Exploring the link between MORF4L1 and risk of breast cancer

Griselda Martrat, Christopher A. Maxwell, Emiko Tominaga, Montserrat Porta-de-la-Riva, Núria Bonifaci, Laia Gómez-Baldó, Massimo Bogliolo, Conxi Lázaro, Ignacio Blanco, Joan Brunet, Helena Aguilar, Juana Fernández-Rodríguez, Sheila Seal, Anthony Renwick, Nazneen Rahman, Julia Kühl, Kornelia Neveling, Detlev Schindler, María J. Ramírez, María CastellàGonzalo Hernández, Douglas F. Easton, Susan Peock, Margaret Cook, Clare T. Oliver, Debra Frost, Radka Platte, D. Gareth Evans, Fiona Lalloo, Rosalind Eeles, Louise Izatt, Carol Chu, Rosemarie Davidson, Kai Ren Ong, Jackie Cook, Fiona Douglas, Shirley Hodgson, Carole Brewer, Patrick J. Morrison, Mary Porteous, Paolo Peterlongo, Siranoush Manoukian, Bernard Peissel, Daniela Zaffaroni, Gaia Roversi, Monica Barile, Alessandra Viel, Barbara Pasini, Laura Ottini, Anna L. Putignano, Antonella Savarese, Loris Bernard, Paolo Radice, Sue Healey, Amanda Spurdle, Xiaoqing Chen, Jonathan Beesley, Matti A. Rookus, Senno Verhoef, Madeleine A. Tilanus-Linthorst, Maaike P. Vreeswijk, Christi J. Asperen, Danielle Bodmer, Margreet G E M Ausems, Theo A. van Os, Marinus J. Blok, Hanne E J Meijers-Heijboer, Frans B L Hogervorst, David E. Goldgar, Saundra Buys, Esther M. John, Alexander Miron, Melissa Southey, Mary B. Daly, Katja Harbst, Åke Borg, Johanna Rantala, Gisela Barbany-Bustinza, Hans Ehrencrona, Marie Stenmark-Askmalm, Bella Kaufman, Yael Laitman, Roni Milgrom, Eitan Friedman, Susan M. Domchek, Katherine L. Nathanson, Timothy R. Rebbeck, Oskar T. Johannsson, Fergus J. Couch, Xianshu Wang, Zachary Fredericksen, Daniel Cuadras, Víctor Moreno, Friederike K. Pientka, Reinhard Depping, Trinidad Caldés, Ana Osorio, Javier Benítez, Juan Bueren, Tuomas Heikkinen, Heli Nevanlinna, Ute Hamann, Diana Torres, Maria A. Caligo, Andrew K. Godwin, Evgeny N. Imyanitov, Ramunas Janavicius, Olga M. Sinilnikova, Dominique Stoppa-Lyonnet, Sylvie Mazoyer, Carole Verny-Pierre, Laurent Castera, Antoine De Pauw, Yves Jean Bignon, Nancy Uhrhammer, Jean Philippe Peyrat, Philippe Vennin, Sandra F. Ferrer, Marie Agnès Collonge-Rame, Isabelle Mortemousque, Lesley McGuffog, Georgia Chenevix-Trench, Olivia M. Pereira-Smith, Antonis C. Antoniou, Julián Cerón, Kaoru Tominaga, Jordi Surrallés, Miguel A. Pujana

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Introduction: Proteins encoded by Fanconi anemia (FA) and/or breast cancer (BrCa) susceptibility genes cooperate in a common DNA damage repair signaling pathway. To gain deeper insight into this pathway and its influence on cancer risk, we searched for novel components through protein physical interaction screens.Methods: Protein physical interactions were screened using the yeast two-hybrid system. Co-affinity purifications and endogenous co-immunoprecipitation assays were performed to corroborate interactions. Biochemical and functional assays in human, mouse and Caenorhabditis elegans models were carried out to characterize pathway components. Thirteen FANCD2-monoubiquitinylation-positive FA cell lines excluded for genetic defects in the downstream pathway components and 300 familial BrCa patients negative for BRCA1/2 mutations were analyzed for genetic mutations. Common genetic variants were genotyped in 9,573 BRCA1/2 mutation carriers for associations with BrCa risk.Results: A previously identified co-purifying protein with PALB2 was identified, MRG15 (MORF4L1 gene). Results in human, mouse and C. elegans models delineate molecular and functional relationships with BRCA2, PALB2, RAD51 and RPA1 that suggest a role for MRG15 in the repair of DNA double-strand breaks. Mrg15-deficient murine embryonic fibroblasts showed moderate sensitivity to γ-irradiation relative to controls and reduced formation of Rad51 nuclear foci. Examination of mutants of MRG15 and BRCA2 C. elegans orthologs revealed phenocopy by accumulation of RPA-1 (human RPA1) nuclear foci and aberrant chromosomal compactions in meiotic cells. However, no alterations or mutations were identified for MRG15/MORF4L1 in unclassified FA patients and BrCa familial cases. Finally, no significant associations between common MORF4L1 variants and BrCa risk for BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation carriers were identified: rs7164529, P trend = 0.45 and 0.05, P 2df = 0.51 and 0.14, respectively; and rs10519219, P trend = 0.92 and 0.72, P 2df = 0.76 and 0.07, respectively.Conclusions: While the present study expands on the role of MRG15 in the control of genomic stability, weak associations cannot be ruled out for potential low-penetrance variants at MORF4L1 and BrCa risk among BRCA2 mutation carriers.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberR40
JournalBreast Cancer Research
Volume13
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 5 2011

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Breast Neoplasms
Mutation
Caenorhabditis elegans
Fanconi Anemia
Fanconi Anemia Complementation Group Proteins
Two-Hybrid System Techniques
Proteins
Molecular Models
Double-Stranded DNA Breaks
Penetrance
Genomic Instability
Neoplasm Genes
Immunoprecipitation
DNA Repair
DNA Damage
Fibroblasts
Cell Line
Genes
Neoplasms
Familial Breast Cancer

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  • Oncology
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Martrat, G., Maxwell, C. A., Tominaga, E., Porta-de-la-Riva, M., Bonifaci, N., Gómez-Baldó, L., ... Pujana, M. A. (2011). Exploring the link between MORF4L1 and risk of breast cancer. Breast Cancer Research, 13(2), [R40]. https://doi.org/10.1186/bcr2862

Exploring the link between MORF4L1 and risk of breast cancer. / Martrat, Griselda; Maxwell, Christopher A.; Tominaga, Emiko; Porta-de-la-Riva, Montserrat; Bonifaci, Núria; Gómez-Baldó, Laia; Bogliolo, Massimo; Lázaro, Conxi; Blanco, Ignacio; Brunet, Joan; Aguilar, Helena; Fernández-Rodríguez, Juana; Seal, Sheila; Renwick, Anthony; Rahman, Nazneen; Kühl, Julia; Neveling, Kornelia; Schindler, Detlev; Ramírez, María J.; Castellà, María; Hernández, Gonzalo; Easton, Douglas F.; Peock, Susan; Cook, Margaret; Oliver, Clare T.; Frost, Debra; Platte, Radka; Evans, D. Gareth; Lalloo, Fiona; Eeles, Rosalind; Izatt, Louise; Chu, Carol; Davidson, Rosemarie; Ong, Kai Ren; Cook, Jackie; Douglas, Fiona; Hodgson, Shirley; Brewer, Carole; Morrison, Patrick J.; Porteous, Mary; Peterlongo, Paolo; Manoukian, Siranoush; Peissel, Bernard; Zaffaroni, Daniela; Roversi, Gaia; Barile, Monica; Viel, Alessandra; Pasini, Barbara; Ottini, Laura; Putignano, Anna L.; Savarese, Antonella; Bernard, Loris; Radice, Paolo; Healey, Sue; Spurdle, Amanda; Chen, Xiaoqing; Beesley, Jonathan; Rookus, Matti A.; Verhoef, Senno; Tilanus-Linthorst, Madeleine A.; Vreeswijk, Maaike P.; Asperen, Christi J.; Bodmer, Danielle; Ausems, Margreet G E M; van Os, Theo A.; Blok, Marinus J.; Meijers-Heijboer, Hanne E J; Hogervorst, Frans B L; Goldgar, David E.; Buys, Saundra; John, Esther M.; Miron, Alexander; Southey, Melissa; Daly, Mary B.; Harbst, Katja; Borg, Åke; Rantala, Johanna; Barbany-Bustinza, Gisela; Ehrencrona, Hans; Stenmark-Askmalm, Marie; Kaufman, Bella; Laitman, Yael; Milgrom, Roni; Friedman, Eitan; Domchek, Susan M.; Nathanson, Katherine L.; Rebbeck, Timothy R.; Johannsson, Oskar T.; Couch, Fergus J.; Wang, Xianshu; Fredericksen, Zachary; Cuadras, Daniel; Moreno, Víctor; Pientka, Friederike K.; Depping, Reinhard; Caldés, Trinidad; Osorio, Ana; Benítez, Javier; Bueren, Juan; Heikkinen, Tuomas; Nevanlinna, Heli; Hamann, Ute; Torres, Diana; Caligo, Maria A.; Godwin, Andrew K.; Imyanitov, Evgeny N.; Janavicius, Ramunas; Sinilnikova, Olga M.; Stoppa-Lyonnet, Dominique; Mazoyer, Sylvie; Verny-Pierre, Carole; Castera, Laurent; De Pauw, Antoine; Bignon, Yves Jean; Uhrhammer, Nancy; Peyrat, Jean Philippe; Vennin, Philippe; Ferrer, Sandra F.; Collonge-Rame, Marie Agnès; Mortemousque, Isabelle; McGuffog, Lesley; Chenevix-Trench, Georgia; Pereira-Smith, Olivia M.; Antoniou, Antonis C.; Cerón, Julián; Tominaga, Kaoru; Surrallés, Jordi; Pujana, Miguel A.

In: Breast Cancer Research, Vol. 13, No. 2, R40, 05.04.2011.

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Martrat, G, Maxwell, CA, Tominaga, E, Porta-de-la-Riva, M, Bonifaci, N, Gómez-Baldó, L, Bogliolo, M, Lázaro, C, Blanco, I, Brunet, J, Aguilar, H, Fernández-Rodríguez, J, Seal, S, Renwick, A, Rahman, N, Kühl, J, Neveling, K, Schindler, D, Ramírez, MJ, Castellà, M, Hernández, G, Easton, DF, Peock, S, Cook, M, Oliver, CT, Frost, D, Platte, R, Evans, DG, Lalloo, F, Eeles, R, Izatt, L, Chu, C, Davidson, R, Ong, KR, Cook, J, Douglas, F, Hodgson, S, Brewer, C, Morrison, PJ, Porteous, M, Peterlongo, P, Manoukian, S, Peissel, B, Zaffaroni, D, Roversi, G, Barile, M, Viel, A, Pasini, B, Ottini, L, Putignano, AL, Savarese, A, Bernard, L, Radice, P, Healey, S, Spurdle, A, Chen, X, Beesley, J, Rookus, MA, Verhoef, S, Tilanus-Linthorst, MA, Vreeswijk, MP, Asperen, CJ, Bodmer, D, Ausems, MGEM, van Os, TA, Blok, MJ, Meijers-Heijboer, HEJ, Hogervorst, FBL, Goldgar, DE, Buys, S, John, EM, Miron, A, Southey, M, Daly, MB, Harbst, K, Borg, Å, Rantala, J, Barbany-Bustinza, G, Ehrencrona, H, Stenmark-Askmalm, M, Kaufman, B, Laitman, Y, Milgrom, R, Friedman, E, Domchek, SM, Nathanson, KL, Rebbeck, TR, Johannsson, OT, Couch, FJ, Wang, X, Fredericksen, Z, Cuadras, D, Moreno, V, Pientka, FK, Depping, R, Caldés, T, Osorio, A, Benítez, J, Bueren, J, Heikkinen, T, Nevanlinna, H, Hamann, U, Torres, D, Caligo, MA, Godwin, AK, Imyanitov, EN, Janavicius, R, Sinilnikova, OM, Stoppa-Lyonnet, D, Mazoyer, S, Verny-Pierre, C, Castera, L, De Pauw, A, Bignon, YJ, Uhrhammer, N, Peyrat, JP, Vennin, P, Ferrer, SF, Collonge-Rame, MA, Mortemousque, I, McGuffog, L, Chenevix-Trench, G, Pereira-Smith, OM, Antoniou, AC, Cerón, J, Tominaga, K, Surrallés, J & Pujana, MA 2011, 'Exploring the link between MORF4L1 and risk of breast cancer', Breast Cancer Research, vol. 13, no. 2, R40. https://doi.org/10.1186/bcr2862
Martrat G, Maxwell CA, Tominaga E, Porta-de-la-Riva M, Bonifaci N, Gómez-Baldó L et al. Exploring the link between MORF4L1 and risk of breast cancer. Breast Cancer Research. 2011 Apr 5;13(2). R40. https://doi.org/10.1186/bcr2862
Martrat, Griselda ; Maxwell, Christopher A. ; Tominaga, Emiko ; Porta-de-la-Riva, Montserrat ; Bonifaci, Núria ; Gómez-Baldó, Laia ; Bogliolo, Massimo ; Lázaro, Conxi ; Blanco, Ignacio ; Brunet, Joan ; Aguilar, Helena ; Fernández-Rodríguez, Juana ; Seal, Sheila ; Renwick, Anthony ; Rahman, Nazneen ; Kühl, Julia ; Neveling, Kornelia ; Schindler, Detlev ; Ramírez, María J. ; Castellà, María ; Hernández, Gonzalo ; Easton, Douglas F. ; Peock, Susan ; Cook, Margaret ; Oliver, Clare T. ; Frost, Debra ; Platte, Radka ; Evans, D. Gareth ; Lalloo, Fiona ; Eeles, Rosalind ; Izatt, Louise ; Chu, Carol ; Davidson, Rosemarie ; Ong, Kai Ren ; Cook, Jackie ; Douglas, Fiona ; Hodgson, Shirley ; Brewer, Carole ; Morrison, Patrick J. ; Porteous, Mary ; Peterlongo, Paolo ; Manoukian, Siranoush ; Peissel, Bernard ; Zaffaroni, Daniela ; Roversi, Gaia ; Barile, Monica ; Viel, Alessandra ; Pasini, Barbara ; Ottini, Laura ; Putignano, Anna L. ; Savarese, Antonella ; Bernard, Loris ; Radice, Paolo ; Healey, Sue ; Spurdle, Amanda ; Chen, Xiaoqing ; Beesley, Jonathan ; Rookus, Matti A. ; Verhoef, Senno ; Tilanus-Linthorst, Madeleine A. ; Vreeswijk, Maaike P. ; Asperen, Christi J. ; Bodmer, Danielle ; Ausems, Margreet G E M ; van Os, Theo A. ; Blok, Marinus J. ; Meijers-Heijboer, Hanne E J ; Hogervorst, Frans B L ; Goldgar, David E. ; Buys, Saundra ; John, Esther M. ; Miron, Alexander ; Southey, Melissa ; Daly, Mary B. ; Harbst, Katja ; Borg, Åke ; Rantala, Johanna ; Barbany-Bustinza, Gisela ; Ehrencrona, Hans ; Stenmark-Askmalm, Marie ; Kaufman, Bella ; Laitman, Yael ; Milgrom, Roni ; Friedman, Eitan ; Domchek, Susan M. ; Nathanson, Katherine L. ; Rebbeck, Timothy R. ; Johannsson, Oskar T. ; Couch, Fergus J. ; Wang, Xianshu ; Fredericksen, Zachary ; Cuadras, Daniel ; Moreno, Víctor ; Pientka, Friederike K. ; Depping, Reinhard ; Caldés, Trinidad ; Osorio, Ana ; Benítez, Javier ; Bueren, Juan ; Heikkinen, Tuomas ; Nevanlinna, Heli ; Hamann, Ute ; Torres, Diana ; Caligo, Maria A. ; Godwin, Andrew K. ; Imyanitov, Evgeny N. ; Janavicius, Ramunas ; Sinilnikova, Olga M. ; Stoppa-Lyonnet, Dominique ; Mazoyer, Sylvie ; Verny-Pierre, Carole ; Castera, Laurent ; De Pauw, Antoine ; Bignon, Yves Jean ; Uhrhammer, Nancy ; Peyrat, Jean Philippe ; Vennin, Philippe ; Ferrer, Sandra F. ; Collonge-Rame, Marie Agnès ; Mortemousque, Isabelle ; McGuffog, Lesley ; Chenevix-Trench, Georgia ; Pereira-Smith, Olivia M. ; Antoniou, Antonis C. ; Cerón, Julián ; Tominaga, Kaoru ; Surrallés, Jordi ; Pujana, Miguel A. / Exploring the link between MORF4L1 and risk of breast cancer. In: Breast Cancer Research. 2011 ; Vol. 13, No. 2.
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AU - Bonifaci, Núria

AU - Gómez-Baldó, Laia

AU - Bogliolo, Massimo

AU - Lázaro, Conxi

AU - Blanco, Ignacio

AU - Brunet, Joan

AU - Aguilar, Helena

AU - Fernández-Rodríguez, Juana

AU - Seal, Sheila

AU - Renwick, Anthony

AU - Rahman, Nazneen

AU - Kühl, Julia

AU - Neveling, Kornelia

AU - Schindler, Detlev

AU - Ramírez, María J.

AU - Castellà, María

AU - Hernández, Gonzalo

AU - Easton, Douglas F.

AU - Peock, Susan

AU - Cook, Margaret

AU - Oliver, Clare T.

AU - Frost, Debra

AU - Platte, Radka

AU - Evans, D. Gareth

AU - Lalloo, Fiona

AU - Eeles, Rosalind

AU - Izatt, Louise

AU - Chu, Carol

AU - Davidson, Rosemarie

AU - Ong, Kai Ren

AU - Cook, Jackie

AU - Douglas, Fiona

AU - Hodgson, Shirley

AU - Brewer, Carole

AU - Morrison, Patrick J.

AU - Porteous, Mary

AU - Peterlongo, Paolo

AU - Manoukian, Siranoush

AU - Peissel, Bernard

AU - Zaffaroni, Daniela

AU - Roversi, Gaia

AU - Barile, Monica

AU - Viel, Alessandra

AU - Pasini, Barbara

AU - Ottini, Laura

AU - Putignano, Anna L.

AU - Savarese, Antonella

AU - Bernard, Loris

AU - Radice, Paolo

AU - Healey, Sue

AU - Spurdle, Amanda

AU - Chen, Xiaoqing

AU - Beesley, Jonathan

AU - Rookus, Matti A.

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AU - Tilanus-Linthorst, Madeleine A.

AU - Vreeswijk, Maaike P.

AU - Asperen, Christi J.

AU - Bodmer, Danielle

AU - Ausems, Margreet G E M

AU - van Os, Theo A.

AU - Blok, Marinus J.

AU - Meijers-Heijboer, Hanne E J

AU - Hogervorst, Frans B L

AU - Goldgar, David E.

AU - Buys, Saundra

AU - John, Esther M.

AU - Miron, Alexander

AU - Southey, Melissa

AU - Daly, Mary B.

AU - Harbst, Katja

AU - Borg, Åke

AU - Rantala, Johanna

AU - Barbany-Bustinza, Gisela

AU - Ehrencrona, Hans

AU - Stenmark-Askmalm, Marie

AU - Kaufman, Bella

AU - Laitman, Yael

AU - Milgrom, Roni

AU - Friedman, Eitan

AU - Domchek, Susan M.

AU - Nathanson, Katherine L.

AU - Rebbeck, Timothy R.

AU - Johannsson, Oskar T.

AU - Couch, Fergus J.

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AU - Fredericksen, Zachary

AU - Cuadras, Daniel

AU - Moreno, Víctor

AU - Pientka, Friederike K.

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AU - Caldés, Trinidad

AU - Osorio, Ana

AU - Benítez, Javier

AU - Bueren, Juan

AU - Heikkinen, Tuomas

AU - Nevanlinna, Heli

AU - Hamann, Ute

AU - Torres, Diana

AU - Caligo, Maria A.

AU - Godwin, Andrew K.

AU - Imyanitov, Evgeny N.

AU - Janavicius, Ramunas

AU - Sinilnikova, Olga M.

AU - Stoppa-Lyonnet, Dominique

AU - Mazoyer, Sylvie

AU - Verny-Pierre, Carole

AU - Castera, Laurent

AU - De Pauw, Antoine

AU - Bignon, Yves Jean

AU - Uhrhammer, Nancy

AU - Peyrat, Jean Philippe

AU - Vennin, Philippe

AU - Ferrer, Sandra F.

AU - Collonge-Rame, Marie Agnès

AU - Mortemousque, Isabelle

AU - McGuffog, Lesley

AU - Chenevix-Trench, Georgia

AU - Pereira-Smith, Olivia M.

AU - Antoniou, Antonis C.

AU - Cerón, Julián

AU - Tominaga, Kaoru

AU - Surrallés, Jordi

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Y1 - 2011/4/5

N2 - Introduction: Proteins encoded by Fanconi anemia (FA) and/or breast cancer (BrCa) susceptibility genes cooperate in a common DNA damage repair signaling pathway. To gain deeper insight into this pathway and its influence on cancer risk, we searched for novel components through protein physical interaction screens.Methods: Protein physical interactions were screened using the yeast two-hybrid system. Co-affinity purifications and endogenous co-immunoprecipitation assays were performed to corroborate interactions. Biochemical and functional assays in human, mouse and Caenorhabditis elegans models were carried out to characterize pathway components. Thirteen FANCD2-monoubiquitinylation-positive FA cell lines excluded for genetic defects in the downstream pathway components and 300 familial BrCa patients negative for BRCA1/2 mutations were analyzed for genetic mutations. Common genetic variants were genotyped in 9,573 BRCA1/2 mutation carriers for associations with BrCa risk.Results: A previously identified co-purifying protein with PALB2 was identified, MRG15 (MORF4L1 gene). Results in human, mouse and C. elegans models delineate molecular and functional relationships with BRCA2, PALB2, RAD51 and RPA1 that suggest a role for MRG15 in the repair of DNA double-strand breaks. Mrg15-deficient murine embryonic fibroblasts showed moderate sensitivity to γ-irradiation relative to controls and reduced formation of Rad51 nuclear foci. Examination of mutants of MRG15 and BRCA2 C. elegans orthologs revealed phenocopy by accumulation of RPA-1 (human RPA1) nuclear foci and aberrant chromosomal compactions in meiotic cells. However, no alterations or mutations were identified for MRG15/MORF4L1 in unclassified FA patients and BrCa familial cases. Finally, no significant associations between common MORF4L1 variants and BrCa risk for BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation carriers were identified: rs7164529, P trend = 0.45 and 0.05, P 2df = 0.51 and 0.14, respectively; and rs10519219, P trend = 0.92 and 0.72, P 2df = 0.76 and 0.07, respectively.Conclusions: While the present study expands on the role of MRG15 in the control of genomic stability, weak associations cannot be ruled out for potential low-penetrance variants at MORF4L1 and BrCa risk among BRCA2 mutation carriers.

AB - Introduction: Proteins encoded by Fanconi anemia (FA) and/or breast cancer (BrCa) susceptibility genes cooperate in a common DNA damage repair signaling pathway. To gain deeper insight into this pathway and its influence on cancer risk, we searched for novel components through protein physical interaction screens.Methods: Protein physical interactions were screened using the yeast two-hybrid system. Co-affinity purifications and endogenous co-immunoprecipitation assays were performed to corroborate interactions. Biochemical and functional assays in human, mouse and Caenorhabditis elegans models were carried out to characterize pathway components. Thirteen FANCD2-monoubiquitinylation-positive FA cell lines excluded for genetic defects in the downstream pathway components and 300 familial BrCa patients negative for BRCA1/2 mutations were analyzed for genetic mutations. Common genetic variants were genotyped in 9,573 BRCA1/2 mutation carriers for associations with BrCa risk.Results: A previously identified co-purifying protein with PALB2 was identified, MRG15 (MORF4L1 gene). Results in human, mouse and C. elegans models delineate molecular and functional relationships with BRCA2, PALB2, RAD51 and RPA1 that suggest a role for MRG15 in the repair of DNA double-strand breaks. Mrg15-deficient murine embryonic fibroblasts showed moderate sensitivity to γ-irradiation relative to controls and reduced formation of Rad51 nuclear foci. Examination of mutants of MRG15 and BRCA2 C. elegans orthologs revealed phenocopy by accumulation of RPA-1 (human RPA1) nuclear foci and aberrant chromosomal compactions in meiotic cells. However, no alterations or mutations were identified for MRG15/MORF4L1 in unclassified FA patients and BrCa familial cases. Finally, no significant associations between common MORF4L1 variants and BrCa risk for BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation carriers were identified: rs7164529, P trend = 0.45 and 0.05, P 2df = 0.51 and 0.14, respectively; and rs10519219, P trend = 0.92 and 0.72, P 2df = 0.76 and 0.07, respectively.Conclusions: While the present study expands on the role of MRG15 in the control of genomic stability, weak associations cannot be ruled out for potential low-penetrance variants at MORF4L1 and BrCa risk among BRCA2 mutation carriers.

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U2 - 10.1186/bcr2862

DO - 10.1186/bcr2862

M3 - Article

C2 - 21466675

AN - SCOPUS:84860405722

VL - 13

JO - Breast Cancer Research

JF - Breast Cancer Research

SN - 1465-5411

IS - 2

M1 - R40

ER -