Table_1_Systematic Analysis Identifies a Specific RNA-Binding Protein-Related Gene Model for Prognostication and Risk-Adjustment in HBV-Related Hepato.XLSX (28.53 kB)
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Table_1_Systematic Analysis Identifies a Specific RNA-Binding Protein-Related Gene Model for Prognostication and Risk-Adjustment in HBV-Related Hepatocellular Carcinoma.XLSX

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posted on 04.08.2021, 05:20 authored by Maoshi Li, Zhongwei Liu, Jing Wang, Huimin Liu, Hongmei Gong, Shilian Li, Ming Jia, Qing Mao
Objective

Increasing evidence shows that dysregulated RNA binding proteins (RBPs) modulate the progression of several malignancies. Nevertheless, their clinical implications of RBPs in HBV-related hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) remain largely undefined. Here, this study systematically analyzed the associations of RBPs with HBV-related HCC prognosis.

Methods

Based on differentially expressed RBPs between HBV-related HCC and control specimens, prognosis-related RBPs were screened by univariate analyses. A LASSO model was then created. Kaplan-Meier curves, ROCs, multivariate analyses, subgroup analyses and external verification were separately applied to assess the efficacy of this model in predicting prognosis and recurrence of patients. A nomogram was created by incorporating the model and clinical indicators, which was verified by ROCs, calibration curves and decision curve analyses. By CIBERSORT algorithm, the association between the risk score and immune cell infiltrations was evaluated.

Results

Totally, 54 RBPs were distinctly correlated to prognosis of HBV-related HCC. An 11-RBP model was created, containing POLR2L, MRPS12, DYNLL1, ZFP36, PPIH, RARS, SRP14, DDX41, EIF2B4, and NOL12. This risk score sensitively and accurately predicted one-, three- and five-year overall survival, disease-free survival, and progression-free interval. Compared to other clinical parameters, this risk score had the best predictive efficacy. Also, the clinical generalizability of the model was externally verified in the GSE14520 dataset. The nomogram may predict patients’ survival probabilities. Also, the risk score was related to the components in the immune microenvironment.

Conclusion

Collectively, RBPs may act as critical elements in the malignant progression of HBV-related HCC and possess potential implications on prognostication and therapy decision.

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