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Title: EWS/ATF1 activates Fos and induces soft tissue sarcomas from neural crest-derived cells [Agilent].      
keywords:
Transcriptome or Gene expression
ID:
PRJNA176041
description:
Clear cell sarcoma (CCS) is an aggressive soft tissue malignant tumor characterized by a unique t(12; 22) translocation, leading to the expression of a chimeric EWS/ATF1 fusion gene. However, little is known about the mechanisms underlying how EWS/ATF1 is involved in the development of CCSs. In addition, the cells of origin for CCSs remain to be determined. We generated EWS/ATF1-inducible mice, and examined the effects of EWS/ATF1 expression in adult cells. We show that the forced expression of EWS/ATF1 results in the development of EWS/ATF1-dependent sarcomas in mice. The histology of EWS/ATF1-induced sarcomas resembles that of CCSs and EWS/ATF1-induced tumor cells express CCS-markers, such as S100, Sox10, and Mitf. A lineage tracing experiment revealed that such sarcomas are derived from neural crest-lineage cells. Finally, we found that EWS/ATF1 directly induces Fos in an ERK-independent manner, and demonstrated that the increased Fos expression is important for the active cell proliferation in not only EWS/ATF1-induced sarcomas, but also in human CCSs. Our results indicate that FOS, as well as EWS/ATF1 itself, could be a promising therapeutic target for the treatment of EWS/ATF1-related sarcomas. Overall design: Tumor cell lines were established from soft tissue sarcomas in EWS/ATF1-induced mice. Because these cell lines contain doxycycline-inducible EWS/ATF1 alleles, EWS/ATF1 expression can be regulated by the different concentrations of doxycycline. Tumor cell lines were exposed to different concentrations of doxycycline, and total RNAs were isolated at 3 and 48 hours after the doxycycline exposure.
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landingpage: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/bioproject/PRJNA176041
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ID:
pmid:23281395
name:
Mus musculus
ncbiID:
ncbitax:10090
abbreviation:
NCBI
homePage: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
ID:
SCR:006472
name:
National Center for Biotechnology Information
homePage: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/bioproject
ID:
SCR:004801
name:
NCBI BioProject