
May 31, 2017: Nature Cell Biology
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
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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
#13
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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REVIEW
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
#17
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...
June 2017: Nature Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478821/lorenz-system-in-the-thermodynamic-modelling-of-leukaemia-malignancy
#18
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 have adverse effects on wetland biota, particularly on amphibians. Severe immunotoxic effects elicited in Euphlyctis hexadactylus (Indian green frog) because of 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 present study. We evaluated the biochemical and histopathological effects of this metal contamination with a reference E. hexadactylus population and a laboratory exposure group that was subjected to 28 d of exposure to a mixture of Cd, Cr, Cu, Pb, and Zn (5 ppm in each mixture)...
May 5, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470536/flt3-itd-and-its-current-role-in-acute-myeloid-leukaemia
#20
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
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