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Challenges today concern chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) patients resistant to imatinib. There is growing evidence that imatinib-resistant leukemic cells present abnormal glucose metabolism but the impact on mitochondria has been neglected. Our work aimed to better understand and exploit the metabolic alterations of imatinib-resistant leukemic cells.(More)
Three methoxylated flavones isolated from Marrubium peregrinum - ladanein, scutellarein-5,7,4'-trimethyl ether, and scutellarein-5,6,7,4'-tetramethyl ether - were assayed for their cytotoxicity towards a recently developed dasatinib-resistant murine leukemia cell line (DA1-3b/M2 (BCR-ABL)), together with the structurally related non-methylated flavone(More)
Patients with chronic myeloid leukemia who become resistant to the Abl kinase inhibitor imatinib can be treated with dasatinib. This sequential treatment can lead to BCR-ABL mutations conferring broad resistance to kinase inhibitors. To model the evolution of resistance, we exposed the mouse DA1-3b BCR-ABL+ leukemic cell line to imatinib for several months,(More)
Phytochemical investigation of the roots of Ferula elaeochytris made it possible to isolate two sesquiterpene esters, 6-anthraniloyljaeschkeanadiol (elaeochytrin A) and 4beta-hydroxy-6alpha-(p-hydroxybenzoyloxy)dauc-9-ene (elaeochytrin B), as well as eight known compounds: 6-angeloyljaeschkeanadiol, teferidin, ferutinin,(More)
To ascertain genomic alterations associated with Imatinib resistance in chronic myeloid leukaemia, we performed high resolution genomic analysis of CD34(+) cells from 25 Imatinib (IM) resistant and 11 responders CML patients. Using patients' T-cells as reference, we found significant association between number of acquired cryptic copy number alterations(More)
Acquired molecular abnormalities (mutations or chromosomal translocations) of the RUNX1 transcription factor gene are frequent in acute myeloblastic leukemias (AMLs) and in therapy-related myelodysplastic syndromes, but rarely in acute lymphoblastic leukemias (ALLs) and chronic myelogenous leukemias (CMLs). Among 18 BCR-ABL+ leukemias presenting acquired(More)
The malignant phenotype of chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) is due to the abnormal tyrosine kinase activity of the BCR-ABL oncoprotein, which signals several downstream cell survival pathways, including phosphoinositide 3-kinase/AKT, signal transducer and activator of transcription 5 and extracellular signal-regulated kinase 1/2. In patients with CML,(More)
The current leprosy elimination strategy focuses almost exclusively on delivery of leprosy diagnostic services and multi-drug treatment (MDT). However, the specific problems of people newly diagnosed with leprosy or cured with MDT primarily relate to impairment of nerve function and social and economic consequences of the diagnosis of leprosy. This study(More)
Three compounds were isolated from Acnistus arborescens, a tree commonly used in South and Central America in traditional medicine against several infectious diseases, some of which are caused by fungi. Bioassay-guided fractionation of a MeOH extract of leaves, based on its anti-Pneumocystis carinii activity, led to the isolation of compounds 1-3. Mono- and(More)
Chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) is a myeloproliferative disorder characterized by the presence in leukemic stem cells of the Philadelphia chromosome (Ph) and the formation of the BCR-ABL1 fusion. Untreated, the disease progresses to accelerate phase and blast crisis in which hematopoietic differentiation has become arrested. CML progression is frequently(More)