DOI: 10.1101/481697Dec 2, 2018Paper

Dynamic urinary proteomic analysis in a Walker 256 intracerebral tumor model

BioRxiv : the Preprint Server for Biology
Linpei ZhangYouhe Gao


Patients with primary and metastatic brain cancer have an extremely poor prognosis, mostly due to the late diagnosis of disease. Urine, which lacks homeostatic mechanisms, is an ideal biomarker source that accumulates early and highly sensitive changes to provides information about the early stage of disease. A rat model mimicking the local tumor growth process in the brain was established with intracerebral Walker 256 (W256) cell injection. Urine samples were collected on days 3, 5 and 8 after injection and then analyzed by LC-MS/MS. In the intracerebral W256 model, no obvious clinical manifestations changes or abnormal MRI signals were found on days 3 and 5; at these time points, nine proteins were changed significantly in the urine of all 8 tumor rats. On day 8, when tumors were detected by MRI, twenty-five differential proteins were identified, including 10 proteins that have been reported to be closely related to tumor metastasis or brain tumors. The differential urinary proteomes were compared with those from the subcutaneous W256 model and the intracerebral C6 model. Few differential proteins overlapped. Specific differential protein patterns were observed among the three models, indicating that the urinary proteome can ...Continue Reading

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