Supplementary Figures from Genomic Profiling of Large-Cell Neuroendocrine Carcinoma of the Lung
Supplementary Figure 1: Representative example of tissue microarray (TMA) punched out from a combined large-cell neuroendocrine carcinoma (LCNEC) with adenocarcinoma. Supplementary Figure 2: Validation of five mutations on the PI3K/AKT/mTOR pathway by Sanger sequencing (LCNEC 68c: PIK3CA E545K, LCNEC 9c: PTEN K342*, LCNEC 13c: PTEN S59*, LCNEC 4c: RICTOR R910H, LCNEC 11p: MTOR E2419K). Supplementary Figure 3: Correlation of gene copy number, calculated using the total depth on the covered region of each of 244 targeted genes and those obtained from the Oncomine® Cancer Research Panel (OCP). Supplementary Figure 4: Validation of the copy number gains or amplifications of 13 samples (8 LCNEC samples, 1 SCLC biopsy samples and 4 SCLC surgically resected cases) for MYCL1, MYC and FGFR1 by a quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qPCR). Supplementary Figure 5: Overview of the key driver alterations and other activating alterations in small cell lung cancer (SCLC). Genetic alterations in the PI3K/AKT/mTOR pathway were detected in 24 (17%) of the tumors: PIK3CA (4%), PTEN (6%), AKT2 (2%) and RICTOR (6%). Copy number gains of each MYC family member were mutually exclusive. Supplementary Figure 6: Relationship between RB1 mutation and IHC staining of RB and p16. The mutual exclusivity of the protein expression between RB and p16 was distinct. Supplementary Figure 7: Relationship between genetic alteration and protein expression in large-cell neuroendocrine carcinoma (LCNEC) of the lung. Comparison of the over expression of receptor tyrosine kinases (RTKs) with the genetic alterations in resected LCNEC specimens (51 of 65 resected cases) revealed no significant relationship between strongly positive RTKs (KIT, EGFR, IGF1R, KDR, ERBB2) expression and genetic alterations.