TITLE

Increased Concentrations of Apo A-I and Apo A-II Fragments in the Serum of Patients With Hepatocellular Carcinoma by Magnetic Beads--Assisted MALDI-TOF Mass Spectrometry

AUTHOR(S)
Yang Liu; Kazuyuki Sogawa; Masahiko Sunaga; Hiroshi Umemura; Mamoru Satoh; Takahiro Kazami; Masaharu Yoshikawa; Takeshi Tomonaga; Osamu Yokosuka; Fumio Nomura
PUB. DATE
January 2014
SOURCE
American Journal of Clinical Pathology;Jan2014, Vol. 141 Issue 1, p52
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Objectives: Recent advances in sophisticated technologies in proteomics should provide promising ways to discover novel markers for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in the early diagnosis. Methods: Serum peptide and protein profiling was conducted by matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS). Profiling was carried out in a training set of 16 patients with HCC and a testing set of 15 patients with cirrhosis without HCC. All the patients were hepatitis C virus positive. Candidate peaks were processed to partial purification, followed by protein identification by amino acid sequence analysis. Immunoprecipitation was conducted to confirm the protein identity. Results: Partial purification and protein identification revealed that one peak that was up-regulated in HCC sera both in the training and the testing sets was a fragment of apolipoprotein A-I (apo A-I). Immunoprecipitation confirmed this result. Conclusions: MALDI-TOF MS analysis revealed that apo A-I is a potential novel serum marker of HCC. Combination of these pretreatments and the current magnet bead--assisted MALDI-TOF MS will further enhance the efficiency of biomarker discovery for HCC.
ACCESSION #
93400272

 

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