Assessing Automated Sample Preparation Technologies for High-Throughput Proteomics of Frozen Well Characterized Tissues from Swedish Biobanks

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Large cohorts of carefully collected clinical tissue materials play a central role in acquiring sufficient depth and statistical power to discover disease-related mechanisms and biomarkers of clinical significance. Manual preparation of such large sample cohorts requires experienced laboratory personnel. This carries other possible downsides such as low throughput, high risk of errors, and low reproducibility. In this work, three automated technologies for high-throughput proteomics of frozen sectioned tissues were compared. The instruments evaluated included the Bioruptor for tissue disruption and protein extraction; the Barocycler, which is able to disrupt tissues and digest the proteins; and the AssayMAP Bravo, a microchromatography platform for protein digestion, peptide desalting, and fractionation. Wide varieties of tissue samples from rat spleen, malignant melanoma, and pancreatic tumors were used for the assessment. The three instruments displayed reproducible and consistent results, as was proven by high correlations and low coefficients of variation between technical replicates and even more importantly, between replicates that were processed in different batches or at different time points. The results from this study allowed us to integrate these technologies into an automated sample preparation workflow for large-scale proteomic studies that are currently ongoing. Data are available via ProteomeXchange with identifiers PXD010296 and PXD011295.


Enheter & grupper
Externa organisationer
  • Semmelweis University
  • Skåne University Hospital
  • AstraZeneca
  • Tokyo Medical University

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Cell- och molekylärbiologi


Sidor (från-till)548–556
TidskriftJournal of Proteome Research
StatusPublished - 2019
Peer review utfördJa