Transcriptome Analysis of Malignant Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumor-like Melanoma
Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor (MPNST)-like melanoma is a rare malignancy with overlapping characteristics of both neural sarcoma and melanoma. The genomics of MPNST-like melanoma have not been previously described. In this study, we performed whole transcriptome sequencing analysis in 8 samples from 6 patients diagnosed with MPNST-like melanoma. In correlation with deletion ofxa0SERPINB4xa0in all our samples, there was noxa0SERPINB4xa0mRNA expression in our cohort, suggesting a potential tumor-suppressor role of SERPINB4 in MPNST-like melanomas.xa0HRAS, a gene uncommonly mutated in cutaneous melanomas, was mutated in 2 patients, but with no increased mRNA expression.xa0BRAFxa0mRNA expression, resultant from an atypicalxa0BRAFxa0mutation, was increased in association with an inactivatingxa0NF1xa0mutation. Our data demonstrate the role of alternative mechanisms of RAS pathway activation in MPNST-like melanomas and suggest the potential role of other molecular pathways in its carcinogenesis.
- 7 samples
- DAC: EGAC00001000912
- Technology: unspecified
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