Adult-type Granulosa Cell Tumour of the Ovary

Study ID Alternative Stable ID Type
EGAS00001005414 Other

Study Description

A recurrent mutation in FOXL2 (c.402C>G; p.C134W) is present in over 95% of adult-type granulosa cell tumours (AGCTs). In contrast, various loss-of-function mutations in FOXL2 lead to the development of blepharophimosis, ptosis and epicanthus inversus syndrome (BPES). BPES is characterized by an eyelid malformation often accompanied with primary ovarian insufficiency but not granulosa cell tumours. Two recent studies suggest that FOXL2 C402G is a gain or change-of-function mutation with altered DNA-binding specificity. Another study proposes that FOXL2 C402G is selectively targeted for degradation inducing somatic haploinsufficiency suggesting its role as a tumour suppressor. The latter study relies on data indicative of an FOXL2 allelic imbalance in AGCTs. Here we present RNA-seq data as genetic evidence that no real allelic imbalance is observed at the transcriptomic level in AGCTs. Additionally, there is no loss of protein expression in tumours harboring the mutated allele. These data and other features of this mutation as compared to other oncogenes and tumour suppressor ... (Show More)

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We analyzed 34 AGCTs (19 primary and 15 recurrent) and the KGN cell line by RNA-Seq. Our cohort comprised of 3 AGCTs WT for FOXL2, 28 heterozygous and 3 homo/hemizygous for the pathogenic variant. Fresh-frozen AGCTs were selected from OVCARE’s Gynecological Tissue Bank in Vancouver, Canada for bulk RNA-seq. RNA was extracted from frozen tissue and sections adjacent to the scrolls submitted for RNA-seq were stained with hematoxylin and eosin (H&E) to evaluate tumour cell purity. Cases with ... (Show More)
Illumina HiSeq 2500 35

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