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posted on 11.08.2021, 05:03 by Bin Zeng, Qiting Zhao, Zhiwei Sun, Doudou Liu, Hao Chen, Xiaoshuang Li, Jianyu Wang, H. Rosie Xing

Clinical data mining and bioinformatics analysis can be employed effectively to elucidate the function and underlying mechanisms of the gene of interest. Here, we have proposed a framework for the identification and validation of independent biomarkers in human cancer and for mechanistic profiling using gene sets enrichment analysis and pathway analysis. This is followed by validation with in vitro experiments. Using this framework to analyze the clinical relevance of SEC23A, we have discovered the prognostic potential of SEC23A in different cancers and identified SEC23A as an independent prognostic factor for poor prognosis in bladder cancer, which implicates SEC23A, for the first time, as an oncogene. Bioinformatic analyses have elucidated an association between SEC23A expression and the upregulation of the MAPK signaling pathway. Using the T24 human bladder cell line, we confirmed that knockdown of SEC23A expression could effectively impact the MAPK signaling pathway. Further, through PCR verification, we showed that MEF2A, one of the key genes of the MAPK signaling pathway, might be a downstream factor of the SEC23A gene.

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