Epigenetic Changes in DAXX and/or ATRX Negative Pancreatic Neuro-Endocrine Tumors Abstract #2128

Introduction: The most commonly mutated genes in Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors (PanNETs) are MEN1, DAXX and ATRX, which encode for proteins involved in epigenetic regulation. DAXX/ATRX mutated PanNETs are globally hypomethylated and behave clinically in a more aggressive way. Tumor pathways associated with these changes are still unclear. We hypothesize that DAXX/ATRX and MEN1 mutations mediate PanNET progression via epigenetic dysregulation.
Aim(s): To describe the epigenetic profiles of MEN1 mutated and DAXX/ATRX negative PanNETs, identify pathways epigenetically dysregulated and assess their contribution to tumor development.
Materials and methods: We analysed genome wide DNA methylation (DNAme) profiles (Illumina 450K) in 55 PanNETs and miRNA expression (800 miRNA) in a subset of 24 PanNETs.
Conference: 15th Annual ENETS conference (2018)
Category: Basic Science - Genetics, epigenetics, miRNAs, Omics
Presenting Author: Annunziata Di Domenico

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