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Featured research: Aptamer-based search for correlates of plasma and serum water T2

Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of abnormalities that increases the risk for type 2 diabetes and atherosclerosis. Plasma and serum water T2 from benchtop nuclear magnetic resonance relaxometry are early, global and practical biomarkers for metabolic syndrome and its underlying abnormalities. This study by Patel et al. used a modified aptamer (SOMAmer) library, enabling an unbiased search for new proteins correlated with water T2 and thus, metabolic health. The identification of new proteins associated with water T2 demonstrates the value of this approach to biomarker discovery.

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Chung-Tsen Hsueh, Loma Linda University, USA

Delong Liu, New York Medical College, USA​​​​​​​

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Biomarker Research is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that encompasses all aspects of biomarker investigation. Biomarker Research aims to publish original discoveries, novel concepts, commentaries and reviews related to biomarker investigation from all biomedical disciplines.

The study of biomarkers has evolved rapidly in the advance of personalized medicine and individual health. The identification and validation of biomarkers in drug discovery/development and in disease diagnosis, treatment, prognosis, and prevention play an essential role in the genome era. With a quick turnaround time from submission to publication and online feedback from readers, Biomarker Research strives to provide fast dissemination of novel findings and new knowledge.

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