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Genomic landscape of liposarcoma.

  • Author(s): Kanojia, Deepika
  • Nagata, Yasunobu
  • Garg, Manoj
  • Lee, Dhong Hyun
  • Sato, Aiko
  • Yoshida, Kenichi
  • Sato, Yusuke
  • Sanada, Masashi
  • Mayakonda, Anand
  • Bartenhagen, Christoph
  • Klein, Hans-Ulrich
  • Doan, Ngan B
  • Said, Jonathan W
  • Mohith, S
  • Gunasekar, Swetha
  • Shiraishi, Yuichi
  • Chiba, Kenichi
  • Tanaka, Hiroko
  • Miyano, Satoru
  • Myklebost, Ola
  • Yang, Henry
  • Dugas, Martin
  • Meza-Zepeda, Leonardo A
  • Silberman, Allan W
  • Forscher, Charles
  • Tyner, Jeffrey W
  • Ogawa, Seishi
  • Koeffler, H Phillip
  • et al.
Abstract

Liposarcoma (LPS) is the most common type of soft tissue sarcoma accounting for 20% of all adult sarcomas. Due to absence of clinically effective treatment options in inoperable situations and resistance to chemotherapeutics, a critical need exists to identify novel therapeutic targets. We analyzed LPS genomic landscape using SNP arrays, whole exome sequencing and targeted exome sequencing to uncover the genomic information for development of specific anti-cancer targets. SNP array analysis indicated known amplified genes (MDM2, CDK4, HMGA2) and important novel genes (UAP1, MIR557, LAMA4, CPM, IGF2, ERBB3, IGF1R). Carboxypeptidase M (CPM), recurrently amplified gene in well-differentiated/de-differentiated LPS was noted as a putative oncogene involved in the EGFR pathway. Notable deletions were found at chromosome 1p (RUNX3, ARID1A), chromosome 11q (ATM, CHEK1) and chromosome 13q14.2 (MIR15A, MIR16-1). Significantly and recurrently mutated genes (false discovery rate < 0.05) included PLEC (27%), MXRA5 (21%), FAT3 (24%), NF1 (20%), MDC1 (10%), TP53 (7%) and CHEK2 (6%). Further, in vitro and in vivo functional studies provided evidence for the tumor suppressor role for Neurofibromin 1 (NF1) gene in different subtypes of LPS. Pathway analysis of recurrent mutations demonstrated signaling through MAPK, JAK-STAT, Wnt, ErbB, axon guidance, apoptosis, DNA damage repair and cell cycle pathways were involved in liposarcomagenesis. Interestingly, we also found mutational and copy number heterogeneity within a primary LPS tumor signifying the importance of multi-region sequencing for cancer-genome guided therapy. In summary, these findings provide insight into the genomic complexity of LPS and highlight potential druggable pathways for targeted therapeutic approach.

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