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Blood ; 2020 Apr 29.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32350520

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Acute erythroleukemia (AML-M6 or AEL) is a rare but aggressive hematologic malignancy. Previous studies showed that AEL leukemic cells often carry complex karyotypes and mutations in known AML-associated oncogenes. To better define the underlying molecular mechanisms driving the erythroid phenotype, we studied a series of 33 AEL samples representing three genetic AEL subgroups including TP53-mutated, epigenetic regulator-mutated (e.g. DNMT3A, TET2 or IDH2), and undefined cases with low mutational burden. We established an erythroid vs. myeloid transcriptomics-based space in which, independently of the molecular subgroup, the majority of the AEL samples exhibited a unique mapping different from both non-M6 AML and myelodysplastic syndrome samples. Notably, more than 25% of AEL patients, including in the genetically-undefined subgroup, showed aberrant expression of key transcriptional regulators, including SKI, ERG, and ETO2. Ectopic expression of these factors in murine erythroid progenitors blocked in vitro erythroid differentiation and led to immortalization associated with decreased chromatin accessibility at GATA1 binding sites and functional interference with GATA1 activity. In vivo models showed development of lethal erythroid, mixed erythroid/myeloid or other malignancies depending on the cell population in which AEL-associated alterations were expressed. Collectively, our data indicates that AEL is a molecularly heterogeneous disease with an erythroid identity that results in part from the aberrant activity of key erythroid transcription factors in hematopoietic stem or progenitor cells.

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Br J Haematol ; 2020 Mar 27.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32220069

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Late relapse [>3 years from complete remission (CR)] in acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL), is unusual. Data from the MRC UKALLXII/ECOG E2993 trial are presented to evaluate the incidence and characteristics of late relapse in adult ALL. Of 1,909 patients, 1,752 (92%) achieved CR and among these 757 (43·2%) relapsed; 691 (91·3%) within three years and 66 (8·7%) beyond. Among these 66 patients, median time to relapse was 47 (37-144) months. Relapse beyond three years occurred in 3·8% of all who achieved CR. The cumulative risk of relapse was 40%, 43% and 45% at three, five and ten years respectively. Out of the 1 752 patients who achieved CR, 11·7% underwent autologous and 40·6% allogeneic transplant, while in CR1. Of the autologous patients, 43·2% relapsed early and 3·4% relapsed late. However, among the allogeneic patients, 13·2% relapsed early and only 1·3% late. The five-year overall survival from relapse was 5·8% and 20% in the early and late relapse patients respectively. In conclusion, late relapse in adults with ALL is not uncommon, and is associated with better outcome after relapse compared to early relapse.

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Cancer Discov ; 10(4): 568-587, 2020 Apr.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32086311

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Disease recurrence causes significant mortality in B-progenitor acute lymphoblastic leukemia (B-ALL). Genomic analysis of matched diagnosis and relapse samples shows relapse often arising from minor diagnosis subclones. However, why therapy eradicates some subclones while others survive and progress to relapse remains obscure. Elucidation of mechanisms underlying these differing fates requires functional analysis of isolated subclones. Here, large-scale limiting dilution xenografting of diagnosis and relapse samples, combined with targeted sequencing, identified and isolated minor diagnosis subclones that initiate an evolutionary trajectory toward relapse [termed diagnosis Relapse Initiating clones (dRI)]. Compared with other diagnosis subclones, dRIs were drug-tolerant with distinct engraftment and metabolic properties. Transcriptionally, dRIs displayed enrichment for chromatin remodeling, mitochondrial metabolism, proteostasis programs, and an increase in stemness pathways. The isolation and characterization of dRI subclones reveals new avenues for eradicating dRI cells by targeting their distinct metabolic and transcriptional pathways before further evolution renders them fully therapy-resistant. SIGNIFICANCE: Isolation and characterization of subclones from diagnosis samples of patients with B-ALL who relapsed showed that relapse-fated subclones had increased drug tolerance and distinct metabolic and survival transcriptional programs compared with other diagnosis subclones. This study provides strategies to identify and target clinically relevant subclones before further evolution toward relapse.

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Cancer ; 126(3): 593-601, 2020 Feb 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31661160

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BACKGROUND: Optimal chemotherapy for treating mixed-phenotype acute leukemia (MPAL) and the role of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) remain uncertain. Major limitations in interpreting available data are MPAL's rarity and the use of definitions other than the currently widely accepted criteria: the World Health Organization 2016 (WHO2016) classification. METHODS: To assess the relative efficacy of chemotherapy types for treating pediatric MPAL, the Children's Oncology Group (COG) Acute Leukemia of Ambiguous Lineage Task Force assembled a retrospective cohort of centrally reviewed WHO2016 MPAL cases selected from banking studies for acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Patients were not treated in COG trials; treatment and outcome data were captured separately. The findings were then integrated with the available, mixed literature to develop a prospective trial in pediatric MPAL. RESULTS: The central review confirmed that 54 of 70 cases fulfilled WHO2016 criteria for MPAL. ALL induction regimens achieved remission in 72% of the cases (28 of 39), whereas AML regimens achieved remission in 69% (9 of 13). The 5-year event-free survival (EFS) and overall survival (OS) rates for the entire cohort were 72% ± 8% and 77% ± 7%, respectively. EFS and OS were 75% ± 13% and 84% ± 11%, respectively, for those receiving ALL chemotherapy alone without HSCT (n = 21). CONCLUSIONS: The results of the COG MPAL cohort and a literature review suggest that ALL chemotherapy without HSCT may be the preferred initial therapy. A prospective trial within the COG is proposed to investigate this approach; AML chemotherapy and/or HSCT will be reserved for those with treatment failure as assessed by minimal residual disease. Embedded biology studies will provide further insight into MPAL genomics.

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Best Pract Res Clin Haematol ; 32(4): 101095, 2019 12.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31779973

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Despite high cure rates in children, acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) remains a leading cause of cancer death in the young, and the likelihood of treatment failure increases with age. With the exception of tyrosine kinase inhibitors, there have been few advances in repurposing or developing new therapeutic approaches tailored to vulnerabilities of ALL subtypes or individual cases. Large-scale genome profiling studies conducted over the last decade promise to improve ALL outcomes by refining risk stratification and modulation of therapeutic intensity, and by identifying new targets and pathways for immunotherapy. Many of these approaches have been validated in preclinical models and now merit testing in clinical trials. This review discusses the advances in our understanding of the genomic taxonomy and ontogeny of B-progenitor ALL, with an emphasis on those discoveries of clinical importance.

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Nat Commun ; 10(1): 5348, 2019 11 25.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31767839

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There is increasing evidence for a strong inherited genetic basis of susceptibility to acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) in children. To identify new risk variants for B-cell ALL (B-ALL) we conducted a meta-analysis with four GWAS (genome-wide association studies), totalling 5321 cases and 16,666 controls of European descent. We herein describe novel risk loci for B-ALL at 9q21.31 (rs76925697, P = 2.11 × 10-8), for high-hyperdiploid ALL at 5q31.1 (rs886285, P = 1.56 × 10-8) and 6p21.31 (rs210143 in BAK1, P = 2.21 × 10-8), and ETV6-RUNX1 ALL at 17q21.32 (rs10853104 in IGF2BP1, P = 1.82 × 10-8). Particularly notable are the pleiotropic effects of the BAK1 variant on multiple haematological malignancies and specific effects of IGF2BP1 on ETV6-RUNX1 ALL evidenced by both germline and somatic genomic analyses. Integration of GWAS signals with transcriptomic/epigenomic profiling and 3D chromatin interaction data for these leukaemia risk loci suggests deregulation of B-cell development and the cell cycle as central mechanisms governing genetic susceptibility to ALL.

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Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31653664

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Genomic analyses have revolutionized our understanding of the biology of B-progenitor acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). Studies of thousands of cases across the age spectrum have revised the taxonomy of B-ALL by identifying multiple new subgroups with diverse sequence and structural initiating events that vary substantially by age at diagnosis and prognostic significance. There is a growing appreciation of the role of inherited genetic variation in predisposition to ALL and drug responsiveness and of the nature of genetic variegation and clonal evolution that may be targeted for improved diagnostic, risk stratification, disease monitoring, and therapeutic intervention. This review provides an overview of the current state of knowledge of the genetic basis of B-ALL, with an emphasis on recent discoveries that have changed our approach to diagnosis and monitoring.

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J Clin Oncol ; 37(35): 3377-3391, 2019 Dec 10.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31657981

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PURPOSE: Despite contemporary treatment, up to 10% of children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia still experience relapse. We evaluated whether a higher dosage of PEG-asparaginase and early intensification of triple intrathecal therapy would improve systemic and CNS control. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Between 2007 and 2017, 598 consecutive patients age 0 to 18 years received risk-directed chemotherapy without prophylactic cranial irradiation in the St Jude Total Therapy Study 16. Patients were randomly assigned to receive PEG-asparaginase 3,500 U/m2 versus the conventional 2,500 U/m2. Patients presenting features that were associated with increased risk of CNS relapse received two extra doses of intrathecal therapy during the first 2 weeks of remission induction. RESULTS: The 5-year event-free survival and overall survival rates for the 598 patients were 88.2% (95% CI, 84.9% to 91.5%) and 94.1% (95% CI, 91.7% to 96.5%), respectively. Cumulative risk of any-isolated or combined-CNS relapse was 1.5% (95% CI, 0.5% to 2.5%). Higher doses of PEG-asparaginase did not affect treatment outcome. T-cell phenotype was the only independent risk factor for any CNS relapse (hazard ratio, 5.15; 95% CI, 1.3 to 20.6; P = . 021). Among 359 patients with features that were associated with increased risk for CNS relapse, the 5-year rate of any CNS relapse was significantly lower than that among 248 patients with the same features treated in the previous Total Therapy Study 15 (1.8% [95% CI, 0.4% to 3.3%] v 5.7% [95% CI, 2.8% to 8.6%]; P = .008). There were no significant differences in the cumulative risk of seizure or infection during induction between patients who did or did not receive the two extra doses of intrathecal treatment. CONCLUSION: Higher doses of PEG-asparaginase failed to improve outcome, but additional intrathecal therapy during early induction seemed to contribute to improved CNS control without excessive toxicity for high-risk patients.

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Blood ; 134(15): 1227-1237, 2019 10 10.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31350265

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Children with Down syndrome (DS) have a 20-fold increased risk of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and distinct somatic features, including CRLF2 rearrangement in ∼50% of cases; however, the role of inherited genetic variation in DS-ALL susceptibility is unknown. We report the first genome-wide association study of DS-ALL, comprising a meta-analysis of 4 independent studies, with 542 DS-ALL cases and 1192 DS controls. We identified 4 susceptibility loci at genome-wide significance: rs58923657 near IKZF1 (odds ratio [OR], 2.02; Pmeta = 5.32 × 10-15), rs3731249 in CDKN2A (OR, 3.63; Pmeta = 3.91 × 10-10), rs7090445 in ARID5B (OR, 1.60; Pmeta = 8.44 × 10-9), and rs3781093 in GATA3 (OR, 1.73; Pmeta = 2.89 × 10-8). We performed DS-ALL vs non-DS ALL case-case analyses, comparing risk allele frequencies at these and other established susceptibility loci (BMI1, PIP4K2A, and CEBPE) and found significant association with DS status for CDKN2A (OR, 1.58; Pmeta = 4.1 × 10-4). This association was maintained in separate regression models, both adjusting for and stratifying on CRLF2 overexpression and other molecular subgroups, indicating an increased penetrance of CDKN2A risk alleles in children with DS. Finally, we investigated functional significance of the IKZF1 risk locus, and demonstrated mapping to a B-cell super-enhancer, and risk allele association with decreased enhancer activity and differential protein binding. IKZF1 knockdown resulted in significantly higher proliferation in DS than non-DS lymphoblastoid cell lines. Our findings demonstrate a higher penetrance of the CDKN2A risk locus in DS and serve as a basis for further biological insights into DS-ALL etiology.


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Síndrome de Down/genética , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único , Leucemia-Linfoma Linfoblástico de Células Precursoras/genética , Criança , Inibidor p16 de Quinase Dependente de Ciclina/genética , Proteínas de Ligação a DNA/genética , Síndrome de Down/complicações , Fator de Transcrição GATA3/genética , Frequência do Gene , Predisposição Genética para Doença , Estudo de Associação Genômica Ampla , Humanos , Fator de Transcrição Ikaros/genética , Leucemia-Linfoma Linfoblástico de Células Precursoras/complicações , Fatores de Transcrição/genética
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Vet Pathol ; 56(6): 950-958, 2019 11.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31170889

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In humans and in mouse models, precursor B-cell lymphoblastic leukemia (B-ALL)/lymphoblastic lymphoma (B-LBL) can be classified as either the pro-B or pre-B subtype. This is based on the expression of antigens associated with the pro-B and pre-B stages of B-cell development. Antigenic markers can be detected by flow cytometry or immunohistochemistry (IHC), but no comparison of results from these techniques has been reported for murine B-ALL/LBL. In our analysis of 30 cases induced by chemical or viral mutagenesis on a WT or Pax5+/- background, 18 (60%) were diagnosed as pro-B by both flow cytometry and IHC. Discordant results were found for 12 (40%); 6 were designated pro-B by IHC and pre-B by flow cytometry and the reverse for the remaining 6 cases. Discordance occurred because different markers were used to define the pro-B-to-pre-B transition by IHC vs flow cytometry. IHC expression of cytoplasmic IgM (µIgM) defined the pre-B stage, whereas the common practice of using CD25 as a surrogate marker in flow cytometry was employed here. These results show that CD25 and µIgM are not always concurrently expressed in B-ALL/LBL, in contrast to normal B-cell development. Therefore, when subtyping B-ALL/LBL in mice, an IHC panel of B220, PAX5, TdT, c-Kit/CD117, CD43, IgM, and ΚLC should be considered. For flow cytometry, cytoplasmic IgM may be an appropriate marker in conjunction with the surface markers B220, CD19, CD43, c-Kit/CD117, BP-1, and CD25.

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Mol Cancer Ther ; 18(9): 1615-1627, 2019 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31227645

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In B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (B-ALL), activation of Notch signaling leads to cell-cycle arrest and apoptosis. We aimed to harness knowledge acquired by understanding a mechanism of Notch-induced cell death to elucidate a therapeutically viable target in B-ALL. To this end, we identified that Notch activation suppresses Polo-like kinase 1 (PLK1) in a B-ALL-specific manner. We identified that PLK1 is expressed in all subsets of B-ALL and is highest in Philadelphia-like (Ph-like) ALL, a high-risk subtype of disease. We biochemically delineated a mechanism of Notch-induced PLK1 downregulation that elucidated stark regulation of p53 in this setting. Our findings identified a novel posttranslational cascade initiated by Notch in which CHFR was activated via PARP1-mediated PARylation, resulting in ubiquitination and degradation of PLK1. This led to hypophosphorylation of MDM2Ser260, culminating in p53 stabilization and upregulation of BAX. shRNA knockdown or pharmacologic inhibition of PLK1 using BI2536 or BI6727 (volasertib) in B-ALL cell lines and patient samples led to p53 stabilization and cell death. These effects were seen in primary human B-ALL samples in vitro and in patient-derived xenograft models in vivo These results highlight PLK1 as a viable therapeutic target in B-ALL. Efficacy of clinically relevant PLK1 inhibitors in B-ALL patient-derived xenograft mouse models suggests that use of these agents may be tailored as an additional therapeutic strategy in future clinical studies.

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Sci Transl Med ; 11(498)2019 06 26.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31243155

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Cancer arises from the accumulation of genetic alterations, which can lead to the production of mutant proteins not expressed by normal cells. These mutant proteins can be processed and presented on the cell surface by major histocompatibility complex molecules as neoepitopes, allowing CD8+ T cells to mount responses against them. For solid tumors, only an average 2% of neoepitopes predicted by algorithms have detectable endogenous antitumor T cell responses. This suggests that low mutation burden tumors, which include many pediatric tumors, are poorly immunogenic. Here, we report that pediatric patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) have tumor-associated neoepitope-specific CD8+ T cells, responding to 86% of tested neoantigens and recognizing 68% of the tested neoepitopes. These responses include a public neoantigen from the ETV6-RUNX1 fusion that is targeted in seven of nine tested patients. We characterized phenotypic and transcriptional profiles of CD8+ tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) at the single-cell level and found a heterogeneous population that included highly functional effectors. Moreover, we observed immunodominance hierarchies among the CD8+ TILs restricted to one or two putative neoepitopes. Our results indicate that robust antitumor immune responses are induced in pediatric ALL despite their low mutation burdens and emphasize the importance of immunodominance in shaping cellular immune responses. Furthermore, these data suggest that pediatric cancers may be amenable to immunotherapies aimed at enhancing immune recognition of tumor-specific neoantigens.

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J Natl Cancer Inst ; 111(12): 1350-1357, 2019 Dec 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30938820

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BACKGROUND: Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is the most common cancer in children and can arise in B or T lymphoid lineages. Although risk loci have been identified for B-ALL, the inherited basis of T-ALL is mostly unknown, with a particular paucity of genome-wide investigation of susceptibility variants in large patient cohorts. METHODS: We performed a genome-wide association study (GWAS) in 1191 children with T-ALL and 12 178 controls, with independent replication using 117 cases and 5518 controls. The associations were tested using an additive logistic regression model. Top risk variants were tested for effects on enhancer activity using luciferase assay. All statistical tests were two sided. RESULTS: A novel risk locus in the USP7 gene (rs74010351, odds ratio [OR] = 1.44, 95% confidence interval [CI] = 1.27 to 1.65, P = 4.51 × 10-8) reached genome-wide significance in the discovery cohort, with independent validation (OR = 1.51, 95% CI = 1.03 to 2.22, P = .04). The USP7 risk allele was overrepresented in individuals of African descent, thus contributing to the higher incidence of T-ALL in this race/ethnic group. Genetic changes in USP7 (germline variants or somatic mutations) were observed in 56.4% of T-ALL with TAL1 overexpression, statistically significantly higher than in any other subtypes. Functional analyses suggested this T-ALL risk allele is located in a putative cis-regulatory DNA element with negative effects on USP7 transcription. Finally, comprehensive comparison of 14 susceptibility loci in T- vs B-ALL pointed to distinctive etiology of these leukemias. CONCLUSIONS: These findings indicate strong associations between inherited genetic variation and T-ALL susceptibility in children and shed new light on the molecular etiology of ALL, particularly commonalities and differences in the biology of the two major subtypes (B- vs T-ALL).

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Cancer Sci ; 110(6): 1931-1946, 2019 Jun.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30974024

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Activating mutations in cytokine receptors and transcriptional regulators govern aberrant signal transduction in T-cell lineage acute lymphoblastic leukemia (T-ALL). However, the roles played by suppressors of cytokine signaling remain incompletely understood. We examined the regulatory roles of suppressor of cytokine signaling 5 (SOCS5) in T-ALL cellular signaling networks and leukemia progression. We found that SOCS5 was differentially expressed in primary T-ALL and its expression levels were lowered in HOXA-deregulated leukemia harboring KMT2A gene rearrangements. Here, we report that SOCS5 expression is epigenetically regulated by DNA methyltransferase-3A-mediated DNA methylation and methyl CpG binding protein-2-mediated histone deacetylation. We show that SOCS5 negatively regulates T-ALL cell growth and cell cycle progression but has no effect on apoptotic cell death. Mechanistically, SOCS5 silencing induces activation of JAK-STAT signaling, and negatively regulates interleukin-7 and interleukin-4 receptors. Using a human T-ALL murine xenograft model, we show that genetic inactivation of SOCS5 accelerates leukemia engraftment and progression, and leukemia burden. We postulate that SOCS5 is epigenetically deregulated in T-ALL and serves as an important regulator of T-ALL cell proliferation and leukemic progression. Our results link aberrant downregulation of SOCS5 expression to the enhanced activation of the JAK-STAT and cytokine receptor-signaling cascade in T-ALL.


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Epigênese Genética , Janus Quinases/genética , Leucemia-Linfoma Linfoblástico de Células T Precursoras/genética , Fatores de Transcrição STAT/genética , Proteínas Supressoras da Sinalização de Citocina/genética , Animais , Linhagem Celular , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , DNA (Citosina-5-)-Metiltransferases/genética , DNA (Citosina-5-)-Metiltransferases/metabolismo , Progressão da Doença , Perfilação da Expressão Gênica , Humanos , Janus Quinases/metabolismo , Células Jurkat , Camundongos Endogâmicos NOD , Camundongos Knockout , Camundongos SCID , Leucemia-Linfoma Linfoblástico de Células T Precursoras/metabolismo , Leucemia-Linfoma Linfoblástico de Células T Precursoras/patologia , Terapêutica com RNAi/métodos , Receptores de Citocinas/genética , Receptores de Citocinas/metabolismo , Fatores de Transcrição STAT/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais/genética , Proteínas Supressoras da Sinalização de Citocina/metabolismo , Análise de Sobrevida , Ensaios Antitumorais Modelo de Xenoenxerto/métodos
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Blood Adv ; 3(7): 1039-1046, 2019 04 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30940639

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Recent studies have identified germline mutations in TP53, PAX5, ETV6, and IKZF1 in kindreds with familial acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), but the genetic basis of ALL in many kindreds is unknown despite mutational analysis of the exome. Here, we report a germline deletion of ETV6 identified by linkage and structural variant analysis of whole-genome sequencing data segregating in a kindred with thrombocytopenia, B-progenitor acute lymphoblastic leukemia, and diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. The 75-nt deletion removed the ETV6 exon 7 splice acceptor, resulting in exon skipping and protein truncation. The ETV6 deletion was also identified by optimal structural variant analysis of exome sequencing data. These findings identify a new mechanism of germline predisposition in ALL and implicate ETV6 germline variation in predisposition to lymphoma. Importantly, these data highlight the importance of germline structural variant analysis in the search for germline variants predisposing to familial leukemia.

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Clin Cancer Res ; 25(14): 4493-4503, 2019 Jul 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31015346

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PURPOSE: OBI-3424 is a highly selective prodrug that is converted by aldo-keto reductase family 1 member C3 (AKR1C3) to a potent DNA-alkylating agent. OBI-3424 has entered clinical testing for hepatocellular carcinoma and castrate-resistant prostate cancer, and it represents a potentially novel treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: We assessed AKR1C3 expression by RNA-Seq and immunoblotting, and evaluated the in vitro cytotoxicity of OBI-3424. We investigated the pharmacokinetics of OBI-3424 in mice and nonhuman primates, and assessed the in vivo efficacy of OBI-3424 against a large panel of patient-derived xenografts (PDX). RESULTS: AKR1C3 mRNA expression was significantly higher in primary T-lineage ALL (T-ALL; n = 264) than B-lineage ALL (B-ALL; n = 1,740; P < 0.0001), and OBI-3424 exerted potent cytotoxicity against T-ALL cell lines and PDXs. In vivo, OBI-3424 significantly prolonged the event-free survival (EFS) of nine of nine ALL PDXs by 17.1-77.8 days (treated/control values 2.5-14.0), and disease regression was observed in eight of nine PDXs. A significant reduction (P < 0.0001) in bone marrow infiltration at day 28 was observed in four of six evaluable T-ALL PDXs. The importance of AKR1C3 in the in vivo response to OBI-3424 was verified using a B-ALL PDX that had been lentivirally transduced to stably overexpress AKR1C3. OBI-3424 combined with nelarabine resulted in prolongation of mouse EFS compared with each single agent alone in two T-ALL PDXs. CONCLUSIONS: OBI-3424 exerted profound in vivo efficacy against T-ALL PDXs derived predominantly from aggressive and fatal disease, and therefore may represent a novel treatment for aggressive and chemoresistant T-ALL in an AKR1C3 biomarker-driven clinical trial.

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Cancer Res ; 79(9): 2339-2351, 2019 05 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30862722

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Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is the most common cancer in children. The highest rates of treatment failure occur in specific genetic subsets of ALL, including hypodiploid B-cell ALL (B-ALL), for which effective alternative therapies to current intensive chemotherapy treatments have yet to be developed. Here, we integrated biochemical and genomic profiling with functional drug assays to select effective agents with therapeutic potential against hypodiploid B-ALL. ABT-199, a selective Bcl-2 inhibitor, was effective in reducing leukemic burden in vitro and in vivo in patient-derived xenograft models of hypodiploid B-ALL. Daily oral treatment with ABT-199 significantly increased survival in xenografted mice. The unexpected efficacy of ABT-199 observed in hypodiploid leukemias lacking BIM expression (the major reported mediator of ABT-199-induced apoptosis) led us to investigate the mechanism of action of ABT-199 in the absence of BIM. Treatment with ABT-199 elicited responses in a dose-dependent manner, from cell-cycle arrest at low nanomolar concentrations to cell death at concentrations above 100 nmol/L. Collectively, these results demonstrate the efficacy of Bcl-2 inhibition and potential therapeutic strategy in hypodiploid B-ALL. SIGNIFICANCE: These results demonstrate the efficacy of ABT-199 in vivo and provide encouraging preclinical data of Bcl-2 as a potential target for the treatment of hypodiploid B-ALL.


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Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Diploide , Leucemia Experimental/tratamento farmacológico , Leucemia-Linfoma Linfoblástico de Células Precursoras B/tratamento farmacológico , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-bcl-2/antagonistas & inibidores , Bibliotecas de Moléculas Pequenas/farmacologia , Animais , Apoptose , Compostos Bicíclicos Heterocíclicos com Pontes/farmacologia , Linhagem da Célula , Proliferação de Células , Humanos , Leucemia Experimental/metabolismo , Leucemia Experimental/patologia , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos NOD , Camundongos SCID , Leucemia-Linfoma Linfoblástico de Células Precursoras B/metabolismo , Leucemia-Linfoma Linfoblástico de Células Precursoras B/patologia , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-bcl-2/metabolismo , Sulfonamidas/farmacologia , Células Tumorais Cultivadas , Ensaios Antitumorais Modelo de Xenoenxerto
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Nat Genet ; 51(4): 694-704, 2019 04.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30926971

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Acute erythroid leukemia (AEL) is a high-risk leukemia of poorly understood genetic basis, with controversy regarding diagnosis in the spectrum of myelodysplasia and myeloid leukemia. We compared genomic features of 159 childhood and adult AEL cases with non-AEL myeloid disorders and defined five age-related subgroups with distinct transcriptional profiles: adult, TP53 mutated; NPM1 mutated; KMT2A mutated/rearranged; adult, DDX41 mutated; and pediatric, NUP98 rearranged. Genomic features influenced outcome, with NPM1 mutations and HOXB9 overexpression being associated with a favorable prognosis and TP53, FLT3 or RB1 alterations associated with poor survival. Targetable signaling mutations were present in 45% of cases and included recurrent mutations of ALK and NTRK1, the latter of which drives erythroid leukemogenesis sensitive to TRK inhibition. This genomic landscape of AEL provides the framework for accurate diagnosis and risk stratification of this disease, and the rationale for testing targeted therapies in this high-risk leukemia.


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Leucemia Eritroblástica Aguda/genética , Adolescente , Adulto , Criança , Pré-Escolar , Feminino , Genômica/métodos , Proteínas de Homeodomínio/genética , Humanos , Lactente , Recém-Nascido , Masculino , Mutação/genética , Proteína de Leucina Linfoide-Mieloide/genética , Proteínas Nucleares/genética , Prognóstico , Proteína Supressora de Tumor p53/genética , Adulto Jovem , Tirosina Quinase 3 Semelhante a fms/genética
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Blood ; 133(14): 1548-1559, 2019 04 04.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30658992

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Retrospective studies have suggested that older adolescents and young adults (AYAs) with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) have better survival rates when treated using a pediatric ALL regimen administered by pediatric treatment teams. To address the feasibility and efficacy of using a pediatric treatment regimen for AYA patients with newly diagnosed ALL administered by adult treatment teams, we performed a prospective study, CALGB 10403, with doses and schedule identical to those in the Children's Oncology Group study AALL0232. From 2007 to 2012, 318 patients were enrolled; 295 were eligible and evaluable for response. Median age was 24 years (range, 17-39 years). Use of the pediatric regimen was safe; overall treatment-related mortality was 3%, and there were only 2 postremission deaths. Median event-free survival (EFS) was 78.1 months (95% confidence interval [CI], 41.8 to not reached), more than double the historical control of 30 months (95% CI, 22-38 months); 3-year EFS was 59% (95% CI, 54%-65%). Median overall survival (OS) was not reached. Estimated 3-year OS was 73% (95% CI, 68%-78%). Pretreatment risk factors associated with worse treatment outcomes included obesity and presence of the Philadelphia-like gene expression signature. Use of a pediatric regimen for AYAs with ALL up to age 40 years was feasible and effective, resulting in improved survival rates compared with historical controls. CALGB 10403 can be considered a new treatment standard upon which to build for improving survival for AYAs with ALL. This trial was registered at www.clinicaltrials.gov as #NCT00558519.


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Protocolos de Quimioterapia Combinada Antineoplásica/uso terapêutico , Leucemia-Linfoma Linfoblástico de Células Precursoras/tratamento farmacológico , Leucemia-Linfoma Linfoblástico de Células Precursoras/mortalidade , Adolescente , Adulto , Esquema de Medicação , Feminino , Estudo Historicamente Controlado , Humanos , Masculino , Obesidade , Cromossomo Filadélfia , Leucemia-Linfoma Linfoblástico de Células Precursoras/diagnóstico , Leucemia-Linfoma Linfoblástico de Células Precursoras/genética , Estudos Prospectivos , Fatores de Risco , Análise de Sobrevida , Resultado do Tratamento , Adulto Jovem
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