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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424162/pembrolizumab-in-patients-with-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-with-richter-s-transformation-and-relapsed-cll
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Wei Ding, Betsy R LaPlant, Timothy G Call, Sameer A Parikh, Jose F Leis, Rong He, Tait D Shanafelt, Sutapa Sinha, Jennifer Le-Rademacher, Andrew L Feldman, Thomas M Habermann, Thomas E Witzig, Gregory A Wiseman, Yi Lin, Erik Asmus, Grzegorz S Nowakowski, Michael J Conte, Deborah A Bowen, Casey N Aitken, Daniel L Van Dyke, Patricia T Greipp, Xin Liu, Xiaosheng Wu, Henan Zhang, Charla R Secreto, Shulan Tian, Esteban Braggio, Linda E Wellik, Ivana Micallef, David S Viswanatha, Huihuang Yan, Asher A Chanan-Khan, Neil E Kay, Haidong Dong, Stephen M Ansell
CLL patients progressed early on ibrutinib often develop Richter's transformation (RT) with short survival about 4 months. Preclinical studies suggest that programmed death 1 (PD-1) pathway is critical to inhibit immune surveillance in CLL. This phase 2 study MC1485 (NCT02332980) was designed to test the efficacy and safety of pembrolizumab, a humanized PD-1-blocking antibody, at a dose of 200 mg every 3 weeks in relapsed and transformed CLL. Twenty-five patients including 16 relapsed CLL and 9 RT (all proven diffuse large cell lymphoma) patients were enrolled and 60% received prior ibrutinib...
April 19, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340951/epstein-barr-virus-hemophagocytic-lymphohistiocytosis-related-to-rituximab-use-and-immunopathogenetic-insights
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Sotirios G Papageorgiou, Sotirios Tsiodras, Georgios Siakallis, Efthimia Bazani, Aris Spathis, Garyfalia Poulakou, Penelope Korkolopoulou, Ioannis Panayiotides, Vasiliki Pappa
Anti-CD20-based chemo-immunotherapeutic regimens have been suggested to assist in the management of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)-induced hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) and EBV-associated post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorders (EBV-PTLD), by reducing EBV viral load and EBV-induced inflammation. Herein we report a fatal EBV-related HLH in the context of Hodgkin lymphoma (HL)-like Richter's transformation of B chronic lymphocytic leukemia (B-CLL), two months after rituximab treatment. The complex balance between EBV driven T-cell stimulation and immunosuppressive therapy in the context of multiple immune deficits is discussed...
December 2016: Pathology, Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295527/factors-predicting-survival-in-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-patients-developing-richter-syndrome-transformation-into-hodgkin-lymphoma
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Francesca Romana Mauro, Piero Galieni, Alessandra Tedeschi, Luca Laurenti, Giovanni Del Poeta, Gianluigi Reda, Marina Motta, Alessandro Gozzetti, Roberta Murru, Maria Denise Caputo, Melissa Campanelli, Anna Maria Frustaci, Idanna Innocenti, Sara Raponi, Anna Guarini, Fortunato Morabito, Robin Foà, Massimo Gentile
We hereby report the clinical and biologic features of 33 of 4680 (0.7%) patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), managed at 10 Italian centers, who developed Hodgkin lymphoma (HL), a rare variant of Richter syndrome. The median age at CLL and at HL diagnosis were 61 years (range 41-80) and 70 years (range 46-82), respectively, with a median interval from CLL to the diagnosis of HL of 90 months (range 0-258). In 3 cases, CLL and HL were diagnosed simultaneously. Hl was characterized by advanced stage in 79% of cases, International Prognostic Score (IPS) ≥4 in 50%, extranodal involvement in 39%, B symptoms in 70%...
March 10, 2017: American Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228478/an-engineered-tgf-%C3%AE-monomer-that-functions-as-a-dominant-negative-to-block-tgf-%C3%AE-signaling
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Sun Kyung Kim, Lindsey Barron, Cynthia S Hinck, Elyse M Petrunak, Kristin E Cano, Avinash Thangirala, Brian Iskra, Molly Brothers, Machell Vonberg, Belinda Leal, Blair Richter, Ravindra Kodali, Alex B Taylor, Shoucheng Du, Christopher O Barnes, Traian Sulea, Guillermo Calero, P John Hart, Matthew J Hart, Borries Demeler, Andrew P Hinck
The transforming growth factor beta isoforms, TGF-β1, -β2, and -β3 are small secreted homodimeric signaling proteins with essential roles in regulating the adaptive immune system and maintaining the extracellular matrix. However, dysregulation of the TGF-β pathway is responsible for promoting the progression of several human diseases, including cancer and fibrosis. In spite of the known importance of TGF-βs in promoting disease progression, no inhibitors have been approved for use in humans. Herein, we describe an engineered TGF-β monomer, lacking the heel helix, a structural motif essential for binding the TGF-β type I receptor, TβRI, but dispensible for binding the other receptor required for TGF-β signaling, the TGF-β type II receptor, TβRII, as an alternative therapeutic modality for blocking TGF-β signaling in humans...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218627/gata4-dependent-organ-specific-endothelial-differentiation-controls-liver-development-and-embryonic-hematopoiesis
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Cyrill Géraud, Philipp-Sebastian Koch, Johanna Zierow, Kay Klapproth, Katrin Busch, Victor Olsavszky, Thomas Leibing, Alexandra Demory, Friederike Ulbrich, Miriam Diett, Sandhya Singh, Carsten Sticht, Katja Breitkopf-Heinlein, Karsten Richter, Sanna-Maria Karppinen, Taina Pihlajaniemi, Bernd Arnold, Hans-Reimer Rodewald, Hellmut G Augustin, Kai Schledzewski, Sergij Goerdt
Microvascular endothelial cells (ECs) are increasingly recognized as organ-specific gatekeepers of their microenvironment. Microvascular ECs instruct neighboring cells in their organ-specific vascular niches through angiocrine factors, which include secreted growth factors (angiokines), extracellular matrix molecules, and transmembrane proteins. However, the molecular regulators that drive organ-specific microvascular transcriptional programs and thereby regulate angiodiversity are largely elusive. In contrast to other ECs, which form a continuous cell layer, liver sinusoidal ECs (LSECs) constitute discontinuous, permeable microvessels...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218069/concomitant-presence-of-cd5-positive-diffuse-large-b-lymphoma-and-monoclonal-b-cells-with-cll-immunophenotype-is-it-richter-s-transformation
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Sabina Langer, Jasmita Dass, Suchi Mittal, Shyam Aggarwal
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 20, 2017: Turkish Journal of Haematology: Official Journal of Turkish Society of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203174/richter-s-syndrome-with-hypercalcemia-induced-by-tumor-associated-production-of-parathyroid-hormone-related-peptide
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Naoki Watanabe, Hajime Yasuda, Soji Morishita, Yasuo Aota, Junichi Tomomatsu, Masaru Tanaka, Akimichi Ohsaka, Norio Komatsu
Humoral hypercalcemia due to parathyroid hormone-related peptide (PTHrP) elevation is a well-known complication of various malignancies, but the situation is rare concerning hematological malignancies except for adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma. We report a case of Richter's syndrome with humoral hypercalcemia, and demonstrate by reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) that peripheral blood PTHrP levels were 2,500-fold higher compared to healthy controls. PTHrP production by tumor cells in chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and Richter's syndrome has been previously demonstrated by nonquantitative methods such as immunohistochemistry and northern blot analysis, but this is the first report using the RT-PCR method...
January 2017: Case Reports in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191372/richter-transformation-of-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-a-review-of-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron-emission-tomography-computed-tomography-and-molecular-diagnostics
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REVIEW
Faiq Shaikh, Amna Janjua, Frederick Van Gestel, Adeel Ahmad
Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is a low-grade B-cell proliferative disease with a generally indolent course. In a few cases, it undergoes transformation and becomes a more aggressive malignancy, such as diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL). This process, which is called Richter transformation (RT), is often detected too late and is associated with a poor prognosis. There are multiple molecular diagnostic approaches to detect RT in preexisting CLL. Metabolic imaging using 18-fluorine fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography-computed tomography (18F-FDG PET/CT) can be a very useful tool for early detection of RT and which can hence allow for timely intervention, thereby improving the patient's chances of survival...
January 9, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28171709/long-term-outcomes-for-patients-with-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-who-discontinue-ibrutinib
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Preetesh Jain, Philip A Thompson, Michael Keating, Zeev Estrov, Alessandra Ferrajoli, Nitin Jain, Hagop Kantarjian, Jan A Burger, Susan O'Brien, William G Wierda
BACKGROUND: Ibrutinib is a Bruton tyrosine kinase inhibitor and is approved for the treatment of patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) in frontline and relapsed/refractory settings. The authors previously reported poor outcomes for patients who discontinued ibrutinib; however, long-term outcomes were not reported. METHODS: Data from 320 patients who received ibrutinib on clinical studies between 2010 and 2015 at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center were retrospectively analyzed...
February 7, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095146/phase-i-first-in-human-study-of-venetoclax-in-patients-with-relapsed-or-refractory-non-hodgkin-lymphoma
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Matthew S Davids, Andrew W Roberts, John F Seymour, John M Pagel, Brad S Kahl, William G Wierda, Soham Puvvada, Thomas J Kipps, Mary Ann Anderson, Ahmed Hamed Salem, Martin Dunbar, Ming Zhu, Franklin Peale, Jeremy A Ross, Lori Gressick, Monali Desai, Su Young Kim, Maria Verdugo, Rod A Humerickhouse, Gary B Gordon, John F Gerecitano
Purpose B-cell leukemia/lymphoma-2 (BCL-2) overexpression is common in many non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) subtypes. A phase I trial in patients with NHL was conducted to determine safety, pharmacokinetics, and efficacy of venetoclax, a selective, potent, orally bioavailable BCL-2 inhibitor. Patients and Methods A total of 106 patients with relapsed or refractory NHL received venetoclax once daily until progressive disease or unacceptable toxicity at target doses from 200 to 1,200 mg in dose-escalation and safety expansion cohorts...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067096/differential-response-of-normal-and-transformed-mammary-epithelial-cells-to-combined-treatment-of-anti-mir-21-and-radiation
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Vanja Radulovic, Theresa Heider, Sabine Richter, Simone Moertl, Michael J Atkinson, Nataša Anastasov
PURPOSE: MicroRNA miR-21 has emerged as a therapeutic target in the treatment of breast cancer. This study was designed to compare the responses of breast cancer cells and non-transformed breast epithelial cells to a combined regimen of miR-21 inhibition and radiation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The MDA-MB-361 (breast cancer) and MCF-10A (non-transformed mammary epithelial) cell lines were used for the comparison in this in vitro study. The stable knockdown of miR-21 was performed by using lentiviral approach...
January 9, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905140/herpes-simplex-infection-simulating-richter-transformation-a-series-of-four-cases-and-review-of-the-literature
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Alireza Salem, Sanam Loghavi, Joseph D Khoury, Rose Lou Marie C Agbay, Jeffrey L Jorgensen, L Jeffrey Medeiros
AIMS: Richter transformation (RT) occurs in 5-10% of patients with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia/small lymphocytic lymphoma (CLL/SLL), and is associated with a poor outcome. The histological manifestations of RT are variable, and include an increase in the proportion of 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...
April 2017: Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899414/sentinel-case-of-richter-transformation-from-chronic-lymphocytic-leukaemia-small-lymphocytic-lymphoma-to-cd3-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma
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Ali Ismail, Jawed A Mallick, Dahui Qin, Mohammad O Hussaini
AIM: To report the first case of a Richter syndrome where small lymphocytic lymphoma (SLL) progressed to a CD3+ diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL). METHODS: Macrodissection of small and large cell lymphomatous components was performed. This was followed by flow cytometric analysis along with molecular B-cell immunoglobulin (heavy and light chains) and T-cell receptor (γ and β chains) gene rearrangement studies to investigate a clonal relationship between the components...
November 29, 2016: Journal of Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27848974/differential-expression-of-tgf-%C3%AE-superfamily-members-and-role-of-smad1-5-9-signalling-in-chondral-versus-endochondral-chondrocyte-differentiation
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Verena Dexheimer, Jessica Gabler, Katharina Bomans, Tanja Sims, Georg Omlor, Wiltrud Richter
Proteins of the transforming-growth-factor-β (TGF-β)-superfamily have a remarkable ability to induce cartilage and bone and the crosstalk of TGF-β - and BMP-signalling pathways appears crucial during chondrocyte development. Aim was to assess the regulation of TGF-β-superfamily members and of Smad2/3- and Smad1/5/9-signalling during endochondral in vitro chondrogenesis of mesenchymal stromal cells (MSC) relative to chondral redifferentiation of articular chondrocytes (AC) to adjust chondrocyte development of MSC towards a less hypertrophic phenotype...
November 16, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27752455/results-of-extended-plant-tests-using-more-realistic-exposure-scenarios-for-improving-environmental-risk-assessment-of-veterinary-pharmaceuticals
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Elisabeth Richter, Silvia Berkner, Ina Ebert, Bernhard Förster, Nadin Graf, Monika Herrchen, Ute Kühnen, Jörg Römbke, Markus Simon
BACKGROUND: Residues of veterinary medicinal products (VMPs) enter the environment via application of manure onto agricultural areas where in particular antibiotics can cause phytotoxicity. Terrestrial plant tests according to OECD guideline 208 are part of the environmental risk assessment of VMPs. However, this standard approach might not be appropriate for VMPs which form non-extractable residues or transformation products in manure and manure-amended soil. Therefore, a new test design with a more realistic exposure scenario via manure application is needed...
2016: Environmental Sciences Europe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27742070/richter-s-syndrome-novel-and-promising-therapeutic-alternatives
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REVIEW
Davide Rossi
Richter's syndrome (RS) is the development of an aggressive lymphoma in patients with a previous or concomitant diagnosis of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). The incidence rate for RS is ∼0.5% per year of observation. In the presence of clinical suspicious of RS, diagnosis of transformation and choice of the site of biopsy may take advantage of (18)FDG PET/CT. Molecular lesions of tumor suppression regulators (TP53), cell cycle (CDKN2A) and cell proliferation (NOTCH1, MYC) overall account for ∼90% of RS and may be responsible for its aggressive clinical phenotype...
March 2016: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27735950/increased-survival-and-cell-cycle-progression-pathways-are-required-for-ews-fli1-induced-malignant-transformation
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Tahereh Javaheri, Zahra Kazemi, Jan Pencik, Ha Tt Pham, Maximilian Kauer, Rahil Noorizadeh, Barbara Sax, Harini Nivarthi, Michaela Schlederer, Barbara Maurer, Maximillian Hofbauer, Dave Nt Aryee, Marc Wiedner, Eleni M Tomazou, Malcolm Logan, Christine Hartmann, Jan P Tuckermann, Lukas Kenner, Mario Mikula, Helmut Dolznig, Aykut Üren, Günther H Richter, Florian Grebien, Heinrich Kovar, Richard Moriggl
Ewing sarcoma (ES) is the second most frequent childhood bone cancer driven by the EWS/FLI1 (EF) fusion protein. Genetically defined ES models are needed to understand how EF expression changes bone precursor cell differentiation, how ES arises and through which mechanisms of inhibition it can be targeted. We used mesenchymal Prx1-directed conditional EF expression in mice to study bone development and to establish a reliable sarcoma model. EF expression arrested early chondrocyte and osteoblast differentiation due to changed signaling pathways such as hedgehog, WNT or growth factor signaling...
October 13, 2016: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27707629/richter-s-transformation-in-the-era-of-kinase-inhibitor-therapy-a-review
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REVIEW
Emily C Ayers, Anthony R Mato
Richter's transformation (RT) is the transformation of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) into rapidly progressive B-cell lymphoma. This disease has long been recognized as a difficult-to-treat illness with poor survival outcomes. Although the incidence of RT has been well documented in previous studies, less is understood in the era of novel therapeutics, such as kinase inhibitors (KIs). The present review discusses the current risk factors, incidence, and outcomes of patients with RT in the modern era of KI therapy...
January 2017: Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma & Leukemia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27688087/b-lymphoblastic-leukemia-in-a-patient-with-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-sequential-development-of-biclonal-b-cell-neoplasms-over-a-23-year-period-in-a-single-individual
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Bin Wu, Kimberly Ingersoll, Catherine Rehder, Endi Wang
Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is an indolent mature B-cell neoplasm. During a prolonged disease course, a secondary B-cell neoplasm may arise in some patients, the most common example being the clonal evolution of CLL to diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, which is referred to as Richter transformation. Secondary de novo mature B-cell neoplasms arising in a patient with pre-existing CLL have been described; however, B-lymphoblastic leukemia (B-ALL) developing in untreated CLL is rare, and its clonal relationship to the primary neoplasm has been an interesting issue...
November 2016: Pathology, Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27677095/pet-positive-lymphadenopathy-in-cll-not-always-richter-transformation
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Naveen Pemmaraju, Preetesh Jain, L Jeffrey Medeiros, Jeffrey L Jorgenson, Nitin Jain, Jason Willis, Dimitrios P Kontoyiannis, Zeev Estrov, William G Wierda
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: American Journal of Hematology
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