Systematic Multiomics Analysis of Alterations in C1QBP mRNA Expression and Relevance for Clinical Outcomes in Cancers

Subbroto Kumar Saha, Kyung Eun Kim, S. M.Riazul Islam, Ssang Goo Cho, Minchan Gil

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C1QBP (Complement Component 1 Q Subcomponent-Binding Protein), a multicompartmental protein, participates in various cellular processes, including mRNA splicing, ribosome biogenesis, protein synthesis in mitochondria, apoptosis, transcriptional regulation, and infection processes of viruses. The correlation of C1QBP expression with patient survival and molecular function of C1QBP in relation to cancer progression has not been comprehensively studied. Therefore, we sought to systematically investigate the expression of C1QBP to evaluate the change of C1QBP expression and the relationship with patient survival and affected pathways in breast, lung, colon, and bladder cancers as well as lymphoma. Relative expression levels of C1QBP were analyzed using the Oncomine, Gene Expression Across Normal and Tumor Tissue (GENT), and The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) databases. Mutations and copy number alterations in C1QBP were also analyzed using cBioPortal, and subsequently, the relationship between C1QBP expression and survival probability of cancer patients was explored using the PrognoScan database and the R2: Kaplan Meier Scanner. Additionally, the relative expression of C1QBP in other cancers, and correlation of C1QBP expression with patient survival were investigated. Gene ontology and pathway analysis of commonly differentially coexpressed genes with C1QBP in breast, lung, colon, and bladder cancers as well as lymphoma revealed the C1QBP-correlated pathways in these cancers. This data-driven study demonstrates the correlation of C1QBP expression with patient survival and identifies possible C1QBP-involved pathways, which may serve as targets of a novel therapeutic modality for various human cancers.

Original languageEnglish
Article number513
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Clinical Medicine
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 15 Apr 2019
Externally publishedYes

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