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BamQuery: a proteogenomic tool to explore the immunopeptidome and prioritize actionable tumor antigens.

MHC-I-associated peptides deriving from non-coding genomic regions and mutations can generate tumor-specific antigens, including neoantigens. Quantifying tumor-specific antigens’ RNA expression in malignant and benign tissues is critical for discriminating actionable targets. We present BamQuery, a tool attributing an exhaustive RNA expression to MHC-I-associated peptides of any origin from bulk and single-cell RNA-sequencing data. We show that many cryptic and mutated tumor-specific antigens can derive from multiple discrete genomic regions, abundantly expressed in normal tissues. BamQuery can also be used to predict MHC-I-associated peptides immunogenicity and identify actionable tumor-specific antigens de novo.

Date de publication
15 août 2023
Cuevas MVR, Hardy MP, Larouche JD, Apavaloaei A, Kina E, Vincent K, Gendron P, Laverdure JP, Durette C, Thibault P, Lemieux S, Perreault C, Ehx G
Référence PubMed
Genome Biol 2023;24(1):188
ID PubMed
Institute for Research in Immunology and Cancer (IRIC), Université de Montréal, Montreal, QC, H3C 3J7, Canada.