KAT6B is a tumor suppressor histone H3 lysine 23 acetyltransferase undergoing genomic loss in small cell lung cancer

Laia Simó-Riudalbas, Montserrat Pérez-Salvia, Fernando Setien, Alberto Villanueva, Catia Moutinho, Anna Martínez-Cardús, Sebastian Moran, Maria Berdasco, Antonio Gomez, Enrique Vidal, Marta Soler, Holger Heyn, Alejandro Vaquero, Carolina De La Torre, Silvia Barceló-Batllori, August Vidal, Luca Roz, Ugo Pastorino, Katalin Szakszon, Guntram BorckConceição S. Moura, Fátima Carneiro, Ilse Zondervan, Suvi Savola, Reika Iwakawa, Takashi Kohno, Jun Yokota, Manel Esteller

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Abstract

Recent efforts to sequence human cancer genomes have highlighted that point mutations in genes involved in the epigenetic setting occur in tumor cells. Small cell lung cancer (SCLC) is an aggressive tumor with poor prognosis, where little is known about the genetic events related to its development. Herein, we have identified the presence of homozygous deletions of the candidate histone acetyltransferase KAT6B, and the loss of the corresponding transcript, in SCLC cell lines and primary tumors. Furthermore, we show, in vitro and in vivo, that the depletion of KAT6B expression enhances cancer growth, while its restoration induces tumor suppressor-like features. Most importantly, we demonstrate that KAT6B exerts its tumor-inhibitory role through a newly defined type of histone H3 Lys23 acetyltransferase activity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3936-3944
Number of pages9
JournalCancer Research
Volume75
Issue number18
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 15 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cancer Research
  • Oncology
  • Medicine(all)

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    Simó-Riudalbas, L., Pérez-Salvia, M., Setien, F., Villanueva, A., Moutinho, C., Martínez-Cardús, A., Moran, S., Berdasco, M., Gomez, A., Vidal, E., Soler, M., Heyn, H., Vaquero, A., De La Torre, C., Barceló-Batllori, S., Vidal, A., Roz, L., Pastorino, U., Szakszon, K., ... Esteller, M. (2015). KAT6B is a tumor suppressor histone H3 lysine 23 acetyltransferase undergoing genomic loss in small cell lung cancer. Cancer Research, 75(18), 3936-3944. https://doi.org/10.1158/0008-5472.CAN-14-3702