Backgrounds: Sarcoma (SARC) is a mesenchymal tumor which often responds poorly to systemic therapy. It is therefore important to look for possible biological markers that could tell the prognosis and the progression of SARC.

Methods: A combined evaluation of the Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) and genotypic tissue expression (GTEx) portal was used to analyzeLMNB2 expression level in different types of cancer. Kaplan-Meier survival analysis was performed to examine LMNB2 predictive value in over-all survival rate and disease-free survival rate. The association among LMNB2 expression level and immune cell infiltration, microsatellite instability (MSI) and tumor mutational burden (TMB) were analyzed. GO and KEGG enrichment analysis were performed to predicate LMNB2 biological functions. The biological function of LMNB2 was estimated by MTT and flow cytometry assay. Additionally, western blot assay was used to examine protein expression levels.

Results: Increased LMNB2 expression was related with worsened cancer type-dependent survival. A relation between LMNB2 expression levels and immune cell infiltration was found. GO and KEGG enrichment analysis indicated that LMNB2 was involved in a series of pathways. Biology function assays revealed that down-regulation of LMNB2 impaired proliferation and cell cycle distribution. At the mechanical level, LMNB2 acts as a regulator of cyclinD1 and cyclinE1.

Conclusions: Altogether, these data suggest that LMNB2 may serve as a tumor promoter and could be a possible target for cancer therapy.