Sample collection, handling and storage are the most critical steps for ensuring the highest preservation of specimens. Pre-analytical variability can influence the results as protein signatures alter rapidly after tissue excision or during long-term storage. Hence, we evaluated current state-of-the-art biobank preservation methods from a glycomics perspective and analyzed O-glycan alterations occurring in the gastric cancer tissues. Paired tumor and adjacent normal tissue samples were obtained from six patients undergoing gastric cancer surgery. Collected samples (n = 24) were either snap-frozen or heat stabilized and then homogenized. Glycans were released from extracted glycoproteins and analyzed by LC-MS/MS. In total, the relative abundance of 83 O-glycans and 17 derived structural features were used for comparison. There was no statistically significant difference found in variables between snap frozen and heat-stabilized samples, which indicated the two preservation methods were comparable. The data also showed significant changes between normal and cancerous tissue. In addition to a shift from high sialylation in the cancer area towards blood group ABO in the normal area, we also detected that the LacdiNAc epitope (N,N'-diacetyllactosamine) was significantly decreased in cancer samples. The O-glycan alterations that are presented here may provide predictive power for the detection and prognosis of gastric cancer.
Scheda prodotto non validato
Scheda prodotto in fase di analisi da parte dello staff di validazione
|Titolo:||Sample handling of gastric tissue and O-glycan alterations in paired gastric cancer and non-tumorigenic tissues|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|