SF3B1 deficiency impairs human erythropoiesis via activation of p53 pathway: implications for understanding of ineffective erythropoiesis in MDS

SF3B1 is a core component of splicing machinery. Mutations in SF3B1 are frequently found in myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), particularly in patients with refractory anemia with ringed sideroblasts (RARS), cha...
Source: Journal of Hematology and Oncology - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research

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CONCLUSION: The findings were consistent with transformation of ET to MDS with fibrosis and complex karyotype. ET progression to MDS is considered rare. The presence of complex karyotype and fibrosis in MDS are associated with unfavourable outcome. PMID: 30173238 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Malaysian Journal of Pathology - Category: Pathology Tags: Malays J Pathol Source Type: research
Cancer Science, EarlyView.
Source: Cancer Science - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Source Type: research
Conditions:   Myelodysplastic Syndromes;   Transfusion-dependent Anemia Intervention:   Other: Transfusion Sponsor:   Lille Catholic University Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
CONCLUSIONS: We found no evidence for a difference between participants receiving ATRA in addition to chemotherapy or chemotherapy only for the outcome OS. Regarding DFS, CRR and on-study mortality, there is probably no evidence for a difference between treatment groups. Currently, it seems the risk of adverse events are comparable to chemotherapy only.As quality of life has not been evaluated in any of the included trials, further research is needed to clarify the effect of ATRA on quality of life. PMID: 30080246 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Cochrane Database Syst Rev Source Type: research
;ger U, Horny HP, Hermine O Abstract Pathologic erythropoiesis with consecutive anemia is a leading cause of symptomatic morbidity in internal medicine. The etiologies of anemia are complex and include reactive as well as neoplastic conditions. Clonal expansion of erythroid cells in the bone marrow may result in peripheral erythrocytosis and polycythemia but can also result in anemia when clonal cells are dysplastic and have a maturation arrest that leads to apoptosis and hinders migration, a constellation typically seen in the myelodysplastic syndromes. Rarely, clonal expansion of immature erythroid blasts result...
Source: Haematologica - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: Haematologica Source Type: research
Purpose of review Sotatercept and luspatercept are recombinant soluble activin type-II receptor-IgG-Fc fusion proteins that are tested in clinical trials for the treatment of various types of anemias, including renal anemia. The mechanism of the action of the novel drugs is incompletely understood, but it seems to be based on the inactivation of soluble proteins of the transforming growth factor-ß (TGFß) family. This review considers pros and cons of the clinical use of the drugs in reference to the current therapy with recombinant erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESAs). Recent findings One or more activ...
Source: Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension - Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: PHARMACOLOGY AND THERAPEUTICS: Edited by Sankar D. Navaneethan Source Type: research
Conclusions: We conclude that the use of HMAs are associated with an increased risk of neutropenia and thrombocytopenia in MDS or AML patients, and our results also demonstrate that HMAs exposure does not significantly increase the risk of high-grade anemia, leukopenia, or febrile neutropenia compared with CCR.
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis Source Type: research
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