Somatic mutations of SUZ12 in malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors

Ming Zhang, Yuxuan Wang, Sian Jones, Mark Sausen, Kevin Wyatt McMahon, Rajni Sharma, Qing Wang, Allan J. Belzberg, Kaisorn Chaichana, Gary L. Gallia, Ziya L Gokaslan, Greg J. Riggins, Jean Paul Wolinksy, Laura D. Wood, Elizabeth A Montgomery, Ralph H. Hruban, Kenneth W. Kinzler, Nickolas Papadopoulos, Bert Vogelstein, Chetan Bettegowda

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Neurofibromatosis 1 is a hereditary syndrome characterized by the development of numerous benign neurofibromas, a small subset of which progress to malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors (MPNSTs). To better understand the genetic basis for MPNSTs, we performed genome-wide or targeted sequencing on 50 cases. Sixteen MPNSTs but none of the neurofibromas tested were found to have somatic mutations in SUZ12, implicating it as having a central role in malignant transformation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1170-1172
Number of pages3
JournalNature genetics
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 5 2014

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  • Genetics


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