A special issue of Proteomes (ISSN 2227-7382).
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Technological advances in mass spectrometry instrumentation and in proteomics methods are moving the field of clinical proteomics towards the analysis of large numbers of patient samples in a reasonable time. State-of-the art protein quantification is achieved by applying chemical labelling technologies incorporating multiple isobaric tags (Isobaric tags for relative and absolute quantitation—iTRAQ, Tandem Mass Tags—TMT), by targeted methods (Multiple reaction monitoring/Selected reaction monitoring—MRM/SRM, SWATH), or by label free approaches (extracted ion chromatograms—XICs, spectral counts) in bottom–up proteomics combining tandem mass spectrometry with liquid chromatography or capillary electrophoresis for online peptide fractionation. This offers the opportunity to systematically study disease mechanisms using gel free approaches to improve our understanding on the role of proteins involved. These technologies enable biomarker discovery and biomarker validation studies, as well with samples collected from human body fluids (e.g., blood, urine, saliva, and Cerebrospinal Fluid—CSF), from tissues, or from isolated cells. Current challenges for the utilisation of these technologies in the clinic, for prognosis, diagnosis, and for therapy monitoring, are (1) the large dynamic range of proteins present in body fluids, which is exceeding the capabilities of modern mass spectrometers with several orders of magnitude, and (2) reproducibility between laboratories, requiring standardization in the proteomic work flow encompassing standard operating procedures (SOPs) for sample collection, sample storage, sample processing techniques, MS data acquisition, and analysis methods.
In this Special Issue, we are looking forward to receive original studies covering the analysis of clinical samples by quantitative approaches together with studies presenting novel methodologies for detecting low abundant biomarkers in a complicated matrix as the human body fluid. In addition, we welcome the submission of articles reviewing studies improving our understanding of disease mechanisms by clinical proteomics.
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- Clinical proteomics
- Human body fluids
- Disease mechanisms