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Acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) is a haematopoietic malignancy with a dismal outcome. Consequently, risk stratification based on more effective prognostic biomarkers is crucial to make accurate therapy decisions. T cell receptor gamma alternative reading frame protein (TARP) has been reported in prostate and breast cancers, but its correlation with AML remains unclear. Differential expression of TARP mRNA in different AML subtypes was analysed using the UALCAN online platform. Its relationship with baseline clinical attributes, survival and efficacy were analysed based on three GSE1159, GSE425 and GSE6891 microarray datasets downloaded from Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO) and Oncomine databases. Quantitative real-time PCR was performed to determine mRNA levels of TARP in bone marrow mononuclear cells (BMMCs) isolated from AML patients. TARP was significantly overexpressed in AML patients. In AML, relatively low TARP expression was associated with the CBFβ-MYH11 fusion gene. The proportion of FLT3 mutations was significantly higher in non-adolescent and young adult (non-AYA, >39 years of age) AML patients who had high TARP levels but not in AYA (15-39 years) patients. High expression of TARP was related to poor outcome by univariate analysis but not by multivariate analysis and unsatisfactory therapeutic effects, which could be overcome by haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). Our findings suggest that TARP might be a potential prognostic marker of AML and serve as a promising immunotherapeutic target.


Yuye Shi, Zhengmei He, Liye Bei, Hong Tao, Banghe Ding, Shandong Tao, Chunling Wang, Liang Yu. High expression of TARP correlates with inferior FLT3 mutations in non-adolescents and young adults with acute myeloid leukaemia. Hematology (Amsterdam, Netherlands). 2021 Dec;26(1):380-387

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PMID: 33971801

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