Lindsay N. Florkey, D.O.; Rocco J. Rotello, Ph.D.
Proteins are large biological molecules located within all cells. They are considered the basic functional components of cells that allow them to operate appropriately. Genes consist of both DNA and RNA, and are the cellular components that code for the proteins. A biomarker is any cellular component that is an indication of a biological state. Therefore, genetic and protein biomarkers are specific genes and proteins, respectively, present in cells that indicate a specific biological state of a cell. Identification of proteins and genetic biomarkers in relative quantities has been found to reflect various disease states and age groups in humans. Comparisons of possible techniques for collecting lacrimal fluids from human subjects which could potentially be utilized in the design of the study.
Brewin, Jayson M.; James, Daniel C.; Klinger, Neil B.; Lawhead, Jenna G.; Luce, Nathaniel J.; Florkey, Lindsay N.; and Rotello, Rocco J., "A Pharmacogenomic and Protein Analysis of Human Lacrimal Fluid in Varying Age Groups" (2012). Pharmacy and Nursing Student Research and Evidence-Based Medicine Poster Session. 8.
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