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PURPOSE The primary objective of this study was to confirm the efficacy of romidepsin in patients with treatment refractory cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL). PATIENTS AND METHODS This international, pivotal, single-arm, open-label, phase II study was conducted in patients with stage IB to IVA CTCL who had received one or more prior systemic therapies.(More)
Type 4 cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP) phosphodiesterase (PDE4) inhibitors and other agents that raise intracellular cAMP levels induce apoptosis in B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia (B-CLL) but not in T-CLL or peripheral blood T cells. Two principal effector proteins for cAMP are protein kinase A (PKA) and EPAC (exchange protein directly activated(More)
We previously identified a novel murine protein, AND-34, with a carboxyl-terminal domain homologous to Ras family guanine nucleotide exchange factors (GEFs), which bound to the focal adhesion docking protein p130(Cas). Work by others has implicated both the human homologue of AND-34, BCAR3, and human p130(Cas), BCAR1, in the resistance of breast cancer(More)
AND-34 is a murine protein that binds by a cdc25-like GDP exchange factor domain to the focal adhesion docking protein p130Cas. Overexpression of either of the human homologues of AND-34 and p130Cas, BCAR3 and BCAR1, respectively, has been reported to induce resistance to antiestrogens in breast cancer cell lines. Here we show that overexpression of AND-34(More)
We have characterized a novel cDNA whose steady state mRNA levels rise in the thymus 2 to 6 h following the induction of CD4+CD8+ thymocyte apoptosis by in vivo cross-linking of CD3 epsilon. This cDNA, AND-34-1, contains an open reading frame (ORF) encoding a protein with an amino-terminal Src homology 2 (SH2) domain and a carboxyl-terminal domain(More)
Belinostat is a pan-histone deacetylase inhibitor with antitumour and anti-angiogenic properties. An open label, multicentre study was conducted in patients with peripheral T-cell lymphoma (PTCL) or cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL) who failed ≥1 prior systemic therapy and were treated with belinostat (1000 mg/m(2) intravenously ×5 d of a 21-d cycle). The(More)
The cAMP signalling pathway has emerged as a key regulator of haematopoietic cell proliferation, differentiation and apoptosis. In parallel, general understanding of the biology of cyclic nucleotide PDEs (phosphodiesterases) has advanced considerably, revealing the remarkable complexity of this enzyme system that regulates the amplitude, kinetics and(More)
Activation of T cells by lectins or mAb directed at components of the Ag-specific TCR results in hydrolysis of phosphorylated derivatives of phosphatidylinositol and an increase in intracellular free calcium concentration (Cai). We report that cholera toxin, which activates adenylate cyclase by ADP ribosylation of a G protein, also reduces both inositol(More)
AND-34, a novel GDP exchange factor, is expressed constitutively at significant levels in murine splenic B cells, but not in murine splenic T cells or thymocytes. In B cell lines, anti-IgM treatment up-regulates AND-34 transcript levels. B cell AND-34 associates with both the docking molecules p130Cas and HEF1. AND-34 binds by its GDP exchange factor domain(More)
Over-expression of AND-34/BCAR3/NSP2 (BCAR3) or its binding-partner p130Cas/BCAR1 generates anti-estrogen resistance in human breast cancer lines. Here, we have compared BCAR3 to two related homologs, NSP1 and NSP3/CHAT/SHEP, with regards to expression, anti-estrogen resistance, and signaling. BCAR3 is expressed at higher levels in ERalpha-negative,(More)