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Tissue samples in biobanks are typically formalin-fixed and paraffin-embedded (FFPE), in which form they are preserved for decades. It has only recently been shown that proteins in FFPE tissues can be identified by mass spectrometry-based proteomics but analysis of post-translational modifications is thought to be difficult or impossible. The filter aided(More)
We report a proteomic analysis of microdissected material from formalin-fixed and paraffin-embedded colorectal cancer, quantifying > 7500 proteins between patient matched normal mucosa, primary carcinoma, and nodal metastases. Expression levels of 1808 proteins changed significantly between normal and cancer tissues, a much larger fraction than that(More)
The ErbB signalling network plays a crucial role in the growth and progression of several cancers, including colorectal cancer (CRC), and includes potentially drug-targetable genes. Oncogenic activation of the ErbB pathway by mutations and focal amplifications have emerged recently as an important predictive marker of the prognosis of CRC patients. However,(More)
Colorectal cancer is a leading cause of cancer-related death. It develops from normal enterocytes, through a benign adenoma stage, into the cancer and finally into the metastatic form. We previously compared the proteomes of normal colorectal enterocytes, cancer and nodal metastasis to a depth of 8100 proteins and found extensive quantitative remodeling(More)
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a well-known method for the treatment of malignant tumors, and its principles have been well established over the past 30 years. This therapy involves the application of a chemical called a photosensitizer and its subsequent excitation with light at the appropriate wavelength and energy. Topical photodynamic therapy with(More)
A case of combined small cell and squamous cell carcinoma of the larynx in a male patient in the sixth decade of life is reported. The etiopathogenesis of this combined tumor remains unclear; however, a number of hypotheses were proposed in the past including the pivotal role of Kulchitsky, squamous cells and the glandular cells. The gene mutations may also(More)
Biomarkers have been described as the future of oncology. Modern proteomics provide an invaluable tool for the near‑whole proteome screening for proteins expressed differently in neoplastic vs. healthy tissues. However, in order to select the most promising biomarkers, an independent method of validation is required. The aim of the current study was to(More)
BACKGROUND Our previous liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) study on colorectal cancer proteome resulted in identification of 10,000 differentially expressed proteins. We observed a significantly changed expression of 25% of all identified proteins between patient and matched adjacent normal mucosa, carcinoma and colorectal adenoma,(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE The photodynamic therapy is a well-known method of treatment of both malignant tumors and non-tumor lesions in human patients. In the present study, we aimed at evaluating the in vitro efficacy of the new photosensitizing agents, vacataporphyrin (VP), and divacataporphyrin (DVP). MATERIALS AND METHODS The effectiveness of VP and(More)
Mass spectrometry (MS)-based proteomics is a rapidly developing technology for the large scale analysis of proteins, their interactions and subcellular localization. In recent years proteomics has attracted much attention in medicine. Since a single biomarker might not have sufficient sensitivity and specificity in clinical practice, the identification of(More)
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