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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077440/monophosphoryl-lipid-a-enhances-efficacy-of-a-francisella-tularensis-lvs-catanionic-nanoparticle-subunit-vaccine-against-f-tularensis-schu-s4-challenge-by-augmenting-both-humoral-and-cellular-immunity
#1
Katharina Richard, Barbara J Mann, Aiping Qin, Eileen M Barry, Robert K Ernst, Stefanie N Vogel
Francisella tularensis, a bacterial biothreat agent, has no approved vaccine in the USA. Previously, we showed that incorporating lysates from partially attenuated F. tularensis LVS or fully virulent F. tularensis Schu S4 strains into catanionic surfactant vesicle (V) nanoparticles (LVS-V and Schu S4-V, respectively) protected fully against F. tularensis LVS intraperitoneal (i.p.) challenge in mice. However, we achieved only partial protection against F. tularensis Schu S4 intranasal (i.n.) challenge, even when employing heterologous prime/boost immunization strategies...
January 11, 2017: Clinical and Vaccine Immunology: CVI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038942/novel-thrombopoietin-mimetic-peptides-bind-c-mpl-receptor-synthesis-biological-evaluation-and-molecular-modeling
#2
Yaquan Liu, Fang Tian, Dejuan Zhi, Haiqing Wang, Chunyan Zhao, Hongyu Li
Thrombopoietin (TPO) acts in promoting the proliferation of hematopoietic stem cells and by initiating specific maturation events in megakaryocytes. Now, TPO-mimetic peptides with amino acid sequences unrelated to TPO are of considerable pharmaceutical interest. In the present paper, four new TPO mimetic peptides that bind and activate c-Mpl receptor have been identified, synthesized and tested by Dual-Luciferase reporter gene assay for biological activities. The molecular modeling research was also approached to understand key molecular mechanisms and structural features responsible for peptide binding with c-Mpl receptor...
December 20, 2016: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034873/an-incomplete-trafficking-defect-to-the-cell-surface-leads-to-paradoxical-thrombocytosis-for-human-and-murine-mpl-p106l
#3
Fabrizia Favale, Kahia Messaoudi, Leila N Varghese, Siham Boukour, Christian Pecquet, Vitalina Gryshkova, Jean Philippe Defour, Roxana-Irina Albu, Olivier Bluteau, Paola Ballerini, Guy Leverger, Isabelle Plo, Najet Debili, Hana Raslova, Remi Favier, Stefan N Constantinescu, William Vainchenker
The mechanisms behind the hereditary thrombocytosis induced by the thrombopoietin (THPO) receptor MPL P106L mutant remain unknown. A complete trafficking defect to the cell surface has been reported, suggesting either weak constitutive activity or nonconventional THPO-dependent mechanisms. Here, we report that the thrombocytosis phenotype induced by MPL P106L belongs to the paradoxical group, where low MPL levels on platelets and mature megakaryocytes (MKs) lead to high serum THPO levels, whereas weak but not absent MPL cell-surface localization in earlier MK progenitors allows response to THPO by signaling and amplification of the platelet lineage...
December 29, 2016: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031530/a-novel-assay-to-detect-calreticulin-mutations-in-myeloproliferative-neoplasms
#4
Valentina Rosso, Jessica Petiti, Enrico Bracco, Roberto Pedrola, Francesca Carnuccio, Elisabetta Signorino, Sonia Carturan, Chiara Calabrese, Giada Bot-Sartor, Michela Ronconi, Anna Serra, Giuseppe Saglio, Francesco Frassoni, Daniela Cilloni
The myeloproliferative neoplasms are chronic myeloid cancers divided in Philadelphia positive (Ph+), chronic myeloid leukemia, or negative: polycythemia vera (PV) essential thrombocythemia (ET), and primary myelofibrosis (PMF). Most Ph negative cases have an activating JAK2 or MPL mutation. Recently, somatic mutations in the calreticulin gene (CALR) were detected in 56-88% of JAK2/MPL-negative patients affected by ET or PMF. The most frequent mutations in CARL gene are type-1 and 2. Currently, CALR mutations are evaluated by sanger sequencing...
December 23, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028029/genetic-basis-and-molecular-pathophysiology-of-classical-myeloproliferative-neoplasms
#5
William Vainchenker, Robert Kralovics
The genetic landscape of classical myeloproliferative neoplasm (MPN) is in large part elucidated. The MPN restricted driver mutations including those in JAK2, calreticulin (CALR) and MPL abnormally activate the cytokine receptor/JAK2 pathway and their downstream effectors, more particularly the STATs. The most frequent mutation, JAK2V617F, activates the three main myeloid cytokine receptors (EPOR, G-CSFR and MPL) whereas CALR or MPL mutants are restricted to MPL activation. This explains why JAK2V617F is associated with polycythemia vera (PV), essential thrombocythemia (ET) and primary myelofibrosis (PMF) whereas CALR and MPL mutants are found in ET and PMF...
December 27, 2016: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028026/diagnosis-risk-stratification-and-response-evaluation-in-classical-myeloproliferative-neoplasms
#6
Elisa Rumi, Mario Cazzola
Philadelphia-negative classical myeloproliferative neoplasms include polycythemia vera, essential thrombocythemia, and primary myelofibrosis. The 2016 revision of the World Health Organization (WHO) classification of tumors of hematopoietic and lymphoid tissues includes new criteria for the diagnosis of these disorders. Somatic mutations in the 3 driver genes, that is, JAK2, CALR, and MPL, represent major diagnostic criteria in combination with hematologic and morphological abnormalities. Polycythemia vera is characterized by erythrocytosis with suppressed endogenous erythropoietin production, bone marrow panmyelosis, and JAK2 mutation...
December 27, 2016: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997717/sequential-analysis-of-18-genes-in-polycythemia-vera-and-essential-thrombocythemia-reveals-an-association-between-mutational-status-and-clinical-outcome
#7
Damien Luque Paz, Aurélie Chauveau, Françoise Boyer, Caroline Buors, Laura Samaison, Laurane Cottin, Valérie Seegers, Claude Férec, Cédric Le Maréchal, Paul Gueguen, Eric Lippert, Jean-Christophe Ianotto, Valérie Ugo
Philadelphia-negative classical myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN) are clonal diseases characterized by driver mutations of JAK2, MPL, or CALR. Additional mutations may occur in epigenetic regulators, signaling, or splicing genes that may be useful in the prognostic assessment of MPN patients. In primary myelofibrosis, molecular-based prognostic scoring systems have been recently proposed, but few data are available to date for polycythemia vera (PV) and essential thrombocythemia (ET). In this study, we used a next generation sequencing-based 18-gene panel in 50 JAK2V617F positive PV and JAK2V617F positive ET patients from an institutional cohort investigated at diagnosis and at 3-year follow-up (3y)...
December 20, 2016: Genes, Chromosomes & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27996000/central-role-of-cd169-lymph-node-resident-macrophages-in-the-adjuvanticity-of-the-qs-21-component-of-as01
#8
Sophie Detienne, Iain Welsby, Catherine Collignon, Sandrine Wouters, Margherita Coccia, Sophie Delhaye, Laurye Van Maele, Séverine Thomas, Maëlle Swertvaegher, Aurélie Detavernier, Abdelatif Elouahabi, Stanislas Goriely, Arnaud M Didierlaurent
Saponins represent a promising class of vaccine adjuvant. Together with the TLR4-ligand MPL, QS-21 is part of the Adjuvant System AS01, a key component of the malaria and zoster candidate vaccines that display demonstrated clinical efficacy. However, the mechanism of action of QS-21 in this liposomal formulation is poorly understood. Upon intra-muscular immunisation, we observed that QS-21 rapidly accumulated in CD169(+) resident macrophages of the draining lymph node where it elicited a local innate immune response...
December 20, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994837/treatment-of-refractory-anemia-with-ring-sideroblasts-associated-with-marked-thrombocytosis-with-lenalidomide-in-a-patient-testing-negative-for-5q-deletion-and-jak2-v617f-and-mpl-w515k-l-mutations
#9
Ryan Keen, Jeremy Pantin, Natasha Savage, Paul M Dainer
Refractory anemia with ring sideroblasts associated with marked thrombocytosis (RARS-T) is a hematologic malignancy that often results in transfusion dependency and a hypercoagulable state. This rare disease currently lacks formal guidelines for treatment; however, various case reports have demonstrated efficacy in the use of lenalidomide. This immunomodulatory drug has shown promise in patients with 5q deletions, with reports of achieving transfusion independence and normalization of platelet counts. Herein we present the case of a 68-year-old African American woman with RARS-T who tested negative for 5q deletion and JAK2 V617F and MPL W515K/L mutations...
November 2, 2016: Hematology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27991718/polycythemia-vera-and-essential-thrombocythemia-2017-update-on-diagnosis-risk-stratification-and-management
#10
Ayalew Tefferi, Tiziano Barbui
DISEASE OVERVIEW: Polycythemia Vera (PV) and essential thrombocythemia (ET) are myeloproliferative neoplasms respectively characterized by erythrocytosis and thrombocytosis; other disease features include leukocytosis, splenomegaly, thrombosis, bleeding, microcirculatory symptoms, pruritus, and risk of leukemic or fibrotic transformation. DIAGNOSIS: PV is defined by a JAK2 mutation, whose absence, combined with normal or increased serum erythropoietin level, makes the diagnosis unlikely...
January 2017: American Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27956542/myeloproliferative-neoplasms-version-2-2017-nccn-clinical-practice-guidelines-in-oncology
#11
Ruben Mesa, Catriona Jamieson, Ravi Bhatia, Michael W Deininger, Aaron T Gerds, Ivana Gojo, Jason Gotlib, Krishna Gundabolu, Gabriela Hobbs, Rebecca B Klisovic, Patricia Kropf, Sanjay R Mohan, Stephen Oh, Eric Padron, Nikolai Podoltsev, Daniel A Pollyea, Raajit Rampal, Lindsay A M Rein, Bart Scott, David S Snyder, Brady L Stein, Srdan Verstovsek, Martha Wadleigh, Eunice S Wang, Mary Anne Bergman, Kristina M Gregory, Hema Sundar
Myelofibrosis (MF), polycythemia vera (PV), and essential thrombocythemia (ET) are a group of heterogeneous disorders of the hematopoietic system collectively known as Philadelphia chromosome-negative myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs). The diagnosis and the management of patients with MPNs have evolved since the identification of mutations that activate the JAK pathway (JAK2, CALR, and MPL mutations) and the development of targeted therapies has resulted in significant improvements in disease-related symptoms and quality of life...
December 2016: Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network: JNCCN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939919/peptide-nucleic-acid-probe-based-fluorescence-melting-curve-analysis-for-rapid-screening-of-common-jak2-mpl-and-calr-mutations
#12
Joonhong Park, Minsik Song, Woori Jang, Hyojin Chae, Gun Dong Lee, KyungTak Kim, Heekyung Park, Myungshin Kim, Yonggoo Kim
BACKGROUND: We developed and evaluated the feasibility of peptide nucleic acid (PNA)-based fluorescence melting curve analysis (FMCA) to detect common mutations in myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs). METHODS: We have set up two separate reactions of PNA-based FMCA: JAK2 V617F &CALR p.Leu367fs*46 (set A) and MPL W515L/K &CALR p.Lys385fs*47 (set B). Clinical usefulness was validated with allele-specific real-time PCR, fragment analysis, Sanger sequencing in 57 BCR-ABL1-negative MPNs...
December 6, 2016: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27938494/cd34-antigen-and-the-mpl-receptor-expression-defines-a-novel-class-of-human-cord-blood-derived-primitive-hematopoietic-stem-cells
#13
Yoshikazu Matsuoka, Masaya Takahashi, Keisuke Sumide, Hiroshi Kawamura, Ryusuke Nakatsuka, Tatsuya Fujioka, Yoshiaki Sonoda
In the murine hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) compartment, thrombopoietin (THPO)/MPL (THPO receptor) signaling plays an important role in the maintenance of adult quiescent HSCs. However, the role of THPO/MPL signaling in the human primitive HSC compartment has not yet been elucidated. We have identified very primitive human cord blood (CB)-derived CD34-negative (CD34(-)) severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID)-repopulating cells (SRCs) using the intra-bone marrow injection method. In this study, we investigated the roles of the MPL expression in the human primitive HSC compartment...
30, 2016: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925133/health-characteristics-of-female-victims-of-domestic-violence-housed-in-a-state-care-shelter
#14
Rebeca Monteiro Ferreira, Thiago Brasileiro de Vasconcelos, Renato Evando Moreira, Raimunda Hermelinda Maia Macena
The promotion of care for female victims of violence implies action that is not limited to combatting the problem, but also to the dimension of care provided to the victims. This study seeks to understand the sociodemographic and health characteristics of female victims of violence who are/have been under the protective custody of the state, before and after the Maria da Penha Law (MPL), and the healthcare offered to them. It is a cross-sectional, exploratory-descriptive documentary study, with a qualitative/quantitative approach, conducted in the second semester of 2013 in a special unit for the protection of female victims of violence in the State of Ceará...
December 2016: Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913528/mutations-in-mpns-prognostic-implications-window-to-biology-and-impact-on-treatment-decisions
#15
Jamile M Shammo, Brady L Stein
The last decade has witnessed tremendous scientific advances, ushered in by the JAK2 V617F discovery, contributing to enhanced diagnostic capability and understanding of the biology of myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs). Discovery of the calreticulin mutations filled a diagnostic gap; more recent work sheds light on its contribution to disease pathogenesis, and prognosis. Recent studies have also identified novel JAK2 and MPL mutations in patients with essential thrombocythemia and myelofibrosis (MF). Especially in MF, the driver mutational profile has prognostic implications, with additive contributions from the acquisition of additional somatic mutations...
December 2, 2016: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913526/update-from-the-latest-who-classification-of-mpns-a-user-s-manual
#16
Francesco Passamonti, Margherita Maffioli
The 2016 multiparameter World Health Organization (WHO) classification for Philadelphia-negative myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) integrates clinical features, morphology, and genetic data to diagnose polycythemia vera (PV), essential thrombocythemia (ET), and primary myelofibrosis (PMF). The main novelties are: (1) the reduction of the hemoglobin (Hb) level threshold to diagnose PV, now established at 16.5 g/dL for men and 16 g/dL for women (based on the identification of MPN patients with PV-consistent bone marrow [BM] features and a Hb level lower than that established in the 2008 WHO classification for PV); (2) the recognition of prefibrotic/early PMF, distinguishable from ET on the basis of BM morphology, an entity having a higher tendency to develop overt myelofibrosis or acute leukemia, and characterized by inferior survival; (3) the central role of BM morphology in the diagnosis of ET, prefibrotic/early PMF, PMF, and PV with borderline Hb values; megakaryocyte number and morphology (typical in ET, atypical in both PMF forms) accompanied by a new distinction of reticulin fibrosis grade in PMF (grade 1 in prefibrotic/early PMF and grade 2-3 in PMF) constitute diagnostic criteria; and (4) the inclusion of all mutually exclusive MPN driver mutations (JAK2, CALR, and MPL) as major diagnostic criteria in ET and PMF; 10% to 15% of these patients are triple negative, and in these cases the search for an additional clonal marker (eg, mutations in ASXL1, EZH2, TET2, IDH1/IDH2, SRSF2, and SF3B1) is warranted...
December 2, 2016: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892678/characterization-and-prognosis-significance-of-jak2-v617f-mpl-and-calr-mutations-in-philadelphia-negative-myeloproliferative-neoplasms
#17
Roongrudee Singdong, Teerapong Siriboonpiputtana, Takol Chareonsirisuthigul, Adcharee Kongruang, Nittaya Limsuwanachot, Tanasan Sirirat, Suporn Chuncharunee, Budsaba Rerkamnuaychoke
Background: The discovery of somatic acquired mutations of JAK2 (V617F) in Philadelphia-negative myeloproliferative neoplasms (Ph-negative MPNs) including polycythemia vera (PV), essential thrombocythemia (ET), and primary myelofibrosis (PMF) has not only improved rational disease classification and prognostication but also brings new understanding insight into the pathogenesis of diseases. Dosage effects of the JAK2 (V617F) allelic burden in Ph-negative MPNs may partially influence clinical presentation, disease progression, and treatment outcome...
1, 2016: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881702/roles-of-aluminum-hydroxide-and-monophosphoryl-lipid-a-adjuvants-in-overcoming-cd4-t-cell-deficiency-to-induce-isotype-switched-igg-antibody-responses-and-protection-by-t-dependent-influenza-vaccine
#18
Eun-Ju Ko, Young-Tae Lee, Ki-Hye Kim, Youri Lee, Yu-Jin Jung, Min-Chul Kim, Yu-Na Lee, Taeuk Kang, Sang-Moo Kang
Vaccine adjuvant effects in the CD4-deficient condition largely remain unknown. We investigated the roles of combined monophosphoryl lipid A (MPL) and aluminum hydroxide (Alum) adjuvant (MPL+Alum) in inducing immunity after immunization of CD4 knockout (CD4KO) and wild-type (WT) mice with T-dependent influenza vaccine. MPL+Alum adjuvant mediated IgG isotype-switched Abs, IgG-secreting cell responses, and protection in CD4KO mice, which were comparable to those in WT mice. In contrast, Alum adjuvant effects were dependent on CD4(+) T cells...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875935/jak2-mpl-and-calr-mutations-in-chinese-han-patients-with-essential-thrombocythemia
#19
Jing Wang, Biao Zhang, Bing Chen, Rong-Fu Zhou, Qi-Guo Zhang, Juan Li, Yong-Gong Yang, Min Zhou, Xiao-Yan Shao, Yong Xu, Xi-Hui Xu, Jian Ouyang, Jingyan Xu, Qing Ye
BACKGROUND: Mutations in Janus kinase 2 (JAK2), myeloproliferative leukemia (MPL), and CALR are highly relevant to Philadelphia chromosome (Ph)-negative myeloproliferative neoplasms. METHODS: Assessing the prevalence of molecular mutations in Chinese Han patients with essential thrombocythemia (ET), and correlating their mutational profile with disease characteristics/phenotype. RESULTS: Of the 110 subjects studied, 62 carried the JAK2 V617F mutation, 21 had CALR mutations, one carried an MPL (W515) mutation, and 28 had non-mutated JAK2, CALR, and MPL (so-called triple-negative ET)...
November 22, 2016: Hematology (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870387/primary-myelofibrosis-2017-update-on-diagnosis-risk-stratification-and-management
#20
Ayalew Tefferi
: Disease overview: Primary myelofibrosis (PMF) is a myeloproliferative neoplasm (MPN) characterized by stem cell-derived clonal myeloproliferation that is often but not always accompanied by JAK2, CALR or MPL mutation, abnormal cytokine expression, bone marrow fibrosis, anemia, splenomegaly, extramedullary hematopoiesis (EMH), constitutional symptoms, cachexia, leukemic progression and shortened survival. DIAGNOSIS: Diagnosis is based on bone marrow morphology...
December 2016: American Journal of Hematology
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