Mayo Clinic Laboratory and pathology research roundup: August 1

The research roundup provides an overview of the past week’s research from Mayo Clinic Laboratories consultants, including featured abstracts and a complete list of published studies and reviews.

A lncRNA from the FTO locus acts as a suppressor of the m6A writer complex and p53 tumor suppression signaling.

N6-methyladenosine (m6A) of mRNAs modulated by the METTL3-METTL14-WTAP-RBM15 methyltransferase complex and m6A demethylases such as FTO play important roles in regulating mRNA stability, splicing, and translation. Here, we demonstrate that FTO-IT1 long noncoding RNA (lncRNA) was upregulated and positively correlated with poor survival of patients with wild-type p53-expressing prostate cancer (PCa). m6A RIP-seq analysis revealed that FTO-IT1 knockout increased mRNA m6A methylation of a subset of p53 transcriptional target genes (e.g., FAS, TP53INP1, and SESN2) and induced PCa cell cycle arrest and apoptosis. 

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