Formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissue specimens represent a valuable informational resource of histologically characterized specimens for proteomic studies. In this article, the authors review the advancement performed in the field of FFPE proteomics focusing on formaldehyde treatment and on strategies addressed to obtain the best recovery in the protein/peptide extraction. A variety of approaches have been used to characterize protein tissue extracts, and many efforts have been performed demonstrating the comparability between fresh/frozen and FFPE proteomes. Finally, the authors report and discuss the large numbers of works aimed at developing new strategies and sophisticated platforms in the analysis of FFPE samples to validate known potential biomarkers and to discover new ones.

Proteomic studies of formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tissues

GIUSTI, LAURA;LUCACCHINI, ANTONIO
2013

Abstract

Formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissue specimens represent a valuable informational resource of histologically characterized specimens for proteomic studies. In this article, the authors review the advancement performed in the field of FFPE proteomics focusing on formaldehyde treatment and on strategies addressed to obtain the best recovery in the protein/peptide extraction. A variety of approaches have been used to characterize protein tissue extracts, and many efforts have been performed demonstrating the comparability between fresh/frozen and FFPE proteomes. Finally, the authors report and discuss the large numbers of works aimed at developing new strategies and sophisticated platforms in the analysis of FFPE samples to validate known potential biomarkers and to discover new ones.
Giusti, Laura; Lucacchini, Antonio
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