Expression and Prognostic Analyses of the Insulin-like Growth Factor 2 mRNA Binding Protein Family in Human Pancreatic Cancer [post]

Xiao-Han Cui, Shu-Yi Hu, Xihu Qin, Chun-Fu Zhu
2020 unpublished
Background: Despite advances in early diagnosis and treatment, cancer remains the leading cause of mortality worldwide. The insulin-like growth factor 2 mRNA binding protein(IGF2BP) family has been reported to be involved in a variety of human malignant tumours. However, little is known about their expression and prognostic value in human pancreatic cancer. Therefore, we performed a detailed cancer versus normal differential analysis. Methods: The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) and Gene Expression
more » ... rofiling Interactive Analysis (GEPIA) databases were uesd to analyse the mRNA expression levels of the IGF2BP family in various cancers, including pancreatic cancer. Then, the LinkedOmics and GEPIA databases were used to assess the relation between the expression levels of IGF2BPs and overall survival (OS). Then, univariate and multivariate Cox regression analyses were performed , and subgroups based on grade and stage were analysed. The signalling pathways associated with IGF2BP2 and IGF2BP3 were then investigated via gene set enrichment nalysis(GSEA). Results: IGF2BP2 and IGF2BP3 were associated with each subset of OS based on grade and stage. Further clinical correlation analysis of IGF2BP2 and IGF2BP3 confirmed that IGF2BP2 and IGF2BP3 are fundamental factors in promoting pancreatic cancer progression. Conclusion: IGF2BP2 and IGF2BP3 are key factors in promoting the progression of pancreatic cancer and are closely related to overall survival.
doi:10.21203/ fatcat:ye4mjd3i2zhkpdqwpj2kscm2ge