Analyzing Functional Pathways and constructing gene-gene network for Narcolepsy based on candidate genes

Hui Ouyang, Zechen Zhou, Qiwen Zheng, Jun Zhang
2020 International Journal of Medical Sciences  
Aims: To investigate the interactions among narcolepsy-associated genes and reveal the pathways these genes involved through bioinformatics analyses. Methods: The study was performed with the following steps: 1) Selected the previously discovered narcolepsy risk genes through literature review, 2) pathway enrichment analysis, and construction of gene-gene and protein-protein interaction (PPI) networks for narcolepsy. Results: 1) GO analysis revealed the positive regulation of interferon-gamma
more » ... oduction as the most enriched terms in biological process, and C-C chemokine receptor activity as the most enriched term in molecular function, 2) KEGG pathway enrichment analysis revealed selective enrichment of genes in cytokine-cytokine receptor interaction signaling pathways, and 3) five hub genes were identified (IFNAR1, IL10RB, DNMT1, TNFSF4 and NFATC2). Conclusion: The bioinformatics results provide new insights into the molecular pathogenesis of narcolepsy and the identification of potential therapeutic targets for narcolepsy treatment.
doi:10.7150/ijms.41812 pmid:32669953 pmcid:PMC7359385 fatcat:anxycvairrhffjiyx637og4kga