Pseudogene Profiling for Cancer Subtype Classification

Yan Zhang, Deyou Zheng

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1 Scopus citations


Although long thought of as “gene relics,” pseudogenes have recently gained research and medical interests because of their potential impacts on cellular pathways and of their clinical relevance. Studies have profiled pseudogenes at both DNA and RNA levels in cancers. Differences in pseudogene expression (RNA) or occurrence (DNA) help cancer subtype classification, which in turn can contribute to improving treatment selection in precision medicine. Such differences are also associated with clinical outcomes, such as patient survival. Here we review the existing methods on pseudogene profiling and discuss the application scenarios, as well as their relevant issues and challenges.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMethods in Molecular Biology
PublisherHumana Press Inc.
Number of pages11
StatePublished - 2021

Publication series

NameMethods in Molecular Biology
ISSN (Print)1064-3745
ISSN (Electronic)1940-6029


  • Cancer
  • DNA and RNA profiling
  • Pseudogene
  • Subtype classification

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics


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