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posted on 21.01.2020, 05:25 by Jie Li, Qin Liu, Xuan Huang, Yurui Cai, Li Song, Qianrong Xie, Fuchuan Liu, Xiaochun Chen, Peng Xu, Fanwei Zeng, Yanpeng Chu, Fanxin Zeng

C-X-C motif chemokine ligand 8 (CXCL8) is involved in tumor proliferation, migration, and invasion. However, the function of CXCL8 in colorectal cancer (CRC) is controversial. Here, we analyzed RNA-sequencing (RNA-seq) data to identify differentially expressed genes and pathways according to gene ontology (GO) enrichment and Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes (KEGG) pathways associated with CRC. The levels of the mRNA encoding CXCL8 were significantly increased in early and advanced stages of CRC, as well as in metastases and nonmetastasis cases using RNA-seq analysis (n = 91). These findings were consistent with immunohistochemical analysis of CXCL8 expression (n = 87). Protein-protein interaction (PPI) prediction combined with transcriptional profiling data revealed that CXCL8 levels positively correlated with cAMP responsive element binding protein 1 (CREB1)/ribosomal protein S6 kinase B1 (RPS6KB1) expression, which promotes cell proliferation and differentiation in high expression, while inversely correlated with the expression of Bcl2 associated agonist of cell death (BAD) protein to inhibit apoptosis during the progression of CRC. These findings provide compelling clinical and molecular evidence to support the conclusion that CXCL8 contributes to the genesis and progression of CRC.

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