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Methylation status regulates LPL expression in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia.
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PMID:  23614796     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract Among different prognostic factors in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL), we previously demonstrated that lipoprotein lipase (LPL) is associated with an unmutated immunoglobulin profile and clinical poor outcome. Despite the usefulness of LPL for CLL prognosis, its functional role and the molecular mechanism regulating its expression are still open questions. Interaction of CLL B-cells with the tissue microenvironment favors disease progression by promoting malignant B-cell growth. Since tissue methylation can be altered by environmental factors, we investigated the methylation status of LPL gene and the possibility that overexpression could be associated with microenvironment signals. Our results show that a demethylated state of the LPL gene is responsible for its anomalous expression in unmutated CLL cases and that this expression is dependent on microenvironment signals. Overall, this work proposes that an epigenetic mechanism, triggered by the microenvironment, regulates LPL expression in CLL disease.
Cecilia Abreu; Pilar Moreno; Florencia Palacios; Mercedes Borge; Pablo Morande; Ana Inés Landoni; Raul Gabus; Guillermo Dighiero; Mirta Giordano; Romina Gamberale; Pablo Oppezzo
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-4-25
Journal Detail:
Title:  Leukemia & lymphoma     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1029-2403     ISO Abbreviation:  Leuk. Lymphoma     Publication Date:  2013 Apr 
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Created Date:  2013-4-25     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9007422     Medline TA:  Leuk Lymphoma     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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