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Mol Oncol ; 2021 Feb 11.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33576154

RESUMO

The epigenomic regulation of transcriptional programs in metastatic prostate cancer is poorly understood. We studied the epigenomic landscape of prostate cancer drivers using transcriptional profiling and chromatin immunoprecipitation sequencing (ChIP-seq) in four clonal metastatic tumors derived from a single prostate cancer patient. Our epigenomic analyses focused on Androgen Receptor (AR), which is a key oncogenic driver in prostate cancer , the AR pioneer factor FOXA1, chromatin insulator CTCF, as well as for modified histones H3K27ac and H3K27me3. The vast majority of AR binding sites were shared among healthy prostate, primary prostate cancer and metastatic tumor samples, signifying core AR-driven transcriptional regulation within the prostate cell lineage. Genes associated with core AR-binding events were significantly enriched for essential genes in prostate cancer cell proliferation. Remarkably, the metastasis-specific active AR binding sites showed no differential transcriptional output, indicating a robust transcriptional program across metastatic samples. Combined, our data reveal a core transcriptional program in clonal metastatic prostate cancer, despite epigenomic differences in the AR cistrome.

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Nat Commun ; 12(1): 808, 2021 02 05.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33547292

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Sarcomatoid and rhabdoid (S/R) renal cell carcinoma (RCC) are highly aggressive tumors with limited molecular and clinical characterization. Emerging evidence suggests immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICI) are particularly effective for these tumors, although the biological basis for this property is largely unknown. Here, we evaluate multiple clinical trial and real-world cohorts of S/R RCC to characterize their molecular features, clinical outcomes, and immunologic characteristics. We find that S/R RCC tumors harbor distinctive molecular features that may account for their aggressive behavior, including BAP1 mutations, CDKN2A deletions, and increased expression of MYC transcriptional programs. We show that these tumors are highly responsive to ICI and that they exhibit an immune-inflamed phenotype characterized by immune activation, increased cytotoxic immune infiltration, upregulation of antigen presentation machinery genes, and PD-L1 expression. Our findings build on prior work and shed light on the molecular drivers of aggressivity and responsiveness to ICI of S/R RCC.


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Antineoplásicos Imunológicos/uso terapêutico , Carcinoma de Células Renais/imunologia , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica , /imunologia , Neoplasias Renais/imunologia , Tumor Rabdoide/imunologia , Antígeno B7-H1/antagonistas & inibidores , Antígeno B7-H1/genética , Antígeno B7-H1/imunologia , Antígeno CTLA-4/antagonistas & inibidores , Antígeno CTLA-4/genética , Antígeno CTLA-4/imunologia , Carcinoma de Células Renais/tratamento farmacológico , Carcinoma de Células Renais/genética , Carcinoma de Células Renais/mortalidade , Inibidor p16 de Quinase Dependente de Ciclina/genética , Inibidor p16 de Quinase Dependente de Ciclina/imunologia , Perfilação da Expressão Gênica , Sequenciamento de Nucleotídeos em Larga Escala , Humanos , Neoplasias Renais/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias Renais/genética , Neoplasias Renais/mortalidade , Mutação , Receptor de Morte Celular Programada 1/antagonistas & inibidores , Receptor de Morte Celular Programada 1/genética , Receptor de Morte Celular Programada 1/imunologia , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-myc/genética , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-myc/imunologia , Estudos Retrospectivos , Tumor Rabdoide/tratamento farmacológico , Tumor Rabdoide/genética , Tumor Rabdoide/mortalidade , Transdução de Sinais , Análise de Sobrevida , Transcrição Genética , Proteínas Supressoras de Tumor/genética , Proteínas Supressoras de Tumor/imunologia , Ubiquitina Tiolesterase/genética , Ubiquitina Tiolesterase/imunologia
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Am J Hum Genet ; 107(4): 622-635, 2020 10 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32946763

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Quantifying the functional effects of complex disease risk variants can provide insights into mechanisms underlying disease biology. Genome-wide association studies have identified 39 regions associated with risk of epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC). The vast majority of these variants lie in the non-coding genome, where they likely function through interaction with gene regulatory elements. In this study we first estimated the heritability explained by known common low penetrance risk alleles for EOC. The narrow sense heritability (hg2) of EOC overall and high-grade serous ovarian cancer (HGSOCs) were estimated to be 5%-6%. Partitioned SNP heritability across broad functional categories indicated a significant contribution of regulatory elements to EOC heritability. We collated epigenomic profiling data for 77 cell and tissue types from Roadmap Epigenomics and ENCODE, and from H3K27Ac ChIP-seq data generated in 26 ovarian cancer and precursor-related cell and tissue types. We identified significant enrichment of risk single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in active regulatory elements marked by H3K27Ac in HGSOCs. To further investigate how risk SNPs in active regulatory elements influence predisposition to ovarian cancer, we used motifbreakR to predict the disruption of transcription factor binding sites. We identified 469 candidate causal risk variants in H3K27Ac peaks that are predicted to significantly break transcription factor (TF) motifs. The most frequently broken motif was REST (p value = 0.0028), which has been reported as both a tumor suppressor and an oncogene. Overall, these systematic functional annotations with epigenomic data improve interpretation of EOC risk variants and shed light on likely cells of origin.


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Carcinoma Epitelial do Ovário/genética , Proteínas Correpressoras/genética , Cistadenocarcinoma Seroso/genética , Elementos Facilitadores Genéticos , Histonas/genética , Proteínas do Tecido Nervoso/genética , Neoplasias Ovarianas/genética , Alelos , Sítios de Ligação , Carcinoma Epitelial do Ovário/diagnóstico , Carcinoma Epitelial do Ovário/patologia , Mapeamento Cromossômico , Proteínas Correpressoras/metabolismo , Cistadenocarcinoma Seroso/diagnóstico , Cistadenocarcinoma Seroso/patologia , Feminino , Predisposição Genética para Doença , Genoma Humano , Estudo de Associação Genômica Ampla , Histonas/metabolismo , Humanos , Padrões de Herança , Proteínas do Tecido Nervoso/metabolismo , Neoplasias Ovarianas/diagnóstico , Neoplasias Ovarianas/patologia , Penetrância , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único , Risco
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 3598, 2020 07 17.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32680982

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Genetic variation at the 8q24 locus is linked with the greater susceptibility to prostate cancer in men of African ancestry. One such African ancestry specific rare variant, rs72725854 (A>G/T) (~6% allele frequency) has been associated with a ~2-fold increase in prostate cancer risk. However, the functional relevance of this variant is unknown. Here we show that the variant rs72725854 is present in a prostate cancer-specific enhancer at 8q24 locus. Chromatin-conformation capture and dCas9 mediated enhancer blocking establish a direct regulatory link between this enhancer and lncRNAs PCAT1, PRNCR1 and PVT1. The risk allele ('T') is associated with higher expression of PCAT1, PVT1 and c-myc in prostate tumors. Further, enhancer with the risk allele gains response to androgen stimulation by recruiting the transcription factor SPDEF whereas, non-risk alleles remain non-responsive. Elevated expression of these lncRNAs and c-myc in risk allele carriers may explain their greater susceptibility to prostate cancer.


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Afro-Americanos/genética , Cromossomos Humanos Par 8/genética , Elementos Facilitadores Genéticos , Neoplasias da Próstata/genética , RNA Longo não Codificante/genética , Alelos , Estudos de Coortes , Predisposição Genética para Doença , Humanos , Masculino , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único
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Nat Genet ; 52(8): 790-799, 2020 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32690948

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Epigenetic processes govern prostate cancer (PCa) biology, as evidenced by the dependency of PCa cells on the androgen receptor (AR), a prostate master transcription factor. We generated 268 epigenomic datasets spanning two state transitions-from normal prostate epithelium to localized PCa to metastases-in specimens derived from human tissue. We discovered that reprogrammed AR sites in metastatic PCa are not created de novo; rather, they are prepopulated by the transcription factors FOXA1 and HOXB13 in normal prostate epithelium. Reprogrammed regulatory elements commissioned in metastatic disease hijack latent developmental programs, accessing sites that are implicated in prostate organogenesis. Analysis of reactivated regulatory elements enabled the identification and functional validation of previously unknown metastasis-specific enhancers at HOXB13, FOXA1 and NKX3-1. Finally, we observed that prostate lineage-specific regulatory elements were strongly associated with PCa risk heritability and somatic mutation density. Examining prostate biology through an epigenomic lens is fundamental for understanding the mechanisms underlying tumor progression.


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Neoplasias da Próstata/genética , Linhagem Celular , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Progressão da Doença , Epigenômica/métodos , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica/genética , Células HEK293 , Fator 3-alfa Nuclear de Hepatócito/genética , Humanos , Masculino , Próstata/patologia , Neoplasias da Próstata/patologia , Receptores Androgênicos/genética , Sequências Reguladoras de Ácido Nucleico/genética
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Nat Med ; 26(7): 1041-1043, 2020 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32572266

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Improving early cancer detection has the potential to substantially reduce cancer-related mortality. Cell-free methylated DNA immunoprecipitation and high-throughput sequencing (cfMeDIP-seq) is a highly sensitive assay capable of detecting early-stage tumors. We report accurate classification of patients across all stages of renal cell carcinoma (RCC) in plasma (area under the receiver operating characteristic (AUROC) curve of 0.99) and demonstrate the validity of this assay to identify patients with RCC using urine cell-free DNA (cfDNA; AUROC of 0.86).


Assuntos
Carcinoma de Células Renais/diagnóstico , Carcinoma de Células Renais/genética , Metilação de DNA/genética , Detecção Precoce de Câncer , Biomarcadores Tumorais/genética , Carcinoma de Células Renais/sangue , Carcinoma de Células Renais/urina , Ácidos Nucleicos Livres/sangue , Ácidos Nucleicos Livres/genética , Ácidos Nucleicos Livres/urina , Epigenoma/genética , Sequenciamento de Nucleotídeos em Larga Escala , Humanos
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Cancer Immunol Res ; 8(8): 1075-1084, 2020 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32321774

RESUMO

Prior data have variably implicated the inactivation of the mammalian SWItch/Sucrose Non-Fermentable (mSWI/SNF) complex with increased tumor sensitivity to immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICI). Herein, we examined the association between mSWI/SNF variants and clinical outcomes to ICIs. We correlated somatic loss-of-function (LOF) variants in a predefined set of mSWI/SNF genes (ARID1A, ARID1B, SMARCA4, SMARCB1, PBRM1, and ARID2) with clinical outcomes in patients with cancer treated with systemic ICIs. We identified 676 patients from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI, Boston, MA) and 848 patients from a publicly available database from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC, New York, NY) who met the inclusion criteria. Multivariable analyses were conducted and adjusted for available baseline factors and tumor mutational burden. Median follow-up was 19.6 (17.6-22.0) months and 28.0 (25.0-29.0) months for the DFCI and MSKCC cohorts, respectively. Seven solid tumor subtypes were examined. In the DFCI cohort, LOF variants of mSWI/SNF did not predict improved overall survival (OS), time-to-treatment failure (TTF), or disease control rate. Only patients with renal cell carcinoma with mSWI/SNF LOF showed significantly improved OS and TTF with adjusted HRs (95% confidence interval) of 0.33 (0.16-0.7) and 0.49 (0.27-0.88), respectively, and this was mostly driven by PRBM1 In the MSKCC cohort, where only OS was captured, LOF mSWI/SNF did not correlate with improved outcomes across any tumor subtype. We did not find a consistent association between mSWI/SNF LOF variants and improved clinical outcomes to ICIs, suggesting that mSWI/SNF variants should not be considered as biomarkers of response to ICIs.

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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 2020, 2020 04 24.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32332753

RESUMO

The functional consequences of somatic non-coding mutations in ovarian cancer (OC) are unknown. To identify regulatory elements (RE) and genes perturbed by acquired non-coding variants, here we establish epigenomic and transcriptomic landscapes of primary OCs using H3K27ac ChIP-seq and RNA-seq, and then integrate these with whole genome sequencing data from 232 OCs. We identify 25 frequently mutated regulatory elements, including an enhancer at 6p22.1 which associates with differential expression of ZSCAN16 (P = 6.6 × 10-4) and ZSCAN12 (P = 0.02). CRISPR/Cas9 knockout of this enhancer induces downregulation of both genes. Globally, there is an enrichment of single nucleotide variants in active binding sites for TEAD4 (P = 6 × 10-11) and its binding partner PAX8 (P = 2×10-10), a known lineage-specific transcription factor in OC. In addition, the collection of cis REs associated with PAX8 comprise the most frequently mutated set of enhancers in OC (P = 0.003). These data indicate that non-coding somatic mutations disrupt the PAX8 transcriptional network during OC development.


Assuntos
Carcinoma Epitelial do Ovário/genética , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica , Redes Reguladoras de Genes , Neoplasias Ovarianas/genética , Fator de Transcrição PAX8/metabolismo , Adulto , Idoso , Sítios de Ligação/genética , Carcinoma Epitelial do Ovário/patologia , Sequenciamento de Cromatina por Imunoprecipitação , Proteínas de Ligação a DNA/metabolismo , Elementos Facilitadores Genéticos , Epigênese Genética , Epigenômica , Feminino , Técnicas de Inativação de Genes , Humanos , Fatores de Transcrição Kruppel-Like/genética , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Proteínas Musculares/metabolismo , Mutação , Neoplasias Ovarianas/patologia , Ovário/patologia , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único , RNA-Seq , Proteínas Repressoras/genética , Fatores de Transcrição/metabolismo , Sequenciamento Completo do Genoma
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Clin Cancer Res ; 26(11): 2673-2680, 2020 Jun 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32071115

RESUMO

PURPOSE: Prostate cancers with mutations in genes involved in homologous recombination (HR), most commonly BRCA2, respond favorably to PARP inhibition and platinum-based chemotherapy. We investigated whether other prostate tumors that do not harbor deleterious mutations in these particular genes can similarly be deficient in HR, likely rendering those sensitive to HR-directed therapies. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: Homologous recombination deficiency (HRD) levels can be estimated using various mutational signatures derived from next-generation sequencing data. We used this approach on whole-genome sequencing (WGS; n = 311) and whole-exome sequencing (WES) data (n = 498) of both primary and metastatic prostate adenocarcinomas to determine whether prostate cancer cases display clear signs of HRD in somatic tumor biopsies. RESULTS: Known BRCA-deficient samples showed all previously described HRD-associated mutational signatures in the WGS data. HRD-associated mutational signatures were also detected in a subset of patients who did not harbor germline or somatic mutations in BRCA1/2 or other HR-related genes. Similar results, albeit with lower sensitivity and accuracy, were also obtained from WES data. CONCLUSIONS: These findings may expand the number of cases likely to respond to PARP inhibitor treatment. On the basis of the HR-associated mutational signatures, 5% to 8% of localized prostate cancer cases may be good candidates for PARP-inhibitor treatment (including those with BRCA1/2 mutations).

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Am J Hum Genet ; 106(2): 170-187, 2020 02 06.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32004450

RESUMO

Although quantitative trait locus (QTL) associations have been identified for many molecular traits such as gene expression, it remains challenging to distinguish the causal nucleotide from nearby variants. In addition to traditional QTLs by association, allele-specific (AS) QTLs are a powerful measure of cis-regulation that are concordant with traditional QTLs but typically less susceptible to technical/environmental noise. However, existing methods for estimating causal variant probabilities (i.e., fine mapping) cannot produce valid estimates from asQTL signals due to complexities in linkage disequilibrium (LD). We introduce PLASMA (Population Allele-Specific Mapping), a fine-mapping method that integrates QTL and asQTL information to improve accuracy. In simulations, PLASMA accurately prioritizes causal variants over a wide range of genetic architectures. Applied to RNA-seq data from 524 kidney tumor samples, PLASMA achieves a greater power at 50 samples than conventional QTL-based fine mapping at 500 samples, with more than 17% of loci fine mapped to within five causal variants, compared to 2% by QTL-based fine mapping, and a 6.9-fold overall reduction in median credible set size compared to QTL-based fine mapping when applied to H3K27AC ChIP-seq from just 28 prostate tumor/normal samples. Variants in the PLASMA credible sets for RNA-seq and ChIP-seq were enriched for open chromatin and chromatin looping, respectively, at a comparable or greater degree than credible variants from existing methods while containing far fewer markers. Our results demonstrate how integrating AS activity can substantially improve the detection of causal variants from existing molecular data.


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Algoritmos , Desequilíbrio Alélico , Biomarcadores Tumorais/genética , Mapeamento Cromossômico/métodos , Neoplasias Renais/genética , Neoplasias da Próstata/genética , Locos de Características Quantitativas , Simulação por Computador , Interpretação Estatística de Dados , Humanos , Neoplasias Renais/patologia , Desequilíbrio de Ligação , Masculino , Fenótipo , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único , Neoplasias da Próstata/patologia
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Cell Rep ; 29(11): 3726-3735.e4, 2019 12 10.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31825847

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Fallopian tube secretory epithelial cells (FTSECs) are likely the main precursor cell type of high-grade serous ovarian cancers (HGSOCs), but these tumors may also arise from ovarian surface epithelial cells (OSECs). We profiled global landscapes of gene expression and active chromatin to characterize molecular similarities between OSECs (n = 114), FTSECs (n = 74), and HGSOCs (n = 394). A one-class machine learning algorithm predicts that most HGSOCs derive from FTSECs, with particularly high FTSEC scores in mesenchymal-type HGSOCs (padj < 8 × 10-4). However, a subset of HGSOCs likely derive from OSECs, particularly HGSOCs of the proliferative type (padj < 2 × 10-4), suggesting a dualistic model for HGSOC origins. Super-enhancer (SE) landscapes were also more similar between FTSECs and HGSOCs than between OSECs and HGSOCs (p < 2.2 × 10-16). The SOX18 transcription factor (TF) coincided with a HGSOC-specific SE, and ectopic overexpression of SOX18 in FTSECs caused epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition, indicating that SOX18 plays a role in establishing the mesenchymal signature of fallopian-derived HGSOCs.


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Neoplasias Ovarianas/genética , Fatores de Transcrição SOXF/genética , Adulto , Idoso , Linhagem Celular , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Células Epiteliais/metabolismo , Células Epiteliais/patologia , Transição Epitelial-Mesenquimal , Tubas Uterinas/metabolismo , Tubas Uterinas/patologia , Feminino , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica , Humanos , Aprendizado de Máquina , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Neoplasias Ovarianas/metabolismo , Neoplasias Ovarianas/patologia , Ovário/metabolismo , Ovário/patologia , RNA-Seq , Fatores de Transcrição SOXF/metabolismo , Análise de Célula Única , Transcriptoma
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Cell Rep ; 29(8): 2355-2370.e6, 2019 11 19.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31747605

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Androgen-receptor (AR) inhibitors, including enzalutamide, are used for treatment of all metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancers (mCRPCs). However, some patients develop resistance or never respond. We find that the transcription factor CREB5 confers enzalutamide resistance in an open reading frame (ORF) expression screen and in tumor xenografts. CREB5 overexpression is essential for an enzalutamide-resistant patient-derived organoid. In AR-expressing prostate cancer cells, CREB5 interactions enhance AR activity at a subset of promoters and enhancers upon enzalutamide treatment, including MYC and genes involved in the cell cycle. In mCRPC, we found recurrent amplification and overexpression of CREB5. Our observations identify CREB5 as one mechanism that drives resistance to AR antagonists in prostate cancers.


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Antagonistas de Receptores de Andrógenos/uso terapêutico , Proteína A de Ligação a Elemento de Resposta do AMP Cíclico/metabolismo , Antineoplásicos/uso terapêutico , Proteína A de Ligação a Elemento de Resposta do AMP Cíclico/genética , Resistencia a Medicamentos Antineoplásicos/genética , Humanos , Masculino , Fases de Leitura Aberta/genética , Feniltioidantoína/análogos & derivados , Regiões Promotoras Genéticas/genética , Neoplasias de Próstata Resistentes à Castração/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias de Próstata Resistentes à Castração/genética , Receptores Androgênicos/genética , Receptores Androgênicos/metabolismo
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Nat Med ; 25(10): 1615-1626, 2019 10.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31591588

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Oncogenesis is driven by germline, environmental and stochastic factors. It is unknown how these interact to produce the molecular phenotypes of tumors. We therefore quantified the influence of germline polymorphisms on the somatic epigenome of 589 localized prostate tumors. Predisposition risk loci influence a tumor's epigenome, uncovering a mechanism for cancer susceptibility. We identified and validated 1,178 loci associated with altered methylation in tumoral but not nonmalignant tissue. These tumor methylation quantitative trait loci influence chromatin structure, as well as RNA and protein abundance. One prominent tumor methylation quantitative trait locus is associated with AKT1 expression and is predictive of relapse after definitive local therapy in both discovery and validation cohorts. These data reveal intricate crosstalk between the germ line and the epigenome of primary tumors, which may help identify germline biomarkers of aggressive disease to aid patient triage and optimize the use of more invasive or expensive diagnostic assays.


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Metilação de DNA/genética , Epigenoma/genética , Mutação em Linhagem Germinativa/genética , Neoplasias da Próstata/genética , Perfilação da Expressão Gênica , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica , Predisposição Genética para Doença , Genoma Humano/genética , Humanos , Masculino , Recidiva Local de Neoplasia/genética , Recidiva Local de Neoplasia/patologia , Neoplasias da Próstata/patologia , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-akt/genética , Locos de Características Quantitativas/genética
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Cancer Discov ; 9(11): 1538-1555, 2019 11.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31466944

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Metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) is a fatal disease, primarily resulting from the transcriptional addiction driven by androgen receptor (AR). First-line CRPC treatments typically target AR signaling, but are rapidly bypassed, resulting in only a modest survival benefit with antiandrogens. Therapeutic approaches that more effectively block the AR-transcriptional axis are urgently needed. Here, we investigated the molecular mechanism underlying the association between the transcriptional coactivator MED1 and AR as a vulnerability in AR-driven CRPC. MED1 undergoes CDK7-dependent phosphorylation at T1457 and physically engages AR at superenhancer sites, and is essential for AR-mediated transcription. In addition, a CDK7-specific inhibitor, THZ1, blunts AR-dependent neoplastic growth by blocking AR/MED1 corecruitment genome-wide, as well as reverses the hyperphosphorylated MED1-associated enzalutamide-resistant phenotype. In vivo, THZ1 induces tumor regression of AR-amplified human CRPC in a xenograft mouse model. Together, we demonstrate that CDK7 inhibition selectively targets MED1-mediated, AR-dependent oncogenic transcriptional amplification, thus representing a potential new approach for the treatment of CRPC. SIGNIFICANCE: Potent inhibition of AR signaling is critical to treat CRPC. This study uncovers a driver role for CDK7 in regulating AR-mediated transcription through phosphorylation of MED1, thus revealing a therapeutically targetable potential vulnerability in AR-addicted CRPC.See related commentary by Russo et al., p. 1490.This article is highlighted in the In This Issue feature, p. 1469.


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Subunidade 1 do Complexo Mediador/metabolismo , Fenilenodiaminas/administração & dosagem , Neoplasias de Próstata Resistentes à Castração/tratamento farmacológico , Pirimidinas/administração & dosagem , Receptores Androgênicos/genética , Animais , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Elementos Facilitadores Genéticos , Amplificação de Genes , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica/efeitos dos fármacos , Humanos , Masculino , Camundongos , Células PC-3 , Fenilenodiaminas/farmacologia , Fosforilação/efeitos dos fármacos , Neoplasias de Próstata Resistentes à Castração/genética , Neoplasias de Próstata Resistentes à Castração/metabolismo , Pirimidinas/farmacologia , Ensaios Antitumorais Modelo de Xenoenxerto
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iScience ; 17: 242-255, 2019 Jul 26.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31307004

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Long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) have emerged as critical regulators of tumorigenesis, and yet their mechanistic roles remain challenging to characterize. Here, we integrate functional proteomics with lncRNA-interactome profiling to characterize Urothelial Cancer Associated 1 (UCA1), a candidate driver of ovarian cancer development. Reverse phase protein array (RPPA) analysis indicates that UCA1 activates transcription coactivator YAP and its target genes. In vivo RNA antisense purification (iRAP) of UCA1 interacting proteins identified angiomotin (AMOT), a known YAP regulator, as a direct binding partner. Loss-of-function experiments show that AMOT mediates YAP activation by UCA1, as UCA1 enhances the AMOT-YAP interaction to promote YAP dephosphorylation and nuclear translocation. Together, we characterize UCA1 as a lncRNA regulator of Hippo-YAP signaling and highlight the UCA1-AMOT-YAP signaling axis in ovarian cancer development.

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Nat Genet ; 51(5): 815-823, 2019 05.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31043753

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We sought to identify susceptibility genes for high-grade serous ovarian cancer (HGSOC) by performing a transcriptome-wide association study of gene expression and splice junction usage in HGSOC-relevant tissue types (N = 2,169) and the largest genome-wide association study available for HGSOC (N = 13,037 cases and 40,941 controls). We identified 25 transcriptome-wide association study significant genes, 7 at the junction level only, including LRRC46 at 19q21.32, (P = 1 × 10-9), CHMP4C at 8q21 (P = 2 × 10-11) and a PRC1 junction at 15q26 (P = 7 × 10-9). In vitro assays for CHMP4C showed that the associated variant induces allele-specific exon inclusion (P = 0.0024). Functional screens in HGSOC cell lines found evidence of essentiality for three of the new genes we identified: HAUS6, KANSL1 and PRC1, with the latter comparable to MYC. Our study implicates at least one target gene for 6 out of 13 distinct genome-wide association study regions, identifying 23 new candidate susceptibility genes for HGSOC.


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Carcinoma Epitelial do Ovário/genética , Neoplasias Ovarianas/genética , Processamento Alternativo , Proteínas de Ciclo Celular/genética , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Bases de Dados Genéticas , Complexos Endossomais de Distribuição Requeridos para Transporte/genética , Feminino , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica , Técnicas de Inativação de Genes , Predisposição Genética para Doença , Estudo de Associação Genômica Ampla , Humanos , Modelos Genéticos , Proteínas Nucleares/genética , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único , Transcriptoma
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Cancer Res ; 79(13): 3192-3204, 2019 07 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31101764

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Genome-wide association study-identified prostate cancer risk variants explain only a relatively small fraction of its familial relative risk, and the genes responsible for many of these identified associations remain unknown. To discover novel prostate cancer genetic loci and possible causal genes at previously identified risk loci, we performed a transcriptome-wide association study in 79,194 cases and 61,112 controls of European ancestry. Using data from the Genotype-Tissue Expression Project, we established genetic models to predict gene expression across the transcriptome for both prostate models and cross-tissue models and evaluated model performance using two independent datasets. We identified significant associations for 137 genes at P < 2.61 × 10-6, a Bonferroni-corrected threshold, including nine genes that remained significant at P < 2.61 × 10-6 after adjusting for all known prostate cancer risk variants in nearby regions. Of the 128 remaining associated genes, 94 have not yet been reported as potential target genes at known loci. We silenced 14 genes and many showed a consistent effect on viability and colony-forming efficiency in three cell lines. Our study provides substantial new information to advance our understanding of prostate cancer genetics and biology. SIGNIFICANCE: This study identifies novel prostate cancer genetic loci and possible causal genes, advancing our understanding of the molecular mechanisms that drive prostate cancer.


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Biomarcadores Tumorais/genética , Predisposição Genética para Doença , Estudo de Associação Genômica Ampla , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único , Neoplasias da Próstata/genética , Locos de Características Quantitativas , Transcriptoma , Estudos de Casos e Controles , Humanos , Masculino , Risco
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Clin Cancer Res ; 25(14): 4480-4492, 2019 07 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30996073

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PURPOSE: Defects in genes in the DNA repair pathways significantly contribute to prostate cancer progression. We hypothesize that overexpression of DNA repair genes may also drive poorer outcomes in prostate cancer. The ribonucleotide reductase small subunit M2 (RRM2) is essential for DNA synthesis and DNA repair by producing dNTPs. It is frequently overexpressed in cancers, but very little is known about its function in prostate cancer. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: The oncogenic activity of RRM2 in prostate cancer cells was assessed by inhibiting or overexpressing RRM2. The molecular mechanisms of RRM2 function were determined. The clinical significance of RRM2 overexpression was evaluated in 11 prostate cancer clinical cohorts. The efficacy of an RRM2 inhibitor (COH29) was assessed in vitro and in vivo. Finally, the mechanism underlying the transcriptional activation of RRM2 in prostate cancer tissue and cells was determined. RESULTS: Knockdown of RRM2 inhibited its oncogenic function, whereas overexpression of RRM2 promoted epithelial mesenchymal transition in prostate cancer cells. The prognostic value of RRM2 RNA levels in prostate cancer was confirmed in 11 clinical cohorts. Integrating the transcriptomic and phosphoproteomic changes induced by RRM2 unraveled multiple oncogenic pathways downstream of RRM2. Targeting RRM2 with COH29 showed excellent efficacy. Thirteen putative RRM2-targeting transcription factors were bioinformatically identified, and FOXM1 was validated to transcriptionally activate RRM2 in prostate cancer. CONCLUSIONS: We propose that increased expression of RRM2 is a mechanism driving poor patient outcomes in prostate cancer and that its inhibition may be of significant therapeutic value.


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Biomarcadores Tumorais/metabolismo , Proliferação de Células , Reparo do DNA , Transição Epitelial-Mesenquimal , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica , Neoplasias da Próstata/patologia , Ribonucleosídeo Difosfato Redutase/metabolismo , Animais , Biomarcadores Tumorais/genética , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Células Cultivadas , Estudos de Coortes , Proteína Forkhead Box M1/metabolismo , Humanos , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos NOD , Camundongos SCID , Prognóstico , Neoplasias da Próstata/genética , Neoplasias da Próstata/metabolismo , Ribonucleosídeo Difosfato Redutase/genética , Taxa de Sobrevida , Ativação Transcricional , Transcriptoma , Ensaios Antitumorais Modelo de Xenoenxerto
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Gynecol Oncol ; 153(2): 343-355, 2019 05.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30898391

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OBJECTIVE: Genome-wide association studies (GWASs) for epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) have focused largely on populations of European ancestry. We aimed to identify common germline variants associated with EOC risk in Asian women. METHODS: Genotyping was performed as part of the OncoArray project. Samples with >60% Asian ancestry were included in the analysis. Genotyping was performed on 533,631 SNPs in 3238 Asian subjects diagnosed with invasive or borderline EOC and 4083 unaffected controls. After imputation, genotypes were available for 11,595,112 SNPs to identify associations. RESULTS: At chromosome 6p25.2, SNP rs7748275 was associated with risk of serous EOC (odds ratio [OR] = 1.34, P = 8.7 × 10-9) and high-grade serous EOC (HGSOC) (OR = 1.34, P = 4.3 × 10-9). SNP rs6902488 at 6p25.2 (r2 = 0.97 with rs7748275) lies in an active enhancer and is predicted to impact binding of STAT3, P300 and ELF1. We identified additional risk loci with low Bayesian false discovery probability (BFDP) scores, indicating they are likely to be true risk associations (BFDP <10%). At chromosome 20q11.22, rs74272064 was associated with HGSOC risk (OR = 1.27, P = 9.0 × 10-8). Overall EOC risk was associated with rs10260419 at chromosome 7p21.3 (OR = 1.33, P = 1.2 × 10-7) and rs74917072 at chromosome 2q37.3 (OR = 1.25, P = 4.7 × 10-7). At 2q37.3, expression quantitative trait locus analysis in 404 HGSOC tissues identified ESPNL as a putative candidate susceptibility gene (P = 1.2 × 10-7). CONCLUSION: While some risk loci were shared between East Asian and European populations, others were population-specific, indicating that the landscape of EOC risk in Asian women has both shared and unique features compared to women of European ancestry.


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Carcinoma Epitelial do Ovário/genética , Grupo com Ancestrais do Continente Asiático/genética , Sequência de Bases , Estudos de Casos e Controles , Feminino , Predisposição Genética para Doença , Estudo de Associação Genômica Ampla , Humanos , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único , Locos de Características Quantitativas
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