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Frequent mutation of histone-modifying genes in non-Hodgkin lymphoma

Overview of attention for article published in Nature, July 2011
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Frequent mutation of histone-modifying genes in non-Hodgkin lymphoma
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Nature, July 2011
DOI 10.1038/nature10351
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Ryan D. Morin, Maria Mendez-Lago, Andrew J. Mungall, Rodrigo Goya, Karen L. Mungall, Richard D. Corbett, Nathalie A. Johnson, Tesa M. Severson, Readman Chiu, Matthew Field, Shaun Jackman, Martin Krzywinski, David W. Scott, Diane L. Trinh, Jessica Tamura-Wells, Sa Li, Marlo R. Firme, Sanja Rogic, Malachi Griffith, Susanna Chan, Oleksandr Yakovenko, Irmtraud M. Meyer, Eric Y. Zhao, Duane Smailus, Michelle Moksa, Suganthi Chittaranjan, Lisa Rimsza, Angela Brooks-Wilson, John J. Spinelli, Susana Ben-Neriah, Barbara Meissner, Bruce Woolcock, Merrill Boyle, Helen McDonald, Angela Tam, Yongjun Zhao, Allen Delaney, Thomas Zeng, Kane Tse, Yaron Butterfield, Inanç Birol, Rob Holt, Jacqueline Schein, Douglas E. Horsman, Richard Moore, Steven J. M. Jones, Joseph M. Connors, Martin Hirst, Randy D. Gascoyne, Marco A. Marra, Morin RD, Mendez-Lago M, Mungall AJ, Goya R, Mungall KL, Corbett RD, Johnson NA, Severson TM, Chiu R, Field M, Jackman S, Krzywinski M, Scott DW, Trinh DL, Tamura-Wells J, Li S, Firme MR, Rogic S, Griffith M, Chan S, Yakovenko O, Meyer IM, Zhao EY, Smailus D, Moksa M, Chittaranjan S, Rimsza L, Brooks-Wilson A, Spinelli JJ, Ben-Neriah S, Meissner B, Woolcock B, Boyle M, McDonald H, Tam A, Zhao Y, Delaney A, Zeng T, Tse K, Butterfield Y, Birol I, Holt R, Schein J, Horsman DE, Moore R, Jones SJ, Connors JM, Hirst M, Gascoyne RD, Marra MA


Follicular lymphoma (FL) and diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) are the two most common non-Hodgkin lymphomas (NHLs). Here we sequenced tumour and matched normal DNA from 13 DLBCL cases and one FL case to identify genes with mutations in B-cell NHL. We analysed RNA-seq data from these and another 113 NHLs to identify genes with candidate mutations, and then re-sequenced tumour and matched normal DNA from these cases to confirm 109 genes with multiple somatic mutations. Genes with roles in histone modification were frequent targets of somatic mutation. For example, 32% of DLBCL and 89% of FL cases had somatic mutations in MLL2, which encodes a histone methyltransferase, and 11.4% and 13.4% of DLBCL and FL cases, respectively, had mutations in MEF2B, a calcium-regulated gene that cooperates with CREBBP and EP300 in acetylating histones. Our analysis suggests a previously unappreciated disruption of chromatin biology in lymphomagenesis.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 12 2%
United Kingdom 9 2%
Germany 8 1%
Canada 5 <1%
Netherlands 4 <1%
Denmark 3 <1%
China 3 <1%
France 2 <1%
Italy 2 <1%
Other 9 2%
Unknown 480 89%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 158 29%
Student > Ph. D. Student 142 26%
Student > Master 52 10%
Professor > Associate Professor 39 7%
Student > Bachelor 30 6%
Other 116 22%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 286 53%
Medicine and Dentistry 140 26%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 66 12%
Computer Science 8 1%
Chemistry 8 1%
Other 29 5%

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