Large granular lymphocyte leukemia

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Large granular lymphocyte leukemia

Large granular lymphocyte (LGL) leukemia is a rare cancer of a type of white blood cells called lymphocytes. LGL leukemia causes a slow increase in white blood cells called T lymphocytes, or T cells, which originate in the lymph system and bone marrow and help to fight infection. This disease usually affects people in their sixties. Symptoms include anemia; low levels of platelets (thrombocytopenia) and infection-fighting neutrophils (neutropenia) in the blood; and an enlarged spleen. About one-third of patients are asymptomatic at the time of diagnosis. The exact cause of LGL leukemia is unknown. Doctors can diagnose this disease through a bone marrow biopsy, or by using a specialized technique in which various types of blood or bone marrow cells are separated, identified, and counted.
 

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The terms "Large granular lymphocyte leukemia" returned 57 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Dysregulated signaling, proliferation and apoptosis impact on the pathogenesis of TCRγδ+ T cell large granular lymphocyte leukemia.
 

Author(s): Martine J Kallemeijn, Dick de Ridder, Joyce Schilperoord-Vermeulen, Michèle Y van der Klift, Yorick Sandberg, Jacques J M van Dongen, Anton W Langerak

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TCRγδ+ T-LGL leukemia is a rare form of chronic mature T cell disorders in elderly, which is generally characterized by a persistently enlarged CD3+CD57+TCRγδ+ large granular lymphocyte population in the peripheral blood with a monoclonal phenotype. Clinically, the disease is ...

Last Updated: 13 Apr 2017

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Good syndrome presenting with CD8⁺ T-Cell large granular lymphocyte leukemia.
 

Author(s): Caroline Caperton, Sudhanshu Agrawal, Sudhir Gupta

Journal: Oncotarget. 2015 Nov;6(34):36577-86.

 

Good Syndrome is an adult-onset combined immunodeficiency defined by hypogammaglobulinemia, low or absent number of B cells, T cell deficiency and thymic tumor. We have characterized CD8+ T cells from a patient with Good syndrome that presented with CD8+T-cell large granular lymphocytic ...

Last Updated: 20 Nov 2015

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Sphingosine kinase inhibitors decrease viability and induce cell death in natural killer-large granular lymphocyte leukemia.
 

Author(s): Francis R LeBlanc, Xin Liu, Jeremy Hengst, Todd Fox, Valerie Calvert, Emanuel F Petricoin, Jong Yun, David J Feith, Thomas P Loughran

Journal: Cancer Biol. Ther.. 2015 ;16(12):1830-40.

 

Sphingolipid metabolism has been identified as a potential therapeutic target in cancer. Sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P) is a potent bioactive sphingolipid metabolite produced by sphingosine kinases-1 and -2 (SPHK1 and SPHK2). Elevated SPHK1 has been found in numerous cancer types and ...

Last Updated: 20 Jan 2016

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The terms "Large granular lymphocyte leukemia" returned 11 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

The pathogenesis and treatment of large granular lymphocyte leukemia.
 

Author(s): Steven Nathaniel Steinway, Francis LeBlanc, Thomas P Loughran

Journal: Blood Rev.. 2014 May;28(3):87-94.

 

Large granular lymphocyte (LGL) leukemia is a spectrum of rare lymphoproliferative diseases of T lymphocytes and natural killer cells. These diseases frequently present with splenomegaly, neutropenia, and autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis. LGL leukemia is more commonly ...

Last Updated: 20 May 2014

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Large granular lymphocyte leukemia: from dysregulated pathways to therapeutic targets.
 

Author(s): Francis Leblanc, Dan Zhang, Xin Liu, Thomas P Loughran

Journal: Future Oncol. 2012 Jul;8(7):787-801.

 

Large granular lymphocyte (LGL) leukemia is a clonal lymphoproliferative disorder of cytotoxic lymphocytes characterized by an expansion of CD3(+) cytotoxic T lymphocytes or CD3(-) natural killer cells. Patients present with various cytopenias including neutropenia, anemia and thrombocytopenia. ...

Last Updated: 26 Jul 2012

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T-cell and natural killer-cell large granular lymphocyte leukemia neoplasias.
 

Author(s): Rebecca J Watters, Xin Liu, Thomas P Loughran

Journal: Leuk. Lymphoma. 2011 Dec;52(12):2217-25.

 

Large granular lymphocyte (LGL) leukemia is a rare disorder of cytotoxic lymphocytes. LGL cells play an integral role in the immune system and are divided into two major lineages of CD3(-)natural killer (NK) cells and CD3(+) T cells that circulate throughout the blood in search of ...

Last Updated: 25 Nov 2011

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A Dose-Ranging Study of IV BNZ-1 in LGL Leukemia or Refractory CTCL
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: LGL Leukemia; CTCL

 

Last Updated: 18 Aug 2017

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Donor T Cells After Donor Stem Cell Transplant in Treating Patients With Hematologic Malignancies
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Accelerated Phase Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia; Adult Acute Myeloid Leukemia With 11q23 (MLL) Abnormalities; Adult Acute Myeloid Leukemia With Del(5q); Adult Acute Myeloid Leukemia With Inv(16)(p13;q22); Adult Acute Myeloid Leukemia With t(15;17)(q22;q12); Adult Acute Myeloid Leukemia With t(16;16)(p13;q22); Adult Acute Myeloid Leukemia With t(8;21)(q22;q22); Adult Nasal Type Extranodal NK/T-cell Lymphoma; Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma; Angioimmunoblastic T-cell Lymphoma; Blastic Phase Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia; Childhood Burkitt Lymphoma; Childhood Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia; Childhood Diffuse Large Cell Lymphoma; Childhood Immunoblastic Large Cell Lymphoma; Childhood Myelodysplastic Syndromes; Childhood Nasal Type Extranodal NK/T-cell Lymphoma; Chronic Phase Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia; Cutaneous B-cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma; de Novo Myelodysplastic Syndromes; Extranodal Marginal Zone B-cell Lymphoma of Mucosa-associated Lymphoid Tissue; Hepatosplenic T-cell Lymphoma; Intraocular Lymphoma; Nodal Marginal Zone B-cell Lymphoma; Noncutaneous Extranodal Lymphoma; Peripheral T-cell Lymphoma; Post-transplant Lymphoproliferative Disorder; Previously Treated Myelodysplastic Syndromes; Recurrent Adult Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia; Recurrent Adult Acute Myeloid Leukemia; Recurrent Adult Burkitt Lymphoma; Recurrent Adult Diffuse Large Cell Lymphoma; Recurrent Adult Diffuse Mixed Cell Lymphoma; Recurrent Adult Diffuse Small Cleaved Cell Lymphoma; Recurrent Adult Grade III Lymphomatoid Granulomatosis; Recurrent Adult Hodgkin Lymphoma; Recurrent Adult Immunoblastic Large Cell Lymphoma; Recurrent Adult Lymphoblastic Lymphoma; Recurrent Adult T-cell Leukemia/Lymphoma; Recurrent Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia; Recurrent Childhood Acute Myeloid Leukemia; Recurrent Childhood Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma; Recurrent Childhood Grade III Lymphomatoid Granulomatosis; Recurrent Childhood Large Cell Lymphoma; Recurrent Childhood Lymphoblastic Lymphoma; Recurrent Childhood Small Noncleaved Cell Lymphoma; Recurrent Cutaneous T-cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma; Recurrent Grade 1 Follicular Lymphoma; Recurrent Grade 2 Follicular Lymphoma; Recurrent Grade 3 Follicular Lymphoma; Recurrent Mantle Cell Lymphoma; Recurrent Marginal Zone Lymphoma; Recurrent Mycosis Fungoides/Sezary Syndrome; Recurrent Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma; Recurrent/Refractory Childhood Hodgkin Lymphoma; Refractory Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia; Refractory Hairy Cell Leukemia; Relapsing Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia; Secondary Myelodysplastic Syndromes; Small Intestine Lymphoma; Splenic Marginal Zone Lymphoma; T-cell Large Granular Lymphocyte Leukemia; Testicular Lymphoma; Waldenström Macroglobulinemia

 

Last Updated: 24 Jul 2017

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