Surface-enhanced laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectroscopy (SELDI-TOF-MS) as a tool for molecular endpoint analysis of PX-12, a thioredoxin-1 inhibitor

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Title:
Surface-enhanced laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectroscopy (SELDI-TOF-MS) as a tool for molecular endpoint analysis of PX-12, a thioredoxin-1 inhibitor
Author:
Tate, Wendy Rose
Issue Date:
2005
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
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Abstract:
Thioredoxin-1 is a redox protein upregulated in many cancers. Its functions include inhibition of apoptosis, increasing cellular growth and proliferation. It has been shown that cells displaying increased levels of Trx-1 have increased drug resistance. PX-12 is a Trx-1 inhibitor that shows anti-proloferative and cytotoxic activity in vitro and in vivo. We used surface enhanced laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectroscopy (SELDI-TOF-MS) to measure plasma Trx-1 levels of patients treated with PX-12 as a side study of a phase-I trial. SELDI-TOF-MS was able to measure a decrease in plasma Trx-1 after PX-12 treatment semi-quantitatively. In addition, SELDI measured 57 other protein peaks in plasma; seven which were found in all plasma samples analyzed. One of these peaks was located at 13.86kDa and identified through LC-MS/MS sequencing to be a variant of Transthyretin. Further studies into these additional peaks are necessary to determine their biological importance in relation to Trx-1 and PX-12.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Molecular and Cellular Biology
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Molecular and Cellular Biology
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Powis, Garth

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dc.titleSurface-enhanced laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectroscopy (SELDI-TOF-MS) as a tool for molecular endpoint analysis of PX-12, a thioredoxin-1 inhibitoren_US
dc.creatorTate, Wendy Roseen_US
dc.contributor.authorTate, Wendy Roseen_US
dc.date.issued2005en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThioredoxin-1 is a redox protein upregulated in many cancers. Its functions include inhibition of apoptosis, increasing cellular growth and proliferation. It has been shown that cells displaying increased levels of Trx-1 have increased drug resistance. PX-12 is a Trx-1 inhibitor that shows anti-proloferative and cytotoxic activity in vitro and in vivo. We used surface enhanced laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectroscopy (SELDI-TOF-MS) to measure plasma Trx-1 levels of patients treated with PX-12 as a side study of a phase-I trial. SELDI-TOF-MS was able to measure a decrease in plasma Trx-1 after PX-12 treatment semi-quantitatively. In addition, SELDI measured 57 other protein peaks in plasma; seven which were found in all plasma samples analyzed. One of these peaks was located at 13.86kDa and identified through LC-MS/MS sequencing to be a variant of Transthyretin. Further studies into these additional peaks are necessary to determine their biological importance in relation to Trx-1 and PX-12.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectMolecular and Cellular Biologyen_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineMolecular and Cellular Biologyen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorPowis, Garthen_US
dc.identifier.proquest1427224en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b49001310en_US
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