Pseudogene Associated Recurrent Gene Fusion in Prostate Cancer.

We present the functional characterization of a pseudogene associated recurrent gene fusion in prostate cancer. The fusion gene KLK4-KLKP1 is formed by the fusion of the protein coding gene KLK4 with the noncoding pseudogene KLKP1. Screening of a cohort of 659 patients (380 Caucasian American; 250 African American, and 29 patients from other races) revealed that the KLK4-KLKP1 is expressed in about 32% of prostate cancer patients. Correlative analysis with other ETS gene fusions and SPINK1 revealed a concomitant expression pattern of KLK4-KLKP1 with ERG and a mutually exclusive expression pattern with SPINK1, ETV1, ETV4, and ETV5. Development of an antibody specific to KLK4-KLKP1 fusion protein confirmed the expression of the full-length KLK4-KLKP1 protein in prostate tissues. The in vitro and in vivo functional assays to study the oncogenic properties of KLK4-KLKP1 confirmed its role in cell proliferation, cell invasion, intravasation, and tumor formation. Presence of strong ERG and AR binding sites located at the fusion junction in KLK4-KLKP1 suggests that the fusion gene is regulated by ERG and AR. Correlative analysis of clinical data showed an association of KLK4-KLKP1 with lower preoperative PSA values and in young men (
Source: Neoplasia - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Neoplasia Source Type: research

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Source: Oncotarget - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncotarget Source Type: research
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Source: eLife - Category: Biomedical Science Tags: Cancer Biology Source Type: research
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Source: World Journal of Urology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
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Source: Surgical Endoscopy - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
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Source: OncoImmunology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: World Journal of Urology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
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