Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) can modify the individual pro-inflammatory background and may therefore have relevant implications in the MPN setting, typified by aberrant cytokine production. In a cohort of 773 primary myelofibrosis (PMF), we determined the contribution of the rs1024611 SNP of CCL2—one of the most potent immunomodulatory chemokines—to the clinical and biological characteristics of the disease, demonstrating that male subjects carrying the homozygous genotype G/G had an increased risk of PMF and that, among PMF patients, the G/G genotype is an independent prognostic factor for reduced overall survival. Functional characterization of the SNP and the CCL2-CCR2 axis in PMF showed that i) homozygous PMF cells are the highest chemokine producers as compared to the other genotypes; ii) PMF CD34+ cells are a selective target of CCL2, since they uniquely express CCR2 (CCL2 receptor); iii) activation of the CCL2-CCR2 axis boosts pro-survival signals induced by driver mutations via Akt phosphorylation; iv) ruxolitinib effectively counteracts CCL2 production and down-regulates CCR2 expression in PMF cells. In conclusion, the identification of the role of the CCL2/CCR2 chemokine system in PMF adds a novel element to the pathophysiological picture of the disease, with clinical and therapeutic implications.

Impact of the rs1024611 polymorphism of ccl2 on the pathophysiology and outcome of primary myelofibrosis / Masselli, E.; Carubbi, C.; Pozzi, G.; Percesepe, A.; Campanelli, R.; Villani, L.; Gobbi, G.; Bonomini, S.; Roti, G.; Rosti, V.; Massa, M.; Barosi, G.; Vitale, M.. - In: CANCERS. - ISSN 2072-6694. - 13:11(2021), p. 2552.2552. [10.3390/cancers13112552]

Impact of the rs1024611 polymorphism of ccl2 on the pathophysiology and outcome of primary myelofibrosis

Masselli E.;Carubbi C.;Pozzi G.;Percesepe A.;Villani L.;Gobbi G.;Roti G.;Massa M.;
2021

Abstract

Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) can modify the individual pro-inflammatory background and may therefore have relevant implications in the MPN setting, typified by aberrant cytokine production. In a cohort of 773 primary myelofibrosis (PMF), we determined the contribution of the rs1024611 SNP of CCL2—one of the most potent immunomodulatory chemokines—to the clinical and biological characteristics of the disease, demonstrating that male subjects carrying the homozygous genotype G/G had an increased risk of PMF and that, among PMF patients, the G/G genotype is an independent prognostic factor for reduced overall survival. Functional characterization of the SNP and the CCL2-CCR2 axis in PMF showed that i) homozygous PMF cells are the highest chemokine producers as compared to the other genotypes; ii) PMF CD34+ cells are a selective target of CCL2, since they uniquely express CCR2 (CCL2 receptor); iii) activation of the CCL2-CCR2 axis boosts pro-survival signals induced by driver mutations via Akt phosphorylation; iv) ruxolitinib effectively counteracts CCL2 production and down-regulates CCR2 expression in PMF cells. In conclusion, the identification of the role of the CCL2/CCR2 chemokine system in PMF adds a novel element to the pathophysiological picture of the disease, with clinical and therapeutic implications.
Impact of the rs1024611 polymorphism of ccl2 on the pathophysiology and outcome of primary myelofibrosis / Masselli, E.; Carubbi, C.; Pozzi, G.; Percesepe, A.; Campanelli, R.; Villani, L.; Gobbi, G.; Bonomini, S.; Roti, G.; Rosti, V.; Massa, M.; Barosi, G.; Vitale, M.. - In: CANCERS. - ISSN 2072-6694. - 13:11(2021), p. 2552.2552. [10.3390/cancers13112552]
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