**Figure 2.**

**Two categories of patients based on distinct clinical characteristics and the OS according to the expression levels of the four survival-associated AGs in the TCGA datasets.** (**A**) Spearman’s correlation analysis of the four survival-associated AGs (LEP, TERT, PON1, and SSTR3) in the TCGA datasets. (**B**) The relative change of the area under the cumulative distribution function (CDF) for K =2-9. (**C**) The consistency clustering CDF curve for K = 2-9. (**D**) Clinical characteristics of two clusters identified based on the expression levels of the four survival-associated AGs in the TCGA datasets. (**E**) Principal component analysis (PCA) for the total mRNA expression profile based on TCGA datasets. (**F**) Kaplan-Meier (KM) curves for 628 cluster1 and cluster2 glioma patients based on the TCGA datasets. * *P* < 0.05, ** *P* < 0.01, and *** *P* < 0.001.