Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) are hematopoietic disorders rare in childhood, often occurring in patients with inherited bone marrow failure syndromes or germinal predisposition syndromes. Among the latter, one of the most frequent involves the gene GATA binding protein 2 (GATA2), coding for a transcriptional regulator of hematopoiesis. The genetic lesion as well as the clinical phenotype are extremely variable; many patients present hematological malignancies, especially MDS with the possibility to evolve into acute myeloid leukemia. Variable immune dysfunction, especially resulting in B-and NK-cell lymphopenia, lead to severe infections, including generalized warts and mycobacterial infection. Defects of alveolar macrophages lead to pulmonary alveolar proteinosis through inadequate clearance of surfactant proteins. Currently, there are no clear guidelines for the monitoring and treatment of patients with GATA2 mutations. In patients with MDS, the only curative treatment is allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) that restores normal hematopoiesis preventing the progression to acute myeloid leukemia and clears long-standing infections. However, to date, the donor type, conditioning regimen, and the optimal time to proceed to HSCT, as well as the level of chimerism needed to reverse the phenotype, remain unclear highlighting the need for consensus guidelines.

Gata2 related conditions and predisposition to pediatric myelodysplastic syndromes / Bruzzese A.; Leardini D.; Masetti R.; Strocchio L.; Girardi K.; Algeri M.; Del Baldo G.; Locatelli F.; Mastronuzzi A.. - In: CANCERS. - ISSN 2072-6694. - ELETTRONICO. - 12:10(2020), pp. 2962.1-2962.12. [10.3390/cancers12102962]

Gata2 related conditions and predisposition to pediatric myelodysplastic syndromes

Leardini D.;Masetti R.;
2020

Abstract

Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) are hematopoietic disorders rare in childhood, often occurring in patients with inherited bone marrow failure syndromes or germinal predisposition syndromes. Among the latter, one of the most frequent involves the gene GATA binding protein 2 (GATA2), coding for a transcriptional regulator of hematopoiesis. The genetic lesion as well as the clinical phenotype are extremely variable; many patients present hematological malignancies, especially MDS with the possibility to evolve into acute myeloid leukemia. Variable immune dysfunction, especially resulting in B-and NK-cell lymphopenia, lead to severe infections, including generalized warts and mycobacterial infection. Defects of alveolar macrophages lead to pulmonary alveolar proteinosis through inadequate clearance of surfactant proteins. Currently, there are no clear guidelines for the monitoring and treatment of patients with GATA2 mutations. In patients with MDS, the only curative treatment is allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) that restores normal hematopoiesis preventing the progression to acute myeloid leukemia and clears long-standing infections. However, to date, the donor type, conditioning regimen, and the optimal time to proceed to HSCT, as well as the level of chimerism needed to reverse the phenotype, remain unclear highlighting the need for consensus guidelines.
2020
Gata2 related conditions and predisposition to pediatric myelodysplastic syndromes / Bruzzese A.; Leardini D.; Masetti R.; Strocchio L.; Girardi K.; Algeri M.; Del Baldo G.; Locatelli F.; Mastronuzzi A.. - In: CANCERS. - ISSN 2072-6694. - ELETTRONICO. - 12:10(2020), pp. 2962.1-2962.12. [10.3390/cancers12102962]
Bruzzese A.; Leardini D.; Masetti R.; Strocchio L.; Girardi K.; Algeri M.; Del Baldo G.; Locatelli F.; Mastronuzzi A.
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