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Supplementary Methods, Tables 1-5, Figure Legends 1-9 from Quantitative Immunofluorescence Reveals the Signature of Active B-cell Receptor Signaling in Diffuse Large B-cell Lymphoma

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posted on 2023-03-31, 17:00 authored by Agata M. Bogusz, Richard H.G. Baxter, Treeve Currie, Papiya Sinha, Aliyah R. Sohani, Jeffery L. Kutok, Scott J. Rodig

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Purpose: B-cell receptor (BCR)–mediated signaling is important in the pathogenesis of a subset of diffuse large B-cell lymphomas (DLBCL) and the BCR-associated kinases SYK and BTK have recently emerged as potential therapeutic targets. We sought to identify a signature of activated BCR signaling in DLBCL to aid the identification of tumors that may be most likely to respond to BCR-pathway inhibition.Experimental Design: We applied quantitative immunofluorescence (qIF) using antibodies to phosphorylated forms of proximal BCR signaling kinases LYN, SYK, and BTK and antibody to BCR-associated transcription factor FOXO1 on BCR-cross-linked formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) DLBCL cell lines as a model system and on two clinical cohorts of FFPE DLBCL specimens (n = 154).Results: A robust signature of active BCR signaling was identified and validated in BCR-cross-linked DLBCL cell lines and in 71/154 (46%) of the primary DLBCL patient specimens. Further analysis of the primary biopsy samples revealed increased nuclear exclusion of FOXO1 among DLBCL with qIF evidence of active BCR signaling compared with those without (P = 0.004). Nuclear exclusion of FOXO1 was also detected in a subset of DLBCL without evidence of proximal BCR signaling suggesting that alternative mechanisms for PI3K/AKT activation may mediate FOXO1 subcellular localization in these cases.Conclusion: This study establishes the feasibility of detecting BCR activation in primary FFPE biopsy specimens of DLBCL. It lays a foundation for future dissection of signal transduction networks in DLBCL and provides a potential platform for evaluating individual tumors in patients receiving novel therapies targeting the BCR pathway. Clin Cancer Res; 18(22); 6122–35. ©2012 AACR.

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