Olga V. Danilova

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Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is unique among malignancies since it represents an accumulation of B-lymphocytes resistant to apoptosis. Several factors are thought to confer this unusual feature to a CLL B-cell. Misbalance between cytoplasmic pro-survival and pro-death molecules, such as Bcl-2, Mcl-1 and alike, appears to be one of the key factors(More)
PURPOSE The specific role of chromosomal instability (CIN) in tumorigenesis has been a matter of conjecture. In part, this is due to the challenge of directly observing chromosome mis-segregation events as well as the inability to distinguish the role of CIN, which consists of increased rates of chromosome mis-segregation, from that of aneuploidy, which is(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to describe the clinical characteristics and outcomes in cardiac non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL). METHODS A retrospective analysis of 94 cases of NHL with biopsy-proven cardiac involvement in PubMed between 1990 and 2015. RESULTS Among cases with cardiac involvement, diffuse large B-cell lymphoma was the most common(More)
Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) is an accumulative disorder marked by deficient apoptosis. The TP53 homolog TAp63 promotes apoptosis and chemosensitivity in solid tumours and its deregulation may contribute to CLL cell survival. We found that TAp63α was the most prevalent TP63 isoform in CLL. Compared to healthy B cells, TAp63 mRNA was repressed in(More)
BACKGROUND Stromal-mediated signaling enhances NF-κB pathway activity in chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) B cells, leading to cell survival and chemoresistance. Ubiquitination of IκBα may partially account for constitutive activation of NF-κB. MLN4924 is an investigational agent that inhibits the Nedd8-activating enzyme, thereby neutralizing Cullin-RING(More)
The control of glucose metabolism is a complex process, and dysregulation at any level can cause impaired glucose tolerance and insulin resistance. These two defects are well-known characteristics associated with obesity and onset of type 2 diabetes. Here we introduce the N-terminal dipeptidase, DPP2, as a novel regulator of the glucose metabolism. We(More)
OBJECTIVE Dipeptidyl peptidase 2 (DPP2/DPP7) is a regulator of quiescence as inhibition of DPP2 results in apoptosis of resting, but not activated lymphocytes. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the prognostic value of DPP2 inhibition and the role of DPP2 in cell cycle in chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). MATERIALS AND METHODS We(More)
Background: Stromal-mediated signaling enhances NF-kB pathway activity in chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) B cells, leading to cell survival and chemoresistance. Ubiquitination of IkBamay partially account for constitutive activation of NF-kB. MLN4924 is an investigational agent that inhibits the Nedd8activating enzyme, thereby neutralizing Cullin-RING(More)
While death receptor ligands (Fas and TRAIL) kill chemoresistant tumor cell lines, related therapies have limited clinical efficacy as single agents. Death receptor signaling is modulated by nuclear factor-κB (NFκB), a family of transcription factors which are constitutively active in B-cell malignancies. We and others have shown that pevonedistat, an(More)
A cell permeable DPP II [also known as DPP2, DPP7, and quiescent cell proline dipeptidase (QPP)] inhibitor has been synthesized. The azabicyclo[3.3.0]octane-based inhibitor is potent and selective and elicits very similar quiescent lymphocyte death to previously characterized inhibitors that are not as selective.