Proteomic analysis of undiluted lung epithelial lining fluid.

BACKGROUND Proteomics is increasingly leading to biomarker discovery in human disease. Epithelial lining fluid (ELF), until now only recovered indirectly, diluted in BAL fluid, is an attractive sample for lung disease proteomics. The direct recovery of undiluted ELF is now possible using a bronchoscopic microsampling (BMS) probe. In this preliminary study… CONTINUE READING