Proteomic Analysis of Traumatic Brain Injury: The Search for Biomarkers
Expert Review of Proteomics
Although there are a number of causes of traumatic brain injury (TBI), the armed conflict in Iraq and Afghanistan has brought this disorder to the attention of the global community. A biomarker that would enable army medics to rapidly diagnose the severity of TBI on the battle-field would be a huge asset. Unfortunately, the study of TBI has not historically attracted the proteomic research community's interest as other disorders have, such as cancer. On the positive side, however, many of the analytical and technological challenges that were overcome in the development of biofluid proteomic methods are now being applied to the study of TBI. In this review, we discuss and highlight select examples of discovery-driven proteomic studies focused on finding effective biomarkers for TBI.
Biomarkers, brain injuries, humans, proteins, proteomics, trauma severity indices
Prieto, DaRue A.; Ye, Xiaoying; and Veenstra, Timothy D., "Proteomic Analysis of Traumatic Brain Injury: The Search for Biomarkers" (2008). Pharmaceutical Sciences Faculty Publications. 336.