Clinical significance of mitochondrial DNA content in acute promyelocytic leukaemia

Diego A. Pereira-Martins, Juan L. Coelho-Silva, Isabel Weinhauser, Pedro L. Franca-Neto, Douglas R. Silveira, Cesar Ortiz, Amanda Moreira-Aguiar, Marinus M. Lima, Luisa C. Koury, Raul A. de Melo, Ana B. Gloria, Evandro M. Fagundes, Bruno K. Lino, Katia Pagnano, Rosane Bittencourt, Elenaide Nunes, Fabiola Traina, Lorena Figueiredo-Pontes, Armand Keating, Martin S. TallmanRaul C. Ribeiro, Richard Dilon, Arnold Ganser, Miguel A. Sanz, Nancy Berliner, Peter Valk, Bob Lowenberg, Tiziana Ottone, Nelida Noguera, Maria T. Voso, Francesca Paoloni, Paola Fazi, Emanuele Ammatuna, Gerwin Huls, Jan Jacob Schuringa, Eduardo M. Rego, Antonio R. Lucena-Araujo*

*Bijbehorende auteur voor dit werk

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Although a growing body of evidence demonstrates that altered mtDNA content (mtDNAc) has clinical implications in several types of solid tumours, its prognostic relevance in acute promyelocytic leukaemia (APL) patients remains largely unknown. Here, we show that patients with higher-than-normal mtDNAc had better outcomes regardless of tumour burden. These results were more evident in patients with low-risk of relapse. The multivariate Cox proportional hazard model demonstrated that high mtDNAc was independently associated with a decreased cumulative incidence of relapse. Altogether, our data highlights the possible role of mitochondrial metabolism in APL patients treated with ATRA.

Originele taal-2English
Pagina's (van-tot)170-174
Aantal pagina's5
TijdschriftBritish Journal of Haematology
Nummer van het tijdschrift2
Vroegere onlinedatum20-okt.-2022
StatusPublished - jan.-2023

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