JAK2/IDH-mutant–driven myeloproliferative neoplasm is sensitive to combined targeted inhibition Academic Article Article uri icon


MeSH Major

  • Hypnotics and Sedatives
  • Midazolam
  • Status Epilepticus


  • Patients with myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) frequently progress to bone marrow failure or acute myeloid leukemia (AML), and mutations in epigenetic regulators such as the metabolic enzyme isocitrate dehydrogenase (IDH) are associated with poor outcomes. Here, we showed that combined expression of Jak2 V617F and mutant IDH1 R132H or Idh2R140Q induces MPN progression, alters stem/progenitor cell function, and impairs differentiation in mice. Jak2 V617F Idh2 R140Q –mutant MPNs were sensitive to small-molecule inhibition of IDH. Combined inhibition of JAK2 and IDH2 normalized the stem and progenitor cell compartments in the murine model and reduced disease burden to a greater extent than was seen with JAK inhibition alone. In addition, combined JAK2 and IDH2 inhibitor treatment also reversed aberrant gene expression in MPN stem cells and reversed the metabolite perturbations induced by concurrent JAK2 and IDH2 mutations. Combined JAK2 and IDH2 inhibitor therapy also showed cooperative efficacy in cells from MPN patients with both JAK2 mut and IDH2 mut mutations. Taken together, these data suggest that combined JAK and IDH inhibition May offer a therapeutic advantage in this high-risk MPN subtype.

publication date

  • February 2018



  • Academic Article


Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1172/JCI94516

PubMed ID

  • 29355841

Additional Document Info

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  • 789

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  • 804


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