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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640831/ribosomal-dna-copy-number-loss-and-sequence-variation-in-cancer
#1
Baoshan Xu, Hua Li, John M Perry, Vijay Pratap Singh, Jay Unruh, Zulin Yu, Musinu Zakari, William McDowell, Linheng Li, Jennifer L Gerton
Ribosomal DNA is one of the most variable regions in the human genome with respect to copy number. Despite the importance of rDNA for cellular function, we know virtually nothing about what governs its copy number, stability, and sequence in the mammalian genome due to challenges associated with mapping and analysis. We applied computational and droplet digital PCR approaches to measure rDNA copy number in normal and cancer states in human and mouse genomes. We find that copy number and sequence can change in cancer genomes...
June 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631213/the-constitutive-protease-release-by-primary-human-acute-myeloid-leukemia-cells
#2
Maria Honnemyr, Øystein Bruserud, Annette K Brenner
INTRODUCTION: Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) cells show constitutive release of matrix metalloproteases and their inhibitors. We now investigated this constitutive release of protease/protease regulators associated with carcinogenesis (ADAM12, uPA, cystatin B), angiogenesis (serpin E1, uPA, CD147), cancer cell migration (uPA, cystatin C), coagulation (ADAM TS13, serpin C1), inflammation (fetuin A, caspase 1, cystatin C), monocytic differentiation (CFD) or regulation of hematopoiesis (neutrophil elastase)...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630930/real-time-quantitative-analysis-of-metabolic-flux-in-live-cells-using-a-hyperpolarized-micromagnetic-resonance-spectrometer
#3
Sangmoo Jeong, Roozbeh Eskandari, Sun Mi Park, Julio Alvarez, Sui Seng Tee, Ralph Weissleder, Michael G Kharas, Hakho Lee, Kayvan R Keshari
Metabolic reprogramming is widely considered a hallmark of cancer, and understanding metabolic dynamics described by the conversion rates or "fluxes" of metabolites can shed light onto biological processes of tumorigenesis and response to therapy. For real-time analysis of metabolic flux in intact cells or organisms, magnetic resonance (MR) spectroscopy and imaging methods have been developed in conjunction with hyperpolarization of nuclear spins. These approaches enable noninvasive monitoring of tumor progression and treatment efficacy and are being tested in multiple clinical trials...
June 2017: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621410/the-leo-sachs-legacy-a-pioneer-s-journey-through-hematopoiesis
#4
Joseph Lotem, Yoram Groner
Leo Sachs spent almost his entire scientific career in Israel, at the Weizmann Institute of Science, and became a worldwide renowned scientist for his pioneering studies in normal hematopoiesis, its breakdown in leukemia and the suppression of malignancy by inducing differentiation, thereby bypassing genetic defects that give rise to malignancy. The cell culture system he established in the early 1960s for the clonal development of normal hematopoietic cells, made it possible to discover the proteins that regulate the viability, proliferation and differentiation of different blood cell lineages, the molecular basis of normal hematopoiesis and the changes that drive leukemia...
2017: International Journal of Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620566/leukemia-cutis-associated-with-secondary-plasma-cell-leukemia
#5
Nicole C DeMartinis, Megan M Brown, Brian R Hinds, Philip R Cohen
Plasma cell leukemia is an uncommon, aggressive variant of leukemia that may occur de novo or in association with multiple myeloma. Leukemia cutis is the cutaneous manifestation of leukemia, and indicates an infiltration of the skin by malignant leukocytes or their precursors. Plasma cell leukemia cutis is a rare clinical presentation of leukemia. We present a man who developed plasma cell leukemia cutis in association with multiple myeloma. Cutaneous nodules developed on his arms and legs 50 days following an autologous stem cell transplant...
May 9, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615219/zfp521-regulates-murine-hematopoietic-stem-cell-function-and-facilitates-mll-af9-leukemogenesis-in-mouse-and-human-cells
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Brian S Garrison, Adrian P Rybak, Isabel Beerman, Balthasar Heesters, Francois E Mercier, David T Scadden, David Bryder, Roland Baron, Derrick J Rossi
The concept that tumor-initiating cells can co-opt the self-renewal program of endogenous stem cells as a means of enforcing their unlimited proliferative potential is widely accepted, yet identification of specific factors that regulate self-renewal of normal and cancer stem cells remains limited. Using a comparative transcriptomic approach, we identify ZNF521/Zfp521 as a conserved hematopoietic stem cell (HSC)-enriched transcription factor in human and murine hematopoiesis, whose function in HSC biology remains elusive...
June 14, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602756/antrodia-cinnamomea-sensitizes-radio-chemo-therapy-of-cancer-stem-like-cells-by-modulating-microrna-expression
#7
Yu-Kai Su, Ping-Hsiao Shih, Wei-Hwa Lee, Oluwaseun Adebayo Bamodu, Alexander T H Wu, Chun-Chih Huang, Yew-Min Tzeng, Michael Hsiao, Chi-Tai Yeh, Chien-Min Lin
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: The discovery of many tissue-specific cancer stem cells (CSCs) continues to attract scientific attention. These CSCs are considered to be associated with chemo- and radio-resistance, and consequently, failure of conventional anticancer therapies. The recent demonstration of several microRNAs as enhancers of tumorigenicity via modulation of epithelial-mesenchymal transition and cancer stemness, makes them putative novel therapeutic target in oncology. Antrodia cinnamomea is a Chinese traditional medicine with several biological functions including anti-inflammation, antioxidant, and cancer prevention...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598616/identification-of-bmi1-promoter-inhibitors-from-beaumontia-murtonii-and-eugenia-operculata
#8
Yui Kaneta, Midori A Arai, Naoki Ishikawa, Kazufumi Toume, Takashi Koyano, Thaworn Kowithayakorn, Tetsuhiro Chiba, Atsushi Iwama, Masami Ishibashi
B-Cell-specific Moloney murine leukemia virus insertion region 1 (BMI1) is a core component of the polycomb repressive complex 1 (PRC1). Abnormal expression of BMI1 is associated with a number of human malignances and cancer stem cells (CSCs), which cause chemotherapy resistance. Therefore, small molecules that inhibit BMI1 expression are potential candidates for cancer therapy. In this study, a cell-based reporter gene assay was developed that allowed BMI1 promoter activity to be measured in 293T human embryonic kidney cells based on luciferase expression levels...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Natural Products
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592975/prognostic-factors-and-treatment-of-pediatric-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
#9
REVIEW
Jae Wook Lee, Bin Cho
The event-free survival (EFS) for pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) has shown remarkable improvement in the past several decades. In Korea also, a recent study showed 10-year EFS of 78.5%. Much of the improved outcome for pediatric ALL stems from the accurate identification of prognostic factors, the designation of risk group based on these factors, and treatment of appropriate duration and intensity according to risk group, done within the setting of cooperative clinical trials. The schema of first-line therapy for ALL remains mostly unchanged, although many groups have now reported on the elimination of cranial irradiation in all patients with low rates of central nervous system relapse...
May 2017: Korean Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588019/enasidenib-induces-acute-myeloid-leukemia-cell-differentiation-to-promote-clinical-response
#10
Michael D Amatangelo, Lynn Quek, Alan Shih, Eytan M Stein, Mikhail Roshal, Muriel D David, Benoit Marteyn, Noushin Rahnamay Farnoud, Stephane de Botton, Olivier A Bernard, Bin Wu, Katharine E Yen, Martin S Tallman, Elli Papaemmanuil, Virginie Penard-Lacronique, Anjan Thakurta, Paresh Vyas, Ross L Levine
Recurrent mutations at R140 and R172 in isocitrate dehydrogenase 2 (IDH2) occur in many cancers, including ~12% of acute myeloid leukemia (AML). In preclinical models these mutations cause accumulation of the oncogenic metabolite R-2-hydroxyglutarate (2-HG) and induce hematopoietic differentiation block. Single-agent enasidenib (AG-221/CC-90007), a selective mutant IDH2 (mIDH2) inhibitor, produced an overall response rate of 40.3% in relapsed/refractory AML patients with mIDH2 in a phase 1 trial. However, its mechanism of action and biomarkers associated with response remain unclear...
June 6, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576946/flt3-inhibitors-in-acute-myeloid-leukemia-current-status-and-future-directions
#11
REVIEW
Maria Larrosa-Garcia, Maria R Baer
The receptor tyrosine kinase fms-like tyrosine kinase 3 (FLT3), involved in regulating survival, proliferation, and differentiation of hematopoietic stem/progenitor cells, is expressed on acute myeloid leukemia (AML) cells in most patients. Mutations of FLT3 resulting in constitutive signaling are common in AML, including internal tandem duplication (ITD) in the juxtamembrane domain in 25% of patients and point mutations in the tyrosine kinase domain in 5%. Patients with AML with FLT3-ITD have a high relapse rate and short relapse-free and overall survival after chemotherapy and after transplant...
June 2017: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576259/-adolescents-and-young-adults-with-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-a-specific-management
#12
Nicolas Boissel, Stéphane Ducassou
The acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is one of the first cancer for which emerged the particularity of the adolescent and young adult population. After decades of poorly concerted approaches, adult and pediatric haematologists found out that adolescents treated according to pediatric approaches had a better outcome than those treated in adult protocols. Therefore, pediatric-inspired therapies have been successfully implemented in the young adult population, leading to decreased criteria for allogeneic stem cell transplantation...
May 30, 2017: Bulletin du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572263/recommendations-for-surveillance-for-children-with-leukemia-predisposing-conditions
#13
REVIEW
Christopher C Porter, Todd E Druley, Ayelet Erez, Roland P Kuiper, Kenan Onel, Joshua D Schiffman, Kami Wolfe Schneider, Sarah R Scollon, Hamish S Scott, Louise C Strong, Michael F Walsh, Kim E Nichols
Leukemia, the most common childhood cancer, has long been recognized to occasionally run in families. The first clues about the genetic mechanisms underlying familial leukemia emerged in 1990 when Li-Fraumeni syndrome was linked to TP53 mutations. Since this discovery, many other genes associated with hereditary predisposition to leukemia have been identified. Although several of these disorders also predispose individuals to solid tumors, certain conditions exist in which individuals are specifically at increased risk to develop myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) and/or acute leukemia...
June 1, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549148/risk-factors-for-invasive-fungal-disease-in-pediatric-cancer-and-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-a-systematic-review
#14
Brian T Fisher, Paula D Robinson, Thomas Lehrnbecher, William J Steinbach, Theoklis E Zaoutis, Bob Phillips, Lillian Sung
Background.: Although a number of risk factors have been associated with invasive fungal disease (IFD), a systematic review of the literature to document pediatric-specific factors has not been performed. Methods.: We used the Ovid SP platform to search Medline, Medline In-Process, and Embase for studies that identified risk factors for IFD in children with cancer or those who undergo hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). We included studies if they consisted of children or adolescents (<25 years) who were receiving treatment for cancer or undergoing HSCT and if the study evaluated risk factors among patients with and those without IFD...
May 26, 2017: Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548937/nac1-promotes-self-renewal-of-embryonic-stem-cells-through-direct-transcriptional-regulation-of-c-myc
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Yan Ruan, Jianrong He, Wei Wu, Ping He, Yanping Tian, Lan Xiao, Gaoke Liu, Jiali Wang, Yuda Cheng, Shuo Zhang, Yi Yang, Jiaxiang Xiong, Ke Zhao, Ying Wan, He Huang, Junlei Zhang, Rui Jian
The pluripotency transcriptional network in embryonic stem cells (ESCs) is composed of distinct functional units including the core and Myc units. It is hoped that dissection of the cellular functions and interconnections of network factors will aid our understanding of ESC and cancer biology. Proteomic and genomic approaches have identified Nac1 as a member of the core pluripotency network. However, previous studies have predominantly focused on the role of Nac1 in psychomotor stimulant response and cancer pathogenesis...
May 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536994/stability-analysis-of-a-model-of-interaction-between-the-immune-system-and-cancer-cells-in-chronic-myelogenous-leukemia
#16
Apollos Besse, Geoffrey D Clapp, Samuel Bernard, Franck E Nicolini, Doron Levy, Thomas Lepoutre
We describe here a simple model for the interaction between leukemic cells and the autologous immune response in chronic phase chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML). This model is a simplified version of the model we proposed in Clapp et al. (Cancer Res 75:4053-4062, 2015). Our simplification is based on the observation that certain key characteristics of the dynamics of CML can be captured with a three-compartment model: two for the leukemic cells (stem cells and mature cells) and one for the immune response...
May 23, 2017: Bulletin of Mathematical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536906/current-status-of-bruton-s-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitor-development-and-use-in-b-cell-malignancies
#17
REVIEW
Andrew Aw, Jennifer R Brown
The B-cell receptor (BCR) pathway plays an important role in the survival, proliferation and trafficking of cancer cells in a variety of B-cell malignancies. Recently, a number of agents have been developed to target various components of the BCR pathway. One such target is Bruton's tyrosine kinase (BTK), a Tec family kinase member found near the cell membrane that is involved in upstream BCR signaling. The biological function of BTK in several B-cell lymphoid malignancies has led to the development of the oral BTK inhibitor ibrutinib...
May 23, 2017: Drugs & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525840/indole-carboxylic-acid-esters-of-melampomagnolide-b-are-potent-anticancer-agents-against-both-hematological-and-solid-tumor-cells
#18
Shobanbabu Bommagani, Jessica Ponder, Narsimha R Penthala, Venumadhav Janganati, Craig T Jordan, Michael J Borrelli, Peter A Crooks
A series of novel, heteroaryl carboxylic acid conjugates of the sesquiterpene melampomagnolide-B (MMB, 3) has been evaluated as antitumor agents against an NCI panel of 64 human hematopoetic and solid tumor cell lines. The indole-3-acrylic acid conjugate 7j and the indole-3-carboxylic acid conjugate 7k were found to be the most potent analogs in the series. Compounds 7j and 7k exhibited remarkable growth inhibition, with GI50 values in the range 0.03-0.30 μM and 0.04-0.28 μM, respectively, against the cell lines in the leukemia sub-panel, and GI50 values of 0...
May 11, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28518151/disulfiram-copper-selectively-eradicates-aml-leukemia-stem-cells-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-by-simultaneous-induction-of-ros-jnk-and-inhibition-of-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-nrf2
#19
Bing Xu, Shiyun Wang, Rongwei Li, Kai Chen, Lingli He, Manman Deng, Vinodh Kannappan, Jie Zha, Huijuan Dong, Weiguang Wang
Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is a heterogeneous malignancy. Despite the advances in past decades, the clinical outcomes of AML patients remain poor. Leukemia stem cells (LSCs) is the major cause of the recurrence of AML even after aggressive treatment making, promoting development of LSC-targeted agents is an urgent clinical need. Although the antitumor activity of disulfiram (DS), an approved anti-alcoholism drug, has been demonstrated in multiple types of tumors including hematological malignancies such as AML, it remains unknown whether this agent would also be able to target cancer stem cells like LSCs...
May 18, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28518092/isolation-of-the-side-population-in-myc-induced-t-cell-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-in-zebrafish
#20
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
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