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Recurrent rearrangements of FOS and FOSB define osteoblastoma.

Fittall, MW; Mifsud, W; Pillay, N; Ye, H; Strobl, A-C; Verfaillie, A; Demeulemeester, J; ... Behjati, S; + view all (2018) Recurrent rearrangements of FOS and FOSB define osteoblastoma. Nat Commun , 9 (1) , Article 2150. 10.1038/s41467-018-04530-z. Green open access

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The transcription factor FOS has long been implicated in the pathogenesis of bone tumours, following the discovery that the viral homologue, v-fos, caused osteosarcoma in laboratory mice. However, mutations of FOS have not been found in human bone-forming tumours. Here, we report recurrent rearrangement of FOS and its paralogue, FOSB, in the most common benign tumours of bone, osteoblastoma and osteoid osteoma. Combining whole-genome DNA and RNA sequences, we find rearrangement of FOS in five tumours and of FOSB in one tumour. Extending our findings into a cohort of 55 cases, using FISH and immunohistochemistry, provide evidence of ubiquitous mutation of FOS or FOSB in osteoblastoma and osteoid osteoma. Overall, our findings reveal a human bone tumour defined by mutations of FOS and FOSB.

Type: Article
Title: Recurrent rearrangements of FOS and FOSB define osteoblastoma.
Location: England
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1038/s41467-018-04530-z
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41467-018-04530-z
Language: English
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URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10050087
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