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Electrophoresis. 1999 Oct;20(14):2952-60.

Increased expression of epidermal fatty acid binding protein, cofilin, and 14-3-3-sigma (stratifin) detected by two-dimensional gel electrophoresis, mass spectrometry and microsequencing of drug-resistant human adenocarcinoma of the pancreas.

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Institut für Laboratoriums-medizin und Pathobiochemie, Universitätsklinikum Charité, Medizinsche, Fakultät der Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Germany. pranav.sinha@charite.de

Abstract

In order to study possible mechanisms leading to chemoresistance in pancreatic adenocarcinoma we examined the global protein expression of pancreatic cancer cells in vitro. We used a cell culture model derived from the adenocarcinoma of the pancreas (EPP85-181P). A classical multidrug-resistant subline, EPP85-181RDB, selected in presence of daunorubicin, and an atypical multidrug-resistant cell variant, EPP85-181RNOV, selected in presence of mitoxantrone, were analyzed using two-dimensional electrophoresis. After staining and image analysis, spots of interest were isolated using preparative two-dimensional electrophoresis and subjected to mass spectrometry and microsequencing. Three proteins, E-FABP, cofilin, and 14-3-3-sigma (stratifin), were overexpressed in chemoresistant cell lines. Cofilin was present in both multidrug in chemoresistant cell lines. Cofilin was present in both multidrug-resistant cell lines. E-FABP and 14-3-3-sigma (stratifin) was found to be overexpressed only in the mitoxantrone-selected atypical multidrug-resistant cell line. The possible significance of these findings is discussed.

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