Immunoassay for the discrimination of free prostate-specific antigen (fPSA) forms with internal cleavages at Lys(₁₄₅) or Lys(₁₄₆) from fPSA without internal cleavages at Lys(₁₄₅) or Lys(₁₄₆).
Total levels of circulating prostate-specific antigen (tPSA) are strongly associated with prostate cancer (PCa) risk and outcome but benign prostate disease is the most frequent cause of a moderately elevated PSA level. Free PSA (fPSA) forms are independently associated with PCa risk and contribute modest diagnostic enhancements above and beyond tPSA alone. We developed an immunoassay for fPSA subfractions containing internal cleavages at Lys(145) or Lys(146) (fPSA-N). The assay was based on ...Expand abstract
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