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Wang Y.Y.,Institute of Hematology and Blood Diseases Hospital
Zhonghua xue ye xue za zhi = Zhonghua xueyexue zazhi | Year: 2012

To investigate the expression level of SOX11 mRNA in mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) and other B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma (B-NHL) and its prognostic value in MCL. The expression level of SOX11 mRNA in 80 B-NHL patients were determined by real-time quantitative RT-PCR, GAPDH was used as internal control. The dispersion of SOX11 expression ratio of groups with different prognostic factors was described by Mann-Whitney U test. The SOX11 mRNA expression level was 2.90 (0.75 - 4.63) in 80 B-NHL patients, and the expression level was significantly higher in MCL than that in other B-NHL (P = 0.014). The SOX11 expression level was statistically lower in the group of MCL with hyperleukocytosis, 12 trisomy, MYC amplification and therapeutic effect < PR (P = 0.042, 0.013, 0.028, 0.009) than that of MCL in other group. But SOX11 expression was not associated with MCL international prognostic index (MIPI) (P = 0.333), lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) (P = 0.790), ATM mutation (P = 0.865) and P53 deletion (P = 0.116). The progression free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS) were significantly longer in the MCL patients with high level of SOX11 than that of other MCL patients. There was statistically significant differences in SOX11 mRNA expression between MCL with other B-NHL. SOX11 maybe a good prognostic factor in MCL.


Yang W.R.,Institute of Hematology and Blood Diseases Hospital
Zhonghua xue ye xue za zhi = Zhonghua xueyexue zazhi | Year: 2013

To evaluate the value of serum soluble transferrin receptor (sTfR) concentration in predicting early response to immunosuppressive therapy (IST) in severe aplastic anemia (SAA). Clinical data and hematologic responses of 140 SAA patients treated with rabbit antithymocyte globulin (rATG) combination with cyclosporine in our hospital were retrospectively analyzed. Correlation of pre-IST baseline of sTfR and IST responses was statistically analyzed and receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve was used to estimate the sensitivity and specificity of sTfR in prediction of early responses. Serum concentration of sTfR in very SAA (VSAA) patients were significantly lower than SAA and transfusion dependent non-SAA cases (P=0.001). The responders, especially at 3 months, had significantly higher pre- IST baseline of sTfR [median, 0.89 (range, 0.21-2.42) mg/L] than that [median, 0.58 (range, 0.13-1.88) mg/L] of non-responders (P=0.005). The cutoff level of 0.91 mg/L and 0.88 mg/L for predicting responses at 3 and 6 months were established based on the ROC curve, with the degree of accuracy of 65.0% and 60.7% respectively. Multivariate analysis showed that pre-IST baseline of sTfR was the independent factor of predicting response at 3 months (P=0.007) and at 6 months (P=0.021). As a indicator of bone marrow failure severity, sTfR could predict early response to IST therapy in aplastic anemia.


Chen Y.D.,Institute of Hematology and Blood Diseases Hospital
Zhonghua xue ye xue za zhi = Zhonghua xueyexue zazhi | Year: 2012

To investigate the prognostic value of thrombocytopenia in patients with primary myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS). Four hundred and nineteen primary MDS patients were retrospectively analyzed. Kaplan-Meier method, Log-rank test and COX regression model were used to evaluate factors that influence the prognosis. Two hundred and fifty-six cases (61.1%) had thrombocytopenia (PLT < 100×10(9)/L), one hundred and three cases (24.6%) had severe thrombocytopenia (PLT < 30×10(9)/L). Overall survival (OS) tended to shorten along with the decreasing of platelet count. Univariate analysis indicated that PL < 30×10(9)/L, MCV ≤ 95 fl, LDH ≥ 300 U/L, lymphocyte-like micromegakaryocyte, nucleated RBC PAS positive, IPSS cytogenetic intermediate- and poor-risk were all related with poor prognosis. Moreover, the prognosis of patients with RCMD, RAEB-Ior RAEB-IIwas poorer than that of the other subgroups. Among these parameters, PLT < 30×10(9)/L, MCV ≤ 95 fl, IPSS cytogenetic intermediate- and poor-risk group and RCMD, RAEB-I and RAEB-II had independent prognostic significance in multivariate analysis. Modified WPSS prognostic model was proposed by adopting PLT, MCV, chromosomal karyotype and WHO classification. The OS of patients with low risk, intermediate-1 risk, intermediate-2 risk and high risk were 59, 28, 14 and 4 months, respectively, and there was a statistically significant difference between the groups (P < 0.05). Severe thrombocytopenia indicated unfavorable prognosis, in combination with MCV, chromosomal karyotype and WHO classification, a modified WPSS prognostic model was proposed and worked well for prognostic indication in patients with MDS.


Li Q.,Institute of Hematology and Blood Diseases Hospital
Zhonghua xue ye xue za zhi = Zhonghua xueyexue zazhi | Year: 2011

To determine the incidence and clinical significance of chromosome 13q14 deletion in multiple myeloma (MM). Bone marrow samples were collected from 132 newly diagnosed MM patients referred to our hospital. Interphase fluorescence in situ hybridization (i-FISH) combined with magnetic activated cell sorting (MACS) were performed on chromosome 13q14 (RB-1). (1) i-FISH was used to investigate CD138-enriched bone marrow MM cells and revealed a 13q14 deletion rate of 51.5% (68/132), while conventional cytogenetic (CC) analysis revealed 13q deletions/monosomy 13 (Δ13) only of 5.0%(6/120). (2) Univariate analysis showed that 13q14 deletion rate by i-FISH > 25%, bone marrow plasma cells > 50%, ISS stage and β(2)-MG ≥ 5.5 mg/L were associated with shorter overall survival (OS). Multivariate analysis revealed that 13q14 deletion rate by i-FISH > 25% was an independent unfavorable factor (P = 0.042). (3) Patients treated with bortezomib had a much better response than those treated with traditional chemotherapy (P = 0.001). There was no significant difference in OS between patients received bortezomib with and without 13q14 deletion (P > 0.05), indicating that bortezomib could reverse the poor prognosis of 13q14 deletion. (1) i-FISH followed CD138 cell sorting appears to be a highly sensitive method for detecting 13q14 deletion. (2) 13q14 deletion rate by i-FISH > 25% is an independent unfavorable factor. (3) Bortezomib could reverse the poor prognosis of 13q14 deletion.


Wang C.C.,Institute of Hematology and Blood Diseases Hospital
Zhonghua xue ye xue za zhi = Zhonghua xueyexue zazhi | Year: 2012

To investigate the expression of PTEN (phosphatase and tension homology deletion on chromosome 10, PTEN) and its pseudogene PTENP1 in acute leukemia (AL) and correlation between them, and to explore the role of PTENP1 on the PTEN expression in AL cells. PTEN and PTENP1 mRNA expression were evaluated in bone marrow (BM) samples from 138 newly diagnosed AL patients and 15 healthy controls by quantitative real-time RT-PCR (qRT-PCR). pCDH1-PTENP1 3'UTR-GFP lentivirus vectors were constructed. 293T cells were transfected by calcium phosphate precipitation to produce retrovirus. HL-60 cell line was infected with the retroviral vectors expressing pCDH1-GFP and pCDH1-PTENP1 3'UTR-GFP respectively. The flow cell sorter was used to sort the HL-60 with GFP positively expressed. The mRNA expression of PTEN and PTENP1 was detected by qRT-PCR, the expression of PTEN protein by western blot, and the impact of PTENP13'UTR on the proliferation of HL-60 cells by MTT assay. AML patients showed significantly lower PTEN and PTENP1 mRNA expression in BM compared to healthy controls. Correlation analysis showed that the expression of PTEN and PTENP1 mRNA were positively correlated (P < 0.05). The 108 cases of PTENP1(+) AML were classified according to the prognostic classification of 2011 NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in AML, there was no difference among different subgroups. HL-60 cell line was infected with the retroviral vectors expressing pCDH1-GFP (control group) and pCDH1-PTENP1 3'UTR-GFP respectively. Compared with the control group, PTENP1 mRNA level of HL-60 infected with the retroviral vectors expressing pCDH1-PTENP1 3'UTR-GFP increased significantly, and PTEN mRNA level also increased. While the PTEN protein level and the cell growth rate of the PTENP1 3'UTR group didn't change significantly. PTEN and PTENP1 mRNA expression level of BM cells from AL patients is significantly lower. There is a positive correlation between expression of PTEN and PTENP1 mRNA. PTENP1 may regulate the expression of PTEN in mRNA level.


Liu L.,Institute of Hematology and Blood Diseases Hospital
Zhonghua xue ye xue za zhi = Zhonghua xueyexue zazhi | Year: 2011

To investigate the impact of polymorphisms of DNA homologous recombination (HR) repair genes RAD51-G135C and XRCC3-C241T on the prognosis of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) with inv(16)/t(16;16)(CBFbeta-MYH1). One hundred and three de novo inv(16)/t(16;16) (CBFbeta-MYH11) AML patients were followed-up and retrospectively analyzed. Polymorphisms of RAD51-G135C and XRCC3-C241T were detected by PCR-RFLP. The prognostic factors,including sex, age, white blood cell count, platelet count, hemoglobin level, karyotype, KIT mutation, RAD51-G135C and XRCC3-C241T polymorphisms at diagnosis, for complete remission (CR) achievement, overall survival (OS) and relapse-free survival (RFS) were analyzed by univariate and multivariate analyses. The median follow-up of all patients was 28 (1 - 106) months. The overall CR rate was 92.2%. The estimated 5-year OS and RFS rates were 43.6% (95% CI 37.7% - 49.5%) and 26.4% (95% CI 21.1% - 31.7%), and the median OS and RFS were 53 (95% CI 133.4 - 72.7) and 27 (95% CI 22.9 - 31.1) months, respectively. In multivariate analysis, higher WBC (P = 0.004) and older than 30 years of age (P = 0.035) were independent poor factors for CR achievement, the XRCC3-241T variant (P = 0.007) and higher WBC (P = 0.009) were independent poor factors for 5-year RFS, and higher WBC (P = 0.002) and trisomy 8 (P = 0.035) were independent poor factors for 5-year survival. Polymorphism of RAD51-G135C had no significant impact on the prognosis. The XRCC3-241T variant is an independent poor prognostic factor for AML with inv(16)/t(16;16)/CBFbeta-MYH11.


Yang L.,Institute of Hematology and Blood Diseases Hospital
Zhonghua xue ye xue za zhi = Zhonghua xueyexue zazhi | Year: 2011

To investigate the relationship between DNA homologous recombination (HR) repair genes RAD51-G135C/XRCC3-C241T polymorphisms and development of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) with recurrent chromosome translocation. Genomic DNA was extracted from bone marrow cells of 625 de novo AML patients and peripheral blood cells of 806 patient family members and 704 unrelated volunteers. Genotypes of RAD51-G135C and XRCC3-C241T were analyzed by PCR-RFLP. Cell lines with genotypes differed from XRCC3-C241T were selected and irradiated in vitro. The CBFβ-MYH11 fusion gene was detected by TaqMan real-time PCR. The XRCC3-C241T variant (C/T + T/T) showed 6.22-fold and 6.99-fold increase in the risk of developing the AML with inv(16)/t(16;16)/CBFβ-MYH11 as compared with the volunteer and family member controls respectively; the RAD51-G135C homozygote-type (C/C) variant showed 0.87-fold (P = 0.010) and 1.15-fold (P = 0.001) respectively increase in the risk of this subtype AML. In the irradiated group, the CBFβ-MYH11 mRNA level in HL-60 cells was 59.49 times increased than that in KG1a cells. However, the RAD51-G135C and XRCC3-C241T variants had no correlations with the risk of development of t(15;17)/PML-RARα(+)AML, t(8;21)/AML1-ETO(+) AML and 11q23 AML subtypes. The XRCC3-C241T variant and the RAD51-G135C homozygote-type significantly increase the risk of the development of AML with inv(16)/t(16;16)/CBFβ-MYH11.


Wang J.Y.,Institute of Hematology and Blood Diseases Hospital
Zhonghua xue ye xue za zhi = Zhonghua xueyexue zazhi | Year: 2012

To investigate JAK2 exon 12 mutations in patients with Philadelphia (Ph) chromosome-negative myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN) and the clinical characteristics of patients with JAK2 exon 12 mutants. Allele-specific PCR (AS-PCR) was applied to identify JAK2 V617F mutation. Genomic DNA corresponding to exon 12 of JAK2 gene and epigenetic regulator gene (TET2, ASXL1, EZH2) were amplified by polymerase chain reaction (PCR). Identification of mutants was by direct sequencing and classification of mutation types by sequencing followed by plasmid cloning. SNP genotyping of two 46/1 tag SNPs, rs12340895 and rs10974944, was analyzed using commercially available Taqman assays on the 7500HT real-time PCR instrument according to standard protocols. No JAK2 exon 12 mutation was detected in patients with ET, PMF or JAK2 V617F positive PV. Among 13 JAK2 V617F negative PV patients, JAK2 exon 12 mutation was detected as N542-E543del in 2(15.4%) patients who presented with a phenotype of predominant erythrocytosis and erythroid colonic grown from their bone marrow samples in the absence of exogenous EPO, reduced serum erythropoietin (EPO) level, and no mutations in TET2, ASXL1 or EZH2 genes. One of the affected patients was heterozygous for 46/1 but the second was negative for this haplotype. There was no need to detect JAK2 exon 12 mutation in ET, PMF or MPN-U patients without JAK2 V67F mutation. Ph negative MPN patients with JAK2 exon 12 mutations had somewhat unique clinical and laboratory features.


Liang C.,Institute of Hematology and Blood Diseases Hospital
Zhonghua xue ye xue za zhi = Zhonghua xueyexue zazhi | Year: 2013

To investigate mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) immunosuppressive activity in the presence of interferon-gamma (IFN-γ) to reveal synergistic immunomodulatory effects of IFN-γ and MSCs. MSCs were cultured in the presence or absence of IFN-γ100 ng/ml, the supernatants were collected for measurements of PGE2HGF and TGF-β1 by ELISA kits. MSCs were cultured in the presence or absence of IFN-γ 100 ng/mlfor 48 h. The cDNA was analysed for the expression of human indoleamine 2, 3-dioxygenaseIDOmRNA by semiquantitative RT-PCR. Mononuclear cells (MNCs) were extracted from peripheral blood of healthy donors. The T cell proliferation was tested in the co-culture system added with MSCs, recombinant human IFN-γ (100 ng/ml) and anti-IFN-γ mAb (5 μg/ml) by BrdU ELISA kit. The immunosuppressive cytokines PGE2HGF and TGF-β1 were detectable within 24-48 h in the supernatants. Their expressions were significantly up-regulated in the presence of IFN-γ. Concentrations of these cytokines were as of (1715.5±628.6) pg/ml vs (1344.5±709.4) pg/ml (P=0.001);(4031.8±1496.8) pg/ml vs (2452.4±1375.3) pg/mlP=0.011;(1753.5±413.8) pg/ml vs (1026.6±450.5) pg/mlP<0.001,respectively. The expression of IDO mRNA was undetectable when MSCs were cultured alone. In contrast, The IDO mRNA expression was remarkably enhanced in the presence of IFN-γ. Bone marrow-derived MSCs remarkably suppressed allogeneic T cell proliferation in vitro. Addition of exogenous IFN-γ had no significant effect on the inhibitory capacity of MSCs, the inhibitory ratios of T cell proliferation were 40.4±10.9% vs36.7±7.4% (P=0.272). By contrast, the inhibitory ratio of T cell proliferation was significantly decreased in the presence of anti-IFN-γ mAb[(40.4±10.9)% vs (23.9±7.6)%,P=0.002]. Human MSCs constitutively expressed immunosuppressive concentrations of PGE2, HGF and TGF-β1, and their expressions were significantly up-regulated by IFN-γ. IFN-γ-induced expression of IDO on MSCs involved in tryptophan catabolism. MSCs notably suppressed allogeneic T cell proliferation in vitro. IFN-γ promoted the immunosuppressive capacity of human MSCs, indicating the synergistic immunomodulatory effect of IFN-γ and MSCs.


Yuan Y.,Institute of Hematology and Blood Diseases Hospital
Zhonghua xue ye xue za zhi = Zhonghua xueyexue zazhi | Year: 2011

To assess complete remission (CR), the overall survival (OS), event-free survival (EFS) and adverse events of newly diagnosed acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) with homoharringtonine (HHT) plus ATRA, to evaluate the therapeutic effect by comparing HHT plus ATRA with daunorubicin plus ATRA as induction regimen (HA with DA as post-remission regimen). 115 APL patients (54 in HHT group, 61 in DNR group) after long-term follow-up were enrolled in the analyses of clinical feature, chromosome karyotype, molecular biology, OS and EFS. The overall CR of 115 patients was 100%, the median interval to achieve hematological CR was 32 (22 - 43) days, the overall median OS was within 0.23 - 77.34 months, median EFS was within 0.23 - 77.34 months. 3-year OS rate was 93%, 5-year OS rate 93%, 3-year EFS rate 85% and 5-year RFS rate 75% respectively. Converting to PML-RARα PCR-negative after the induction therapy in the HHT and DNR group was 31.3% and 15.5% respectively, at the end of 1 consolidation course was 68.6% and 77.6% respectively, while the remaining 4 patients tested PML-RARα PCR-negative at the end of 2 consolidation courses in the DNR group. While both groups obtained the identical molecular biology relapse rate (9.8% and 8.6%, respectively). Survival analysis indicated that no significant difference was found on OS and EFS between the HHT group and the DNR group (P = 0.206 and 0.506). 5-year OS rate was 87% for the HHT group while 98% for the DNR group, 5-years EFS rate was 80% for the HHT group while 71% for the DNR group. And the risk group was not the factor affecting OS and EFS (P = 0.615 and 0.416). Grade 2 fever in the HHT group was less than in the DNR group during induction therapy. And no difference was found in terms of liver dysfunction, renal dysfunction, cardiac dysfunction, and hematologic toxicity between two groups. Our study demonstrated comparable therapeutic effect of HHT or DNR on APL. HHT was also well tolerated and didn't cause serious adverse events.

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