Bioinformatics analysis of prognostic value and prospective pathway signal of miR-30a in ovarian cancer
Journal of Ovarian Research
Objective MicroRNAs (MiRNAs) is thought to play a critical role in the initiation and progress of ovarian cancer (OC). Although miRNAs has been widely recognized in ovarian cancer, the role of hsa-miR-30a-5p (miR-30a) in OC has not been fully elucidated. Methods Three mRNA datasets of normal ovarian tissue and OC, GSE18520,GSE14407 and GSE36668, were downloaded from Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO) to find the differentially expressed gene (DEG). Then the target genes of hsa-miR-30a-5p were
... -30a-5p were predicted by miRWALK3.0 and TargetScan. Then, the gene overlap between DEG and the predicted target genes of miR-30a in OC was analyzed by Gene Ontology (GO) enrichment analysis. Protein-protein interaction (PPI) network was conducted by STRING and Cytoscape, and the effect of HUB gene on the outcome of OC was analyzed. Results A common pattern of up-regulation of miR-30a in OC was found. A total of 225 DEG, were identified, both OC-related and miR-30a-related. Many DEG are enriched in the interactions of intracellular matrix tissue, ion binding and biological process regulation. Among the 10 major Hub genes analyzed by PPI, five Hub genes were significantly related to the overall poor survival of OC patients, in which the low expression of ESR1,MAPK10, Tp53 and the high expression of YKT,NSF were related to poor prognosis of OC. Conclusion Our results indicate that miR-30a is of significance for the biological progress of OC.