The mitochondrial quality control network includes several epigenetically-regulated genes involved in mitochondrial dynamics, mitophagy, and mitochondrial biogenesis under physiologic conditions. Dysregulated expression of such genes has been reported in various disease contexts, including cancer. However, their expression pattern and the possible underlying epigenetic modifications remain to be defined within plasma cell (PC) dyscrasias. Herein, we compared the mRNA expression of mitochondrial quality control genes from multiple myeloma, plasma cell leukemia patients and human myeloma cell lines (HMCLs) with healthy plasma cells; moreover, by applying the Sequenom MassARRAY EpiTYPER technology, we performed a pilot investigation of their CpG methylation status in HMCLs. Overall, the results provided indicate dysregulated expression of several mitochondrial network’s genes, and alteration of the CpG methylation profile, underscoring novel potential myeloma biomarkers deserving in-depth functional investigation in the future.

Epigenetic regulation of mitochondrial quality control genes in multiple myeloma: A sequenom massarray pilot investigation on hmcls

D'aquila P.;Montesanto A.;Passarino G.;Bellizzi D.;Amodio N.
2021

Abstract

The mitochondrial quality control network includes several epigenetically-regulated genes involved in mitochondrial dynamics, mitophagy, and mitochondrial biogenesis under physiologic conditions. Dysregulated expression of such genes has been reported in various disease contexts, including cancer. However, their expression pattern and the possible underlying epigenetic modifications remain to be defined within plasma cell (PC) dyscrasias. Herein, we compared the mRNA expression of mitochondrial quality control genes from multiple myeloma, plasma cell leukemia patients and human myeloma cell lines (HMCLs) with healthy plasma cells; moreover, by applying the Sequenom MassARRAY EpiTYPER technology, we performed a pilot investigation of their CpG methylation status in HMCLs. Overall, the results provided indicate dysregulated expression of several mitochondrial network’s genes, and alteration of the CpG methylation profile, underscoring novel potential myeloma biomarkers deserving in-depth functional investigation in the future.
Cancer epigenetics
Methylation
Sequenom MassARRAY
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