The Bone Marrow Microenvironment in Waldenström Macroglobulinemia

Shahrzad Jalali, Stephen M. 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)
Pages (from-to)777-786
Number of pages10
JournalHematology/Oncology Clinics of North America
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 2018


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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hematology
  • Oncology


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