Table_3_PRKAR1A and SDCBP Serve as Potential Predictors of Heart Failure Following Acute Myocardial Infarction.xlsx (21.79 kB)
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posted on 03.05.2022, 04:03 authored by Qixin Chen, Lina Su, Chuanfen Liu, Fu Gao, Hong Chen, Qijin Yin, Sufang Li
Background and Objectives

Early diagnosis of patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) who are at a high risk of heart failure (HF) progression remains controversial. This study aimed at identifying new predictive biomarkers of post-AMI HF and at revealing the pathogenesis of HF involving these marker genes.

Methods and Results

A transcriptomic dataset of whole blood cells from AMI patients with HF progression (post-AMI HF, n = 16) and without progression (post-AMI non-HF, n = 16) was analyzed using the weighted gene co-expression network analysis (WGCNA). The results indicated that one module consisting of 720 hub genes was significantly correlated with post-AMI HF. The hub genes were validated in another transcriptomic dataset of peripheral blood mononuclear cells (post-AMI HF, n = 9; post-AMI non-HF, n = 8). PRKAR1A, SDCBP, SPRED2, and VAMP3 were upregulated in the two datasets. Based on a single-cell RNA sequencing dataset of leukocytes from heart tissues of normal and infarcted mice, PRKAR1A was further verified to be upregulated in monocytes/macrophages on day 2, while SDCBP was highly expressed in neutrophils on day 2 and in monocytes/macrophages on day 3 after AMI. Cell–cell communication analysis via the “CellChat” package showed that, based on the interaction of ligand–receptor (L–R) pairs, there were increased autocrine/paracrine cross-talk networks of monocytes/macrophages and neutrophils in the acute stage of MI. Functional enrichment analysis of the abovementioned L–R genes together with PRKAR1A and SDCBP performed through the Metascape platform suggested that PRKAR1A and SDCBP were mainly involved in inflammation, apoptosis, and angiogenesis. The receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve analysis demonstrated that PRKAR1A and SDCBP, as well as their combination, had a promising prognostic value in the identification of AMI patients who were at a high risk of HF progression.


This study identified that PRKAR1A and SDCBP may serve as novel biomarkers for the early diagnosis of post-AMI HF and also revealed their potentially regulatory mechanism during HF progression.