<p>In Uveal Melanoma (UM), an inflammatory phenotype is strongly associated with the development of metastases and with chromosome 3/BAP1 expression loss. As an increased expression of several Histone Deacetylases (HDACs) was associated with loss of chromosome 3, this suggested that HDAC expression might also be related to inflammation. We analyzed HDAC expression and the presence of leukocytes by mRNA expression in two sets of UM (Leiden and TCGA) and determined the T lymphocyte fraction through ddPCR. Four UM cell lines were treated with IFNγ (50IU, 200IU). Quantitative PCR (qPCR) was used for mRNA measurement of HDACs in cultured cells. In both cohorts (Leiden and TCGA), a positive correlation occurred between expression of HDACs 1, 3 and 8 and the presence of a T-cell infiltrate, while expression of HDACs 2 and 11 was negatively correlated with the presence of tumor-infiltrating macrophages. Stimulation of UM cell lines with IFNγ induced an increase in HDACs 1, 4, 5, 7 and 8 in two out of four UM cell lines. We conclude that the observed positive correlations between HDAC expression and chromosome 3/BAP1 loss may be related to the presence of infiltrating T cells.</p>

doi.org/10.3390/cancers13164146, hdl.handle.net/1765/135831
Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam

Zahra Souri, Aart G. Jochemsen, Annemijn P.A. Wierenga, Wilma G.M. Kroes, R.M. (Rob) Verdijk, Pieter A. van der Velden, … Martine J. Jager. (2021). Expression of hdacs 1, 3 and 8 is upregulated in the presence of infiltrating lymphocytes in uveal melanoma. Cancers, 13(16). doi:10.3390/cancers13164146