Proteomic Analysis of Brain Tissue from a Chronic Model of Stress Using a Combined 2D Gel Electrophoresis and Mass Spectrometry Approach

  • Paul C. Guest
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 2138)


Aging of the brain can result in excessive glucocorticoid secretion, potentially due to chronic stress and related situations. This can lead to dysfunction of brain areas involved in control of the hypothalamic-pituitary adrenal axis, growth, and metabolism, as well as areas associated with cognition and mood regulation. This chapter presents a protocol for two-dimensional differential in-gel electrophoresis (2D-DIGE) analysis of hypothalamus and hippocampus tissue obtained from mice following exposure to high levels of corticosterone for 14 days. The chapter also presents a method for identification of the affected proteins in these brain regions using matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight (MALDI-TOF) mass spectrometry.

Key words

Stress Aging Corticosterone Hypothalamus Hippocampus 2D-DIGE MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul C. Guest
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  1. 1.Laboratory of Neuroproteomics, Department of Biochemistry and Tissue Biology, Institute of BiologyUniversity of Campinas (UNICAMP)CampinasBrazil

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