ID 110784
Author
Doustjalali, Saeid R. Department of Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya|Forest Research Institute Malaysia
Yusof, Rohana Department of Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya
Govindasamy, Gopala K. Department of Orthorhinolaryngology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya
Bustam, Anita Z. Clinical Oncology Unit, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya
Pillay, Bhanumathy Gribbles Pathology, Wisma KT, Petaling Jaya
Hashim, Onn H. Department of Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya
Keywords
ceruloplasmin
nasopharyngeal carcinoma
serum proteomics
Content Type
Journal Article
Description
The proteomics approach was adopted to study the simultaneous expression of serum proteins in patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). We have subjected unfractionated whole sera of ten newly diagnosed Malaysian Chinese patients with WHO type IIINPC to two dimensional gel electrophoresis (2-DE) and image analysis. The results obtained were then compared to that generated from sera of ten normal healthy controls of the same ethnic group and range of age. Our data demonstrated that the serum high abundance 2-DEproteinprofiles of NPC patients were generally similar to that of the controls, with exception of the ceruloplasmin (CPL) spots (identified by mass spectrometric analysis and MASCOT database search), which showed higher expression. The enhanced expression of CPL in the patients’ sera was confirmed by competitive ELISA. Immunohistochemical analysis of nasopharyngeal lesions of NPC patients demonstrated moderate to strong positive CPL staining in the cytoplasm of cells at the regions of malignancy but only weak cytoplasmic staining at normal epithelial lining areas. When follow-up 2-DE and ELISA studies were performed on five of the NPC patients who responded positively to six months treatment, the difference in CPL expression was no longer significant.
Journal Title
The journal of medical investigation : JMI
ISSN
13431420
NCID
AA11166929
Volume
53
Issue
1-2
Start Page
20
End Page
28
Sort Key
20
Published Date
2006-02
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eng
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