Background: The clinical course of relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) is highly heterogeneous and prognostic biomarkers at time of diagnosis are lacking. Objective: We investigated the predictive value of the plasma proteome at time of diagnosis in RRMS patients. Methods: The plasma proteome was interrogated using a novel aptamer-based proteomics platform, which allows to measure the levels of a predefined set of 1310 proteins. Results: In 67 clinically and radiologically well characterized RRMS patients, we found no association between the plasma proteome at diagnosis and clinical, cognitive or MRI outcomes after 11 years. Conclusions: Proteomics studies on cerebrospinal fluid may be better suited to identify prognostic biomarkers in early RRMS.
Bridel, C., Eijlers, A. J. C., van Wieringen, W. N., Koel-Simmelink, M., Leurs, C. E., Schoonheim, M. M., ... Teunissen, C. E. (2018). No plasmatic proteomic signature at clinical disease onset associated with 11 year clinical, cognitive and MRI outcomes in relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis patients. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 11, . https://doi.org/10.3389/fnmol.2018.00371, https://doi.org/10.3389/fnmol.2018.00371