The Bone Marrow Microenvironment in Waldenström Macroglobulinemia

Shahrzad Jalali, Stephen Maxted Ansell

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Waldenström macroglobulinemia (WM) is an indolent B-cell lymphoma defined predominantly by infiltration of lymphoplasmacytic cells into the bone marrow (BM) and increased production of monoclonal immunoglobulin M (IgM) by lymphoplasmacytic cells, and the secretion of IgM is enhanced by cytokines in the bone marrow microenvironment. This article highlights the available data regarding the interaction of WM cells with both the cellular and noncellular compartments of the BM microenvironment and discusses how the BM promotes malignant cell growth and increases IgM production in this disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalHematology/Oncology Clinics of North America
StateAccepted/In press - Jan 1 2018


  • Angiogenesis
  • Bone marrow niche
  • Cytokines
  • Homing
  • Immune cells
  • Microenvironment
  • Waldenström macroglobulinemia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hematology
  • Oncology


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