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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29356090/useful-information-provided-by-graphic-displays-of-automated-cell-counter-in-hematological-malignancies
#1
Monica Gupta, Kriti Chauhan, Tanvi Singhvi, Manisha Singh, Rajesh Kumar Grover
BACKGROUND: Automated cell counters have become more and more sophisticated with passing years. The numerical and graphic data both provide useful clues for suspecting a diagnosis especially when the workload is very high. AIM: We present our experience of useful information provided by graphic displays of an automated cell counter in hematological malignancies in a cancer hospital where a large number of complete blood count (CBC) requests are received either before or during chemotherapy...
January 21, 2018: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29355841/jak2-idh-mutant-driven-myeloproliferative-neoplasm-is-sensitive-to-combined-targeted-inhibition
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Anna Sophia McKenney, Allison N Lau, Amritha Varshini Hanasoge Somasundara, Barbara Spitzer, Andrew M Intlekofer, Jihae Ahn, Kaitlyn Shank, Franck T Rapaport, Minal A Patel, Efthymia Papalexi, Alan H Shih, April Chiu, Elizaveta Freinkman, Esra A Akbay, Mya Steadman, Raj Nagaraja, Katharine Yen, Julie Teruya-Feldstein, Kwok-Kin Wong, Raajit Rampal, Matthew G Vander Heiden, Craig B Thompson, Ross L Levine
Patients with myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) frequently progress to bone marrow failure or acute myeloid leukemia (AML), and mutations in epigenetic regulators such as the metabolic enzyme isocitrate dehydrogenase (IDH) are associated with poor outcomes. Here, we showed that combined expression of Jak2V617F and mutant IDH1R132H or Idh2R140Q induces MPN progression, alters stem/progenitor cell function, and impairs differentiation in mice. Jak2V617F Idh2R140Q-mutant MPNs were sensitive to small-molecule inhibition of IDH...
January 22, 2018: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351983/partial-tandem-duplication-of-kmt2a-mll-may-predict-a-subset-of-myelodysplastic-syndrome-with-unique-characteristics-and-poor-outcome
#3
Sarah M Choi, Rajan Dewar, Patrick W Burke, Lina Shao
Partial tandem duplication (PTD) of the KMT2A (MLL) gene is a poor prognostic factor in acute myeloid leukemia, but its significance in the context of myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) is unknown. Here, we used cytogenomic array to identify MLL-PTD in a group of MDS patients and compared their clinicopathologic characteristics with a cohort of high-risk MDS patients without MLL-PTD. We show that MLL-PTD defines a subset of MDS characterized by high blast count, normal karyotype, and extremely poor prognosis exceeding that of non-MLL-PTD high risk MDS, including those with complex karyotype...
January 19, 2018: Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351208/preservation-method-and-phosphate-buffered-saline-washing-affect-the-acute-myeloid-leukemia-proteome
#4
Rebecca Wangen, Elise Aasebø, Andrea Trentani, Stein-Ove Døskeland, Øystein Bruserud, Frode Selheim, Maria Hernandez-Valladares
Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) primary cells can be isolated from peripheral blood, suspended with media containing bovine serum and cryoprotectant, and stored in liquid nitrogen before being processed for proteomic analysis by mass spectrometry (MS). The presence of bovine serum and human blood proteins in AML samples can hamper the identifications of proteins, and thereby reduce the proteome coverage of the study. Herein, we have established the effect of phosphate buffered saline (PBS) washing on AML patient samples stored in media...
January 19, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350920/crystal-structures-and-human-leukemia-cell-apoptosis-inducible-activities-of-parthenolide-analogues-isolated-from-piptocoma-rufescens
#5
Yulin Ren, Judith C Gallucci, Xinxin Li, Lichao Chen, Jianhua Yu, A Douglas Kinghorn
The molecular structures of three parthenolide analogues, (-)-goyazensolide (1), (-)-15-deoxygoyazensolide (2), and (-)-ereglomerulide (3), isolated from the leaves of Piptocoma rufescens in a previous study were determined by X-ray analysis, and the absolute configuration of (-)-goyazensolide (1) was confirmed crystallographically using Cu Kα radiation at low temperature. Compounds 1-3, (+)-rufesolide A (4), and commercial parthenolide were found to be growth inhibitory toward MOLM-13 and EOL-1 human acute myeloid leukemia cells using PKC412 (midostaurin) as the positive control, with 1-3 being more active than parthenolide...
January 19, 2018: Journal of Natural Products
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348817/a-mitochondrial-targeted-purine-based-hsp90-antagonist-for-leukemia-therapy
#6
Kelly G Bryant, Young Chan Chae, Rogelio L Martinez, John C Gordon, Khaled M Elokely, Andrew V Kossenkov, Steven Grant, Wayne E Childers, Magid Abou-Gharbia, Dario C Altieri
Reprogramming of mitochondrial functions sustains tumor growth and may provide therapeutic opportunities. Here, we targeted the protein folding environment in mitochondria by coupling a purine-based inhibitor of the molecular chaperone Heat Shock Protein-90 (Hsp90), PU-H71 to the mitochondrial-targeting moiety, triphenylphosphonium (TPP). Binding of PU-H71-TPP to ADP-Hsp90, Hsp90 co-chaperone complex or mitochondrial Hsp90 homolog, TRAP1 involved hydrogen bonds, π-π stacking, cation-π contacts and hydrophobic interactions with the surrounding amino acids in the active site...
December 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348128/pevonedistat-a-first-in-class-nedd8-activating-enzyme-nae-inhibitor-combined-with-azacitidine-in-patients-with-aml
#7
Ronan T Swords, Steven Coutre, Michael B Maris, Joshua F Zeidner, James M Foran, Jose Cruz, Harry P Erba, Jesus G Berdeja, Wayne Tam, Saran Vardhanabhuti, Iwona Pawlikowska-Dobler, Hélène M Faessel, Ajeeta B Dash, Farhad Sedarati, Bruce J Dezube, Douglas V Faller, Michael R Savona
Pevonedistat (TAK-924/MLN4924) is a novel inhibitor of NEDD8-activating enzyme (NAE) with single-agent activity in relapsed/refractory acute myeloid leukemia (AML). We performed a phase 1b study (NCT01814826) of pevonedistat (PEV) with azacitidine (AZA) based on synergistic activity seen preclinically. Primary objectives included safety and tolerability, and secondary objectives included pharmacokinetics (PK) and disease response. Patients ≥60 years with treatment-naïve AML, unfit for standard induction therapy, received PEV 20 or 30 mg/m2 IV on days 1, 3, and 5, combined with fixed-dose AZA (75 mg/m2 IV/SC) on days 1-5, 8, and 9, every 28 days...
January 18, 2018: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346763/derepression-of-the-iroquois-homeodomain-transcription-factor-gene-irx3-confers-differentiation-block-in-acute-leukemia
#8
Tim D D Somerville, Fabrizio Simeoni, John A Chadwick, Emma L Williams, Gary J Spencer, Katalin Boros, Christopher Wirth, Eleni Tholouli, Richard J Byers, Tim C P Somervaille
The Iroquois homeodomain transcription factor gene IRX3 is expressed in the developing nervous system, limb buds, and heart, and transcript levels specify obesity risk in humans. We now report a functional role for IRX3 in human acute leukemia. Although transcript levels are very low in normal human bone marrow cells, high IRX3 expression is found in ∼30% of patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML), ∼50% with T-acute lymphoblastic leukemia, and ∼20% with B-acute lymphoblastic leukemia, frequently in association with high-level HOXA gene expression...
January 16, 2018: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346478/differentiation-syndrome-associated-with-enasidenib-a-selective-inhibitor-of-mutant-isocitrate-dehydrogenase-2-analysis-of-a-phase-1-2-study
#9
Amir T Fathi, Courtney D DiNardo, Irina Kline, Laurie Kenvin, Ira Gupta, Eyal C Attar, Eytan M Stein, Stephane de Botton
Importance: Enasidenib mesylate, a mutant isocitrate dehydrogenase 2 (IDH2) protein inhibitor that promotes differentiation of leukemic myeloblasts, was recently approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for use in relapsed/refractory (R/R) mutant IDH2 acute myeloid leukemia (AML). During the first study of enasidenib in humans, a minority of patients with advanced myeloid neoplasms experienced unexpected signs/symptoms of a differentiation syndrome (DS), a potentially lethal entity...
January 18, 2018: JAMA Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346477/enasidenib-induced-differentiation-syndrome-in-idh2-mutant-acute-myeloid-leukemia
#10
Shyam A Patel
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 18, 2018: JAMA Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345570/the-role-of-ampk-mtor-modulators-in-therapy-of-acute-myeloid-leukemia
#11
Dora Visnjic, Vilma Dembitz, Hrvoje Lalic
Differentiation therapy of acute promyelocytic leukemia with all-trans retinoic acid represents the most successful pharmacological therapy of acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Numerous studies demonstrate that drugs that inhibit mechanistic target of rapamycin (mTOR) and activate AMP-kinase (AMPK) have beneficial effects in promoting differentiation and blocking proliferation of AML. Most of these drugs are already in use for other purposes; rapalogs as immunosuppressants, biguanides as oral antidiabetics, and 5-amino-4-imidazolecarboxamide ribonucleoside (AICAr, acadesine) as an exercise mimetic...
January 16, 2018: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345422/cantharidic-acid-induces-apoptosis-of-human-leukemic-hl-60-cells-via-c-jun-n-terminal-kinase-regulated-caspase-8-9-3-activation-pathway
#12
Shih-Chung Wang, Jyh-Ming Chow, Ming-Hsien Chien, Chiao-Wen Lin, Hui-Yu Chen, Pei-Ching Hsiao, Shun-Fa Yang
Cantharidin, a natural toxin from blister beetles, has shown potent anticancer activities on many solid tumor cells. Recently, cantharidin and its analogue, norcantharidin, were also shown to suppress nonsolid tumors such as chronic myeloid leukemia, acute myeloid leukemia (AML), and leukemic stem cells. However, there is no available information to address the effects of cantharidic acid (CAC), a hydrolysis product of cantharidin, on human AML cells. The present study showed that CAC, at a range of concentrations (0-20 μM), concentration-dependently inhibited cell proliferation in the HL-60 AML cell line...
January 18, 2018: Environmental Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345177/prognostic-significance-of-cathepsin-l-expression-in-pediatric-acute-myeloid-leukemia
#13
Garima Pandey, Sameer Bakhshi, Bhaskar Thakur, Prerna Jain, Shyam S Chauhan
Overexpression of cathepsin L (CTSL), an endolysosomal cysteine protease, is associated with inferior survival of patients with various human malignancies. We evaluated the expression/activity of CTSL in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) and bone marrow mononuclear cells (BMMCs) of 103 pediatric acute myeloid leukemia (AML) patients to assess its prognostic significance in this malignancy. Thirty-five healthy siblings of patients served as controls. Our results revealed significantly higher CTSL activity (p < ...
January 18, 2018: Leukemia & Lymphoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345176/bone-marrow-vegfc-expression-is-associated-with-multilineage-dysplasia-and-several-prognostic-markers-in-adult-acute-myeloid-leukemia-but-not-with-survival
#14
Vicent Guillem, Marisa Calabuig, Salut Brunet, Jordi Esteve, Lourdes Escoda, David Gallardo, Josep-Maria Ribera, María Paz Queipo de Llano, Montserrat Arnan, Carme Pedro, María Luz Amigo, Josep M Martí-Tutusaus, Antoni García-Guiñón, Joan Bargay, Antonia Sampol, Olga Salamero, Llorenç Font, Carme Talarn, Montserrat Hoyos, Marina Díaz-Beyá, Ana Garrido, Blanca Navarro, Josep Nomdédeu, Jordi Sierra, Mar Tormo
Vascular endothelial growth factor C (VEGFC) stimulates leukemia cell proliferation and survival, and promotes angiogenesis. We studied VEGFC expression in bone marrow samples from 353 adult acute myeloid leukemia (AML) patients and its relationship with several clinical, cytogenetic, and molecular variables. We also studied the expression of 84 genes involved in VEGF signaling in 24 patients. We found that VEGFC expression was higher in AML patients with myelodysplasia-related changes (AML-MRC) than in patients with non-AML-MRC...
January 18, 2018: Leukemia & Lymphoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344261/t-cell-acute-lymphoblastic-lymphoma-complicated-with-myeloid-sarcoma-in-an-adult-a-case-report
#15
Ying Wang, Shupeng Wen, Zhiyun Niu, Lina Xing, Fuxu Wang, Xuejun Zhang
The present case report describes a rare case of T cell acute lymphoblastic lymphoma (T-LBL) in the lymph node with myeloid sarcoma in the pericardium. A 33-year-old Chinese male was admitted to hospital on 4 July 2015 exhibiting a fever and having experienced wheezing and fatigue for the previous 7 days. Routine pathological, computed tomographic, cytological and immunophenotypic observations revealed a diagnosis of T-LBL in the lymph node on 7 August 2015, without evidence of bone marrow (BM) involvement...
December 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344207/novel-homobarringtonie-containing-therapy-for-the-treatment-of-patients-with-primary-acute-myeloid-leukemia-that-are-resistant-to-conventional-therapy
#16
Jingsong He, Li Li, Jingjing Zhu, Weiyan Zheng, Wenjun Wu, Yanlong Zheng, Xiujin Ye
The current study investigated the efficacy and safety of a novel treatment regime consisting of homobarringtonie, cytosine arabinoside and etoposide (HCE) for the treatment of primary acute myeloid leukemia (AML). In the present study, 141 patients diagnosed with AML were divided into the HCE (n=47) and the conventional AML therapy, consisting of idamycin combined with cytarabine (IA; n=94), treatment groups. The measured patient outcome parameters were the emission and response rates, as well as medication-induced adverse events, with a median follow-up time of 28 months...
December 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344183/a-patient-with-chronic-myeloid-leukemia-and-situs-inversus-totalis-a-case-report
#17
Yunxia Sun, Xiaoli Li, Lijun Li, Huan Liu, Qian Xu, Bei Liu
In the present study, a case of chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) with complete situs inversus in a 68-year-old female patient was reported. The patient presented with general weakness, abdominal distension and tenderness in the right hypochondrium. A chest X-ray revealed a right-sided heart. Ultrasonography revealed situs inversus totalis. A bone marrow smear demonstrated CML in the accelerated phase. Imatinib mesylate was subsequently administered; the patient stopped taking imatinib mesylate following discharge from the hospital...
December 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344139/nls-rar%C3%AE-is-a-novel-transcriptional-factor
#18
Kai-Ling Jiang, Liang Zhong, Xiao-Qun Yang, Peng-Peng Ma, Hui Wang, Xin-Yu Zhu, Bei-Zhong Liu
Acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) is characterized by the presence of the promyelocytic leukemia (PML)-retinoic acid receptor-α (RAR-α) fusion protein. PML-RARα can be cleaved by neutrophil elastase (NE) in several positions in cells in the promyelocytic stage, nuclear location signal (NLS)-negative PML and NLS-RARα may be the products of PML-RARα by NE. The function of NLS-RARα may be affected by the addition of NLS, which would alter its localization in cells, as the role of NLS is to identify proteins for transport to the nucleus...
December 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344132/aberrant-nlrp3-inflammasome-associated-with-aryl-hydrocarbon-receptor-potentially-contributes-to-the-imbalance-of-t-helper-cells-in-patients-with-acute-myeloid-leukemia
#19
Yan Jia, Chen Zhang, Mingqiang Hua, Min Wang, Ping Chen, Daoxin Ma
Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is a hematological malignancy in which the immune response serves a pivotal role in progression. Aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AHR) is involved in the modulation of the immune system, particularly in the differentiation of T-helper cell (Th) subsets. Although the NLR family pyrin domain-containing 3 (NLRP3) inflammasome has been implicated as essential in the pathogenesis of autoimmune and inflammatory diseases, the role it serves in the development of AML remains unknown. Therefore, in order to identify and describe the possible roles of AHR, as well as NLRP3 inflammasome, in the pathogenesis of AML and their relationship with Th subsets (Th1 Th22), the present study investigated the mRNA expression levels of AHR and NLRP3 inflammasome molecules in the peripheral blood and bone marrow...
December 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344131/a-novel-variant-translocation-1-9-p22-q34-resulting-in-a-dek-nup214-fusion-gene-in-a-patient-with-acute-myeloid-leukemia-a-case-report
#20
Qishan Hao, Qi Zhang, Chengwen Li, Shuning Wei, Qinghua Li, Yang Song, Yingchang Mi
The present case report describes a 46-year-old female patient diagnosed with M4 acute myeloid leukemia (AML), accompanied with a t(1;9)(p22;q34) chromosomal abnormality. Transcriptome sequencing identified a DEK proto-oncogene (DEK)/nucleoporin (NUP)214 fusion gene, which results from the t(6;9)(p23;q34) chromosomal translocation. Polymerase chain reaction analysis and fluorescence in situ hybridization were used to verify the existence of the DEK/NUP214 fusion gene. Few patients with AML with the t(6;9)(p23;q34) chromosomal translocation have been reported to have other chromosomal or karyotype changes...
December 2017: Oncology Letters
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