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Cell Signal ; 88: 110167, 2021 Dec.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-34628002


Artesunate (ART), a water-soluble derivative of artemisinin, has been reported to exert antineoplastic effects via diverse mechanisms in various types of cancer. Therefore, understanding the underlying mechanism of action of ART in distinct cancer types is indispensable to optimizing the therapeutic application of ART for different types of cancer. The present study aimed to investigate the cellular and molecular mechanisms responsible for the antineoplastic effects of ART in diffuse large B cell lymphoma (DLBCL) cells. Cell proliferation was measured using Cell Counting Kit-8 and colony formation assays. The levels of apoptosis and cell cycle distribution were investigated using flow cytometry. In addition, western blotting was used to analyze the expression levels of ART-induced apoptosis-, autophagy- and ferroptosis-related proteins. Monodansylcadaverine staining was performed to determine the levels of autophagy. Moreover, malondialdehyde and reactive oxygen species assays were used to determine the levels of ferroptosis. The results of the present study revealed that ART inhibited proliferation, and induced apoptosis, cell cycle arrest, autophagy and ferroptosis in DLBCL cells. Pharmacological inhibition of autophagy and ferroptosis alleviated the increased levels of apoptosis induced by ART. Notably, ART was found to exert its effects via inhibition of STAT3 activation. The genetic knockdown of STAT3 enhanced ART-induced autophagy and ferroptosis, and concomitantly upregulated the expression levels of apoptosis- and cell cycle-related proteins. In conclusion, the findings of the current study suggested that ART may induce apoptosis and cell cycle arrest to inhibit cell proliferation, and regulate autophagy and ferroptosis via impairing the STAT3 signaling pathway in DLBCL cells.

Zhongguo Shi Yan Xue Ye Xue Za Zhi ; 29(4): 1071-1079, 2021 Aug.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-34362484


OBJECTIVE: To compare the efficacy and safety of different doses of daunorubicin combined with a standard dose of cytarabine as induction chemotherapy in newly diagnosed primary acute myeloid leukemia (AML) patients. METHODS: The clinical data and outcome were retrospectively analyzed in 86 newly diagnosed primary AML patients who were under 65 years old and treated with daunorubicin combined with cytarabine (DA regimen) at West China Hospital of Sichuan University from January 2017 to June 2019. Patients were divided into 2 groups based on the dose of daunorubicin they received, 35 cases in the escalated-dose group ï¼»75 mg/(m2·d)ï¼½ and 51 cases in the standard-dose group ï¼»60 mg/(m2·d)ï¼½. And then the effects of different doses of daunorubicin on complete remission (CR) rate, minimal residual disease (MRD)-negative CR rate, relapse-free survival (RFS), overall survival (OS), and adverse events were analyzed. RESULTS: Median follow-up time of all the patients was 15 months. The CR rate and MRD- CR rate of the escalated-dose group was 88.5% and 71.4%, respectively, which were higher than 64.7% and 41.2% of the standard-dose group (P=0.029, P=0.008). The estimated 2-year RFS of the escalated-dose group was 68.4%, which was higher than 38.5% of the standard-dose group (P=0.015), but estimated 2-year OS showed no statistically significant difference (77.1% vs 66.7%, P=0.059), as well as grade 3-4 adverse events. The escalated dose of daunorubicin had prolonged RFS (13 months vs not reached, P=0.022) and OS (23 months vs not reached, P=0.029) in the FLT3-ITD- AML patients. CONCLUSION: The escalated dose of daunorubicin can induce higher complete remission rate, deeper remission and longer duration of remission without increasing adverse events in newly diagnosed primary AML patients.

Daunorrubicina , Leucemia Mieloide Aguda , Idoso , Protocolos de Quimioterapia Combinada Antineoplásica , Citarabina/uso terapêutico , Humanos , Quimioterapia de Indução , Leucemia Mieloide Aguda/tratamento farmacológico , Indução de Remissão , Estudos Retrospectivos
BMC Cancer ; 21(1): 955, 2021 Aug 25.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-34433456


BACKGROUND: The improved prognosis of classic Hodgkin lymphoma (cHL) has been accompanied by elevated risks of non-cancer-specific death (non-CSD). The aim of this study was to verify the occurrence of non-CSD and its effect on rates of overall survival among adult patients with cHL. METHODS: To ensure sufficient follow-up time, we analyzed retrospective data from patients aged ≥20 years with cHL that was diagnosed between 1983 and 2005 in the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) database. Logistic regression was applied to analyze the non-CSD occurrence in relation to all factors. Using Fine-Gray's method, we calculated the cumulative incidences of CSD and non-CSD. Stacked cumulative incidence plots and ratio of non-CSD to all causes of death were applied to evaluate the effect of non-CSD on rates of overall survival. Finally, we analyzed long-term mortality through Cox proportional hazard regression analysis and competing risk regression analysis to emphasize a more appropriate model of survival for patients with cHL. RESULTS: Among the 18,518 patients included, there were 3768 cases of CSD (20.3%) and 3217 of non-CSD (17.4%). Older age, earlier period, male sex, unmarried status, mixed cellularity (MC) and lymphocyte-depletion (LD) histological subtype, and patients received radiotherapy (RT) only were associated with more non-CSD according to binary logistic analysis. The cumulative incidence of non-CSD exceeded CSD after approximately 280 months follow-up. The most common causes of non-CSDs were cardiovascular disease, subsequent primary neoplasms, infectious diseases, accidents, and suicide. In a Cox proportional hazards model, patients who were black, unmarried, at an advanced stage or underwent chemotherapy (CT) alone were at greater risk of mortality than were white patients, who were married, at an early stage, and underwent combined modality; these populations were also found to be at greater risk for CSD in a competing risk model, but the risk of non-CSD did not differ significantly according to race and marital status, patients with early-stage disease and who underwent RT only were found to be at higher risk of non-CSD instead. CONCLUSIONS: Lymphoma was the cause of death in most patients who died, but non-CSD was not unusual. Patients with cHL should be monitored closely for signs of cardiovascular disease and malignant tumors. Rates of overall survival of patients were diminished by non-CSD, and a competing risk model was more suitable for establishing the prognosis than was the Cox proportional hazards model.

Causas de Morte/tendências , Doença de Hodgkin/mortalidade , Programa de SEER/estatística & dados numéricos , Adulto , Terapia Combinada , Feminino , Seguimentos , Doença de Hodgkin/patologia , Doença de Hodgkin/terapia , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Prognóstico , Estudos Retrospectivos , Medição de Risco , Fatores de Risco , Taxa de Sobrevida , Adulto Jovem
Am J Blood Res ; 11(1): 100-110, 2021.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33796397


INTRODUCTION: The inflammatory and immune cells have an important impact on Hodgkin lymphoma (HL). The derived neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio (dNLR) has been confirmed to have a similar prognostic value as the neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) in many kinds of tumors, but it has not been explored as a prognostic marker for Hodgkin lymphoma patients. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study is to evaluate the prognostic value of dNLR and NLR in HL. METHODS: This retrospective study included 213 newly diagnosed HL patients from 2008 to 2019. Then, the prognostic significance of dNLR and NLR in these patients was evaluated. Meanwhile, subgroup analyses based on the Ann Arbor stage and histotype were also carried out. Finally, propensity score matching was used to reduce selection bias. RESULTS: Patients with dNLR ≥ 2.1 showed shorter overall survival (OS) (P = 0.006). Also, patients with NLR ≥ 3.0 showed worse OS (P = 0.005) and progression-free survival (PFS) (P = 0.031). These results were also found in patients with early-stage and mixed cellularity subtype HL. Besides, high dNLR represented an independent prognostic marker for OS and high NLR remained an independent prognostic factor for OS and PFS on multivariable analysis. CONCLUSION: Elevated dNLR and NLR were related to worse survival in HL patients. For the first time, the dNLR has shown the potential to be a new prognostic factor for patients with HL.

Cell Signal ; 72: 109643, 2020 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32320859


Transient Receptor Potential Melastatin Subfamily Member 4 (TRPM4) has been demonstrated to be aberrantly expressed in several cancers but seldom reported in acute leukemia. Based on database mining and validated experiments, our present data show that TRPM4 is selectively overexpressed in AML patients and cell lines with the MLL gene rearrangement. We analyzed the correlation between TRPM4 expression and clinical parameters in a validated cohort of AML patients. Increased TRPM4 expression was associated with significant leukocytosis (p = .028), M4/M5 subtype (p = .000), FLT3-ITD mutation (p = .034), MLL status (p = .007) and a higher risk stratification (p = .001). Knockdown of TRPM4 mediated by siRNA impaired proliferation and arrested the cell cycle at the G0/G1 phase in MLL-rearranged leukemia cells. We suggested that TRPM4 may be involved in the pathogenesis of MLL-rearranged leukemia through regulating the AKT/GLI1/Cyclin D1 pathway. The transcription factor HOXA9 was found to be responsible for upregulation of TRPM4 expression by binding to its promoter. In conclusion, TRPM4 is overexpressed in MLL-rearranged AML and blockade of TRPM4 may be an alternative therapeutic approach in AML patients with high TRPM4 expression.

Pontos de Checagem do Ciclo Celular/genética , Ciclina D1/metabolismo , Rearranjo Gênico/genética , Histona-Lisina N-Metiltransferase/genética , Leucemia Mieloide Aguda/genética , Proteína de Leucina Linfoide-Mieloide/genética , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-akt/metabolismo , Canais de Cátion TRPM/genética , Proteína GLI1 em Dedos de Zinco/metabolismo , Adulto , Estudos de Casos e Controles , Ciclo Celular/genética , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Proliferação de Células/genética , Feminino , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica , Histona-Lisina N-Metiltransferase/metabolismo , Proteínas de Homeodomínio/metabolismo , Humanos , Leucemia Mieloide Aguda/patologia , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Proteína de Leucina Linfoide-Mieloide/metabolismo , Regiões Promotoras Genéticas/genética , Transdução de Sinais , Canais de Cátion TRPM/metabolismo , Transcrição Genética , Regulação para Cima/genética