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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938223/the-high-frequency-of-the-u2af1-s34y-mutation-and-its-association-with-isolated-trisomy-8-in-myelodysplastic-syndrome-in-asians-but-not-in-caucasians
#1
Seon Young Kim, Kwantae Kim, Byungjin Hwang, Kyongok Im, Si Nae Park, Jung-Ah Kim, Sang Mee Hwang, Duhee Bang, Dong Soon Lee
Mutational profiles of 153 Korean myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) patients were investigated. Sequencing of 87 genes presented similar mutational profiles in Korean MDS patients compared with previous reports. The most frequently mutated genes were ASXL1 (22.9%), U2AF1 (16.3%), TP53 (13.7%), RUNX1 (10.5%), TET2 (10.5%), DNMT3A (8.5%), and SRSF2 (8.5%). The U2AF1 mutation frequency was higher, with different frequencies in the mutated sites of U2AF1 (S34Y, 6/25; S34F, 11/25; and Q157P 8/25). The U2AF1 S34Y mutation was strongly associated with isolated trisomy 8 (5/6, 83%) and was characterized by a younger age of MDS onset (median, 39 years)...
September 7, 2017: Leukemia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937974/high-somatic-mutation-and-neoantigen-burden-are-correlated-with-decreased-progression-free-survival-in-multiple-myeloma
#2
A Miller, Y Asmann, L Cattaneo, E Braggio, J Keats, D Auclair, S Lonial, S J Russell, A K Stewart
Tumor-specific mutations can result in immunogenic neoantigens, both of which have been correlated with responsiveness to immune checkpoint inhibitors in highly mutagenic cancers. However, early results of single-agent checkpoint inhibitors in multiple myeloma (MM) have been underwhelming. Therefore, we sought to understand the relationship between mutation and neoantigen landscape of MM patients and responsiveness to therapies. Somatic mutation burden, neoantigen load, and response to therapy were determined using interim data from the MMRF CoMMpass study (NCT01454297) on 664 MM patients...
September 22, 2017: Blood Cancer Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937371/npm1-and-flt3-mutations-in-acute-myeloid-leukemia-with-normal-karyotype-indian-perspective
#3
Sudha Sazawal, Neha Singh, Sonal Jain, Sunita Chhikara, Rekha Chaubey, Jina Bhattacharyya, Kandarpa Kr Saikia, Manoranjan Mahapatra, Renu Saxena
BACKGROUND: FLT3-ITD and NPM1 mutations are considered to be the major determinants of the patient response to therapy and outcome. The primary aim of this study was to establish the correlation between these molecular mutations and the clinico-hematologic parameters as well as the prognostic outcome of the Indian acute myeloid leukemia (AML) patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This prospective study involved newly diagnosed nonpromyelocytic AML patients who had undergone complete diagnostic workup, including immunophenotyping, conventional cytogenetics and molecular analysis for NPM1 and FLT3-ITD mutation by reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction at presentation...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Pathology & Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936999/non-adherence-to-cml-therapy-and-its-clinical-implications-in-india
#4
REVIEW
Hari Menon
Clinical trials have shown that early and deeper cytogenetic/ molecular responses to tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) help in achieving improved long-term outcomes including lower rates of disease progression in chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML). However, the level of molecular responses achieved with TKI therapy in patients with CML is variable and this could be explained by differences in adherence to CML therapy. A systematic literature review of CML studies reporting adherence to BCR-ABL inhibitors from the USA, Asia and Europe (19 articles: 9 retrospective, 4 prospective, rest cross-sectional) showed that average adherence varies from 19% to 100% of the proportion of prescribed drug taken...
May 2017: National Medical Journal of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936775/biosynthesis-of-silver-nanoparticles-by-leaf-extract-of-albizia-saman-jacq-merr-and-their-cytotoxic-effect-on-mitotic-chromosomes-of-drimia-indica-roxb-jessop
#5
Azharuddin Daphedar, Tarikeri C Taranath
Silver nanoparticles synthesized using the leaf extract of Albizia saman (Jacq.) Merr. were tested for induction of cytogenetic abnormality in root tip cells of Drimia indica (Roxb.) Jessop (family Asperagaceae). The leaves are known to be rich in various phytochemicals like flavonoids, glycosides, saponins, steroids, tannins, and terpenoids, which may be responsible for bioreduction, biocapping, and stabilization of nanoparticles. The various instruments used for characterization include UV-VIS spectrophotometer, fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), atomic force microscopy (AFM), X-Ray diffractometer (XRD), and high resolution transmission electron microscope (HR-TEM)...
September 21, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935400/adjuvant-sunitinib-in-high-risk-patients-with-uveal-melanoma-comparison-with-institutional-controls
#6
Matias E Valsecchi, Marlana Orloff, Rino Sato, Inna Chervoneva, Carol L Shields, Jerry A Shields, Michael J Mastrangelo, Takami Sato
PURPOSE: To compare overall survival in high-risk patients with primary uveal melanoma who received adjuvant sunitinib with institutional controls. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort. PARTICIPANTS: Selection criteria were (1) monosomy 3 and 8q amplification by cytogenetic or DecisionDx-UM Class 2 and (2) monosomy 3 and large tumor size (T3-4 by American Joint Committee on Cancer classification). Exclusion criteria were date of diagnosis before 2007 or after 2013 and age <18 years...
September 18, 2017: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934716/automatic-detection-of-micronuclei-by-cell-microscopic-image-processing
#7
Mohammad Taghi Bahreyni Toossi, Hosein Azimian, Omid Sarrafzadeh, Shokoufeh Mohebbi, Shokouhozaman Soleymanifard
With the development and applications of ionizing radiation in medicine, the radiation effects on human health get more and more attention. Ionizing radiation can lead to various forms of cytogenetic damage, including increased frequencies of micronuclei (MNi) and chromosome abnormalities. The cytokinesis block micronucleus (CBMN) assay is widely used method for measuring MNi to determine chromosome mutations or genome instability in cultured human lymphocytes. The visual scoring of MNi is time-consuming and scorer fatigue can lead to inconsistency...
August 12, 2017: Mutation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934678/establishment-of-cell-line-with-nk-nkt-phenotype-from-myeloid-nk-cell-acute-leukemia
#8
A Darji, N Desai, R Modi, B Khamar, S Rajkumar
Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) is the most common malignancy in adults with a 5-year survival rate of 27% of the total affected population. For effective treatment and new drug discovery, cell lines are considered as a very important tool. Here we report an establishment of a continuous human cell line AML-004 with a hypo-diploid chromosome 44 and presence of both NK/NKT phenotypes. The cell line was isolated from the blood sample of myeloid NK cell acute leukemia patients and extensively characterized by flow cytometery, morphology, and cytogentic analysis...
September 13, 2017: Leukemia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933735/clinical-outcomes-and-co-occurring-mutations-in-patients-with-runx1-mutated-acute-myeloid-leukemia
#9
Maliha Khan, Jorge Cortes, Tapan Kadia, Kiran Naqvi, Mark Brandt, Sherry Pierce, Keyur P Patel, Gautam Borthakur, Farhad Ravandi, Marina Konopleva, Steven Kornblau, Hagop Kantarjian, Kapil Bhalla, Courtney D DiNardo
(1) Runt-related transcription factor 1 (RUNX1) mutations in acute myeloid leukemia (AML) are often associated with worse prognosis. We assessed co-occurring mutations, response to therapy, and clinical outcomes in patients with and without mutant RUNX1 (mRUNX1); (2) We analyzed 328 AML patients, including 177 patients younger than 65 years who received intensive chemotherapy and 151 patients >65 years who received hypomethylating agents. RUNX1 and co-existing mutations were identified using next-generation sequencing; (3) RUNX1 mutations were identified in 5...
July 26, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932296/genetic-diagnosis-of-chromosomal-congenital-anomalies-in-albanian-pediatric-patients-by-array-cgh
#10
Anila Babameto-Laku, Dorina Roko, Gentian Vyshka
AIM: The aim of our study was to identify chromosomal imbalances by whole-genome microarray-based comparative genomic hybridization (array CGH) in DNA samples of children in which karyotype results cannot be obtained. The present paper describes the first Albanian experience of an array CGH application. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The cohort included seven children with developmental delay or intellectual disability, facial dysmorphism and congenital anomalies according to clinical criteria, suggestive of chromosomal anomalies...
August 15, 2017: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930482/diagnostic-and-prognostic-cytogenetics-of-chronic-myeloid-leukaemia-an-update
#11
Matteo Molica, Fulvio Massaro, Massimo Breccia
Despite the advent of molecular assessment, banding cytogenetics and fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) still have a significant role in diagnostic and prognostic approaches to chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML). Area covered. At diagnosis and duringtreatment with tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs), cytogenetics is used to detect the Philadelphia chromosome, with its typical translocation t(9;22)(q34;q11.2), and any additional or other chromosomal aberrations (ACAs and OCAs) that may arise in 5-10% of cases, the latter associated to transformation of the disease in blast phases...
September 20, 2017: Expert Review of Molecular Diagnostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928975/a-unique-association-of-noonan-syndrome-and-47-xyy-syndrome-in-a-male-presenting-with-failure-to-thrive
#12
Edward J Bellfield, Zohra Shad
We describe a 24-month-old male patient who presented to our Genetics-Endocrinology Clinic with a history of failure to thrive, short stature and cryptorchidism. Soon after birth he was diagnosed with 47,XYY syndrome, but due unusual facial features had further diagnostic workup which revealed Noonan syndrome (NS) as well. This report illustrates significant phenotypic-cytogenetic variability within the clinical presentation of NS and 47,XYY syndrome, as well as the need to investigate patients for other genetic defects when phenotype does not correlate with genotype...
September 2017: Oxford Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927784/safety-and-efficacy-of-blinatumomab-in-combination-with-a-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitor-for-the-treatment-of-relapsed-philadelphia-chromosome-positive-leukemia
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Rita Assi, Hagop Kantarjian, Nicholas J Short, Naval Daver, Koichi Takahashi, Guillermo Garcia-Manero, Courtney DiNardo, Jan Burger, Jorge Cortes, Nitin Jain, William Wierda, Salim Chamoun, Marina Konopleva, Elias Jabbour
OBJECTIVE: The treatment of Philadelphia chromosome-positive (Ph+) acute lymphoblastic leukemia has been revolutionized with the introduction of tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) and the combination of these agents with chemotherapy. Blinatumomab is a bispecific anti-CD3/CD19 monoclonal antibody with clinical activity as single-agent in the relapsed setting and independent of BCR-ABL1 mutational status, including T315I. The combination of blinatumomab with a TKI may further improve outcomes for this high-risk population, including higher eradication of minimal residual disease and minimize the use of chemotherapy...
August 18, 2017: Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma & Leukemia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927539/transient-and-stable-vector-transfection-pitfalls-off-target-effects-artifacts
#14
REVIEW
Aleksei A Stepanenko, Henry H Heng
Transient and stable vector transfections have played important roles in illustrating the function of specific genes/proteins. The general assumption is that such a platform could effectively link a given gene/protein to gained phenotypes, revealing the mechanism of how a gene works. However, in reality, increased studies have surprisingly noticed some unexpected results. In this review, we demonstrate that an assumption that empty vector-transfected cells preserve the cytogenetic and phenotypic characteristics, and represent the adequate control in transfection experiments is not universally valid...
July 2017: Mutation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927528/adaptation-of-the-human-population-to-the-environment-current-knowledge-clues-from-czech-cytogenetic-and-omics-biomonitoring-studies-and-possible-mechanisms
#15
REVIEW
Andrea Rossnerova, Michaela Pokorna, Vlasta Svecova, Radim J Sram, Jan Topinka, Friedo Zölzer, Pavel Rossner
The human population is continually exposed to numerous harmful environmental stressors, causing negative health effects and/or deregulation of biomarker levels. However, studies reporting no or even positive impacts of some stressors on humans are also sometimes published. The main aim of this review is to provide a comprehensive overview of the last decade of Czech biomonitoring research, concerning the effect of various levels of air pollution (benzo[a]pyrene) and radiation (uranium, X-ray examination and natural radon background), on the differently exposed population groups...
July 2017: Mutation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927163/frequency-and-clinicopathologic-features-of-runx1-mutations-in-patients-with-acute-myeloid-leukemia-not-otherwise-specified
#16
Eunkyoung You, Young-Uk Cho, Seongsoo Jang, Eul-Ju Seo, Jung-Hee Lee, Je-Hwan Lee, Kyoo-Hyung Lee, Kyung-Nam Koh, Ho Joon Im, Jong Jin Seo, Young-Mi Park, Jong-Keuk Lee, Chan-Jeoung Park
Objectives: To evaluate the frequency and clinicopathologic characteristics of RUNX1 mutations, focusing on patients with acute myeloid leukemia not otherwise specified (AML NOS). Methods: Diagnostic samples from 219 patients with AML NOS were analyzed for RUNX1 mutations using standard polymerase chain reaction and direct sequencing. Results: Thirty-one RUNX1 mutations were detected in 33 (15.1%) patients. Mutations clustered in the Runt homology (61...
July 1, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927162/myelodysplastic-syndrome-unclassifiable-mds-u-with-1-blasts-is-a-distinct-subgroup-of-mds-u-with-a-poor-prognosis
#17
Elizabeth Margolskee, Robert P Hasserjian, Duane Hassane, Wayne Tam, Susan Mathew, Chi Young Ok, Sa A Wang, Jean Oak, Daniel A Arber, Attilio Orazi
Objectives: Three situations qualify as myelodysplastic syndrome, unclassifiable (MDS-U): (1) refractory cytopenia with dysplasia and 1% blasts in peripheral blood (BL), (2) pancytopenia with unilineage dysplasia (Pan), and (3) persistent cytopenia, less than 5% bone marrow blasts, and less than 10% dysplastic cells and presence of MDS-defining cytogenetic abnormalities (CG). We compared the clinicopathologic features and mutational profiles for these three groups. Methods: MDS-U cases were reviewed at four major academic institutions...
July 1, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927137/atypical-chronic-myeloid-leukemia-with-isochromosome-x-p10-a-case-report
#18
Masahide Yamamoto, Sayaka Suzuki, Jun-Ichi Mukae, Keisuke Tanaka, Ken Watanabe, Gaku Oshikawa, Tetsuya Fukuda, Naomi Murakami, Osamu Miura
Atypical chronic myeloid leukemia (aCML) is a rare subtype of myelodysplastic/myeloproliferative neoplasm (MDS/MPN). Although recurrent chromosomal and genetic abnormalities are frequently observed in aCML, none are specific to this type of leukemia. The present study reported a case of aCML associated with i(X)(p10), a rare recurrent chromosomal abnormality of hematological malignancy. A 40-year-old female was referred to the Tokyo Medical and Dental University Hospital (Tokyo, Japan) due to slight leukocytosis and anemia...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927093/detailed-analysis-of-a-superficial-cd34-positive-fibroblastic-tumor-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#19
Kensaku Yamaga, Akihiro Fujita, Mari Osaki, Satoshi Kuwamoto, Naoko Ishiguro, Tadahito Yamamoto, Hideki Nagashima
Superficial cluster of differentiation (CD)34-positive fibroblastic tumor (SCPFT) is a rare mesenchymal neoplasm of borderline malignancy. It is characterized by a superficial location, marked cellular pleomorphism, an extremely low incidence of mitotic figures, and strong CD34 immunohistochemical positivity. As SCPFT is a recently described neoplasm, its characteristics are yet to be fully elucidated. To the best of our knowledge, no detailed studies regarding the imaging findings and cytogenetic analyses of SCPFTs exist...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926803/distribution-of-chromosome-breakpoints-in-benzene-exposed-and-unexposed-aml-patients
#20
Patrick J Kerzic, Richard D Irons
Results of laboratory studies and investigations of occupationally exposed healthy individuals have been used to develop a mode of action for benzene-induced leukemia that mirrors disease following treatment with chemotherapeutic agents. Recently we have described series of AML and MDS cases with benzene exposure history, and have provided cytogenetic, molecular, and pathologic evidence that these cases differ significantly in many features from therapy-related disease. Here we have extended this work, and describe chromosome breakpoints across 441 identifiable regions, in terms of gains or losses, in 710 AML cases collected during the Shanghai Health Study, which include 75 with a history of benzene exposure...
September 1, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology
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