TNFAIP3 (A20) is a tumor suppressor gene in Hodgkin lymphoma and primary mediastinal B cell lymphoma

  • Proliferation and survival of Hodgkin and Reed/Sternberg (HRS) cells, the malignant cells of classical Hodgkin lymphoma (cHL), are dependent on constitutive activation of nuclear factor {kappa}B (NF-{kappa}B). NF-{kappa}B activation through various stimuli is negatively regulated by the zinc finger protein A20. To determine whether A20 contributes to the pathogenesis of cHL, we sequenced TNFAIP3, encoding A20, in HL cell lines and laser-microdissected HRS cells from cHL biopsies. We detected somatic mutations in 16 out of 36 cHLs (44%), including missense mutations in 2 out of 16 Epstein-Barr virus–positive (EBV+) cHLs and a missense mutation, nonsense mutations, and frameshift-causing insertions or deletions in 14 out of 20 EBV– cHLs. In most mutated cases, both TNFAIP3 alleles were inactivated, including frequent chromosomal deletions of TNFAIP3. Reconstitution of wild-type TNFAIP3 in A20-deficient cHL cell lines revealed a significant decrease in transcripts of selected NF-{kappa}B target genes and caused cytotoxicity. Extending the mutation analysis to primary mediastinal B cell lymphoma (PMBL), another lymphoma with constitutive NF-{kappa}B activity, revealed destructive mutations in 5 out of 14 PMBLs (36%). This report identifies TNFAIP3 (A20), a key regulator of NF-{kappa}B activity, as a novel tumor suppressor gene in cHL and PMBL. The significantly higher frequency of TNFAIP3 mutations in EBV– than EBV+ cHL suggests complementing functions of TNFAIP3 inactivation and EBV infection in cHL pathogenesis.

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Author:Roland Schmitz, Martin-Leo Hansmann, Verena Bohle, Jose Ignacio Martin-Subero, Sylvia HartmannGND, Gunhild Mechtersheimer, Wolfram Klapper, Inga Vater, Maciej Giefing, Stefan Gesk, Jens Stanelle, Reiner Siebert, Ralf Küppers
URN:urn:nbn:de:hebis:30-69857
DOI:https://doi.org/10.1084/jem.20090528
ISSN:0022-1007
ISSN:1540-9358
ISSN:1540-9538
Pubmed Id:https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/19380639
Parent Title (English):Journal of experimental medicine
Publisher:Rockefeller Univ. Press
Place of publication:New York, NY
Document Type:Article
Language:English
Year of Completion:2009
Date of first Publication:2009/04/20
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2009/10/20
Volume:206
Issue:5
Page Number:9
First Page:981
Last Page:989
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Source:The Journal of Experimental Medicine, Vol. 206, No. 5, 981-989 + Suppl. ; doi:10.1084/jem.20090528 ; http://www.jem.org/cgi/doi/10.1084/jem.20090528 ; Published online April 20, 2009
HeBIS-PPN:218284349
Institutes:Medizin / Medizin
Dewey Decimal Classification:6 Technik, Medizin, angewandte Wissenschaften / 61 Medizin und Gesundheit / 610 Medizin und Gesundheit
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