Prognostic and therapeutic value of disruptor of telomeric silencing-1-like DOT1L expression in patients with ovarian cancerReportar como inadecuado

Prognostic and therapeutic value of disruptor of telomeric silencing-1-like DOT1L expression in patients with ovarian cancer - Descarga este documento en PDF. Documentación en PDF para descargar gratis. Disponible también para leer online.

Journal of Hematology and Oncology

, 10:29

First Online: 23 January 2017Received: 30 September 2016Accepted: 13 January 2017DOI: 10.1186-s13045-017-0400-8

Cite this article as: Zhang, X., Liu, D., Li, M. et al. J Hematol Oncol 2017 10: 29. doi:10.1186-s13045-017-0400-8


BackgroundEpigenetics has been known to play a critical role in regulating the malignant phenotype. This study was designed to examine the expression of DOT1L histone 3 lysine 79 methyltransferase and H3K79 methylation in normal ovarian tissues and ovarian tumors and to explore the function of DOT1L and its underline mechanisms in ovarian cancer.

MethodsThe expression of DOT1L and H3K79 methylation in 250 ovarian tumor samples and 24 normal ovarian samples was assessed by immunohistochemistry. The effects of DOT1L on cell proliferation in vitro were evaluated using CCK8, colony formation and flow cytometry. The DOT1L-targeted genes were determined using chromatin immune-precipitation coupled with high-throughput sequencing ChIP-seq and ChIP-PCR. Gene expression levels were measured by real-time PCR and immunoblotting. The effects of DOT1L on tumor growth in vivo were evaluated using an orthotopic ovarian tumor model.

ResultsDOT1L expression and H3K79 methylation was significantly increased in malignant ovarian tumors. High DOT1L expression was associated with International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics FIGO stage, histologic grade, and lymphatic metastasis. DOT1L was an independent prognostic factor for the overall survival OS and progression-free survival PFS of ovarian cancer, and higher DOT1L expression was associated with poorer OS and PFS. Furthermore, DOT1L regulates the transcription of G1 phase genes CDK6 and CCND3 through H3K79 dimethylation; therefore, blocking DOT1L could result in G1 arrest and thereby impede the cell proliferation in vitro and tumor growth in vivo.

ConclusionsOur findings first demonstrate that DOT1L over-expression has important clinical significance in ovarian cancer and also clarify that it drives cell cycle progression through transcriptional regulation of CDK6 and CCND3 through H3K79 methylation, suggesting that DOT1L might be potential target for prognostic assessment and therapeutic intervention in ovarian cancer.

KeywordsDOT1L Ovarian cancer Prognosis ChIP-seq G1 arrest Electronic supplementary materialThe online version of this article doi:10.1186-s13045-017-0400-8 contains supplementary material, which is available to authorized users.

Download fulltext PDF

Autor: Xiaoxue Zhang - Dan Liu - Mengchen Li - Canhui Cao - Dongyi Wan - Bixin Xi - Wenqian Li - Jiahong Tan - Ji Wang - Zhongca


Documentos relacionados