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Analysis of the expression and prognosis for leukocyte immunoglobulin-like receptor subfamily B in human liver cancer

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Title
Analysis of the expression and prognosis for leukocyte immunoglobulin-like receptor subfamily B in human liver cancer
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World Journal of Surgical Oncology, March 2022
DOI 10.1186/s12957-022-02562-w
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Jing Fan, Lili Wang, Miao Chen, Jiakang Zhang, Jiayan Li, Fangnan Song, Aidong Gu, Dandan Yin, Yongxiang Yi

Abstract

Leukocyte immunoglobulin-like receptor subfamily B (LILRB), including 5 subtypes, is a group of inhibitory receptors in the immune system. The LILRB family is known to be involved in the tumor progression of various cancer types, especially liver cancer. However, the expression patterns and prognostic values of LILRB family members in liver cancer tissues remain unclear. We used the Oncomine database, GEPIA database, Kaplan-Meier Plotter, Timer, and TISIDB to assess the expression and prognostic value of the LILRB family in liver cancer patients. We also verified the expression of the LILRB family in tumor tissues and tumor-free liver tissues at the protein level by using immunohistochemistry. The STRING website was used to explore the interaction between the LILRB family and their related genes. The DAVID database was used to perform the gene ontology (GO) and Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes (KEGG) analyses. Flow cytometry was used to assess the infiltrated NK cells in liver cancer tissues. Our study revealed that the mRNA expression of LILRB1, LILRB2, LILRB3, and LILRB5 was downregulated, while compared with normal tissues, the mRNA expression of LILRB4 was upregulated in liver cancer tissues. Survival analysis revealed that LILRB2 and LILRB5 mRNA expression levels were significantly positively associated with overall survival (OS) and disease-free survival (DSS) and that the mRNA expression of all LILRB family members was significantly positively correlated with recurrence-free survival (RFS) and progression-free survival (PFS). Next, we further found that the mRNA expression of all LILRB family members was significantly associated with the infiltration of B cells, CD8+ T cells, CD4+ T cells, macrophages, neutrophils, and dendritic cells in liver cancer. Finally, GO and KEGG analyses found that the LILRB family and its related genes were involved in antigen processing and presentation and natural killer cell-mediated cytotoxicity pathways. Our study suggested that LILRB family expression was associated with the prognosis of liver cancer patients and infiltrated immune cells. The LILRB family might be involved in antigen processing and presentation and natural killer cell-mediated cytotoxicity pathways.

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Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 1 33%
Student > Master 1 33%
Unknown 1 33%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 33%
Computer Science 1 33%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 33%

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