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Identification of cellular targets in human intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma using laser microdissection and accurate mass and time tag proteomics.: Novel cellular targets in human intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma

Abstract : Obtaining accurate protein profiles from homogeneous cell populations in heterogeneous tissues can enhance the capability to discover protein biomarkers. In this context, methodologies to access specific cellular populations and analyze their proteome with exquisite sensitivity have to be selected. We report here the results of an investigation using a combination of laser microdissection and accurate mass and time tag proteomics. The study was aimed at the precise determination of proteome alterations in intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma ICC, a markedly heterogeneous tumor. This cancer, which is difficult to diagnose and carries a very poor prognosis, has shown an unexplained increase in incidence over the last few years. Among a pool of 574 identified proteins, we were able to report on altered abundance patterns affecting 39 proteins conforming to a variety of potential tumorigenic pathways. The reliability of the proteomics results was confirmed by Western blot and immunohistochemistry on matched samples. Most of the proteins displaying perturbed abundances had not yet been described in the setting of ICC. These include proteins involved in cell mobility and actin cytoskeleton remodeling, which may participate in the epithelial to mesenchymal transition, a process invoked in migration and invasion of cancer cells. The biological relevance of these findings was explored using a tissue microarray. An increased abundance of vimentin was thus detected in 70% of ICC and none of the controls. These results suggest that vimentin could play a role in the aggressiveness of ICC and provide a basis for the serious outcome of this cancer.
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Alexandre dos Santos, Magali Court, Valérie Thiers, Sokhavuth Sar, Catherine Guettier, et al.. Identification of cellular targets in human intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma using laser microdissection and accurate mass and time tag proteomics.: Novel cellular targets in human intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma. Molecular and Cellular Proteomics, American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 2010, 9 (9), pp.1991-2004. ⟨10.1074/mcp.M110.000026⟩. ⟨inserm-00515623⟩

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