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MeSH Disease

Human Phenotype



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    Prognostic Significance of COVID-19 Receptor ACE2 and Recommendation For Anti-Hypertensive Drug in Renal Cell Carcinoma MESHD Renal Cell Carcinoma HP

    Authors: Kihun Kim; Yeji Ko; Dai Sik Ko; Yun Hak Kim

    doi:10.21203/ Date: 2020-07-27 Source: ResearchSquare

    Background: Owing to its worldwide spread, the coronavirus disease MESHD (COVID-19) epidemic was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization on March 11, 2020. Angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) is the outer surface protein of the cell membrane that is abundantly distributed in the heart, lungs, and kidneys, and plays an important role in molecular docking of the severe acute respiratory syndrome MESHD coronavirus 2. In this study, we aimed to analyze the difference in the survival rate according to ACE2 expressions in pan-cancer. Methods: The clinical and genomic data of pan-cancer patients were accessed from The cancer Genome Atlas. To identify the prognostic significance of ACE2, we used Kaplan-Meier with log-rank test, and the Cox proportional hazards regression to analyze prognostic significance. Results: In the Kaplan-Meier curve, clear cell renal cell carcinoma HP renal cell carcinoma MESHD (ccRCC), uveal melanoma HP melanoma MESHD, and prostate adenocarcinoma MESHD showed statistically significant. In the Cox regression, thyroid carcinoma HP carcinoma MESHD and glioblastoma MESHD glioblastoma multiforme HP multiforme, and ccRCC showed significant results. Only ccRCC had statistically significant, and high ACE2 expression is related to good prognosis. Conclusions: It is known that ACE inhibitor, a primary antihypertensive agent, increases ACE2 expression. Based on these results, we believe that the ACE inhibitor will be important to increase the lifespan of ccRCC patients. This study is the first research to offer a recommendation on the use of anti-hypertensive drugs to ccRCC patients.

    Renal carcinoma MESHD carcinoma HP is associated with increased risk of coronavirus infections MESHD

    Authors: Satyendra C Tripathi; Vishwajit Deshmukh; Chad J. Creighton; Ashlesh Patil

    doi:10.1101/2020.07.02.184663 Date: 2020-07-06 Source: bioRxiv

    The current pandemic COVID-19 has affected most severely to the people with old age TRANS, or with comorbidities such as hypertension MESHD hypertension HP, diabetes mellitus MESHD diabetes mellitus HP, chronic kidney disease HP kidney disease MESHD, COPD, and cancers. Cancer patients are twice more likely to contract the disease MESHD because of the malignancy or treatment-related immunosuppression; hence identification of the vulnerable population among these patients is essential. It is speculated that along with ACE2, other auxiliary proteins (DPP4, ANPEP, ENPEP, TMPRSS2) might facilitate the entry of coronaviruses in the host cells. We took a bioinformatics approach to analyze the gene and protein expression data of these coronavirus receptors in human normal and cancer tissues of multiple organs. Here, we demonstrated an extensive RNA and protein expression profiling analysis of these receptors across solid tumors and normal tissues. We found that among all, renal tumor and normal tissues exhibited increased levels of ACE2, DPP4, ANPEP, and ENPEP. Our results revealed that TMPRSS2 may not be the co-receptor for coronavirus in renal carcinoma MESHD carcinoma HP patients. The receptors’ expression levels were variable in different tumor stage, molecular and immune subtypes of renal carcinoma MESHD carcinoma HP. In clear cell renal cell carcinomas HP renal cell carcinomas MESHD, coronavirus receptors were associated with high immune infiltration, markers of immunosuppression, and T cell exhaustion. Our study indicates that CoV receptors may play an important role in modulating the immune infiltrate and hence cellular immunity in renal carcinoma MESHD carcinoma HP. As our current knowledge of pathogenic mechanisms will improve, it may help us in designing focused therapeutic approaches.Competing Interest StatementThe authors have declared no competing interest.View Full Text

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MeSH Disease
Human Phenotype

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