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Mutant U2AF1 Expression Alters Hematopoiesis and Pre-mRNA Splicing In Vivo.

Overview of attention for article published in Cancer Cell, November 2015
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Mutant U2AF1 Expression Alters Hematopoiesis and Pre-mRNA Splicing In Vivo.
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Cancer Cell, November 2015
DOI 10.1016/j.ccell.2015.04.008
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Shirai, Cara Lunn, Ley, James N, White, Brian S, Kim, Sanghyun, Tibbitts, Justin, Shao, Jin, Ndonwi, Matthew, Wadugu, Brian, Duncavage, Eric J, Okeyo-Owuor, Theresa, Liu, Tuoen, Griffith, Malachi, McGrath, Sean, Magrini, Vincent, Fulton, Robert S, Fronick, Catrina, O'Laughlin, Michelle, Graubert, Timothy A, Walter, Matthew J, Cara Lunn Shirai, James N. Ley, Brian S. White, Sanghyun Kim, Justin Tibbitts, Jin Shao, Matthew Ndonwi, Brian Wadugu, Eric J. Duncavage, Theresa Okeyo-Owuor, Tuoen Liu, Malachi Griffith, Sean McGrath, Vincent Magrini, Robert S. Fulton, Catrina Fronick, Michelle O’Laughlin, Timothy A. Graubert, Matthew J. Walter


Heterozygous somatic mutations in the spliceosome gene U2AF1 occur in ∼11% of patients with myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), the most common adult myeloid malignancy. It is unclear how these mutations contribute to disease. We examined in vivo hematopoietic consequences of the most common U2AF1 mutation using a doxycycline-inducible transgenic mouse model. Mice expressing mutant U2AF1(S34F) display altered hematopoiesis and changes in pre-mRNA splicing in hematopoietic progenitor cells by whole transcriptome analysis (RNA-seq). Integration with human RNA-seq datasets determined that common mutant U2AF1-induced splicing alterations are enriched in RNA processing genes, ribosomal genes, and recurrently mutated MDS and acute myeloid leukemia-associated genes. These findings support the hypothesis that mutant U2AF1 alters downstream gene isoform expression, thereby contributing to abnormal hematopoiesis in patients with MDS.

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Country Count As %
Germany 2 2%
United Kingdom 2 2%
United States 2 2%
Japan 1 <1%
Austria 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Unknown 100 92%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 37 34%
Researcher 30 28%
Student > Master 10 9%
Professor 6 6%
Other 6 6%
Other 20 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 43 39%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 29 27%
Medicine and Dentistry 22 20%
Unspecified 7 6%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 2%
Other 6 6%

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