May 17, 2018

Lineage restriction analyses in CHIP indicate myeloid bias for TET2 and multipotent stem cell origin for DNMT3A

Manuel BuscarletLambert Busque


We analyzed DNA from polymorphonuclear (PMN) cells, monocytes, B cells, and T cells of 107 individuals with clonal hematopoiesis of indeterminate potential (CHIP) to perform lineage restriction analysis of different gene mutations. Three lineage categories were defined: myeloid (PMN with or without monocytes), myelolympho-B (myeloid and B cells), and multipotent (myeloid, B and T cells). Six individuals with aberrant patterns were excluded from analysis. Ninety-four had a single mutation (56 in DNMT3A, 24 in TET2, 7 in other genes [JAK2, ASXL1, CBL or TP53]). Fourteen had multiple mutations. The lineage restriction patterns of single DNMT3A- or TET2-mutated individuals were different. The proportion of myeloid restricted mutations was higher for TET2 (54.2%, 13 of 24) than for DNMT3A (23.2%, 13 of 56) (P < .05). It was similar for myelolympho-B category but with a 1.5 fold greater proportion of myeloid cells for TET2 individuals (P < .05). Importantly, 0% (0 of 24) of the individuals with TET2 mutation in the multipotent category in contrast to 35.7% (20 of 56) for DNMT3A (P < .01). The clone size predicted multipotent pattern for DNMT3A suggesting a time delay for extensive lineage clonal dominance. These distinctive features ...Continue Reading

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TP53 gene
JAK2 protein, human
CD19 Antigens

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