TitleApolipoprotein concentrations are elevated in malignant ovarian cyst fluids suggesting that lipoprotein metabolism is dysregulated in epithelial ovarian cancer.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsPodzielinski, I, Saunders, BA, Kimbler, KD, Branscum, AJ, Fung, ET, DePriest, PD, van Nagell, JR, Ueland, FR, Baron, AT
JournalCancer investigation
Date Published05/2013
KeywordsYoung Adult

SELDI-TOF MS analysis of ovarian cyst fluids revealed that peaks m/z 8696 and 8825 discriminate malignant, borderline, and benign tumors. These peaks correspond to isoforms of apoA2. ELISA demonstrates that apoA1, A2, B, C2, C3, and E cyst fluid concentrations are uncorrelated and higher in malignant ovarian tumors, but only apoA2, apoE, and age are independent classifiers of malignant ovarian tumors, yielding 55.1% sensitivity, 95% specificity, and 88.1% accuracy to discern malignant from benign and borderline tumors. These data suggest that lipoprotein metabolism is dysregulated in ovarian cancer and that apoA2 and apoE warrant further investigation as ovarian tumor biomarkers.