Exhaled Breath Condensate for Proteomic Biomarker Discovery
Journal Article - Open Access
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Exhaled breath condensate EBC has been established as a potential source of respiratory biomarkers. Compared to the numerous small molecules identified, the protein content of EBC has remained relatively unstudied due to the methodological and technical difficulties surrounding EBC analysis. In this review, we discuss the proteins identified in EBC, by mass spectrometry, focusing on the significance of those proteins identified. We will also review the limitations surrounding mass spectral EBC protein analysis emphasizing recommendations to enhance BC protein identifications by mass spectrometry. Finally, we will provide insight into the future directions of the EBC proteomics field.
- Physical Chemistry
- Medicine and Medical Research