02 Oct 2019

Acute-Phase proteins differ in mice with and without prostate inflammation

L. Hao et al conducted a quantitative

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02 Oct 2019

L. Hao et al conducted a quantitative proteomic analysis on induced prostate inflammation in mice and published a paper in the American Journal of Physiology-Renal Physiology.

Researchers compared the quantitative proteomic analysis of urine from mice with and without prostate-specific inflammation. Prostate inflammation as it is a key symptom of many different prostate conditions, such as infection and cancer, and therefore by doing so one gains a better understanding of disease mechanisms.

Researchers induced prostate-specific inflammation by conditional prostate epithelial IL-1β expression. Next, they ran urine sample tests and quantified urinary proteins. L. Hao et al found that different levels of acute-phase response proteins (proteins which have plasma concentrations that increase or decrease in response to inflammation) were represented between mice with and without prostate inflammation; these were haptoglobin, inter-α-trypsin inhibitor, and α1-antitrypsin 1-1.

Mass-spectrometry-based quantitative urinary proteomics is an important and powerful method for discovering biomarkers and uncovering molecular urological mechanisms.

Graphical abstract for Hao et al, depicting the quantitative proteomic analysis of mice urine.
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