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Proteomic investigation of urinary markers of carbon-tetrachloride-induced hepatic fibrosis in the Hanover Wistar rat / Rosemary Smyth; Catherine S Lane; Rukhsana Ashiq; John A Turton; Christopher J Clarke; Theo O Dare; Malcolm J York; William Griffiths; Michael R Munday
Cell Biology and Toxicology, Volume: 25, Issue: 5, Pages: 499 - 512
Swansea University Author: William, Griffiths
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Proteomic techniques such as two-dimensional gel electrophoresis (2-DGE) and mass spectrometry have become important tools for the identification of novel biomarkers of toxicity and disease. Ideally, such biomarkers need to be sensitive and organ specific, but, recently, it has become apparent that...
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Proteomic techniques such as two-dimensional gel electrophoresis (2-DGE) and mass spectrometry have become important tools for the identification of novel biomarkers of toxicity and disease. Ideally, such biomarkers need to be sensitive and organ specific, but, recently, it has become apparent that it would be an additional benefit to be able to measure biomarkers in samples obtained using non-invasive methods. The present study is concerned with the identification of novel urinary markers of hepatic fibrosis. In a carbon-tetrachloride-induced liver fibrosis rat model, analysis of urine by 2-DGE revealed an increase in the concentration of a number of proteins in animals with hepatic fibrosis. Using in-gel trypsin digest and nano-scale liquid chromatography combined with electrospray ionisation tandem mass spectrometry, protein spots were identified as copper/zinc superoxide dismutase, d-dopachrome tautomerase, beta-2-microglobulin and neutrophil gelatinase associated lipocalin. These proteins are known to have important roles in the inflammatory response.
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