Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxix
  2. General Aspects: Techniques and Overviews

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Chaochao Wu, Tao Liu, Erin S. Baker, Karin D. Rodland, Richard D. Smith
      Pages 17-48
    3. Chunxiu Hu, Jia Li, Guowang Xu
      Pages 49-74
    4. Yasuro Shinohara, Jun-ichi Furukawa, Yoshiaki Miura
      Pages 111-140
    5. Yutaka Tonomura, Mitsunobu Matsubara, Itsuro Kazama
      Pages 165-186
  3. Specific Analytes and Their Application

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 221-221
    2. Ishita Bhavsar, Craig S. Miller, Mohanad Al-Sabbagh
      Pages 223-249
    3. Halil Yaman, Emin Ozgur Akgul, Yasemin Gulcan Kurt, Erdinc Cakir
      Pages 267-290
    4. Tiphaine Robert-Mercier, Monique Dehoux, Dan Longrois, Jean Guglielminotti
      Pages 291-311
    5. Da-Hong Wang, Keiki Ogino, Yoshie Sato, Noriko Sakano, Masayuki Kubo, Kei Takemoto et al.
      Pages 313-331
    6. Antonia Ribes, Sonia Pajares, Ángela Arias, Judit García-Villoria
      Pages 333-361
    7. Peter S. Chang, Terry Hyslop, Scott A. Waldman
      Pages 363-381
    8. Roberto Bono, Valeria Romanazzi
      Pages 383-404

About this book


The well-being of humankind is dependent upon advances in biological and clinical sciences. For many diseases, an early diagnosis and objective measures of outcomes are essential for reducing mortality and morbidity. Part of this package entails the appropriate use of biomarkers. These are biological indicators which often are used routinely in the clinical setting. Recent advances in the chemical and physical sciences have enabled new biomarkers to be developed. This does not mean that traditional markers are redundant as detailed investigations have identified both limitations and advantages in their usage as well as new applications.  This book General Methods in Biomarker Research and their Applications combines both traditional, new and emerging biomarkers in a single publication. The chapters contained in this book have wide applicability to many diseases.


Application to prognosis Biomarkers in disease Cancer Research Discovery of biomarkers High throughput technologies

Editors and affiliations

  • Victor R. Preedy
    • 1
  • Vinood B. Patel
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Division of Diabetes & Nutritional SciencesFaculty of Life Sciences & Medicine, King's College LondonLondonUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Faculty of Science & Technology, Department of Biomedical SciencesUniversity of WestminsterLondonUnited Kingdom

About the editors

Professor Victor R. Preedy is a senior faculty member of King's College London (Professor of Nutritional Biochemistry) and King's College Hospital (Professor of Clinical Biochemistry). He is attached to both the Diabetes and Nutritional Sciences Division and the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics. He is also Director of the Genomics Centre and a member of the School of Medicine. Professor Preedy graduated in 1974 with an Honours Degree in Biology and Physiology with Pharmacology. He gained his University of London PhD in 1981. In 1993 he gained his second doctoral degree, for his outstanding contribution to protein metabolism in health and disease. He has received membership and fellowship of a number of academic and professional bodies in the UK, including the Royal College of Pathologists, the Royal Institute of Public Health, and the Royal Society of Chemistry. Professor Preedy has published over 570 articles, which includes 165 peer-reviewed manuscripts based on original research, 100 reviews and over 50 books and book volumes.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title General Methods in Biomarker Research and their Applications
  • Editors Victor R. Preedy
    Vinood B. Patel
  • Series Title Biomarkers in Disease: Methods, Discoveries and Applications
  • Series Abbreviated Title Biomarkers in Disease: Methods, Discoveries and Applications
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences Reference Module Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-94-007-7697-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-007-7696-8
  • Series ISSN 2542-3657
  • Series E-ISSN 2542-3665
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXIX, 1324
  • Number of Illustrations 74 b/w illustrations, 130 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Cancer Research
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