Molecular and functional profiling of plasmablastic lymphoma
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Plasmablastic lymphoma (PBL) represents a rare and aggressive lymphoma subtype frequently associated with immunosuppression. Clinically, patients with PBL are characterized by poor outcome. The current understanding of the molecular pathogenesis is limited. A hallmark of PBL represents its plasmacytic differentiation with loss of B-cell markers and, in 60% of cases, its association with Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). Roughly 50% of PBLs harbor a MYC translocation. Here, we provide a comprehensive integrated genomic analysis using whole exome sequencing (WES) and genome-wide copy number determination in a large cohort of 96 primary PBL samples. We identify alterations activating the RAS-RAF, JAK-STAT, and NOTCH pathways as well as frequent high-level amplifications in MCL1 and IRF4. The functional impact of these alterations is assessed using an unbiased shRNA screen in a PBL model. These analyses identify the IRF4 and JAK-STAT pathways as promising molecular targets to improve outcome of PBL patients.
Study Datasets 2 datasets.
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1 cell line and 123 patient samples including 38 normal (22 paired normal and 16 unpaired), 85 tumor-initial, FASTQ file types, Agilent SureSelect Human All Exon V6 Kit
|Illumina HiSeq 2500||124|
1 cell line and 82 Oncoscan SNP tumor initial samples, zipped Affymetrix CEL file types, Oncoscan CNV FFPE Assay Kit, Thermo Fisher Scientific GeneChipTM Scanner 3000 7G
|Affymetrix, Thermo Fisher Scientific||85|
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