Emerging biomarkers: New directions and clinical applications

Friedrich M. Wurst, Christer Alling, Steina Aradottir, Fritz Pragst, John P. Allen, Wolfgang Weinmann, Phillipe Marmillot, Pradeep Ghosh, Raj Lakshman, Gregory E. Skipper, Tim Neumann, Claudia Spies, Martin Javors, Bankole A. Johnson, Nassima Ait-Daoud, Fatema Akhtar, John D. Roache, Raye Litten

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This article summarizes content proceedings of a symposium held at the 2004 Research Society on Alcoholism Scientific Annual Meeting in Vancouver, Canada. The chairs were Friedrich M. Wurst and Raye Litten. The presentations were (1) Introduction, by Raye Litten; (2) Direct Ethanol Metabolites-On the Threshold From Science to Routine Use, by Friedrich M. Wurst; (3) Sialic Acid Index of Plasma Apolipoprotein J (SIJ) as a Viable Marker for Chronic Alcohol Consumption, by Philippe Marmillot; (4) The Emergence of Ethyl Glucuronide (EtG) Testing as a Tool in Monitoring Healthcare Professionals, by Gregory E. Skipper; (5) Application of Biomarkers for Alcohol Use Disorders in Clinical Practice, by Tim Neumann; (6) Utility of Biomarkers in Assessing the Efficacy of Medications for Treating Alcoholism, by Marty Javors; and (7) Discussion, by Raye Litten.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)465-473
Number of pages9
JournalAlcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2005


  • Apolipoprotein J
  • Biomarkers
  • Carbohydrate- Deficient Transferrin
  • Direct Ethanol Metabolites
  • Gamma-Glutamyl-Transferase

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Toxicology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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