A Two-eRNA-Based Signature Can Impact the Immune Status and Predict the Prognosis and Drug Sensitivity of Lung Adenocarcinoma.

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Date: May 10, 2022
Publisher: Hindawi Limited
Document Type: Article
Length: 5,475 words
Lexile Measure: 1390L

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Enhancer RNAs (eRNAs) are intergenic long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) participating in the development of malignant cancers via targeting cancer-associated genes and immune checkpoints. Immune infiltration of the tumor microenvironment was positively associated with overall survival (OS) in lung adenocarcinoma (LUAD). In this study, we aimed to explore the clinical significance of PCBP1-AS1 in LUAD and developed a novel prognostic signature based on two eRNAs. Our team discovered that the expression of PCBP1-AS1 was distinctly downregulated in LUAD specimens compared with nontumor specimens. Lower PCBP1-AS1 expression was related to advanced clinical stages and poor prognosis. KEGG analysis unveiled that the coexpression genes of PCBP1-AS1 were involved in the regulation of several tumor-related pathways. In addition, remarkable associations were observed between the expression of PCBP1-AS1 and the levels of several immune cells. Then, we used PCBP1-AS1 and TBX5-AS1 to develop a prognostic model. Survival assays unveiled that patients with higher risk scores exhibited a shorter OS in contrast to patients with lower risk scores. In addition, multivariable Cox regressive analysis indicated that the risk score was an independent prediction factor in LUAD sufferers. The anticancer drug sensitivity analysis indicated that risk score had a positive relationship with several anticancer drugs. Taken together, our findings indicated PCBP1-AS1 as a function modulator in LUAD development. In addition, we constructed a robust immune-related eRNA signature which might be a clinical prognosis factor for LUAD patients.

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