Augmented expression of peroxiredoxin I in lung cancer

Jong Wook Chang, Hong Bae Jeon, Jeung Hwa Lee, Jong Shin Yoo, Jang Soo Chun, Jae Hong Kim, Yung Joon Yoo

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Comparative proteome analysis was performed between human normal (BEAS 2B) and malignant (A549) lung epithelial cells in an attempt to identify novel biomarkers of lung cancer. Approximately 500 protein spots could be separated by mini two-dimensional electrophoresis and visualized with Coomassie blue R-250. Among those relatively abundant proteins, eight spots were changed more than twofold reproducibly and identified by peptide mass fingerprints using mass spectrometry and database search. The increased proteins in A549 were aldehyde dehydrogenase, peroxiredoxin I, fatty acid binding protein, aldoketoreductase, and destrin, whereas the decreased proteins were galectin-1, transgelin, and stathmin. Since human lung is exposed to continuous oxidative stress, antioxidant enzyme peroxiredoxin I was selected for further investigation and its augmented expression was confirmed in cancer tissues compared to normal tissues from lung cancer patients, suggesting peroxiredoxin I as a potential biomarker of lung cancer.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)507-512
Number of pages6
JournalBiochemical and biophysical research communications
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Nov 30
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
We thank Professor H. Z. Chae at Chunnam National University for providing antibodies of Prx and Dr. Y. C. Kim at the Hospital of Chunnam National University for providing lung tissues of cancer patients. We also thank Professor D. B. Lim for helpful comments on mass analysis. This work was supported by grants from Life Phenomena and Function Research Group Program from the Korea Ministry of Science and Technology and the Brain Korea 21 Project from the Korean Ministry of Education.


  • 2D-PAGE
  • Biomarker
  • Lung cancer
  • Peroxiredoxin I
  • Proteome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology


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