Human LY6 Gene Family: Biomarkers for Uterine Endometrial Cancer Prognosis



May 5, 2023

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  • Oncotarget published this research paper on May 4, 2023 in Volume 14, entitled, “Human LY6 gene family: potential tumor-associated antigens and biomarkers of prognosis in uterine corpus endometrial carcinoma" by researchers from the Department of Biology, Villanova University, Villanova, PA; Protean BioDiagnostics, Orlando, FL. DOI - Correspondence to - Anil K. Bamezai - Abstract The human Lymphocyte antigen-6 (LY6) gene family has recently gained interest for its possible role in tumor progression. We have carried out in silico analyses of all known LY6 gene expression and amplification in different cancers using TNMplot and cBioportal. We also have analyzed patient survival by Kaplan-Meier plotter after mining the TCGA database. We report that upregulated expression of many LY6 genes is associated with poor survival in uterine corpus endometrial carcinoma (UCEC) cancer patients. Importantly, the expression of several LY6 genes is elevated in UCEC when compared to the expression in normal uterine tissue. For example, LY6K expression is 8.25× higher in UCEC compared to normal uterine tissue, and this high expression is associated with poor survival with a hazard ratio of 2.42 (p-value = 0.0032). Therefore, some LY6 gene products may serve as tumor-associated antigens in UCEC, biomarkers for UCEC detection, and possibly targets for directing UCEC patient therapy. Further analysis of tumor-specific expression of LY6 gene family members and LY6-triggered signaling pathways is needed to uncover the function of LY6 proteins and their ability to endow tumor survival and poor prognosis in UCEC patients. Sign up for free Altmetric alerts about this article - Subscribe for free publication alerts from Oncotarget - Keywords - LY6 gene family, uterine cancer, tumor-associated antigen, patient survival, biomarker About Oncotarget Oncotarget is a primarily oncology-focused, peer-reviewed, open access journal. Papers are published continuously within yearly volumes in their final and complete form, and then quickly released to Pubmed. On September 15, 2022, Oncotarget was accepted again for indexing by MEDLINE. Oncotarget is now indexed by Medline/PubMed and PMC/PubMed. To learn more about Oncotarget, please visit and connect with us: SoundCloud - Facebook - Twitter - Instagram - YouTube - LinkedIn - Pinterest - Reddit - Media Contact MEDIA@IMPACTJOURNALS.COM 18009220957

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