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Screening for proteins associated to area-based mammographic breast density

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Mammographic breast density is one of the strongest risk factors for breast cancer, but molecular understanding of how breast density relates to cancer risk is less complete. Studies of proteins in blood plasma, possibly associated with mammographic density, are well-suited as these allow large-scale analyses and might shed light on the association between breast cancer and breast density...Read more


Affinity proteomics for plasma biomarker screening

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In a recent study, published in Blood, researchers have used affinity reagents from the Human Protein Atlas project to analyze plasma samples to identify candidate protein markers associated with risk of venous thromboembolism.

Venous thromboembolism is the third most common cardiovascular disease and a leading cause of death and disability worldwide. Complex interactions between genetic, environmental and acquired risk factors underlie disease development. The first step in the process of developing clinically applicable predictive tools is the identification of novel markers that associate with the disease...Read more


Principal Investigator with a taste for plasma

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Today we meet yet another researcher within the Human Protein Atlas project, Jochen Schwenk, Associate Professor for Translational Proteomics at KTH - Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. He is Director of the Biobank Profiling facility at the Science for Life Laboratory and a Principal Investigator within the Human Protein Atlas and the KTH Center for Applied Proteomics.

– I have a PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Tübingen in Germany, and when I saw presentations from the Human Protein Atlas Director Mathias Uhlén at a few meetings I thought that this would be an exiting project to work with after my PhD thesis, Jochen Schwenk says...Read more


On childhood asthma and protein profiles in plasma

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In a recent publication in European Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, researchers use an affinity proteomics approach to analyze plasma profiles of a 362 proteins in 154 children with persistent or intermittent asthma and controls. To this end, antibody suspension bead arrays developed within the Human Protein Atlas was used.

Asthma is a common chronic childhood disease with many different phenotypes that need to be identified. Asthma affects approximately 300 million people worldwide and is characterized by bronchial hyperresponsiveness and reversible expiratory airflow limitation...Read more


Upcoming Events


The 13th International Conference on Genomics

October 24, 2018 - October 28, 2018

Mathias Uhlen will present "The creation of a mammalian protein brain atlas" at the 13th International Conference on Genomics taking place in Shenzhen, China. His talk is scheduled at 15.20 on October 26.

Biomarkers – methods and technologies

October 25, 2018 - October 26, 2018

Dr. Jochen Schwenk will give a talk on "Affinity-based assays for biomarkers of the plasma proteome", at the 14th Annual Workshop of Biofilms - Research Center for Biointerfaces, which focuses on Biomarkers - methods and technology.
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