Research Abstracts Online
January - December 2011
University of Minnesota Duluth
Medical School Duluth
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.
Michael T. Madden, Staff
Wilmar L. Salo, Faculty Collaborator