UNIT 10.27 Extraction of Proteins from Formalin-Fixed, Paraffin-Embedded Tissue Using the Qproteome Extraction Technique and Preparation of Tryptic Peptides for Liquid Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry Analysis
Published Online: 1 APR 2010
Copyright © 2010 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Lab Protocol Title
Current Protocols in Molecular Biology
How to Cite
Geoui, T., Urlaub, H., Plessmann, U. and Porschewski, P. 2010. Extraction of Proteins from Formalin-Fixed, Paraffin-Embedded Tissue Using the Qproteome Extraction Technique and Preparation of Tryptic Peptides for Liquid Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry Analysis. Current Protocols in Molecular Biology. 90:VI:10.27:10.27.1–10.27.12.
- Published Online: 1 APR 2010
- Published Print: APR 2010
This unit provides a robust, reliable, and easy-to-use kit-based method for extraction of intact, non-degraded proteins from formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissue, and their subsequent use for analysis by liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry (LC/MS). After deparaffinization, proteins are extracted from unstained sections of FFPE rat liver tissue. After a simple cleanup step using organic extraction, the sample is transferred into a buffer optimized for trypsin digestion of the extracted proteins. Subsequently, LC/MS is used to identify the proteins that gave rise to the tryptic peptides. Comparing formalin-fixed and frozen tissues, good correlation is observed in the mass spectrometric pattern attributable to the tryptic peptides and number of identified proteins. Since FFPE tissues are generally available in clinical practice, this method can be used to analyze biomarkers in different pathological situations (e.g., healthy vs. diseased). The method can also be used for protein extraction from fresh-frozen tissue. Curr. Protoc. Mol. Biol. 90:10.27.1-10.27.12. © 2010 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
- formalin-fixed tissue;
- mass spectrometry;
- protein extraction