Proteomics in the assessment of the therapeutic response of antineoplastic drugs: Strategies and practical applications

Vukosava Milic Torres, Lazar Popovic, Fátima Vaz, Deborah Penque

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Abstract

Uncovering unknown pathological mechanisms and body response to applied medication are the driving forces toward personalized medicine. In this post-genomic era, all eyes are turned to the proteomics field, searching for answers and explanations by investigating the gene end point functional units—proteins and their proteoforms. The development of cutting-edge mass spectrometric technologies and bioinformatics tools have allowed the life- science community to discover disease-specific proteins as biomarkers, which are often concealed by high sample complexity and dynamic range of abundance. Currently, there are several proteomics-based approaches to investigate the proteome. This chapter focuses on gold standard proteomics strategies and related issues toward candidate biomarker discovery, which may have diagnostic/ prognostic as well as mechanistic utility in cancer drug resistance.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMethods in Molecular Biology
PublisherHumana Press Inc
Pages281-298
Number of pages18
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2016

Publication series

NameMethods in Molecular Biology
Volume1395
ISSN (Print)1064-3745

Keywords

  • Cancer
  • Chemotherapeutic response
  • Discovery-based proteomics
  • Proteomics
  • Targetproteomics

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