The proto-oncogene MYC is rearranged at its 3' end in the human T-cell leukemia line Hut 78 as a result of a translocation between the long arms of chromosomes 8 and 2. The nucleotide sequence at the breakpoint shows that the rearranged allele of MYC is truncated 24 nucleotides before the first poly(A)-addition signal. The 3' truncated MYC lacks a 61 nucleotide AT-rich sequence that has been reported to mediate selective mRNA degradation. We show that the truncation results in prolonged stability of MYC mRNA: the half life of the MYC mRNA in Hut 78, as well as in Rat 1A cells transfected with the truncated allele of MYC is increased by at least 5-fold. Our results document yet another mechanism by which MYC may be rendered pathogenic and dramatize the importance of mRNA stability in the regulation of MYC activity.

A 3' truncation of MYC caused by chromosomal translocation in a human T-cell leukemia increases mRNA stability.

GUERRASIO, Angelo;SERRA, Anna;SAGLIO, Giuseppe
1990-01-01

Abstract

The proto-oncogene MYC is rearranged at its 3' end in the human T-cell leukemia line Hut 78 as a result of a translocation between the long arms of chromosomes 8 and 2. The nucleotide sequence at the breakpoint shows that the rearranged allele of MYC is truncated 24 nucleotides before the first poly(A)-addition signal. The 3' truncated MYC lacks a 61 nucleotide AT-rich sequence that has been reported to mediate selective mRNA degradation. We show that the truncation results in prolonged stability of MYC mRNA: the half life of the MYC mRNA in Hut 78, as well as in Rat 1A cells transfected with the truncated allele of MYC is increased by at least 5-fold. Our results document yet another mechanism by which MYC may be rendered pathogenic and dramatize the importance of mRNA stability in the regulation of MYC activity.
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AGHIB DF; BISHOP JM; OTTOLENGHI S; GUERRASIO A; SERRA A; SAGLIO G
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