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Advanced Pediatric Diffuse Pontine Glioma Animal Models Pave the Way Towards Precision Medicine

Version 1 : Received: 15 January 2021 / Approved: 18 January 2021 / Online: 18 January 2021 (12:50:14 CET)

How to cite: Chen, Z.; Peng, P.; Zhang, X.; Mania-Farnell, B.; Xi, G.; Wan, F. Advanced Pediatric Diffuse Pontine Glioma Animal Models Pave the Way Towards Precision Medicine. Preprints 2021, 2021010337 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202101.0337.v1). Chen, Z.; Peng, P.; Zhang, X.; Mania-Farnell, B.; Xi, G.; Wan, F. Advanced Pediatric Diffuse Pontine Glioma Animal Models Pave the Way Towards Precision Medicine. Preprints 2021, 2021010337 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202101.0337.v1).

Abstract

Diffuse intrinsic pontine gliomas (DIPGs) account for ~15% of pediatric brain tumors, which invariably present with poor survival regardless of treatment mode. Several seminal studies have revealed that 80% of DIPGs harbor H3K27M mutation coded by HIST1H3B, HIST1H3C and H3F3A genes. The H3K27M mutation has broad effects on gene expression and is considered a tumor driver. Determination of the effects of H3K27M on posttranslational histone modifications and gene regulations in DIPG is critical for identifying effective therapeutic targets. Advanced animal models play critical roles in translating these cutting-edge findings into clinical trial development. Here, we review current molecular research progress associated with DIPG. We also summarize DIPG animal models, highlighting novel genomic engineered mouse models (GEMMs) and innovative humanized DIPG mouse models. These models will pave the way towards personalized precision medicine for the treatment of DIPGs.

Subject Areas

Diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma; molecular biology; patient derived xenografts; genetically engineered mouse model; humanized mouse model

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