Present address: Florian Wagner, ATLAS Biolabs GmbH, Berlin, Germany.
GeneChip analyses point to novel pathogenetic mechanisms in mantle cell lymphoma
Article first published online: 11 NOV 2008
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British Journal of Haematology
Volume 144, Issue 3, pages 317–331, February 2009
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Vater, I., Wagner, F., Kreuz, M., Berger, H., Martín-Subero, J. I., Pott, C., Martinez-Climent, J. A., Klapper, W., Krause, K., Dyer, M. J. S., Gesk, S., Harder, L., Zamo, A., Dreyling, M., Hasenclever, D., Arnold, N. and Siebert, R. (2009), GeneChip analyses point to novel pathogenetic mechanisms in mantle cell lymphoma. British Journal of Haematology, 144: 317–331. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2141.2008.07443.x
- Issue published online: 16 JAN 2009
- Article first published online: 11 NOV 2008
- Received 25 July 2008; accepted for publication 3 September 2008
- mantle cell lymphoma;
- single nucleotide polymorphisms;
- microtubule-associated proteins;
- partial uniparental disomy
The translocation t(11;14)(q13;q32) is the genetic hallmark of mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) but is not sufficient for inducing lymphomagenesis. Here we performed genome-wide 100K GeneChip Mapping in 26 t(11;14)-positive MCL and six MCL cell lines. Partial uniparental disomy (pUPD) was shown to be a recurrent chromosomal event not only in MCL cell lines but also in primary MCL. Remarkably, pUPD affected recurrent targets of deletion like 11q, 13q and 17p. Moreover, we identified 12 novel regions of recurrent gain and loss as well as 12 high-level amplifications and eight homozygously deleted regions hitherto undescribed in MCL. Interestingly, GeneChip analyses identified different genes, encoding proteins involved in microtubule dynamics, such as MAP2, MAP6 and TP53, as targets for chromosomal aberration in MCL. Further investigation, including mutation analyses, fluorescence in situ hybridisation as well as epigenetic and expression studies, revealed additional aberrations frequently affecting these genes. In total, 19 of 20 MCL cases, which were subjected to genetic and epigenetic analyses, and five of six MCL cell lines harboured at least one aberration in MAP2, MAP6 or TP53. These findings provide evidence that alterations of microtubule dynamics might be one of the critical events in MCL lymphomagenesis contributing to chromosomal instability.