Traditionally, antibody-based assays, such as enzyme immunoassay (EIA), enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)and radioimmunoassay (RIA), are the primary tool for the targeted quantification of a specific protein. An antibody-based assay can berun at high-throughput and has extraordinary sensitivity and specificity. In the cases where antibody-based assays exist, the processof validating biomarker candidates can be relatively straightforward. However, the antibody-based approach is limited by the lack ofavailability of antibodies with high specificity. The development of a high quality antibody-based assays can be costly, time-consumingand a resource-intensive effort. Another disadvantage of antibody-based assays is that they often do not discriminate closely relatedisoforms. While the antibody development is central to the success of antibody-based platform, mass spectrometry (MS) providesalternative and complementary approach to existing antibody-based assays. The MS-based assays are becoming very popular forquantitative candidates proteins detection in a complex biological mixture.In the present paper, an in-house developed mass spectrometry (MS)-based assay was compared to a commercially available EIA inreproducibility, measurement accuracy, and dynamic range using rat procollagen type-I N-terminal propeptide (P1NP) as a model.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|State||Published - Dec 1 2009|
- Mass spectrometry
- Procollagen type-I N-terminal propeptide
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology