Application of Proteomics in Cancer Biomarker Discovery: GeLC-MS/MS

  • Pedro R. CutillasEmail author
  • Tatjana Crnogorac-Jurcevic
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 1381)


Proteomic approaches are being increasingly applied to study multiple facets of healthy and diseased processes. In particular, the application of global proteome profiling in the field of oncology is already starting to shape the diagnostic, prognostic, monitoring, and therapeutic approaches. At the heart of such approaches lies a quest for clinically relevant biomarkers, particularly arising from global analyses of body fluids, as, in major part, they represent easily accessible and noninvasive matrices. A detailed protocol of one of the popular approaches for global proteome profiling, SDS-PAGE-liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry or GeLC-MS/MS, and its application for biomarker discovery in urine is provided here.

Key words

Proteomics GeLC-MS/MS Biomarker discovery Body fluids 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pedro R. Cutillas
    • 1
    Email author
  • Tatjana Crnogorac-Jurcevic
    • 2
  1. 1.Centre for Haemato-Oncology, Bart Cancer InstituteQueen Mary University of LondonLondonUK
  2. 2.Molecular Oncology Centre, Bart Cancer InstituteQueen Mary University of LondonLondonUK

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