Characterization of a non-coding RNA-associated ceRNA network in metastatic lung adenocarcinoma.
ABSTRACT: Lung adenocarcinoma (LUAD) is a highly malignant cancer. Although competing endogenous RNA (ceRNA)-based profiling has been investigated in patients with LUAD, it has not been specifically used to study metastasis in LUAD. We found 130 differentially expressed (DE) lncRNAs, 32 DE miRNAs and 981 DE mRNAs from patients with LUAD in The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) database. We analysed the functions and pathways of 981 DE mRNAs using the Gene Ontology (GO) and the Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes (KEGG) databases. Based on the target DE mRNAs and DE lncRNAs of DE miRNAs, we established an lncRNA-miRNA-mRNA ceRNA network, comprising 37 DE lncRNAs, 22 DE miRNAs and 212 DE mRNAs. Subsequently, we constructed a protein-protein interaction network of DE mRNAs in the ceRNA network. Among all, DE RNAs, 5 DE lncRNAs, 5 DE miRNAs and 45 DE mRNAs were confirmed found to be associated with clinical prognosis. Moreover, 3 DE lncRNAs, 4 DE miRNAs and 9 DE mRNAs in the ceRNA network were associated with clinical prognosis. We further screened 3 DE lncRNAs, 3 DE miRNAs and 3 DE mRNAs using clinical samples. These DE lncRNAs, DE miRNAs and DE mRNAs in ceRNA network may serve as independent biomarkers of LUAD metastasis.
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