RNA modifications are key regulatory factors for several biological and pathological processes. They are abundantly represented on ribosomal RNA (rRNA), where they contribute to regulate ribosomal function in mRNA translation. Altered RNA modification pathways have been linked to tumorigenesis as well as to other human diseases. In this study we quantitatively evaluated the site-specific pseudouridylation pattern in rRNA in breast cancer samples exploiting the RBS-Seq technique involving RNA bisulfite treatment coupled with a new NGS approach. We found a wide variability among patients at different sites. The most dysregulated positions in tumors turned out to be hypermodified with respect to a reference RNA. As for 2́O-methylation level of rRNA modification, we detected variable and stable pseudouridine sites, with the most stable sites being the most evolutionary conserved. We also observed that pseudouridylation levels at specific sites are related to some clinical and bio-pathological tumor features and they are able to distinguish different patient clusters. This study is the first example of the contribution that newly available high-throughput approaches for site specific pseudouridine detection can provide to the understanding of the intrinsic ribosomal changes occurring in human tumors.

Alterations of ribosomal RNA pseudouridylation in human breast cancer / Barozzi, C.; Zacchini, F.; Corradini, A. G.; Morara, M.; Serra, M.; De Sanctis, V.; Bertorelli, R.; Dassi, E.; Montanaro, L.. - In: NAR CANCER. - ISSN 2632-8674. - 5:2(2023), pp. zcad02601-zcad02611. [10.1093/narcan/zcad026]

Alterations of ribosomal RNA pseudouridylation in human breast cancer

De Sanctis V.;Bertorelli R.;Dassi E.
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2023-01-01

Abstract

RNA modifications are key regulatory factors for several biological and pathological processes. They are abundantly represented on ribosomal RNA (rRNA), where they contribute to regulate ribosomal function in mRNA translation. Altered RNA modification pathways have been linked to tumorigenesis as well as to other human diseases. In this study we quantitatively evaluated the site-specific pseudouridylation pattern in rRNA in breast cancer samples exploiting the RBS-Seq technique involving RNA bisulfite treatment coupled with a new NGS approach. We found a wide variability among patients at different sites. The most dysregulated positions in tumors turned out to be hypermodified with respect to a reference RNA. As for 2́O-methylation level of rRNA modification, we detected variable and stable pseudouridine sites, with the most stable sites being the most evolutionary conserved. We also observed that pseudouridylation levels at specific sites are related to some clinical and bio-pathological tumor features and they are able to distinguish different patient clusters. This study is the first example of the contribution that newly available high-throughput approaches for site specific pseudouridine detection can provide to the understanding of the intrinsic ribosomal changes occurring in human tumors.
2023
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Barozzi, C.; Zacchini, F.; Corradini, A. G.; Morara, M.; Serra, M.; De Sanctis, V.; Bertorelli, R.; Dassi, E.; Montanaro, L.
Alterations of ribosomal RNA pseudouridylation in human breast cancer / Barozzi, C.; Zacchini, F.; Corradini, A. G.; Morara, M.; Serra, M.; De Sanctis, V.; Bertorelli, R.; Dassi, E.; Montanaro, L.. - In: NAR CANCER. - ISSN 2632-8674. - 5:2(2023), pp. zcad02601-zcad02611. [10.1093/narcan/zcad026]
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