Table 6

List of prostate-specific proteins which have not been previously studied as serum cancer or benign disease biomarkers


Protein name

Proteome identified in:

CM proteome from prostate cancer cell lines

Seminal plasma proteome[25]

Non-prostate proteome


Neuropeptide Y

√ VCaPa


Prostate stem cell antigen

√ PC3 [28]

√ Normal and cancer pancreatic tissueb; CM proteome from pancreatic cancer cell lines SU.86.86, CAPAN1 [33]


Relaxin 1


Solute carrier family 45, member 3

aCM proteome from prostate cancer cell line (P Saraon et al., unpublished work); bproteome of normal and cancer pancreatic tissue (H Kosanam et al., unpublished work). CM: conditioned media.

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