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Fusion of the COL1A1 and USP6 genes in a benign bone tumor.

Panagopoulos, Ioannis LU ; Mertens, Fredrik LU ; Löfvenberg, Richard and Mandahl, Nils LU (2008) In Cancer Genetics and Cytogenetics1979-01-01+01:002011-01-01+01:00 180(1). p.70-73
Abstract
Aneurysmal bone cyst (ABC) is a benign intraskeletal cyst that often expands rapidly and shows a strong tendency to recur. Rearrangement of chromosome band 17p13 is a characteristic genetic feature of ABC, with t(16;17)(q22;p13) the most frequent chromosomal aberration. This translocation generates a CDH11-USP6 fusion gene in which the strong promoter of osteoblast cadherin 11 gene at 16q22 is fused to the entire ubiquitin-specific protease 6 coding sequence at 17p13. As a result, USP6 (alias Tre2) is transcriptionally upregulated. Fusion genes of several variant translocations have been reported in ABC, including a case with t(17;17) and COL1A1-USP6 fusion. In each translocation, the entire USP6 coding sequence is fused downstream to the... (More)
Aneurysmal bone cyst (ABC) is a benign intraskeletal cyst that often expands rapidly and shows a strong tendency to recur. Rearrangement of chromosome band 17p13 is a characteristic genetic feature of ABC, with t(16;17)(q22;p13) the most frequent chromosomal aberration. This translocation generates a CDH11-USP6 fusion gene in which the strong promoter of osteoblast cadherin 11 gene at 16q22 is fused to the entire ubiquitin-specific protease 6 coding sequence at 17p13. As a result, USP6 (alias Tre2) is transcriptionally upregulated. Fusion genes of several variant translocations have been reported in ABC, including a case with t(17;17) and COL1A1-USP6 fusion. In each translocation, the entire USP6 coding sequence is fused downstream to the promoter region of the partner gene. Here we report a second case of a bone tumor carrying a t(17;17) resulting in a COL1A1-USP6 chimeric gene. As in the previous case, exon 1 of COL1A1 was fused to exon 2 of USP6 in the chimeric transcript. A translation process of the hybrid transcript using the starting ATG codon of the COL1A1 gene results in a truncated, 38 amino acid residues variant of the COL1A1 peptide. Although a pathogenic effect of the small COL1A1 peptide cannot be ruled out, overexpression of USP6 through fusion with the COL1A1 promoter is a more reasonable hypothesis. (Less)
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  abstract     = {Aneurysmal bone cyst (ABC) is a benign intraskeletal cyst that often expands rapidly and shows a strong tendency to recur. Rearrangement of chromosome band 17p13 is a characteristic genetic feature of ABC, with t(16;17)(q22;p13) the most frequent chromosomal aberration. This translocation generates a CDH11-USP6 fusion gene in which the strong promoter of osteoblast cadherin 11 gene at 16q22 is fused to the entire ubiquitin-specific protease 6 coding sequence at 17p13. As a result, USP6 (alias Tre2) is transcriptionally upregulated. Fusion genes of several variant translocations have been reported in ABC, including a case with t(17;17) and COL1A1-USP6 fusion. In each translocation, the entire USP6 coding sequence is fused downstream to the promoter region of the partner gene. Here we report a second case of a bone tumor carrying a t(17;17) resulting in a COL1A1-USP6 chimeric gene. As in the previous case, exon 1 of COL1A1 was fused to exon 2 of USP6 in the chimeric transcript. A translation process of the hybrid transcript using the starting ATG codon of the COL1A1 gene results in a truncated, 38 amino acid residues variant of the COL1A1 peptide. Although a pathogenic effect of the small COL1A1 peptide cannot be ruled out, overexpression of USP6 through fusion with the COL1A1 promoter is a more reasonable hypothesis.},
  author       = {Panagopoulos, Ioannis and Mertens, Fredrik and Löfvenberg, Richard and Mandahl, Nils},
  issn         = {0165-4608},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {70--73},
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  series       = {Cancer Genetics and Cytogenetics1979-01-01+01:002011-01-01+01:00},
  title        = {Fusion of the COL1A1 and USP6 genes in a benign bone tumor.},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cancergencyto.2007.09.017},
  volume       = {180},
  year         = {2008},
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