Gylfe AE, Kondelin J, Turunen M, Ristolainen H, Katainen R, Pitkänen E, Kaasinen E, Rantanen V, Tanskanen T, Varjosalo M, Lehtonen H, Palin K, Taipale M, Taipale J, Renkonen-Sinisalo L, Järvinen H, Böhm J, Mecklin JP, Ristimäki A, Kilpivaara O, Tuupanen S, Karhu A, Vahteristo P, Aaltonen LA
Gastroenterology 145 (3) 540-3.e22 [2013-09-00; online 2013-05-21]
Microsatellite instability can be found in approximately 15% of all colorectal cancers. To detect new oncogenes we sequenced the exomes of 25 colorectal tumors and respective healthy colon tissue. Potential mutation hot spots were confirmed in 15 genes; ADAR, DCAF12L2, GLT1D1, ITGA7, MAP1B, MRGPRX4, PSRC1, RANBP2, RPS6KL1, SNCAIP, TCEAL6, TUBB6, WBP5, VEGFB, and ZBTB2; these were validated in 86 tumors with microsatellite instability. ZBTB2, RANBP2, and PSRC1 also were found to contain hot spot mutations in the validation set. The form of ZBTB2 associated with colorectal cancer increased cell proliferation. The mutation hot spots might be used to develop personalized tumor profiling and therapy.