Evaluation of two sample preparation methods for prostate proteome analysis
2006 (English)In: Proteomics, ISSN 1615-9853, E-ISSN 1615-9861, Vol. 6, no 13, 3918-3925 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
For laboratory techniques that require well-preserved proteins, such as 2-DE, fresh tissue must be harvested and processed as fast as possible to avoid proteolytic degradation. We describe a modified method for harvesting tissue from radical prostatectomy specimens for proteome analysis and compare it with the standard technique. Cells were scraped from cut surfaces of 11 prostate specimens. A fraction of the material was smeared on a glass slide and Giemsa stained for morphological control. The sample was collected in a medium with protease inhibitors, and the protein material was prepared for 2-DE. Filtering and Percoll centrifugation were omitted. Sample locations were noted on a specimen map. From the same area, a tissue block was harvested for comparison. The block was processed with the conventional technique including mechanical disintegration, filtering and Percoll centrifugation. Quality measures of 2-DE were similar with both methods. With the scrape sampling technique, control smears showed abundant epithelial cells and a cleaner background and processing was faster than with tissue block sampling. For proteomic analysis, the scrape sample technique has several advantages over the tissue block method.
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2006. Vol. 6, no 13, 3918-3925 p.
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-81673DOI: 10.1002/pmic.200600104PubMedID: 16767792OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-81673DiVA: diva2:109588