Discovery and verification of protein differences between Er positive/Her2/neu negative breast tumor tissue and matched adjacent normal breast tissue.

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This study was designed to quantify and identify differences in protein levels between tumor and adjacent normal breast tissue from the same breast in 18 women with stage I/II ER positive/Her2/neu negative invasive breast cancer. Eighteen separate difference gel electrophoresis (DIGE) gels were run (1 gel per patient). Relative quantification was based on DIGE analysis. After excision and tryptic digestion, matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry and peptide mass mapping were used to identify protein spots. Two hundred and forty-three spots were differentially abundant between normal and cancer tissues. Fifty spots were identified: 41 were over abundant and nine were less abundant in cancers than in normal breast tissue. Western blotting provided independent confirmation for three of the most biologically and statistically interesting proteins. All 18 gels were replicated by another technician and 32% of the differentially abundant proteins were verified by the duplicate analysis. Follow-up studies are now examining these proteins as biomarkers in blood.

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Cited Authors

  • Weitzel, L-RB; Byers, T; Allen, J; Finlayson, C; Helmke, SM; Hokanson, JE; Hunsucker, SW; Murphy, JR; Newell, K; Queensland, KM; Singh, M; Wischmeyer, PE; Duncan, MW; Elias, A

Published Date

  • November 2010

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 124 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 297 - 305

PubMed ID

  • 20087651

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1573-7217

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s10549-009-0721-6


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Netherlands