Increased Expression Together with the Gene Regulation Network of NEIL3 Predicts Poor Prognosis and Correlates with Immune Infiltrates in Hepatocellular Carcinoma
Abnormal Nei endonuclease VIII-like 3 (NEIL3)expression is associated with carcinogenesis. Methods: We used sequencing data from the Cancer Genome Atlas database, analyzed NEIL3 expression, gene regulation networks and the correlation with immune infiltrates in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Clinicopathologic characteristics associated with overall survival in TCGA patients using Cox regression and the Kaplan-Meier method. Gene Set Enrichment Analysis was performed using TCGA data set.
... A data set. LinkedOmics was used to identify differential gene expression with NEIL3 and to analyze Gene Ontology and Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes pathways. Gene enrichment analysis examined target networks of kinases and transcription factors.Correlations between NEIL3 expression and cancer immune infiltrates and immune gene markers were analyzed by TIMER and GEPIA. Results: We found that overexpressed NEIL3 predicted poor prognosis. Functional network analysis suggested that NEIL3 regulates the DNA replication and cell cycle signaling via pathways involving several cancer-related kinases and E2F Transcription Factor 1.NEIL3 was also found to be associated with the infiltration of several immune cells. Conclusions: Our results demonstrate that data mining efficiently reveals information about NEIL3 expression, potential regulatory networks and the relationship with immune infiltration in HCC, laying a foundation for further study of the role of NEIL3 in carcinogenesis.