Papers by Author: Kaspars Jekabsons

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Authors: Ilva Nakurte, Kaspars Jekabsons, Elina Zandberga, Arturs Abols, Aija Line, Ruta Muceniece
Abstract: The detection and profiling of disease-specific extracellular vesicles (EVs) from body fluids has been challenging research area during recent years. However, the question – can EVs surface proteins be exploited as a credible tool for early cancer diagnosis – is still not answered. Objective of the current study was to find out whether hypoxia induces differences in protein profiles of EVs released from hypoxic human colorectal cancer cells SW480 (EVHyp) and EVs released from these cells grown in normoxic conditions – EVNorm. Obtained results show differences in EVs surface protein samples. Some protein fragments were found only or mostly in EVHyp surface protein samples. Finding of one or two such EVHyp protein fragments allows us to suggest that deciphered EVHyp surface proteins might be indices of hypoxia-induced proteome changes and might serve as a hint to find a cancer specific protein.
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