November 12, 2014
Korean J Gastroenterol. 2013 Mar 25;61(3):174-6.
Author Address: Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, Yonsei Institute of Gastroenterology, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. firstname.lastname@example.org
Reference Type: Journal Article
Record Number: 5107Author: Paulo, J. A., Kadiyala, V., Brizard, S., Banks, P. A., Steen, H. and Conwell, D. L.
Title: A proteomic comparison of formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded pancreatic tissue from autoimmune pancreatitis, chronic pancreatitis, and pancreatic cancer
Short Title: A proteomic comparison of formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded pancreatic tissue from autoimmune pancreatitis, chronic pancreatitis, and pancreatic cancer
Alternate Journal: JOP : Journal of the pancreas
ISSN: 1590-8577 (Electronic)
Accession Number: 23846938
Keywords: Autoimmune Diseases/diagnosis/*metabolism
Reproducibility of Results
Sensitivity and Specificity
Tandem Mass Spectrometry
Abstract: CONTEXT: Formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissue is a standard for specimen preservation, and as such FFPE tissue banks are an untapped resource of histologically-characterized specimens for retrospective biomarker investigation for pancreatic disease. OBJECTIVES: We use liquid chromatography coupled with tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) to compare FFPE specimens from three different diseases of the exocrine pancreas. DESIGN: We investigated the proteomic profile of FFPE pancreatic tissue from 9 archived specimens that were histologically classified as: autoimmune pancreatitis (n=3), chronic pancreatitis (n=3), and pancreatic cancer (n=3), using LC-MS/MS. SETTING: This is a proteomic analysis experiment of FFPE pancreatic tissue in an academic center. PATIENTS: FFPE tissue specimens were provided by Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center (Boston, MA, USA). INTERVENTIONS: FFPE tissue specimens were collected via routine surgical resection procedures. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: We compared proteins identified from chronic pancreatitis, autoimmune pancreatitis, and pancreatic cancer FFPE pancreatic tissue. RESULTS: We identified 386 non-redundant proteins from 9 specimens. Following our filtering criteria, 73, 29, and 53 proteins were identified exclusively in autoimmune pancreatitis, chronic pancreatitis, and pancreatic cancer specimens, respectively. CONCLUSIONS: We report that differentially-expressed proteins can be identified among FFPE tissues specimens originating from individuals with different histological diagnoses. These proteins merit further confirmation with a greater number of specimens and orthogonal validation, such as immunohistochemistry. The mass spectrometry-based methodology used herein has the potential to enhance diagnostic biomarker and therapeutic target discovery, further advancing pancreatic research.