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biomarkers review

Posted: Tue Sep 22, 2020 11:21 am
by frodo
Development of robust targeted proteomics assays for cerebrospinal fluid biomarkers in multiple sclerosis

https://link.springer.com/article/10.11 ... 20-09296-5

Background

Verification of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) biomarkers for multiple sclerosis and other neurological diseases is a major challenge due to a large number of candidates, limited sample material availability, disease and biological heterogeneity, and the lack of standardized assays.

Furthermore, verification studies are often based on a low number of proteins from a single discovery experiment in medium-sized cohorts, where antibodies and surrogate peptides may differ, thus only providing an indication of proteins affected by the disease and not revealing the bigger picture or concluding on the validity of the markers.

We here present a standard approach for locating promising biomarker candidates based on existing knowledge, resulting in high-quality assays covering the main biological processes affected by multiple sclerosis for comparable measurements over time.