Sep 28, 2017

Identification of hub genes involved in the development of hepatocellular carcinoma by transcriptome sequencing

Yongchang ZhengHaitao Zhao


Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a leading cause of cancer-related death. The aim of this study was to identify underlying hub genes and dysregulated pathways associated with the development of HCC using bioinformatics analysis. Differentially expressed protein-coding genes were subjected to transcriptome sequencing in 11 pairs of liver cancer tissue and matched adjacent non-cancerous tissue. Gene ontology (GO) and Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes (KEGG) pathway enrichment analyses were performed, followed by protein-protein interaction (PPI) network construction. Hub genes were identified via centralities analysis and verified using published datasets. In total, 720 significantly differentially expressed protein-coding genes were identified in the samples, including 335 upregulated genes and 385 downregulated genes. The upregulated genes were significantly enriched in cell adhesion, biological adhesion and cell-cell adhesion GO terms under biological process (BP). Conversely, the downregulated genes were significantly enriched in embryonic organ morphogenesis, embryonic organ development and embryonic morphogenesis. The KEGG pathway analysis showed that the upregulated genes were enriched in ECM-receptor interaction an...Continue Reading

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Biological Markers
Genee-Wiedemann Syndrome
Biochemical Pathway
Proton Pump Inhibitors
Embryonic Morphogenesis
Liver Carcinoma

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