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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29312571/systematic-analysis-reveals-tumor-enhancing-and-suppressing-micrornas-in-drosophila-epithelial-tumors
#1
Zhiqiang Shu, Yi-Chun Huang, William H Palmer, Yoichiro Tamori, Gengqiang Xie, Hui Wang, Nan Liu, Wu-Min Deng
Despite their emergence as an important class of noncoding RNAs involved in cancer cell transformation, invasion, and migration, the precise role of microRNAs (miRNAs) in tumorigenesis remains elusive. To gain insights into how miRNAs contribute to primary tumor formation, we conducted an RNA sequencing (RNA-Seq) analysis of Drosophila wing disc epithelial tumors induced by knockdown of a neoplastic tumor-suppressor gene (nTSG) lethal giant larvae (lgl), combined with overexpression of an active form of oncogene Ras (RasV12 ), and identified 51 mature miRNAs that changed significantly in tumorous discs...
December 12, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29281994/successful-treatment-of-cerebral-aspergillosis-case-report-of-a-patient-with-t-cell-large-granular-lymphocytic-leukemia-t-lgl
#2
Amin T Turki, Jassin Rashidi-Alavijeh, Jan Dürig, Guido Gerken, Peter-Michael Rath, Oliver Witzke
BACKGROUND: Invasive aspergillosis involving patients with neutropenia or severe immunosuppression, such as patients with hematologic malignancies is associated with high mortality. Patients with T-cell large granular lymphocytic leukemia (T-LGL) on the other hand are considered to be less vulnerable for severe opportunistic fungal infection as their course of disease is chronic and marked by less violent cytopenia then in e.g. Aplastic Anemia. Only neutropenia is regarded as independent risk factor for severe opportunistic infection in T-LGL patients...
December 28, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29261681/decreased-expression-of-lethal-giant-larvae-causes-ovarian-follicle-cell-outgrowth-in-the-drosophila-scutoid-mutant
#3
Chen-Yuan Tseng, Hwei-Jan Hsu
Snail, a zinc-finger transcription factor, controls the process of epithelial-mesenchymal transition, and ectopic expression of this protein may produce cells with stem cell properties. Because the effect of Snail expression in ovarian epithelial cells remains unclear, we generated Drosophila ovarian follicle stem cells (FSCs) with homozygous Scutoid (Sco) mutation. The Sco mutation is a reciprocal transposition that is known to induce ectopic Snail activity. We found that Sco mutant FSCs showed excess proliferation and high competitiveness for niche occupancy, and the descendants of this lineage formed outgrowths that failed to enter the endocycle...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228628/drug-sensitivity-profiling-identifies-potential-therapies-for-lymphoproliferative-disorders-with-overactive-jak-stat3-signaling
#4
Heikki Kuusanmäki, Olli Dufva, Elina Parri, Arjan J van Adrichem, Hanna Rajala, Muntasir M Majumder, Bhagwan Yadav, Alun Parsons, Wing C Chan, Krister Wennerberg, Satu Mustjoki, Caroline A Heckman
Constitutive JAK/STAT3 signaling contributes to disease progression in many lymphoproliferative disorders. Recent genetic analyses have revealed gain-of-function STAT3 mutations in lymphoid cancers leading to hyperactivation of STAT3, which may represent a potential therapeutic target. Using a functional reporter assay, we screened 306 compounds with selective activity against various target molecules to identify drugs capable of inhibiting the cellular activity of STAT3. Top hits were further validated with additional models including STAT3-mutated natural killer (NK)-cell leukemia/lymphoma cell lines and primary large granular lymphocytic (LGL) leukemia cells to assess their ability to inhibit STAT3 phosphorylation and STAT3 dependent cell viability...
November 14, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222254/chronic-neutropenia-in-lgl-leukemia-and-rheumatoid-arthritis
#5
REVIEW
Tal Gazitt, Thomas P Loughran
This section reviews the diagnostic criteria and pathogenesis of large granular lymphocyte (LGL) leukemia. There is a particular focus on the overlap of LGL leukemia and rheumatoid arthritis (Felty's syndrome). Current understanding of the mechanisms of neutropenia in these disorders is discussed. Finally, treatment indications and therapeutic recommendations are outlined.
December 8, 2017: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212142/a-guilt-by-association-mutation-network-in-lgl-leukemia
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EDITORIAL
Emma I Andersson, Alessandro Coppe, Stefania Bortoluzzi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154823/regulation-of-cellular-and-pcp-signalling-by-the-scribble-polarity-module
#7
REVIEW
Michal Milgrom-Hoffman, Patrick O Humbert
Since the first identification of the Scribble polarity module proteins as a new class of tumour suppressors that regulate both cell polarity and proliferation, an increasing amount of evidence has uncovered a broader role for Scribble, Dlg and Lgl in the control of fundamental cellular functions and their signalling pathways. Here, we review these findings as well as discuss more specifically the role of the Scribble module in PCP signalling.
November 14, 2017: Seminars in Cell & Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141951/selector-genes-display-tumor-cooperation-and-inhibition-in-drosophila-epithelium-in-a-developmental-context-dependent-manner
#8
Ram Prakash Gupta, Anjali Bajpai, Pradip Sinha
During animal development, selector genes determine identities of body segments and those of individual organs. Selector genes are also misexpressed in cancers, although their contributions to tumor progression per se remain poorly understood. Using a model of cooperative tumorigenesis, we show that gain of selector genes results in tumor cooperation, but in only select developmental domains of the wing, haltere and eye-antennal imaginal discs of Drosophila larva. Thus, the field selector, Eyeless (Ey), and the segment selector, Ultrabithorax (Ubx), readily cooperate to bring about neoplastic transformation of cells displaying somatic loss of the tumor suppressor, Lgl, but in only those developmental domains that express the homeo-box protein, Homothorax (Hth), and/or the Zinc-finger protein, Teashirt (Tsh)...
November 15, 2017: Biology Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113425/large-granular-lymphocytosis-after-transplantation
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REVIEW
Zhi-Yuan Qiu, Guang-Yu Tian, Zhao Zhang, Ye-Qing Zhang, Wei Xu, Jian-Yong Li
Post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorders (PTLD) represent a heterogeneous group of diseases that occur following transplantation. Large granular lymphocytic (LGL) lymphocytosis is one type of PTLD, ranging from reactive polyclonal self-limited expansion to oligo/monoclonal lymphocytosis or even to overt leukaemia. LGL lymphocytosis in transplant recipients may present as a relatively indolent version of the condition and may be more common than reported, but its natural history and clinical course have not been well described, and the lack of a reliable classification system has limited studies on this disease...
October 6, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29058817/dasatinib-cessation-after-deep-molecular-response-exceeding-2-years-and-nk-cell-transition-during-dasatinib-consolidation
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Takashi Kumagai, Chiaki Nakaseko, Kaichi Nishiwaki, Chikashi Yoshida, Kazuteru Ohashi, Naoki Takezako, Hina Takano, Yasuji Kouzai, Tadashi Murase, Kosei Matsue, Satoshi Morita, Junichi Sakamoto, Hisashi Wakita, Hisashi Sakamaki, Koiti Inokuchi
Tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) improve the prognosis of patients with chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) by inducing substantial deep molecular responses (DMRs); some patients could successfully discontinue TKI therapy after maintaining DMR for ≥1 year. In this cessation study, we investigated the optimal conditions for dasatinib discontinuation in patients who maintained DMR for ≥2 years. This study included 54 patients with CML who were enrolled in D-STOP multicenter prospective trial, had achieved DMR, and had discontinued dasatinib after 2-year consolidation...
October 23, 2017: Cancer Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28977911/stat3-mutation-impacts-biological-and-clinical-features-of-t-lgl-leukemia
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Antonella Teramo, Gregorio Barilà, Giulia Calabretto, Chiara Ercolin, Thierry Lamy, Aline Moignet, Mikael Roussel, Cédric Pastoret, Matteo Leoncin, Cristina Gattazzo, Anna Cabrelle, Elisa Boscaro, Sara Teolato, Elisa Pagnin, Tamara Berno, Elena De March, Monica Facco, Francesco Piazza, Livio Trentin, Gianpietro Semenzato, Renato Zambello
STAT3 mutations have been described in 30-40% of T-large granular lymphocyte (T-LGL) leukemia patients, leading to STAT3 pathway activation. Considering the heterogeneity of the disease and the several immunophenotypes that LGL clone may express, the aim of this work was to evaluate whether STAT3 mutations might be associated with a distinctive LGL immunophenotype and/or might be indicative for specific clinical features. Our series of cases included a pilot cohort of 101 T-LGL leukemia patients (68 CD8+/CD4- and 33 CD4+/CD8±) from Padua Hematology Unit (Italy) and a validation cohort of additional 20 patients from Rennes Hematology Unit (France)...
September 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935248/comparison-of-t-lymphocyte-subsets-in-aplastic-anemia-and-hypoplastic-myelodysplastic-syndromes
#12
Hai-Fang Zhang, Zhen-Dong Huang, Xue-Run Wu, Qian Li, Zhi-Feng Yu
AIMS: This study aims to compare the proportion of peripheral blood T lymphocyte subsets and related blood cell and bone marrow cytology indexes between patients with aplastic anemia (AA) and hypoplastic myelodysplastic syndrome (hypo-MDS), and investigate the clinical identification significance. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 41 patients with AA and 46 patients with hypo-MDS were collected, and the proportions of peripheral blood T lymphocyte subsets, CD3(-)CD16/CD56(+)NK cells, CD3(+)CD57(+)T-LGL cells and CD19(+)B lymphocytes were detected by flow cytometry...
November 15, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918627/in-situ-neutron-depth-profiling-of-lithium-metal-garnet-interfaces-for-solid-state-batteries
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Chengwei Wang, Yunhui Gong, Jiaqi Dai, Lei Zhang, Hua Xie, Glenn Pastel, Boyang Liu, Eric Wachsman, Howard Wang, Liangbing Hu
The garnet-based solid state electrolyte (SSE) is considered a promising candidate to realize all solid state lithium (Li) metal batteries. However, critical issues require additional investigation before practical applications become possible, among which high interfacial impedance and low interfacial stability remain the most challenging. In this work, neutron depth profiling (NDP), a nondestructive and uniquely Li-sensitive technique, has been used to reveal the interfacial behavior of garnet SSE in contact with metallic Li through in situ monitoring of Li plating-stripping processes...
October 11, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917947/effect-of-meal-glycemic-load-and-caffeine-consumption-on-prolonged-monotonous-driving-performance
#14
Christopher Bragg, Ben Desbrow, Susan Hall, Christopher Irwin
OBJECTIVE: Monotonous driving involves low levels of stimulation and high levels of repetition and is essentially an exercise in sustained attention and vigilance. The aim of this study was to determine the effects of consuming a high or low glycemic load meal on prolonged monotonous driving performance. The effect of consuming caffeine with a high glycemic load meal was also examined. METHOD: Ten healthy, non-diabetic participants (7 males, age 51±7yrs, mean±SD) completed a repeated measures investigation involving 3 experimental trials...
November 1, 2017: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804660/large-granular-lymphocytic-leukemia-a-report-of-response-to-rituximab
#15
Uroosa Ibrahim, Sara Parylo, Shiksha Kedia, Shafinaz Hussein, Jean Paul Atallah
Large granular lymphocytic (LGL) leukemia is a rare form of low grade leukemia characterized by large cytotoxic T cells or natural killer cells on morphological examination. Immunosuppressive therapy is employed as first-line therapy. Treatment options in refractory cases include the anti-CD52 antibody alemtuzumab and purine analogues. We report a rare case that responded to the anti-CD20 monoclonal antibody rituximab. A 77-year-old female presented with complaints of fatigue, fever, and chills of 3 months' duration...
2017: Case Reports in Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723629/stat3-mutation-impacts-biological-and-clinical-features-of-t-lgl-leukemia
#16
Antonella Teramo, Gregorio Barilà, Giulia Calabretto, Chiara Ercolin, Thierry Lamy, Aline Moignet, Mikael Roussel, Cédric Pastoret, Matteo Leoncin, Cristina Gattazzo, Anna Cabrelle, Elisa Boscaro, Sara Teolato, Elisa Pagnin, Tamara Berno, Elena De March, Monica Facco, Francesco Piazza, Livio Trentin, Gianpietro Semenzato, Renato Zambello
STAT3 mutations have been described in 30-40% of T-large granular lymphocyte (T-LGL) leukemia patients, leading to STAT3 pathway activation. Considering the heterogeneity of the disease and the several immunophenotypes that LGL clone may express, the aim of this work was to evaluate whether STAT3 mutations might be associated with a distinctive LGL immunophenotype and/or might be indicative for specific clinical features.Our series of cases included a pilot cohort of 101 T-LGL leukemia patients (68 CD8+/CD4- and 33 CD4+/CD8±) from Padua Hematology Unit (Italy) and a validation cohort of additional 20 patients from Rennes Hematology Unit (France)...
June 27, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717070/clinical-features-pathogenesis-and-treatment-of-large-granular-lymphocyte-leukemias
#17
Kazuo Oshimi
Large granular lymphocytes (LGLs) are large lymphocytes with azurophilic granules in their cytoplasm. LGLs are either natural killer (NK) cells or T lymphocytes. Expansions of the LGLs in the peripheral blood are seen in various conditions, including three clonal disorders: T-cell LGL (T-LGL) leukemia, chronic lymphoproliferative disorders of NK cells (CLPD-NK), and aggressive NK-cell leukemia (ANKL). However, the monoclonal and polyclonal expansion of LGLs has been associated with many other conditions. The present article describes these LGL disorders, with special emphasis on the clinical features, pathogenesis, and treatments of the three above-mentioned clonal disorders...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701716/glyat-regulates-jnk-mediated-cell-death-in-drosophila
#18
Pu Ren, Wenzhe Li, Lei Xue
Cell death is a fundamental progress that regulates cell number, tissue homeostasis and organ size in development. The c-Jun N-terminal kinase (JNK) pathway has been evolutionarily conserved from fly to human, and plays essential roles in regulating cell death. To characterize additional genes that regulate JNK signaling, we performed a genetic screen in Drosophila and identified dGLYAT, a novel gene whose function was previously unknown, as a modulator of JNK-mediated cell death. We found that loss of dGLYAT suppressed JNK activation and cell death triggered by over-expression of Egr or Hep, or depletion of puc or lgl in development, suggesting dGLYAT regulates both ectopic and physiological functions of JNK pathway...
July 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674237/study-of-bantam-mirna-expression-in-brain-tumour-resulted-due-to-loss-of-polarity-modules-in-drosophila-melanogaster
#19
Animesh Banerjee, Jagat K Roy
Disturbance of delicate concordance between stem cell proliferation, specification and differentiation during brain development leads to several neural disorders including tumours. Accumulating evidences have demonstrated involvement of short noncoding microRNAs (miRNAs) in governing several biological as well as pathological processes, including tumourigenesis across various species. Drosophila bantam miRNA, known to regulate critical physiological functions is reported to have elevated expression in ovarian tumour...
June 2017: Journal of Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611255/a-kinome-rnai-screen-in-drosophila-identifies-novel-genes-interacting-with-lgl-apkc-and-crb-cell-polarity-genes-in-epithelial-tissues
#20
Linda M Parsons, Nicola A Grzeschik, Kasun Amaratunga, Peter Burke, Leonie M Quinn, Helena E Richardson
In both Drosophila melanogaster and mammalian systems, epithelial structure and underlying cell polarity are essential for proper tissue morphogenesis and organ growth. Cell polarity interfaces with multiple cellular processes that are regulated by the phosphorylation status of large protein networks. To gain insight into the molecular mechanisms that coordinate cell polarity with tissue growth, we screened a boutique collection of RNAi stocks targeting the kinome for their capacity to modify Drosophila "cell polarity" eye and wing phenotypes...
August 7, 2017: G3: Genes—Genomes—Genetics
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