Appraising the relevance of DNA copy number loss and gain in prostate cancer using whole genome DNA sequence data Journal Article


Authors: Camacho, N.; Van Loo, P.; Edwards, S.; Kay, J. D.; Matthews, L.; Haase, K.; Clark, J.; Dennis, N.; Thomas, S.; Kremeyer, B.; Zamora, J.; Butler, A. P.; Gundem, G.; Merson, S.; Luxton, H.; Hawkins, S.; Ghori, M.; Marsden, L.; Lambert, A.; Karaszi, K.; Pelvender, G.; Massie, C. E.; Kote-Jarai, Z.; Raine, K.; Jones, D.; Howat, W. J.; Hazell, S.; Livni, N.; Fisher, C.; Ogden, C.; Kumar, P.; Thompson, A.; Nicol, D.; Mayer, E.; Dudderidge, T.; Yu, Y.; Zhang, H.; Shah, N. C.; Gnanapragasam, V. J.; The CRUK-ICGC Prostate Group; Isaacs, W.; Visakorpi, T.; Hamdy, F.; Berney, D.; Verrill, C.; Warren, A. Y.; Wedge, D. C.; Lynch, A. G.; Foster, C. S.; Lu, Y. J.; Bova, G. S.; Whitaker, H. C.; McDermott, U.; Neal, D. E.; Eeles, R.; Cooper, C. S.; Brewer, D. S.
Article Title: Appraising the relevance of DNA copy number loss and gain in prostate cancer using whole genome DNA sequence data
Abstract: A variety of models have been proposed to explain regions of recurrent somatic copy number alteration (SCNA) in human cancer. Our study employs Whole Genome DNA Sequence (WGS) data from tumor samples (n = 103) to comprehensively assess the role of the Knudson two hit genetic model in SCNA generation in prostate cancer. 64 recurrent regions of loss and gain were detected, of which 28 were novel, including regions of loss with more than 15% frequency at Chr4p15.2-p15.1 (15.53%), Chr6q27 (16.50%) and Chr18q12.3 (17.48%). Comprehensive mutation screens of genes, lincRNA encoding sequences, control regions and conserved domains within SCNAs demonstrated that a two-hit genetic model was supported in only a minor proportion of recurrent SCNA losses examined (15/40). We found that recurrent breakpoints and regions of inversion often occur within Knudson model SCNAs, leading to the identification of ZNF292 as a target gene for the deletion at 6q14.3-q15 and NKX3.1 as a two-hit target at 8p21.3-p21.2. The importance of alterations of lincRNA sequences was illustrated by the identification of a novel mutational hotspot at the KCCAT42, FENDRR, CAT1886 and STCAT2 loci at the 16q23.1-q24.3 loss. Our data confirm that the burden of SCNAs is predictive of biochemical recurrence, define nine individual regions that are associated with relapse, and highlight the possible importance of ion channel and G-protein coupled-receptor (GPCR) pathways in cancer development. We concluded that a two-hit genetic model accounts for about one third of SCNA indicating that mechanisms, such haploinsufficiency and epigenetic inactivation, account for the remaining SCNA losses. © 2017 Camacho et al.
Keywords: gene deletion; genetics; sequence deletion; allele; alleles; pathology; prostatic neoplasms; prostatectomy; human genome; genomics; dna sequence; genome, human; sequence analysis, dna; dna copy number variations; copy number variation; high throughput sequencing; high-throughput nucleotide sequencing; humans; human; male; long untranslated rna; rna, long noncoding
Journal Title: PLoS Genetics
Volume: 13
Issue: 9
ISSN: 1553-7390
Publisher: Public Library of Science  
Date Published: 2017-09-25
Start Page: e1007001
Language: English
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1007001
PUBMED: 28945760
PROVIDER: scopus
PMCID: PMC5628936
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Notes: Article -- Export Date: 2 November 2017 -- Source: Scopus
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