Polygenic in vivo validation of cancer mutations using transposons
Chew SKI., Lu D., Campos LS., Scott KL., Saci A., Wang J., Collinson A., Raine K., Hinton J., Teague JW., Jones D., Menzies A., Butler AP., Gamble J., O'Meara S., McLaren S., Chin L., Liu P., Futreal PA.
The in vivo validation of cancer mutations and genes identified in cancer genomics is resource-intensive because of the low throughput of animal experiments. We describe a mouse model that allows multiple cancer mutations to be validated in each animal line. Animal lines are generated with multiple candidate cancer mutations using transposons. The candidate cancer genes are tagged and randomly expressed in somatic cells, allowing easy identification of the cancer genes involved in the generated tumours. This system presents a useful, generalised and efficient means for animal validation of cancer genes.