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CSF proteomics in MS

Recent review: Cerebrospinal fluid proteomics in multiple sclerosis.

A review which summarize and discuss the status of the field CSF proteomics in MS, was in Dec 2014 published in Biochim Biophys Acta by researchers at the KGJ centre for MS research.

Abstract

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an immune mediated chronic inflammatory disease of the central nervous system usually initiated during young adulthood, affecting approximately 2.5 million people worldwide. There is currently no cure for MS, but disease modifying treatment has become increasingly more effective, especially when started in the first phase of the disease. The disease course and prognosis are often unpredictable and it can be challenging to determine an early diagnosis. The detection of novel biomarkers to understand more of the disease mechanism, facilitate early diagnosis, predict disease progression, and find treatment targets would be very attractive. Over the last decade there has been an increasing effort toward finding such biomarker candidates. One promising strategy has been to use state-of-the-art quantitative proteomics approaches to compare the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) proteome between MS and control patients or between different subgroups of MS. In this review we summarize and discuss the status of the field CSF proteomics in MS, including the latest findings with a focus on the last five years. This article is part of a Special Issue entitled: Neuroproteomics: Applications in Neuroscience and Neurology.