GRCh38 · COSMIC v94


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Progression of naive intraepithelial neoplasia genome to aggressive squamous cell carcinoma genome of uterine cervix.
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Jung SH, Choi YJ, Kim MS, Baek IP, Lee SH, Lee AW, Hur SY, Kim TM, Lee SH and Chung YJ
Department of Microbiology, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul 137-701, South Korea.
Oncotarget, 2015;6(6):4385-93
ISSN: 1949-2553
PMID: 25738363 (view at PubMed or Europe PMC)
Although cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) is considered a neoplasia, its genomic alterations remain unknown. For this, we performed whole-exome sequencing and copy number profiling of three CINs, a microinvasive carcinoma (MIC) and four cervical squamous cell carcinomas (CSCC). Both total mutation and driver mutation numbers of the CINs were significantly fewer than those of the MIC/CSCCs (P = 0.036 and P = 0.018, respectively). Importantly, PIK3CA was altered in all MIC/CSCCs by either mutation or amplification, but not in CINs. The CINs harbored significantly lower numbers of copy number alterations (CNAs) than the MIC/CSCCs as well (P = 0.036). Pathway analysis predicted that the MIC/CSCCs were enriched with cancer-related signalings such as cell adhesion, mTOR signaling pathway and cell migration that were depleted in the CINs. The mutation-based estimation of evolutionary ages identified that CIN genomes were younger than MIC/CSCC genomes. The data indicate that CIN genomes harbor unfixed mutations in addition to human papilloma virus infection but require additional driver hits such as PIK3CA, TP53, STK11 and MAPK1 mutations for CSCC progression. Taken together, our data may explain the long latency from CIN to CSCC progression and provide useful information for molecular diagnosis of CIN and CSCC.
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