Journal of Proteomics & Bioinformatics

Journal of Proteomics & Bioinformatics
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ISSN: 0974-276X

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Lixin Dong

Lixin Dong


  • Review Article
    Blood-based DNA Methylation Biomarkers for Early Detection of Colorectal Cancer
    Author(s): Lixin Dong and Hongmei RenLixin Dong and Hongmei Ren

    Colorectal cancer (CRC) is a leading cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide. Early detection of CRC can significantly reduce this mortality rate. Unfortunately, recommended screening modalities, including colonoscopy, are hampered by poor patient acceptance, low sensitivity and high cost. Recent studies have demonstrated that colorectal oncogenesis is a multistep event resulting from the accumulation of a variety of genetic and epigenetic changes in colon epithelial cells, which can be reflected by epigenetic alterations in blood. DNA methylation is the most extensively studied dysregulated epigenetic mechanism in CRC. In this review, we focus on current knowledge on DNA methylation as potential blood-based biomarkers for early detection of CRC... View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/jpb.1000477

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