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Exhaled Breath Condensate for Proteomic Biomarker Discovery

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UES Inc., Air Force Research Laboratory, 711th Human Performance Wing/RHXBC, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433, USA
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Air Force Research Laboratory, 711th Human Performance Wing/RHXBC, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433, USA
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Air Force Research Laboratory, 711th Human Performance Wing, U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine/OET, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433, USA
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Chromatography 2014, 1(3), 108-119; https://doi.org/10.3390/chromatography1030108
Received: 8 May 2014 / Revised: 20 June 2014 / Accepted: 24 June 2014 / Published: 2 July 2014
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 EBC protein identifications by mass spectrometry. Finally, we will provide insight into the future directions of the EBC proteomics field. View Full-Text
Keywords: exhaled breath condensate; proteomics; mass spectrometry exhaled breath condensate; proteomics; mass spectrometry
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Harshman, S.W.; Grigsby, C.C.; Ott, D.K. Exhaled Breath Condensate for Proteomic Biomarker Discovery. Chromatography 2014, 1, 108-119.

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