The invasive proteome of glioblastoma revealed by laser-capture microdissection.
- NORLUX Neuro-Oncology Laboratory
Background: Glioblastomas are heterogeneous tumors composed of a necrotic and tumor core and an invasive periphery. Methods: Here, we performed a proteomics analysis of laser-capture micro-dissected glioblastoma core and invasive areas of patient-derived xenografts. Results: Bioinformatics analysis identified enriched proteins in central and invasive tumor areas. Novel markers of invasion were identified, the genes proteolipid protein 1 (PLP1) and Dynamin-1 (DNM1), which were subsequently validated in tumors and by functional assays. Conclusions: In summary, our results identify new networks and molecules that may play an important role in glioblastoma development and may constitute potential novel therapeutic targets.