G W Colleoni

Universidade Federal de São Paulo, San Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

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Publications (15)26.52 Total impact

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    ABSTRACT: Aim: The present study aimed at correlating the expression of cancer/testis antigens (CTAs) with the expression of genes related to tumor-infiltrating T cells. Materials & methods: MAGE-C1/CT-7, MAGEA3/6, NY-ESO-1, LAGE-1 and GAGE expression were evaluated in 46 bone marrow multiple myeloma (MM) aspirates by RT-PCR. Expression of FOXP3/CTLA4 and RORyt, as markers for Tregs and Th17 cells, respectively, was investigated by quantitative PCR. Results: MAGEC1/CT7 was expressed in 66% of MM samples. We did not find correlation between the presence of single CTA and expression of CTLA4 or RORyt neither expression of CD4(+) T-cell markers and the number of CTA simultaneously expressed in the tumor. However, we did observe a correlation between the percentage of plasma cells and the number of CTAs expressed in the patients' bone marrow. Conclusion: Although CTAs and immunomodulatory CD4(+) T cells represent potential targets for immunotherapy in MM, we did not find association among expression of such genes in MM.
    Immunotherapy 05/2014; 6(5):569-575. · 2.39 Impact Factor
  • Immunotherapy 12/2013; 5(12):1291-1294. · 2.39 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Cancer/testis antigens are considered potential targets for immunotherapy due to their tumor-associated expression pattern. Although recent studies have demonstrated high expression of CT45 in classical Hodgkin's lymphomas (cHL), less is known about the expression pattern of other families of CTAs in cHL. We aim to evaluate the expression of MAGE-A family, MAGE-C1/CT7, MAGE-C2/CT10, NY-ESO1 and GAGE family in cHL and to correlate their expression with clinical and prognostic factors in cHL. METHODS: Tissue microarray was generated from 38 cHL archival cases from Pathology Department of Universidade Federal de Sao Paulo. Immunohistochemistry (IHC) was done using the following panel of antibodies: MAGE-A family (MA454, M3H67, 57B and 6C1), GAGE (#26), NY-ESO-1 (E978), MAGE-C1/CT7 (CT7-33) and MAGE-C2/CT10 (CT10#5). RESULTS: We found CTA expression in 21.1% of our cHL series. Among the tested CTAs, only MAGE-A family 7/38 (18.4%) and MAGE-C1/CT7 5/38 (13.2%) were positive in our cHL samples. We found higher CTA positivity in advanced stage (28.6%) compared to early stage (11.8%) disease, but this difference was not statistically significant. Analysis of other clinicopathological subgroups of cHL including histological subtypes, EBV status and response to treatment also did not demonstrate statistical significant differences in CTA expression. CONCLUSION: We found CTA expression in 21.1% of cHL samples using our panel. Our preliminary findings suggest that from all CTAs included in this study, MAGE-A family and MAGE-C1/CT7 are the most interesting ones to be explored in further studies.
    BMC Cancer 09/2011; 11(1):416. · 3.33 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Background / Purpose: MAGE-C1/CT7 encodes for a cancer/testis antigen (CTA) frequently expressed in multiple myeloma (MM) that may be a potential target for immunotherapy in this still incurable disease. The expression of MAGE-C1/CT7 is restricted to malignant plasma cells and a positive correlation between its expression and more advanced stages of MM has been demonstrated. It has been suggested that MAGE-C1/CT7 might play a pathogenic role in MM; however, the exact function of this protein in the pathophysiology of MM is not yet understood. Objectives:To clarify the role of MAGE-C1/CT7 in the control of cellular proliferation and cell cycle regulation in myeloma and,to evaluate the impact of silencing MAGE-C1/CT7 on myeloma cells treated with novel anti-myeloma agent bortezomib.Short hairpin RNA (shRNA) specific for MAGE-C1/CT7 was inserted in the pRETROSUPER(pRS) retroviral vector. The pRS-shRNA-MAGE-C1/CT7 was co-transfected with pCL-amphotropic packing vector in 293T cells to produce virus particles. Myeloma cell line SKO-007 was transduced for stable expression of shRNA-MAGE-C1/CT7. Downregulation of MAGE-C1/CT7 was confirmed by real time quantitative PCR and western blot. Functional studies included cell proliferation, cell cycle analysis using propidium iodide, and analysis of apoptosis using annexin V staining. Main conclusion: MM cell line SKO-007 was transduced for stable expression of shRNA-MAGE-C1/CT7. SKO-007 cells were divided into three derivatives: empty vector (pRS),ineffective shRNA (antisense strand deleted – GC bases) [both used as controls], andinhibited (shRNA-MAGE-C1/CT7).MAGE-C1/CT7 mRNA expression was ~5 times lower in inhibited cells compared to control cells as evaluated by qPCR. Western blot showed a 70-80% decrease in MAGE-C1/CT7 protein expression in inhibited cells when compared with controls. Functional assays did not indicate a difference in cell proliferation and DNA synthesis when inhibited cells were compared with controls. However, we found significant percentage of cells in the G2/M phase of the cell cycle among inhibited (shRNA-MAGE-C1/CT7) cells than among both controls (p<0.05). Accordingly, when myeloma cells were treated with bortezomib, we observed a 48% reduction of cells in the G2/M phase among inhibited cells while controls showed only 13% (empty vector) and 9% (ineffective shRNA) reduction, respectively (p<0.01). Furthermore, inhibited cells treated with bortezomib showed an increased percentage of apoptotic cells in comparison with bortezomib-treated controls (p<0.01).MAGE-C1/CT7 antigen inhibition did not change cell proliferation and DNA synthesis in SKO-007 cells. However, we found that MAGE-C1/CT7 does play a role in cell cycle regulation, i.e. protects SKO-007 cells against bortezomib-induced apoptosis. Therefore, MAGE-C1/CT7 silencing by shRNA could be a strategy for future therapies in MM, in particular in combination with proteasome inhibitors.
    52nd American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting 2010; 12/2010
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    ABSTRACT: The aims of this study were to correlate HGF, VEGF and FGF serum levels and microvessel density (MVD) with cell origin, biological behavior, tumor load and prognosis in NHL. Eighty-seven consecutive previously untreated NHL patients had serum samples collected; 37 (42%) of them also had serum follow-up samples; the control group was composed of 10 healthy blood donors. Cytokine serum levels were determined by ELISA, and MVD was measured by CD34 staining in paraffin blocks. HGF mean serum level was significantly higher in both early and advanced NHL stages when compared with the control group. HGF was also significantly higher in aggressive and indolent NHL when compared with the control group. Also, mean serum level of HGF in aggressive NHL was significantly higher than in indolent NHL. Regarding International Prognostic Index (IPI), HGF mean serum level at diagnosis was significantly higher for patients with IPI >2 when compared to IPI <or=2. Sequential analyses of HGF, VEGF and FGF serum levels in NHL showed that serum HGF and VEGF levels decreased significantly after 6 months of treatment completion. Our findings suggest that HGF serum level is associated with tumor load and aggressiveness, and response to treatment results in a decrease in HGF serum levels in NHL patients.
    Leukemia & lymphoma 03/2008; 49(2):257-64. · 2.61 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor (IMT) is a rare, but distinctive mesenchymal neoplasm composed of fascicles of bland myofibroblasts admixed with a prominent inflammatory component. Genetic studies of IMTs have demonstrated chromosomal abnormalities of 2p23 and rearrangement of the anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) gene locus. In a subset of IMTs, the ALK C-terminal kinase domain is fused with a tropomyosin N-terminal coiled-coil domain. In the current study, fusion of ALK with the clathrin heavy chain (CTLC) gene localized to 17q23 was detected in two cases of IMT. One of these cases exhibited a 2;17 translocation in addition to other karyotypic anomalies [46,XX,t(2;17)(p23;q23),add(16)(q24)].
    American Journal Of Pathology 09/2001; 159(2):411-5. · 4.60 Impact Factor
  • G W Colleoni, S C Jhanwar, M Ladanyi, B Chen
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    ABSTRACT: A multiplex reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) assay for both major forms of BCR-ABL was compared with fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH), karyotyping, and Southern blotting for disease monitoring in 37 follow-up bone marrow samples from 32 patients with Ph1-positive leukemia. Of these 37 samples, 33 were from patients with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) (26 post allogeneic bone marrow transplantation [AlloBMT] and seven during interferon-alpha therapy) and 4 from Ph1-positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) patients (1 post AlloBMT and 3 post high dose chemotherapy). For the 27 samples studied after AlloBMT (26 CML and 1 Ph1-positive ALL) the time after transplantation ranged from 1 to 107 months (median 47.5 months). In 8 (22%) of the 37 samples there were discrepant results among methods. The discrepancy rates relative to other techniques were: karyotyping 17% (5 of 29), Southern blotting 18% (6 of 33), multiplex RT-PCR 8% (3 of 37), and FISH 8% (3 of 37). Therefore, the relative accuracy of each method for disease monitoring in Ph1-positive leukemia was: 83% (24 of 29) for karyotyping, 82% (27 of 33) for Southern blotting, 92% (34 of 37) for FISH, and 92% (34 of 37) for multiplex RT-PCR. This multiplex RT-PCR assay appears equivalent to FISH in terms of accuracy, simplicity, and turnaround time and both are superior to Southern blot and conventional cytogenetics in the laboratory monitoring of Ph1-positive leukemias.
    Diagnostic Molecular Pathology 01/2001; 9(4):203-9. · 1.86 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: We reported seven cases (0.7%) of PTLD among 1002 renal transplants performed at Renal Transplant Service from Hospital São Paulo-Universidade Federal de São Paulo/Escola Paulista de Medicina, São Paulo, Brazil, between 1976 and 1997. There were three male and four female patients with median age of 37 year-old. According to Ann Arbor staging system there were four localized extra-nodal intermediate-grade NHL, one disseminated low-grade NHL and two polyclonal lymphoid hyperplasia. Four patients received cadaveric, two received related and one received unrelated renal transplant. PTLD occurred after a median latency period of 36 months (ranging from 5 to 84 months). In situ hybridization for EBER1 was performed in five patients and molecular evidence of EBV was found in 3 cases (two DLCL and one lymphoplasmocytoid lymphoma). All patients were treated with immunosuppression withdrawal, four patients received anthracyclin-based chemotherapy for control of localized or systemic clonal disease and three were treated with resection of primary PTLD. Four of seven patients (57%) are in complete remission 11, 20, 25 and 79 months after PTLD onset. One patient lost follow-up and two patients died due to lymphoma relapse, respectively 4 and 10 months after completion of treatment. In conclusion, our experience with this small group of patients showed that: 1) immunosuppression withdrawal is not necessarily associated with loss of renal transplant and can be used as the only treatment for polyclonal PTLD; 2) chemotherapy can simultaneously lead to clonal PTLD remission and periodic immunosuppression, avoiding graft rejection after immunosuppression withdrawal.
    Leukemia and Lymphoma 10/2000; 39(1-2):145-50. · 2.61 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: CONTEXT: There have been many reports that favor aggressive systemic treatment with chemotherapy and radiotherapy, even for well-localized lymphomas, avoiding the need for tonsillectomy of the normal tonsil. CASE REPORT: We report six cases of primary tonsillar lymphoma with a median patient age of 42 years. There were two lymphoma cases with diffuse large cells, two cases with mixed small and large cells, one with small cells and one indeterminate. They were treated with six cycles of chemotherapy and cervical radiotherapy. All patients achieved durable complete remission. Our data agree with previous reports that suggested that primary tonsillar high-grade B-cell NHL has a good prognosis if aggressively treated.
    Sao Paulo Medical Journal 10/1999; 117(5):215-7. · 0.59 Impact Factor
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    Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira 04/1999; 45(2):194-6. · 0.77 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The authors report the case of a chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) patient submitted to allogenic bone marrow transplantation, who had probably never entered complete remission. The disease was reactivated as a granulocytic sarcoma, next to a platinum plate installed to correct a tibia fracture 11 years earlier. Its final event was a myeloid Ph1 + blastic crisis that was unsuccessfully treated with high doses of sc interferon and citarabine.
    Sao Paulo Medical Journal 01/1998; 116(2):1689-91. · 0.59 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: A case of AML presented with basophilia in peripheral blood and Ph1 chromosome in karyotype analysis is reported. After one year of treatment with intensive chemotherapy and clinical and hematological remission, molecular analysis (RT-PCR) detected minimal residual disease (b2-a2 rearrangement). Thus, the patient relapsed as AML and, after second remission, he developed a hematological picture of chronic CML. Ten months later, he relapsed again as AML. The difficulties of diagnosis between AML Ph1-positive de novo and myeloid blast crisis of CML, as the first manifestation of disease, based on clinical and molecular aspects are discussed.
    Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira 01/1998; 44(3):253-5. · 0.77 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The aim of the present study was to characterize the type of BCR-ABL transcript and to correlate the molecular feature with bone marrow histology. For this purpose, we analysed the BCR-ABL rearrangement in 26 patients with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) in the chronic phase by RT-PCR, and we also classified the bone marrow histology according to the predominance of granulocylic (GRAN) or granulocytic and megakaryocytic (GRAM/MEG) proliferation, after analysis of two independent observers. We did not find any significant difference in survival of patients presenting b2-a2 and b3-a2 transcripts or GRAN and GRAN/MEG bone marrow types, nor did we find any significant correlation of the type of BCR-ABL transcript with the bone marrow histological subgroups GRAN and GRAN-MEG (Fisher's test = 0.31). Thus, we conclude that the presence of exon b3 is not correlated to bone marrow histology in CML.
    Acta Oncologica 02/1997; 36(3):313-5. · 2.87 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) is a myeloproliferative disorder characterized by the presence of a reciprocal translocation between chromosomes 9 and 22 in at least 95% of cases. At the molecular level, this translocation results in the activation of the ABL oncogene of chromosome 9, which becomes contiguous with the 5' end of the BCR gene on chromosome 22. The breakpoint usually occurs between exons 2 and 3 (b2-a2 rearrangement), or 3 and 4 (b3-12 rearrangement) of the major breakpoint cluster region (M-BCR) of the BCR gene. The aim of the present study was to characterize the type of BCR-ABL transcript in 32 patients with CML using the reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) and to determine if this type of rearrangement is related to the survival of the patients. Our results confirmed that RT-PCR is more sensitive than cytogenetic analysis for identifying the Philadelphia (Ph1) chromosome (96.9% vs 79.3%). The frequencies of b2-a2 and b3-a2 rearrangements were 28.1% and 65.7%, respectively. The survival of patients presenting the b2-a2 or the b3-a2 rearrangement was not significantly different (P = 0.27750). The data suggest that the type of transcript has no prognostic value for CML patients.
    Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research 11/1996; 29(10):1307-10. · 1.14 Impact Factor
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    BMC proceedings 7(2).

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146 Citations
26.52 Total Impact Points

Institutions

  • 1996–2013
    • Universidade Federal de São Paulo
      San Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
  • 2001
    • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
      • Department of Pathology
      New York City, NY, United States
  • 1998
    • Hospital do Servidor Público Estadual "Francisco Morato de Oliveira"
      San Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil