Notch1 is a frequent mutational target in chemically induced lymphoma in mouse
2008 (English)In: International Journal of Cancer, ISSN 0020-7136, Vol. 123, no 11, 2720-2724 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Activating Notch1 mutations have been reported in human T-lineage acute lymphoblastic leukemia (T-ALL) and lymphomas from genetically modified mice. We report that Notch1 is a prevalent and major mutational target in chemically induced mouse lymphoma. The regions of the gene that are frequently mutated are the hterodimerization domain and the N-terminal ligand-binding region, important for protein stability, and (he polypeptide rich in proline, glutamate, serine and threonine WEST) domains, which is critical for protein degradation. Another gene, CDC4, is also involved in Notch1 degradation and shows frequent mutations. Mutations in the heterodimerization and the ligand-binding regions may cause ligand-independent signaling. whereas mutations preventing protein degradation result in accumulation of intracellular Notch1. We analyzed 103 chemical-induced mouse lymphomas for mutations in the Notch1 gene using single strand conformation analysis (SSCA) and DNA sequencing. Genetic alterations resulting in premature truncation of Notch I were identified in 28 tumors, whereas 8 revealed alterations in the heterodimerization and 16 harbored deletions in the ligand-binding region. Dideoxycytidine-induced lymphomas displayed the highest frequency of Notch1 mutations (49%). whereas in butadiene- and phenolphthalein-indced tumors showed lower frequencies (26 10%, respectively). In total, 26 novel and 3 previously reported mutations were detected. This report shows that Notch1 is a prevalent and major mtational target for 2,3-dideoxycytidine and butadiene-induced lymphoma..
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2008. Vol. 123, no 11, 2720-2724 p.
TAN-1, hN1, butadiene, dideoxycytidine, phenolphthalein
National CategoryMedical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-16112DOI: 10.1002/ijc.23832OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-16112DiVA: diva2:133192