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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907150/molecular-characterization-of-two-monoclonal-antibodies-against-the-same-epitope-on-b-cell-receptor-associated-protein-31
#1
Won-Tae Kim, Saemina Shin, Hyo Jeong Hwang, Min Kyu Kim, Han-Sung Jung, Hwangseo Park, Chun Jeih Ryu
Previously, we showed that B-cell receptor associated protein 31 (BAP31), an endoplasmic reticulum (ER) membrane chaperone, is also expressed on the cell surface by two monoclonal antibodies (MAbs) 297-D4 and 144-A8. Both MAbs recognize the same linear epitope on the C-terminal domain of BAP31, although they were independently established. Here, flow cytometric analysis showed that 144-A8 had additional binding properties to some cells, as compared to 297-D4. Quantitative antigen binding assays also showed that 144-A8 had higher antigen binding capacity than 297-D4...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894278/prevalence-and-factors-associated-with-diabetes-mellitus-and-impaired-fasting-glucose-level-among-members-of-federal-police-commission-residing-in-addis-ababa-ethiopia
#2
Tariku Tesfaye, Bilal Shikur, Tariku Shimels, Naod Firdu
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of diabetes mellitus and factors associated with it, nowadays, are increasing in alarming rates among different occupational groups. Of these occupational groups are Police officers that, often, are exposed to unique life styles and stressful situations which may lead to diabetes mellitus and other cardiovascular diseases. Due to this reason, the present study was conducted to assess the prevalence and factors associated with diabetes mellitus and impaired fasting glucose level among members of federal police commission residing in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia...
November 28, 2016: BMC Endocrine Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888664/ebv-associated-but-hhv8-unrelated-double-hit-effusion-based-lymphoma
#3
Bo-Jung Chen, David Yen-Ting Chen, Chun-Chi Kuo, Shih-Sung Chuang
Effusion-based lymphoma is a rare and unique type of large B-cell lymphoma presenting in effusion without a mass lesion. It shares many clinicopathological features with primary effusion lymphoma (PEL), but is distinct from PEL by the absence of HHV8 association. Double hit lymphoma (DHL) is an aggressive B-cell lymphoma, defined by concurrent rearrangement of MYC and BCL2 or BCL6. DHL often presents as lymphadenopathy or an extranodal mass, but rarely occurs in effusion. Here we report a 61-year-old male with alcoholic cirrhosis presenting as massive ascites and left pleural effusion...
November 26, 2016: Diagnostic Cytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873317/b-cell-activating-factor-signalling-pathway-is-associated-with-h-pylori-independence-in-gastric-malt-lymphoma-without-t-11-18-q21-q21
#4
Sung-Hsin Kuo, Hui-Jen Tsai, Chung-Wu Lin, Kun-Huei Yeh, Hsiao-Wei Lee, Ming-Feng Wei, Chia-Tung Shun, Ming-Shiang Wu, Ping-Ning Hsu, Li-Tzong Chen, Ann-Lii Cheng
We previously reported that activation of the B cell-activating factor (BAFF) pathway upregulates NF-κB and induces BCL3 and BCL10 nuclear translocation in H. pylori (HP)-independent gastric diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) tumours with evidence of mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (DLBCL [MALT]). However, the significance of BAFF expression in HP-independence of gastric low-grade MALT lymphomas (MALT lymphoma) without t(11;18)(q21;q21) remains unexplored. Sixty-four patients who underwent successful HP eradication for localized HP-positive gastric MALT lymphomas without t(11;18)(q21;q21) were studied...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867670/lymphoma-heterogeneity-three-different-histological-pictures-and-one-unique-clone
#5
Sara Alonso-Alvarez, Alba Redondo-Guijo, Óscar Blanco, Miguel Alcoceba, Ana Balanzategui, Juan C Caballero, Julio Dávila, Marcos González, María D Caballero, Alejandro Martín, Ramón García-Sanz
We report a patient who developed up to three different lymphomas with the same clonal IGH rearrangement. She was first diagnosed of splenic zone marginal lymphoma and relapsed for the first time with Hodgkin lymphoma histology and later with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma histology. Subsequent biopsies and analysis of clonally rearranged IGH genes helped to elucidate the clonal relationship between the three histologies and to confirm a common origin from the three tissue histologies. An integrated diagnosis should always be performed in order to achieve the most accurate diagnosis and be able to choose the best therapeutic options for our patients...
2016: Case Reports in Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863261/a-next-generation-sequencing-strategy-for-evaluating-the-most-common-genetic-abnormalities-in-multiple-myeloma
#6
Cristina Jiménez, María Jara-Acevedo, Luis A Corchete, David Castillo, Gonzalo R Ordóñez, M Eugenia Sarasquete, Noemí Puig, Joaquín Martínez-López, M Isabel Prieto-Conde, María García-Álvarez, M Carmen Chillón, Ana Balanzategui, Miguel Alcoceba, Albert Oriol, Laura Rosiñol, Luis Palomera, Ana I Teruel, Juan J Lahuerta, Joan Bladé, María V Mateos, Alberto Orfão, Jesús F San Miguel, Marcos González, Norma C Gutiérrez, Ramón García-Sanz
Identification and characterization of genetic alterations are essential for diagnosis of multiple myeloma and may guide therapeutic decisions. Currently, genomic analysis of myeloma to cover the diverse range of alterations with prognostic impact requires fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH), single nucleotide polymorphism arrays, and sequencing techniques, which are costly and labor intensive and require large numbers of plasma cells. To overcome these limitations, we designed a targeted-capture next-generation sequencing approach for one-step identification of IGH translocations, V(D)J clonal rearrangements, the IgH isotype, and somatic mutations to rapidly identify risk groups and specific targetable molecular lesions...
November 15, 2016: Journal of Molecular Diagnostics: JMD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27835756/regulated-localization-of-an-aid-complex-with-e2a-pax5-and-irf4-at-the-igh-locus
#7
Jannek Hauser, Christine Grundström, Ramesh Kumar, Thomas Grundström
Activation-induced cytidine deaminase (AID) is the key mutagenic enzyme that initiates somatic hypermutation (SH) and class switch recombination (CSR) by deaminating cytosine to uracil. The targeting of AID and therefore SH and CSR to Ig genes is a central process of the immune system, but the trans-acting factors mediating the specific targeting have remained elusive. Here we show that defective calmodulin inhibition of the transcription factor E2A after activation of the B cell receptor (BCR) leads to reduced BCR, IL4 plus CD40 ligand stimulated CSR to IgE and instead CSR to other Ig classes...
November 8, 2016: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27823979/high-frequency-of-clonal-ig-and-t-cell-receptor-gene-rearrangements-in-histiocytic-and-dendritic-cell-neoplasms
#8
Wenting Huang, Tian Qiu, Linshu Zeng, Bo Zheng, Jianming Ying, Xiaoli Feng
The 2008 World Health Organization (WHO) diagnostic criteria of histiocytic and dendritic cell neoplasms from hematopoietic and lymphoid tissues no longer required the absence of clonal B-cell/T-cell receptor gene rearrangements. It is true that the clonal B-cell/T-cell receptor gene rearrangements have been identified in rare cases of histiocytic and dendritic cell neoplasms, such as those with or following lymphoma/leukemia or in some sporadic histiocytic/dendritic cell sarcomas, but the clonal features of such group of tumor are still not clear...
November 3, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27820126/identification-of-high-risk-cryptic-crlf2-rearrangements-in-b-cell-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-utilizing-an-fgfr3-igh-dual-color-dual-fusion-dna-probe-set
#9
Adam J Robin, Jess F Peterson, John W Grignon, Gabriela Gheorghe, Michael J Burke, Peter vanTuinen
B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (B-ALL) is the most common childhood malignancy with gene rearrangements involving the IGH locus occurring in ∼5% of cases. Fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) probes targeting the IGH locus are not included in the standard children's oncology group (COG) fluorescence in situ hybridization panel. At our institute, we incorporated the use of FGFR3/IGH dual-color dual-fusion DNA probes for confirmation of aneuploidy 4 and 14 in diagnostic B-ALL specimens. Subsequently we have identified 4 B-ALL cases with cryptic CRLF2-IGH translocations that would otherwise have gone undetected...
November 4, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27813229/characterization-of-a-pcr-based-lymphocyte-clonality-assay-as-a-complementary-tool-for-the-diagnosis-of-feline-lymphoma
#10
S E Hammer, S Groiss, A Fuchs-Baumgartinger, N Nedorost, V Gress, N Luckschander-Zeller, A Saalmüller, I Schwendenwein, B C Rütgen
Differentiation between resident mature lymphocyte populations and small cell lymphoma cannot be made by cytological review alone and remains challenging in histopathological review. These cases warrant application of complementary tools like PCR-based immunoglobulin (IG) and T-cell receptor (TCR) clonality testing for confirmation. In this prospective study, diagnostic sensitivity and specificity of different primer sets for routine diagnosis of feline TCR gamma (TCRG) and complete IG heavy chain (IGH) gene rearrangements were assessed...
November 4, 2016: Veterinary and Comparative Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27810077/chronic-myelogenous-leukemia-with-acquired-t-11-14-q13-q32-ccnd1-igh-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#11
M T Manda-Mapalo, P Khalili, D Quintana, I Rabinowitz, Q Y Zhang
Approximately 5-10% of chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) patients are found to have structural or numerical additional chromosomal abnormality (ACAs) in addition to the characteristic t(9;22)(q34;q11.2) BCR/ABL1 at the time of diagnosis. The prognostic significance of such additional chromosomal abnormalities has been controversial. Translocation t(11;14)(q13;q32) CCND1-IGH is typically associated with mantle cell lymphoma or a subset of plasma cell myeloma and is exceedingly rare in myeloid neoplasm. Here we report a unique case describing a patient found at diagnosis of chronic phase CML to have both the Philadelphia chromosome as well as t(11;14)-a rare cytogenetic combination...
October 2016: Cancer Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799148/deregulated-expression-of-hdac9-in-b-cells-promotes-development-of-lymphoproliferative-disease-and-lymphoma
#12
V S Gil, G Bhagat, L Howell, J Zhang, C H Kim, S Stengel, F Vega, A Zelent, K Petrie
Histone Deacetylase 9 (HDAC9) is expressed in B-cells and its overexpression has been observed in B-lymphoproliferative disorders and B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphomas (B-NHL). We examined HDAC9 protein expression and copy number alterations in primary B-NHL samples, identifying high HDAC9 expression among various lymphoma entities and HDAC9 copy number gains in 50% of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL). To study the role of HDAC9 in lymphomagenesis we generated a genetically engineered mouse (GEM) model that constitutively expressed an HDAC9 transgene throughout B-cell development under the control of the immunoglobulin heavy chain (IgH) enhancer (Eμ)...
October 28, 2016: Disease Models & Mechanisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790140/the-droplet-digital-pcr-a-new-valid-molecular-approach-for-the-assessment-of-b-raf-v600e-mutation-in-hairy-cell-leukemia
#13
Francesca Guerrini, Matteo Paolicchi, Francesco Ghio, Elena Ciabatti, Susanna Grassi, Serena Salehzadeh, Giacomo Ercolano, Maria R Metelli, Marzia Del Re, Lorenzo Iovino, Iacopo Petrini, Giovanni Carulli, Nadia Cecconi, Martina Rousseau, Giulia Cervetti, Sara Galimberti
Hairy cell leukemia (HCL) is a chronic lymphoproliferative B-cell disorder where the B-RAF V600E mutation has been recently detected, as reported for solid neoplasias but not for other B-cell lymphomas. The digital droplet PCR (dd-PCR) is a molecular technique that, without standard references, is able to accurately quantitate DNA mutations. ddPCR could be an useful instrument for the detection of the B-RAF V600E mutation in HCL, where the minimal residual disease monitoring is fundamental for planning a patients-targeted treatment in the era of new anti-CD20 and anti-RAF compounds...
2016: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27788226/identification-of-immunoglobulin-gene-sequences-from-a-small-read-number-of-mrna-seq-using-hybridomas
#14
Yuki Kuniyoshi, Kazumitsu Maehara, Takeshi Iwasaki, Masayasu Hayashi, Yuichiro Semba, Masatoshi Fujita, Yuko Sato, Hiroshi Kimura, Akihito Harada, Yasuyuki Ohkawa
Identification of immunoglobulin genes in hybridomas is essential for producing antibodies for research and clinical applications. A couple of methods such as RACE and degenerative PCR have been developed for determination of the Igh and Igl/Igk coding sequences (CDSs) but it has been difficult to process a number of hybridomas both with accuracy and rapidness. Here, we propose a new strategy for antibody sequence determination by mRNA-seq of hybridomas. We demonstrated that hybridomas highly expressed the Igh and Igl/Igk genes and that de novo transcriptome assembly using mRNA-seq data enabled identification of the CDS of both Igh and Igl/Igk accurately...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27787912/intranuclear-inclusions-in-a-dog-with-b-cell-leukemia
#15
Daiki Kato, Masashi Takahashi, Tomoyuki Harada, Masaya Tsuboi, Kazuyuki Uchida, Kenjiro Fukushima, Hideyuki Kanemoto, Yasuhito Fujino, Koichi Ohno, Hiroyuki Nakayama, Hajime Tsujimoto
A 7-year-old Shetland Sheepdog was presented with anorexia. A CBC indicated thrombocytopenia and neutropenia. Bone marrow cytology revealed that 67.7% of all nucleated cells (ANC) were anaplastic large mononuclear cells. These cells were confirmed to be of B-cell origin based on IgH rearrangement, immunohistochemical, and flow cytometric analysis. Microscopic examination revealed that the neoplastic cells had intranuclear inclusions resembling Dutcher bodies. Immunohistochemistry confirmed that the intranuclear inclusions were immunopositive for IgG antibodies...
October 27, 2016: Veterinary Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27773559/immunophenotypic-and-genetic-characteristics-of-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma-in-taiwan
#16
Sheng-Tsung Chang, Shang-Wen Chen, Chung-Han Ho, Chun-Chi Kuo, Seiji Sakata, Kengo Takeuchi, Shih-Sung Chuang
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) is the most common lymphoma type. The immunophenotypic and genetic features of DLBCL in Taiwan have not been characterized. METHODS: In this study, we performed immunohistochemical analysis and interphase fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) using tissue microarray sections to investigate a cohort of unselected DLBCL cases in a single institution in Taiwan from 1990 to 2010. RESULTS: Of the 153 cases investigated, CD10, bcl-6, and MUM1 were expressed in 16...
October 20, 2016: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27757113/minimal-residual-disease-detection-and-evolved-igh-clones-analysis-in-acute-b-lymphoblastic-leukemia-using-igh-deep-sequencing
#17
Jinghua Wu, Shan Jia, Changxi Wang, Wei Zhang, Sixi Liu, Xiaojing Zeng, Huirong Mai, Xiuli Yuan, Yuanping Du, Xiaodong Wang, Xueyu Hong, Xuemei Li, Feiqiu Wen, Xun Xu, Jianhua Pan, Changgang Li, Xiao Liu
Acute B lymphoblastic leukemia (B-ALL) is one of the most common types of childhood cancer worldwide and chemotherapy is the main treatment approach. Despite good response rates to chemotherapy regiments, many patients eventually relapse and minimal residual disease (MRD) is the leading risk factor for relapse. The evolution of leukemic clones during disease development and treatment may have clinical significance. In this study, we performed immunoglobulin heavy chain (IGH) repertoire high throughput sequencing (HTS) on the diagnostic and post-treatment samples of 51 pediatric B-ALL patients...
2016: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27729620/the-igh-3-regulatory-region-and-c-myc-induced-b-cell-lymphomagenesis
#18
Nour Ghazzaui, Alexis Saintamand, Hussein Issaoui, Christelle Vincent-Fabert, Yves Denizot
Deregulation and mutations of c-myc have been reported in multiple mature B-cell malignancies such as Burkitt lymphoma, myeloma and plasma cell lymphoma. After translocation into the immunoglobulin heavy chain (IgH) locus, c-myc is constitutively expressed under the control of active IgH cis-regulatory enhancers. Those located in the IgH 3' regulatory region (3'RR) are master control elements of transcription. Over the past decade numerous convincing demonstrations of 3'RR's contribution to mature c-myc-induced lymphomagenesis have been made using transgenic models with various types of IgH-c-myc translocations and transgenes...
October 8, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27718207/molecular-methods-and-bioinformatic-tools-for-adjuvant-characterization-by-high-throughput-sequencing
#19
Steven R Wiley, Vanitha S Raman
Adjuvants in vaccine formulations are designed to enhance immune responses against a target antigen or pathogen. The ability of these vaccines to induce activation and differentiation of mature naïve B cells to produce pathogen-specific antibodies (immunoglobulins; Ig) helps guarantee long-lived humoral immunity. This process involves clonal expansion of antigen-specific B cells, genomic rearrangement of Ig heavy (IgH) and light (IgL) loci, somatic hypermutation (SHM), and clonal selection for affinity-matured antibody, resulting in a vast but directed repertoire of B cells expressing highly specific antibody proteins...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27716122/atypical-presentation-of-primary-intraocular-lymphoma
#20
Koji Komatsu, Tsutomu Sakai, Toshikatsu Kaburaki, Hideki Tsuji, Hiroshi Tsuneoka
BACKGROUND: In 2014, Pang et al. reported three cases with vitelliform submaculopathy as a preceding lesion of primary intraocular lymphoma (PIOL). Here, we report a case with an atypical presentation of PIOL who initially presented with vitelliform submaculopathy, vitreous haze and preripheral retinal focus. CASE PRESENTATION: A 73-year-old female initially visited another hospital with a chief complaint of acute reduced vision in the right eye. Funduscopic examination of the right eye showed a yellowish retinal lesion at the fovea with vitreous haze and retinal foci scattered in the peripheral region...
October 3, 2016: BMC Ophthalmology
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