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Dynamic changes in the urine proteome of tumor-bearing mouse models of B16 melanoma and RM-1 prostate cancer

By Lujun Li, Xuanzhen Pan, Yongtao Liu, Ting Wang, Youhe Gao

Posted 04 Apr 2020
bioRxiv DOI: 10.1101/2020.04.03.023366

Urine can accumulate changes and reflect early physiological and pathological changes of various diseases, such as tumors. Therefore, urine is an ideal source for identification of early biomarkers. In this study, melanoma and prostate cancer-bearing mouse models were established by subcutaneous injection of B16 and RM-1 cells, respectively. Urine samples were collected at four time points during tumor growth. Based on data-independent acquisition (DIA) technology, liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) was used for quantitative analysis. Compared with those before the injection of B16 cells, 38 human homologous differential proteins were identified, and 18 proteins were reported to be related to melanoma. Before the tumor was visible, there were 4 differential proteins, and all were reported to be related to melanoma. Compared with that before the injection of RM-1 cells, a total of 14 human homologous differential proteins were identified, and 9 proteins were reported to be associated with prostate cancer. Before the tumor was palpable, 9 proteins showed significant differences. There were significant differences between the two tumor-bearing models. Through the above experiments and analysis, we found that the urine proteome can reflect the changes in the development and provide early biomarkers of the two tumors and provide clues for the early clinical diagnosis of these diseases.

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