Research Paper Volume 12, Issue 9 pp 8084—8106
Identification of HMG-box family establishes the significance of SOX6 in the malignant progression of glioblastoma
- 1 Central Laboratory, Yijishan Hospital of Wannan Medical College, Wuhu 241001, China
- 2 Key Laboratory of Non-coding RNA Transformation Research of Anhui Higher Education Institution, Wannan Medical College, Wuhu 241001, China
Received: December 7, 2019 Accepted: March 30, 2020 Published: May 10, 2020https://doi.org/10.18632/aging.103127
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Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is the most malignant neuroepithelial primary brain tumor and its mean survival time is 15 months after diagnosis. This study undertook to investigate the genome-wide and transcriptome-wide analyses of human high mobility group box (HMG-box) TF (transcript factor) families / HOX, TOX, FOX, HMG and SOX gene families, and their relationships to GBM. According to the TCGA-GBM profile analysis, differentially expressed HOX, FOX, HMG and SOX gene families (62 DEmRNA) were found in this study. We also analyzed DEmRNA (HMG-box related genes) co-expressed eight DElncRNA in GBM, and constructed a ceRNA network analysis as well. We constructed 50 DElncRNA-DEmiRNA-DEmRNA (HMG-box related genes) pairs between GBM and normal tissues. Then, risk genes SOX6 and SOX21 expression were correlated with immune infiltration levels in GBM. SOX6 also had a strong association with MAPT, GSK3B, FYN and DPYSL4, suggesting that they might be functional members in GBM.