Identification of novel tumor markers for oral squamous cell carcinoma using glycoproteomic analysis

Yi Ting Chen, Yi Min Chong, Chu Wen Cheng, Chung Liang Ho, Hung Wen Tsai, Frederick H. Kasten, Yu Ling Chen, Chuan Fa Chang

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Background: Oral cancer, the largest subset of head and neck cancer, has become one of the most lethal malignancies during the last two decades. Although several diagnostic tools have been applied for the early detection of oral malignancies, it is still urgent to identify novel tumor markers. In this study, we explored the cell surface N-glycomes of primary cultured human oral keratinocytes (HOK), immortalized human gingival keratinocytes (SG cells), and oral squamous cell carcinoma (OC2). Methods: Enzymatically hydrolyzed cell surface N-glycans were analyzed by MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry. Results: High levels of fucosylated N-glycans, especially core-fucosylated N-glycans, were observed on the OC2 cell surface whereas the major N-glycans on SG and HOK cells were high mannose type. In addition, the mRNA expression level of fucosyltransferase 8 was elevated significantly in OC2 cells than in SG and HOK cells. Core-fucosylated glycoproteins of OC2 cells were then purified with lectin affinity chromatography and a key adhesion molecule in cancer cells, CD147, was identified. Finally, overexpression of cell surface CD147 was confirmed on OC2 cells and oral cancer tissues (tissue array). Conclusions: CD147 was discovered by glycoproteomic approaches and suggested to be a potential novel tumor marker for oral cancer diagnosis.

頁(從 - 到)45-53
期刊Clinica Chimica Acta
出版狀態Published - 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • 生物化學
  • 臨床生物化學
  • 生物化學(醫學)


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