Association of SDF-1 Gene Polymorphism with Increased Risk of Acute Myeloid Leukemia Patients

Document Type : Research Articles


1 Hematology Unit, Department of Clinical Pathology, Mansoura Faculty of Medicine, Mansoura University, Egypt.

2 Clinical Hematology Unit, Department of Internal Medicine, Oncology Center, Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt.

3 Medical Oncology Unit, Department of Internal Medicine, Oncology Center, Faculty of Medicine, Mansoura University, Egypt.


Background: Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is a heterogenous group of disorders that emerge from the malignant transformation of hematopoietic stem cells. Chemokine stromal cell-derived factor 1(SDF-1) and its receptor CXC receptor 4 (CXCR4) has an essential role in dissemination of blast cells. Study aimed to detect CXCR4 expression and the SDF-1 (rs1801157) gene polymorphisms and correlate them with prognosis and outcome in AML patients. Subjects and Methods: The study was conducted on 60 de-novo AML patients, and 60 healthy controls. SDF-1 (rs1801157) gene polymorphisms were detected by polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism (PCR-RFLP), and CXCR4 expression was done using flow cytometry analysis. Results: SDF-1 dominant model (AG+AA) had higher risk AML (p 0.002). CXCR4positive cases were associated significantly with toxic manifestations (p 0.019), lower CR rates (p 0.004), and unfavorable cytogenetics (p 0.027). Multivariate analysis showed that combined CXCR4positive with dominant SDF-1 considered as independent prognostic factor for shorter overall survival (OS) in AML patients (p 0.031). Conclusion: SDF-1 dominant model had a higher risk to develop AML, and CXCR4 positive expression predicts poor prognosis in AML patients and it could represent a targeted therapy in AML. In addition, CXCR4 could be easily integrated into the initial routine diagnostic work up of AML.


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