Systematic Analysis of Protein Interaction Network Associated with Azoospermia
AbstractNon-obstructive azoospermia is a severe infertility factor. Currently, the etiology of this condition remains elusive with several possible molecular pathway disruptions identified in the post-meiotic spermatozoa. In the presented study, in order to identify all possible candidate genes associated with azoospermia and to map their relationship, we present the first protein-protein interaction network related to azoospermia and analyze the complex effects of the related genes systematically. Using Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man, the Human Protein Reference Database and Cytoscape, we created a novel network consisting of 209 protein nodes and 737 interactions. Mathematical analysis identified three proteins, ar, dazap2, and esr1, as hub nodes and a bottleneck protein within the network. We also identified new candidate genes, CREBBP and BCAR1, which may play a role in azoospermia. The gene ontology analysis suggests a genetic link between azoospermia and liver disease. The KEGG analysis also showed 45 statistically important pathways with 31 proteins associated with colorectal, pancreatic, chronic myeloid leukemia and prostate cancer. Two new genes and associated diseases are promising for further experimental validation. View Full-Text
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Sabetian, S.; Shamsir, M.S. Systematic Analysis of Protein Interaction Network Associated with Azoospermia. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2016, 17, 1857.
Sabetian S, Shamsir MS. Systematic Analysis of Protein Interaction Network Associated with Azoospermia. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2016; 17(11):1857.Chicago/Turabian Style
Sabetian, Soudabeh; Shamsir, Mohd S. 2016. "Systematic Analysis of Protein Interaction Network Associated with Azoospermia." Int. J. Mol. Sci. 17, no. 11: 1857.
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