Book Chapter

Methods in Capillary Electrophoresis Coupled to Mass Spectrometry for the Identification of Clinical Proteomic/Peptidomic Biomarkers in Biofluids

Citation

Stalmach A, Husi H, Mosbahi K, Albalat A, Mullen W & Mischak H (2015) Methods in Capillary Electrophoresis Coupled to Mass Spectrometry for the Identification of Clinical Proteomic/Peptidomic Biomarkers in Biofluids. In: Vlahou A & Makridakis M (eds.) Clinical Proteomics: Methods and Protocols. Methods in Molecular Biology, 1243. New York: Springer, pp. 187-205. http://link.springer.com/protocol/10.1007/978-1-4939-1872-0_11

Abstract
Proteomic biomarkers hold the promise of enabling assessment of patients according to a pathological condition aiming at improvements in diagnosis, prognosis, in general clinical patient management. Capillary electrophoresis coupled to an electrospray ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometer (CE-MS) allows the detection of thousands of small proteins and peptides in various biofluids, in a single, reproducible and time-limited step, enabling the simultaneous comparison of multiple individual proteins and peptides in biomarker discovery, but also in clinical applications. The reliability of the CE-MS platform, together with the use of a validated approach for data processing and mining is, to date, the most advanced technique for biomarker discovery of clinical significance. In this chapter, we report on the materials, methods and protocols used for CE-MS-based clinical proteomics allowing the reproducible profiling of biofluids.

Keywords
Capillary electrophoresis; Mass spectrometry; Peptide; Biomarker; Bodyfluid

StatusPublished
Title of seriesMethods in Molecular Biology
Number in series1243
Publication date31/12/2015
PublisherSpringer
Publisher URLhttp://link.springer.com/…1-4939-1872-0_11
Place of publicationNew York
ISSN of series1064-9745
ISBN978-1-4939-1871-3