Emerging evidence identifies enhancer RNAs (eRNAs) as a class of regulatory ncRNAs that can contribute to the transcription of target genes. In this study, we used an integrated data analysis method to identify the important role of eRNAs in ovarian cancer (OC).
Gene expression profiles and clinical information from The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) database were used for this study. Based on expression analysis using GEPIA2 gene and Kaplan-Meier survival was performed to ensure the significance of the selected enhancer RNA ADCY10P1 in OC. Next, we explored the correlation and clinical significance between ADCY10P1 and target gene NFYA. Furthermore, we evaluated the effects of overexpression of ADCY10P1 on the proliferation, migration, invasion and epithelial-mesenchymal transformation (EMT) of OC cell lines. We also investigated the biological function enrichment score of ADCY10P1 and verified it with OC cell lines. Finally, external validation was conducted, and the prognostic value of the ADCY10P1 in different tumors was demonstrated.
We selected the eRNA ADCY10P1 associated with OC prognosis, with NFYA as its predicted target gene. Low ADCY10P1 expression was found to be associated with poor overall survival, high histological grade, and advanced stage of OC. Additionally, overexpression of ADCY10P1 inhibited the proliferation, migration, invasion and EMT phenotype of OC cell lines. Furthermore, ADCY10P1 was observed to inhibit glycolysis and fatty acid metabolism, thereby affecting OC progression. Meanwhile, OC tissue samples were externally validated. In addition, the pan-cancer analysis revealed that ADCY10P1 had prognostic value in other cancers.
This study showed that ADCY10P1 plays a key role in OC progression and may facilitate prognosis prediction.

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