Mitochondrion is a multi-functional organelle, which plays important role in human ovarian cancers. Mitochondrial quantitative proteomics was used to detect, identify, and quantify proteins from mitochondrial samples prepared from ovarian cancer and normal control ovary tissues. A total of 5115 mitochondrial proteins and 1198 mitochondrial differentially expressed proteins (mtDEPs) were identified in human ovarian cancer compared to control tissues. Pathway network analysis revealed multiple pathway network changes to involve those mitochondrial proteins and mtDEPs. These findings provide the scientific data about the role of mitochondria plays in ovarian cancer, and offer the source for discovery of mitochondrial biomarker for ovarian cancers.
Part of the book: Mitochondria and Brain Disorders