Genetic and epigenetic characterization of adenoid cystic carcinoma

Study ID Alternative Stable ID Type
EGAS00001001457 Other

Study Description

Translocation events are frequent in cancer and may create chimeric fusions or regulatory rearrangements that drive oncogene overexpression. Although regulatory rearrangements are increasingly recognized in hematopoietic and even solid tumors, the underlying mechanisms remain obscure. Here we identify super-enhancer translocations that drive overexpression of the oncogenic transcription factor MYB as a unifying theme in adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC). Whole genome sequencing data and chromatin state maps for 13 primary tumors and xenografts reveal distinct chromosomal rearrangements that juxtapose super-enhancer clusters to the MYB locus. Chromosome conformation capture confirms that the translocated enhancers physically interact with the MYB promoter. Remarkably, the MYB product itself binds to the translocated enhancers, thus creating a positive feedback loop that sustains its own expression. MYB also binds a large number of active enhancers that drive opposing regulatory programs in alternate cell lineages in ACC. MYB cooperates with the transcription factor TP63 in the ... (Show More)

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Whole genome sequences of ACC primagrafts, Histone modification maps and transcription factor binding maps for ACC primagrafts and primary tumors. Processed ChIP-seq data is available on GEO under accession number GSE76465.
Illumina HiSeq 2000,Illumina HiSeq 2500,Illumina MiSeq,NextSeq 500 58

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