Biocrates Newsletter Issue #6

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Newsletter Issue #6
December 4, 2014
BreastCancer Newsletter v1
Is there a specific metabolic signature of breast cancer in blood?

In partnership between Prof. Ismael Dale,, Dept. of Gynecology, Federal University of Sao Paulo, and BIOCRATES novel metabolic blood biomarkers have been discovered. They could potentially be used for low-invasive diagnosis and prognostic evaluation of breast cancers have been discovered using the Biocrates AbsoluteIDQ® p180 Kit.
Based on cancer specific metabolic changes, Prof. Dale and BIOCRATES identified individual blood metabolic signatures (=biomarkers) that could help for screening and/ or diagnosing breast cancer, identification of intrinsic subtypes, assessment of tumor activity as well as treatment response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy.
It has been achieved to provide biomarkers signatures by measuring the individual concentrations and/or ratios of certain metabolites in blood samples. The biomarkers of the study make it possible to predict whether a patient is likely to reach complete pathological response (pCR) to neoadjuvant chemotherapy or stable disease and/or progression (SDPR). Further, it has been found out that intrinsic subtypes of breast cancer tumors can be distinguished on the basis of their specific metabolic signatures.
In fact, the quantitative measurement of the endogenous metabolites contained in the respective sets of biomarkers allows a more sensitive and selective, and therefore more reliable assessment of breast cancer. The findings of the study have been presented at the recent Biomarker Conference in Munich.

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• Dynamic pathway visualisation package (MetPATH)
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• Improved project and export format (DMP) for large projects
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NEWS & EVENTS

10th Annual Biomarkers Congress 2015
23-24 February 2015, Manchester, UK
14th St. Gallen Breast Cancer Conference
18-21 March 2015, Vienna, Austria
• Dr. Kristaps Klavins, Analytical Scientist at Biocrates, was awarded the ASAC-JunganalytikerInnen Preis 2014 from the The Austrian Society of Analytical Chemistry

 
RESOURCES

Biomarker Discovery using the Biocrates AbsoluteIDQ® p180 Kit
AbsoluteIDQ p180 Kit  - List of Metabolites
Biocrates Biomarker Discovery Services
Analytical Services - List of Metabolites
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T. D. Blydt-Hansen et al., American Journal of Transplantation 2014; 14(10): 1–11

NEW PUBLICATION
Transplantation Medicine
Invasive methods for diagnosis are risky and unpleasant for patients. By using the Biocrates AbsoluteIDQ p180 Kit, Blydt-Hansen et al. could show that urinary metabolomics has great potential to become an important tool for the noninvasive diagnosis of T cell mediated rejection in pediatric kidney transplant recipients.
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S. Baumann et al., 2014, JOURNAL OF INTEGRATED OMICS

NEW PUBLICATION
Metabolomics & Cell Signaling
Connecting biochemical pathways with receptor induced intracellular kinase signaling is a great challenge in molecular medicine. Baumann et al. could show that changes in the metabolome affect kinase signaling. Here, the Biocrates AbsoluteIDQ p180 Kit enables reliable and reproducible data analysis to support and improve cell signaling research.
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