C.5 Musashi-1 is a master regulator of aberrant translation in MYC-amplified Group 3 medulloblastoma Academic Article uri icon

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  • Background: Medulloblastoma (MB) is the most common solid malignant pediatric brain neoplasm. Group 3 (G3) MB, particularly MYC amplified G3 MB, is the most aggressive subgroup with the highest frequency of children presenting with metastatic disease, and is associated with a poor prognosis. To further our understanding of the role of MSI1 in MYC amplified G3 MB, we performed an unbiased integrative analysis of eCLIP binding sites, with changes observed at the transcriptome, the translatome, and the proteome after shMSI1 inhibition. Methods: Primary human pediatric MBs, SU_MB002 and HD-MB03 were kind gifts from Dr. Yoon-Jae Cho (Harvard, MS) and Dr. Till Milde (Heidelberg) and cultured for in vitro and in vivo experiments. eCLIP, RNA-seq, Polysome-seq, and TMT-MS were completed as previously described. Results:MSI1 is overexpressed in G3 MB. shRNA Msi1 interference resulted in a reduction in tumour burden conferring a survival advantage to mice injected with shMSI1 G3MB cells. Robust ranked multiomic analysis (RRA) identified an unconventional gene set directly perturbed by MSI1 in G3 MB. Conclusions: Our robust unbiased integrative analysis revealed a distinct role for MSI1 in the maintenance of the stem cell state in G3 MB through post-transcriptional modification of multiple pathways including identification of unconventional targets such as HIPK1.


  • Kameda-Smith, MM
  • Zhu, H
  • Luo, E
  • Venugopal, C
  • Brown, K
  • Yee, BA
  • Xing, S
  • Tan, F
  • Bakhshinyan, D
  • Adile, AA
  • Subapanditha, M
  • Picard, D
  • Moffat, J
  • Fleming, Adam
  • Hope, K
  • Provias, J
  • Remke, M
  • Lu, Y
  • Reimand, J
  • Wechsler-Reya, R
  • Yeo, G
  • Singh, Sheila

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  • November 2021