Molecular and functional profiling of plasmablastic lymphoma

Study ID Alternative Stable ID Type
EGAS00001004659 Other

Study Description

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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Dataset ID Description Technology Samples
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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