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Apoptosis-Related Gene Expression Profile in Chronic Myeloid Leukemia Patients after Imatinib Mesylate and Dasatinib Therapy

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Ferreira, Aline Fernanda [1] ; de Oliveira, Gislane L. V. [1] ; Tognon, Raquel [1] ; Collassanti, Maria Dulce S. [2] ; Zanichelli, Maria Aparecida [2] ; Hamerschlak, Nelson [3] ; de Souza, Ana Maria [1] ; Covas, Dimas Tadeu [4, 5] ; Kashima, Simone [6, 5] ; de Castro, Fabiola Attie [1]
Total Authors: 10
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Fac Ciencias Farmaceut Ribeirao Preto, Dept Anal Clin Toxicol & Bromatol, BR-14040903 Ribeirao Preto, SP - Brazil
[2] Inst Tratamento Canc Infantil ITACI, Sao Paulo - Brazil
[3] Hosp Albert Einstein Sao Paulo, Soc Beneficente Israelita & Brasileira, Sao Paulo - Brazil
[4] Univ Sao Paulo, Fac Med Ribeirao Preto, Dept Clin Med, BR-14040903 Ribeirao Preto, SP - Brazil
[5] Inst Nacl Ciencia & Tecnol Celulas Tronco & Terap, INCTC, Ribeirao Preto - Brazil
[6] Ctr Reg Hemoterapia Ribeirao Preto, Mol Biol Lab, Ribeirao Preto - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 6
Document type: Journal article
Source: Acta Haematologica; v. 133, n. 4, p. 354-364, 2015.
Web of Science Citations: 11

Background/Aims: We investigated the effects of tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) on the expression of apoptosis-related genes (BCL-2 and death receptor family members) in chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) patients. Methods: Peripheral blood mononuclear cells from 32 healthy subjects and 26 CML patients were evaluated before and after treatment with imatinib mesylate (IM) and dasatinib (DAS) by quantitative PCR. Results: Anti-apoptotic genes (c-FLIP and MCL-1) were overexpressed and the pro-apoptotic BIK was reduced in CML patients. Expression of BMF, A1, c-FLIP, MCL-1, CIAP-2 and CIAP-1 was modulated by DAS. In IM-resistant patients, expression of A1, c-FLIP, CIAP-1 and MCL-1 was upregulated, and BCL-2, CIAP-2, BAK, BAX, BIK and FASL expression was downregulated. Conclusion: Taken together, our results point out that, in CML, DAS interferes with the apoptotic machinery regulation. In addition, the data suggest that apoptosis-related gene expression profiles are associated with primary resistance to IM. (C) 2015 S. Karger AG, Basel (AU)