Rheumatic diseases are high prevalence pathologies with different etiology and evolution and low sensitivity in clinical diagnosis. Therefore, it is necessary to develop an early diagnosis method which allows personalized treatment, depending on the specific pathology. The biology/disease initiative, at Human Proteome Project, is an integrative approach to identify relevant proteins in the human proteome associated with pathologies. A previously reported literature data mining analysis, which identified proteins related to osteoarthritis (OA), rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and psoriatic arthritis (PSA) was used to establish a systematic prioritization of potential biomarkers candidates for further evaluation by functional proteomics studies. The aim was to study the protein profile of serum samples from patients with rheumatic diseases such as OA, RA, and PSA. To achieve this goal, customized antibody microarrays (containing 151 antibodies targeting 121 specific proteins) were used to identify biomarkers related to early and specific diagnosis in a screening of 960 serum samples (nondepleted) (OA, n = 480; RA, n = 192; PSA, n = 288). This functional proteomics screening has allowed the determination of a panel (30 serum proteins) as potential biomarkers for these rheumatic diseases, displaying receiver operating characteristics curves with area under the curve values of 80-90%.

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