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Vijaykumar Chennupati, Diogo Ft Veiga, Kendle M Maslowski, Nicola Andina, Aubry Tardivel, Eric Chi-Wang Yu, Martina Stilinovic, Cedric Simillion, Michel A Duchosal, Manfredo Quadroni, Irene Roberts, Vijay G Sankaran, H Robson MacDonald, Nicolas Fasel, Anne Angelillo-Scherrer, Pascal Schneider, Trang Hoang, Ramanjaneyulu Allam
Ribosomal proteins (RP) regulate specific gene expression by selectively translating subsets of mRNAs. Indeed, in Diamond-Blackfan anaemia and 5q- syndrome, mutations in RP genes lead to a specific defect in erythroid gene translation and cause anaemia. Little is known about the molecular mechanisms of selective mRNA translation and involvement of ribosomal-associated factors in this process. Ribonuclease inhibitor (RNH1) is an ubiquitously expressed protein that binds to and inhibits pancreatic-type ribonucleases...
February 6, 2018: Journal of Clinical Investigation
Kamila Polgarova, Karina Vargova, Vojtech Kulvait, Nina Dusilkova, Lubomir Minarik, Zuzana Zemanova, Michal Pesta, Anna Jonasova, Tomas Stopka
Azacitidine (AZA) for higher risk MDS patients is a standard therapy with limited durability. To monitor mutation dynamics during AZA therapy we utilized massive parallel sequencing of 54 genes previously associated with MDS/AML pathogenesis. Serial sampling before and during AZA therapy of 38 patients (reaching median overall survival 24 months (Mo) with 60% clinical responses) identified 116 somatic pathogenic variants with allele frequency (VAF) exceeding 5%. High accuracy of data was achieved via duplicate libraries from myeloid cells and T-cell controls...
December 19, 2017: Oncotarget
Elena Ciabatti, Angelo Valetto, Veronica Bertini, Maria Immacolata Ferreri, Alice Guazzelli, Susanna Grassi, Francesca Guerrini, Iacopo Petrini, Maria Rita Metelli, Maria Adelaide Caligo, Simona Rossi, Sara Galimberti
In this study we present a new diagnostic workup for the myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) including FISH, aCGH, and somatic mutation assays in addition to the conventional cytogenetics (CC). We analyzed 61 patients by CC, FISH for chromosome 5, 7, 8 and PDGFR rearrangements, aCGH, and PCR for ASXL1, EZH2, TP53, TET2, RUNX1, DNMT3A, SF3B1 somatic mutations. Moreover, we quantified WT1 and RPS14 gene expression levels, in order to find their possible adjunctive value and their possible clinical impact. CC analysis showed 32% of patients with at least one aberration...
October 3, 2017: Oncotarget
Hironori Harada
Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) are defined as hematopoietic stem cell disorders caused by various gene abnormalities. Recent analysis using next generation sequencing has provided great progress in identifying relationships between gene mutations and clinical phenotypes of MDS. It is estimated that one or more gene mutations occur in greater than 90% of MDS patients. More than 50 gene mutations affecting RNA splicing machinery, DNA methylation, histone modifications, transcription factors, signal transduction proteins, and components of the cohesion complex participate in the pathogenesis of MDS...
2017: [Rinshō Ketsueki] the Japanese Journal of Clinical Hematology
Nicola S Fracchiolla, Alessanda Iurlo, Valeria Ferla, Bruno Fattizzo, Alessandra Freyrie, Gianluigi Reda, Agostino Cortelezzi
BACKGROUND: Myelodysplastic syndromes with chromosome 5 long arm deletion (5q-mds) may benefit from lenalidomide treatment. However, unresponsive patients have a high risk for clonal evolution and progression to acute myeloid leukemia. Case: We describe a 5q-patient treated with lenalidomide, who concomitantly developed acute myeloid leukemia and blastic plasmacytoid dendritic cell neoplasm, a rare and highly aggressive lymphoma. CONCLUSIONS: Evolution of 5q- syndrome to acute myeloid leukemia and blastic plasmacytoid dendritic cell neoplasm may have occurred through various mechanisms, including persistence of neoplastic lenalidomide-resistant stem cells and selection of a more aggressive clone via lenalidomide augmentation of the ARPC1B gene, or because of lenalidomide stimulation on dendritic cells...
September 1, 2017: Clinical Laboratory
Josh A Showalter, Nidhi Tandon, Bihong Zhao, Guilin Tang, Nghia D Nguyen, L Jeffrey Medeiros
OBJECTIVE: Myeloid sarcoma (MS) is defined in the World Health Organization classification as a tumor mass consisting of myeloblasts with or without maturation and involving any anatomic site other than the bone marrow. We present a case of MS developing in a patient with 5q- myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) and review the relevant literature. METHODS: A 77-year-old woman with recent diagnosis of MDS associated with del(5q) presented with symptoms and signs attributable to a mass involving the T8 vertebra...
August 2017: Annals of Clinical and Laboratory Science
Antonio Gentilella, Francisco D Morón-Duran, Pedro Fuentes, Guilherme Zweig-Rocha, Ferran Riaño-Canalias, Joffrey Pelletier, Marta Ruiz, Gemma Turón, Julio Castaño, Albert Tauler, Clara Bueno, Pablo Menéndez, Sara C Kozma, George Thomas
Ribosomal protein (RP) expression in higher eukaryotes is regulated translationally through the 5′TOP sequence. This mechanism evolved to more rapidly produce RPs on demand in different tissues. Here we show that 40S ribosomes, in a complex with the mRNA binding protein LARP1, selectively stabilize 5′TOP mRNAs, with disruption of this complex leading to induction of the impaired ribosome biogenesis checkpoint (IRBC) and p53 stabilization. The importance of this mechanism is underscored in 5q− syndrome, a macrocytic anemia caused by a large monoallelic deletion, which we found to also encompass the LARP1 gene...
July 6, 2017: Molecular Cell
Elena Ciabatti, Angelo Valetto, Veronica Bertini, Maria Immacolata Ferreri, Alice Guazzelli, Susanna Grassi, Francesca Guerrini, Iacopo Petrini, Maria Rita Metelli, Maria Adelaide Caligo, Simona Rossi, Sara Galimberti
In this study we present a new diagnostic workup for the myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) including FISH, aCGH, and somatic mutation assays in addition to the conventional cytogenetics (CC). We analyzed 61 patients by CC, FISH for chromosome 5, 7, 8 and PDGFR rearrangements, aCGH, and PCR for ASXL1, EZH2, TP53, TET2, RUNX1, DNMT3A, SF3B1 somatic mutations. Moreover, we quantified WT1 and RPS14 gene expression levels, in order to find their possible adjunctive value and their possible clinical impact. CC analysis showed 32% of patients with at least one aberration...
March 25, 2017: Oncotarget
Yue-Kun Qi, Ling-Yun Wu
Ribosomal proteins are key elements of protein synthesis machinery, ribosome. Besides the essential role in ribosome assembly and protein synthesis, there are lots of extraribosomal functions for ribosomal proteins, ranging from regulating cell proliferation and apoptosis to mediating DNA repair, cellular development and differentiation. Based on the typical features of hematologic system, the ribosomal proteins are related with many hematologic diseases, such as Diamond-Blackfan anemia, 5q- syndrome. In this review, the recent research progress on extraribosomal functions and related hematologic diseases are summarised...
December 2016: Zhongguo Shi Yan Xue Ye Xue za Zhi
Hiroshi Ureshino, Haruna Kizuka, Kana Kusaba, Haruhiko Sano, Atsujiro Nishioka, Takero Shindo, Yasushi Kubota, Toshihiko Ando, Kensuke Kojima, Shinya Kimura
Derivative (5;19)(p10;q10) [der(5;19)(p10;q10)] is a rare chromosomal abnormality in myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), and is genetically similar to deletion 5q [del(5q)]. However, MDS with der(5;19)(p10;q10) and 5q- syndrome are generally characterized as distinct subtypes. Here, we report a case of a patient with 5q- syndrome-like features as the first manifestation of MDS with der(5; 19)(p10;q10). A 59-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital for anemia without leukopenia and thrombocytopenia. She had received chemotherapy comprising carboplatin and docetaxel for endometrial cancer eight years before...
May 2017: International Journal of Hematology
Meaghan Wall
Cytogenetic analysis has an essential role in diagnosis, classification, and prognosis of myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS). Some cytogenetic abnormalities are sufficiently characteristic of MDS to be considered MDS defining in the appropriate clinical context. MDS with isolated del(5q) is the only molecularly defined MDS subtype. The genes responsible for many aspects of 5q- syndrome, the distinct clinical phenotype associated with this condition, have now been identified. Cytogenetics forms the cornerstone of the most widely adopted prognostic scoring systems in MDS, the international prognostic scoring system (IPSS) and the revised international prognostic scoring system (IPPS-R)...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
Xilong Xu, Xiufang Xiong, Yi Sun
Ribosomal proteins (RPs), the essential components of the ribosome, are a family of RNA-binding proteins, which play prime roles in ribosome biogenesis and protein translation. Recent studies revealed that RPs have additional extra-ribosomal functions, independent of protein biosynthesis, in regulation of diverse cellular processes. Here, we review recent advances in our understanding of how RPs regulate apoptosis, cell cycle arrest, cell proliferation, neoplastic transformation, cell migration and invasion, and tumorigenesis through both MDM2/p53-dependent and p53-independent mechanisms...
July 2016: Science China. Life Sciences
Jason Ear, Jessica Hsueh, Melinda Nguyen, QingHua Zhang, Victoria Sung, Rajesh Chopra, Kathleen M Sakamoto, Shuo Lin
5q-syndrome is a distinct form of myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) where a deletion on chromosome 5 is the underlying cause. MDS is characterized by bone marrow failures, including macrocytic anemia. Genetic mapping and studies using various models support the notion that ribosomal protein S14 (RPS14) is the candidate gene for the erythroid failure. Targeted disruption of RPS14 causes an increase in p53 activity and p53-mediated apoptosis, similar to what is observed with other ribosomal proteins. However, due to the higher risk for cancer development in patients with ribosome deficiency, targeting the p53 pathway is not a viable treatment option...
May 20, 2016: Journal of Genetics and Genomics, Yi Chuan Xue Bao
S Semochkin, T Tolstykh, G Dudina, O Fink
The myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) are a distinct group of clonal disorders of hematopoietic stem or progenitor cells characterized by ineffective hematopoiesis and peripheral cytopenias. The data on the epidemiology of MDS in Russia are absent.The aim of the study was to evaluate the incidence of MDS in adults, to evaluate methods of diagnosis confirmation and choice of therapy in the system of Moscow Health Care.The observational study included adult patients with newly diagnosed MDS in 2010. Two hundred and one adult patients (male - 110, female - 118) were registered...
March 2016: Georgian Medical News
Anna Jonášová, Libor Červinek, Petra Bělohlávková, Jaroslav Čermák, Monika Beličková, Petr Rohoň, Olga Černá, Ivana Hochová, Magda Šišková, Karla Kačmářová, Eva Janoušová
Myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) is a common hematological disease in patients over sixty. Despite intensive research, the therapy of this heterogeneous blood disease is complicated. In recent years, two new therapeutic approaches have been proposed: immunomodulation and demethylation therapy. Immunomodulation therapy with lenalidomide represents a meaningful advance in the treatment of anemic patients, specifically those with 5q- aberrations. As much as 60-70% of patients respond and achieve transfusion independence...
December 2015: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
Yan Ma, Bo-Bin Chen, Xiao-Qin Wang, Xiao-Ping Xu, Guo-Wei Lin
OBJECTIVE: To establish a nested case-control study cohort in myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) patients and investigate the clinical characteristics, WHO subtype and risk factors associated with MDS evolution to leukemia of this cohort. METHODS: All patients, ≥18 years of age, provided by 24 Shanghai hospitals with initial clinical findings consistent with a hematopoietic abnormality between June 2003 and April 2007, were the candidates for inclusion in this study...
December 2015: Zhongguo Shi Yan Xue Ye Xue za Zhi
Walter Arancio, Swonild Ilenia Genovese, Lucia Bongiovanni, Claudio Tripodo
In genomic deletions, gene haploinsufficiency might directly configure a specific disease phenotype. Nevertheless, in some cases no functional association can be identified between haploinsufficient genes and the deletion-associated phenotype. Transcripts can act as microRNA sponges. The reduction of transcripts from the hemizygous region may increase the availability of specific microRNAs, which in turn may exert in-trans regulation of target genes outside the deleted region, eventually contributing to the phenotype...
2015: Oncoscience
Gregor Aschauer, Richard Greil, Werner Linkesch, Thomas Nösslinger, Richard Stauder, Sonja Burgstaller, Michael Fiegl, Michael Fridrik, Michael Girschikofsky, Felix Keil, Andreas Petzer
BACKGROUND: Lenalidomide has demonstrated remarkable efficacy for therapy of lower-risk myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) associated with 5q(-). The present evaluation aimed to describe the characteristics and outcomes of low-risk MDS patients treated with lenalidomide in Austria. PATIENTS AND METHODS: For this retrospective, multicenter, observational analysis of MDS patients who received lenalidomide, data were collected at various hospitals in Austria over a period of 3 years...
November 2015: Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma & Leukemia
Xiao-E Jia, Ke Ma, Tao Xu, Lei Gao, Shuang Wu, Cong Fu, Wenjuan Zhang, Zhizhang Wang, Kaiyu Liu, Mei Dong, Changbin Jing, Chunguang Ren, Zhiwei Dong, Yi Chen, Yi Jin, Qiuhua Huang, Xing Chang, Min Deng, Li Li, Lingfei Luo, Jun Zhu, Yongjun Dang, Hung-Chun Chang, Leonard I Zon, Yi Zhou, Saijuan Chen, Weijun Pan
Dysregulation of ribosome biogenesis causes human diseases, such as Diamond-Blackfan anemia, del (5q-) syndrome and bone marrow failure. However, the mechanisms of blood disorders in these diseases remain elusive. Through genetic mapping, molecular cloning and mechanism characterization of the zebrafish mutant cas002, we reveal a novel connection between ribosomal dysfunction and excessive autophagy in the regulation of hematopoietic stem/progenitor cells (HSPCs). cas002 carries a recessive lethal mutation in kri1l gene that encodes an essential component of rRNA small subunit processome...
August 2015: Cell Research
Erica Bello, Andrea Pellagatti, Jacqueline Shaw, Cristina Mecucci, Rajko Kušec, Sally Killick, Aristoteles Giagounidis, Sophie Raynaud, María J Calasanz, Pierre Fenaux, Jacqueline Boultwood
Mutations of CSNK1A1, a gene mapping to the commonly deleted region of the 5q- syndrome, have been recently described in patients with del(5q) myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS). Haploinsufficiency of Csnk1a1 in mice has been shown to result in β-catenin activation and expansion of haematopoietic stem cells (HSC). We have screened a large cohort of 104 del(5q) MDS patients and have identified mutations of CSNK1A1 in five cases (approximately 5%). We have shown up-regulation of β-catenin target genes in the HSC of patients with del(5q) MDS...
June 18, 2015: British Journal of Haematology
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