Sauta E, Robin M, Bersanelli M, Travaglino E, Meggendorfer M, Zhao LP, Caballero Berrocal JC, Sala C, Maggioni G, Bernardi M, Di Grazia C, Vago L, Rivoli G, Borin L, D'Amico S, Tentori CA, Ubezio M, Campagna A, Russo A, Mannina D, Lanino L, Chiusolo P, Giaccone L, Voso MT, Riva M, Oliva EN, Zampini M, Riva E, Nibourel O, Bicchieri M, Bolli N, Rambaldi A, Passamonti F, Savevski V, Santoro A, Germing U, Kordasti S, Santini V, Diez-Campelo M, Sanz G, Sole F, Kern W, Platzbecker U, Ades L, Fenaux P, Haferlach T, Castellani G, Della Porta MG
Real-World Validation of Molecular International Prognostic Scoring System for Myelodysplastic SyndromesJournal of Clinical Oncology 17 Mar 2023, JCO2201784. Epub 17 Mar 2023
Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) are heterogeneous myeloid neoplasms in which a risk-adapted treatment strategy is needed. Recently, a new clinical-molecular prognostic model, the Molecular International Prognostic Scoring System (IPSS-M) was proposed to improve the prediction of clinical outcome of the currently available tool (Revised International Prognostic Scoring System [IPSS-R]). We aimed to provide an extensive validation of IPSS-M.More information
Noguera-Castells A, García-Prieto CA, Álvarez-Errico D, Esteller M
Validation of the new EPIC DNA methylation microarray (900K EPIC v2) for high-throughput profiling of the human DNA methylome.Epigenetics 5 Mar 2023, 18 (1) 2185742.
DNA methylation, one of the best characterized epigenetic marks in the human genome, plays a pivotal role in gene transcription regulation and other biological processes in humans. On top of that, the DNA methylome undergoes profound changes in cancer and other disorders. However, large-scale and population-based studies are limited by high costs and the need for considerable expertise in data analysis for whole-genome bisulphite-sequencing methodologies. Following the success of the EPIC DNA methylation microarray, the newly developed Infinium HumanMethylationEPIC version 2.0 (900K EPIC v2) is now available. This new array contains more than 900,000 CpG probes covering the human genome and excluding masked probes from the previous version. The 900K EPIC v2 microarray adds more than 200,000 probes covering extra DNA cis-regulatory regions such as enhancers, super-enhancers and CTCF binding regions. Herein, we have technically and biologically validated the new methylation array to show its high reproducibility and consistency among technical replicates and with DNA extracted from FFPE tissue. In addition, we have hybridized primary normal and tumoural tissues and cancer cell lines from different sources and tested the robustness of the 900K EPIC v2 microarray when analysing the different DNA methylation profiles. The validation highlights the improvements offered by the new array and demonstrates the versatility of this updated tool for characterizing the DNA methylome in human health and disease.More information
O. Calvete, J. Mestre, A. Jerez, F. Solé, None
The Secondary Myelodysplastic Neoplasms (MDS) JigsawCancers 26 Feb 2023, . Epub 26 Feb 2023
There is a great deal of controversy in the hematologic community regarding the classification of secondary myelodysplastic neoplasms (MDSs). Current classifications are based on the presence of genetic predisposition and MDS post-cytotoxic therapy (MDS-pCT) etiologies. However, since these risk factors are not exclusive for secondary MDSs and there are multiple overlapping scenarios, a comprehensive and definitive classification is yet to come. In addition, a sporadic MDS might arise after a primary tumor fulfills the diagnostic criteria of MDS-pCT without a causative cytotoxicity. In this review, we describe the triggering pieces of a secondary MDS jigsaw: previous cytotoxic therapy, germline predisposition and clonal hematopoiesis. Epidemiological and translational efforts are needed to put these pieces together and ascertain the real weight of each of these pieces in each MDS patient. Future classifications must contribute to understanding the role of secondary MDS jigsaw pieces in different concomitant or independent clinical scenarios associated with the primary tumor.
Caillot M, Miloudi H, Taly A, Profitós-Pelejà N, Santos JC, Ribeiro ML, Maitre E, Saule S, Roué G, Jardin F, Sola B
Exportin 1-mediated nuclear/cytoplasmic trafficking controls drug sensitivity of classical Hodgkin lymphoma.Molecular Oncology 2 Feb 2023, . Epub 2 Feb 2023
Exportin 1 (XPO1) is the main nuclear export receptor that controls the subcellular trafficking and the functions of major regulatory proteins. XPO1 is overexpressed in various cancers and small inhibitors of nuclear export (SINEs) have been developed to inhibit XPO1. In primary mediastinal B-cell lymphoma (PMBL) and classical Hodgkin lymphoma (cHL), the XPO1 gene may be mutated on one nucleotide and encodes the mutant XPO1More information
Calvete O, Mestre J, Durmaz A, Gurnari C, Maciejewski JP, Solé F
Are the current guidelines for identification of myelodysplastic syndrome with germline predisposition strong enough?British Journal of Haematology 30 Jan 2023, . Epub 30 Jan 2023More information