Clonal hematopoiesis results from somatic mutations in cancer driver genes in hematopoietic stem cells. We sought to identify novel drivers of clonal expansion using an unbiased analysis of sequencing data from 84,683 persons and identified common mutations in the 5-methylcytosine reader ZBTB33 as well as in YLPM1, SRCAP, and ZNF318. We also identified these mutations at low frequency in patients with myelodysplastic syndrome. Zbtb33-edited mouse hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells exhibited a competitive advantage in vivo and increased genome-wide intron retention. ZBTB33 mutations potentially link DNA methylation and RNA splicing, the two most commonly mutated pathways in clonal hematopoiesis and myelodysplastic syndromes.SIGNIFICANCE: Mutations in known driver genes can be found in only about half of individuals with clonal hematopoiesis. Here, we performed a somatic mutation discovery effort in nonmalignant blood samples, which identified novel candidate genes that may play biological roles in hematopoietic stem cell expansion and hematologic malignancies.

{ZBTB}33 Is Mutated in Clonal Hematopoiesis and Myelodysplastic Syndromes and Impacts {RNA} Splicing

Gabriele Todisco;
2021-01-01

Abstract

Clonal hematopoiesis results from somatic mutations in cancer driver genes in hematopoietic stem cells. We sought to identify novel drivers of clonal expansion using an unbiased analysis of sequencing data from 84,683 persons and identified common mutations in the 5-methylcytosine reader ZBTB33 as well as in YLPM1, SRCAP, and ZNF318. We also identified these mutations at low frequency in patients with myelodysplastic syndrome. Zbtb33-edited mouse hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells exhibited a competitive advantage in vivo and increased genome-wide intron retention. ZBTB33 mutations potentially link DNA methylation and RNA splicing, the two most commonly mutated pathways in clonal hematopoiesis and myelodysplastic syndromes.SIGNIFICANCE: Mutations in known driver genes can be found in only about half of individuals with clonal hematopoiesis. Here, we performed a somatic mutation discovery effort in nonmalignant blood samples, which identified novel candidate genes that may play biological roles in hematopoietic stem cell expansion and hematologic malignancies.
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