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Research Abstracts Online
January 2010 - March 2011

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University of Minnesota Duluth
Medical School Duluth
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

PI: John M. Streitz, Jr.

Proteomic Analysis of Pancreatic Cyst Fluid

Cystic lesions of the pancreas are increasingly diagnosed with modern imaging.  Distinguishing benign, pre-malignant, and malignant cysts is difficult. A protein biomarker that identified cyst histology would be an important clinical tool. Cyst fluid samples have been collected and analyzed with MALDI-MS. Further analysis of the MS data requires pattern recognition software, which will enable samples to be grouped into diagnostic categories in search of specific biomarkers. This project uses the BSCL.

Group Members

Michael T. Madden, Staff
Wilmar L. Salo, Faculty Collaborator