DOI: 10.7717/peerj.16167 ISSN: 2167-8359

A novel long noncoding RNA (lncRNA), LINC02657(LASTR), is a prognostic biomarker associated with immune infiltrates of lung adenocarcinoma based on unsupervised cluster analysis

Fanming Kong, Xinyu Yang, Zhichao Lu, Zongheng Liu, Yang Yang, Ziheng Wang
  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences
  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • General Medicine
  • General Neuroscience

Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) has long been the deadliest malignancy worldwide, with adenocarcinoma (AD) being the most common pathological subtype. Here we focused on the value of LASTR in LUAD. Using expression analysis, enrichment analysis, immune cell infraction analysis, we found that the expression level of LASTR was significantly increased in LUAD tissue. Meanwhile, LASTR was significantly associated with differential infiltration of various immune cells. Kaplan-Meier survival analysis showed that LUAD related with a poor prognosis in terms of OS, PFI, and DSS compared with high-expression LASTR. The enrichment analysis showed that LASTR is related to the pathays like PI3K-AKT signaling pathway. Thus, the present findings could be helpful in a better understand of LASTR in LUAD. RT-PCR was used to verify the high expression of LASTR in LUAD tissues, and the apoptosis of LUAD cell lines was promoted by CCK8 and Transwell experiments to verify the ability of LASTR to promote the migration and invasion of lung cancer cells in vitro.

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