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2021 ◽  
Vol 11 (1) ◽  
Mohamed Eltabbakh ◽  
Heba M. Abdella ◽  
Safaa Askar ◽  
Mohamed A. Abuhashima ◽  
Mohamed K. Shaker

Abstract Background Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the fifth most common cancer worldwide. There are multiple factors that could affect the malignancy and progression of HCC including tumor number, size, and macrovascular invasion. The alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) model was validated as a predictor for HCC recurrence post-liver transplantation, especially in France. However, the AFP model has not been studied on patients with HCC undergoing locoregional treatment. This study aimed to assess the prognostic value of the AFP model in patients with HCC undergoing trans arterial chemoembolization (TACE). This cohort study was conducted at Ain Shams University Hospitals, Cairo, Egypt. We included all newly diagnosed patients with HCC who were fit for TACE from January 2012 to January 2017. The AFP model was calculated for each patient before TACE. Subsequently, we classified them into low- and high-risk groups for TACE. The patients were followed up by AFP level and triphasic spiral CT performed 1 month after TACE to evaluate the response then at 4 months and 7 months post TACE to evaluate the local and distant recurrence. Results One hundred and thirty-two patients were included in the study. Complete response (CR) was achieved nonsignificantly at a higher percentage in the low-risk group in comparison with the high-risk group. One- and three-year recurrence-free survivals (RFS) were longer in the low-risk group in comparison with the high-risk group (50% and 24.1% vs. 29.1% and 16.2%, respectively). One- and three-year overall survival (OS) rates were 97% and 37.3% in the low-risk group vs. 98.1% and 11.6% in the high-risk group, respectively, without statistical significance. On classifying patients with AFP levels < 100 IU/mL into low- and high-risk patients, CR was achieved in a significantly higher percentage in the low-risk group in comparison with the high-risk group(P < 0.05). Recurrence occurred nonsignificantly in a less percentage in low than high-risk group. The median OS was significantly higher in the low-risk group in comparison with that in the high-risk group (18 vs. 16 months respectively) (P < 0.01). Conclusion The AFP model may have a prognostic value for patients with HCC undergoing TACE especially in patients with an AFP level < 100 IU/mL.

2021 ◽  
Vol 2021 ◽  
pp. 1-14
Hongshan Ye ◽  
Ning Zhang

Mitochondrial ribosomal protein (MRPL) genes have been reported to participate in many cellular processes, such as cell proliferation, apoptosis, and cell cycle. Meanwhile, the occurrence rate of breast cancer (BRCA) in China steadily increased. Exploring the prognostic value of MRPL genes in BRCA could provide novel biomarkers for BRCA. In this study, to identify prognosis-related genes in breast cancer, the P value and the hazard ratio (HR) of all genes are analyzed with TCGA database. We revealed higher expression level of CEL, PGK1, WNT3A, USP41, LINC02037, PCMT1, LRP11, MCTS1, TCP1, TMEM31, STK4-AS1, STXBP5, LOC100287036, SLC16A2, MRPL13, DERL1, and TARS was correlated to shorter OS time in BRCA. However, higher expression level of JCHAIN, KLRB1, and TNFRSF14 was correlated to longer OS time in BRCA. The further analysis demonstrated MRPL13 was overexpressed in BRCA. Subtype analysis showed that MRPL13 was overexpressed in luminal, HER2-positive BRCA, and TNBC samples and was highest in TNBC samples. Moreover, we revealed higher expression of MRPL13 was significantly correlated to shorter OS time and higher TMB levels in BRCA. Pan-cancer analysis further revealed the prognostic value of MRPL13 in human cancers. MRPL13 expression was significantly increased in multiple human cancers, such as bladder cancer, colon cancer, liver cancer, and prostate cancer. Pan-cancer TMB and overall survival time showed dysregulation of MRPL13 is significantly related to the OS and TMB levels in various cancers. These results further proved that MRPL13 may be a pan-cancer biomarker for predicting prognosis and the response to immunotherapy.

Wangsheng Chen ◽  
Fei Wang ◽  
Jianhua Zhang ◽  
Changqing Li ◽  
Lan Hong

AbstractLong intergenic non-coding RNA 01,087 (LINC01087) has been concerned as an oncogene in breast cancer, while its mechanism in glioma has been little surveyed. Thus, we searched the prognostic value and functional action of LINC01087 in glioma. Glioma patients after preoperative MRI diagnosis were enrolled, and LINC01087, microRNA (miR)-1277-5p, and alkaline ceramidase 3 (ACER3) levels were tested in glioma cancer tissue. The correlation between LINC01087 expression and the survival of patients were analyzed. LINC01087, miR-1277-5p, and ACER3 levels in U251 cells were altered via transfection, and cell malignant phenotypes were monitored. The relationship between miR-1277-5p and LINC01087 or ACER3 was detected. The LINC01087 and ACER3 expression was in up-regulation and the miR-1277-5p expression was in down-regulation in clinical glioma samples. High expression of LINC01087 was associated with poor prognosis of glioma patients with preoperative MRI. LINC01087 silencing restrained tumor malignancy in glioma cells. Mechanistically, LINC01087 directly interacted with miR-1277-5p. ACER3 was a known target of miR-1277-5p. Moreover, rescue assays reveal that miR-1277-5p overexpression (or ACER3 overexpression) reversed the effects of LINC01087 upregulation (or miR-1277-5p upregulation) on glioma cells. LINC01087 has prognostic significance in glioma and silencing LINC01087 deters glioma development through elevating miR-1277-5p to reduce ACER3 expression.

2021 ◽  
Vol 2021 ◽  
pp. 1-12
Wenli Qiu ◽  
Ke Ding ◽  
Lusheng Liao ◽  
Yongchang Ling ◽  
Xiaoqiong Luo ◽  

Background. MutS homolog 2 (MSH2), with the function of identifying mismatches and participating in DNA repair, is the “housekeeping gene” in the mismatch repair (MMR) system. MSH2 deficiency has been reported to enhance cancer susceptibility for the association of hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer. However, the expression and prognostic significance of MSH2 have not been studied from the perspective of pan-cancer. Methods. The GTEx database was used to analyze the expression of MSH2 in normal tissues. The TCGA database was used to analyze the differential expression of MSH2 in pan-cancers. The prognostic value of MSH2 in pan-cancer was assessed using Cox regression and Kaplan-Meier analysis. Spearman correlations were used to measure the relationship between the expression level of MSH2 in pan-cancer and the level of immune infiltration, tumor mutational burden (TMB), and microsatellite instability (MSI). Results. MSH2 is highly expressed in most type of cancers and significantly correlated with prognosis. In COAD, KIRC, LIHC, and SKCM, the expression of MSH2 was significantly positively correlated with the abundance of B cells, CD4+ T cells, CD8+ T cells, dendritic cells, macrophages, and neutrophils. In THCA, MSH2 expression correlated with CD8+T Cell showed a significant negative correlation. MSH2 had significantly negative correlations with stromal score and immune score in a variety of cancers and significantly correlated with TMB and MSI of a variety of tumors. Conclusions. MSH2 may play an important role in the occurrence, development, and immune infiltration of cancer. MSH2 can emerge as a potential biomarker for cancer diagnosis and prognosis.

Genes ◽  
2021 ◽  
Vol 12 (12) ◽  
pp. 1859
Sebastian Koch ◽  
Björn-Hergen Laabs ◽  
Meike Kasten ◽  
Eva-Juliane Vollstedt ◽  
Jos Becktepe ◽  

Idiopathic Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a complex multifactorial disorder caused by the interplay of both genetic and non-genetic risk factors. Polygenic risk scores (PRSs) are one way to aggregate the effects of a large number of genetic variants upon the risk for a disease like PD in a single quantity. However, reassessment of the performance of a given PRS in independent data sets is a precondition for establishing the PRS as a valid tool to this end. We studied a previously proposed PRS for PD in a separate genetic data set, comprising 1914 PD cases and 4464 controls, and were able to replicate its ability to differentiate between cases and controls. We also assessed theoretically the prognostic value of the PD-PRS, i.e., its ability to predict the development of PD in later life for healthy individuals. As it turned out, the PD-PRS alone can be expected to perform poorly in this regard. Therefore, we conclude that the PD-PRS could serve as an important research tool, but that meaningful PRS-based prognosis of PD at an individual level is not feasible.

2021 ◽  
Vol 2021 ◽  
pp. 1-5
Ying Li ◽  
Li Li ◽  
Kun Wang ◽  
Pengtao Wu ◽  
Yijie Cui

Objective. The aim of this study was at investigating the risk stratification and prognostic value of hypersensitive troponin T (hs-TnT) combined with matrix metalloproteinase 2 (MMP-2) in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Methods. 80 patients with coronary syndrome admitted to our hospital from January 2019 to January 2020 and 40 healthy people (control group) in the same period were selected. According to different types of diseases, the patients were divided into an acute group ( n = 40 ) and stable group ( n = 40 ). Besides, they all were monitored by the hs-TnT value, serum MMP-2, and coronary angiography at admission and the comparative analysis was carried out. The patients in both groups were followed up for 30 days, and the incidence of adverse cardiovascular events in the patients during this period was recorded. Results. Compared with those in the control group, the MMP-2 and hs-TnT levels in the acute group and the stable group were significantly higher and the MMP-2 and hs-TnT levels in the acute group were significantly higher than those in the stable group, with statistically significant differences ( P < 0.05 ). The 30-day follow-up results showed that the incidence of adverse cardiovascular events in the acute group was significantly higher than that in the stable group, with statistically significant differences ( P < 0.05 ). The hs-TnT and MMP-2 levels in the acute myocardial infarction (AMI) group were significantly higher than those in the unstable angina pectoris (UAP) group, with statistically significant differences ( P < 0.01 ). The hs-TnT and MMP-2 levels in the non-single-vessel group were significantly higher than those in the single-vessel group, with statistically significant differences ( P < 0.01 ). Conclusion. The hs-TnT and MMP-2 high expression levels are closely associated with myocardial injury, and they can effectively predict the severity of patients’ disease. In addition, the hs-TnT and MMP-2 elevated levels can be considered as an important index to judge the short-term treatment efficacy and the risk stratification of early ACS, playing an important role in clinical treatment and rehabilitation in the later stage.

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