bims-lorfki Biomed News
on Long non-coding RNA functions in the kidney
Issue of 2020‒12‒27
one paper selected by
Nikita Dewani
Max Delbrück Centre for Molecular Medicine


  1. Front Cell Dev Biol. 2020 ;8 612924
    He R, Wang L, Li J, Ma L, Wang F, Wang Y.
      The kidney renal papillary cell carcinoma (KIRP) is a relatively rare type of renal cell carcinoma (RCC). Currently, most kidney cancer studies primarily focus on RCC, and there has been no investigation to find a robust signature to predict the survival outcome of KIRP patients. In this study, we constructed a competing endogenous RNA (ceRNA) network, including 1,251 lncRNA-miRNA-mRNA interactions. Eight differentially expressed genes (IGF2BP3, PLK1, LINC00200, NCAPG, CENPF, miR-217, GAS6-As1, and LRRC4) based on the TCGA database were selected. The prognostic signature was established by combining the univariate Cox regression method and a stepwise regression method, with its predictive value validated by time-dependent receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curves. In conclusion, we identified eight prognostic signatures with using ceRNA networks. Our study provided a global view and a systematic dissection on KIRP prognosis biomarkers, and the eight identified genes might be used as new and important prognostic factors involved in KIRP pathogenesis.
    Keywords:  KIRP; TCGA; biomarker; ceRNA; prognosis
    DOI:  https://doi.org/10.3389/fcell.2020.612924