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Type: Artigo
Title: Plasma lipidomic fingerprinting to distinguish among hepatitis C-related hepatocellular carcinoma, liver cirrhosis, and chronic Hepatitis C using maldi-tof mass spectrometry: a pilot study
Author: Passos-Castilho, Ana Maria
Lo Turco, Edson
Ferraz, Maria Lucia
Matos, Carla
Silva, Ivonete
Parise, Edison
Pilau, Eduardo
Gozzo, Fabio
Granato, Celso
Abstract: Hepatitis C (HC) is a major cause of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), and a late diagnosis is the main factor for the poor survival of patients. There is an urgent need for identifying sensitive and specific biomarkers for HCC diagnosis. In the present study, plasma lipid patterns of patients with HCHCC, HC-liver cirrhosis (LC), and chronic HC (CHC) were assessed by matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization mass spectrometry (MALDI-MS). Plasma samples of 25 patients with HC-HCC, 15 patients with HC-LC, and 25 patients with CHC were evaluated by MALDI-MS using a Q-ToF premier (Synapt) mass spectrometer (Waters, Manchester, UK) equipped with a 200-Hz solid-state laser in the mass range between m/z (mass-to-charge ratio) of 700-1200. A total of 2205 ions were initially obtained and 7 ions (m/z) were highlighted as corresponding to the most important lipids to differentiate HCC patients from LC and CHC patients. The specific lipidomic expression signature generated resulted in an overall predictive accuracy of 93% of HC-HCC and HC-LC, and 100% of HC-HCC and CHC. The 7-peak algorithm distinguished HCC from LC with a sensitivity of 96% and a specificity of 87%, and HCC from CHC with both sensitivity and specificity of 100%. MALDI-MS-specific signature peaks accurately distinguished patients with HC-HCC from those with FIC-LC and CHC. The results indicate the potential of MALDI-MS and the selected peaks to improve HCC surveillance in patients with viral C cirrhosis and chronic hepatitis C
Subject: Carcinoma hepatocelular
Hepatite C
Espectrometria de massas por ionização e dessorção a laser assistida por matriz
Country: Romênia
Editor: Universitatea de Medicina si Farmacie "Iuliu Hatieganu"
Rights: Fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.15403/JGLD.2014.1121.PAS
Date Issue: 2015
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