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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526832/identification-of-a-novel-chalcone-derivative-that-inhibits-notch-signaling-in-t-cell-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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Mattia Mori, Luca Tottone, Deborah Quaglio, Nadezda Zhdanovskaya, Cinzia Ingallina, Marisa Fusto, Francesca Ghirga, Giovanna Peruzzi, Maria Elisa Crestoni, Fabrizio Simeoni, Francesca Giulimondi, Claudio Talora, Bruno Botta, Isabella Screpanti, Rocco Palermo
Notch signaling is considered a rational target in the therapy of several cancers, particularly those harbouring Notch gain of function mutations, including T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (T-ALL). Although currently available Notch-blocking agents are showing anti-tumor activity in preclinical studies, they are not effective in all the patients and often cause severe side-effects, limiting their widespread therapeutic use. Here, by functional and biological analysis of the most representative molecules of an in house library of natural products, we have designed and synthetized the chalcone-derivative 8 possessing Notch inhibitory activity at low micro molar concentration in T-ALL cell lines...
May 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28518092/isolation-of-the-side-population-in-myc-induced-t-cell-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-in-zebrafish
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Margaret M Pruitt, Wilfredo Marin, Michael R Waarts, Jill L O de Jong
Heterogeneous cell populations, from either healthy or malignant tissues, may contain a population of cells characterized by a differential ability to efflux the DNA-binding dye Hoechst 33342. This "side population" of cells can be identified using flow cytometric methods after the Hoechst 33342 dye is excited by an ultraviolet (UV) laser. The side population of many cell types contains stem- or progenitor-like cells. However, not all cell types have an identifiable side population. Danio rerio, zebrafish, have a robust in vivo model of T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (T-ALL), but whether these zebrafish T-ALLs have a side population is unknown...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487980/combination-of-bortezomib-and-daunorubicin-in-the-induction-of-apoptosis-in-t-cell-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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Xin Du, Jia Tong, Hongying Lu, Cong He, Shenghong Du, Peimin Jia, Weili Zhao, Hanzhang Xu, Junmin Li, Zhixiang Shen, Yingli Wu, Jianhua Tong, Li Zhou
Despite advances in the treatment of T‑cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (T‑ALL), the outcome of T‑ALL treatment remains unsatisfactory, therefore, more effective treatment is urgently required. The present study examined the cytotoxicities of bortezomib in combination with daunorubicin against human Jurkat and Molt‑4 T‑ALL cells and primary T‑ALL cells. Compared with treatment alone, co‑exposure of cells to bortezomib and daunorubicin resulted in a significant increase in cell death in the Jurkat cells, as evidenced by the increased percentage of Annexin V‑positive cells, the formation of apoptotic bodies...
May 9, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484265/jak-stat-pathway-inhibition-overcomes-il7-induced-glucocorticoid-resistance-in-a-subset-of-human-t-cell-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemias
#4
C Delgado-Martin, L K Meyer, B J Huang, K A Shimano, M S Zinter, J V Nguyen, G A Smith, J Taunton, S S Winter, J R Roderick, M A Kelliher, T M Horton, B L Wood, D Teachey, M L Hermiston
While outcomes for children with T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (T-ALL) have improved dramatically, survival rates for patients with relapsed/refractory disease remain dismal. Prior studies indicate that glucocorticoid (GC) resistance is more common than resistance to other chemotherapies at relapse. Additionally, failure to clear peripheral blasts during a prednisone prophase correlates with an elevated risk of relapse in newly diagnosed patients. Here we show that intrinsic GC resistance is present at diagnosis in early thymic precursor (ETP) T-ALLs as well as in a subset of non-ETP T-ALLs...
May 9, 2017: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482719/mef2c-dysregulated-pediatric-t-cell-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-is-associated-with-cdkn1b-deletions-and-a-poor-response-to-glucocorticoid-therapy
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Sara Colomer-Lahiguera, Markus Pisecker, Margit König, Karin Nebral, Winfried F Pickl, Maximilian O Kauer, Oskar A Haas, Reinhard Ullmann, Andishe Attarbaschi, Michael N Dworzak, Sabine Strehl
T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (T-ALL) is an aggressive hematological disease in which multiple genetic abnormalities cooperate in the malignant transformation of T-lymphoid progenitors. Although in pediatric T-ALL, CDKN1B deletions occur in about 12% of the cases and represent one of the most frequent copy number alterations, neither their association with other genetic alterations nor the clinical characteristics of these patients have been determined yet. In this study, we show that loss of CDKN1B increased the prevalence of cell cycle regulator defects in immature T-ALL, usually only ascribed to CDKN2A/B deletions, and that CDKN1B deletions frequently coincide with expression of MEF2C, considered as one of the driving oncogenes in immature early T-cell precursor (ETP) ALL...
May 9, 2017: Leukemia & Lymphoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479419/novel-tumor-suppressor-function-of-klf4-in-pediatric-t-cell-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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Ye Shen, Taylor J Chen, H Daniel Lacorazza
Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is the most common hematological malignancy in pediatric patients. Despite advances in the treatment of this disease, many children with T-cell ALL (T-ALL) die from disease relapse due to low responses to standard chemotherapy and the lack of a targeted therapy that selectively eradicates the chemoresistant leukemia-initiating cells (LICs) responsible for disease recurrence. We recently reported that the reprogramming factor KLF4 has tumor-suppressive function in children with T-ALL...
May 4, 2017: Experimental Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476191/analysis-of-normal-hematopoietic-stem-and-progenitor-cell-contents-in-childhood-acute-leukemia-bone-marrow
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Juan Carlos Balandrán, Eduardo Vadillo, David Dozal, Alfonso Reyes-López, Antonio Sandoval-Cabrera, Merle Denisse Laffont-Ortiz, Jessica L Prieto-Chávez, Armando Vilchis-Ordoñez, Henry Quintela-Nuñez Del Prado, Héctor Mayani, Juan Carlos Núñez-Enríquez, Juan Manuel Mejía-Aranguré, Briceida López-Martínez, Elva Jiménez-Hernández, Rosana Pelayo
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Childhood acute leukemias (AL) are characterized by the excessive production of malignant precursor cells at the expense of effective blood cell development. The dominance of leukemic cells over normal progenitors may result in either direct suppression of functional hematopoiesis or remodeling of microenvironmental niches, contributing to BM failure and AL-associated mortality. We undertook this study to investigate the contents and functional activity of hematopoietic stem/progenitor cells (HSPC) and their relationship to immune cell production and risk status in AL pediatric patients...
November 2016: Archives of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476187/early-age-acute-leukemia-revisiting-two-decades-of-the-brazilian-collaborative-study-group
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REVIEW
Maria S Pombo-de-Oliveira, Francianne Gomes Andrade
The understanding of leukemogenesis in early-age acute leukemia (EAL) has improved remarkably. Initiating somatic mutations detected in dried neonatal blood spots (DNBS) and in cord blood samples of affected children with leukemia have been proven to be acquired prenatally. However, to date, few epidemiological studies have been carried out exploring EAL that include infants and children 13-24 months of age at the diagnosis. Maternal exposure to transplacental DNA-damaging substances during pregnancy has been suggested to be a risk factor for EAL...
November 2016: Archives of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465412/genome-wide-identification-and-characterization-of-notch-transcription-complex-binding-sequence-paired-sites-in-leukemia-cells
#9
Eric Severson, Kelly L Arnett, Hongfang Wang, Chongzhi Zang, Len Taing, Hudan Liu, Warren S Pear, X Shirley Liu, Stephen C Blacklow, Jon C Aster
Notch transcription complexes (NTCs) drive target gene expression by binding to two distinct types of genomic response elements, NTC monomer-binding sites and sequence-paired sites (SPSs) that bind NTC dimers. SPSs are conserved and have been linked to the Notch responsiveness of a few genes. To assess the overall contribution of SPSs to Notch-dependent gene regulation, we determined the DNA sequence requirements for NTC dimerization using a fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET) assay and applied insights from these in vitro studies to Notch-"addicted" T cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (T-ALL) cells...
May 2, 2017: Science Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454312/treatment-with-a-selenium-platinum-compound-induced-t-cell-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-lymphoma-cells-apoptosis-through-the-mitochondrial-signaling-pathway
#10
Feifei Wu, Wei Cao, Huaping Xu, Mingxia Zhu, Jing Wang, Xiaoyan Ke
T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia/lymphoma (T-ALL/LBL) is an aggressive hematological disorder that is sensitive to chemotherapy; however, it exhibits frequent relapse rates. Platinum-containing therapeutics are the first-line salvage regimens used in the treatment of relapsed or refractory T-ALL/LBL. The selenium-platinum compound EG-Se/Pt is obtained from the combination of selenium-containing molecules (EG-Se) with cisplatin (CDDP); however, its anticancer properties have been poorly investigated. In the present study, the Cell Counting Kit-8 assay was used to evaluate the inhibitory effect of treatment with EG-Se/Pt on cell viability...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446640/ref-1-ape1-as-transcriptional-regulator-and-novel-therapeutic-target-in-pediatric-t-cell-leukemia
#11
Jixin Ding, Melissa L Fishel, April M Reed, Erin McAdams, Magdalena Czader, Angelo A Cardoso, Mark R Kelley
The increasing characterization of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) has led to the identification of multiple molecular targets, but have yet to translate into more effective targeted therapies, particularly for high-risk, relapsed T-cell ALL. Searching for master regulators controlling multiple signaling pathways in T-ALL, we investigated the multi-functional protein redox factor-1 (Ref-1/APE1), which acts as a signaling "node" by exerting redox regulatory control of transcription factors important in leukemia...
April 26, 2017: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446267/-prps1-expression-in-children-with-acute-leukemia-and-its-clinical-significance
#12
Yi-Mei Ma, Xi-Zhou An, Xian-Min Guan, Qing-Lin Kong, Peng-Fei Li, Ying Xian, Jian-Wen Xiao, Yan Meng, Shao-Yan Liang, Jie Yu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the correlation between the expression level of PRPS1 and the clinical characteristics in children with acute leukemia(AL). METHODS: Real-time quantitative RT-PCR and Western blot were used to detect the level of PRPS1 mRNA and protein expression in bone marrow samples from 176 patients diagnosed as AL (126 cases were newly diagnosed and 50 cases in complete remission), and its relevance with clinical indicators was statistically analyzed...
April 2017: Zhongguo Shi Yan Xue Ye Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443564/transpulmonary-hypothermia-with-cooled-oxygen-inhalation-shows-promising-results-as-a-novel-hypothermia-technique
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Yahya Ayhan Acar, Banu Karakuş Yılmaz, Duygu Sultan Çelik, Erdem Çevik, Hatice Topçu, Şule Özsoy, Aylin Haklıgör, Orhan Çınar
BACKGROUND: Therapeutic hypothermia was showed to improve neurologic outcome but current therapeutic hypothermia techniques have limitations. Novel techniques such as transpulmonary hypothermia with cooled oxygen inhalation may be beneficial. AIMS: To evaluate the performance of transthoracic hypothermia with cooled medical oxygen inhalation as a therapeutic hypothermia method. STUDY DESIGN: Animal experimentation. METHODS: A total of 36 adult male Wistar-Hannover rats were used in this research...
April 6, 2017: Balkan Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440324/lutetium-177-labelled-anti-prostate-specific-membrane-antigen-antibody-and-ligands-for-the-treatment-of-metastatic-castrate-resistant-prostate-cancer-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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R J S Calopedos, V Chalasani, R Asher, L Emmett, H H Woo
BACKGROUND: Promising therapeutic results of the prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) ligand have been shown when labelling with lutetium-177 ((177)Lu). We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to assess the therapeutic response of (177)Lu-PSMA in the treatment of metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC). METHODS: A systematic review was conducted using electronic databases up to December 2016. Two reviewers independently extracted data and assessed methodological quality...
April 25, 2017: Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433605/stability-of-patient-specific-features-of-altered-dna-replication-timing-in-xenografts-of-primary-human-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
#15
Takayo Sasaki, Juan Carlos Rivera-Mulia, Daniel Vera, Jared Zimmerman, Sunny Das, Michelle Padget, Naoto Nakamichi, Bill H Chang, Jeff Tyner, Brian J Druker, Andrew P Weng, Curt I Civin, Connie J Eaves, David M Gilbert
Genome-wide DNA replication timing (RT) profiles reflect the global 3D chromosome architecture of cells. They also provide a comprehensive and unique megabase-scale picture of the cellular epigenetic state. Thus normal differentiation involves reproducible changes in RT and transformation generally perturbs these, although the potential effects of altered RT on the properties of transformed cells remain largely unknown. A major challenge to interrogating these issues in human acute lymphoid leukemia (ALL) is the low proliferative activity of most of the cells, which may be further reduced in cryopreserved samples and difficult to overcome in vitro...
April 19, 2017: Experimental Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419558/age-but-not-philadelphia-positivity-impairs-outcome-in-older-elderly-patients-with-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-in-sweden
#16
Piotr Kozlowski, Emma Lennmyr, Lucia Ahlberg, Per Bernell, Erik Hulegårdh, Holger Karbach, Karin Karlsson, Beata Tomaszewska-Toporska, Maria Åström, Heléne Hallböök
OBJECTIVES: Older/elderly patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) are poorly represented in clinical trials. METHODS: Using Swedish national leukemia registries, we investigated disease/patient characteristics, treatment choices, outcome, and the impact of an age-adapted protocol (introduced in 2009) in this population-based study of patients aged 55-85 years, diagnosed with ALL 2005-2012. RESULTS: Of 174 patients, 82% had B-phenotype, 11% Burkitt leukemia (excluded), and 7% T-phenotype...
April 18, 2017: European Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415816/targeting-the-pim-protein-kinases-for-the-treatment-of-a-t-cell-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-subset
#17
Sathish K R Padi, Libia A Luevano, Ningfei An, Ritu Pandey, Neha Singh, Jin H Song, Jon C Aster, Xue-Zhong Yu, Shikhar Mehrotra, Andrew S Kraft
New approaches are needed for the treatment of patients with T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (T-ALL) who fail to achieve remission with chemotherapy. Analysis of the effects of pan-PIM protein kinase inhibitors on human T-ALL cell lines demonstrated that the sensitive cell lines expressed higher PIM1 protein kinase levels, whereas T-ALL cell lines with NOTCH mutations tended to have lower levels of PIM1 kinase and were insensitive to these inhibitors. NOTCH-mutant cells selected for resistance to gamma secretase inhibitors developed elevated PIM1 kinase levels and increased sensitivity to PIM inhibitors...
May 2, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410228/identification-of-a-novel-functional-jak1-s646p-mutation-in-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
#18
Qian Li, Botao Li, Liangding Hu, Hongmei Ning, Min Jiang, Danhong Wang, Tingting Liu, Bin Zhang, Hu Chen
The survival rate of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is approaching 90%, while the prognosis of adults remains poor due to the limited therapeutic approaches. In order to identify new targets for ALL, we performed whole-exome sequencing on four adults with B-ALL and discovered a somatic JAK1 S646P mutation. Sanger sequencing of JAK1 was conducted on 53 ALL patients, and two cases exhibited A639G and P960S mutations separately. Functional studies demonstrated that only JAK1 S646P mutation could activate multiple signaling pathways, drive cytokine-independent cell growth, and promote proliferation of malignant cells in nude mice...
March 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405496/il-12-il-15-and-il-18-pre-activated-nk-cells-target-resistant-t-cell-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-and-delay-leukemia-development-in-vivo
#19
Margherita Boieri, Aina Ulvmoen, Amanda Sudworth, Clare Lendrem, Matthew Collin, Anne M Dickinson, Lise Kveberg, Marit Inngjerdingen
NK cells have shown promise in therapy of hematological cancers, in particular against acute myeloid leukemia. In contrast, the more NK cell-resistant acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is difficult to treat with NK-cell-based therapies, and we hypothesized that pre-activation of NK cells could overcome this resistance. We show in pediatric and adult patients with T-cell ALL (T-ALL) perturbed NK cell effector functions at diagnosis. Using an in vivo rat model for T-ALL, Roser leukemia (RL), suppressed NK cell effector functions were observed...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396160/allogeneic-hematopoietic-cell-transplantation-for-adult-t-cell-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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Betty Ky Hamilton, Lisa Rybicki, Donna Abounader, Kehinde Adekola, Anjali Advani, Ibrahim Aldoss, Veronika Bachanova, Asad Bashey, Stacey Brown, Marcos DeLima, Steven Devine, Christopher R Flowers, Siddharth Ganguly, Madan Jagasia, Vanessa E Kennedy, Dennis Dong Hwan Kim, Joseph McGuirk, Vinod Pullarkat, Rizwan Romee, Karamjeet Sandhu, Melody Smith, Masumi Ueda, Auro Viswabandya, Khoan Vu, Sarah Wall, Simon B Zeichner, Miguel-Angel Perales, Navneet S Majhail
Allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) is recommended for patients with T cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (T-ALL) in second or later complete remission (CR) and high-risk patients in first CR. Given its relative rarity, data on outcomes of HCT for T-ALL are limited. We conducted a multicenter retrospective cohort study using data from 208 adult patients who underwent HCT between 2000 and 2014 to describe outcomes of allogeneic HCT for T-ALL in the contemporary era. The median age at HCT was 37 years, and the majority of patients underwent HCT in CR, using total body irradiation (TBI)-based myeloablative conditioning regimens...
April 7, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
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