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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791654/pharmacotherapy-of-myelofibrosis
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REVIEW
Douglas Tremblay, Bridget Marcellino, John Mascarenhas
Myelofibrosis (MF) is a myeloproliferative neoplasm that is pathologically characterized by bone marrow myeloproliferation, reticulin and collagen fibrosis, and extramedullary hematopoiesis. Constitutive activation of the Janus associated kinase (JAK)-signal transducers and activators of transcription signaling pathway with resultant elevation in pro-inflammatory cytokine levels is the pathogenic hallmark of MF. JAK inhibitors, namely ruxolitinib, have been successful in alleviating symptoms and reducing splenomegaly, but therapy-related myelosuppression has led to the further development of highly selective JAK2 inhibitors...
August 8, 2017: Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790099/gsk2586184-a-jak1-selective-inhibitor-in-two-patients-with-ulcerative-colitis
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Leonie C S De Vries, Valerie J Ludbrook, Kirsty J Hicks, Geert R D'Haens
Tofacitinib, a non-selective Janus kinase (JAK) inhibitor, is effective in inducing clinical and endoscopic remission in patients with active ulcerative colitis (UC). Tofacitinib inhibits cytokine signalling through blockade of JAK1, JAK2, JAK3 and tyrosine kinase 2 (TYK2). Adverse events including neutropenia and anaemia resulting from JAK2 inhibition have been observed in actively treated patients. By selectively targeting JAK1, such adverse events could be expected to be avoided. This open label study was designed to enrol 15 patients with UC, however the trial was discontinued after two inclusions due to safety concerns with the agent in a parallel trial for systemic lupus erythematosus...
August 7, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789911/discovery-of-tricyclic-dipyrrolopyridine-derivatives-as-novel-jak-inhibitors
#3
Hiroaki Yamagishi, Takayuki Inoue, Yutaka Nakajima, Jun Maeda, Hiroaki Tominaga, Hiroyuki Usuda, Takeshi Hondo, Ayako Moritomo, Fumihiro Nakamori, Misato Ito, Koji Nakamura, Hiroki Morio, Yasuyuki Higashi, Masamichi Inami, Shohei Shirakami
Janus kinases (JAKs) play a crucial role in cytokine mediated signal transduction. JAK inhibitors have emerged as effective immunomodulative agents for the prevention of transplant rejection. We previously reported that the tricyclic imidazo-pyrrolopyridinone 2 is a potent JAK inhibitor; however, it had poor oral absorption due to low membrane permeability. Here, we report the structural modification of compound 2 into the tricyclic dipyrrolopyridine 18a focusing on reduction of polar surface area (PSA), which exhibits potent in vitro activity, improved membrane permeability and good oral bioavailability...
July 27, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780423/cinnamic-acid-derivatives-inhibit-hepatitis-c-virus-replication-via-the-induction-of-oxidative-stress
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Ryota Amano, Atsuya Yamashita, Hirotake Kasai, Tomoka Hori, Sayoko Miyasato, Setsu Saito, Hiromasa Yokoe, Kazunori Takahashi, Tomohisa Tanaka, Teruhime Otoguro, Shinya Maekawa, Nobuyuki Enomoto, Masayoshi Tsubuki, Kohji Moriishi
Several cinnamic acid derivatives have been reported to exhibit antiviral activity. In this study, we prepared 17 synthetic cinnamic acid derivatives and screened them to identify an effective antiviral compound against hepatitis C virus (HCV). Compound 6, one of two hit compounds, suppressed the viral replications of genotypes 1b, 2a, 3a, and 4a with EC50 values of 1.5-8.1 μM and SI values of 16.2-94.2. The effect of compound 6 on the phosphorylation of Tyr(705) in signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3) was investigated because a cinnamic acid derivative AG490 was reported to suppress HCV replication and the activity of Janus kinase (JAK) 2...
August 2, 2017: Antiviral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776046/jak-inhibitors-modulate-production-of-replication-competent-zika-virus-in-human-hofbauer-trophoblasts-and-neuroblastoma-cells
#5
Christina Gavegnano, Leda C Bassit, Bryan D Cox, Hui-Mien Hsiao, Erica L Johnson, Mehul Suthar, Rana Chakraborty, Raymond F Schinazi
Zika Virus (ZIKV) is a flavivirus that has been implicated in causing brain deformations, birth defects, and microcephaly in fetuses, and associated with Guillain-Barre syndrome. Mechanisms responsible for transmission of ZIKV across the placenta to the fetus are incompletely understood. Herein, we define key events modulating infection in clinically relevant cells, including primary placental macrophages (human Hofbauer cells; HC), trophoblasts, and neuroblastoma cells. Consistent with previous findings, HC and trophoblasts are permissive to ZIKV infection...
2017: Pathogens & Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765121/novel-therapies-for-immune-mediated-inflammatory-diseases-what-can-we-learn-from-their-use-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-spondyloarthritis-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-psoriasis-crohn-s-disease-and-ulcerative-colitis
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REVIEW
Kenneth F Baker, John D Isaacs
The past three decades have witnessed remarkable advances in our ability to target specific elements of the immune and inflammatory response, fuelled by advances in both biotechnology and disease knowledge. As well as providing superior treatments for immune-mediated inflammatory diseases (IMIDs), such therapies also offer unrivalled opportunities to study the underlying immunopathological basis of these conditions.In this review, we explore recent approaches to the treatment of IMIDs and the insights to pathobiology that they provide...
August 1, 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762112/targeted-next-generation-sequencing-identifies-clinically-relevant-mutations-in-patients-with-chronic-neutrophilic-leukemia-at-diagnosis-and-blast-crisis
#7
S E Langabeer, K Haslam, J Kelly, J Quinn, R Morrell, E Conneally
PURPOSE: Chronic neutrophilic leukemia is a rare form of myeloproliferative neoplasm characterized by mature neutrophil hyperleukocytosis. The majority of patients harbor somatic mutations of CSF3R gene and are potentially amenable to targeted therapy with JAK inhibitors. The incidence and clinical significance of additional mutations requires clarification. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A next-generation sequencing approach for myeloid malignancy-associated mutations was applied to diagnostic and matched blast crisis samples from four chronic neutrophilic leukemia patients...
July 31, 2017: Clinical & Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760302/developmental-therapeutics-in-myeloproliferative-neoplasms
#8
REVIEW
Prithviraj Bose, Srdan Verstovsek
The unprecedented success of the Janus kinase (JAK) 1/2 inhibitor ruxolitinib in myelofibrosis (MF) provided much-needed impetus for clinical drug development for the Philadelphia chromosome-negative myeloproliferative neoplasms. The survival benefit conferred by this agent, along with its marked efficacy with regard to spleen volume and symptom reduction, have made ruxolitinib the cornerstone of drug therapy in MF. However, there remain significant unmet needs in the treatment of patients with MF, and many novel classes of agents continue to be investigated in efforts to build on the progress made with ruxolitinib...
July 2017: Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma & Leukemia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753520/interleukin-10-inhibits-neuroinflammation-mediated-apoptosis-of-ventral-mesencephalic-neurons-via-jak-stat3-pathway
#9
Yan Zhu, Zhan Liu, Yu-Ping Peng, Yi-Hua Qiu
Neuroinflammation plays an important role in the pathogenesis of Parkinson's disease. Interleukin (IL)-10 is one of the most important and best anti-inflammatory cytokines. The objective of this report is to investigate whether IL-10 has any role in protecting ventral mesencephalic (VM) neurons in in vitro model of neuroinflammation. In this study, primary neuron-enriched culture was prepared from the VM tissues of E14 embryos of rats. The cells were pretreated with IL-10 (15 or 50ng/mL) for 1h followed by lipopolysaccharide (LPS, 50ng/mL) application...
September 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752178/inhibitory-effect-of-jak-inhibitor-on-mechanical-stress-induced-protease-expression-by-human-articular-chondrocytes
#10
Takahiro Machida, Keiichiro Nishida, Yoshihisa Nasu, Ryuichi Nakahara, Masatsugu Ozawa, Ryozo Harada, Masahiro Horita, Ayumu Takeshita, Daisuke Kaneda, Aki Yoshida, Toshifumi Ozaki
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether janus kinase (JAK) inhibitor exhibits a chondro-protective effect against mechanical stress-induced expression of a disintegrin and metalloproteinase with thrombospondin motifs (ADAMTS) and matrix metalloproteinase (MMPs) in human chondrocytes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Normal human articular chondrocytes were seeded onto stretch chambers and incubated with or without tofacitinib (1000 nM) for 12 h before mechanical stimulation or cytokine stimulation...
July 27, 2017: Inflammation Research: Official Journal of the European Histamine Research Society ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745314/a-muscle-specific-protein-myoferlin-modulates-il-6-stat3-signaling-by-chaperoning-activated-stat3-to-nucleus
#11
A Yadav, B Kumar, J C Lang, T N Teknos, P Kumar
Myoferlin, a member of ferlin family of proteins, was first discovered as a candidate gene for muscular dystrophy and cardiomyopathy. Recently, myoferlin was shown to be also expressed in endothelial and cancer cells where it was shown to modulate vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGFR)-2 and epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) signaling by enhancing their stability and recycling. Based on these reports, we hypothesized that myoferlin might be regulating IL-6 signaling by modulating IL-6R stabilization and recycling...
July 24, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737134/nephrotic-syndrome-in-primary-myelofibrosis-with-renal-extramedullary-hematopoiesis-and-glomerulopathy-in-the-jak-inhibitor-era
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Rachele Del Sordo, Rachele Brugnano, Carla Covarelli, Gioia Fiorucci, Franca Falzetti, Giorgio Barbatelli, Emidio Nunzi, Angelo Sidoni
Primary myelofibrosis (PMF) is an uncommon form of myeloproliferative neoplasm (MPN) characterized by a proliferation of predominantly megakaryocytes and granulocytes in the bone marrow that, in fully-developed disease, is associated with reactive deposition of fibrous connective tissue, extramedullary hematopoiesis (EMH), and splenomegaly. Kidney involvement is rare and clinically presents with proteinuria, nephrotic syndrome, and renal insufficiency. Renal damage can be due to EMH and glomerulopathy. Renal EMH presents three patterns: infiltration of the interstitium with possible renal failure caused by functional damage of parenchyma and vessels, infiltration of capsule and pericapsular adipose tissue, and sclerosing mass-like lesions that can cause hydronephrosis and hydroureter with obstructive uropathy and renal failure...
July 24, 2017: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732065/direct-targets-of-pstat5-signalling-in-erythropoiesis
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Kevin R Gillinder, Hugh Tuckey, Charles C Bell, Graham W Magor, Stephen Huang, Melissa D Ilsley, Andrew C Perkins
Erythropoietin (EPO) acts through the dimeric erythropoietin receptor to stimulate proliferation, survival, differentiation and enucleation of erythroid progenitor cells. We undertook two complimentary approaches to find EPO-dependent pSTAT5 target genes in murine erythroid cells: RNA-seq of newly transcribed (4sU-labelled) RNA, and ChIP-seq for pSTAT5 30 minutes after EPO stimulation. We found 302 pSTAT5-occupied sites: ~15% of these reside in promoters while the rest reside within intronic enhancers or intergenic regions, some >100kb from the nearest TSS...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721333/pulmonary-cryptococcosis-in-a-ruxolitinib-treated-patient-with-primary-myelofibrosis
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Anna Hirano, Masahiro Yamasaki, Naomi Saito, Koji Iwato, Wakako Daido, Kunihiko Funaishi, Sayaka Ishiyama, Naoko Deguchi, Masaya Taniwaki, Nobuyuki Ohashi
We present the case of a 79-year-old man who showed multiple pulmonary nodules on chest computed tomography (CT) after being treated for 6 months with ruxolitinib, an inhibitor of Janus kinase (JAK) 1 and 2, to treat primary myelofibrosis. We examined the lesions by bronchoscopy, and the biopsy specimen revealed fungus bodies of Cryptococcus with granulomatous inflammation. As a result, the patient was diagnosed with pulmonary cryptococcosis. The patient was treated with fluconazole (200 mg daily for 2 weeks) with concomitant ruxolitinib administration, but the pulmonary lesions progressed...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712096/myeloproliferative-neoplasms-translating-new-discoveries-into-better-outcomes-better-quality-of-life
#15
REVIEW
Leslie Padrnos, Ruben A Mesa
Despite the identification of JAK mutations and the development of targeted inhibitors, there remain significant unmet needs for patients with myeloproliferative neoplasms. Identification of the myeloproliferative neoplasm populations not currently benefiting from JAK inhibitor therapy highlights the therapeutic deficits still present in this heterogeneous stem cell malignancy. While JAK inhibition has provided significant benefits for patients with intermediate-2 or high-risk myelofibrosis and in patients with polycythemia vera in the second-line setting, JAK inhibitor monotherapy is not approved and not appropriate for all patients with myeloproliferative neoplasms...
July 15, 2017: Oncology (Williston Park, NY)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711084/herpes-zoster-in-psoriasis-patients-treated-with-tofacitinib
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Kevin L Winthrop, Mark Lebwohl, Arnon D Cohen, Jeffrey M Weinberg, Stephen K Tyring, Scott T Rottinghaus, Pankaj Gupta, Kaori Ito, Huaming Tan, Mandeep Kaur, Alexander Egeberg, Lotus Mallbris, Hernan Valdez
BACKGROUND: Tofacitinib is an oral Janus kinase (JAK) inhibitor. Immunomodulatory therapies can increase the risk for herpes zoster (HZ) in patients with psoriasis. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the relationship between tofacitinib use and HZ risk. METHODS: We used phases 2 and 3 and long-term extension (LTE) data from the tofacitinib development program in psoriasis to calculate HZ incidence rates (IR; events per 100 patient-years); potential HZ risk factors were evaluated using Cox-proportional hazard models...
August 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690841/new-frontiers-in-the-treatment-of-systemic-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis
#17
REVIEW
Susan Canny, Elizabeth Mellins
Systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis (sJIA) and its most significant complication, macrophage activation syndrome (MAS), have traditionally been treated with steroids and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications. However, the introduction of biologic medications that inhibit specific cytokines, such interleukins 1 and 6, has changed the treatment paradigm for sJIA patients. In this review, we discuss the therapies currently used in the treatment of sJIA as well as novel targets and approaches under consideration, including mesenchymal stromal cell therapy and JAK inhibitors...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677733/sulforaphane-inhibits-the-interferon-%C3%AE-induced-expression-of-mig-ip-10-and-i-tac-in-ins%C3%A2-1-pancreatic-%C3%AE-cells-through-the-downregulation-of-irf-1-stat-1-and-pkb
#18
Yu-Kyoung Park, Mahesh Ramalingam, Shin Kim, Byeong-Churl Jang, Jong Wook Park
Sulforaphane (SFN) is a dietary isothiocyanate abundantly available in cruciferous vegetables and has been shown to possess anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory activities. Chemokines are important mediators of inflammation and immune responses due to their ability to recruit and activate macrophages and leukocytes. To date, little is known about the SFN-mediated regulation of chemokine expression in pancreatic β-cells. In this study, we investigated the inhibitory effects and mechanisms of SFN on the interferon-γ (IFN-γ)-induced expression of a subset of chemokines, including monokine induced by IFN-γ (MIG), IFN-inducible protein of 10 kDa (IP-10) and IFN-inducible T‑cell alpha chemoattractant (I-TAC), in INS‑1 cells, a rat pancreatic β-cell line...
September 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677265/epigenetics-in-myeloproliferative-neoplasms
#19
REVIEW
Suzanne McPherson, Mary Frances McMullin, Ken Mills
A decade on from the description of JAK2 V617F, the MPNs are circumscribed by an increasingly intricate landscape. There is now evidence that they are likely the result of combined genetic dysregulation, with several mutated genes involved in the regulation of epigenetic mechanisms. Epigenetic changes are not due to a change in the DNA sequence but are reversible modifications that dictate the way in which genes may be expressed (or silenced). Among the epigenetic mechanisms, DNA methylation is probably the best described...
July 4, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674362/the-amelioration-of-myelofibrosis-with-thrombocytopenia-by-a-jak1-2-inhibitor-ruxolitinib-in-a-post-polycythemia-vera-myelofibrosis-patient-with-a-jak2-exon-12-mutation
#20
Kazuhiko Ikeda, Koki Ueda, Takahiro Sano, Kazuei Ogawa, Takayuki Ikezoe, Yuko Hashimoto, Soji Morishita, Norio Komatsu, Hitoshi Ohto, Yasuchika Takeishi
Less than 5% of patients with polycythemia vera (PV) show JAK2 exon 12 mutations. Although PV patients with JAK2 exon 12 mutations are known to develop post-PV myelofibrosis (MF) as well as PV with JAK2V617F, the role of JAK inhibitors in post-PV MF patients with JAK2 exon 12 mutations remains unknown. We describe how treatment with a JAK1/2 inhibitor, ruxolitinib, led to the rapid amelioration of marrow fibrosis, erythrocytosis and thrombocytopenia in a 77-year-old man with post-PV MF who carried a JAK2 exon 12 mutation (JAK2H538QK539L)...
2017: Internal Medicine
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