Integrative genomic analysis identifies key pathogenic mechanisms in primary mediastinal large B-cell lymphoma

Study ID Alternative Stable ID Type
EGAS00001003746 Other

Study Description

Primary mediastinal large B-cell lymphoma (PMBL) represents a clinically and pathologically distinct subtype of large B-cell lymphomas. Furthermore, molecular studies, including global gene expression profiling, have provided evidence that PMBL is more closely related to classical Hodgkin lymphoma (cHL). Although targeted sequencing studies have revealed a number of mutations involved in PMBL pathogenesis, a comprehensive description of disease-associated genetic alterations and perturbed pathways is still lacking. Here, we performed whole-exome sequencing of 95 PMBL tumors to inform on oncogenic driver genes and recurrent copy number alterations. The integration of somatic gene mutations with gene expression signatures provides further insights into genotype-phenotype interrelation in PMBL. We identified highly recurrent oncogenic mutations in the JAK-STAT and NF-kB pathways, and provide additional evidence of the importance of immune evasion in PMBL (CIITA, CD58, B2M, CD274, PDCD1LG2). Our analyses highlight the IRF-pathway as a putative novel hallmark with frequent alterations ... (Show More)

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Whole-exome sequencing for 95 PMBCL cases (including 21 with matching normal DNA) was performed using a targeted capture approach with the SureSelect Human All Exon V6+UTR bait (Agilent Technologies) followed by massively parallel sequencing of enriched fragments on the HiSeq2500 platform (Illumina). Five libraries were pooled per lane and a 125bp paired-end mode was used. Tumor and normal DNA samples were sequenced to an average of 115X (SD 24X). All reads were aligned to the human reference ... (Show More)

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