Aging is a complex multifactorial process still far from being completely understood. The aim of the present study was to compare the proteome of in vitro cultured dermal fibroblasts from healthy subjects of different ages (i.e. 15 +/- 2, 41 +/- 4 and 82 +/- 3 years old). Proteins of the cell layer were separated by two-dimensional electrophoresis and protein identification was performed by matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry; moreover, synthetic gels were qualitatively and quantitatively analyzed by Melanie 3 software. Our study did not reveal any protein typical of any one age group. On the other hand, we observed 38 proteins exhibiting more than three-fold reproducible variations with aging, some (45%) being reduced such as F-actin capping protein alpha1, proteasome subunit alpha type 3, heat shock protein 27, ubiquitin carboxyl-terminal hydrolase isozyme L1, mitochondrial thioredoxin-dependent peroxide reductase, cathepsin B, glutathione S-transferase P, cyclophilin A and calgizzarin. In contrast, T-complex protein 1, probable protein disulfide isomerase ER60, phosphoglycerate kinase 1, Ran-specific GTPase-activating protein, proteasome subunit alpha type 5, triosephosphate isomerase and superoxide dismutase (Mn) increased with age. Furthermore, annexin 1, elongation factor 1beta, proteasome activator complex subunit 1, phosphoglycerate mutase, superoxide dismutase (Cu-Zn) and cofilin, exhibited the highest levels in adult cells; whereas, septin 2 homolog, RNA-binding protein regulatory subunit and ATP synthase D chain revealed the lowest values in adults. The present investigation, underlining the complexity of the aging process, highlights the role of synthetic and degradative pathways in modulating the whole cell machinery and emphasizes that metabolic impairment with age could depend partly on different expression of a number of genes and leading to an imbalance among functional proteins.
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|Anno di pubblicazione:||2003|
|Titolo:||Proteome analysis of dermal fibroblasts cultured in vitro from human healthy subjects of different ages|
|Autori:||BORALDI F.; BINI L.; LIBERATORI S.; ARMINI A.; PALLINI V.; TIOZZO R.; PASQUALI-RONCHETTI I.; D. QUAGLINO|
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