Systems Biology Approaches to Decipher the Underlying Molecular Mechanisms of Glioblastoma Multiforme.

Kaynar A, Altay O, Li X, Zhang C, Turkez H, Uhlén M, Shoaie S, Mardinoglu A

Int J Mol Sci 22 (24) 13213 [2021-12-08; online 2021-12-08]

Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is one of the most malignant central nervous system tumors, showing a poor prognosis and low survival rate. Therefore, deciphering the underlying molecular mechanisms involved in the progression of the GBM and identifying the key driver genes responsible for the disease progression is crucial for discovering potential diagnostic markers and therapeutic targets. In this context, access to various biological data, development of new methodologies, and generation of biological networks for the integration of multi-omics data are necessary for gaining insights into the appearance and progression of GBM. Systems biology approaches have become indispensable in analyzing heterogeneous high-throughput omics data, extracting essential information, and generating new hypotheses from biomedical data. This review provides current knowledge regarding GBM and discusses the multi-omics data and recent systems analysis in GBM to identify key biological functions and genes. This knowledge can be used to develop efficient diagnostic and treatment strategies and can also be used to achieve personalized medicine for GBM.

Adil Mardinoglu

Saeed Shoaie

SciLifeLab Fellow

PubMed 34948010

DOI 10.3390/ijms222413213

Crossref 10.3390/ijms222413213

pmc: PMC8706582
pii: ijms222413213

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