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Supplementary Table 1 from FBXW7/hCDC4 Is a General Tumor Suppressor in Human Cancer

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posted on 2023-03-30, 17:49 authored by Shahab Akhoondi, Dahui Sun, Natalie von der Lehr, Sophia Apostolidou, Kathleen Klotz, Alena Maljukova, Diana Cepeda, Heidi Fiegl, Dimitra Dofou, Christian Marth, Elisabeth Mueller-Holzner, Martin Corcoran, Markus Dagnell, Sepideh Zabihi Nejad, Babak Noori Nayer, Mohammad Reza Zali, Johan Hansson, Susanne Egyhazi, Fredrik Petersson, Per Sangfelt, Hans Nordgren, Dan Grander, Steven I. Reed, Martin Widschwendter, Olle Sangfelt, Charles Spruck
Supplementary Table 1 from FBXW7/hCDC4 Is a General Tumor Suppressor in Human Cancer



The ubiquitin-proteasome system is a major regulatory pathway of protein degradation and plays an important role in cellular division. Fbxw7 (or hCdc4), a member of the F-box family of proteins, which are substrate recognition components of the multisubunit ubiquitin ligase SCF (Skp1-Cdc53/Cullin-F-box-protein), has been shown to mediate the ubiquitin-dependent proteolysis of several oncoproteins including cyclin E1, c-Myc, c-Jun, and Notch. The oncogenic potential of Fbxw7 substrates, frequent allelic loss in human cancers, and demonstration that mutation of FBXW7 cooperates with p53 in mouse tumorigenesis have suggested that Fbxw7 could function as a tumor suppressor in human cancer. Here, we carry out an extensive genetic screen of primary tumors to evaluate the role of FBXW7 as a tumor suppressor in human tumorigenesis. Our results indicate that FBXW7 is inactivated by mutation in diverse human cancer types with an overall mutation frequency of ∼6%. The highest mutation frequencies were found in tumors of the bile duct (cholangiocarcinomas, 35%), blood (T-cell acute lymphocytic leukemia, 31%), endometrium (9%), colon (9%), and stomach (6%). Approximately 43% of all mutations occur at two mutational “hotspots,” which alter Arg residues (Arg465 and Arg479) that are critical for substrate recognition. Furthermore, we show that Fbxw7Arg465 hotspot mutant can abrogate wild-type Fbxw7 function through a dominant negative mechanism. Our study is the first comprehensive screen of FBXW7 mutations in various human malignancies and shows that FBXW7 is a general tumor suppressor in human cancer. [Cancer Res 2007;67(19):9006–12]

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