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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE B 2012 Vol.13 No.12 P.964-971

doi: 10.1631/jzus.B1200066

Combining proteomics, serum biomarkers and bioinformatics to discriminate between esophageal squamous cell carcinoma and pre-cancerous lesion

Author(s):  Xiao-hui Zhai, Jie-kai Yu, Chen Lin, Li-dong Wang, Shu Zheng

Affiliation(s):  1.Cancer Institute, Key Laboratory of Cancer Prevention and Intervention, China National Ministry of Education, the Second Affiliated Hospital, School of Medicine, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310009, China; Laboratory for Cancer Research, College of Medicine, Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou 450001, China

Corresponding email(s):  zhengshu@zju.edu.cn

Key Words:  Biomarker, Esophageal squamous cell carcinoma, Surface-enhanced laser desorption/ionization, Support vector machine

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Xiao-hui Zhai, Jie-kai Yu, Chen Lin, Li-dong Wang, Shu Zheng. Combining proteomics, serum biomarkers and bioinformatics to discriminate between esophageal squamous cell carcinoma and pre-cancerous lesion[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University Science B, 2012, 2(13): 964-971.

title="Combining proteomics, serum biomarkers and bioinformatics to discriminate between esophageal squamous cell carcinoma and pre-cancerous lesion",
author="Xiao-hui Zhai, Jie-kai Yu, Chen Lin, Li-dong Wang, Shu Zheng",
journal="Journal of Zhejiang University Science B",
publisher="Zhejiang University Press & Springer",

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Objective: biomarker assay is a noninvasive method for the early detection of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). Searching for new biomarkers with high specificity and sensitivity is very important for the early detection of ESCC. Serum surface-enhanced laser desorption/ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry (SELDI-TOF-MS) is a high throughput technology for identifying cancer biomarkers using drops of sera. Methods: In this study, 185 serum samples were taken from ESCC patients in a high incidence area and screened by SELDI. A support vector machine (SVM) algorithm was adopted to analyze the samples. Results: The SVM patterns successfully distinguished ESCC from pre-cancerous lesions (PCLs). Also, types of PCL, including dysplasia (DYS) and basal cell hyperplasia (BCH), and healthy controls (HC) were distinguished with an accuracy of 95.2% (DYS), 96.6% (BCH), and 93.8% (HC), respectively. A marker of 25.1 kDa was identified in the ESCC patterns whose peak intensity was observed to increase significantly during the development of esophageal carcinogenesis, and to decrease obviously after surgery. Conclusions: We selected five ESCC biomarkers to form a diagnostic pattern which can discriminate among the different stages of esophageal carcinogenesis. This pattern can significantly improve the detection of ESCC.

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