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Xiao D, Meng FL, He LH, Gu YX, Zhang JZ.
World J Gastroenterol. 2011 Feb 7;17(5):618-24.
AIM: To investigate the relationship between urinary peptide changes and Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection using urinary peptidome profiling. METHODS: The study was performed in volunteers (n=137) who gave informed consent. Urinary peptides were enriched by magnetic beads based weak cation exchange chromatography and spectrums acquired by matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight (MALDI-TOF) mass spectrometry (MS). ClinProTools bioinformatics software was used for statistical analysis and the recognition of peptide patterns. The marker peptides were identified by LTQ Obitrap XL tandem MS. RESULTS: Approximately 50 proteins or peptides which loaded onto the magnetic beads were detected by MALDI-TOF MS. By optimizing the parameters of the model, the Genetic Algorithm model had good recognition capability (97%) and positive predictive value (94%). Based on the model, 2 markers with molecular masses of 6788 and 1912 Da were found that differentiated between H. pylori positive and negative volunteers. The m/z 1912 sequence was parsed as SKQFTSSTSYNRGDSTF. The peptide was identified as isoform 1 of the fibrinogen α chain precursor, whose concentration in urine was markedly higher in H. pylori infected volunteers than in H. pylori non-infected ones. CONCLUSION: The appearance of urinary fibrinogen degradation products is caused by an active H. pylori-induced process.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3040333/pdf/WJG-17-618.pdf
National Institute for Communicable Disease Control and Prevention, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Beijing 102206, China.
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