Chao Sun

Nanjing Medical University, Nan-ching, Jiangsu Sheng, China

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Publications (12)22.15 Total impact

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    ABSTRACT: Spliceosome mutations have been recently identified and associated with hematological malignancies. SRSF2, one of components of the splicing machinery, has a high mutation frequency during chronic myelomonocytic leukemia, according to previous reports. However, the relevance of this finding in Chinese populations remains unknown. We recruited 50 Chinese patients with chronic myelomonocytic leukemia to analyze the state of SRSF2 and to assess the corresponding clinical features by polymerase chain reaction followed by direct sequencing. Ten of 50 patients (20%) harbored SRSF2 mutations, including five P95R, two 95H, and three P95L point mutations. The patient group was older than the wild type group (P < 0.01). No significant statistical differences were observed with regard to the other clinical characteristics (sex, peripheral blood count, serum lactate dehydrogenase, karyotype, World Health Organization classification, etc.) between these two groups. Two of the patients showed an early evolution to acute myeloid leukemia. SRSF2 mutations are frequent in chronic myelomonocytic leukemia patients, but show a relatively lower incidence in Chinese patients. Moreover, the mutation can be related to old age and an unfavorable prognosis. Our results provide valuable insights for the development of a diagnostic marker, or for the identification of a therapeutic target for chronic myelomonocytic leukemia.
    No preview · Article · Dec 2014 · Chinese medical journal
  • Chao Sun · Sujiang Zhang · Jianyong Li
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    ABSTRACT: Abstract Calreticulin, an endoplasmic reticulum protein with multiple functions involving chaperone activity and calcium homeostasis, plays an important role in cellular proliferation and differentiation. Calreticulin dysfunction is known to be associated with different cancers. Very recently, calreticulin mutations have been identified in myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs), with a particularly high frequency in MPNs without Janus kinase 2 (JAK2) mutations, which exhibit clinical characteristics different from those with mutant JAK2. Here, we focus on the structure, function, and carcinogenicity of calreticulin, as well as its relationship with MPNs not involving JAK2 mutations.
    No preview · Article · Aug 2014 · Leukemia and Lymphoma
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    Preview · Article · Jul 2014 · Haematologica
  • Chao Sun · Su-Jiang Zhang · Jian-Yong Li

    No preview · Article · Mar 2013 · Zhonghua xue ye xue za zhi = Zhonghua xueyexue zazhi
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    ABSTRACT: MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are of great importance in pathogenesis, diagnosis and prognosis of acute leukemia (AL). We studied five AL-related miRNAs to confirm the significance of these miRNAs in AL. Samples tested included acute myeloid leukemia (AML), 107 cases; acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), 40 cases. Five AL-related miRNAs: miR-128, let-7b, miR-223, miR-181a and miR-155 expression were detected by qRT-PCR. Analysis showed that miRNA-128 expression was significantly higher in ALL (P < 0.001). However, the let-7b and miR-223 expressions in ALL were significantly lower than in AML (P < 0.001). Compared with normal controls, miR-128 expression was significantly higher in ALL (P < 0.001), but there was no significant difference in AML (P = 0.900). The expressions of Let-7b and miR-223 in AL group were higher than in normal controls (P < 0.001). MiR-181a was quantitatively detected in 107 AML patients, and we found that the expression of miR181a in M1 or M2 patients was significantly higher compared with it in M4 or M5 (P = 0.013). According to karyotype, 84 cases of AML were classified into three groups named favorable, moderate and poor. It was found that the expression of miR-181a in favorable prognosis group was significantly lower than in poor prognosis group (P = 0.015). In FLT3-ITD mutation positive patients, the miR-155 expression was significantly higher than in the negative group (P = 0.002). These results support that miR-128, let-7b, miR-223 and miR181a have a diagnosis value in AL, while miR-181a and miR-155 are of great prognostic significance in AML.
    No preview · Article · Dec 2011 · Medical Oncology

  • No preview · Article · Nov 2011 · Journal of alternative and complementary medicine (New York, N.Y.)
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    No preview · Article · Jun 2011 · Zhonghua xue ye xue za zhi = Zhonghua xueyexue zazhi
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    ABSTRACT: This study was purposed to investigate the mutational status of DNA methyltransferase (DNMT3a) gene and the clinical features of AML patients with DNMT3a mutations. Using PCR combined with directly sequencing, the somatic mutations of DNMT3a involving residue of amino acid 882 were detected in 77 AML patients. Furthermore, the clinical features of these patients were also studied. The results showed that the DNMT3a mutation were detected in 7 out of 59 patients with de novo AML (11.9%), which included 4 patients with DNMT3a R882C, 2 patients with DNMT3a R882H and 1 patient with DNMT3a Y874C. Morphology examination indicated that 2 patients were M(2), 1 patient was M(4) and 4 patients were M(5). Cytogenetic analysis revealed that karyotype in 5 out of 7 patients with DNMT3a mutation were normal. In total of 27 patients with normal karyotype 5 patients (22.7%) were found harboring DNMT3a mutation, while no DNMT3a mutation was found in 21 patients with abnormal karyotype. The mutation rate in patients with positive CEBPA was obviously higher than that in patients with negative CEBPA (p = 0.002). Immunophenotype analysis showed that 4 patients (4/7, 57.1%) with DNMT3a mutation expressed lymphoid antigens including CD4 or/and CD7. There were no statistical significance in age, gender, blast cells of bone marrow, white blood cell and platelet counts, hemoglobin level, ratio of CR, mutations of FLT3-ITD, NPM1 and c-kit between patients with DNMT3a mutation and patients with wild DNMT3a (p > 0.05). It is concluded that the DNMT3a mutations are more prevalent in AML patients with normal karyotype accompanying with positive NPM1 and/or CEBPA mutation, the role of DNMT3a mutation in AML prognosis needs to be further studied.
    No preview · Article · Mar 2011 · Zhongguo shi yan xue ye xue za zhi / Zhongguo bing li sheng li xue hui = Journal of experimental hematology / Chinese Association of Pathophysiology
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    ABSTRACT: Patients with multiple myeloma (MM) are at relatively high risk of developing thromboembolic event (TEE), especially during treatment with immunomodulatory agents. We characterized coagulation profiles and evaluate the incidence of TEE associated with the combination therapy of bortezomib-thalidomide-dexamethasone (VTD) in Chinese patients with newly diagnosed MM. The results indicated that the platelet count and platelet aggregation induced by the agonists were decreased after a short exposure to bortezomib in vivo. The incidence of TEE was low in VTD therapy for an overall rate of 3%. We do not recommend routine thromboprophylaxis for VTD therapy in Chinese patients with MM.
    No preview · Article · Feb 2011 · Leukemia research
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    ABSTRACT: Bortezomib has proven to be active in patients with multiple myeloma (MM), including elderly patients. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and toxicity of bortezomib in combination with intermediate-dose dexamethasone (Dex) and thalidomide in untreated MM patients aged > or =65 years in a Chinese single center. In this study, 18 patients were treated with bortezomib at 1.3 mg/m(2) IV on Days 1, 4, 8, and 11 and Dex at 20 mg/day IV on Days 1-4 and 8-11 simultaneously. Thalidomide at dose of 100 mg/day was given everyday. The mean number of cycles of bortezomib treatment was 2.06. Three patients (17%) achieved a complete response (CR), four (22%) a very good partial response (VGPR), and nine (50%) a PR, resulting in an overall response rate of 89%. The median time to response was 22 days (range 14-50 days). The duration of response was significantly longer in patients achieving a CR/VGPR with respect to those achieving only a PR (8.5 vs. 4.2 months, P = 0.03). Grade 3-4 toxicities occurring in patients comprised weakness, thrombocytopenia, diarrhea, infection, and neuropathy. Only one patient suffered from deep vein thrombosis. This preliminary experience in Chinese patients indicated that bortezomib-Dex-thalidomide is highly effective in elderly untreated patients with MM, even in patients with poor prognostic features.
    Preview · Article · Jul 2010 · American Journal of Hematology
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    ABSTRACT: Bortezomib, a reversible proteasome inhibitor, is used for the treatment of hematologic malignancies. Common adverse events with bortezomib include gastrointestinal symptoms, thrombocytopenia, and neuropathy, whereas severe pulmonary complications have been rarely described. Herein, we present a case of rapid fatal pulmonary complications in a patient with ALK-negative anaplastic large-cell lymphoma after receiving a treatment with bortezomib.
    No preview · Article · Apr 2010 · Clinical lymphoma, myeloma & leukemia
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    ABSTRACT: Numerous genetic abnormalities which can not be identified by cytogenetic detection (e.g., gene mutations, gene expression abnormalities) have been gradually found, which means that the further molecular classification of AML (acute myeloid leukemia) with distinctive prognosis have arrived. For example, mutations of the transcription factor (CCAAT enhancer binding factor alpha, C/EBPalpha) or nucleophosmin-1 (NPM1) may predict better prognosis, whereas partial tandem duplications of the MLL gene (MLL-PTD), internal tandem duplications of FLT3 (FLT3-ITD) or mutations of WT1 gene confer worse prognosis. This review focuses on the features and relationship of these genetic abnormalities, as well as their influence on the prognosis of AML.
    No preview · Article · Sep 2009 · Zhongguo shi yan xue ye xue za zhi / Zhongguo bing li sheng li xue hui = Journal of experimental hematology / Chinese Association of Pathophysiology

Publication Stats

59 Citations
22.15 Total Impact Points


  • 2010-2014
    • Nanjing Medical University
      • Department of Hematology
      Nan-ching, Jiangsu Sheng, China