Two-dimensional gel electrophoresis using immobilized pH gradient strips and FlamingoTM fluorescent gel stain identified non-nuclear proteins possibly related to malignant tumour progression.
ABSTRACT The understanding of tumour progression is one of the most important strategies to conquer tumour. QR-32 is a regressive murine fibrosarcoma cell line, and QRsP-11 is a progressive malignant tumour cell clone derived from QR-32. Ina recently published study a differential display analysis for the cytoplasmic proteins was shown by using two-dimensional gel electrophoresis (2-DE) making full use of isoelectric focusing capillary gels and Coomassie brilliant blue R-250 staining. Furthermore, a differential display analysis of the nuclear proteome for QR-32 and QRsP-11 was performed. The present study shows a non-nuclear proteomic differential display analysis, using 2-DE making full use of immobilized pH gradient strips and Flamingo™ fluorescent gel stain, between QR-32 and QRsP-11 to identify particular proteins which may be involved in malignant progression. In QRsP-11 25 proteins were up-regulated, including hypoxia up-regulated protein 1, and 6 were down-regulated compared with QR-32. These results suggest that the identified non-nuclear proteins showing different expression between QR-32 and QRsP-11 possibly related to malignant tumour progression.