Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Article number371
JournalFrontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience
Volume11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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