Distinct Patterns of Somatic Mosaicism in the APC Gene in Neoplasms From Patients With Unexplained Adenomatous Polyposis
We investigated the presence and patterns of mosaicism in the APC gene in patients with colon neoplasms not associated with any other genetic variants; we performed deep sequence analysis of APC in at least 2 adenomas or carcinomas per patient. We identified mosaic variants in APC in adenomas from 9 of the 18 patients with 21 to approximately 100 adenomas. Mosaic variants of APC were variably detected in leukocyte DNA and/or non-neoplastic intestinal mucosa of these patients. In a comprehensive sequence analysis of 1 patient, we found no evidence for mosaicism in APC in non-neoplastic intestinal mucosa. One patient was found to carry a mosaic c.4666dupA APC variant in only 10 of 16 adenomas, indicating the importance of screening 2 or more adenomas for genetic variants.
|Keywords||colorectal carcinogenesis, mutation, unexplained polyposis, Wnt signaling|
|Persistent URL||dx.doi.org/10.1053/j.gastro.2016.10.040, hdl.handle.net/1765/95757|
Jansen, A.M.L. (Anne M.L.), Crobach, S, Geurts-Giele, W.R.R, van den Akker, B.E.W.M. (Brendy E.W.M.), Garcia, M.V. (Marina Ventayol), Ruano, D, … Morreau, H. (2017). Distinct Patterns of Somatic Mosaicism in the APC Gene in Neoplasms From Patients With Unexplained Adenomatous Polyposis. Gastroenterology, 152(3), 546–549.e3. doi:10.1053/j.gastro.2016.10.040