Image_5_An Enhancer-Based Analysis Revealed a New Function of Androgen Receptor in Tumor Cell Immune Evasion.PDF (1.11 MB)
Download file

Image_5_An Enhancer-Based Analysis Revealed a New Function of Androgen Receptor in Tumor Cell Immune Evasion.PDF

Download (1.11 MB)
figure
posted on 02.12.2020, 04:31 authored by Yuan Wang, Jiajia Li, Jingjing Li, Peipei Li, Li Wang, Lijun Di

Cancer is characterized by dysregulation at multiple levels, such as gene transcription. Enhancers are well-studied transcription regulators that can enhance target transcripts through DNA loop formation mediated by chromosome folding. The gain or loss of the interaction between an enhancer and its target gene has a critical effect on gene expression. In this study, we analyzed GRO-seq data to identify active enhancers from seven common cancer cell lines and studied the function of these enhancers across multiple cancer types. By constructing an “enhancer effect score” (EES), we found a significant correlation between EES and tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) in prostate cancer. Further analysis revealed that androgen receptor (AR) plays an important role in regulating the immune checkpoint gene PVR via its enhancer. These results suggest that AR contributes to prostate cancer aggressiveness by promoting cancer cell immune evasion.

History

References