Analysis of candidate biomarkers and related transcription factors involved in the development and restoration of stress-induced gastric ulcer by transcriptomics


  • 影响因子:2.75
  • DOI:10.1007/s12192-020-01070-8
  • 作者列表:"Huang, Pan","Tang, Weihong","Shen, Rong","Ju, Xiaoli","Shao, Genbao","Xu, Xiao","Jiang, Anqi","Qian, Xiaobin","Chen, Miao","Zhou, Zhengrong","Ren, Caifang
  • 发表时间:2020-02-22

Stress-induced gastric ulcer is one of the common complications affecting patients after trauma, mainly leading to gastrointestinal bleeding and perforation, and severe cases may be life-threatening. However, the molecular mechanism of stress-induced gastric ulcer remains unclear. In the present study, RNA-sequencing was performed on gastric tissues of normal rats (C), stress-induced gastric ulcer rats (T0), and rats recovered from gastric ulcer for 3 days (T3), and bioinformatics analysis was performed to determine changes in gene expression and biological pathways. The protein–protein interaction (PPI) networks of differentially expressed genes (DEGs) were constructed by STRING and visualized by the Cytoscape software. The associated transcriptional factor (TFs)–gene regulatory network of the hub DEGs was also constructed. Pairwise comparisons obtained 103 (T0_C), 127 (T3_T0), and 13 (T3_C) DEGs, respectively. Gene ontology (GO) enrichment analysis indicated DEGs in T0_C and T3_T0 were significantly enriched in response to oxygen-containing compound, response to organic substance, and response to external stimulus. Pathway analysis suggested that DEGs were enriched in TNF signaling pathway, PPAR signaling pathway, apoptosis, and IL-17 signaling pathway. Seven hub genes (Fos, Jun, Nfkbia, Dusp1, Pim3, Junb, and Fosb) were obtained from the PPI networks of T0_C and T3_T0. Key TFs with close interactions, such as Fos, Jun, Nfkbia, Junb, Egr1, and Fosb, were screened This study used RNA-sequencing and bioinformatics analysis to screen out genes associated with gastric ulcer, which can help reveal the molecular mechanism of gastric ulcer development and restoration, and provide reference for the treatment of human gastric ulcers.


应激性胃溃疡是创伤后影响患者的常见并发症之一,主要导致消化道出血和穿孔,严重者可能危及生命。然而,应激性胃溃疡的分子机制仍不清楚。本研究对正常大鼠 (C) 、应激性胃溃疡大鼠 (T0) 、和大鼠胃溃疡恢复 3 天 (T3),并进行生物信息学分析,以确定基因表达和生物通路的变化。通过 STRING 构建差异表达基因 (DEGs) 的蛋白质-蛋白质相互作用 (PPI) 网络,并通过 Cytoscape 软件进行可视化。还构建了 hub DEGs 的相关转录因子 (TFs)-基因调控网络。两两比较分别获得 103 (T0_C) 、 127 (T3_T0) 和 13 (T3_C) 个 DEGs。基因本体 (Gene ontology,GO) 富集分析表明,T0_C 和 T3_T0 中的 DEGs 在响应含氧化合物、响应有机物和响应外界刺激时显著富集。通路分析提示 DEGs 在 TNF 信号通路、 PPAR 信号通路、细胞凋亡和 IL-17 信号通路中富集。从 T0_C 和 T3_T0 的 PPI 网络中获得了 7 个枢纽基因 (Fos,6月,Nfkbia,Dusp1,Pim3,Junb 和 Fosb)。具有密切交互的关键 TFs,如 Fos,6月,Nfkbia,Junb,Egr1 和 Fosb, 本研究通过 RNA 测序和生物信息学分析筛选出与胃溃疡相关的基因,有助于揭示胃溃疡发生和修复的分子机制,并为人类胃溃疡的治疗提供参考。



作者列表:["Xie W","Chen C","Han Z","Huang J","Liu X","Chen H","Zhang T","Chen S","Chen C","Lu M","Shen X","Xue X"]

METHODS::Diffuse gastric cancer (DGC) is a lethal malignancy lacking effective systemic therapy. Among the most provocative recent results in DGC has been that the alter of the cellular cytoskeleton and intercellular adhesion. CD2-associated protein (CD2AP) is one of the critical proteins regulating cytoskeleton assembly and intercellular adhesion. However, no study has investigated the expression and biological significance of CD2AP in gastric cancer (GC) to date. Therefore, the aim of our study was to explore if the expression of CD2AP is associated with any clinical features of GC and to elucidate the underlying mechanism. Immunohistochemistry of 620 patient tissue samples indicated that the expression of CD2AP is downregulated in DGC. Moreover, a low CD2AP level was indicative of poor patient prognosis. In vitro, forced expression of CD2AP caused a significant decrease in the migration and invasion of GC cells, whereas depletion of CD2AP had the opposite effect. Immunofluorescence analysis indicated that CD2AP promoted cellular adhesion and influenced cell cytoskeleton assembly via interaction with the F-actin capping protein CAPZA1. Overall, the upregulation of CD2AP could attenuate GC metastasis, suggesting CD2AP as a novel biomarker for the prognosis and treatment of patients with GC.

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作者列表:["Jing JJ","Li H","Wang ZY","Zhou H","Sun LP","Yuan Y"]

METHODS::Aim: To identify the methylated-differentially expressed genes (MDEGs) that may serve as diagnostic markers and therapeutic targets in Epstein-Barr virus-associated gastric cancer (EBVaGC) and to explore the methylation-based pathways for elucidating biological mechanisms of EBVaGC. Materials & methods: Gene expression and methylation profiles were downloaded from GEO database. MDEGs were identified by GEO2R. Pathway enrichment analyses were conducted based on DAVID database. Hub genes were identified by Cytoscape, which were further verified by The Cancer Genome Atlas database. Results: A total of 367 hypermethylated, lowly expressed genes were enriched in specific patterns of cell differentiation. 31 hypomethylated, highly expressed genes demonstrated enrichment in regulation of immune system process. After validation using The Cancer Genome Atlas database, seven genes were confirmed to be significantly different hub genes in EBVaGC. Conclusion: EBVaGC-specific MDEGs and pathways can be served as potential biomarkers for precise diagnosis and treatment of EBVaGC and provide novel insights into the mechanisms involved.

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作者列表:["Daryabari SS","Fathi M","Mahdavi M","Moaddab Y","Hosseinpour Feizi MA","Shokoohi B","Safaralizadeh R"]

METHODS:Gastric adenocarcinoma, like other cancers, is a multifactorial genetic disease, andmetastasis of cancer cells is one of the main features of this illness. The expressionlevels of the CFL1 gene have been modulated in this pathway. Using small interferingRNA (siRNA) in the treatment of gastric cancer is considered a hopeful genetherapeutic approach. The present study reported the level of CFL1 genes betweentumor and margin and healthy tissue of gastric cancer. Also, the features of a cationicnanoparticle with a polymer coating containing polyacrylic acid and polyethylenei-mine that were used in the delivery of CFL1 siRNA, were shown. Then thecytotoxicity, cellular uptake, and gene silencing efficiency of this nanoparticle wereevaluated with CFL1siRNA. Method:In this study, the CFL1 gene expression was measured in 40 gastricadenocarcinoma, marginal and 15 healthy biopsy samples by a real‐time polymerasechain reaction. Physicochemical characteristics, apoptosis, and inhibition of migrationof the delivery of CFL1 siRNA by nanoparticle and lipofectamine were investigated ingastric cancer cells. Result:The CFL1 expression was remarkably increased in gastric cancer tissues incomparison with the marginal samples and normal tissues (p< .05) and the biomarkerindex for CFL1 was obtained as 0.94, then this gene can be probably used as abiomarker for gastric cancer. After treatment of the AGS cell line by CFL1 siRNA, theCFL1 expression level of mRNA and migration in AGS cells were remarkablysuppressed after transfection. Furthermore, the amount of apoptosis increased(p< .05). Conclusion:Our results demonstrated that CFL1 downregulation in AGS cells caninterdict cell migration. Finally, our outcomes propose that CFL1 can function as anoncogenic gene in gastric cancer and would be considered as a potential purpose ofgene therapy for gastric cancer treatment

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