bstract The genomic profile of mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) has been reported to be significantly different from that of other indolent lymphoproliferative disorders, Topoisomerase IIalpha, glutathione-s-transferasepi (GSTpi) and ABCG2 (BCRP) chemoresistance genes being over-expressed in MCL. In our study, expression levels of the above mentioned genes plus MDR1 were tested on bone marrow samples from 20 patients treated with Rituximab plus hyper-CVAD regimen, in order to evaluate a possible impact of the chemoresistance phenomenon on this promising treatment regimen. All patients expressed ABCG2 and MDR1 genes; 85% of cases expressed GSTpi and topoisomerase IIalpha. Only ABCG2 were over-expressed in comparison both with marrow from healthy donors and tonsilar CD5+/CD20+ lymphocytes (adopted as normal counterpart of the neoplastic population). The overall response rate of the entire series was 87.5%, with 44% of complete responses. Fifty-seven percent of patients achieved the clearance of minimal residual disease. Levels of tested genes did not condition either quality of clinical response or PFS (76% at 24 months). Nevertheless, an ABCG2 higher expression appeared associated with a worse PFS and levels of this gene paralleled the status of minimal residual disease. A further evaluation of ABCG2 expression in larger series of MCL patients would be suitable

Evaluation of the MDR1, ABCG2, Topoisomerases IIalpha and GSTpi gene expression in patients affected by aggressive mantle cell lymphoma treated by the R-Hyper-CVAD regimen

GALIMBERTI, SARA;PACINI, SIMONE;PAPINESCHI, FEDERICO;CIABATTI, ELENA;GUERRINI, FRANCESCA;CANESTRARO, MARTINA;PETRINI, MARIO
2007

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bstract The genomic profile of mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) has been reported to be significantly different from that of other indolent lymphoproliferative disorders, Topoisomerase IIalpha, glutathione-s-transferasepi (GSTpi) and ABCG2 (BCRP) chemoresistance genes being over-expressed in MCL. In our study, expression levels of the above mentioned genes plus MDR1 were tested on bone marrow samples from 20 patients treated with Rituximab plus hyper-CVAD regimen, in order to evaluate a possible impact of the chemoresistance phenomenon on this promising treatment regimen. All patients expressed ABCG2 and MDR1 genes; 85% of cases expressed GSTpi and topoisomerase IIalpha. Only ABCG2 were over-expressed in comparison both with marrow from healthy donors and tonsilar CD5+/CD20+ lymphocytes (adopted as normal counterpart of the neoplastic population). The overall response rate of the entire series was 87.5%, with 44% of complete responses. Fifty-seven percent of patients achieved the clearance of minimal residual disease. Levels of tested genes did not condition either quality of clinical response or PFS (76% at 24 months). Nevertheless, an ABCG2 higher expression appeared associated with a worse PFS and levels of this gene paralleled the status of minimal residual disease. A further evaluation of ABCG2 expression in larger series of MCL patients would be suitable
Galimberti, Sara; Nagy, B; Benedetti, E; Pacini, Simone; Brizzi, S; Caracciolo, F; Papineschi, Federico; Ciabatti, Elena; Guerrini, Francesca; Fazzi, R; Canestraro, Martina; Petrini, Mario
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