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Expert Opin Biol Ther. 2006 Aug;6(8):833-8.

Antibody microarray-based oncoproteomics.

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Lund University, Department of Immunotechnology, BMC D13, SE-221 84 Lund, Sweden.


The driving force behind oncoproteomics is the belief that certain protein signatures or patterns exist that are associated with a particular malignancy. If so, the correlation of clinical parameters with defined protein expression patterns would allow us to predict disease progression and perhaps even postulate improved therapeutic modalities. The technological challenges to achieve these goals are significant, as the human proteome is not defined. No general methodological approach exists today, and human cancer can, furthermore, be divided into several disease subgroups. One potential solution to finding cancer-associated protein signatures is the emerging technology of affinity proteomics. This approach addresses some of the shortcomings of traditional proteomics and combines it with the power of microarrays. The present review focuses on the role of antibody microarrays in oncoproteomics and its potential to provide a truly proteome-wide analytical approach.

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