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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933341/intragenic-variations-in-btla-gene-influence-mrna-expression-of-btla-gene-in-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-patients-and-confer-susceptibility-to-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia
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Lidia Karabon, Anna Partyka, Monika Jasek, Ewa Lech-Maranda, Olga Grzybowska-Izydorczyk, Agnieszka Bojarska-Junak, Edyta Pawlak-Adamska, Anna Tomkiewicz, Tadeusz Robak, Jacek Rolinski, Irena Frydecka
The aim of this study was to determine the association between polymorphisms in gene encoding B- and T-lymphocyte attenuator (BTLA) and susceptibility to chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and their influence on mRNA expression of BTLA gene in T and B cells from CLL patients (pts.). The following BTLA single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs): rs2705511, rs1982809, rs9288952, rs76844316, rs16859633, rs9288953, rs2705535, rs1844089, rs2705565, rs2633580 were genotyped with use of TaqMan probes in 321 CLL pts. and in 470 controls...
December 8, 2016: Archivum Immunologiae et Therapiae Experimentalis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932296/low-density-lipoproteins-amplify-cytokine-signaling-in-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-cells
#2
Lindsay McCaw, Yonghong Shi, Guizhi Wang, You-Jun Li, David E Spaner
Recent studies suggest there is a high incidence of elevated low-density lipoprotein (LDL) levels in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) patients and a survival benefit from cholesterol-lowering statin drugs. The mechanisms of these observations and the kinds of patients they apply to are unclear. Using an in vitro model of the pseudofollicles where CLL cells originate, LDLs were found to increase plasma membrane cholesterol, signaling molecules such as tyrosine-phosphorylated STAT3, and activated CLL cell numbers...
November 30, 2016: EBioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928896/genomic-data-integration-in-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia
#3
Juan Luis Fernández-Martínez, Enrique J deAndrés-Galiana, Stephen T Sonis
BACKGROUND: B-cell Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) is a heterogeneous disease and the most common adult leukemia in western countries. IgVH mutational status distinguishes two major types of CLL, which were associated with different prognosis and survival. Sequencing identified NOTCH1 and SF3B1 as the two main recurrent mutations. We described a novel method to elucidate how these mutations affect gene expression by finding small-scale signatures to predict the IgVH, NOTCH1 and SF3B1 mutations...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Gene Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927767/t-cells-in-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-display-dysregulated-expression-of-immune-checkpoints-and-activation-markers
#4
Marzia Palma, Giusy Gentilcore, Kia Heimersson, Fariba Mozaffari, Barbro Näsman-Glaser, Emma Young, Richard Rosenquist, Lotta Hansson, Anders Österborg, Håkan Mellstedt
Chronic lymphocytic leukemia is characterized by impaired immune functions largely due to profound T cell defects. T cell functions also depend on co-signaling receptors, inhibitory or stimulatory, known as immune checkpoints, including cytotoxic T lymphocyte-associated antigen-4 (CTLA-4) and programmed death-1 (PD-1). Here we analyzed the T cell phenotype focusing on immune checkpoints and activation markers in chronic lymphocytic leukemia patients (n=80) with different clinical characteristics and compared to healthy controls...
December 7, 2016: Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925456/national-trends-in-incidence-and-survival-of-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-in-norway-for-1953-2012-a-systematic-analysis-of-population-based-data
#5
Andrea Lenartova, Tom Børge Johannesen, Geir Erland Tjønnfjord
Chronic lymphocytic leukemia is a disease of the elderly, and despite major advances in treatment, remains incurable. The Cancer Registry of Norway has registered data on patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia since 1953. We aimed to analyze trends in incidence and survival of chronic lymphocytic leukemia in Norway. We identified 7664 patients reported with chronic lymphocytic leukemia to the registry between 1953 and 2012. We gathered information on sex, age at diagnosis, date of death and basis for diagnosis...
December 2016: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913474/prognostication-of-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-in-the-era-of-new-agents
#6
Barbara Eichhorst, Michael Hallek
The prognosis of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is very heterogeneous. Therefore, a plethora of prognostic factors has been identified to allow a better prediction of the individual prognosis of a given patient. The clinical staging systems by Rai and Binet have been the backbone of clinical management for several decades. The advent of genetic and biochemical markers, as well as next-generation sequencing has provided several markers that can predict the prognosis of patients with CLL. Using this knowledge, several scores have been created to improve predicting overall survival and/or treatment-free survival...
December 2, 2016: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913473/first-line-therapy-for-young-patients-with-cll
#7
Nitin Jain, Susan O'Brien
A 61-year-old man with a history of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) presents with complaints of worsening fatigue and night sweats. He was diagnosed with CLL 3 years ago on routine blood count testing. He has no major medical comorbidities. On examination, he has several 2- to 3-cm lymph nodes in the cervical and axillary area. Spleen is palpable 5 cm below the costal margin. Blood counts show lymphocytosis with thrombocytopenia and anemia. Prognostic markers include deletion 13q by fluorescence in situ hybridization analysis and mutated IGHV You are asked by the hematology fellow you are supervising about the best treatment of this patient...
December 2, 2016: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913472/novel-agents-in-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia
#8
Nicole Lamanna, Susan O'Brien
The advent of novel small-molecule inhibitors has transformed the treatment approaches for patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). These therapies are becoming increasingly used in patients with relapsed disease, patients with 17p deletion, and, as of recently, also in the frontline setting for previously untreated patients with CLL. Moreover, many of these are oral therapies that are significantly less myelosuppressive than chemoimmunotherapy. However, these agents have their own set of unique toxicities with which providers must gain familiarity...
December 2, 2016: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913471/sequencing-of-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-therapies
#9
Jacqueline C Barrientos
It is an unprecedented time for the treatment of patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) with the recent approval of several targeted agents for use in frontline, relapsed, refractory, and high-risk disease. Traditionally, frontline management of CLL has been a combination of chemotherapy (fludarabine, cyclophosphamide, bendamustine, or chlorambucil) with an anti-CD20 monoclonal antibody (rituximab, ofatumumab, obinutuzumab). The current landscape is rapidly evolving with the advent of therapies that demonstrate selective inhibition of important pathways necessary for CLL proliferation and survival...
December 2, 2016: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909343/frequent-evolution-of-copy-number-alterations-in-cll-following-first-line-treatment-with-fc-r-is-enriched-with-tp53-alterations-results-from-the-cll8-trial
#10
J Edelmann, E Tausch, D A Landau, S Robrecht, J Bahlo, K Fischer, A M Fink, J Bloehdorn, K Holzmann, S Böttcher, L Werner, M Kneba, J G Gribben, D S Neuberg, C J Wu, M Hallek, H Döhner, S Stilgenbauer
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2, 2016: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909342/ristocetin-induced-platelet-aggregation-for-monitoring-of-bleeding-tendency-in-cll-treated-with-ibrutinib
#11
L Kazianka, C Drucker, C Skrabs, W Thomas, T Melchardt, S Struve, M Bergmann, P B Staber, E Porpaczy, C Einberger, M Heinz, A Hauswirth, M Raderer, I Pabinger, R Thalhammer, A Egle, C-M Wendtner, G Follows, G Hoermann, P Quehenberger, B Jilma, U Jaeger
Bleeding because of impaired platelet function is a major side effect of the Bruton's tyrosine kinase (BTK) inhibitor ibrutinib. We quantitatively assessed ristocetin-induced platelet aggregation (RIPA) in 64 patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) under ibrutinib at 287 time points. Eighty-seven bleeding episodes in 39 patients were registered (85 Common Toxicity Criteria (CTC) grade 1 or 2, 2 CTC grade 3) during a median observation period of 10.9 months. At times of bleeding, RIPA values were significantly lower (14 vs 28 U; P<0...
December 2, 2016: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908880/an-anti-cd3-anti-cll-1-bispecific-antibody-for-the-treatment-of-acute-myeloid-leukemia
#12
Steven R Leong, Siddharth Sukumaran, Maria Hristopoulos, Klara Totpal, Shannon Stainton, Elizabeth Lu, Alfred Wong, Lucinda Tam, Robert Newman, Brian R Vuillemenot, Diego Ellerman, Chen Gu, Mary Mathieu, Mark S Dennis, Allen Nguyen, Bing Zheng, Crystal Zhang, Genee Lee, Yu-Waye Chu, Rodney A Prell, Kedan Lin, Steven T Laing, Andrew G Polson
Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is major unmet medical need. Most patients have poor long-term survival and treatment has not significantly changed in 40 years. Recently, bispecific antibodies that redirect the cytotoxic activity of effector T-cells by binding to CD3, the signaling component of the T-cell receptor, and a tumor target have shown clinical activity. Notably, blinatumomab is approved to treat relapsed/refractory acute lymphoid leukemia. Here we describe the design, discovery, pharmacological activity, pharmacokinetics, and safety of a CD3 T-cell-dependent bispecific (TDB) full-length human IgG1 therapeutic antibody targeting CLL-1 that could potentially be used in humans to treat AML...
December 1, 2016: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906678/humoral-immune-responses-toward-tumor-derived-antigens-in-previously-untreated-patients-with-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia
#13
Valentina Griggio, Giorgia Mandili, Candida Vitale, Michela Capello, Paolo Macor, Sara Serra, Barbara Castella, Silvia Peola, Myriam Foglietta, Daniela Drandi, Paola Omedé, Daniele Sblattero, Paola Cappello, Roberto Chiarle, Silvia Deaglio, Mario Boccadoro, Francesco Novelli, Massimo Massaia, Marta Coscia
In chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) the occurrence and the impact of antibody responses toward tumor-derived antigens are largely unexplored. Our serological proteomic data show that antibodies toward 47 identified antigens are detectable in 29 out of 35 patients (83%) with untreated CLL. The glycolytic enzyme alpha-enolase (ENO1) is the most frequently recognized antigen (i.e. 54% of CLL sera). We show that ENO1 is upregulated in the proliferating B-cell fraction of CLL lymph nodes. In CLL cells of the peripheral blood, ENO1 is exclusively expressed at the intracellular level, whereas it is exposed on the surface of apoptotic leukemic cells...
November 30, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905140/herpes-simplex-infection-simulating-richter-transformation-a-series-of-four-cases-and-review-of-the-literature
#14
Alireza Salem, Sanam Loghavi, Joseph D Khoury, Rose Lou Marie C Agbay, Jeffrey L Jorgensen, Jeffrey L Medeiros
AIMS: Richter transformation (RT) occurs in 5-10% of patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia/small lymphocytic lymphoma (CLL/SLL) and is associated with a poor outcome. Histologic manifestations of RT are variable and include an increase in the proportion of large cells including prolymphocytes, immunoblasts and other pleomorphic cells along with an increased proliferation rate and often necrosis. Rarely, superimposed Herpes simplex virus (HSV) infection involving lymph nodes in patients with CLL/SLL may mimic RT clinically and histologically...
December 1, 2016: Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904736/the-biology-behind-b-cell-lymphoma-2-as-a-target-in-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia
#15
REVIEW
Valentín Ortíz-Maldonado, Pablo Mozas, Julio Delgado
B-cell lymphoma 2 (BCL2)-type proteins are key regulators of the intrinsic or mitochondrial pathway for apoptosis. Since escape from apoptosis is one the main 'hallmarks of cancer', BCL2 inhibitors have emerged as promising therapeutic agents for diverse lymphoid malignancies, particularly chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). Multiple clinical trials have shown efficacy of these agents in patients with relapsed/refractory disease with a favorable toxicity profile. Moreover, some clinical trials indicate that combination with monoclonal antibodies and other novel agents may enhance their effect...
December 2016: Therapeutic Advances in Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904140/restrictions-in-the-t-cell-repertoire-of-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-high-throughput-immunoprofiling-supports-selection-by-shared-antigenic-elements
#16
A Vardi, E Vlachonikola, M Karypidou, E Stalika, V Bikos, K Gemenetzi, C Maramis, A Siorenta, A Anagnostopoulos, S Pospisilova, N Maglaveras, I Chouvarda, K Stamatopoulos, A Hadzidimitriou
Immunoglobulin (IG) gene repertoire restrictions strongly support antigen selection in the pathogenesis of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). Given the emerging multifarious interactions between CLL and bystander T cells, we sought to determine whether antigen(s) are also selecting T cells in CLL. We performed a large-scale, next-generation sequencing (NGS) study of the T-cell repertoire, focusing on major stereotyped subsets representing CLL subgroups with undisputed antigenic drive, but also included patients carrying non-subset IG rearrangements to seek for T-cell immunogenetic signatures ubiquitous in CLL...
December 1, 2016: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904138/cirmtuzumab-inhibits-wnt5a-induced-rac1-activation-in-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-treated-with-ibrutinib
#17
J Yu, L Chen, B Cui, C Wu, M Y Choi, Y Chen, L Zhang, L Z Rassenti, G F Widhopf, T J Kipps
Signaling via the B cell receptor (BCR) plays an important role in the pathogenesis and progression of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). This is underscored by the clinical effectiveness of ibrutinib, an inhibitor of Bruton's tyrosine kinase (BTK) that can block BCR-signaling. However, ibrutinib cannot induce complete responses (CR) or durable remissions without continued therapy, suggesting alternative pathways also contribute to CLL growth/survival that are independent of BCR-signaling. ROR1 is a receptor for Wnt5a, which can promote activation of Rac1 to enhance CLL-cell proliferation and survival...
December 1, 2016: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903981/nurse-like-cells-promote-cll-survival-through-lfa-3-cd2-interactions
#18
Frédéric Boissard, Marie Tosolini, Laetitia Ligat, Anne Quillet-Mary, Frederic Lopez, Jean-Jacques Fournié, Loic Ysebaert, Mary Poupot
In the tumoral micro-environment (TME) of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), nurse-like cells (NLC) are tumor-associated macrophages which play a critical role in the survival and chemoresistance of tumoral cells. This pro-survival activity is known to involve soluble factors, but few data are available on the relative role of cells cross-talk. Here, we used a transcriptome-based approach to systematically investigate the expression of various receptor/ligand pairs at the surface of NLC/CLL cells. Their relative contribution to CLL survival was assessed both by fluorescent microscopy to identify cellular interactions and by the use of functional tests to measure the impact of uncoupling these pairs with blocking monoclonal antibodies...
November 26, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903679/the-bruton-s-tyrosine-kinase-btk-inhibitor-acalabrutinib-demonstrates-potent-on-target-effects-and-efficacy-in-two-mouse-models-of-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia
#19
Sarah E M Herman, Arnau Montraveta, Carsten U Niemann, Helena Mora-Jensen, Michael Gulrajani, Fanny Krantz, Rose Mantel, Lisa L Smith, Fabienne McClanahan, Bonnie Harrington, Dolors Colomer, Todd Covey, John C Byrd, Raquel Izumi, Allard Kaptein, Roger Ulrich, Amy Johnson, Brian J Lannutti, Adrian Wiestner, Jennifer A Woyach
PURPOSE: Acalabrutinib (ACP-196) is a novel, potent, and highly selective BTK inhibitor, which binds covalently to Cys481 in the ATP-binding pocket of BTK. We sought to evaluate the anti-tumor effects of acalabrutinib treatment in two established mouse models of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: Two distinct mouse models were used, the TCL1 adoptive transfer model where leukemic cells from Eμ-TCL1 transgenic mice are transplanted into C57BL/6 mice, and the human NSG primary CLL xenograft model...
November 30, 2016: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899962/new-emerging-therapies-in-the-management-of-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia
#20
Xiao-Lin Li, Ci-Xian Zhang
Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is considered incurable despite advances in management strategies. New drugs targeting cell pathways are currently being developed for the efficient management of CLL. Various strategies involving different targets have been developed, or are currently in the developing stage. A search was conducted in the electronic database PubMed, for pre-clinical as well as clinically controlled trials reporting various strategies against CLL currently under investigation. Novel strategies included use of antibodies, small cell inhibitors, such as spleen tyrosine kinase, LYN, cyclin-dependent kinase, and histone deacetylase inhibitors...
November 2016: Oncology Letters
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