Genome-wide repression of eRNA and target gene loci by the ETV6-RUNX1 fusion in acute leukemia.

Teppo S, Laukkanen S, Liuksiala T, Nordlund J, Oittinen M, Teittinen K, Grönroos T, St-Onge P, Sinnett D, Syvänen AC, Nykter M, Viiri K, Heinäniemi M, Lohi O

Genome Res. 26 (11) 1468-1477 [2016-11-00; online 2016-09-12]

Approximately 20%-25% of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemias carry the ETV6-RUNX1 (E/R) fusion gene, a fusion of two central hematopoietic transcription factors, ETV6 (TEL) and RUNX1 (AML1). Despite its prevalence, the exact genomic targets of E/R have remained elusive. We evaluated gene loci and enhancers targeted by E/R genome-wide in precursor B acute leukemia cells using global run-on sequencing (GRO-seq). We show that expression of the E/R fusion leads to widespread repression of RUNX1 motif-containing enhancers at its target gene loci. Moreover, multiple super-enhancers from the CD19

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PubMed 27620872

DOI 10.1101/gr.193649.115

Crossref 10.1101/gr.193649.115

pii: gr.193649.115
pmc: PMC5088590

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