EP300 mutation is associated with tumor mutation burden and promotes antitumor immunity in bladder cancer patients.

Bladder cancer is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Currently, immunotherapy has become a worthwhile therapy for bladder cancer. Tumor mutation burden (TMB) has been regarded as the most prevalent biomarker to predict immunotherapy. Bladder cancer is reported to have the third highest mutation rate. However, whether these gene mutations are related to TMB and immune response remain unknown. In this study, we downloaded somatic mutation data of bladder cancer from The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) and International Cancer Genome Consortium (ICGC) datasets, and found 11 frequently mutated genes were covered by both two cohorts including FGFR3, TTN, XIRP2, CREBBP, PIK3CA, TP53, MUC16, EP300 (E1A binding protein P300), ARID1A, ERBB2, and KDM6A. Among them, EP300 mutation was associated with higher TMB and indicated a favorable clinical prognosis. Furthermore, based on Gene set enrichment analysis (GSEA) and CIBERSORT algorithm, we observed that EP300 mutation upregulated signaling pathways involved in immune system and enhanced antitumor immune response. In conclusion, EP300 is frequently mutated in bladder cancer, and its mutation is associated with increased TMB and promotes antitumor immunity, which may serve as a biomarker to predict immune response.

Aging. 2020 Feb 03 [Epub]

Gongmin Zhu, Lijiao Pei, Yuan Li, Xin Gou

Department of Urology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Chongqing Medical University, Chongqing, China., The State Key Laboratory of Biotherapy, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China., Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, The First Affiliated Hospital of Chongqing Medical University, Chongqing, China.