The Aminoacyl-tRNA Synthetase and tRNA Expression Levels Are Deregulated in Cancer and Correlate Independently with Patient Survival


Aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases (ARSs) are essential enzymes that load amino acids to their cognate tRNA molecules. The expression of certain ARSs and tRNAs has been shown to be deregulated in cancer, presumably to accommodate elevated protein synthesis requirements. In this work, the expression of cytoplasmic ARSs and tRNAs in ten TCGA cancers has been systematically examined. ARSs were found to be mostly upregulated in tumours and their upregulation often correlated with worse patient survival. tRNAs were found to be either upregulated or downregulated in tumours and their expression sometimes correlated to worse survival outcomes. However, although the expression of most ARSs and tRNAs was deregulated in tumours when compared to healthy adjacent tissues, only in a few cases, and independently, did it correlate to patient survival. These data point to the general uncoupling of concomitant ARS and tRNA expression deregulation and patient survival, highlighting the different ARS and tRNA requirements in cancers.

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Divisions: College of Health & Life Sciences > Aston Medical School
Funding Information: Funding: This research received no external funding. The APC was funded by the College of Health and Life Sciences, Aston University.
Additional Information: © 2022 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (https:// 4.0/).
Uncontrolled Keywords: aminoacyl-tRNA synthetase,ARS,cancer,expression,patient survival,TCGA,tRNA,Microbiology,Molecular Biology,Microbiology (medical)
Publication ISSN: 1467-3045
Last Modified: 28 Feb 2024 08:19
Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2022 12:41
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Published Date: 2022-07-02
Accepted Date: 2022-06-24
Authors: Sangha, Anmolpreet Kaur
Kantidakis, Theodoros (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-3515-5235)



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