Urinary proteomics for diagnosis and monitoring of diabetic nephropathy

Currie, G. and Delles, C. (2016) Urinary proteomics for diagnosis and monitoring of diabetic nephropathy. Current Diabetes Reports, 16(11), 104. (doi:10.1007/s11892-016-0798-3) (PMID:27658932)

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The last decade has seen a surge in publications describing novel biomarkers for early detection of diabetic nephropathy (DN), but as yet none have outperformed albuminuria in well-designed prospective studies. This is partially attributable to our incomplete understanding of the many complex interrelated mechanisms underlying DN development, a heterogeneous process unlikely to be captured by a single biomarker. Proteomics offers the advantage of simultaneously analysing the entire protein content of a biological sample, and the technique has gained attention as a potential tool for a more accurate diagnosis of disease at an earlier stage as well as a means by which to unravel the pathogenesis of complex diseases such as DN using an untargeted approach. This review will discuss the potential of proteomics as both a clinical and research tool, evaluating exploratory work in animal models as well as diagnostic potential in human subjects.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Delles, Professor Christian and Currie, Dr Gemma
Authors: Currie, G., and Delles, C.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences
Journal Name:Current Diabetes Reports
ISSN (Online):1539-0829
Published Online:23 September 2016

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
637441IMODE-CKD: Clinical and system-omics for the identification of the Molecular Determinants of established Chronic Kidney DiseaseHolger HusiEuropean Commission (EC)608332RI CARDIOVASCULAR & MEDICAL SCIENCES
593511SysVascChristian DellesEuropean Commission (EC)603288RI CARDIOVASCULAR & MEDICAL SCIENCES
601881HOMAGE: Heart OMics in AGEingChristian DellesEuropean Commission (EC)305507RI CARDIOVASCULAR & MEDICAL SCIENCES
573932PRIORITY: Intervention study for the prevention of diabetic nephropathyChristian DellesEuropean Commission (EC)279277RI CARDIOVASCULAR & MEDICAL SCIENCES