SELDI-TOF serum proteomics and colorectal cancer: A current overview

21 Citations (Scopus)


Surface enhanced laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (SELDI-TOF-MS) is a widely used technology platform for diagnostic biomarker discovery in tissue, plasma and serum. High-throughput and simplicity of experimental procedures have allowed this technology to become an important research tool for biomarker discovery during the last years. This review provides an overview of SELDI-TOF functionality, its advantages and drawbacks and gives a current literature overview of colorectal cancer based serum biomarker detection. Further improvements in instrumentation sensitivity and labelling chemistries will enable detection of novel, tissue-leakage biomarkers in serum. However, major emphasis should be given on subsequent identification of differentially observed protein peaks detected by SELDI-TOF. Clinical validation in large patient cohorts will then allow transferring novel biomarkers into clinical use.

Original languageEnglish
JournalArchives of Physiology and Biochemistry
Issue number4-5
Pages (from-to)188-196
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 01.12.2010


Dive into the research topics of 'SELDI-TOF serum proteomics and colorectal cancer: A current overview'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this