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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334174/dna-damage-response-in-hematopoietic-stem-cells-an-evolutionary-trade-off-between-blood-regeneration-and-leukemia-suppression
#1
Shahar Biechonski, Muhammad Yassin, Michael Milyavsky
Self-renewing and multipotent hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) maintain lifelong hematopoiesis. Their enormous regenerative potential coupled with lifetime persistence in the body, in contrast with the Progenitors, demand tight control of HSCs genome stability. Indeed, failure to accurately repair DNA damage in HSCs is associated with bone marrow failure and accelerated leukemogenesis. Recent observations exposed remarkable differences in several DNA-damage response (DDR) aspects between HSCs and Progenitors, especially in their DNA-repair capacities and susceptibility to apoptosis...
March 15, 2017: Carcinogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331288/development-of-venetoclax-for-therapy-of-lymphoid-malignancies
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REVIEW
Huayuan Zhu, Alexandru Almasan
B-cell lymphoma-2 (BCL-2) family dysfunction and impairment of apoptosis are common in most B-cell lymphoid malignancies. Venetoclax (Venclexta™, formerly ABT-199, GDC-0199) is a highly selective BCL-2 inhibitor, which mimics its BCL-2 homology 3-domain to induce apoptosis. It was approved for treatment of previously treated chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) patients with 17p deletion early in 2016. It has also been in clinical trials for other B-cell lymphoid malignancies. Unlike the other recently approved targeted agents idelalisib and ibrutinib, so far there has been no relapse reported in some patients...
2017: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303935/multiscale-microenvironmental-perturbation-of-pluripotent-stem-cell-fate-and-self-organization
#3
Yoji Tabata, Matthias P Lutolf
The combination of microfluidics with engineered three-dimensional (3D) matrices can bring new insights into the fate regulation of stem cells and their self-organization into organoids. Although there has been progress in 3D stem cell culturing, most existing in vitro methodologies do not allow for mimicking of the spatiotemporal heterogeneity of stimuli that drive morphogenetic processes in vivo. To address this, we present a perfusion-free microchip concept for the in vitro 3D perturbation of stem cell fate...
March 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297566/instructive-role-of-the-microenvironment-in-preventing-renal-fibrosis
#4
Kei Matsumoto, Sandhya Xavier, Jun Chen, Yujiro Kida, Mark Lipphardt, Reina Ikeda, Annie Gevertz, Mario Caviris, Antonis K Hatzopoulos, Ivo Kalajzic, James Dutton, Brian B Ratliff, Hong Zhao, Zbygniew Darzynkiewicz, Stefan Rose-John, Michael S Goligorsky
Accumulation of myofibroblasts is a hallmark of renal fibrosis. A significant proportion of myofibroblasts has been reported to originate via endothelial-mesenchymal transition. We initially hypothesized that exposing myofibroblasts to the extract of endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) could reverse this transition. Indeed, in vitro treatment of transforming growth factor-β1 (TGF-β1)-activated fibroblasts with EPC extract prevented expression of α-smooth muscle actin (α-SMA); however, it did not enhance expression of endothelial markers...
March 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275912/mechanisms-of-resistance-to-targeted-therapies-in-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia
#5
Francesca Arruga, Silvia Deaglio
Even if treatment options for Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) patients have changed dramatically in the past few years, with the approval of targeted therapeutic agents, the disease remains incurable. Beside intrinsic genetic features characterizing the leukemic cell, signals coming from the microenvironment have a key role in promoting cell survival and in protecting CLL cells from the action of drugs. Consequently, the identification of previously unrecognized genetic lesions is important in risk-stratification of CLL patients and is progressively becoming a critical tool for choosing the best therapeutic strategy...
March 9, 2017: Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275641/the-bone-marrow-microenvironment-driver-of-leukemia-evolution
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COMMENT
Mayra Garcia, Ching-Cheng Chen
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2017: Stem Cell Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266575/cordycepin-disrupts-leukemia-association-with-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-and-eliminates-leukemia-stem-cell-activity
#7
Shu-Man Liang, Yi-Jhu Lu, Bor-Sheng Ko, Yee-Jee Jan, Song-Kun Shyue, Shaw-Fang Yet, Jun-Yang Liou
Maintaining stemness of leukemic stem cells (LSCs) and reciprocal interactions between leukemia and stromal cells support leukemic progression and resistance to chemotherapy. Targeting the niche-based microenvironment is thus a new approach for leukemia therapy. Cordycepin is an analogue of adenosine and has been suggested to possess anti-leukemia properties. However, whether cordycepin influences association of leukemia and mesenchymal stromal cells has never been investigated. Here we show that cordycepin reduces CD34(+)CD38(-) cells in U937 and K562 cells and induces Dkk1 expression via autocrine and paracrine regulation in leukemia and mesenchymal stromal/stem cells (MSCs)...
March 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265553/overview-of-the-use-of-murine-models-in-leukemia-and-lymphoma-research
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REVIEW
Rebecca Kohnken, Pierluigi Porcu, Anjali Mishra
Murine models have been adopted as a significant and powerful tool in the study of cancer. The applications of murine models of cancer are numerous: mechanism discovery, oncogenesis, molecular genetics, microenvironment, metastasis, and therapeutic efficacy. Leukemias and lymphomas are a group of highly heterogeneous hematologic malignancies that affect people of all ages and ethnicities. Leukemia and lymphoma arise from hematopoietic and immune cells and usually spread widely throughout the body. The liquid nature of many of these malignancies, as well as the complex microenvironment from which they arise and their multifaceted genetic basis, has added to the difficulty in generating appropriate and translational models to study them...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257957/the-cancer-immunity-cycle-as-rational-design-for-synthetic-cancer-drugs-novel-dc-vaccines-and-car-t-cells
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REVIEW
Mohanraj Ramachandran, Anna Dimberg, Magnus Essand
Cell therapy is an advanced form of cancer immunotherapy that has had remarkable clinical progress in the past decade in the search for cure of cancer. Most success has been achieved for chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cells where CAR T-cells targeting CD19 show very high complete response rates for patients with refractory acute B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and are close to approval for this indication. CD19 CAR T-cells are also effective against B-cell chronic lymphoblastic leukemia (CLL) and B-cell lymphomas...
February 28, 2017: Seminars in Cancer Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239144/increased-megakaryocytic-proliferation-pro-platelet-deposition-and-expression-of-fibrosis-associated-factors-in-children-with-chronic-myeloid-leukemia-with-bone-marrow-fibrosis
#10
K Hussein, A Stucki-Koch, G Göhring, H Kreipe, M Suttorp
Pediatric chronic myeloid leukemia (ped-CML) is rare and ped-CML with fibre accumulation in the bone marrow (MF) is thought to be even rarer. In adults (ad-CML), fibrosis represents an adverse prognostic factor. So far, the pro-fibrotic changes in the bone marrow microenvironment have not been investigated in detail in ped-CML. From a total of 66 ped-CML in chronic phase, biopsies were analysable and 10 had MF1/2 (MF1, n=8/10; MF2, n=2/10). We randomly selected 16 ped-CML and 16 ad-CML cases with and without fibrosis (each n=8) as well as 18 non-neoplastic controls...
February 27, 2017: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231431/enhancing-adoptive-cell-therapy-of-cancer-through-targeted-delivery-of-small-molecule-immunomodulators-to-internalizing-or-noninternalizing-receptors
#11
Yiran Zheng, Li Tang, Llian Mabardi, Sudha Kumari, Darrell J Irvine
Adoptive cell therapy (ACT) has achieved striking efficacy in B-cell leukemias, but less success treating other cancers, in part due to the rapid loss of ACT T-cell effector function in vivo due to immunosuppression in solid tumors. Transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β) signaling is an important mechanism of immune suppression in the tumor microenvironment, but systemic inhibition of TGF-β is toxic. Here we evaluated the potential of targeting a small molecule inhibitor of TGF-β to ACT T-cells using PEGylated immunoliposomes...
March 1, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224212/upregulation-of-thioredoxin-1-in-activated-human-nk-cells-confers-increased-tolerance-to-oxidative-stress
#12
Kousaku Mimura, Ley-Fang Kua, Noriko Shimasaki, Kensuke Shiraishi, Shotaro Nakajima, Lim Kee Siang, Asim Shabbir, Jimmy So, Wei-Peng Yong, Koji Kono
Adoptive transfer of immune cells, such as T lymphocytes and NK cells, has potential to control cancer growth. However, this can be counteracted by immune escape mechanisms within the tumor microenvironment, including those mediated by reactive oxygen species (ROS). Here, we determined the levels of anti-oxidant molecules in NK cells and their capacity to overcome ROS-induced immune suppression. We investigated the effect of H2O2 on resting NK cells, IL-2-activated NK cells and NK cells expanded by coculture with the K562 leukemia cell line genetically modified to express membrane-bound IL-15 and 4-1BB ligand (K562-mb15-41BBL)...
February 21, 2017: Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy: CII
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219003/targeting-the-cxcl12-cxcr4-axis-in-acute-myeloid-leukemia-from-bench-to-bedside
#13
REVIEW
Byung-Sik Cho, Hee-Je Kim, Marina Konopleva
The interactions between the cancerous cells of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and the bone marrow (BM) microenvironment have been postulated to be important for resistance to chemotherapy and disease relapse in AML. The chemokine receptor CXC chemokine receptor 4 (CXCR4) and its ligand, CXC motif ligand 12 (CXCL12), also known as stromal cell-derived factor 1α, are key mediators of this interaction. CXCL12 is produced by the BM microenvironment, binds and activates its cognate receptor CXCR4 on leukemic cells, facilitates leukemia cell trafficking and homing in the BM microenvironment, and keeps leukemic cells in close contact with the stromal cells and extracellular matrix that constitutively generate growth-promoting and anti-apoptotic signals...
March 2017: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218044/leukemia-microvesicles-affect-healthy-hematopoietic-stem-cells
#14
Farnaz Razmkhah, Masoud Soleimani, Davood Mehrabani, Mohammad Hossein Karimi, Sedigheh Amini Kafi-Abad, Mani Ramzi, Mahdiyar Iravani Saadi, Javad Kakoui
Microvesicles are released by different cell types and shuttle mRNAs and microRNAs which have the possibility to transfer genetic information to a target cell and alter its function. Acute myeloid leukemia is a malignant disorder, and leukemic cells occupy all the bone marrow microenvironment. In this study, we investigate the effect of leukemia microvesicles on healthy umbilical cord blood hematopoietic stem cells to find evidence of cell information transferring. Leukemia microvesicles were isolated from acute myeloid leukemia patients and were co-incubated with healthy hematopoietic stem cells...
February 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216566/phenotypic-and-functional-alterations-of-hematopoietic-stem-and-progenitor-cells-in-an-in-vitro-leukemia-induced-microenvironment
#15
Jean-Paul Vernot, Ximena Bonilla, Viviana Rodriguez-Pardo, Natalia-Del Pilar Vanegas
An understanding of the cell interactions occurring in the leukemic microenvironment and their functional consequences for the different cell players has therapeutic relevance. By co-culturing mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) with the REH acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) cell line, we have established an in vitro leukemic niche for the functional evaluation of hematopoietic stem/progenitor cells (HSPC, CD34+ cells). We showed that the normal homeostatic control exerted by the MSC over the HSPC is considerably lost in this leukemic microenvironment: HSPC increased their proliferation rate and adhesion to MSC...
February 14, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176225/regulation-of-normal-and-leukemic-stem-cells-through-cytokine-signaling-and-the-microenvironment
#16
REVIEW
Virginia Camacho, Victoria McClearn, Sweta Patel, Robert S Welner
Leukemias depend on transformed stem cells for their growth and thus these cells represent important therapeutic targets. However, leukemic stem cells resemble normal hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) with respect to most surface markers, gene expression patterns, and ability to be transplanted. Furthermore, the microenvironment that supports healthy HSCs non-hematopoietic populations, and immune cells correspondingly, the cytokines, adhesion molecules and signal transduction pathways are also impaired during leukemogenesis...
February 7, 2017: International Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28171800/epigenetic-drug-combination-overcomes-osteoblast-induced-chemoprotection-in-pediatric-acute-lymphoid-leukemia
#17
Anthony Quagliano, Anilkumar Gopalakrishnapillai, Sonali P Barwe
Although there has been much progress in the treatment of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), decreased sensitivity to chemotherapy remains a significant issue. Recent studies have shown how interactions with the bone marrow microenvironment can protect ALL cells from chemotherapy and allow for the persistence of the disease. Epigenetic drugs have been used for the treatment of ALL, but there are no reports on whether these drugs can overcome bone marrow-induced chemoprotection. Our study investigates the ability of the DNA methyltransferase inhibitor azacitidine and the histone deacetylase inhibitor panobinostat to overcome chemoprotective effects mediated by osteoblasts...
January 27, 2017: Leukemia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159735/the-microenvironment-in-human-myeloid-malignancies-emerging-concepts-and-therapeutic-implications
#18
Hind Medyouf
Similar to their healthy counterpart, malignant hematopoietic stem cells in myeloid malignancies such as myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs), myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) and acute myeloid leukemia (AML), reside in a highly complex and dynamic cellular microenvironment in the bone marrow. This environment provides key regulatory signals for and tightly controls cardinal features of HSCs, including self-renewal, quiescence, differentiation and migration. These features are essential to maintaining cellular homeostasis and blood regeneration throughout life...
February 3, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154084/lymphocyte-activation-gene-3-a-novel-therapeutic-target-in-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia
#19
Mika Shapiro, Yair Herishanu, Ben-Zion Katz, Nili Dezorella, Clare Sun, Sigi Kay, Aaron Polliack, Irit Avivi, Adrian Wiestner, Chava Perry
A novel therapeutic approach in cancer, attempting to stimulate host anti-tumor immunity, involves blocking of immune checkpoints. LAG3 is an immune checkpoint receptor expressed on activated/exhausted T-cells. When engaged by MHC class II molecules, LAG3 negatively regulates T-cell function thereby contributing to tumor escape. Intriguingly, a soluble LAG3 variant activates both immune and malignant MHC class II-presenting cells. In this study, we examined the role of LAG3 in the pathogenesis of chronic lymphocytic leukemia, an MHC class II-presenting malignancy, and show that chronic lymphocytic leukemia cells express and secrete LAG3...
February 2, 2017: Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151428/bone-marrow-microenvironment-derived-signals-induce-mcl-1-dependence-in-multiple-myeloma
#20
Vikas A Gupta, Shannon M Matulis, Jason E Conage-Pough, Ajay K Nooka, Jonathan L Kaufman, Sagar Lonial, Lawrence H Boise
Multiple myeloma is highly dependent on the bone marrow microenvironment until progressing to very advanced extramedullary stages of the disease such as plasma cell leukemia. Stromal cells in the bone marrow secrete a variety of cytokines that promote plasma cell survival by regulating anti-apoptotic members of the Bcl-2 family including Mcl-1, Bcl-xL, and Bcl-2. Although the anti-apoptotic protein on which a cell depends is typically consistent amongst normal cells of a particular phenotype, Bcl-2 family dependence is highly heterogeneous in multiple myeloma...
February 1, 2017: Blood
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