Title

Recent Developments in the Determination of Urinary Cancer Biomarkers by Capillary Electrophoresis

Abstract

Investigation of effective biomarkers for cancers is currently a popular area of study in clinical and cancer researches, because it can potentially lead to pre-cancer screening or pre-cancer diagnosis and may provide useful information on cancer type and the disease's stage of progression. More and more biochemical or chemical fluid components of the human body such as urine, blood, and cerebrospinal fluid have been considered to contain biomarkers, which are useful in cancer researches, pre-cancer diagnosis, and cancer follow-ups during or after cancer treatment. Several modern analytical techniques, such as gas chromatography (GC), high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), capillary electrophoresis (CE), and other separation techniques as well as hyphenated techniques, have been extensively used in study of cancer biomarkers. Among these techniques, CE is considered to be a highly efficient and practical analytical technique because of the small sample volume requirement and its wide separation versatility, ranging from small inorganic molecules to large biomolecules. This review discusses the latest developments involving biomarkers and their analysis by CE, including a discussion of instrumental conditions, method developments, and data analysis.

Department(s)

Chemistry

Keywords and Phrases

Cancer Biomarkers; Capillary Electrophoresis; Review; Urine

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Capillary electrophoresis
Urine

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

01730835

Document Type

Review - Article

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2004 Wiley-VCH Verlag, All rights reserved.


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