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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025582/a-novel-trip11-flt3-fusion-in-a-patient-with-a-myeloid-lymphoid-neoplasm-with-eosinophilia
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Alfred Chung, Yanli Hou, Robert S Ohgami, Ann Von Gehr, Dianna G Fisk, Krishna M Roskin, Xu Li, Linda Gojenola, Charles D Bangs, Daniel A Arber, Andrew Z Fire, Athena M Cherry, James L Zehnder, Jason Gotlib, Jason D Merker
FLT3 fusions are associated with myeloid and lymphoid neoplasms with eosinophilia. We describe a patient presenting with clinicopathologic features of both chronic eosinophilic leukemia, not otherwise specified (CEL, NOS) and systemic mastocytosis (SM). The bone marrow demonstrated a myeloproliferative neoplasm with eosinophilia and aggregates of atypical mast cells. Cytogenetic analysis revealed a t(13;14)(q12;q32), which was subsequently molecularly characterized as a novel TRIP11-FLT3 rearrangement. A KIT D816V mutation was also identified...
October 2017: Cancer Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988742/chimeric-antigen-receptor-t-cell-therapy-for-hematological-malignancies-and-solid-tumors-clinical-data-to-date-current-limitations-and-perspectives
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REVIEW
J Gauthier, I Yakoub-Agha
Progress in our understanding of basic immunology along with the advent of bioengineering technologies have made possible the production of human T-cells expressing Chimeric Antigen Receptors (CAR T-cells). These CAR T-cells are designed to target specific antigens presented by cancer cells. Once CARs are bound to these antigens, CAR T-cells get activated and can initiate potent anti-tumor effects. We will here overview the bioengineering advances which made possible the clinical application of CAR T-cell therapy...
October 5, 2017: Current Research in Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28984546/mycobacterium-grossiae-sp-nov-a-rapidly-growing-scotochromogenic-species-isolated-from-human-clinical-respiratory-and-blood-culture-specimens
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Alberto Enrique Paniz-Mondolfi, Alexander L Greninger, Lynn Ladutko, Barbara A Brown-Elliott, Ravikiran Vasireddy, Wesley Jakubiec, Sruthi Vasireddy, Richard J Wallace, Keith E Simmon, Bruce E Dunn, Gary Jackoway, Surabhi B Vora, Kevin K Quinn, Xuan Qin, Sheldon Campbell
A previously undescribed, rapidly growing, scotochromogenic species of the genus Mycobacterium (represented by strains PB739(T) and GK) was isolated from two clinical sources - the sputum of a 76-year-old patient with severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, history of tuberculosis exposure and Mycobacterium avium complex isolated years prior; and the blood of a 15-year-old male with B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukaemia status post bone marrow transplant. The isolates grew as dark orange colonies at 25-37 °C after 5 days, sharing features in common with other closely related species...
October 6, 2017: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28971501/current-paradigms-in-the-management-of-philadelphia-chromosome-positive-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-in-adults
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REVIEW
Riad El Fakih, Elias Jabbour, Farhad Ravandi, Mona Hassanein, Farhan Anjum, Syed Ahmed, Hagop Kantarjian
Philadelphia chromosome-positive (Ph-positive) acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is a biologically, clinically, and genetically distinct subtype of precursor-B ALL. The Ph chromosome, results from a reciprocal translocation of the ABL1 kinase gene on chromosome 9 to the breakpoint cluster region (BCR) gene on chromosome 22. Depending on the translocation breakpoint, typically a p210 BCR-ABL1 or a p190 BCR- ABL onc protein are generated; both are constitutively active tyrosine kinases that play a central role to alter signaling pathways of cell proliferation, survival, and self-renewal, leading to leukemogenesis...
October 3, 2017: American Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28969556/ponatinib-a-review-of-efficacy-and-safety
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Fulvio Massaro, Matteo Molica, Massimo Breccia
Ponatinib is a third generation kinase inhibitor designed to overcome the gatekeeper T315I mutation. In different trials this drug showed inhibitory activity against native BCR-ABL1 kinase and several ABL1 mutations. For this reason, ponatinib is currently indicated for the treatment of chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML) in every phase of disease resistant and/or intolerant to dasatinib and nilotinib and for whom imatinib is not indicated anymore or for patients with T315I mutation. The drug is also indicated for Ph+ acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL)...
October 2, 2017: Current Cancer Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935694/cellular-kinetics-of-ctl019-in-relapsed-refractory-b-cell-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-and-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia
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Karen Thudium Mueller, Shannon L Maude, David L Porter, Noelle Frey, Patricia Wood, Xia Han, Edward Waldron, Abhijit Chakraborty, Rakesh Awasthi, Bruce L Levine, J Joseph Melenhorst, Stephan A Grupp, Carl H June, Simon F Lacey
Tisagenlecleucel (CTL019) is an investigational immunotherapy that involves reprogramming a patient's own T cells with a transgene encoding a chimeric antigen receptor to identify and eliminate CD19-expressing cells. We previously reported that CTL019 achieved impressive clinical efficacy in patients with relapsed/refractory B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), including the expansion and persistence of CTL019 cells, which correlates with response to therapy. Here, we performed formal cellular kinetic analyses of CTL019 in a larger cohort of 103 patients treated with CTL019 in 2 different diseases (ALL and CLL)...
September 21, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927784/safety-and-efficacy-of-blinatumomab-in-combination-with-a-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitor-for-the-treatment-of-relapsed-philadelphia-chromosome-positive-leukemia
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Rita Assi, Hagop Kantarjian, Nicholas J Short, Naval Daver, Koichi Takahashi, Guillermo Garcia-Manero, Courtney DiNardo, Jan Burger, Jorge Cortes, Nitin Jain, William Wierda, Salim Chamoun, Marina Konopleva, Elias Jabbour
OBJECTIVE: The treatment of Philadelphia chromosome-positive (Ph+) acute lymphoblastic leukemia has been revolutionized with the introduction of tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) and the combination of these agents with chemotherapy. Blinatumomab is a bispecific anti-CD3/CD19 monoclonal antibody with clinical activity as single-agent in the relapsed setting and independent of BCR-ABL1 mutational status, including T315I. The combination of blinatumomab with a TKI may further improve outcomes for this high-risk population, including higher eradication of minimal residual disease and minimize the use of chemotherapy...
August 18, 2017: Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma & Leukemia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916317/presence-of-human-herpesvirus-8-hhv-8-dna-sequences-in-patients-with-lymphoproliferative-diseases-and-chronic-blood-disorders
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Hossein Keyvani, Mohammad Hadi Karbalaie Niya, Maryam Esghaei, Farah Bokharaei-Salim, Seyed Hamid Reza Monavari
OBJECTIVE: Human herpesvirus 8 (HHV-8) is the causative agent of Kaposi's sarcoma (KS), but it has also been associated with different hematologic malignancies, including plasmablastic lymphoma, Multicentric Castleman's disease (MCD), primary effusion lymphoma (PEL) and various atypical lymphoproliferative disorders. Patients with underlying lymphoproliferative diseases and chronic blood disorders who become infected with this virus are at risk for human malignancies. This small study reported the frequency of human herpesvirus 8 in 81 Iranian patients with lymphoproliferative disorders for estimation of possible factors affecting malignancy...
October 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902633/ginkgetin-inhibits-proliferation-of-human-leukemia-cells-via-the-tnf-%C3%AE-signaling-pathway
#9
Ling-Ling Pan, Wen-Jun Wu, Gao-Feng Zheng, Xiao-Yan Han, Jing-Song He, Zhen Cai
Ginkgetin is known to be an anticancer agent in many studies. However, its effectiveness in treating chronic lymphoblastic leukemia (CLL) remains unknown. The present study aimed to evaluate the effects of ginkgetin on the growth of the K562 cell line. The MTT assay was employed to examine the proliferation of K562, and a terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase-mediated deoxyuridine triphosphate nick end labeling (TUNEL) staining was conducted to detect the apoptotic rates. Furthermore, changes of tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) were detected by Western blot analysis...
September 13, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Naturforschung. C, A Journal of Biosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819740/inotuzumab-ozogamicin-first-global-approval
#10
Yvette N Lamb
Intravenous inotuzumab ozogamicin (Besponsa(®); Pfizer) is an anti-CD22 monoclonal antibody-calicheamicin conjugate that binds to CD22-expressing tumour cells. Upon binding, the complex is internalised and the cytotoxic calicheamicin derivative is released inside the cell, inducing double-strand DNA breakage and subsequent cell death. In June 2017, the EMA granted inotuzumab ozogamicin approval as monotherapy for the treatment of adults with relapsed or refractory CD22-positive B-cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL)...
August 17, 2017: Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804122/shp2-is-required-for-bcr-abl1-induced-hematologic-neoplasia
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S Gu, A Sayad, G Chan, W Yang, Z Lu, C Virtanen, R A Van Etten, B G Neel
BCR-ABL1-targeting tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) have revolutionized treatment of Philadelphia chromosome-positive (Ph(+)) hematologic neoplasms. Nevertheless, acquired TKI resistance remains a major problem in chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), and TKIs are less effective against Ph(+) B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (B-ALL). GAB2, a scaffolding adaptor that binds and activates SHP2, is essential for leukemogenesis by BCR-ABL1, and a GAB2 mutant lacking SHP2 binding cannot mediate leukemogenesis. Using a genetic loss-of-function approach and bone marrow transplantation models for CML and BCR-ABL1(+) B-ALL, we show that SHP2 is required for BCR-ABL1-evoked myeloid and lymphoid neoplasia...
August 14, 2017: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794907/rai1-overexpression-promotes-altered-circadian-gene-expression-and-dyssomnia-in-potocki-lupski-syndrome
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Sureni V Mullegama, Joseph T Alaimo, Michael D Fountain, Brooke Burns, Amanda Hebert Balog, Li Chen, Sarah H Elsea
Retinoic acid induced 1 ( RAI1 ) encodes a dosage-sensitive gene that when haploinsufficient results in Smith-Magenis syndrome (SMS) and when overexpressed results in Potocki-Lupski syndrome (PTLS). Phenotypic and molecular evidence illustrates that haploinsufficiency of RAI1 disrupts circadian rhythm through the dysregulation of the master circadian regulator, circadian locomotor output cycles kaput ( CLOCK) , and other core circadian components, contributing to prominent sleep disturbances in SMS. However, the phenotypic and molecular characterization of sleep features in PTLS has not been elucidated...
September 2017: Journal of Pediatric Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743306/detection-of-22-common-leukemic-fusion-genes-using-a-single-step-multiplex-qrt-pcr-based-assay
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Xiaodong Lyu, Xianwei Wang, Lina Zhang, Zhenzhu Chen, Yu Zhao, Jieying Hu, Ruihua Fan, Yongping Song
BACKGROUND: Fusion genes generated from chromosomal translocation play an important role in hematological malignancies. Detection of fusion genes currently employ use of either conventional RT-PCR methods or fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH), where both methods involve tedious methodologies and require prior characterization of chromosomal translocation events as determined by cytogenetic analysis. In this study, we describe a real-time quantitative reverse transcription PCR (qRT-PCR)-based multi-fusion gene screening method with the capacity to detect 22 fusion genes commonly found in leukemia...
July 25, 2017: Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731917/the-impact-of-iron-overload-in-acute-leukemia-chronic-inflammation-but-not-the-presence-of-nontransferrin-bound-iron-is-a-determinant-of-oxidative-stress
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Lale Olcay, Mustafa Serteser, Murat Kolay, Havva F Balci, Ülkü M Yildirim, Sibel A Tekgündüz, Tuncay Hazirolan, Yunus K Terzi
In the literature, studies on the oxidant effects of nontransferrin bound iron [NTBI (eLPI assay)] during chemotherapy of acute lymphoblastic leukemia and acute myeloblastic leukemia are lacking. We established NTBI and oxidative stress determinants (OSD), iron parameters, high-sensitive C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) levels, liver tests, cumulative chemotherapeutic doses, and transfused blood in 36 children with acute leukemia throughout chemotherapy. These parameters were determined at the beginning and end of chemotherapy blocks (11 time points) and in 20 healthy children using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, and colorimetric and fluorometric enzymatic methods...
August 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730166/impact-of-chromosomal-rearrangement-upon-dna-methylation-patterns-in-leukemia
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Hyang-Min Byun, Shahrooz Eshaghian, Dan Douer, Jonathen Trent, Guillermo Garcia-Manero, Ravi Bhatia, Kim Siegmund, Allen S Yang
Genomic instability, including genetic mutations and chromosomal rearrangements, can lead to cancer development. Aberrant DNA methylation occurs commonly in cancer cells. The aim of this study is to determine the effects of a specific chromosomal lesion the BCR-ABL translocation t(9:22), in establishing DNA methylation profiles in cancer. Materials and methods We compared DNA methylation of 1,505 selected promoter CpGs in chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML), acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) with and without the Philadelphia chromosome t(9:22), CD34+ hematopoietic stem cells transfected with BCR-ABL, and other tumors without BCR-ABL (acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) and gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST)...
2017: Open Medicine (Warsaw, Poland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698860/genomic-profiling-of-chronic-myelogenous-leukemia-basic-and-clinical-approach
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REVIEW
Aliasghar Keramatinia, Alireza Ahadi, Mohammad Esmaeil Akbari, Maryam Mohseny, Alireza Mosavi Jarahi, Narjes Mehrvar, Neda Mansouri, S A Mortazavi Tabatabaei, Abolfazl Movafagh
Chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) is a hematological stem cell cancer driven by BCR-ABL1 fusion protein. We review the previous and recent evidence on the significance of CML in diagnostic and clinic management. The technical monitoring of BCR-ABL1 with quantitative real time-PCR has been used in assessing patient outcome. The cytogenetic mark of CML is Philadelphia chromosome, that is formed by reciprocal chromosomal translocations between human chromosome 9 and 22, t(9:22) (q(34):q(11)). It makes a BCR-ABL1 fusion protein with an anomaly tyrosine kinase activity that promotes the characteristic proliferation of progenitor cells in CML and acute lymphoblastic lymphoma...
June 2017: Journal of Cancer Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684168/rnai-prodrugs-targeting-plk1-induce-specific-gene-silencing-in-primary-cells-from-pediatric-t-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-patients
#17
Iryna Kolosenko, Elin Edsbäcker, Ann-Charlotte Björklund, Alexander S Hamil, Oksana Goroshchuk, Dan Grandér, Steven F Dowdy, Caroline Palm-Apergi
Epidemiological studies of childhood leukemia survivors reveal an alarmingly high incidence of chronic health disabilities after treatment, therefore, more specific therapies need to be developed. Polo-like kinase 1 (Plk1) is a key player in mitosis and a target for drug development as it is upregulated in multiple cancer types. Small molecules targeting Plk1 are mainly ATP-competitors and, therefore, are known to elicit side effects due to lack of specificity. RNA interference (RNAi) is known for its high catalytic activity and target selectivity; however, the biggest barrier for its introduction into clinical use is its delivery...
September 10, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670499/wnt-signaling-pathway-protein-lef1-in-cancer-as-a-biomarker-for-prognosis-and-a-target-for-treatment
#18
REVIEW
Larion Santiago, Garrett Daniels, Dongwen Wang, Fang-Ming Deng, Peng Lee
Transcription factors are regulatory proteins that either activate or repress the transcription of genes via binding to DNA regulatory sequences and regulating recruitment of transcriptional complexes. Lymphoid enhancer-binding factor 1 (LEF1), a member of the T-cell Factor (TCF)/LEF1 family of high-mobility group transcription factors, is a downstream mediator of the Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway, but can also modulate gene transcription independently. LEF1 is essential in stem cell maintenance and organ development, especially in its role in epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) by activating the transcription of hallmark EMT effectors including N-Cadherin, Vimentin, and Snail...
2017: American Journal of Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666906/craniospinal-irradiation-prior-to-stem-cell-transplant-for-hematologic-malignancies-with-cns-involvement-effectiveness-and-toxicity-after-photon-or-proton-treatment
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Jillian R Gunther, Ahmad R Rahman, Wenli Dong, Zeinab Abou Yehia, Partow Kebriaei, Gabriela Rondon, Chelsea C Pinnix, Sarah A Milgrom, Pamela K Allen, Bouthaina S Dabaja, Grace L Smith
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVE(S): Craniospinal irradiation (CSI) improves local control of leukemia/lymphoma with central nervous system (CNS) involvement; however, for adult patients anticipating stem cell transplant (SCT), cumulative treatment toxicity is a major concern. We evaluated toxicities and outcomes for patients receiving proton or photon CSI before SCT. METHODS AND MATERIALS: We identified 37 consecutive leukemia/lymphoma patients with CNS involvement who received CSI before SCT at our institution...
May 10, 2017: Practical Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655536/b-cell-identity-as-a-metabolic-barrier-against-malignant-transformation
#20
REVIEW
Lai N Chan, Markus Müschen
B-lineage and myeloid leukemia cells are often transformed by the same oncogenes, but have different biological and clinical characteristics. Although B-lineage acute lymphoblastic leukemia (B-ALL) cells are characterized by a state of chronic energy deficit, myeloid leukemia cells show abundant energy reserve. Interestingly, fasting has been demonstrated to inhibit selectively the development of B-ALL but not myeloid leukemia, further suggesting that lineage identity may be linked to divergent metabolic states in hematopoietic malignancies...
September 2017: Experimental Hematology
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