Rare Germline Mutations Identified by Targeted Next-Generation Sequencing of Susceptibility Genes in Pheochromocytoma and Paraganglioma
2014 (English)In: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, ISSN 0021-972X, E-ISSN 1945-7197, Vol. 99, no 7, E1352-E1360 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Context: Pheochromocytomas and paragangliomas have a highly diverse genetic background, with a third of the cases carrying a germline mutation in 1 of 14 identified genes. Objective: This study aimed to evaluate next-generation sequencing for more efficient genetic testing of pheochromocytoma and paraganglioma and to establish germline and somatic mutation frequencies for all known susceptibility genes. Design: A targeted next-generation sequencing approach on an Illumina MiSeq instrument was used for a mutation analysis in 86 unselected pheochromocytoma and paraganglioma tumor samples. The study included the genes EGLN1, EPAS1, KIF1B beta, MAX, MEN1, NF1, RET, SDHA, SDHB, SDHC, SDHD, SDHAF2, TMEM127, and VHL. Results were verified in tumor and constitutional DNA with Sanger sequencing. Results: In all cases with clinical syndromes or known germline mutations, a mutation was detected in the expected gene. Among 68 nonfamilial tumors, 32 mutations were identified in 28 of the samples (41%), including germline mutations in EGLN1, KIF1B beta, SDHA, SDHB, and TMEM127 and somatic mutations in EPAS1, KIF1B beta, MAX, NF1, RET, and VHL, including one double monoallelic EPAS1 mutation. Conclusions: Targeted next-generation sequencing proved to be fast and cost effective for the genetic analysis of pheochromocytoma and paraganglioma. More than half of the tumors harbored mutations in the investigated genes. Notably, 7% of the apparently sporadic cases carried germline mutations, highlighting the importance of comprehensive genetic testing. KIF1B beta, which previously has not been investigated in a large cohort, appears to be an equally important tumor suppressor as MAX and TMEM127 and could be considered for genetic testing of these patients.
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Endocrine Society , 2014. Vol. 99, no 7, E1352-E1360 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-111616DOI: 10.1210/jc.2013-4375ISI: 000342341000026PubMedID: 24694336OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-111616DiVA: diva2:758480
Funding Agencies|University of Linkoping; LiU Cancer Network; Swedish Research Council; Cancer Society in Stockholm; Swedish Cancer Society; StratCan at Karolinska Institutet; Genetics Services Unit at the Wisconsin National Primate Research Center [P51RR000167/P51OD011106]2014-10-272014-10-272015-03-04