PathVisio Analysis: An Application Targeting the miRNA Network Associated with the p53 Signaling Pathway in Osteosarcoma
- Autori: BURNETT M.; RODOLICO V.; SHEN F.; LENG R.; ZHANG M.; EISENSTAT D.D.; SERGI C.
- Anno di pubblicazione: 2021
- Tipologia: Articolo in rivista
- OA Link: http://hdl.handle.net/10447/510415
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small single-stranded, non-coding RNA molecules involved in the pathogenesis and progression of cancer, including osteosarcoma. We aimed to clarify the pathways involving miRNAs using new bioinformatics tools. We applied WikiPathways and PathVisio, two open-source platforms, to analyze miRNAs in osteosarcoma using miRTar and ONCO.IO as integration tools. We found 1298 records of osteosarcoma papers associated with the word "miRNA". In osteosarcoma patients with good response to chemotherapy, miR-92a, miR- 99b, miR-193a-5p, and miR-422a expression is increased, while miR-132 is decreased. All identified miRNAs seem to be centered on the TP53 network. This is the first application of PathVisio to determine miRNA pathways in osteosarcoma. MiRNAs have the potential to become a useful diagnostic and prognostic tool in the management of osteosarcoma. PathVisio is a full pathway editor with the potentiality to illustrate the biological events, augment graphical elements, and elucidate all the physical structures and interactions with standard external database identifiers.