Supplementary Data from Genetic, Pharmacogenomic, and Immune Landscapes of Enhancer RNAs Across Human Cancers
ARTICLE ABSTRACTEnhancer RNAs (eRNA) regulate gene expression and play critical roles in cancer. Using large-scale omics data from The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA), we systematically investigated the impact of genetic variants on eRNA expression and identified approximately 1 million eRNA quantitative trait loci (eRNA-QTL) as cis- and trans-acting. Over 16,000 eRNA-QTLs were associated with patient overall survival. Assessing the impact of eRNAs on more than 1,000 imputed anticancer drug responses across approximately 10,000 patients with cancer revealed more than 7 million significant associations. Furthermore, approximately 240,000 significant associations were identified between eRNA expression and immune cell abundance deconvoluted by TIMER, CIBERSORT, ImmuCellAI, and ImmuneCellGSVA. Finally, a user-friendly data portal was generated: Genetic, Pharmacogenomic, and Immune Landscapes of eRNAs (GPIeR; https://hanlab.tamhsc.edu/GPIeR/). GPIeR is a large-scale multidimensional data portal that can be used to explore eRNA-associated genetic variants, drug responses, and immune infiltration, with the purpose of facilitating functional and clinical investigations of eRNAs in cancer.
This study provides insights into the impact of the enhancer RNA (eRNA) landscape on patient outcome, the immune microenvironment, and drug response across cancers and develops a multidimensional data portal to facilitate eRNA research.