A comparison of protein profiles of cervical tissue homogenate, exfoliated cells from cervix and serum in normal and cervical malignancy conditions

Sujatha Bhat, Vasudevan Bhaskaran Kartha, Lavanya Rai, Santhosh Chidangil

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Cervical cancer, the second most common cancer in women, progresses silently over long periods before producing any clinical manifestation. Research in early detection of this condition using proteomic techniques is of very recent origin.We used high-performance liquid chromatography combined with laser-induced fluorescence method in our lab to record the protein profiles of tissue homogenate, cell lysate and serum samples of normal and different stages of malignant conditions of the cervix. Information on protein markers in the protein profiles was derived using various data processing methods including curve resolution. The variations in relative intensities of different peaks with respect to peak height, width and area under the curve from different sample types were compared to get information regarding the concentration of the various proteins and their significance in the induction and metastasis of cervical cancer. The method can be used in diagnosis, follow-up with respect to the progression, remission and effective therapy, in cervical malignancy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)167-176
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Chromatographic Science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2015


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Analytical Chemistry

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