Pinellia pedatisecta agglutinin-based lectin blot analysis distinguishes between glycosylation patterns in various cancer cell lines

August 2014
Oncology Letters;2014, Vol. 8 Issue 2, p837
Academic Journal
The analysis of altered glycosylation patterns may provide biomarkers for various types of cancer. The present study developed a Pinellia pedatisecta agglutinin (PPA)-based lectin blot analysis technique, which was used to analyze the glycosylation patterns in various types of cancer cells. Results showed that a typical band located between 47 and 85 kDa was obtained in the HL60 leukemia cells, whereas three typical bands located between 20 and 47 kDa were observed in the Kasumi-1 leukemia cells. For the PLC, BEL-7404, Huh7 and H1299 solid tumor cell lines, different band patterns were detected, with bands typically located between 55 and 100 kDa. The findings of the present study show that PPA-based lectin blot analysis is capable of distinguishing between glycosylation patterns in leukemia and solid tumor cell lines. The glycofiles detected using PPA-based lectin blot analysis may provide a 'glycosylation fingerprint' for a variety of cancer cells, which may be valuable for cancer prognosis and diagnosis.


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