%A Di, Yongbin %A Zhang, Haolei %A Zhang, Bohao %A Li, Tianke %A Li, Dan %D 2024 %T CCNA2 and KIF23 are molecular targets for the prognosis of adenoid cystic carcinoma %! CCNA2 and KIF23 are molecular targets for the prognosis of adenoid cystic carcinoma %K CCNA2, KIF23, prognosis, adenoid cystic carcinoma, bioinformatics %X Objective: Adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) is a tumor type derived from glands. However, relationship between CCNA2 and KIF23, and adenoid cystic carcinoma remains unclear. Methods: GSE36820 and GSE88804 profiles for ACC were obtained from the Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO). Differentially expressed genes (DEGs) were identified, and Weighted Gene Co-expression Network Analysis (WGCNA) was conducted. Subsequently, the construction and analysis of protein–protein interaction (PPI) network, functional enrichment analysis, and Gene Set Enrichment Analysis (GSEA) were performed. A gene expression heat map was generated to visually depict the expression difference of core genes between adenoid cystic carcinoma and normal samples. TargetScan was employed to identify miRNAs that regulated central DEGs. Western blotting (WB) was conducted for cell verification. Results: A total of 885 DEGs were identified. GO and KEGG analyses revealed their main enrichment in responses to chemical stimuli, cell proliferation, tissue development, and regulation of cell proliferation. The GO and KEGG results indicated significant enrichment in aldosterone-regulated sodium reabsorption, the cell cycle, and the PPAR signaling pathway. Notably, core genes (CCNA2 and KIF23) were found to be highly expressed in Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma samples and expressed at low levels in normal samples. WB validated the overexpression of CCNA2 and KIF23 in the Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma group, confirming the protein-level changes associated with cell cycle, metastasis, apoptosis, and inflammatory factors in Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma groups with gene overexpression and knockout. Conclusions: CCNA2 and KIF23 exhibit high expression levels in ACC, suggesting their potential role as molecular targets for this malignancy. %U https://doi.org/10.18632/aging.205703 %J Aging %0 Journal Article %R 10.18632/aging.205703 %@ 1945-4589