Research Paper Volume 14, Issue 6 pp 2558—2573

Pan-cancer analysis revealed the significance of the GTPBP family in cancer

Yiming Hu1, *, , Liang Chen2, *, , Qikai Tang3, *, , Wei Wei2, *, , Yuan Cao4, , Jiaheng Xie5, , Jing Ji1, ,

  • 1 College of Pharmacy, Jiangsu Ocean University, Lianyungang, Jiangsu, China
  • 2 Department of General Surgery, Fuyang Hospital Affiliated to Anhui Medical University, Fuyang, Anhui, China
  • 3 Department of Neurosurgery, The First Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, Jiangsu, China
  • 4 Fourth School of Clinical Medicine, Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, Jiangsu, China
  • 5 Department of Burn and Plastic Surgery, The First Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, Jiangsu, China
* These authors are the joint first authors

Received: October 14, 2021       Accepted: March 1, 2022       Published: March 23, 2022
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Background: At present, cancer is still one of the principal diseases to represent a serious danger to human health. Although research on the pathogenesis and treatment of cancer is progressing rapidly, the current knowledge on this topic is far from sufficient. Some tumors with poor prognoses lack effective prognostic biomarkers.

Methods: Firstly, the Wilcoxon test was used to analyse the expression of GTPBP1-GTPBP10 in cancerous and normal tissues. Subsequently, we explored the expression of GTPBP1-10 in cancer by way of a paired t-test and plotted the survival curve using KM and univariate Cox regression analysis to explore the relationship between GTPBP1-10 and the prognosis of cancer. We then explored the significance of the GTPBP family in the tumor microenvironment.

Results: The results showed that many members of the GTPBP family are differentially expressed in a variety of cancers and alter the prognosis of a number of cancers. Members of the GTPBP family may serve as novel prognostic markers for these tumors. Moreover, members of the GTPBP family are correlated with the immune microenvironment of tumors, which is valuable in terms of adding to our understanding of the mechanisms of tumor genesis. Finally, we identified drugs showing a high correlation with GTPBP family members, which are therefore conducive to the development of GTPBP family member-based treatment regimens.

Conclusions: The 10 members of the GTPBP family have prognostic value in multiple tumor types and are associated with the immune microenvironment. Our study may provide a reference for the diagnosis and treatment of tumors.


LAML: Acute Myeloid Leukemia; ACC: Adrenocortical carcinoma; CHOL: Cholangiocarcinoma; BLCA: Bladder Urothelial Carcinoma; BRCA: Breast invasive carcinoma; CESC: Cervical squamous cell carcinoma and endocervical adenocarcinoma; COAD: Colon adenocarcinoma; UCEC: Uterine Corpus Endometrial Carcinoma; ESCA: Esophageal carcinoma; GBM: Glioblastoma multiforme; HNSC: Head and Neck squamous cell carcinoma; KICH: Kidney Chromophobe; KIRC: Kidney renal clear cell carcinoma; KIRP: Kidney renal papillary cell carcinoma; DLBC: Lymphoid Neoplasm Diffuse Large B-cell Lymphoma; LIHC: Liver hepatocellular carcinoma; LGG: Brain Lower Grade Glioma; LUAD: Lung adenocarcinoma; LUSC: Lung squamous cell carcinoma; SKCM: Skin Cutaneous Melanoma; MESO: Mesothelioma; UVM: Uveal Melanoma; OV: Ovarian serous cystadenocarcinoma; PAAD: Pancreatic adenocarcinoma; PCPG: Pheochromocytoma and Paraganglioma; PAD: Prostate adenocarcinoma; READ: Rectum adenocarcinoma; SARC: Sarcoma; STAD: Stomach adenocarcinoma; TGCT: Testicular Germ Cell Tumors; THYM: Thymoma; THCA: Thyroid carcinoma; USC: Uterine Carcinosarcoma.