Subcellular proteomics: determination of specific location and expression levels of lymphatic metastasis associated proteins in hepatocellular carcinoma by subcellular fractionation.

Subcellular fractionation and proteomics form an ideal partnership when it comes to specific location and analysis of intracellular organelles and expression levels of multiprotein complexes. Lymphatic metastasis is the major complicated system involving multiple factors. However, to date lymphatic metastatic mechanism is poorly understood.
To specifically locate expression site by subcellular fractionation, based on expression levels, interpret the involvement of different lymphatic metastasis associated proteins in hepatocellular carcinoma cell lines with different lymphatic metastasis potential.
Mouse hepatocellular cell lines Hca-F and Hca-P are used to evaluate the location and expression levels of some lymphatic metastasis-associated proteins in the cell by using subcellular fractionation kit and Western blot analysis. The proteins under studies were Gelsolin, JNK and Annexin 7.
Gelsolin was sequestered in cytoplasm, membrane and cytoskeleton in F-cells but in P-cells, it was found in cytoplasm and cytoskeleton .JNK was located in nuclear fraction and cytoskeleton in F and P cells, Annexin7 was in cytoplasm with its two isoforms only at this location, cell membrane and cytoskeleton in F and P cells. With the high expression level of Gelsolin, JNK and Annexin 7 in Hca-F cell line than Hca-P cell line.
With subcellular fractionation specific location of Gelsolin, JNK and Annexin 7 at various cell sites during lymphatic metastasis were determined. High expression levels were found in high lymphatic metastasis potential cell lines which indicate their roles according to different expression sites in the disease.
AuthorsAsma Saleem Qazi, Mingzhong Sun, Yuhong Huang, Yuanyi Wei, Jianwu Tang
JournalBiomedicine & pharmacotherapy = BiomeĢdecine & pharmacotheĢrapie (Biomed Pharmacother) Vol. 65 Issue 6 Pg. 407-16 (Sep 2011) ISSN: 1950-6007 [Electronic] France
PMID21741201 (Publication Type: Journal Article, Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't)
CopyrightCopyright © 2011 Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.
Chemical References
  • Annexin A7
  • Anxa7 protein, mouse
  • Gelsolin
  • Neoplasm Proteins
  • Protein Isoforms
  • RNA, Small Interfering
  • Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinase 8
  • Animals
  • Annexin A7 (antagonists & inhibitors, genetics, metabolism)
  • Biological Transport
  • Carcinoma, Hepatocellular (metabolism, secondary)
  • Cell Line, Tumor
  • Gelsolin (metabolism)
  • Gene Expression Regulation, Neoplastic
  • Gene Silencing
  • Liver Neoplasms (metabolism)
  • Lymphatic Metastasis
  • Mice
  • Mice, Inbred Strains
  • Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinase 8 (metabolism)
  • Neoplasm Proteins (antagonists & inhibitors, genetics, metabolism)
  • Neoplasm Transplantation
  • Protein Isoforms (genetics, metabolism)
  • Proteomics (methods)
  • RNA, Small Interfering
  • Subcellular Fractions (metabolism)

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