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Biomed Khim. 2014 Jul-Aug;60(4):503-14.

[Search for potential gastric cancer biomarkers using low molecular weight blood plasma proteome profiling by mass spectrometry].

[Article in Russian; Abstract available in Russian from the publisher]


in English, Russian

Gastric cancer, one of the most widespread malignant tumors, still lacks reliable serum/plasma biomarkers of its early detection. In this study we have developed, unified, and tested a new methodology for search of gastric cancer biomarkers based on profiling of low molecular weight proteome (LMWP) (1-17 kDa). This approach included three main components: sample pre-fractionation, matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization time of flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF-MS), data analysis by a bioinformatics software package. Applicability and perspectives of the developed approach for detection of potential gastric cancer markers during LMWP analysis have been demonstrated using 69 plasma samples from patients with gastric cancer (stages I-IV) and 238 control samples. The study revealed peptides/polypeptides, which may be potentially used for detection of this pathology.


biomarkers; blood plasma; gastric cancer; mass spectrometry; proteome

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