Table_2_Genome-Wide Analyses of Prognostic and Therapeutic Alternative Splicing Signatures in Bladder Urothelial Carcinoma.xlsx
Alternative splicing (AS) is an indispensable post-transcriptional modification applied during the maturation of mRNA, and AS defects have been associated with many cancers. This study was designed to thoroughly analyze AS events in bladder urothelial carcinoma (BLCA) at the genome-wide level.Methods
We adopted a gap analysis to screen for significant differential AS events (DASEs) associated with BLCA. DASEs with prognostic value for OS and the disease-free interval (DFI) were identified by Cox analysis. In addition, a differential AS network and AS clusters were identified using unsupervised cluster analysis. We examined differences in the sensitivity to chemotherapy and immunotherapy between BLCA patients with high and low overall survival (OS) risk.Results
An extensive number of DASEs (296) were found to be clinically relevant in BLCA. A prognosis model was established based prognostic value of OS and DFI. CUGBP elav-like family member 2 (CELF2) was identified as a hub splicing factor for AS networks. We also identified AS clusters associated with OS using unsupervised cluster analysis, and we predicted that the effects of cisplatin and gemcitabine chemotherapy would be different between high- and low-risk groups based on OS prognosis.Conclusion
We completed a comprehensive analysis of AS events in BLCA at the genome-wide level. The present findings revealed that DASEs and splicing factors tended to impact BLCA patient survival and sensitivity to chemotherapy drugs, which may provide novel prospects for BLCA therapies.