An Integrative Transcriptomic Analysis Reveals EGFR Exon-19 E746-A750 Fragment Deletion Regulated miRNA, circRNA, mRNA and lncRNA Networks in Lung Carcinoma.
International journal of general medicine
Introduction:Competing endogenous RNA (ceRNA) appears to be an important post-transcriptional manner that regulates gene expression through a miRNA-mediated mechanism. Mutations in exon-19 of EGFR were frequently observed in lung cancer genes, which were associated with EGFR activity and EGFR-targeted therapies. Methods:We explored the transcriptome regulated by mutation in EGFR exon-19 E746-A750 fragment via using a network modeling strategy. We applied transcriptome sequencing to detect the deletion process of EGFR exon-19 E746-A750 fragment. Bio-informatics analyses were used to predict the gene target pairs and explain their potential roles in tumorigenesis and progression of lung cancer. Results:We conducted an explorative lncRNA/miRNA/circRNA and mRNA expression study with two groups of lung adenocarcinoma tissues, including EGFR exon-19 E746-A750 deletion group and EGFR exon-19 wild-type group. Meanwhile, we screen out the hub genes related to the EGFR-19-D patient. Significant pathways and biological functions potentially regulated by the deregulated 128 non-coding genes were enriched. Conclusion:Our work provides an important theoretical, experimental and clinical foundation for further research on more effective targets for the diagnosis, therapy and prognosis of lung cancer.