Synthetic Lethality

A genetic interaction is inferred when mutations or deletions in separate genes, each of which alone causes a minimal phenotype, result in lethality when combined in the same cell under a given condition.

Publication

A Network of Conserved Synthetic Lethal Interactions for Exploration of Precision Cancer Therapy.

Srivas R, Shen JP, Yang CC, Sun SM, Li J, Gross AM, Jensen J, Licon K, Bojorquez-Gomez A, Klepper K, Huang J, Pekin D, Xu JL, Yeerna H, Sivaganesh V, Kollenstart L, van Attikum H, Aza-Blanc P, Sobol RW, Ideker T

An emerging therapeutic strategy for cancer is to induce selective lethality in a tumor by exploiting interactions between its driving mutations and specific drug targets. Here we use a multi-species approach to develop a resource of synthetic lethal interactions relevant to cancer therapy. First, we screen in yeast ∼169,000 potential interactions among orthologs of human tumor suppressor genes (TSG) and ... [more]

Mol. Cell Aug. 04, 2016; 63(3);514-25 [Pubmed: 27453043]

Throughput

  • High Throughput

Ontology Terms

  • phenotype: growth abnormality [hela cell]

Additional Notes

  • Chemo-genetic screen with siRNAs
  • Drug: fludarabine
  • HeLa cervical cancer cell line

Related interactions

InteractionExperimental Evidence CodeDatasetThroughputScoreCurated ByNotes
ADA CHEK1
Negative Genetic
Negative Genetic

Mutations/deletions in separate genes, each of which alone causes a minimal phenotype, but when combined in the same cell results in a more severe fitness defect or lethality under a given condition. This term is reserved for high or low throughput studies with scores.

High-BioGRID
2208350

Curated By

  • BioGRID