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Eric J Duncavage, Adam Bagg, Robert P Hasserjian, Courtney D DiNardo, Lucy A Godley, Ilaria Iacobucci, Siddhartha Jaiswal, Luca Malcovati, Alessandro M Vannucchi 9, Keyur P Patel, Daniel A Arber, Maria E Arcila, Rafael Bejar, Nancy Berliner, Michael J Borowitz, Susan Branford, Anna L Brown, Catherine A Cargo, Hartmut Döhner, Brunangelo Falini, Guillermo Garcia-Manero, Torsten Haferlach, Eva Hellström-Lindberg, Annette S Kim, Jeffery M Klco, Rami S Komrokji, Mignon L Loh, Sanam Loghavi, Charles G Mullighan, Seishi Ogawa, Ayalew Tefferi, Elli Papaemmanuil, Andreas Reiter, David Morrall Ross, Michael R Savona, Akiko Shimamura, Radek C Skoda, Francesc Sole, Richard M Stone, Attilio Orazi, Matthew J Walter, David Wu, Benjamin L Ebert, Mario Cazzola

Genomic Profiling for Clinical Decision Making in Myeloid Neoplasms and Acute Leukemia

Blood 21 Sep 2022, .
Myeloid neoplasms and acute leukemias derive from the clonal expansion of hematopoietic cells driven by somatic gene mutations. While assessment of morphology plays a crucial role in the diagnostic evaluation of patients with these malignancies, genomic characterization has become increasingly important for accurate diagnosis, risk assessment, and therapeutic decision making. Conventional cytogenetics, a comprehensive and unbiased method for assessing chromosomal abnormalities, has been the mainstay of genomic testing over the last several decades and remains relevant today. However, more recent advances in sequencing technology have increased our ability to detect somatic mutations through the use of targeted gene panels, whole exome sequencing (WES), whole genome sequencing (WGS), and whole transcriptome sequencing (WTS) or RNAseq. In patients with myeloid neoplasms, whole-genome sequencing represents a potential replacement for both conventional cytogenetic and sequencing approaches, providing rapid and accurate comprehensive genomic profiling. DNA sequencing methods are employed not only for detecting somatically acquired gene mutations, but also for identifying germline gene mutations associated with inherited predisposition to hematologic neoplasms. The 2022 International Consensus Classification (ICC) of myeloid neoplasms and acute leukemias makes extensive use of genomic data. This report aims to help physicians and laboratorians implement genomic testing for diagnosis, risk stratification, and clinical decision making and illustrates the potential of genomic profiling for enabling personalized medicine in patients with these hematologic neoplasms.
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Cuartero S, Stik G, Stadhouders R

Three-dimensional genome organization in immune cell fate and function.

Nat Rev Immunol 20 Sep 2022, . Epub 20 Sep 2022
Immune cell development and activation demand the precise and coordinated control of transcriptional programmes. Three-dimensional (3D) organization of the genome has emerged as an important regulator of chromatin state, transcriptional activity and cell identity by facilitating or impeding long-range genomic interactions among regulatory elements and genes. Chromatin folding thus enables cell type-specific and stimulus-specific transcriptional responses to extracellular signals, which are essential for the control of immune cell fate, for inflammatory responses and for generating a diverse repertoire of antigen receptor specificities. Here, we review recent findings connecting 3D genome organization to the control of immune cell differentiation and function, and discuss how alterations in genome folding may lead to immune dysfunction and malignancy.
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Winkler R, Mägdefrau AS, Piskor EM, Kleemann M, Beyer M, Linke K, Hansen L, Schaffer AM, Hoffmann ME, Poepsel S, Heyd F, Beli P, Möröy T, Mahboobi S, Krämer OH, Kosan C

Targeting the MYC interaction network in B-cell lymphoma via histone deacetylase 6 inhibition.

Oncogene 6 Sep 2022, . Epub 6 Sep 2022
Overexpression of MYC is a genuine cancer driver in lymphomas and related to poor prognosis. However, therapeutic targeting of the transcription factor MYC remains challenging. Here, we show that inhibition of the histone deacetylase 6 (HDAC6) using the HDAC6 inhibitor Marbostat-100 (M-100) reduces oncogenic MYC levels and prevents lymphomagenesis in a mouse model of MYC-induced aggressive B-cell lymphoma. M-100 specifically alters protein-protein interactions by switching the acetylation state of HDAC6 substrates, such as tubulin. Tubulin facilitates nuclear import of MYC, and MYC-dependent B-cell lymphoma cells rely on continuous import of MYC due to its high turn-over. Acetylation of tubulin impairs this mechanism and enables proteasomal degradation of MYC. M-100 targets almost exclusively B-cell lymphoma cells with high levels of MYC whereas non-tumor cells are not affected. M-100 induces massive apoptosis in human and murine MYC-overexpressing B-cell lymphoma cells. We identified the heat-shock protein DNAJA3 as an interactor of tubulin in an acetylation-dependent manner and overexpression of DNAJA3 resulted in a pronounced degradation of MYC. We propose a mechanism by which DNAJA3 associates with hyperacetylated tubulin in the cytoplasm to control MYC turnover. Taken together, our data demonstrate a beneficial role of HDAC6 inhibition in MYC-dependent B-cell lymphoma.
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Guil S, Esteller M

PRC2 Loss and DNMT Inhibition Boost Viral Mimicry in Cancer.

Cancer Discov 2 Sep 2022, 12 (9) 2020-2022.
In this issue of Cancer Discovery, Patel and colleagues explore the synergistic lethality of PRC2 inactivation and DNMT inhibition in malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor cells. Reactivation of retrotransposons under this dual control suggests that the viral mimicry response contributes to enhanced cytotoxicity with potential clinical implications. See related article by Patel et al., p. 2120 (5).
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R. S. Joshi, M. Rigau, C.A. García-Prieto, M. Castro de Moura, D. Piñeyro, S. Moran, V. Davalos, P. Carrion, M. Ferrando-Bernal, I. Olalde, C. Lalueza-Fox, A. Navarro, C. Fernández-Tena, D. Aspandi, F. M. Sukno, X. Binefa, A. Valencia, M. Esteller

Look-alike humans identified by facial recognition algorithms show genetic similarities

Cell Reports 30 Ago 2022, .
The human face is one of the most visible features of our unique identity as individuals. Interestingly, mono-zygotic twins share almost identical facial traits and the same DNA sequence but could exhibit differences in other biometrical parameters. The expansion of the world wide web and the possibility to exchange pictures of humans across the planet has increased the number of people identified online as virtual twins or doubles that are not family related. Herein, we have characterized in detail a set of ‘‘look-alike’’ humans, defined by facial recognition algorithms, for their multiomics landscape. We report that these individuals share similar genotypes and differ in their DNA methylation and microbiome landscape. These results not only provide in-sights about the genetics that determine our face but also might have implications for the establishment of other human anthropometric properties and even personality characteristics.
M Graupera, A Angulo-Urarte

When, where and which PIK3CA mutations are pathogenic in congenital disorders

Nature Cardiovascular Research 8 Ago 2022, 2022 . Epub 8 Ago 2022
PIK3CA encodes the class I PI3Kα isoform and is frequently mutated in cancer. Activating mutations in PIK3CA also cause a range of congenital disorders featuring asymmetric tissue overgrowth, known as the PIK3CA-related overgrowth spectrum (PROS), with frequent vascular involvement. In PROS, PIK3CA mutations arise postzygotically, during embryonic development, leading to a mosaic body pattern distribution resulting in a variety of phenotypic features. A clear skewed pattern of overgrowth favoring some mesoderm-derived and ectoderm-derived tissues is observed but not understood. Here, we summarize our current knowledge of the determinants of PIK3CA-related pathogenesis in PROS, including intrinsic factors such as cell lineage susceptibility and PIK3CA variant bias, and extrinsic factors, which refers to environmental modifiers. We also include a section on PIK3CA-related vascular malformations given that the vasculature is frequently affected in PROS. Increasing our biological understanding of PIK3CA mutations in PROS will contribute toward unraveling the onset and progression of these conditions and ultimately impact on their treatment. Given that PIK3CA mutations are similar in PROS and cancer, deeper insights into one will also inform about the other.
Adema V, Ma F, Kanagal-Shamanna R, Thongon N, Montalban-Bravo G, Yang H, Peslak SA, Wang F, Acha P, Sole F, Lockyer P, Cassari M, Maciejewski JP, Visconte V, Ganan-Gomez I, Song Y, Bueso-Ramos C, Pellegrini M, Tan TM, Bejar R, Carew JS, Halene S, Santini V, Al-Atrash G, Clise-Dwyer K, Garcia-Manero G, Blobel GA, Colla S

Targeting the EIF2AK1 signaling pathway rescues red blood cell production in SF3B1-mutant myelodysplastic syndromes with ringed sideroblasts.

Blood Cancer Discov 4 Ago 2022, . Epub 4 Ago 2022
SF3B1 mutations, which occur in 20% of patients with myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), are the hallmarks of a specific MDS subtype, MDS with ringed sideroblasts (MDS-RS), which is characterized by the accumulation of erythroid precursors in the bone marrow and primarily affects the elderly population. Here, using single-cell technologies and functional validation studies of primary SF3B1-mutant MDS-RS samples, we show that SF3B1 mutations lead to the activation of the EIF2AK1 pathway in response to heme deficiency and that targeting this pathway rescues aberrant erythroid differentiation and enables the red blood cell maturation of MDS-RS erythroblasts. These data support the development of EIF2AK1 inhibitors to overcome transfusion dependency in patients with SF3B1-mutant MDS-RS with impaired red blood cell production.
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Lucas Pontel, Alberto Bueno-Costa, Agustín E. Morellato, Juliana Carvalho Santos, Gaël Roué, Manel Esteller

Acute lymphoblastic leukemia necessitates GSH-dependent ferroptosis defenses to overcome FSP1-epigenetic silencing

Redox Biology 31 Jul 2022, 2022 (102408) 2213-2317. Epub 31 Jul 2022
Ferroptosis is a form of cell death triggered by phospholipid hydroperoxides (PLOOH) generated from the iron-dependent oxidation of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs). To prevent ferroptosis, cells rely on the antioxidant glutathione (GSH), which serves as cofactor of the glutathione peroxidase 4 (GPX4) for the neutralization of PLOOHs. Some cancer cells can also limit ferroptosis through a GSH-independent axis, centered mainly on the ferroptosis suppressor protein 1 (FSP1). The significance of these two anti-ferroptosis pathways is still poorly understood in cancers from hematopoietic origin. Here, we report that blood-derived cancer cells are selectively sensitive to compounds that block the GSH-dependent anti-ferroptosis axis. In T and B acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) cell lines and patient biopsies, the promoter of the gene coding for FSP1 is hypermethylated, silencing the expression of FSP1 and creating a selective dependency on GSH-centered anti-ferroptosis defenses. In-trans expression of FSP1 increases the resistance of leukemic cells to compounds targeting the GSH-dependent anti-ferroptosis pathway. FSP1 over-expression also favors ALL-tumor growth in an in vivo chick chorioallantoic membrane (CAM) model. Hence, our results reveal a metabolic vulnerability of ALL that might be of therapeutic interest.
Azagra A, Meler A, de Barrios O, Tomás-Daza L, Collazo O, Monterde B, Obiols M, Rovirosa L, Vila-Casadesús M, Cabrera-Pasadas M, Gusi-Vives M, Graf T, Varela I, Sardina JL, Javierre BM, Parra M

The HDAC7-TET2 epigenetic axis is essential during early B lymphocyte development.

Nucleic Acids Res 29 Jul 2022, . Epub 29 Jul 2022
Correct B cell identity at each stage of cellular differentiation during B lymphocyte development is critically dependent on a tightly controlled epigenomic landscape. We previously identified HDAC7 as an essential regulator of early B cell development and its absence leads to a drastic block at the pro-B to pre-B cell transition. More recently, we demonstrated that HDAC7 loss in pro-B-ALL in infants associates with a worse prognosis. Here we delineate the molecular mechanisms by which HDAC7 modulates early B cell development. We find that HDAC7 deficiency drives global chromatin de-condensation, histone marks deposition and deregulates other epigenetic regulators and mobile elements. Specifically, the absence of HDAC7 induces TET2 expression, which promotes DNA 5-hydroxymethylation and chromatin de-condensation. HDAC7 deficiency also results in the aberrant expression of microRNAs and LINE-1 transposable elements. These findings shed light on the mechanisms by which HDAC7 loss or misregulation may lead to B cell-based hematological malignancies.
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Robles-Rebollo I, Cuartero S, Canellas-Socias A, Wells S, Karimi MM, Mereu E, Chivu AG, Heyn H, Whilding C, Dormann D, Marguerat S, Rioja I, Prinjha RK, Stumpf MPH, Fisher AG, Merkenschlager M

Cohesin couples transcriptional bursting probabilities of inducible enhancers and promoters.

Nat Commun 27 Jul 2022, 13 (1) 4342. Epub 27 Jul 2022
Innate immune responses rely on inducible gene expression programmes which, in contrast to steady-state transcription, are highly dependent on cohesin. Here we address transcriptional parameters underlying this cohesin-dependence by single-molecule RNA-FISH and single-cell RNA-sequencing. We show that inducible innate immune genes are regulated predominantly by an increase in the probability of active transcription, and that probabilities of enhancer and promoter transcription are coordinated. Cohesin has no major impact on the fraction of transcribed inducible enhancers, or the number of mature mRNAs produced per transcribing cell. Cohesin is, however, required for coupling the probabilities of enhancer and promoter transcription. Enhancer-promoter coupling may not be explained by spatial proximity alone, and at the model locus Il12b can be disrupted by selective inhibition of the cohesinopathy-associated BET bromodomain BD2. Our data identify discrete steps in enhancer-mediated inducible gene expression that differ in cohesin-dependence, and suggest that cohesin and BD2 may act on shared pathways.
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