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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092772/the-expression-of-endothelin-1-in-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-is-controlled-by-epigenetic-mechanisms-and-extracellular-stimuli
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Silvia Martinelli, Rossana Maffei, Stefania Fiorcari, Chiara Quadrelli, Patrizia Zucchini, Stefania Benatti, Leonardo Potenza, Mario Luppi, Roberto Marasca
Endothelin-1 (ET-1) is a hormone peptide widely expressed and is involved in several biological processes, important not only for normal cell function but also for tumor development, including cell proliferation, invasion, metastasis, angiogenesis and osteogenesis. In accordance, ET-1 was already shown to contribute to the growth and progression of many different solid cancers. We recently demonstrated that ET-1 has a role in the pathogenesis of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) where it is abnormally expressed...
December 30, 2016: Leukemia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090484/mesenchymal-stromal-cells-in-myeloid-malignancies
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REVIEW
Thomas Schroeder, Stefanie Geyh, Ulrich Germing, Rainer Haas
Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) and acute myeloid leukemia (AML) are clonal myeloid disorders characterized by hematopoietic insufficiency. As MDS and AML are considered to originate from genetic and molecular defects of hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells (HSPC), the main focus of research in this field has focused on the characterization of these cells. Recently, the contribution of BM microenvironment to the pathogenesis of myeloid malignancies, in particular MDS and AML has gained more interest. This is based on a better understanding of its physiological role in the regulation of hematopoiesis...
December 2016: Blood Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088986/age-associated-changes-in-human-hematopoietic-stem-cells
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REVIEW
Wendy W Pang, Stanley L Schrier, Irving L Weissman
Aging has a broad impact on the function of the human hematopoietic system. This review will focus primarily on the effect of aging on the human hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) population. With age, even though human HSCs increase in number, they have decreased self-renewal capacity and reconstitution potential upon transplantation. As a population, human HSCs become more myeloid-biased in their differentiation potential. This is likely due to the human HSC population becoming more clonal with age, selecting for myeloid-biased HSC clones...
January 2017: Seminars in Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088788/dual-syk-jak-inhibition-overcomes-ibrutinib-resistance-in-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-cerdulatinib-but-not-ibrutinib-induces-apoptosis-of-tumor-cells-protected-by-the-microenvironment
#4
Ailin Guo, Pin Lu, Greg Coffey, Pamela Conley, Anjali Pandey, Y Lynn Wang
Ibrutinib (BTK inhibitor) has generated remarkable responses in CLL. However, the drug, to a large extent, does not cause cell death directly and does not eradicate CLL malignant clones. Inability to eradicate CLL has fostered resistance generation. Once patients become resistant, they do poorly with a median survival of 3-4 months. Novel therapeutic strategies are needed to prevent resistance, improve treatment outcome and ultimately cure the disease. Herein, we explore dual targeting of the BCR and JAK-STAT pathways with a novel single agent, cerdulatinib, which selectively inhibits both SYK (a BCR component) and JAK kinases...
January 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067666/versatile-humanized-niche-model-enables-study-of-normal-and-malignant-human-hematopoiesis
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Ander Abarrategi, Katie Foster, Ashley Hamilton, Syed A Mian, Diana Passaro, John Gribben, Ghulam Mufti, Dominique Bonnet
The BM niche comprises a tightly controlled microenvironment formed by specific tissue and cells that regulates the behavior of hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs). Here, we have provided a 3D model that is tunable in different BM niche components and useful, both in vitro and in vivo, for studying the maintenance of normal and malignant hematopoiesis. Using scaffolds, we tested the capacity of different stromal cell types to support human HSCs. Scaffolds coated with human mesenchymal stromal cells (hMSCs) proved to be superior in terms of HSC engraftment and long-term maintenance when implanted in vivo...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062906/programmed-cell-death-1-pathway-inhibition-in-myeloid-malignancies-implications-for-myeloproliferative-neoplasms
#6
REVIEW
D C Choi, D Tremblay, C Iancu-Rubin, J Mascarenhas
Myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) are clonal hematopoietic diseases that belong to the spectrum of myeloid malignancies (MyMs), which also include myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), acute myeloid leukemia (AML), and chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML). While hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) is a potentially curative therapeutic approach to many MyMs, the associated morbidity and mortality have necessitated the development of non-HSCT therapeutics for symptom management and disease course modification...
January 6, 2017: Annals of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050012/ppar-delta-promotes-survival-of-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-cells-in-energetically-unfavorable-conditions
#7
Y-J Li, L Sun, Y Shi, G Wang, X Wang, S Dunn, C Iorio, R A Screaton, D E Spaner
Targeting the mechanisms that allow Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) cells to survive in harsh cancer microenvironments should improve patient outcomes. The nuclear receptor peroxisome proliferator activated receptor delta (PPARδ) sustains other cancers and in silico analysis showed higher PPARD expression in CLL cells than normal lymphocytes and other hematologic cancers. A direct association was found between PPARδ protein levels in CLL cells and clinical score. Transgenic expression of PPARδ increased the growth and survival of CD5(+) Daudi cells and primary CLL cells in stressful conditions including exhausted tissue culture media, low extracellular glucose, hypoxia, and exposure to cytotoxic drugs...
January 4, 2017: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049638/leukemic-blasts-program-bone-marrow-adipocytes-to-generate-a-pro-tumoral-microenvironment
#8
Manar S Shafat, Thomas Oellerich, Sebastian Mohr, Stephen D Robinson, Dylan R Edwards, Christopher R Marlein, Rachel E Piddock, Matthew Fenech, Lyubov Zaitseva, Amina Abdul-Aziz, Jeremy Turner, Johnathan A Watkins, Matthew Lawes, Kristian M Bowles, Stuart A Rushworth
Despite currently available therapies most patients diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) die of their disease. Tumor-host interactions are critical for the survival and proliferation of cancer cells; accordingly, we hypothesise that specific targeting of the tumor microenvironment may constitute an alternative or additional strategy to conventional tumor-directed chemotherapy. Since adipocytes have been shown to promote breast and prostate cancer proliferation, and because the bone marrow adipose tissue (MAT) accounts for up to 70% of bone marrow volume in adult humans, we examined the adipocyte-leukaemia cell interactions to determine if they are essential for the growth and survival of AML...
January 3, 2017: Blood
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
#9
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/28043150/histone-deacetylase-inhibitors-in-plasma-cell-leukemia-treatment-effect-of-bone-marrow-microenvironment
#10
I Burianova, K Kuzelova, O Mitrovsky, I Spicka, P StOckbauer, M Zackova
In the presented study we analysed the effect of histone deacetylase inhibitors (HDACi) suberoylanilide hydroxamic acid (SAHA) and valproic acid (VPA) on human plasma cell leukemia (PCL) cell line UHKT-944 in the presence of bone marrow microenvironment (BMM). For the analysis, the cells were cultured alone, with bone marrow stromal cells (BMSCs), with extracellular matrix (ECM) components or with interleukin-6, and treated with varied concentrations of SAHA and VPA for 24/48 hours. To study the effect of HDACi, we investigated cell proliferation, apoptosis, cell cycle and changes in selected signalling pathways...
January 3, 2017: Neoplasma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034988/the-central-nervous-system-microenvironment-influences-the-leukemia-transcriptome-and-enhances-leukemia-chemo-resistance
#11
Jeffrey S Gaynes, Leslie M Jonart, Edward A Zamora, Jordan A Naumann, Nathan P Gossai, Peter M Gordon
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 29, 2016: Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024517/-role-of-bone-marrow-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-resistance-of-chronic-myeloid-leukemia-to-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitors-review
#12
Xiao-Yan Zhang, Qian Wan, Li-Jun Fang, Jian Li
Chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) is a disease originated from malignant hematopoietic stem cell disorder. In CML, mesenchymal stem cells(MSC) have been changed in the bone marrow microenvironment, which can protect the leukemia cells from apoptosis induced by tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKI) and lead to the resistance to TKI by the secretion of soluble factors, involvement in cell-cell adhesion, and so on. This review mainly focuses on the changes of the bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells in CML, as well as the role and mechanism of MSC in the CML resistance of TKI...
December 2016: Zhongguo Shi Yan Xue Ye Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018857/murine-models-of-splenic-marginal-zone-lymphoma-a-role-for-cav1
#13
REVIEW
Chelsey L Patten, Christine E Cutucache
Dozens of murine models of indolent and aggressive B-cell lymphomas have been generated to date. These include those manifesting chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL), as well as xenografts of mantle cell lymphoma (MCL). These models have led to an improved understanding of disease etiology, B-cell biology, immunomodulation, and the importance of the tumor microenvironment. Despite these efforts in CLL, DLBCL, and MCL, considerably little progress toward a model of splenic marginal zone lymphoma (SMZL) has been accomplished...
2016: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017967/duvelisib-treatment-is-associated-with-altered-expression-of-apoptotic-regulators-that-helps-in-sensitization-of-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-cells-to-venetoclax-abt-199
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V M Patel, K Balakrishnan, M Douglas, T Tibbitts, E Y Xu, J L Kutok, M Ayers, A Sarkar, R Guerrieri, W G Wierda, S O'Brien, N Jain, H M Stern, V Gandhi
Duvelisib, an oral dual inhibitor of PI3K-δ and PI3K-γ, is in phase III trials for the treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and indolent non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (iNHL). In CLL, duvelisib monotherapy is associated with high iwCLL and nodal response rates, but complete remissions are rare. To characterize the molecular effect of duvelisib, we obtained samples from CLL patients on the duvelisib phase I trial. Gene-expression studies (RNA seq, Nanostring, Affymetrix array, and real time RT-PCR) demonstrated increased expression of BCL2 along with several BH3-only pro-apoptotic genes...
December 26, 2016: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011678/enhanced-targeting-of-cml-stem-and-progenitor-cells-by-inhibition-of-porcupine-acyltransferase-in-combination-with-tki
#15
Puneet Agarwal, Bin Zhang, Yinwei Ho, Amy Cook, Ling Li, Fady M Mikhail, Youzhen Wang, Margaret E McLaughlin, Ravi Bhatia
Tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) treatment of chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) has limited efficacy against leukemia stem cells (LSC) responsible for disease propagation, and most CML patients require continued TKI treatment to maintain remission. LSC maintenance is related, at least in part, to signals from the bone marrow microenvironment (BMM). Our previous studies have shown that Wnt signaling from the BMM contributes to preservation of CML LSC following TKI treatment. Secretion of Wnt ligands requires their modification by the O-acyl transferase Porcupine (PORCN)...
December 23, 2016: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007011/mimicking-the-acute-myeloid-leukemia-niche-for-molecular-study-and-drug-screening
#16
Mohammad Houshmand, Masoud Soleimani, Amir Atashi, Giuseppe Saglio, Mohammad Abdollahi, Mahin Nikougoftar Zarif
Bone marrow niche is a major contributing factor in leukemia development and drug resistance in acute myeloid leukemia (AML) patients. Although mimicking leukemic bone marrow niche relies on two-dimensional (2D) culture conditions, it cannot recapitulate complex bone marrow structure that causes introduction of different three-dimensional (3D) scaffolds. Simultaneously, microfluidic platform by perfusing medium culture mimic interstitial fluid flow, along with 3D scaffold would help for mimicking bone marrow microenvironment...
January 13, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part C, Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28001095/antileukemic-effects-of-midostaurin-in-acute-myeloid-leukemia-the-possible-importance-of-multikinase-inhibition-in-leukemic-as-well-as-nonleukemic-stromal-cells
#17
Tor Henrik Tvedt, Ina Nepstad, Øystein Bruserud
Midostaurin is a multikinase inhibitor that inhibits receptor tyrosine kinases (Flt3, CD117/c-kit, platelet-derived growth factor receptor, vascular endothelial growth factor receptor 2) as well as non-receptor tyrosine kinases (Frg, Src, Syk, Protein kinase C). Combination of midostaurin with conventional intensive chemotherapy followed by one year maintenance monotherapy was recently reported to improve the survival of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) patients with Flt3 mutations. Areas covered: Relevant publications were identified through literature searches in the PubMed database...
December 28, 2016: Expert Opinion on Investigational Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000533/prospects-to-improve-chimeric-antigen-receptor-t-cell-therapy-for-solid-tumors
#18
Chuan Jin, Di Yu, Magnus Essand
Adoptive transfer of patient-derived T-cells engineered with a chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) targeting the pan-B-cell marker CD19 has led to complete remission in patients with B-cell leukemias while response rates are more modest for B-cell lymphomas. This can be attributed to the fact that the semi-solid structure of lymphomas impedes T-cell infiltration and that the immune suppressive microenvironment within these tumors dampens the effect of CAR T-cells. These obstacles are even more pronounced for solid tumors where dense and often highly immunosuppressive structures are found...
December 2016: Immunotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999757/ccl22-specific-t-cells-modulating-the-immunosuppressive-tumor-microenvironment
#19
Evelina Martinenaite, Shamaila Munir Ahmad, Morten Hansen, Özcan Met, Marie Wulff Westergaard, Stine Kiaer Larsen, Tobias Wirenfeldt Klausen, Marco Donia, Inge Marie Svane, Mads Hald Andersen
Tumor cells and tumor-infiltrating macrophages produce the chemokine CCL22, which attracts regulatory T cells (Tregs) into the tumor microenvironment, decreasing anticancer immunity. Here, we investigated the possibility of targeting CCL22-expressing cells by activating specific T cells. We analyzed the CCL22 protein signal sequence, identifying a human leukocyte antigen A2- (HLA-A2-) restricted peptide epitope, which we then used to stimulate peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PMBCs) to expand populations of CCL22-specific T cells in vitro...
2016: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998927/niche-wnt5a-regulates-the-actin-cytoskeleton-during-regeneration-of-hematopoietic-stem-cells
#20
Christina Schreck, Rouzanna Istvánffy, Christoph Ziegenhain, Theresa Sippenauer, Franziska Ruf, Lynette Henkel, Florian Gärtner, Beate Vieth, M Carolina Florian, Nicole Mende, Anna Taubenberger, Áine Prendergast, Alina Wagner, Charlotta Pagel, Sandra Grziwok, Katharina S Götze, Jochen Guck, Douglas C Dean, Steffen Massberg, Marieke Essers, Claudia Waskow, Hartmut Geiger, Mathias Schiemann, Christian Peschel, Wolfgang Enard, Robert A J Oostendorp
Here, we show that the Wnt5a-haploinsufficient niche regenerates dysfunctional HSCs, which do not successfully engraft in secondary recipients. RNA sequencing of the regenerated donor Lin(-) SCA-1(+) KIT(+) (LSK) cells shows dysregulated expression of ZEB1-associated genes involved in the small GTPase-dependent actin polymerization pathway. Misexpression of DOCK2, WAVE2, and activation of CDC42 results in apolar F-actin localization, leading to defects in adhesion, migration and homing of HSCs regenerated in a Wnt5a-haploinsufficient microenvironment...
January 2017: Journal of Experimental Medicine
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