Immune-Proteome Profiling in Classical Hodgkin Lymphoma Tumor Diagnostic Tissue.

Gholiha AR, Hollander P, Löf L, Larsson A, Hashemi J, Ulfstedt JM, Molin D, Amini RM, Freyhult E, Kamali-Moghaddam M, Enblad G

Cancers (Basel) 14 (1) 9 [2021-12-21; online 2021-12-21]

In classical Hodgkin Lymphoma (cHL), immunoediting via protein signaling is key to evading tumor surveillance. We aimed to identify immune-related proteins that distinguish diagnostic cHL tissues (=diagnostic tumor lysates, n = 27) from control tissues (reactive lymph node lysates, n = 30). Further, we correlated our findings with the proteome plasma profile between cHL patients (n = 26) and healthy controls (n = 27). We used the proximity extension assay (PEA) with the OlinkTM multiplex Immuno-Oncology panel, consisting of 92 proteins. Univariate, multivariate-adjusted analysis and Benjamini-Hochberg's false discovery testing (=Padj) were performed to detect significant discrepancies. Proteins distinguishing cHL cases from controls were more numerous in plasma (30 proteins) than tissue (17 proteins), all Padj < 0.05. Eight of the identified proteins in cHL tissue (PD-L1, IL-6, CCL17, CCL3, IL-13, MMP12, TNFRS4, and LAG3) were elevated in both cHL tissues and cHL plasma compared with control samples. Six proteins distinguishing cHL tissues from controls tissues were significantly correlated to PD-L1 expression in cHL tissue (IL-6, MCP-2, CCL3, CCL4, GZMB, and IFN-gamma, all p ≤0.05). In conclusion, this study introduces a distinguishing proteomic profile in cHL tissue and potential immune-related markers of pathophysiological relevance.

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PubMed 35008176

DOI 10.3390/cancers14010009

Crossref 10.3390/cancers14010009

pii: cancers14010009
pmc: PMC8750205

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