Mass Spectrometric Identification of Proteotypic Peptides from Clinically Used Tumor Markers

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Abstract

Introduction

With the rapid development of mass spectrometry-based technologies such as multiple reaction monitoring and heavy-isotope-labeled-peptide standards, quantitative analysis of biomarker proteins using mass spectrometry is rapidly progressing toward detection of target proteins/peptides from clinical samples. Proteotypic peptides are a few peptides that are repeatedly and consistently identified from a protein in a mixture and are used for quantitative analysis of the protein in a complex biological sample by mass spectrometry.

Materials and Methods

Using mass spectrometry, we identified peptide sequences and provided a list of tryptic peptides and glycopeptides as proteotypic peptides from five clinically used tumor markers, including prostate-specific antigen, carcinoembryonic antigen, Her-2, human chorionic gonadotropin, and CA125.

Conclusion

These proteotypic peptides have potential for targeted detection as well as heavy-isotope-peptide standards for quantitative analysis of marker proteins in clinical specimens using a highly specific, sensitive, and high-throughout mass spectrometry-based analysis method.

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