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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4875, 2020 09 25.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32978388

RESUMO

Single-cell whole-exome sequencing (scWES) is a powerful approach for deciphering intratumor heterogeneity and identifying cancer drivers. So far, however, simultaneous analysis of single nucleotide variants (SNVs) and copy number variations (CNVs) of a single cell has been challenging. By analyzing SNVs and CNVs simultaneously in bulk and single cells of premalignant tissues and tumors from mouse and human BRCA1-associated breast cancers, we discover an evolution process through which the tumors initiate from cells with SNVs affecting driver genes in the premalignant stage and malignantly progress later via CNVs acquired in chromosome regions with cancer driver genes. These events occur randomly and hit many putative cancer drivers besides p53 to generate unique genetic and pathological features for each tumor. Upon this, we finally identify a tumor metastasis suppressor Plekha5, whose deficiency promotes cancer metastasis to the liver and/or lung.


Assuntos
Proteína BRCA1/genética , Proteína BRCA1/metabolismo , Predisposição Genética para Doença/genética , Peptídeos e Proteínas de Sinalização Intracelular/metabolismo , Lesões Pré-Cancerosas/genética , Animais , Neoplasias da Mama/genética , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Variações do Número de Cópias de DNA , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Heterogeneidade Genética , Humanos , Peptídeos e Proteínas de Sinalização Intracelular/genética , Fígado/patologia , Pulmão/patologia , Camundongos , Camundongos Knockout , Mutação , Lesões Pré-Cancerosas/patologia , Transcriptoma
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DNA Cell Biol ; 39(10): 1838-1849, 2020 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32876480

RESUMO

The breast cancer gene 1 (BRCA1) is a tumor suppressor, and mutations or epigenetic inactivation will increase the risk of breast cancer oncogenesis. The current research aimed to explore the relationship between BRCA1 expression, prognosis, and tumor immunity in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). In this study, BRCA1 expression was analyzed via multiple online databases and its association with clinical characteristics, prognosis and genetic alterations was identified using the original The Cancer Genome Atlas-liver hepatocellular carcinoma cohorts. DNA methylation sites and their prognostic values were analyzed using MethSurv. The correlations between BRCA1 and immune infiltration were investigated via Tumor Immune Estimation Resource. As results, BRCA1 was significantly upregulated in tumor tissues in multiple HCC cohorts. Besides, high BRCA1 expression was correlated with race, advanced T stage, clinical stage, poor tumor grade, MSI status, and worse prognosis. Notably, BRCA1 expression was positively correlated with infiltration levels of B cells, CD4+ T cells, CD8+ T cells, neutrophils, macrophages, and dendritic cells. The current findings imply that BRCA1 is associated with prognosis and immune infiltration, laying foundations for in-depth research on the role of BRCA1 in HCC.


Assuntos
Proteína BRCA1/genética , Biomarcadores Tumorais/genética , Carcinoma Hepatocelular/genética , Neoplasias Hepáticas/genética , Proteína BRCA1/metabolismo , Biomarcadores Tumorais/metabolismo , Carcinoma Hepatocelular/imunologia , Carcinoma Hepatocelular/patologia , Movimento Celular , Metilação de DNA , Células Dendríticas/imunologia , Humanos , Neoplasias Hepáticas/imunologia , Neoplasias Hepáticas/patologia , Linfócitos/imunologia , Macrófagos/imunologia
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J Immunother Cancer ; 8(2)2020 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32788235

RESUMO

To report a multi-institutional case series of patients with advanced microsatellite instability high (MSI-H) prostate adenocarcinoma identified with clinical cell-free DNA (cfDNA) next-generation sequencing (NGS) testing and treated with immune checkpoint inhibitors. Retrospective analysis of patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) and MSI-H tumor detected by a commercially available cfDNA NGS assay Guardant360 (G360, Guardant Health) at eight different Academic Institutions in the USA, from September 2018 to April 2020. From a total of 14 MSI-H metastatic prostate cancer patients at participating centers, nine patients with mCRPC with 56% bone, 33% nodal, 11% liver and 11% soft-tissue metastases and a median PSA of 29.3 ng/dL, were treated with pembrolizumab after 2 lines of therapy for CRPC. The estimated median time on pembrolizumab was 9.9 (95% CI 1.0 to 18.8) months. Four patients (44%) achieved PSA50 after a median of 4 (3-12) weeks after treatment initiation including three patients with >99% PSA decline. Among the patients evaluable for radiographic response (n=5), the response rate was 60% with one complete response and two partial responses. Best response was observed after a median of 3.3 (1.4-7.6) months. At time of cut-off, four patients were still on pembrolizumab while four patients discontinued therapy due to progressive disease and one due to COVID-19 infection. Half of the patients with PSA50 had both MSI-H and pathogenic alterations in BRCA1 and BRCA2 in their G360 assays. The use of liquid biopsy to identify metastatic prostate cancer patients with MSI-H is feasible in clinical practice and may overcome some of the obstacles associated with prostate cancer tumor tissue testing. The robust activity of pembrolizumab in selected patients supports the generalized testing for MSI-H.


Assuntos
Anticorpos Monoclonais Humanizados/uso terapêutico , Antineoplásicos Imunológicos/uso terapêutico , Instabilidade de Microssatélites , Neoplasias da Próstata/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias da Próstata/genética , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Anticorpos Monoclonais Humanizados/efeitos adversos , Antineoplásicos Imunológicos/efeitos adversos , Proteína BRCA1/genética , Proteína BRCA2/genética , Biomarcadores Tumorais/genética , DNA Tumoral Circulante/sangue , Infecções por Coronavirus , Humanos , Biópsia Líquida , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Mutação , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral , Neoplasias da Próstata/patologia
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Lancet Oncol ; 21(9): 1155-1164, 2020 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32771088

RESUMO

BACKGROUND: Poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase inhibitors combined with immunotherapy have shown antitumour activity in preclinical studies. We aimed to assess the safety and activity of olaparib in combination with the PD-L1-inhibitor, durvalumab, in patients with germline BRCA1-mutated or BRCA2-mutated metastatic breast cancer. METHODS: The MEDIOLA trial is a multicentre, open-label, phase 1/2, basket trial of durvalumab and olaparib in solid tumours. Patients were enrolled into four initial cohorts: germline BRCA-mutated, metastatic breast cancer; germline BRCA-mutated, metastatic ovarian cancer; metastatic gastric cancer; and relapsed small-cell lung cancer. Here, we report on the cohort of patients with breast cancer. Patients who were aged 18 years or older (or aged 19 years or older in South Korea) with germline BRCA1-mutated or BRCA2-mutated or both and histologically confirmed, progressive, HER2-negative, metastatic breast cancer were enrolled from 14 health centres in the UK, the USA, Israel, France, Switzerland, and South Korea. Patients should not have received more than two previous lines of chemotherapy for metastatic breast cancer. Patients received 300 mg olaparib in tablet form orally twice daily for 4 weeks and thereafter a combination of olaparib 300 mg twice daily and durvalumab 1·5 g via intravenous infusion every 4 weeks until disease progression. Primary endpoints were safety and tolerability, and 12-week disease control rate. Safety was analysed in patients who received at least one dose of study treatment, and activity analyses were done in the full-analysis set (patients who received at least one dose of study treatment and were not excluded from the study). Recruitment has completed and the study is ongoing. This trial is registered with ClinicalTrials.gov, NCT02734004. FINDINGS: Between June 14, 2016, and May 2, 2017, 34 patients were enrolled and received both study drugs and were included in the safety analysis. 11 (32%) patients experienced grade 3 or worse adverse events, of which the most common were anaemia (four [12%]), neutropenia (three [9%]), and pancreatitis (two [6%]). Three (9%) patients discontinued due to adverse events and four (12%) patients experienced a total of six serious adverse events. There were no treatment-related deaths. 24 (80%; 90% CI 64·3-90·9) of 30 patients eligible for activity analysis had disease control at 12 weeks. INTERPRETATION: Combination of olaparib and durvalumab showed promising antitumour activity and safety similar to that previously observed in olaparib and durvalumab monotherapy studies. Further research in a randomised setting is needed to determine predictors of therapeutic benefit and whether addition of durvalumab improves long-term clinical outcomes compared with olaparib monotherapy. FUNDING: AstraZeneca.


Assuntos
Anticorpos Monoclonais/administração & dosagem , Proteína BRCA1/genética , Proteína BRCA2/genética , Neoplasias da Mama/tratamento farmacológico , Ftalazinas/administração & dosagem , Piperazinas/administração & dosagem , Adolescente , Adulto , Idoso , Anticorpos Monoclonais/efeitos adversos , Antígeno B7-H1/antagonistas & inibidores , Antígeno B7-H1/genética , Neoplasias da Mama/genética , Neoplasias da Mama/patologia , Feminino , Mutação em Linhagem Germinativa/genética , Humanos , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Metástase Neoplásica , Recidiva Local de Neoplasia/tratamento farmacológico , Recidiva Local de Neoplasia/genética , Recidiva Local de Neoplasia/patologia , Ftalazinas/efeitos adversos , Piperazinas/efeitos adversos , Adulto Jovem
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Mol Biol (Mosk) ; 54(4): 688-698, 2020.
Artigo em Russo | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32840490

RESUMO

A majority of BRCA1/2 (BRCA) pathogenic variants (PVs) are single nucleotide substitutions or small insertions/deletions. Copy number variations (CNVs), also known as large genomic rearrangements (LGRs), have been identified in BRCA genes. LGRs detection is a mandatory analysis in hereditary breast and ovarian cancer families, if no predisposing PVs are found by sequencing. Next generation sequencing (NGS) may be used to detect structural variation, since quantitative analysis of sequencing reads, when coupled with appropriate bioinformatics tools, is capable of estimating and predicting germline LGRs (gLGRs). However, applying this approach to tumor tissue is challenging, and the pipelines for determination of CNV are yet to be optimized. The aim of this study was to validate the Next Generation Tumor Sequencing (NGTS) technology to detect various gLGRs of BRCA1 locus in surgical tumor tissue samples. In this study, seven different BRCA1 gLGRs, previously found in high-grade serous ovarian cancers (HGSOC) patients, were detected in tumor samples collected from the patients at a time of HGSOC surgery. This study demonstrated that NGS can accurately detect BRCA1 gLGRs in primary tumors, suggesting that gLGR evaluation in BRCA1 locus should be performed in cases when the screening for BRCA alterations starts from tumor instead of blood. NGS sequencing of tumor samples may become the preferred method to detect both somatic and germline gLGRs in BRCA-encoding loci.


Assuntos
Proteína BRCA1/genética , Neoplasias da Mama/genética , Genes BRCA1 , Sequenciamento de Nucleotídeos em Larga Escala , Neoplasias Ovarianas/genética , Variações do Número de Cópias de DNA/genética , Feminino , Células Germinativas/metabolismo , Mutação em Linhagem Germinativa , Humanos
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J Immunother Cancer ; 8(2)2020 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-712954

RESUMO

To report a multi-institutional case series of patients with advanced microsatellite instability high (MSI-H) prostate adenocarcinoma identified with clinical cell-free DNA (cfDNA) next-generation sequencing (NGS) testing and treated with immune checkpoint inhibitors. Retrospective analysis of patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) and MSI-H tumor detected by a commercially available cfDNA NGS assay Guardant360 (G360, Guardant Health) at eight different Academic Institutions in the USA, from September 2018 to April 2020. From a total of 14 MSI-H metastatic prostate cancer patients at participating centers, nine patients with mCRPC with 56% bone, 33% nodal, 11% liver and 11% soft-tissue metastases and a median PSA of 29.3 ng/dL, were treated with pembrolizumab after 2 lines of therapy for CRPC. The estimated median time on pembrolizumab was 9.9 (95% CI 1.0 to 18.8) months. Four patients (44%) achieved PSA50 after a median of 4 (3-12) weeks after treatment initiation including three patients with >99% PSA decline. Among the patients evaluable for radiographic response (n=5), the response rate was 60% with one complete response and two partial responses. Best response was observed after a median of 3.3 (1.4-7.6) months. At time of cut-off, four patients were still on pembrolizumab while four patients discontinued therapy due to progressive disease and one due to COVID-19 infection. Half of the patients with PSA50 had both MSI-H and pathogenic alterations in BRCA1 and BRCA2 in their G360 assays. The use of liquid biopsy to identify metastatic prostate cancer patients with MSI-H is feasible in clinical practice and may overcome some of the obstacles associated with prostate cancer tumor tissue testing. The robust activity of pembrolizumab in selected patients supports the generalized testing for MSI-H.


Assuntos
Anticorpos Monoclonais Humanizados/uso terapêutico , Antineoplásicos Imunológicos/uso terapêutico , Instabilidade de Microssatélites , Neoplasias da Próstata/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias da Próstata/genética , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Anticorpos Monoclonais Humanizados/efeitos adversos , Antineoplásicos Imunológicos/efeitos adversos , Proteína BRCA1/genética , Proteína BRCA2/genética , Biomarcadores Tumorais/genética , DNA Tumoral Circulante/sangue , Infecções por Coronavirus , Humanos , Biópsia Líquida , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Mutação , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral , Neoplasias da Próstata/patologia
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Virology ; 548: 174-181, 2020 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32838940

RESUMO

The incidence of head and neck squamous cell carcinomas (HNSCCs) is rising in developed countries. This is driven by an increase in HNSCCs caused by high-risk human papillomavirus (HPV) infections or HPV + HNSCCs. Compared to HNSCCs not caused by HPV (HPV- HNSCCs), HPV + HNSCCs are more responsive to therapy and associated with better oncologic outcomes. As a result, the HPV status of an HNSCC is an important determinant in medical management. One method to determine the HPV status of an HNSCC is increased expression of p16 caused by the HPV E7 oncogene. We identified novel expression changes in HPV + HNSCCs. A comparison of gene expression among HPV+ and HPV- HNSCCs in The Cancer Genome Atlas demonstrated increased DNA repair gene expression in HPV + HNSCCs. Further, DNA repair gene expression correlated with HNSCC survival. Immunohistochemical analysis of a novel HNSCC microarray confirmed that DNA repair protein abundance is elevated in HPV + HNSCCs.


Assuntos
Alphapapillomavirus/metabolismo , Infecções por Papillomavirus/genética , Carcinoma de Células Escamosas de Cabeça e Pescoço/genética , Adulto , Idoso , Alphapapillomavirus/genética , Alphapapillomavirus/isolamento & purificação , Proteína BRCA1/genética , Proteína BRCA1/metabolismo , Reparo do DNA , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Proteínas E7 de Papillomavirus/genética , Proteínas E7 de Papillomavirus/metabolismo , Infecções por Papillomavirus/virologia , Proteína de Replicação A/genética , Proteína de Replicação A/metabolismo , Carcinoma de Células Escamosas de Cabeça e Pescoço/virologia , Enzimas de Conjugação de Ubiquitina/genética , Enzimas de Conjugação de Ubiquitina/metabolismo
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PLoS Genet ; 16(7): e1008903, 2020 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32678846

RESUMO

Genome wide association studies (GWAS) of human diseases have generally identified many loci associated with risk with relatively small effect sizes. The omnigenic model attempts to explain this observation by suggesting that diseases can be thought of as networks, where genes with direct involvement in disease-relevant biological pathways are named 'core genes', while peripheral genes influence disease risk via their interactions or regulatory effects on core genes. Here, we demonstrate a method for identifying candidate core genes solely from genes in or near disease-associated SNPs (GWAS hits) in conjunction with protein-protein interaction network data. Applied to 1,381 GWAS studies from 5 ancestries, we identify a total of 1,865 candidate core genes in 343 GWAS studies. Our analysis identifies several well-known disease-related genes that are not identified by GWAS, including BRCA1 in Breast Cancer, Amyloid Precursor Protein (APP) in Alzheimer's Disease, INS in A1C measurement and Type 2 Diabetes, and PCSK9 in LDL cholesterol, amongst others. Notably candidate core genes are preferentially enriched for disease relevance over GWAS hits and are enriched for both Clinvar pathogenic variants and known drug targets-consistent with the predictions of the omnigenic model. We subsequently use parent term annotations provided by the GWAS catalog, to merge related GWAS studies and identify candidate core genes in over-arching disease processes such as cancer-where we identify 109 candidate core genes.


Assuntos
Doença de Alzheimer/genética , Neoplasias da Mama/genética , Diabetes Mellitus Tipo 2/genética , Estudo de Associação Genômica Ampla , Mapas de Interação de Proteínas/genética , Doença de Alzheimer/patologia , Precursor de Proteína beta-Amiloide/genética , Proteína BRCA1/genética , Neoplasias da Mama/patologia , Diabetes Mellitus Tipo 2/patologia , Feminino , Humanos , Insulina/genética , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único/genética , Pró-Proteína Convertase 9/genética , Fatores de Risco
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 3726, 2020 07 24.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32709856

RESUMO

Ovarian cancer (OVCA) inevitably acquires resistance to platinum chemotherapy and PARP inhibitors (PARPi). We show that acquisition of PARPi-resistance is accompanied by increased ATR-CHK1 activity and sensitivity to ATR inhibition (ATRi). However, PARPi-resistant cells are remarkably more sensitive to ATRi when combined with PARPi (PARPi-ATRi). Sensitivity to PARPi-ATRi in diverse PARPi and platinum-resistant models, including BRCA1/2 reversion and CCNE1-amplified models, correlate with synergistic increases in replication fork stalling, double-strand breaks, and apoptosis. Surprisingly, BRCA reversion mutations and an ability to form RAD51 foci are frequently not observed in models of acquired PARPi-resistance, suggesting the existence of alternative resistance mechanisms. However, regardless of the mechanisms of resistance, complete and durable therapeutic responses to PARPi-ATRi that significantly increase survival are observed in clinically relevant platinum and acquired PARPi-resistant patient-derived xenografts (PDXs) models. These findings indicate that PARPi-ATRi is a highly promising strategy for OVCAs that acquire resistance to PARPi and platinum.


Assuntos
Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Protocolos de Quimioterapia Combinada Antineoplásica/farmacologia , Resistencia a Medicamentos Antineoplásicos/efeitos dos fármacos , Neoplasias Ovarianas/tratamento farmacológico , Platina/farmacologia , Inibidores de Poli(ADP-Ribose) Polimerases/farmacologia , Inibidores de Proteínas Quinases/farmacologia , Animais , Protocolos de Quimioterapia Combinada Antineoplásica/uso terapêutico , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Proteínas Mutadas de Ataxia Telangiectasia/metabolismo , Proteína BRCA1/genética , Proteína BRCA1/metabolismo , Proteína BRCA2/metabolismo , Carcinoma Epitelial do Ovário , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Ciclinas/metabolismo , Combinação de Medicamentos , Resistencia a Medicamentos Antineoplásicos/genética , Feminino , Técnicas de Inativação de Genes , Humanos , Camundongos Endogâmicos NOD , Camundongos SCID , Neoplasias Ovarianas/genética , Rad51 Recombinase/metabolismo , Células-Tronco , Ensaios Antitumorais Modelo de Xenoenxerto
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 3747, 2020 07 27.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32719340

RESUMO

Homologous recombination deficiency (HRD) is a defining characteristic in BRCA-deficient breast tumors caused by genetic or epigenetic alterations in key pathway genes. We investigated the frequency of BRCA1 promoter hypermethylation in 237 triple-negative breast cancers (TNBCs) from a population-based study using reported whole genome and RNA sequencing data, complemented with analyses of genetic, epigenetic, transcriptomic and immune infiltration phenotypes. We demonstrate that BRCA1 promoter hypermethylation is twice as frequent as BRCA1 pathogenic variants in early-stage TNBC and that hypermethylated and mutated cases have similarly improved prognosis after adjuvant chemotherapy. BRCA1 hypermethylation confers an HRD, immune cell type, genome-wide DNA methylation, and transcriptional phenotype similar to TNBC tumors with BRCA1-inactivating variants, and it can be observed in matched peripheral blood of patients with tumor hypermethylation. Hypermethylation may be an early event in tumor development that progress along a common pathway with BRCA1-mutated disease, representing a promising DNA-based biomarker for early-stage TNBC.


Assuntos
Proteína BRCA1/genética , Mutação/genética , Neoplasias de Mama Triplo Negativas/genética , Adulto , Idoso , Antígeno B7-H1/genética , Antígeno B7-H1/metabolismo , Proteína BRCA1/deficiência , Estudos de Coortes , Metilação de DNA/genética , Feminino , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica , Humanos , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Fenótipo , Prognóstico , Regiões Promotoras Genéticas , Transcrição Genética , Resultado do Tratamento , Neoplasias de Mama Triplo Negativas/sangue , Neoplasias de Mama Triplo Negativas/diagnóstico , Neoplasias de Mama Triplo Negativas/terapia
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Clin Chem ; 66(1): 199-206, 2020 01 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32609854

RESUMO

BACKGROUND: Exome sequencing has become a commonly used clinical diagnostic test. Multiple studies have examined the diagnostic utility and individual laboratory performance of exome testing; however, no previous study has surveyed and compared the data quality from multiple clinical laboratories. METHODS: We examined sequencing data from 36 clinical exome tests from 3 clinical laboratories. Exome data were compared in terms of overall characteristics and coverage of specific genes and nucleotide positions. The sets of genes examined included genes in Consensus Coding Sequence (CCDS) (n = 17723), a subset of genes clinically relevant to epilepsy (n = 108), and genes that are recommended for reporting of secondary findings (n = 57; excludes X-linked genes). RESULTS: The average exome nucleotide coverage (≥20×) of each laboratory varied at 96.49% (CV = 3%), 96.54% (CV = 1%), and 91.68% (CV = 4%), for laboratories A, B, and C, respectively. For CCDS genes, the average number of completely covered genes varied at 12184 (CV = 29%), 11687 (CV = 13%), and 5989 (CV = 37%), for laboratories A, B, and C, respectively. With smaller subsets of genes related to epilepsy and secondary findings, the CV revealed low consistency, with a maximum CV seen in laboratory C for both epilepsy genes (CV = 60%) and secondary findings genes (CV = 71%). CONCLUSIONS: Poor consistency in complete gene coverage was seen in the clinical exome laboratories surveyed. The degree of consistency varied widely between the laboratories.


Assuntos
Exoma/genética , Proteína BRCA1/genética , Epilepsia/genética , Epilepsia/patologia , Éxons , Guias como Assunto , Humanos , Laboratórios Hospitalares/normas , Proteína 1 Homóloga a MutL/genética , Sequenciamento Completo do Exoma
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 3296, 2020 07 03.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32620799

RESUMO

Identifying robust, patient-specific, and predictive biomarkers presents a major obstacle in precision oncology. To optimize patient-specific therapeutic strategies, here we couple pathway knowledge with large-scale drug sensitivity, RNAi, and CRISPR-Cas9 screening data from 460 cell lines. Pathway activity levels are found to be strong predictive biomarkers for the essentiality of 15 proteins, including the essentiality of MAD2L1 in breast cancer patients with high BRCA-pathway activity. We also find strong predictive biomarkers for the sensitivity to 31 compounds, including BCL2 and microtubule inhibitors (MTIs). Lastly, we show that Bcl-xL inhibition can modulate the activity of a predictive biomarker pathway and re-sensitize lung cancer cells and tumors to MTI therapy. Overall, our results support the use of pathways in helping to achieve the goal of precision medicine by uncovering dozens of predictive biomarkers.


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Biomarcadores Tumorais/genética , Perfilação da Expressão Gênica , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica , Neoplasias/genética , Transdução de Sinais/genética , Animais , Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Proteína BRCA1/genética , Proteína BRCA1/metabolismo , Proteína BRCA2/genética , Proteína BRCA2/metabolismo , Biomarcadores Tumorais/metabolismo , Neoplasias da Mama/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias da Mama/genética , Neoplasias da Mama/metabolismo , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Feminino , Redes Reguladoras de Genes , Humanos , Neoplasias Pulmonares/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias Pulmonares/genética , Neoplasias Pulmonares/metabolismo , Camundongos , Neoplasias/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias/metabolismo , Medicina de Precisão/métodos , Interferência de RNA , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos , Ensaios Antitumorais Modelo de Xenoenxerto/métodos
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Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A ; 117(30): 17785-17795, 2020 07 28.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32651270

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Poly(ADP ribose) polymerase inhibitors (PARPi) have efficacy in triple negative breast (TNBC) and ovarian cancers (OCs) harboring BRCA mutations, generating homologous recombination deficiencies (HRDs). DNA methyltransferase inhibitors (DNMTi) increase PARP trapping and reprogram the DNA damage response to generate HRD, sensitizing BRCA-proficient cancers to PARPi. We now define the mechanisms through which HRD is induced in BRCA-proficient TNBC and OC. DNMTi in combination with PARPi up-regulate broad innate immune and inflammasome-like signaling events, driven in part by stimulator of interferon genes (STING), to unexpectedly directly generate HRD. This inverse relationship between inflammation and DNA repair is critical, not only for the induced phenotype, but also appears as a widespread occurrence in The Cancer Genome Atlas datasets and cancer subtypes. These discerned interactions between inflammation signaling and DNA repair mechanisms now elucidate how epigenetic therapy enhances PARPi efficacy in the setting of BRCA-proficient cancer. This paradigm will be tested in a phase I/II TNBC clinical trial.


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Recombinação Homóloga/efeitos dos fármacos , Imunidade Inata/efeitos dos fármacos , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos , Proteína BRCA1/genética , Proteína BRCA2/genética , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Biologia Computacional , Metilases de Modificação do DNA/antagonistas & inibidores , Reparo do DNA/efeitos dos fármacos , Anemia de Fanconi/genética , Feminino , Perfilação da Expressão Gênica , Regulação da Expressão Gênica/efeitos dos fármacos , Humanos , Interferons/metabolismo , Proteínas de Membrana/metabolismo , Modelos Biológicos , Inibidores de Poli(ADP-Ribose) Polimerases/farmacologia , Neoplasias de Mama Triplo Negativas/genética , Neoplasias de Mama Triplo Negativas/patologia , Fator de Necrose Tumoral alfa/metabolismo
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Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A ; 117(32): 19415-19424, 2020 08 11.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32719125

RESUMO

Synthetic lethality strategies for cancer therapy exploit cancer-specific genetic defects to identify targets that are uniquely essential to the survival of tumor cells. Here we show RAD27/FEN1, which encodes flap endonuclease 1 (FEN1), a structure-specific nuclease with roles in DNA replication and repair, and has the greatest number of synthetic lethal interactions with Saccharomyces cerevisiae genome instability genes, is a druggable target for an inhibitor-based approach to kill cancers with defects in homologous recombination (HR). The vulnerability of cancers with HR defects to FEN1 loss was validated by studies showing that small-molecule FEN1 inhibitors and FEN1 small interfering RNAs (siRNAs) selectively killed BRCA1- and BRCA2-defective human cell lines. Furthermore, the differential sensitivity to FEN1 inhibition was recapitulated in mice, where a small-molecule FEN1 inhibitor reduced the growth of tumors established from drug-sensitive but not drug-resistant cancer cell lines. FEN1 inhibition induced a DNA damage response in both sensitive and resistant cell lines; however, sensitive cell lines were unable to recover and replicate DNA even when the inhibitor was removed. Although FEN1 inhibition activated caspase to higher levels in sensitive cells, this apoptotic response occurred in p53-defective cells and cell killing was not blocked by a pan-caspase inhibitor. These results suggest that FEN1 inhibitors have the potential for therapeutically targeting HR-defective cancers such as those resulting from BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations, and other genetic defects.


Assuntos
Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Endonucleases Flap/antagonistas & inibidores , Recombinação Homóloga/efeitos dos fármacos , Neoplasias/genética , Animais , Proteína BRCA1/deficiência , Proteína BRCA1/genética , Proteína BRCA2/deficiência , Proteína BRCA2/genética , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Dano ao DNA/efeitos dos fármacos , Reparo do DNA/efeitos dos fármacos , Replicação do DNA/efeitos dos fármacos , Endonucleases Flap/genética , Instabilidade Genômica/genética , Humanos , Camundongos , Neoplasias/tratamento farmacológico , RNA Interferente Pequeno/farmacologia , Saccharomyces cerevisiae , Proteínas de Saccharomyces cerevisiae/genética , Bibliotecas de Moléculas Pequenas/farmacologia , Mutações Sintéticas Letais , Ensaios Antitumorais Modelo de Xenoenxerto
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Mol Cell ; 79(3): 425-442.e7, 2020 08 06.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32615088

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Double-strand breaks (DSBs) are the most deleterious DNA lesions, which, if left unrepaired, may lead to genome instability or cell death. Here, we report that, in response to DSBs, the RNA methyltransferase METTL3 is activated by ATM-mediated phosphorylation at S43. Phosphorylated METTL3 is then localized to DNA damage sites, where it methylates the N6 position of adenosine (m6A) in DNA damage-associated RNAs, which recruits the m6A reader protein YTHDC1 for protection. In this way, the METTL3-m6A-YTHDC1 axis modulates accumulation of DNA-RNA hybrids at DSBs sites, which then recruit RAD51 and BRCA1 for homologous recombination (HR)-mediated repair. METTL3-deficient cells display defective HR, accumulation of unrepaired DSBs, and genome instability. Accordingly, depletion of METTL3 significantly enhances the sensitivity of cancer cells and murine xenografts to DNA damage-based therapy. These findings uncover the function of METTL3 and YTHDC1 in HR-mediated DSB repair, which may have implications for cancer therapy.


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Adenosina/análogos & derivados , Neoplasias de Cabeça e Pescoço/genética , Metiltransferases/genética , Proteínas do Tecido Nervoso/genética , Fatores de Processamento de RNA/genética , Reparo de DNA por Recombinação/efeitos dos fármacos , Carcinoma de Células Escamosas de Cabeça e Pescoço/genética , Adenosina/metabolismo , Animais , Antibióticos Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Proteínas Mutadas de Ataxia Telangiectasia/genética , Proteínas Mutadas de Ataxia Telangiectasia/metabolismo , Proteína BRCA1/genética , Proteína BRCA1/metabolismo , Bleomicina/farmacologia , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , DNA/genética , DNA/metabolismo , Células Epiteliais/efeitos dos fármacos , Células Epiteliais/metabolismo , Células Epiteliais/patologia , Feminino , Células HEK293 , Neoplasias de Cabeça e Pescoço/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias de Cabeça e Pescoço/mortalidade , Neoplasias de Cabeça e Pescoço/patologia , Humanos , Metiltransferases/metabolismo , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos BALB C , Camundongos Nus , Proteínas do Tecido Nervoso/metabolismo , Hibridização de Ácido Nucleico , Osteoblastos/efeitos dos fármacos , Osteoblastos/metabolismo , Osteoblastos/patologia , Fosforilação , Isoformas de Proteínas/genética , Isoformas de Proteínas/metabolismo , Fatores de Processamento de RNA/metabolismo , Rad51 Recombinase/genética , Rad51 Recombinase/metabolismo , Ribonuclease H/genética , Ribonuclease H/metabolismo , Carcinoma de Células Escamosas de Cabeça e Pescoço/tratamento farmacológico , Carcinoma de Células Escamosas de Cabeça e Pescoço/mortalidade , Carcinoma de Células Escamosas de Cabeça e Pescoço/patologia , Análise de Sobrevida , Ensaios Antitumorais Modelo de Xenoenxerto
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Cancer Sci ; 111(9): 3111-3121, 2020 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32639661

RESUMO

Cancer cells are often characterized by abnormalities in DNA damage response including defects in cell cycle checkpoints and/or DNA repair. Synthetic lethality between DNA damage repair (DDR) pathways has provided a paradigm for cancer therapy by targeting DDR. The successful example is that cancer cells with BRCA1/2 mutations are sensitized to poly(adenosine diphosphate [ADP]-ribose)polymerase (PARP) inhibitors. Beyond the narrow scope of defects in the BRCA pathway, "BRCAness" provides more opportunities for synthetic lethality strategy. In human pancreatic cancer, frequent mutations were found in cell cycle and DDR genes, including P16, P73, APC, MLH1, ATM, PALB2, and MGMT. Combined DDR inhibitors and chemotherapeutic agents are under preclinical or clinical trials. Promoter region methylation was found frequently in cell cycle and DDR genes. Epigenetics joins the Knudson's "hit" theory and "BRCAness." Aberrant epigenetic changes in cell cycle or DDR regulators may serve as a new avenue for synthetic lethality strategy in pancreatic cancer.


Assuntos
Proteína BRCA1/genética , Proteína BRCA2/genética , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/etiologia , Mutações Sintéticas Letais , Animais , Ciclo Celular/genética , Quimiorradioterapia , Dano ao DNA/efeitos dos fármacos , Reparo do DNA/efeitos dos fármacos , Suscetibilidade a Doenças , Epigênese Genética/efeitos dos fármacos , Regulação da Expressão Gênica/efeitos dos fármacos , Humanos , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/metabolismo , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/patologia , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/terapia , Inibidores de Poli(ADP-Ribose) Polimerases/farmacologia , Poli(ADP-Ribose) Polimerases/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais
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PLoS One ; 15(7): e0235766, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32639993

RESUMO

High-grade serous ovarian carcinoma (HGSOC) remains the deadliest form of epithelial ovarian cancer and despite major efforts little improvement in overall survival has been achieved. Identification of recurring "driver" genetic lesions has the potential to enable design of novel therapies for cancer. Here, we report on a study to find such new therapeutic targets for HGSOC using exome-capture sequencing approach targeting all kinase genes in 127 patient samples. Consistent with previous reports, the most frequently mutated gene was TP53 (97% mutation frequency) followed by BRCA1 (10% mutation frequency). The average mutation frequency of the kinase genes mutated from our panel was 1.5%. Intriguingly, after BRCA1, JAK3 was the most frequently mutated gene (4% mutation frequency). We tested the transforming properties of JAK3 mutants using the Ba/F3 cell-based in vitro functional assay and identified a novel gain-of-function mutation in the kinase domain of JAK3 (p.T1022I). Importantly, p.T1022I JAK3 mutants displayed higher sensitivity to the JAK3-selective inhibitor Tofacitinib compared to controls. For independent validation, we re-sequenced the entire JAK3 coding sequence using tagged amplicon sequencing (TAm-Seq) in 463 HGSOCs resulting in an overall somatic mutation frequency of 1%. TAm-Seq screening of CDK12 in the same population revealed a 7% mutation frequency. Our data confirms that the frequency of mutations in kinase genes in HGSOC is low and provides accurate estimates for the frequency of JAK3 and CDK12 mutations in a large well characterized cohort. Although p.T1022I JAK3 mutations are rare, our functional validation shows that if detected they should be considered as potentially actionable for therapy. The observation of CDK12 mutations in 7% of HGSOC cases provides a strong rationale for routine somatic testing, although more functional and clinical characterization is required to understand which nonsynonymous mutations alterations are associated with homologous recombination deficiency.


Assuntos
Proteína BRCA1/genética , Cistadenocarcinoma Seroso/genética , Janus Quinase 3/genética , Mutação , Neoplasias Ovarianas/genética , Proteínas Quinases/genética , Proteína Supressora de Tumor p53/genética , Proteína BRCA1/metabolismo , Estudos de Casos e Controles , Estudos de Coortes , Cistadenocarcinoma Seroso/metabolismo , Cistadenocarcinoma Seroso/patologia , Feminino , Sequenciamento de Nucleotídeos em Larga Escala , Humanos , Janus Quinase 3/metabolismo , Neoplasias Ovarianas/metabolismo , Neoplasias Ovarianas/patologia , Proteínas Quinases/metabolismo , Proteína Supressora de Tumor p53/metabolismo
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Mol Cell Proteomics ; 19(9): 1503-1522, 2020 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32591346

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As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread, thousands of scientists around the globe have changed research direction to understand better how the virus works and to find out how it may be tackled. The number of manuscripts on preprint servers is soaring and peer-reviewed publications using MS-based proteomics are beginning to emerge. To facilitate proteomic research on SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, this report presents deep-scale proteomes (10,000 proteins; >130,000 peptides) of common cell line models, notably Vero E6, Calu-3, Caco-2, and ACE2-A549 that characterize their protein expression profiles including viral entry factors such as ACE2 or TMPRSS2. Using the 9 kDa protein SRP9 and the breast cancer oncogene BRCA1 as examples, we show how the proteome expression data can be used to refine the annotation of protein-coding regions of the African green monkey and the Vero cell line genomes. Monitoring changes of the proteome on viral infection revealed widespread expression changes including transcriptional regulators, protease inhibitors, and proteins involved in innate immunity. Based on a library of 98 stable-isotope labeled synthetic peptides representing 11 SARS-CoV-2 proteins, we developed PRM (parallel reaction monitoring) assays for nano-flow and micro-flow LC-MS/MS. We assessed the merits of these PRM assays using supernatants of virus-infected Vero E6 cells and challenged the assays by analyzing two diagnostic cohorts of 24 (+30) SARS-CoV-2 positive and 28 (+9) negative cases. In light of the results obtained and including recent publications or manuscripts on preprint servers, we critically discuss the merits of MS-based proteomics for SARS-CoV-2 research and testing.


Assuntos
Betacoronavirus/genética , Infecções por Coronavirus/genética , Interações Hospedeiro-Patógeno/genética , Pneumonia Viral/genética , Proteômica/métodos , Proteínas Virais/genética , Células A549 , Sequência de Aminoácidos , Animais , Proteína BRCA1/genética , Proteína BRCA1/metabolismo , Betacoronavirus/patogenicidade , Células CACO-2 , Estudos de Casos e Controles , Chlorocebus aethiops , Infecções por Coronavirus/patologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/virologia , Regulação da Expressão Gênica , Ontologia Genética , Humanos , Indicadores e Reagentes , Anotação de Sequência Molecular , Fases de Leitura Aberta , Pandemias , Peptidil Dipeptidase A/genética , Peptidil Dipeptidase A/metabolismo , Pneumonia Viral/patologia , Pneumonia Viral/virologia , Proteômica/instrumentação , Serina Endopeptidases/genética , Serina Endopeptidases/metabolismo , Partícula de Reconhecimento de Sinal/genética , Partícula de Reconhecimento de Sinal/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais , Células Vero , Proteínas Virais/classificação , Proteínas Virais/metabolismo , Internalização do Vírus
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Cancer Sci ; 111(9): 3350-3358, 2020 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32495382

RESUMO

Whether germline (g) breast cancer susceptibility gene (BRCA) mutations are located within or outside the ovarian cancer cluster region (OCCR) (1380-4062 bp for gBRCA1, and between 3249-5681 bp and 6645-7471 bp for gBRCA2) may influence risk variations for ovarian cancers. This ad hoc analysis of the CHARLOTTE epidemiological study in Japan assessed the distribution of gBRCA1/2 mutations in patients with newly diagnosed ovarian cancer, and investigated an association between gBRCA1/2 mutation locations and ovarian cancer risk. Differences in patient background and clinical characteristics in subgroups stratified by gBRCA1/2 mutation locations were also evaluated. We analyzed the data of 93 patients (14.7%) from the CHARLOTTE study who were positive for gBRCA1/2 mutations. After excluding 16 cases with L63X founder mutation, 28 (65.1%) of gBRCA1 mutations were within the OCCR. Of 30 gBRCA2 mutations, 15 (50.0%) were within the OCCR. Of 27 patients (one patient excluded for unknown family history) with gBRCA1 mutations located in the OCCR, 11 (40.7%) had a family history of ovarian cancer; the proportion of patients with a family history of ovarian cancer and gBRCA1 mutations outside the OCCR was lower (13.3%). Sixty percent of patients with gBRCA1 mutations outside the OCCR had a family history of breast cancer; the proportion of patients with a family history of breast cancer and gBRCA1 mutations within the OCCR was relatively lower (33.3%). Understanding the mutation locations may contribute to more accurate risk assessments of susceptible individuals and early detection of ovarian cancer among gBRCA mutation carriers.


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Proteína BRCA1/genética , Proteína BRCA2/genética , Predisposição Genética para Doença , Mutação , Neoplasias Ovarianas/epidemiologia , Neoplasias Ovarianas/genética , Adulto , Idoso , Estudos Transversais , Feminino , Estudos de Associação Genética , Testes Genéticos , Humanos , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Taxa de Mutação , Neoplasias Ovarianas/patologia , Prevalência , Adulto Jovem
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Mol Cell Proteomics ; 19(9): 1503-1522, 2020 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-616588

RESUMO

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread, thousands of scientists around the globe have changed research direction to understand better how the virus works and to find out how it may be tackled. The number of manuscripts on preprint servers is soaring and peer-reviewed publications using MS-based proteomics are beginning to emerge. To facilitate proteomic research on SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, this report presents deep-scale proteomes (10,000 proteins; >130,000 peptides) of common cell line models, notably Vero E6, Calu-3, Caco-2, and ACE2-A549 that characterize their protein expression profiles including viral entry factors such as ACE2 or TMPRSS2. Using the 9 kDa protein SRP9 and the breast cancer oncogene BRCA1 as examples, we show how the proteome expression data can be used to refine the annotation of protein-coding regions of the African green monkey and the Vero cell line genomes. Monitoring changes of the proteome on viral infection revealed widespread expression changes including transcriptional regulators, protease inhibitors, and proteins involved in innate immunity. Based on a library of 98 stable-isotope labeled synthetic peptides representing 11 SARS-CoV-2 proteins, we developed PRM (parallel reaction monitoring) assays for nano-flow and micro-flow LC-MS/MS. We assessed the merits of these PRM assays using supernatants of virus-infected Vero E6 cells and challenged the assays by analyzing two diagnostic cohorts of 24 (+30) SARS-CoV-2 positive and 28 (+9) negative cases. In light of the results obtained and including recent publications or manuscripts on preprint servers, we critically discuss the merits of MS-based proteomics for SARS-CoV-2 research and testing.


Assuntos
Betacoronavirus/genética , Infecções por Coronavirus/genética , Interações Hospedeiro-Patógeno/genética , Pneumonia Viral/genética , Proteômica/métodos , Proteínas Virais/genética , Células A549 , Sequência de Aminoácidos , Animais , Proteína BRCA1/genética , Proteína BRCA1/metabolismo , Betacoronavirus/patogenicidade , Células CACO-2 , Estudos de Casos e Controles , Chlorocebus aethiops , Infecções por Coronavirus/patologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/virologia , Regulação da Expressão Gênica , Ontologia Genética , Humanos , Indicadores e Reagentes , Anotação de Sequência Molecular , Fases de Leitura Aberta , Pandemias , Peptidil Dipeptidase A/genética , Peptidil Dipeptidase A/metabolismo , Pneumonia Viral/patologia , Pneumonia Viral/virologia , Proteômica/instrumentação , Serina Endopeptidases/genética , Serina Endopeptidases/metabolismo , Partícula de Reconhecimento de Sinal/genética , Partícula de Reconhecimento de Sinal/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais , Células Vero , Proteínas Virais/classificação , Proteínas Virais/metabolismo , Internalização do Vírus
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