The Transcriptomic Landscape of Prostate Cancer Development and Progression: An Integrative Analysis

Jacek Marzec, Helen Ross-Adams, Stefano Pirrò, Jun Wang, Yanan Zhu, Xueying Mao, Emanuela Gadaleta, Amar S. Ahmad, Bernard V. North, Solène-Florence Kammerer-Jacquet, Elzbieta Stankiewicz, Sakunthala C. Kudahetti (+5 others)
2021 Cancers  
Next-generation sequencing of primary tumors is now standard for transcriptomic studies, but microarray-based data still constitute the majority of available information on other clinically valuable samples, including archive material. Using prostate cancer (PC) as a model, we developed a robust analytical framework to integrate data across different technical platforms and disease subtypes to connect distinct disease stages and reveal potentially relevant genes not identifiable from single
more » ... ble from single studies alone. We reconstructed the molecular profile of PC to yield the first comprehensive insight into its development, by tracking changes in mRNA levels from normal prostate to high-grade prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia, and metastatic disease. A total of nine previously unreported stage-specific candidate genes with prognostic significance were also found. Here, we integrate gene expression data from disparate sample types, disease stages and technical platforms into one coherent whole, to give a global view of the expression changes associated with the development and progression of PC from normal tissue through to metastatic disease. Summary and individual data are available online at the Prostate Integrative Expression Database (PIXdb), a user-friendly interface designed for clinicians and laboratory researchers to facilitate translational research.
doi:10.3390/cancers13020345 pmid:33477882 fatcat:3id2tp6cdrdvfgq763kp2jgmoe