Intractable Rare Dis Res. 2022;11(1):15-24. (DOI: 10.5582/irdr.2021.01138)

Pan-cancer analysis of osteogenesis imperfecta causing gene SERPINF1

Zhang C, Yang W, Zhang S, Zhang Y, Liu P, Li X, Zhi W, Yang D, Li M, Lu Y


Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) type VI causative gene SERPINF1, encodes a member of the serpin family that does not display the serine protease inhibitory activity shown by many of the other serpin proteins. The encoded protein (pigment epithelium-derived factor, PEDF) has anti-tumor, anti-angiogenesis, anti-inflammation, nutrition and nerve protection functions, and participates in fat metabolism. In this paper, a series of bioinformatics analyses were conducted based on the regulation of SERPINF1 in the human. Pan-cancer analysis of SERPINF1 revealed it to play a role in the prognosis of tumors, especially in KIRC, and that high expression of SERPINF1 leads to a poor prognosis of the disease, the occurrence of which is largely related to the high expression of SERPINF1 leading to immune infiltration of cancer associated fibroblasts. Mutation analysis found that SERPINF1 had eight identical amino acids alterations sites with different in both cancer and OI patients. which hints the possible relationship between genotype and phenotype.

KEYWORDS: SERPINF1, osteogenesis imperfecta, pan-cancer analysis, cancer

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