Murine fecal proteomics: A model system for the detection of potential biomarkers for colorectal cancer
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- Journal of chromatography
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- Journal Article
- Tumor related products shed into the feces offer a potential source of biomarkers for the detection of colorectal cancer (CRC). Using SDS-PAGE followed by nanoflow reversed-phased LC-MS/MS to analyse fecal samples from Apc(Min/+) mice (that develop spontaneous multiple intestinal neoplasia with age) we have identified 336 proteins (115 proteins of murine origin, 201 from fecal bacteria, 18 associated with food intake and 2 of apparent parasitic origin). 75% of the murine proteins identified in this study are predicted to be extracellular or associated with the cell plasma membrane. Of these proteins, a number of the murine homologues of colorectal cancer associated proteins (CCAP) such as hemoglobin, haptoglobin, hemopexin, alpha-2-macroglobulin and cadherin-17 have been identified, demonstrating the potential of fecal proteomics for detecting potential biomarkers and paving the way for subsequent MS/MS based biomarker studies on similar human samples.
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