Body fluid peptide and protein signatures in diabetic kidney diseases

Jankowski, J., Schanstra, J. and Mischak, H. (2015) Body fluid peptide and protein signatures in diabetic kidney diseases. Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation, 30(Sup 4), iv43-iv53. (doi: 10.1093/ndt/gfv091) (PMID:26209737)

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Body fluid protein-based biomarkers carry the hope of improving patient management in diabetes by enabling more accurate and earlier detection of diabetic kidney disease (DKD), but also of defining the most suitable therapeutic targets. We present the data on some of the best studied individual protein markers in body fluids and conclude that their potential in clinical application for assessing DKD is moderate. Proteome-based approaches aiming at the identification of panels of body fluid biomarkers might be a valid alternative. We discuss the past (first) clinical proteomics studies in DKD, stressing their drawbacks but also the lessons that could be learned from them, as well as the more recent studies that have a potential for actual clinical implementation. We also highlight relevant issues and current problems associated with clinical proteomics from discovery towards application, and give suggestions for solutions that may help guiding proteomic studies, thereby removing some of the current hurdles for implementation of potentially beneficial results.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Mischak, Professor Harald
Authors: Jankowski, J., Schanstra, J., and Mischak, H.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Cardiovascular & Metabolic Health
Journal Name:Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation
Publisher:Oxford University Press
ISSN (Online):1460-2385

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